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Howell County News/Nate Hudson
The annual Republican party fundraising dinner held on Saturday drew a large crowd as voters heard from eighteen candidates or their spokesperson. The Howell County Lincoln Day dinner was presided over by John Williams, head of the Howell County Republican Party. This year's dinner was slightly...
A Peace Valley man went to City Hall demanding to see the Willow Springs mayor after he received a citation for disorderly conduct. The man’s video of the confrontation was posted online, and the next day Willow Springs Police Department and Howell County 911 phone lines rang “constantly.”  ...
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A Silver Alert was canceled after the subject was located safe on Wednesday, May 15. Donna Wilbanks was reported missing, last seen on May 13 at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the 700 block of Highway East 160 in West Plains, near Junction Hill School. The Howell County Sheriff's Department would...
A thirteen-year-old Winona boy succumbed to his injuries two days after a May 12 ATV crash near Willow Springs. The child and another juvenile were riding a four-wheeler at 9:30 a.m. on private property off Railroad Dr. one-half mile south of town. Both children were ejected when the vehicle...
Howell County News/Laura Wagner
Citizens in Mountain View witnessed a busy, productive meeting of the board of aldermen last Tuesday. Before diving into the business of the agenda Mayor Charry McCann had these words to say, “I take the oath of this office very seriously. The public mistrust of this administration only inflates...
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A fire in a dumpster in the 100 block of East Main in Willow Springs was quickly extinguished Saturday night thanks to the quick action of Officer Joe Barnhouse of the Willow Springs Police and Fire Departments.  “The quick actions of Barnhouse are commendable and very consistent with his...
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Shawn Clark, 34, was found dead after, “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot,” announced West Plains Police on May 15. Clark had been at large and considered armed and dangerous since the evening of May 13 when law enforcement responded to a Willow Springs home for reports of an armed man firing...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The garage of the William Sass Building in downtown Willow was demolished on Monday, said building owner Tom Smith. The garage is the northernmost end of the building’s first story.   There is no planned disruption to traffic, Smith said, no inconveniences to those living and working downtown...
Three runners up win a print/digital subscription to Howell County News.  The Grand Prize winners Marlana Stephens (adult) and Nia Farmer (juvenile) were announced in the May 8 edition of Howell County News.    Photo entries were evaluated for size and quantity of the mushrooms as well as the...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that net general revenue collections for April 2024 increased 20.3 percent compared to those for April 2023, from $1.15 billion last year to $1.38 billion this year.   Net general revenue collections for 2024 fiscal year-to-date increased 2.7...

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