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Business 63 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located from Porter Wagoner Blvd. to Washington Ave. in West Plains, Missouri.      Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Aug. 1 through Thursday, Sept...
In this seller's economy, the Willow Springs Community Foundation has begun the process of listing certain properties. According to the WSCF Director Dean Aye, one of their properties has sold, one is currently listed for sale, and two to three more properties will be listed by the end of the...
Due to a computer malfunction, the City of Willow Springs utility bills should be out by August 5. Additionally, bills will be due August 19 without penalty. The City of Willow Springs has all of the correct meter readings and City Hall staff will be putting those readings into the computer...
Howell County Presiding Commissioner Mark Collins issued a statement last week reminding residents that the Commission voted last year to opt in on the back-to-school sales tax holiday. This year's sales tax holiday is in effect the first Friday in August through Sunday.  "[We hope to]...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A building on Main Street was on the agenda twice last week: once when the Willow Springs Board of Aldermen met for their regular meeting on Monday and then again on Thursday when the aldermen reconvened for a special meeting. The building in question stands at the southeast corner of Main and...
According to unofficial results released by the Howel County Clerk's office, the contested races in the county are unfolding as follows: Updated at 9:54 p.m. with 100% of precincts reporting Howell County Presiding Commissioner Ralph Riggs--- 2,835 53%     WINNER Bryan Brauer-- 2,442 46% Howell...
Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Vicky Hartzler paid her second visit to Howell County on Saturday. Hartzler is seeking the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary election against 21 other contenders. All 22 on the ballot, plus a dozen Democrats, are jostling for the seat soon to be...
Name: Bryan Brauer Occupation: Detective Sergeant at West Plains Police Dept. Length of time in the county:  52 years, I was born and raised here in Howell County. 1. What kind of experience do you have managing large budgets? For the past several years I have been part of the West Plains...
Name: Ralph L. Riggs Occupation: Professional Land Surveyor How long have you lived in Howell County? My family tree goes back 5 generations in Howell County. I was born here and have lived in Howell County my whole life. We have lived on a small farm east of West Plains for 35 years....
On Thursday, July 21, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit and a motion for preliminary injunction against the City of St. Louis after the signing of Board Bill 61, which authorizes federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide "logistical support" for abortion,...

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