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At the regular City Council meeting on December 17, the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed the 2021 city budget. With revenues and expenses balanced at $5,908,750 each, the 2021 budget is similar to the 2020 municipal budget. Despite the economic downturn and shortfalls in sales taxes this...
Every year at Christmas time, Eleven Point Fire Department travels throughout Willow Springs bringing wrapped toys to families who otherwise may not have a merry holiday. The event always involves blazing fire trucks and police cars, but like many things in 2020, the giveaway was a little...
Howell County News will not publish an issue on January 6, 2021. Under the new ownership, the newspaper publishes 50 issues a year in order to take a planned break every January and July. As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and will be taking this time to rest and relax as...
Denene Kargel, 45, of Willow Springs, has been found safe after an absence of a little less than a week. Kargel’s sister, Regina Roberts, began to spread awareness online and also filed a missing person report with Howell County Sheriff’s Office on December 14. At that point, Kargel had been...
The City of Willow Springs announced Friday that Dugger Trash Service will be the sanitation provider for the coming year. DTS will deliver trash carts to every residential trash stop at no additional cost to the customer. Residents will find a sticker on their cart that will notify them of their...
Joe Hale, long-term range permittee on the Mark Twain National Forest, is retiring his allotment.  For forty-six years, Hale conducted grazing operations in an exemplary fashion. Authorized through the permit he applied for and received from the Forest Service he grazed an average of 150 cattle...
Tuesday Study Club met at Club 60 for their Christmas Party the 1st of December, hosted by Mary Knott, Kathleen Carel, Claudia Marvin and Pauline Cape. The hostesses added to the wonderful decorations already put up by Angel. Delicious food, prepared with assistance from one of the triplets,...
A Saturday of Holiday Festivity in Mountain View   Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast put on a live nativity scene. Owner Dede Conner said, "Thanks everyone for helping and everyone who came out and especially to give God Praise to making it possible." Howell County News/ Gretchen Creighton...
Enforcement of the West Plains city ordinance that requires face coverings in the city limits remains in the education phase of enforcement, said Officer John Murrell of the West Plains Police Department.  “We haven’t issued any citations to my knowledge,” Officer Murrell said on December 11...
Simmons Bank in Willow Springs is sponsoring a contest among groups on the Willow Springs School campus. More than half a dozen entries are vying for both a prize and bragging rights based on who decorated best for the holidays.  In this unusual school year defined by COVID-19 restrictions,...

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