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Montana Hardy, 24, of Willow Springs, was airlifted from the scene of an accident on US Highway 60 one mile east of Macomb. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Hardy was the only occupant in the vehicle on April 29 when her Cadillac Escalade failed to negotiate a curve, overcorrected,...
First General Baptist Church is the latest victim in the third theft of catalytic converters in Willow Springs this month. According to information from the Willow Springs Police Department, thieves stole the first converter from a church van on April 24 at about 3:30 a.m. Security footage from...
Sacred Heart Church, St. Joseph Church, and the Knights of Columbus recently collected 1000 pounds of donated food from their 40 Cans for 40 Days campaign throughout Lent. The donations were recently delivered to MUNCH by local Knight of Columbus members Ed Carda, Jim Ewers and Larry Simon....
Alumni Weekend is coming up. Have you made your reservation for the cookout?  Alumni from as far away as Arizona and Alabama have.  If you are planning to attend this year, please provide your information (name, spouse, graduation year, address, phone, email address) by calling 417 469-1400,...
Linda S. Benyo received the award from Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, in a ceremony held at the Lake of The Ozarks on April 10, 2021. Ms. Benyo began working at Troop G Headquarters on March 1, 2011. She is responsible for the maintenance of Troop G Headquarters,...
Governor Mike Parson announced last week that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Assistance (EA) Program is extending one-time primary heating bill payments through May 31, 2021. In addition, eligibility for both the heating and cooling programs are expanding from...
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
Lakeland Pharmacy hosted a Spring Fling Cruise In on Sunday. The event was postponed from Saturday due to rain, but that did not dampen either the public’s or the participants’ interest. Organizers say participants in the car show started lining up at 10:30 a.m., though the event officially began...
The House dove into the contentious debate over the rights of transgender athletes Wednesday in the process of moving forward an amendment to limit their inclusion in sports. The amendment, which Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, added onto education bill HB 1141, would prevent any student...
On April 22, during a ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 429 and HB 430 into law, which both support Missouri adoptive families and children in foster care.  "Every child deserves a family to provide love, support, and a strong foundation," Governor Parson said. "...
Lawmakers largely agreed upon the idea of requiring public schools to allow homeschooled students to participate in extracurriculars during a debate Tuesday. The division occurred with the part of the proposal that would take away a district's core state funding if it failed to do so. The...

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