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With the likely impending creation of a Community Improvement District (CID) which will be funded by Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to accommodate Guffey Properties’ plans to build a Family Dollar on East Main St., the Willow Springs City Council appointed six individuals to the commission....
The final project of Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities in Willow Springs, the skate park in American Legion was the site of a ribbon cutting on September 18. Featuring two curved ramps, multiple rails, and a newly poured concrete pad, the park is officially open for use by the skaters of the...
The week of September 14, was declared National Assisted Living Week. Even though Willow Care Nursing Home and Willow West Apartments were on the virus “lockdown,” Jackie Kell, Manager of Willow West Apartments, informed the Willow West residents that they would celebrate the week with various...
At the regular City Council meeting on September 17, the Board of Alderman in Willow Springs unanimously passed an ordinance allowing Mayor Brooke Fair to execute a contract between the City and a new trash provider, Dugger Trash Service, LLC. After years with WCA, City trash services will switch...
On September 18, at approximately 10:09a.m., West Plains Police Department officers responded to the 1400 block of Second Street for a report of a suspicious male looking in vehicles and being on house porches. When officers arrived in the area, the man was found to have unlawfully entered a...
Two Mountain View teens have been charged with theft following their arrests in connection with a string of theft and vehicle break-ins from September 9 through 12 in Mountain View.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Gregory Abney of the Mountain View Police Department,...
The first-ever Back the Blue fundraising event in Willow Springs took place on Saturday, September 19 at Booster Field. Organized by Krista Thomas, wife of Willow Springs Police Department’s Officer John Thomas, the event featured craft and product vendors, a silent auction, and grilled burgers...
On September 11, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calling for the removal from the platform of Cuties, a controversial new film that depicts preteens engaged in sexually explicit dance routines. In the letter, Senator Hawley asked why Netflix chose to...
On September 6, at approximately 8:24 p.m., Texas County Deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Hayes Drive near Houston. Deputies arrived on scene to discover a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound.  The shooter was present as well.  The victim was transported for medical...
Billy Messex, 28, of Willow Springs, has been charged with first degree burglary and felony possession of a controlled substance following an interaction with the Willow Springs Police Department in the early morning hours of September 6.  According to a probable cause statement filed by...

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