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Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Candidates for the Willow Springs R-IV School Board addressed the chamber of commerce last Tuesday. School board seats currently occupied by Mac Gum and Scott Foster are up for election. Both incumbents have filed to run again, and they are challenged by Roger Shanks. Voters will pick two of the...
The Public Safety and Advisory Committee met in Willow Springs last Monday night. The only item for action on the agenda was a discussion on improving public relations for the police and fire departments. Discussion ensued about the best way to engage the community in conversations about the...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The cause of death remains officially undetermined after a woman passed away in the booking area of the Howell County Jail. Angela D. Brown, address undisclosed, died while under arrest on February 24, announced the Howell County Sheriff’s Department on March 4. Missouri State Highway Patrol took...
A disturbance call about goats led to the arrest of a Koshkonong man who remains unidentified. The John Doe was arrested by Howell County Sheriff's Deputies on March 5 and is charged with third degree assault of a special victim, disarming a peace officer, and resisting arrest. He is to remain in...
The Mountain View Police Department received a call on Friday, March 1 reporting a female making threats at Liberty High School. The female subsequently left the high school and went to the administration building.   Officers arrived on scene and located the female, who was parked across the...
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On Friday, Feb. 23, the West Plains Police Department held an awards banquet at the West Plains Civic Center outlining the excellent work performed in 2023 and honoring four individuals that were nominated by members of the department for these special recognitions. The nominations were then...
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West Plains Bank and Trust Company, a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines), along with West Plains Housing Authority were chosen to receive a Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant for $657,000 to help local families find a safe and affordable place to...
Westbound Route 60 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform core drilling operations.     This section of roadway is located between Route RA and County Road 3200 near Mountain View, Missouri.    ...
Texas County Memorial Hospital’s community improvement district (CID) was established to support the completion of the hospital’s 6,000-square-foot surgery expansion project through the quarter-cent sales tax applied to purchases from retail businesses within the district, which was approved in...
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On Tuesday, Feb. 27, West Plains Police Department officers were investigating a burglary in the 2100 block of Hubert Redburn Drive in West Plains. Officers later observed the suspect vehicle in the area of Lynn Drive and attempted contact with the suspect. The suspect, identified as Brandon...

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