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An article appearing in the September 30 edition of Howell County News entitled, “Mtn. View City Council Considers Change of Banks, Sets Fall Clean Up,” incorrectly stated the City Council will create an engineer selection committee to select an engineer for wastewater and sewer upgrades. In...
The City of Willow Springs is celebrating Public Power Week (#PublicPowerWeek), October 4-10, along with the American Public Power Association, the 79 member hometown electric utilities of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance, and more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric...
Ozark Natural Cemetery represents a small group of Howell County residents who are seeking to create a natural, perpetual-use cemetery in the local area.    Member Jim Vokac stopped by the Howell County News office on September 25 to discuss the group’s motivations, plans, and progress...
Willow Springs Police Department welcomed a new officer last week. Officer Corey Clark is the newest law enforcement officer to join the department. According to Chief Bryan Hogan, Officer Clark is a recent graduate of the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy in West Plains, and was highly...
State Senator Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, was named a 2020 Business Champion by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday, Sept. 17. The Business Champion designation recognizes state lawmakers who supported policies during the 2020 legislative session to grow the state’s...
On September 23, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19. As of a press release dated September 25, Governor Parson is still asymptomatic, and the First Lady's symptoms remained mild.   Consistent with Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS...
The West Plains Model Railroad Club's HO scale layout is back this Fall. This year the display will be in the West Plains Opera House's Second Floor Ballroom. The display will be open to the public every Thursday through Sunday between October 1 and November 1. The operating hours will be:...
Days are getting shorter and evenings cooler. Time to enjoy a good book! The Willow Springs Public Library is holding its annual books-by-the-bag sale. We need more shelf space. You need to be transported out of reality for a while. Fill up a bag of books for $5.00! Or, if you only want an item...
Mason Banks, 19, of Winona, was airlifted to Springfield hospital for treatment of serious injuries after a crash on Old Highway 60 two miles west of Birch Tree on September 19. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 9:15 a.m. when Banks’ Ford Taurus crossed the...
On September 24, the City of West Plains and the West Plains Police Department was notified by a local business of a possible scam. The information given was a person posing as an advertiser contacted the business promoting advertisement opportunities for the golf carts at the North Terra Golf...

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