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May 1 McDonalds #1 West Plains, Violations: 1. Limitation regarding the use of wiping cloths not being met as evidenced by sanitizer strength to low in wiping cloth container. 2. Observed cleaning needed under prep table in coffee/drive thru area. All corrected on site. KC’s Sports Bistro,...
Around 250 utility customers in the City of Willow Springs were out of power on Thursday night.    “When the temperatures begin to rise around June or July of every year, any defects from the past winter months will begin to show their weaknesses,” City Administrator Beverly Hicks explained...
The board of aldermen for Mountain View has been a hot topic for several years now. Two months after the April elections, the city now has a new board -- and a clean slate. The News sat down recently with Mayor Charry McCann to discuss how things are progressing for Mountain View.   “Right...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Howell County Sheriff’s Office will soon have a footprint in Willow Springs. An outdoor sign is the only indicator so far of the coming substation, which will be located at 110 Bear Dr., Ste. 2. The sign has been sufficient to pique public interest, however, so Sheriff Brent Campbell took Howell...
A West Plains woman was arrested for a domestic incident on June 6 that left a man with multiple cuts. Jordan Alexandra Owens, 27, of West Plains, is charged with felony domestic assault in the second degree. She was released from jail on June 7 on a $10,000 surety bond and is to have no contact...
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The Howell County Commission discussed last weekend's flood damage and their road additive that should improve county roads. The commissioners also signed a proclamation honoring a citizen who is turning 100 this month. The county is constantly working on maintaining or improving county roads in...
A Mountain View man is in police custody after he was accused of raping a minor in May. Silmer Flores-Galvez, of Mountain View, Missouri, is being held in the Howell County Jail on one charge of felony rape in the second degree and has a surety-only bond of $100,000 with the condition of the...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Federal regulations are about to reach into every water pipe in America, but the City of Willow Springs pledges to draw a line in the sand. The pledge to respect private property ownership.   “We will not go onto their property, and that’s what I’ve told our staff,” City Administrator Beverly...
Howell County News will host and moderate a debate for candidates for Howell County Sheriff. Two Republican candidates are running -- incumbent Sheriff Brent Campbell and challenger Matt Roberts. The debate will be livestreamed on Tuesday, July 16 on the Howell County News Facebook page. An...
Ordinances governing parking in Willow Springs were on the agenda again this month. The board of aldermen will continue to tinker with the details. They took no action on Thursday night.    Changes to Sections 355.010 and 355.030 were presented for discussion. The proposed changes are...

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