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Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, was recently appointed as a district representative to the Internal Operations Committee of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), Jefferson City. AMEC provides training as well as other services to the...
We love cool weather in the Ozarks – football, hunting, bonfires, pumpkins pies (and lattes), and curling up with a book. If you sit and read for 3 hours you’ll burn s’more’s-worth of calories.   Our Big Fall Book Sale is still going. If you haven’t yet stocked up on some good reads, stop by...
Following the unanimous vote from the Willow Springs City Council on October 15, Joe Wagner has been promoted to the position of Water/Sewer Supervisor for the City of Willow Springs.    His promotion comes in the wake of the retirement of the former supervisor of 19 years, Danny Cooper....
Education funding was the primary topic at hand when SOAR met on October 15 in the Annex of the Star Theatre in Willow Springs. Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, frequently called Medicaid Expansion, in the August primary election. As an amendment to the Missouri Constitution, the legislature...
Alexander Williamson, 33, of Cabool, did not survive a one-car crash that took place on Finley Rd. five miles south of Cabool at 9:50 p.m. on October 14.    According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Williamson’s Toyota Tacoma travelled off the right side of the roadway...
The Public Water Supply District #3 located just outside Willow Springs city limits announced that it will permanently stop offering bulk water sales. In a statement, they explained, “Due to the high cost of replacing the existing equipment, and a question concerning the use of public funds for...
Frank Austin, 76, of Mountain View, suffered moderate injuries after a crash on October 10. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 11:55 a.m. on Highway 60 on Highway HH when a Ford F150 driven by Darlene Nicholson, 58, of Birch Tree, drove into the path of Austin’s...
Kyle Wood, 18, of Willow Springs has been charged with first degree assault, a felony. The charges stem from a May 2020 incident in which Wood is alleged to have attacked another man and broken his nose.    According to Court documents, Officer Paden Turnbull, formerly of the Willow Springs...
TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing. Under the TIF Act, a town can designate a TIF district by committee, or commission. Usually the districts are “blighted” or otherwise undesirable for development. In Willow Springs, the TIF district is limited exclusively to the area which used to be the...
The Tax Incremental Financing or TIF commission held a public hearing for comments immediately prior to their first meeting on October 15. There were no public comments submitted prior to the meeting, and no citizen attendees requested time to speak at the hearing. As such, City Administrator and...

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