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Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The Knights of Columbus will host their final Lenten fish fry at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Willow Springs on March 22. The meal is your choice of fish or shrimp dinner with french fries, cole slaw, beans, hushpuppies, dessert, and a drink for $12.00. Dine in or carry out will be served from 4...
A formerly uncontested race in the city of Mountain View now has two contenders. Write-in candidate Brigg Pierson has announced his candidacy for East Ward Alderman. He opposes the candidate who will appear on the ballot – Judi Colter.   The seat in question, a two-year term, is currently...
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A West Plains woman has received multiple felony charges involving trafficking methamphetamine following a narcotics search by West Plains Police. Jennifer L. Webb, 28 of West Plains, is charged with felonies second-degree trafficking drugs, possession of controlled substance, and three counts of...
Howell County News/Nate Hudson
The Howell County Commission visited the new Allen Street-County Road 2570 Bridge last week. The Commission also approved a grant for the 37th Judicial Circuit-Family Court and reviewed grant policy.   Work to replace the County Road 2570 bridge began in October 2023. The initial plan was to...
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The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of Anheuser-Busch since 1933, is scheduled to make several appearances in the area during April 3 thru April 6 celebrating their 90th anniversary and Eclipse West Plains.     The eight-horse hitch is famous for its appearances across the...
Project Aware W.S. is a 501(c)3 faith-based ministry delegating the hand of God to individuals in the Willow Springs School District facing unforeseen problems, circumstances, or tragedies beyond their control.   A family in the community is faced with the tragic loss of a child. Project...
Howell County News/Laura Wagner
The Mountain View Board of Alderman met on Tuesday, March 12 and the meeting ended as quickly as it began after Mayor John Krasuski asked sitting Alderwoman Brenda Colter to step down.   Mayor Krasuski interrupted the normal flow of the meeting, “Due to certain circumstances, I have to...
A Koshkonong man formerly charged as a John Doe has been identified. James Barnes, 60, has been positively identified as the party charged with third-degree assault of a special victim, disarming a police officer, and resisting arrest. As of press time, Barnes remains in the Howell County Jail on...
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After Representative David Evans’ announcement of his retirement last week, the field is open for candidates to fill the seat representing the 154th district. A Willow Springs woman is the first, and so far only, party to announce a run. Lisa Durnell filed as a Republican candidate on March 14...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The Willow Springs location of Family Dollar/Dollar Tree is on the chopping block. Last week, national news sources broke the announcement that hundreds of Family Dollar locations coast to coast will close in response to weak sales performances in 2023. The Willow Springs location is among the...

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