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Citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and financial obstacles to opening late in the summer, the Willow Springs City Council voted earlier this year to keep the city pool and water park closed for the 2020 season. Taking advantage of the break in use and the available funds that would...
According to six-month totals provided to the City Council, the Willow Springs Police Department issued 555 citations in the first half of 2020. The most common violations were speeding and stop sign violations. Most of the stop sign violations were issued for motorists failing to stop properly...
In the first six months of 2020, Willow Springs Police officers have: -Investigated 23 motor vehicle accidents, most of which occurred on City streets and did not involve injuries -Made 353 arrests, most of which were city warrants -Answered 1,163 calls for service, most of which were...
The Mountain View Police Department welcomed two new faces recently. Both graduates of Drury University Police Academy in Springfield, Wade Gordon started with the department last month and Dawnesha Scott will start next week.  The department reports they have one remaining vacancy and are...
Main Street Willow Springs, a not-for-profit group dedicated to the preservation and development of downtown Willow Springs, has recently received funding from Missouri Main Street Connect, said board member Mary Jones.  The grant is called “Activation of Storefronts” she said, and it provides...
The Gamma Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met on July 11, 2020.  The chapter awarded three   $500.00 Scholarships,  The recipients were Grace Roberts from Ava, Kayleigh Shelton from Cabool, and Bailey Moore from Houston. Installed as officers for the 2020-2022 biennium were president -Elaine...
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce building will have a collection box in the entryway to collect school supplies. The back to school fair will not be taking place in Mountain View this year, said Chamber of Commerce director, Gretchen Creighton. Needed items include pencils, binders, spiral...
The West Plains Civic Center reopened its doors to the community on Monday, July 27, 2020.  The Center’s lobby is now open and available for anyone who would like to book events, purchase tickets at the Box Office, and attend events held within the Civic Center.  Room rentals and events held in...
The City Council in Willow Springs passed an amended 2020 budget during the regular meeting on July 16. In a letter to the Council dated July 1, 2020, City Administrator Beverly Hicks summarized the amendments to the budget, which she said largely resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Another...
The Board of Directors of the Howell County 911 department is slated to install a new member this week. The Howell County 911 is an independent, sovereign entity funded by its own tax revenues and governed by a board of directors as established by the laws of the State of Missouri.  According...

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