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Howell County News/Amanda Mendez
City Administrator Beverly Hicks recognized David Gooch Thursday night for his 35 years of service to the City of Willow Springs.  Gooch retired approximately seven years ago but has continued working for the city on a part-time basis in utility. Pictured: Hicks presented Gooch with a certificate...
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Video surveillance footage allegedly captured Justine Boner, 22, of Willow Springs, stealing an iPhone left behind on the counter of Dollar General. The victim reported the loss of her phone to Willow Springs Police on July 7. Store employees cooperated with the investigation, making video...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Howell County Sheriff’s Deputies found improvised explosive devices during a traffic stop in the early morning hours of July 9. After an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad, a 22-year-old Mountain View man faces two charges of unlawful possession of an illegal weapon, a...
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A BNSF locomotive caught fire near Willow Springs Tuesday evening. Willow Springs, Eleven Point, and Pomona fire departments responded to the scene. According to Willow Springs Fire Chief Vance Farmer, a call of this sort is not out of the ordinary. Area departments receive, “several of these...
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Thousands of customers across the north of the county found themselves without reliable phone or internet access late last week. Beginning on Thursday in Mountain View, a widespread outage to Brightspeed customers knocked out service to residential and commercial customers alike. Brightspeed did...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A new face was installed on the Willow Springs Board of Aldermen Saturday morning. Tyler Morris has been appointed to replace David Collins as Ward II Aldermen. Former Alderman Collins tendered his resignation from both the board and the Planning & Zoning Committee Thursday night.  “Due...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that net general revenue collections for June 2023 declined (17.1) percent compared to those for June 2022, from $1.47 billion last year to $1.22 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for 2023 fiscal year-to-date increased 2.7 percent...
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The Mountain View Garden Club has chosen Garden Bed #37, belonging to Mr. J.L. Farmer, as the Community Garden, Bed of he Month for June. Farmer's garden bed is neat and well groomed and contains dill, squash, zucchini, peppers along with a variety of tomatoes. The Mountain View Garden Club is a...
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Birthday Blessings is getting ready to do an items drive through their Gifting Hope Campaign in July. Fane Young, a Birthday Blessings volunteer, finishes a birthday party bag for a foster teen living in a residential facility. The Missouri nonprofit supports nearly 225 foster kids in Howell,...
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A Peace Valley man faces three felony charges of statutory sodomy for alleged inappropriate contact with a ten-year-old girl. Brenten Macias, 21, admitted to the contact in an interview with the Howell County Sheriff’s Office. He referred to incidents in 2020 when he would have been 17, and the...

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