A Birch Tree man has been charged with two felonies related to the sexual abuse of a child. Cody Austin Green, 23, stands accused of the molestation of a seven-year-old girl. According to a probable cause statement filed by Detective Joe Neuschwander of the West Plains Police Department, a Child...
A primary election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 4. In Howell County, the races for Sheriff, Northern County Commissioner, and State Representative all feature multiple Republican candidates who will face no opponent in November. That means this Tuesday is the day to GET OUT AND...
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...
Sergeant Shannon Crouch, Motorcycle Unit Supervisor, Troop D, Missouri State Highway Patrol led the escort of nearly 200 bikers who accompanied the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall from Thayer through Willow Springs on its way to Springfield. Police and fire department vehicles lit up the...
The annual pie social at the Hutton Valley Schoolhouse took place on the afternoon of July 4. This year, the function served the double function of upholding a traditional social event and raising funds for Neighborhood Christian Schools, the school that will be housed there this fall. Organizers...
After months of doors closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Willow Springs Public Library opened its doors to patrons on June 23. Visitors to the library will notice the significant improvements and projects that kept the library staff busy during the shutdown. Workers from the City of...
Bulk water service has been suspended until further notice at Howell County Public Water Supply District No. 3. According to director John Sullivan, a broken safety coupling on the hydrant will require a complete replacement of the entire apparatus. The repair is not urgent, Sullivan said. Bulk...
A block party organized by Main Street Willow Springs was the first event in a string of festivities for the Fourth of July weekend. Held in downtown Willow Springs, the event featured a free BBQ meal, live music, and games and sprinklers for children. Participants roamed the streets while the...

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From left to right, back row: Darren Collins, Mr. John Daniels, and Tiffany Webb. From left to right bottom row: Heidi Collins, Amber Collins, Shelly Renegar. (photo credit: Brooke Phelan)
On Friday, June 19, graduating senior Amber Collins signed her letter of intent at Liberty High School. The dedicated soccer player was accompanied by her parents, Darren and Heidi Collins, friends,...
 
 

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