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Howell County and the surrounding area experienced between 6 and 9 inches of rain over the weekend, and the torrential downpours caused flooding and over roads and bridges. One Willow Springs man did not survive a crash caused by high water on Highway Y three miles north of Mountain View. ...
The Mountain View City Council met in regular session on December 13. Discussion of the Consent Agenda resulted in corrections to the minutes from the November meeting. Alderman John Krasuski suggested using a recorder during City Council sessions as a tool for the city clerk to ensure accuracy...
Submitted photo/Lois Frazier
The Ozark Spring National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (OSCNSDAR) honored two local veterans as Patriots of the Month for December 2021. Patriot of the Month recipient, John S. Edgeller was inducted into the US Army on September 23, 1944, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was...
courtesy of the City of Willow Springs
The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a $6.35 million budget for the City of Willow Springs Thursday night. City Administrator Beverly Hicks presented the balanced budget at the regular City Council meeting on December 16. In a letter summarizing the budget, Hicks stated that it “provides a...
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
For the first time in 36 years, there is a new priest in Willow Springs. Following Fr. Sherman Wall’s retirement as pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in November, Fr. Joseph Stoverink was assigned as the pastor and administrator of the church.  Unlike Fr. Wall, Fr. Joseph is resident in...
Jeff Conger was present at the regular Willow Springs City Council meeting last Thursday night on behalf of Main Street Willow Springs. He provided an update on the building located at 104 E. Main Street, which is owned by the nonprofit Main Street Willow Springs.  The building has been a...
courtesy of Eleven Point Fire Department
A fire in an outbuilding at a property on County Road 5790 spread to a nearby trailer house on County Road 5790. The Willow Springs Fire Department mobilized at approximately 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Eleven Point, Pomona, Pumpkin Center, Howell Rural, and Mountain View fire departments also...
Andy Roberts filed as a candidate for the Ward I alderman seat on the Willow Springs City Council on December 17. The Ward I seat is currently held by Susan Rackley, who will not be seeking reelection.  Roberts enters the race in opposition to Kim Rich, who filed on opening day, December 7. ...
It has been my privilege to have served as your Shelter Insurance Agent for the last 27 years, and for the previous 26 years that my father Leon Walker and I worked together. I want to thank you for allowing me to serve you and to help provide for your insurance needs. It is with sincere...
The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated and state agencies continue to assist Missouri communities affected by a series of strong tornadoes and severe storms that swept through the state Friday night, December 10. The storms killed at least two people and destroyed or did major...

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