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At the regular monthly meeting of the Willow Springs City Council, Mayor Brooke Fair and the Board of Aldermen learned that the City has been awarded a FEMA grant for the purpose of placing a storm siren at the South Junction. City Administrator Beverly Hicks told Council that the siren is...
Frequent telephone issues prompted Willow Springs City Administrator Beverly Hicks to update on the struggles employees have had communicating with citizens by phone. Several times in recent months, the phone system has malfunctioned or stopped receiving calls altogether. The current phone system...
The Mountain View City Council met in special session on Wednesday, September 1 to vote on the proposed $0.00 dollar city personal property tax levy. This second vote was a procedural correction whose outcome was the same as the invalid vote that took place in July. The special session and vote...
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The last week of July over twenty area aviation enthusiasts and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1218 members attended the EAA’s AirVenture, Oshkosh 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  It is billed as the world’s largest airshow and lived up to the name.  There were over ten thousand...
Gregory Myrick, 60, of Willow Springs, faces one charge of first degree assault and one charge of armed criminal action following his arrest on September 1. According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer John Thomas of the Willow Springs Police Department, he and Officer Corey Clark...
Dustin Chaney, 38, of Willow Springs has been sentenced to three years’ supervised probation on a five-year prison sentence for drug charges and a string of burglaries at the senior housing in Willow Springs.  Judge Steven Privette accepted a guilty plea of second degree burglary and drug...
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The former KOA campground on the outskirts of Willow Springs has been purchased at last after remaining vacant and up for sale for years. Susan Swift is the name of the new owner, and her plans for the site are to return it to its former glory as a functioning campground for motorhome, van, and...
  Ryan Brawley and Samantha Rutledge of Winona, MO, are the parents of a baby boy, Liam Joseph Brawley, born Aug. 3, 2021, at 6:39 a.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 and 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Troydon, 3, and Hudson, 2. His grandparents are Bill Brawley of...
The West Plains City Council met in regular session Monday, August 24, 2021. Council passed a pair of Ordinances during the meeting. Both were approved unanimously.  Ordinance 4689 authorizes Mayor Mike Topliff to execute a municipal agreement between the City of West Plains and the Missouri...
This month is the annual “Sleepers in September” collection. Too many babies do not have enough clothing or blankets to keep them warm during these cold winter months.  Newborns In Need is doing that for them in the best way they know how: sewing and knitting sleepers or sleep sacks to ensure...

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