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Assistant Chief Wes Ellison of the Willow Springs Police Department has returned to duty after suffering a heart attack on June 16. He was out of service a little less than a month; he returned to duty on July 13 with no restrictions from his doctor.  Asst. Chief Ellison reports he is doing...
The Mountain View Birch Tree School Board met on July 16 to discuss details of the 2020-2021 school year. School board president Keith Tharp called the meeting to order, and Shelly Mantel provided committee reports on the Missouri School Board Association recommendations for returning to school...
     The Mountain View City Council met in regular session Monday, July 13. During the meeting, the council discussed holding two meetings a month to cover the large number of issues they need to address. Until the city ordinance for the meetings is reviewed, the council will hold special...
There is a new face on the Willow Springs Police Department. Officer John Thomas began work on July 6. Officer Thomas is newly graduated from the academy, but has been serving with WSPD as a cadet for months.
At the City Council meeting on July 16, Mayor Brooke Fair and the Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to switch solid waste collection service providers from WCA to Dugger Trash Service (DTS). Willow Springs has used WCA for trash collection services since 2010, and following a recent...
Chase Garrison, a graduate of Willow Springs High School, received a unique full-scholarship opportunity for flight training on July 4 thanks to EAA Chapter 1218 and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program administered by the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Chase is the son...
On July 10, at approximately 4:49 p.m., Texas County Deputies were dispatched to a business on Highway 60 between Dunn and Mountain Grove for a report of an intoxicated driver attempting to drive into the building. According to a press release from the Texas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies...
Mark Adam Howell, 40, of Willow Springs, has been charged with first degree assault, serious physical injury or special victim, and with unlawful use of a weapon after a July 6 incident at Chapala Mexican Restaurant on West Main Street in Willow Springs.  On July 6, Sergeant Michael Huffman...
Brandy R. DeWolfe, of Houston, has been sentenced to serve twelve years with the Missouri Department of Corrections as the result of two cases filed this year. DeWolfe was charged in February with assault, armed criminal action, and burglary after he attacked a man and woman with a wine glass in...
WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Ozarks Medical Center will offer free athletic physicals for area student-athletes from 12-7 pm Thursday, July 23 at the OMC Parkway Center.   Local physicians, family nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses will conduct physicals for student-athletes entering 7th...

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