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A Mountain View home and business were both burglarized on the night of June 23. Brian Gimpel, 33, no permanent address, is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of stealing more than $750.  Assistant Police Chief Stetson Schwien responded to Renee Trucking/Draztic Changes on East...
Fun in the Sun ’22 kicked off Saturday morning at the Mountain View Family Youth Center (MVFYC), attracting visitors from all over. Caleb Smith and family traveled from Houston after seeing the event’s advertisement. “It is definitely a very nice activity for the kids,” Smith commented.  “The...
A Kansas man drowned in the Current River on Aug. 2. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dee A. Hodges, 48, went missing while floating on the Current River overnight. His body was located downriver the following morning, near Cave Spring. He was pronounced dead at the scene by...
The City of West Plains would like to thank the voters who voted in the August 2 Primaries. On the ballot was the city’s proposed continuation of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax. City voters approved the measure with nearly 64 percent of the votes. In total, 1,019 people voted in favor of the...
The City of West Plains has opened the application period for the Community Development Grant Program. This grant program utilizes funds from the City of West Plains Hotel/Motel Tax. to promote tourism and economic development in West Plains. Any event/organization/project whose objective is to...
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Thirty-four area Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1218 members and aviation enthusiasts recently visited AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, WI. The weeklong event was attended by more than 650,000 enthusiasts from 92 different countries. All enthusiasts 18 and under received free...
Area residents can watch Spider-Man's latest adventure under the stars when Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) hosts a free movie night at 8:00 p.m. Aug. 22 at the amphitheater as part of its annual Welcome Week activities. In this latest installment of Marvel Studio's tales...
Only 22% of the county’s registered voters showed up at the polls for last Tuesday’s Primary Election. A total of 6,115 ballots were cast, reports the Howell County Clerk’s office.  Federal Races Howell County voted for the winning candidate in the Republican primary for the United States...
Howell County News is hosting a debate between the candidates for Howell County Collector. Candidates Mark Collins and Janet Crow have graciously agreed to participate in a moderated debate taking place on Oct. 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Dogwood Rooms 1 and 2 at the West Plains Civic Center.  The...
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"Hey, Willow Springs! This is Eagle country. Come get your bear," Mountain View Police Chief Jamie Perkins quipped in an online post. Last week, Chief Perkins took to Facebook to give the community an update on the increased bear activity within city limits.  "In the past couple months, people...

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