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The year is coming to an end and so is the Willow Springs Arts Council’s sponsorship campaign. This is the 10th annual campaign to raise funds to support Art Council events in the area, including Kids Art Camp and the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra. As always, the sponsors have been generous...
On Wednesday, Dec. 13, Thomas Bennett was charged with second degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance.  Bennett, 47, of Peace Valley, was charged murder after allegedly causing the overdose death of an individual by supplying them with drugs. According to the probable cause...
The Howell County Commission met in its regular session on Thursday, Dec. 14. The meeting agenda planned for members to approve accounts payable before the commission. Commission members noted at the beginning of the session that discussion of accounts payable would be delayed until the next...
A Willow Springs man died in a single-vehicle crash on Dec. 12 on Freedom Rd. six miles north of Willow Springs. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Natthanael T. Giese, 34, failed to negotiate a curve while driving a Dodge Ram. He traveled off the left side of the road, overcorrected,...
Comments from citizen Rick Thornton added a tumultuous air to the Board of Aldermen meeting that ended with Alderman Murray Anderson’s resignation. The board met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and the meeting was anything but regular. Thornton addressed before the board after the...
courtesy of Shannon County Sheriff’s Office
An illegal gun sale went wrong in the woods around Winona, and an Iowa man is dead. The body of Shawn Kiger, 29, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa was found in the area of E Highway in Shannon County on Dec. 14. Kiger had been missing since November. On Dec. 6, a witness to Kiger’s murder contacted the...
Howell County News will not publish an issue on January 3. To take a planned break every January and July, we publish 50 issues a year. The news office will be closed from December 27 through January 3.  As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and a newborn. We will be...
courtesy of Willow Springs Fire Department
A Willow Springs home burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon, and the fire is currently under investigation.  “This house literally erupted into flames,” Willow Springs Fire Chief Vance Farmer told Howell County News.  Willow Springs Fire Department was dispatched for the structure fire at 3:...
Two individuals passed away in a fire Thursday night. The Missouri Division of Fire Safety is investigating. “Because of the extent of the damage,” says a release from DFS,” the cause of the fatal fire…is undetermined.” The Peace Valley – White Church Volunteer Fire Department requested that...
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The members of the Mountain View Garden Club met in Mountain View and carpooled to the home of Robi Tanner for their November meeting. Debbi McNew, program leader for this activity, had planned an exciting day of playing with cement, one of the members favorite activities. McNew had collected a...

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