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The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet on April 10 at the Willow Springs High School gymnasium. This year’s theme is a blue jean ball. Tickets are $25 per person for the fundraising event. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, catered by Sharry...
A vacant commercial building in the 800 block of East Main St. reported evidence of trespassing, property damage, and vandalism to the Willow Springs Police Department on March 29. Assistant Chief Wes Ellison took the report from the property owner. There was evidence that trespassers had been...
Brock Kenaga, 49, and Bridget Kenaga, 43, both of West Plains, were injured in a single car crash that took place on Highway W two miles south of Mountain View on March 28 at 4:15 p.m. Mr. Kenaga was driving with Ms. Kenaga as a passenger when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and...
A resident on Short St. in Willow Springs reported the theft of a catalytic converter from a Nissan X-Terra on March 30. This is the latest in a string of similar thefts in Willow Springs and the surrounding areas over the last several months.  Willow Springs Police Chief Bryan Hogan urges...
A scheduled power outage affected about 200 utility customers in Willow Springs on Saturday, April 3.  According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, the interruption was, “an inevitable event.” Electric department workers shut off power to an entire substation, “...to transfer our overhead...
Caleb Mullins, 20, of Mountain View, suffered moderate injuries in a crash on March 29. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the collision took place on County Road 2850 one mile west of Mountain View at 2:30 a.m. The crash report says Mullins fell asleep, and his car ran off the road...
The City of Mountain View is determined not to pass the financial burden of unexpected energy costs to utility customers, said Mayor Donnie Pruett in an interview on April 1. Citing the large number of citizens who live on a fixed income, Mayor Pruett’s plan is to fund the City’s exorbitant...
Howell County Sheriff’s Office released a report on March 9 confirming that human remains were found on private property on State Route 17 near West Plains.  In a press release on April 5, the agency confirmed the remains are those of Dustin Clark, 35, of West Plains.  At press time,...
Despite the record low temperatures caused by February’s polar vortex, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative customers will not see a rate increase this year, confirmed Myles Smith, Director of Member Services for HOEC.  While local municipalities are struggling to devise solutions to almost $1...

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