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A campaign event on July 18 at Twin Bridges Volunteer Fire Department attracted many of the candidates running for office in Douglas County. Incumbent Sheriff Chris Degase addressed his constituents and asked for their votes. Several candidates for the Douglas County Commission were on hand....
Highway 60/63 Marketplace opened its doors officially on June 15. On July 24 and 25, the antique mall hosted its first-ever Gone Junkin’ event, offering outdoor vendors in addition to the permanent booths set up inside the marketplace.  Manager Julie Olsen said the market has retained many of...
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to provide the public with the results of the Patrol’s high speed enforcement campaign. From noon to midnight each day on July 17-18, 2020, troopers’ enforcement activity included:     Citations for...
The Mountain View Garden Club has selected the yard of Steve and Paula Brown at 305 Doris for the July Yard of the Month. As you approach the front door, you see a rustic bench with several decorative items and on the stoop is a pot of Vinca's and Mose Rose. To the left of the porch is a bird...
Summer usually means busy times for the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District, and this year is no exception.  District employees continue their work in landscape restoration, providing recreation opportunities for the public, wildland firefighting and prevention, and much more. Fire...
Local author, Edwin Woolsey, is excited to announce the fourth book in his Chronicler series, “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down,” a novelized account of his extended family’s struggles in medieval England during the days of Europe's Black Death – the bubonic plague. The Chronicler series begins...
Willow Springs Police Department is down two well-respected officers this month. Corporal Brian Jackson took his leave from the department on July 2 after nearly ten years in Willow Springs. Officer Paden Turnbull will complete his tenure as a full time officer this week.  Each officer will...
Citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and financial obstacles to opening late in the summer, the Willow Springs City Council voted earlier this year to keep the city pool and water park closed for the 2020 season. Taking advantage of the break in use and the available funds that would...
According to six-month totals provided to the City Council, the Willow Springs Police Department issued 555 citations in the first half of 2020. The most common violations were speeding and stop sign violations. Most of the stop sign violations were issued for motorists failing to stop properly...
In the first six months of 2020, Willow Springs Police officers have: -Investigated 23 motor vehicle accidents, most of which occurred on City streets and did not involve injuries -Made 353 arrests, most of which were city warrants -Answered 1,163 calls for service, most of which were...

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