Main Street Willow Springs has announced the non-profit group will soon finalize the purchase of the historic building at the southeast corner of Center and Main Streets, otherwise known as 100 to 110 East Main St.   
A 102-year-old World War II veteran, Climeth Layman, received multiple honors from the United States Congress and the Missouri State Legislature at his home outside West Plains on October 9.   
Troop G troopers are assisting the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department with an escape that occurred at their jail shortly before 3:00 p.m. on September 27. Two inmates overpowered a jailer and are still being sought as of press time.
Kyle Wood, 18, of Willow Springs has been charged with first degree assault, a felony. The charges stem from a May 2020 incident in which Wood is alleged to have attacked another man and broken his nose.    According to Court documents, Officer Paden Turnbull, formerly of the Willow Springs...
TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing. Under the TIF Act, a town can designate a TIF district by committee, or commission. Usually the districts are “blighted” or otherwise undesirable for development. In Willow Springs, the TIF district is limited exclusively to the area which used to be the...
The Tax Incremental Financing or TIF commission held a public hearing for comments immediately prior to their first meeting on October 15. There were no public comments submitted prior to the meeting, and no citizen attendees requested time to speak at the hearing. As such, City Administrator and...
On Saturday, October 31, the streets in the heart of downtown Willow Springs will close to make way for this year’s Trunk or Treat event, sponsored by Main Street Willow Springs.    The streets from First Street to the alley between Main and Third Streets and from Center to Harris Streets...
Main Street Willow Springs has announced the non-profit group will soon finalize the purchase of the historic building at the southeast corner of Center and Main Streets, otherwise known as 100 to 110 East Main St.    As of press time, the group is pursuing traditional funding via a financial...
A 102-year-old World War II veteran, Climeth Layman, received multiple honors from the United States Congress and the Missouri State Legislature at his home outside West Plains on October 9.    Surrounded by family, church community, and members of the press, former Staff Sergeant Layman took...
On October 7, President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF), Jason Johnson, announced that Israel Guidry will now be supported by the national police advocacy organization.    Guidry was charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in connection with the...
The Willow Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at Grow Smart, formerly Wake Feed, on US Business 60/63 on October 8. The fire broke out 40 feet off the ground in the leg of pellet mill that lifts feed with a mechanical elevator. According to Assistant Fire Chief...
Both the escapees who recently fled from the Shannon County Jail have been apprehended. According to a press release from the Shannon County Sheriff’s Office, Hunter Vest was arrested at a residence on Highway 21 in Ripley County on October 5.    The 20-year-old suspect was one of two inmates...
On October 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. the TIF Commission will conduct a Public Hearing. Interested parties should be present to submit comments and each speaker will be allotted five minutes of speaking time. If you are unable to attend you may submit a written comment. Written comments will need to...

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