Willow Springs Police Chief Bryan Hogan has been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. Operations at the police department are carrying on in his absence.   
On the evening of November 16, a 32-year-old female detainee was discovered unresponsive in a holding cell in the Texas County Jail.  Jail staff attempted to provide medical aid to the female and E.M.S. was dispatched.  Medical intervention was unsuccessful, and the Texas County Coroner was...
Brandon and Bobbi Gregory are planning to launch a locally-owned, independent pharmacy in Willow Springs. Their pharmacy is called Good Graces and will be located in the strip mall on East Main Street in the location recently occupied by Lakeland Pharmacy.    Brandon was previously the...
The criminal charges against former Mountain View Police Department officer Israel Guidry have been dismissed. On June 16, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Weatherman filed one count of voluntary manslaughter and one count of armed criminal action against Guidry. The charges stemmed from...
At the City Council meeting in Willow Springs on November 19, Mayor Brooke Fair and the Board of Aldermen reviewed plans for a proposed new location for Dollar General. The plans were presented by a Springfield-based developer, Overland Engineering, LLC.    The site of the new store will be...
Publisher’s Note: The participants in this meeting gathered in a public place, and they made no effort to hide their identities from me or from each other. However, pending the appointment a spokesperson or form a Petition Committee, the participants have requested their identities to be...
At a press conference on November 13, Ozarks Medical Center launched not only the largest expansion in the organization’s history, but also announced a branding transition from OMC to Ozarks Healthcare. The new name and brand was effective immediately.    Ozarks Healthcare Women’s Center...
Willow Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire on Holloway Dr. on November 11. According to Assistant Fire Chief Vance Farmer, the call came in at 9:16 pm. The occupants of the home were out of the house and returned home to find the fire. No one was inside the house at the time of the...
Willow Springs Police Chief Bryan Hogan has been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. Operations at the police department are carrying on in his absence.    "As the city is deeply concerned for the health of our fellow employee and friend, Police Chief Bryan Hogan, we are also confident in...
On Election Day, Assistant Chief Wes Ellison responded to a report of a car crash at the polling place at the YMCA on W. Main Street at 12:13 p.m. According to the crash report, Charity Ariola, 38, of Plato, Mo., was pulling into the YMCA parking lot when she noticed her seatbelt was caught in...
The West Plains City Council met for a special session on November 4. After a budget work session for the upcoming fiscal year, the only other item on the agenda was the second reading of Bill 4672. The first reading of the bill took place the preceding Monday.    In Wednesday’s session,...
 
 

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