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Officials found a gun in a vehicle in the student parking lot at Willow Springs High School on Friday afternoon. The school released a brief statement via their WSR4 Safety Facebook page 12:12 p.m. “There was no threat associated with finding the gun, and the situation was handled without...
The Willow Springs Police Department invites the public to a citizens' forum at the Star Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. All stakeholders in the Willow Springs community are invited to attend to raise their concerns.  The forum is a chance for citizens to ask their questions, raise...
Howell County Collector of Revenue Precincts reporting: 100% Mark B. Collins (Rep.)   5,731 43.73% Janet Crow (Ind.) WINNER 7,340 56.01%   Howell County Circuit Court Clerk Precincts reporting: 100% Cynthia Lee (Rep.) WINNER 9,381 73.09% Shanna Earls (Ind.)   3,436 26.77...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The sound of rifles cracking in the grey dawn announced Youth Deer Season Saturday morning. In Willow Springs, Hayden Outdoors Real Estate hosted a big buck contest, offering prizes for the heaviest field-dressed deer. Biggest Bucks: First Place: River Hollis Second Place: Logan Bryan...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Downtown Willow Springs will have eight fewer parking spaces after the Board of Aldermen voted last week to remove them. In the regular meeting on Oct. 27, Police Chief Wes Ellison approached the aldermen with traffic safety concerns and recommended removing eight parking spaces around the four-...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Commissioners and representatives from three counties met in the Liberty High School library Friday night to hear about a highway restructuring proposal that seeks to make the entrance to the campus safer. The junction of US Highway 60 and Highway T in Shannon County is the central access...
Howell County News/Amanda Mendez
The building at Main and Center Streets owned by the non-profit Main Street Willow Springs was on the city council’s agenda for the fifth time since July last week. Since the July meeting, representatives of the nonprofit have been present every time the Board of Aldermen have convened.  On Oct...
The fourth confirmed case of rabies has been reported to the Howell County Health Department by the Missouri State Public Health Lab in Jefferson City.  The case involved a rabid skunk near Christopher Street in the West Plains city limits. The skunk was killed by a family dog in the area.  The...
Jarrod and Jordan Harris of West Plains, MO, are the parents of a baby girl, Harley Grace Harris. She was born Sept. 19, 2022, at 5:05 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Haylie, 17, Peyton, 8, Carson, 6, Aunaliyah, 3, and Eleona, 11...
The Howell County Commission met on Oct. 27 and 31. On Thursday, the Commission was scheduled to meet with Justin Long from the Sheriff’s Office regarding a grant for bulletproof vests. Howell County Public Administrator John Pruett was scheduled to address the commission about a new employee....

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