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Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Congressman Jason Smith was in West Plains on Saturday afternoon to announce a $2.5 million grant in Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will support the construction of a railroad overpass on U.S. Highway 160 and...
Governor Mike Parson made a special supplemental budget request to the Missouri legislature on April 9 that could have a measurable local impact. The budget request was for $50 million intended to create an emergency 0% loan fund to relieve the burden that energy providers are still scrambling to...
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
The city pool in Willow Springs is scheduled to reopen Memorial Day weekend. City Administrator Beverly Hicks updated the City Council on the status of the pool’s repairs at the regular April meeting.  The water park and pool were closed for the 2020 season due in large part to concerns...
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
The future Family Dollar in Willow Springs has cleared what is hoped to be its final administrative hurdle. At the City Council meeting on April 15, the Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve the ordinance that establishes a Community Improvement District (CID) that is strictly limited to...
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Several weeks of investigation by the Willow Springs Police Department culminated in the execution of a search warrant at a house in the 400 block of West Fourth St. in Willow Springs last Friday.  “The house has been on our radar. We have been investigating, watching, and gathering information...
Following the filing of formal charges, details have been released that paint a clearer picture of the violent morning that left one victim dead and three in critical condition.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Chief Deputy Rich Matteson of the Oregon County Sheriff’s...
Youth of the Year
The annual awards banquet hosted by the Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce looked a bit different this year. Not only was the event held on April 10, instead of in January, but the Chamber board, helmed for the first time by Kim Fredrick of West Plains Bank, opted for a more casual approach to...
On March 16, 2021 ‘Tuesday Study Club’ met at Kathleen Carel’s new home, a lovely large apartment. After the business of the club was taken care of, Kathleen gave the program. In Tirau, New Zealand (the tiny town where corrugated iron becomes building-sized art), a classic construction material...
Ozarks Healthcare is now offering to come to local businesses to host mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics for employees. Missouri businesses located in Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Texas, Wright, and Shannon counties with at least 40 employees and/or their family members who would like to receive a...
The first-ever Spring Book Sale is going on now at the Willow Springs Public Library. Our friends know that we have a big book sale every October; with deals so amazing you can make off like a book bandit. We liked it so much we decided to do it again this April. You can pick up some good books...

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