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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for the Southeast District during its regular meeting on Feb. 14. Contracts included pavement improvements, bridge replacements, and pavement marking improvements.   Contracts included the following:   An $8,135,000...
Howell County News/ Laura Wagoner
Another packed house and another tumultuous meeting for the Mountain View Board of Aldermen took place on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Community members lined the walls and filled all available seats to watch city representatives bicker and violate the Sunshine Law.   The meeting began with a twenty-...
photo courtesy of MSU-WP
To truly learn how to raise crops or care for livestock, individuals need to get their hands dirty and do the work involved. Thanks to one local resident, students at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will have the opportunity to do just that.   Linda Wulff-Risner, professor of...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Former Willow Springs Fire Chief Vance Farmer was visibly moved as the City of Willow Springs presented him with a ceremonial golden axe Thursday night. Farmer stepped away from the Chief position on December 31, 2023. He helmed the department since 2021 and has been in positions of leadership...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The massive nineteenth century building standing at the corner of Main and Center St. has been called many things by this publication, but as of Thursday – it is no longer factually accurate to call it “dangerous.”   The Willow Springs Board of Aldermen voted unanimously during their regular...
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Did you attend Willow Springs High School? On Saturday, May 25, it is your day to celebrate attending Willow Springs Schools.   An open-air cookout is planned at the EAA Hangar, located at 810 Bryan Street. Doors will open by 3:00 p.m. Food is planned to be served at 5:30 p.m. The menu will...
A group of football parents made their case, and nearly twenty people showed up in support of recently removed head football coach Travis Payne at the school board of education meeting last Monday. The school board backed the administration’s decision, and Bear Nation will have a different head...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The Willow Springs Police Department really wants you to know their recently acquired Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle was free. Braced for the impact of harsh public opinion, Chief Wes Ellison, Assistant Chief Alan Lewis, and City Administrator Beverly Hicks invited Howell County...
courtesy of Bikers Against Predators
Alex Lindma, 27, of Mountain View, was arrested Saturday afternoon after a Facebook Live video showed him confessing attempting to meet with what he believed to be an eleven-year-old girl. There is no ambiguity in the video – Lindma admits to believing his “girlfriend” was eleven, to intending to...

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