Throughout the morel mushroom season, readers have been submitting photos of their morel mushroom hauls for the first annual Howell County News morel mushroom photo contest. The time has come to announce the winners.   
The Eagles Nest lit up on Friday, April 10th at 20:20 military time in honor of the 2020 seniors. (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
Governor Mike Parson announced on April 9 that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year. 
Candidate Adam Webb addresses the Chamber. He focused on trade schools and vocational education. In response to a question about STEM education, he said, “I’m all for it. I was always a parent not to walk up and solve a problem for him. Give him time to figure a way out.” (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
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Jason Guidry participating in Carry the Cross by Shepherds Table church. (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
Firefighters attempt to quench the fire that consumed this trailer house in Peace Valley (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
The Eagles Nest lit up on Friday, April 10th at 20:20 military time in honor of the 2020 seniors. (photo credit: Braden Marriott)
Candidate Adam Webb addresses the Chamber. He focused on trade schools and vocational education. In response to a question about STEM education, he said, “I’m all for it. I was always a parent not to walk up and solve a problem for him. Give him time to figure a way out.” (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
Candidates for election to the school board of the Willow Springs School District spoke and answered public questions at the Chamber of Commerce meeting on March 3. There are three available seats on the Board at the April 7 election. Member Shane Lee is not seeking reelection, but members...
The last year has seen an explosion of construction, new buildings, and new businesses at the south junction of U.S. Highway 60 in Willow Springs. The building boom continues with two new projects helmed by the Montgomery family: the new Bear Crossing Truck Wash and Tire Center and an expansion...
(photos courtesy of Mountain View Police Department)
A semi-truck burst into flames while two people were sleeping inside it on May 19 in Mountain View. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Pauly, the truck was hauling goods on behalf of a trucking company based in Arkansas. The call came in at 11:58 p.m., and it only took the Mountain View Fire...
The Mountain View City Pool will open on June 1 at 1:00 p.m. Water aerobics will begin then as well. Please call 417-934-6540 for more information.
Chief Bryan Hogan of the Willow Springs Police Department said in a press release his department has taken an “aggressive stance against the drug problem in our community.” Officers of the WSPD created a dummy profile depicting a local adult woman, and without invitation, more than one local...
On Saturday, May 23 at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers of the West Plains Police Department responded to a residence on Lanton Road for a report of an altercation between two men. According to a press release from the WPPD, one male produced a firearm and shot the second male multiple times...
City of West Plains’ voters will have the opportunity to vote to accept or reject the proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter at the June 2election. The Home Rule Charter was approved by citizens in 2014 and serves as the constitution for the City. Every 10 years, the Charter must be...
Mountain View Fire Department responded to a fire engulfing a detached garage at a residence on Sharp St. in Mountain View on Tuesday afternoon, May 12. The homeowner’s son tried to build a fire in a wood stove using gasoline as an accelerant, said Mountain View Fire Chief, Stanley Murphy. ...
On May 13, 2020 at approximately 6:32 p.m., Texas County deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Highway 17 south of Summersville. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located a deceased male, dead as a result of a gunshot wound. The victim, Michael R. Eschrich, 63, of...
(image via Twitter)
A West Plains restaurant made national news this week when a receipt was posted on the social media site Twitter, causing a post or “tweet” to go viral. The restaurant, Kiko Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge, was criticized for adding a $2.19 "Covid-19 Surcharge" to a $50.06 bill. The tweet...

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Darcy Poynter will continue her basketball career at Baptist Bible College. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
Darcy Poynter, daughter of Darlena Poynter and a member of the class of 2020, has committed to play basketball at Baptist Bible College in Springfield this fall.  She officially signed on...
 
 

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