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Kyla Croney, 35, of Viola, Ark., has pled guilty to two counts of second degree murder and has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison, according to Court records.    The charges stem from the May murder of Frankie L. Ziegler, 28, Mountain View, and Richard L. Kuntz, 30, West Plains....
Officer Paden Turnbull returned to the Willow Springs Police Department after a two month absence. He resumed work on October 21.    In the interim, he worked for the West Plains Police Department, but “[It] wasn’t a fit for me,” he explained.    Police Chief Bryan Hogan said the...
Howell County Polling Location General Election - November 3, 2020   */ Precinct Polling Location Benton 1 Moody Community Building Benton 2 South Fork School Building Chapel Forest Dell Community Building Dry Creek Pomona Fire Station Goldsberry Mountain View...
In response to Shannon County’s rising Covid-19 cases, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has provided a shipment of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and other supplies to Shannon County emergency response agencies, announced a release from Shannon County Emergency Services. These...
On Tuesday, October 13, at approximately 8:00 AM, West Plains Police Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Jonesboro, Arkansas.   The vehicle was stopped and contact was made with the suspect, twenty-nine-year-old Giovanni Lane, of Popular Bluffs...
October 15 Addison Guy and Sara Amick of Thayer, MO, are the parents of a baby girl, Sophee Christene Guy, born October 6 at 2:32 p.m. at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). She weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Kevin Lane of Gamaliel, AR; Jackie Risner of TX; Bill...
Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, was recently appointed as a district representative to the Internal Operations Committee of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), Jefferson City. AMEC provides training as well as other services to the...
We love cool weather in the Ozarks – football, hunting, bonfires, pumpkins pies (and lattes), and curling up with a book. If you sit and read for 3 hours you’ll burn s’more’s-worth of calories.   Our Big Fall Book Sale is still going. If you haven’t yet stocked up on some good reads, stop by...
Following the unanimous vote from the Willow Springs City Council on October 15, Joe Wagner has been promoted to the position of Water/Sewer Supervisor for the City of Willow Springs.    His promotion comes in the wake of the retirement of the former supervisor of 19 years, Danny Cooper....
Education funding was the primary topic at hand when SOAR met on October 15 in the Annex of the Star Theatre in Willow Springs. Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, frequently called Medicaid Expansion, in the August primary election. As an amendment to the Missouri Constitution, the legislature...

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