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Dakota Farrell, 26, of Willow Springs has been sentenced to serve five years with the Missouri Department of Corrections after a January crime spree that affected four Willow Springs businesses. On January 14, Farrell was charged with seven felony counts of property damage, four burglaries, and...
On July 2 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Officer Travis Weaver responded to multiple motion alarms at Lakeland Pharmacy on East Main St., in Willow Springs. Once on scene, Officer Weaver noticed the drive through service window had been smashed leaving a hole “big enough for a person to crawl...
This article originally appeared in the January 29 print edition of Howell County News.    The Willow Springs City Council heard the results of an engineer’s evaluation of 104 E. Main St., the building with the Keen Cutter mural at the corner of N. Center and Main Streets, during the January...
Health Department Director, Chris Gilliam released a statement addressing the reporting of COVID-19 by the Howell County Health Department. Gilliam acknowledged that he is aware of frustrations in the community on both sides of the COVID-19 argument. “Some have expressed that we are guilty of...
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater West Plains co-hosted the Fourth Annual Dice Run of the Mills on Saturday, June 20. A total of 98 motorcycles and 22 vehicles participated in the fundraiser that was planned with social distance precautions and cleaning protocols...
The Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club ends each season with a Spring Party at Club 60 in Mountain Grove. For a theme, the hostesses choose a country to learn about the people, culture, other facts about the chosen country, and to try a new cuisine. This year, hostesses Jean Biehl, Pauline Cape,...
Willow Springs resident Kathryn Wagner purchased a $20 Scratchers ticket at Walmart, 1433 S. Sam Houston Boulevard, in Houston. Her $20 purchase turned into a $5 million win on the Missouri Lottery’s “$5 Million Big Money” Scratchers game. Wagner’s $5 million win made her the 145th million-...
The City of West Plains has extended a state of civil emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic through December 31, 2020. The Order was issued by Mayor Jack Pahlmann Saturday, June 20, with the intent of slowing the spread of the virus within the City of West Plains. Businesses and services in...
     The June 21 West Plains City Council meeting’s regular session began with concerns heard from two residents. Both residents’ concerns stem from the city’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.       Owner of The Battery Station, Kevin Falkner, approached the podium with two items in hand. As...
     The Mountain View City Council passed an operating budget for the current fiscal year at a meeting on June 22. Though the Board of Aldermen were able to pass a budget, there was an emphasis on reducing planned spending in order to maintain a reasonable general fund.       At the June 14...

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