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The city of Willow Springs has an ordinance that requires all dogs and cats residing in the city to be registered annually with the police department. Due to the increased number of complaints of animals running at large, the City is asking its residents to comply with this ordinance....
The Mountain View City Council held a town hall meeting to discuss improvements needed to the city’s water and sewer system on June 19. Voters recently approved a $6 million bond issue to pay for the improvements. The discussion featured engineer Bob Summers of Horner and Shifrin Engineering in...
Missourians have a choice to make on August 4. Should they vote “yes” or “no” on Amendment 2 to approve or reject Medicaid expansion in Missouri? Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organization dedicated to solving our state’s and country’s biggest problems, suggested “no,” on the evening of...
On Sunday, July 5 First General Baptist Church held a smoke-off and community gathering in Willow Springs. With over 400 expected attendees, Pastor Scott Williamson commented, “This is just all about bringing people back together, so that they know that we love them and that Christ loves them,” he...
On July 2, a male suspect was arrested for involvement in multiple automobile thefts in the surrounding area. Robert A. Abbott has been placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges from the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on multiple counts of automobile theft and multiple counts of...
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...

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