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Cheryl Hadaway-Sanderson, 77, of Birch Tree, succumbed to her injuries after a single-car crash on February 2. Hadaway-Sanderson was alone in the vehicle when her Chrysler Town and Country ran off the left side of the road, veered back into traffic, and hit a tree on the right side of the roadway...
The four-way race for the West Ward Alderman seat in Mountain View is down to three contenders. Randy Reese revealed to Howell County News on February 3 that he is stepping out of the race. Reese plans to support challenger Rick Thornton in the upcoming election.   The remaining candidates...
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Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in a foot pursuit of Jacob Counts, 36, Mountain View, that led to his arrest. On January 26, Deputy Travis Weaver of Howell County Sheriff’s Office began a pursuit of Counts north of Willow Springs when he observed him leaving a residence on US...
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Cory Chafin, son of Philip and Gayla Chafin, has become the first native son of Willow Springs to be commissioned to the United States Space Force, the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces which was established in December 2019.   Chafin, a recent graduate of Missouri S&T, was...
The City of West Plains has extended the face covering mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021. This matches the State of Missouri’s Emergency Order, which is set to expire March 31, 2021 and the City of West Plains Civil Emergency Order, which is also set to expire March 31,...
Mark Adam Howell, 40, of Willow Springs, has been sentenced to serve five years with the Missouri Department of Corrections after an Alford plea for the July 6 incident at Chapala Mexican Restaurant on West Main Street in Willow Springs.    On July 6, Sergeant Michael Huffman responded to a...
Candidate filing for the upcoming municipal election in Mountain View closed on January 29. There are two seats up for election this spring: West Ward and East Ward Aldermen.   In the West Ward, the seat is contested by four candidates. The incumbent, John Krasuski, has filed to run again....
Gov. Mike Parson proposed a well-funded 2022 state budget thanks to federal cash buoying pandemic-related revenue losses. Many of Parson's budget priorities are consistent with his administration's longstanding goals, from workforce development to infrastructure. State Budget Director Dan...
An assistant principal at Nixa Junior High School in Nixa, Missouri, was charged in federal court on January 30 with the sexual exploitation of a child for the purpose of producing child pornography.   Colby Fronterhouse, 41, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District...
Volunteers will be at the Willow Springs Senior Center on February 5 and 19 to help seniors fill out their 2020 tax returns, including for rent rebates or property tax credits.   To avoid fraud and theft, Willow Springs Senior Center encourages seniors to file a federal return, even those who...

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