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The street department for the City of Willow Springs has been painting parking lines and curbs since Main Street was repaved. City workers have been using industrial spray paint to accomplish the job this year. According to newly appointed Street Department Supervisor Shane Collins, this material...
Motorists on Main Street in Willow Springs will not have failed to notice the demolition of a derelict house in the 500 block of West Main Street, immediately to the South of Bamboo House. According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, the house and property are owned by Burlington Northern Santa...
The City of Willow Springs submitted the sum of $3,960.51 to the Howell County Commission for reimbursement under the CARES Act. Last week, the Commission approved the sum in full.  According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, the City will use approximately two thirds of these funds to...
Thomas Sullivan, 56, of West Plains, has been charged with two misdemeanors: fourth degree assault and one count of taking or attempting to take turkeys in a public roadway.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Matthew Franks, a hunter who...
Anthony David Barton, 25, of Willow Springs, has been charged with one count of rape in the first degree, four counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of first degree burglary, and one count of resisting arrest for a felony following events that occurred from August 1 through 3 in Willow...
The West Plains City Council will host a public hearing on Monday, August 17, regarding a city-wide mask mandate. The public hearing will be held in two sessions at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street, with the first session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the second session from 5 p.m....
The 2020 Bear City Festival, tentatively slated for October 3, has been cancelled. The festival is helmed each year by the Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce.  Board members for the Chamber came to the unanimous but “difficult” decision to cancel the festival this fall, said Chamber of Commerce...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com   Orval Austin Tranbarger, oldest son of Major McKinley Tranbarger and Minerva (Cowan) Tranbarger, was born April 2, 1921 at Mountain View, Missouri. Tranbarger joined the U.S. Navy the day after he turned 18, reads his obituary. After...
Eslinger Takes Nomination by 142 Votes After a three-way primary for the State Senate seat for District 33 that pitted Robert Ross, Van Kelly, and Karla Eslinger against each other in the primary election on August 4, Karla Eslinger emerged the winner by a margin of 142 votes, as counted by the...
The Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club ends each season with a Spring Party at Club 60 in Mountain Grove.  For a theme, the hostesses choose a country to learn about the people, culture, other facts about the chosen country, and to try a new cuisine.  This year, hostesses Jean Biehl, Pauline Cap,...

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