The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce organized the annual Christmas parade on December 5. Crowds of spectators lined Main St. in the mildly brisk weather in anticipation of the music, candy, and fun.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways asks for assistance from the public to identify those responsible for recent deer poaching in Carter County.  
On January 4, West Plains Police Department officers responded to a residence on Lanton Road for a disturbance involving a female juvenile. In the course of the investigation, officers learned a 14-year-old female girl had been having a sexual relationship with an adult male. The girl told...
On December 31 at approximately 10:11 a.m., the West Plains Police Department received a call about a female assault victim at Ozarks Healthcare. The victim had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Darren L. Break, 45, of West Plains. According to the victim, at one point during the altercation,...
Effective January 1, there was a price increase for library cards at the Mountain View Public Library. For residents of the City of Mountain View, the cards will cost $10. Fees are due January 1, 2021 and cards are good from January 1 to January 1 each year. A current Missouri photo ID and a copy...
Bags containing toys, books, stuffed animals, and dozens of items of brand name clothing were left in the park near the city pool last week. Many of the items were left in festive gift bags, and the Christmas cards with the items clearly indicated the gifts were there for anyone who may be in...
A semi truck driver attempted a U-turn on Main Street near Sunshine Dr. and lodged his vehicle in the turf, blocking traffic on Main St. on December 17 for about 90 minutes. Officer Ben Bishop responded to the scene and directed traffic around the obstacle.  According to Officer Bishop, the...
Howell County News will not publish an issue on January 6, 2021. Under the new ownership, the newspaper publishes 50 issues a year in order to take a planned break every January and July. As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and will be taking this time to rest and relax as...
Denene Kargel, 45, of Willow Springs, has been found safe after an absence of a little less than a week. Kargel’s sister, Regina Roberts, began to spread awareness online and also filed a missing person report with Howell County Sheriff’s Office on December 14. At that point, Kargel had been...
The City of Willow Springs announced Friday that Dugger Trash Service will be the sanitation provider for the coming year. DTS will deliver trash carts to every residential trash stop at no additional cost to the customer. Residents will find a sticker on their cart that will notify them of their...
A Saturday of Holiday Festivity in Mountain View   Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast put on a live nativity scene. Owner Dede Conner said, "Thanks everyone for helping and everyone who came out and especially to give God Praise to making it possible." Howell County News/ Gretchen Creighton...
Enforcement of the West Plains city ordinance that requires face coverings in the city limits remains in the education phase of enforcement, said Officer John Murrell of the West Plains Police Department.  “We haven’t issued any citations to my knowledge,” Officer Murrell said on December 11...

Sports

courtesy photo/ Shawana Cox
Licking teams came back to Willow Springs on Thursday, January 7 to take on the Lady Bears. Both the junior varsity and varsity teams lost to the Lady Wildcats. For JV, the loss was 37 to 53. For...
 
 

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