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The Heart of the Ozarks Fair will be held Tuesday, June 3 through Saturday, June 8 at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds on North Highway 63 in West Plains, MO. The fair features entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, and livestock, agriculture, and fine arts shows.    There is no...
Howell County News/Nate Hudson
The rain let up just in time to let athletes run with troopers for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri on May 22. The first section of the run was in Willow Springs, and the second was in West Plains.    The run began at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G...
The Howell County Commission agreed last week to try out a new product that could help county road strength and knock down some of the dust. The county also approved two grant applications and heard about a project to redo the HVAC system in the Howell County Sheriff's Office.    The...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Details are not yet determined, but changes are coming to a section of Highway 137/76 in Willow Springs, known locally as the viaduct. Howell County News met with Willow Springs City Administrator Beverly Hicks Friday to separate rumor from fact. At this point, details are undecided and the final...
courtesy of Andrew Roucant
The telltale roar of a freight train rolled through the air Sunday night, earwitnesses report. Tornado activity wreaked havoc in Mountain View.    As of press time, the National Weather Service has not published a report on the weather event, but the unmistakable funnel shape captured by...
A community forum on public safety previously scheduled for May 30 has been postponed. In light of the numerous threats of violence received recently by police and emergency phone lines, Howell County News and the Willow Springs Police Department have jointly decided to postpone this event...
Howell County News will host and moderate a debate for candidates for Howell County Sheriff. Two Republican candidates are running -- incumbent Sheriff Brent Campbell and challenger Matt Roberts. The debate will be livestreamed on Tuesday, July 16 on the Howell County News Facebook page. An...
The Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District upheld the conviction of a Dora man who was sentenced to 60 years in prison for sodomy. On May 20, the court upheld the convictions of Jonathan G. Newton, age 40, of Dora, on three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy involving a victim under...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Jennifer Owens joined the Willow Springs Board of Aldermen Thursday night at an appointment from Mayor Brooke Fair. Owens replaced Tyler Morris as Ward II alderman. As previously reported by Howell County News, Morris moved out of Ward II in the period of time between candidate filing and the...
A newly reorganized Willow Springs Rural Fire Board wishes to remind the public that an annual membership fee could save homeowners hundreds of dollars.   “If you live in the Willow Springs school district, but live outside of the city limits, not one penny of your tax dollars supports rural...

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