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One of the projects that the MV Garden Club enjoys doing annually is welcoming the new teachers to the Mountain View-Birch Tree School District. Members grow and present these houseplants to each of the teachers for their new desks. Joining the teaching staff this year, from left to right are:...
The Mountain View City Council met August 24 in a special meeting. The council considered a resolution to replace former city administrator Mike Wake as director of the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission and adjustments to the city budget.  The council briefly discussed...
Family, friends, and sympathizers gathered at Palenske Field on September 9 for a public memorial service after the sudden loss of Levi Grogan.  Grogan was 17 years old when his life came to a sudden end at his home outside Willow Springs. He was a member of the WSHS Class of 2021.  At the...
The Mountain View VFW Post 3009 hosted a flag disposal ceremony on September 12 at their hall located on Y Highway in Mountain View.  Post Commander James Gould acted as the master of ceremonies, explaining to those present the purpose of a formal flag disposal.  “A flag represents all that...
Deputies from the Howell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound who had driven himself to a truck stop at the intersection of US Highway 63 and State Route 14 on September 7 at 8:53 p.m. When they arrived, deputies contacted the victim who was alert despite...
A semi-truck turning into the parking lot at Greg’s Auto Body caught an overhead electrical wire but continued to drive. The force pulled on the wire and ultimately snapped the pole. The incident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 10.  Officer Charles Brown of the Mountain View Police...
Marty Kester, 34, of Willow Springs, was arrested and charged in Eminence last week after he was caught messaging a decoy he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. In reality, Kester was corresponding with a member of Truckers Against Predators and later with a Sheriff’s Deputy.  According to a...
According to a recent release from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), 2020 has seen an increase in traffic related fatalities compared to this time in 2019 in the Southeast District. The Southeast District is comprised of 25 counties in South Central and Southeast Missouri...
It weighs in at one-third of an ounce, approximately the same as the combined weight of a nickel and a quarter, but the arrival of the Brown-headed Nuthatch in Missouri is nevertheless a weighty event. A collaborative forest restoration project culminated last week with the release of 25 Brown-...
Stewart Pringle, 47, of Willow Springs, did not survive a single car crash that took place five miles south of Cabool on Highway 181 on August 31. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Pringle’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree...

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