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Ronald D. Masterson, 59, West Plains, has been charged with felony first-degree burglary after allegedly entering an elderly woman's home without her permission, rubbing her foot and eating her food. more
Business taken care of during Monday’s meeting of the West Plains City Council included the approval of bids for plans to build an upgraded restroom facility at Galloway Creek Park, improvements at the Hilburn Sports Complex and the purchase of a skid steer for the transportation department, all part of the evening's consent agenda. more
A traffic stop by West Plains Police officers recently resulted in the arrest of two West Plains residents who now face felony drug and weapons charges. more
As the 2023-2024 academic year draws to a close, note West Plains R-7 School District officials, it's time for parents to “start planning your summer adventures,” and among them is the option for students to participate in summer school programs at West Plains Elementary, Middle and High schools. more
The West Plains City Council will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. today at city hall, 1902 Holiday Lane, with reorganization planned for the start of the meeting. more
Lana Snodgras, director of communications for West Plains R-7 School District, has been recognized with a state public relations award by the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA). more
A narcotics search warrant served March 26 at a room at the Baymont Inn in West Plains has resulted in felony drug charges filed against four area residents. more
Hammond Mill Camp will host a BBQ & Bluegrass Gratitude Lunch Out for the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. more
The 2024 Explore West Plains guidebook, “Year of the Eclipse” edition, is now available. At 112 pages, the new book is expanded from last year’s edition and is filled with things to do in and around West Plains, including a self-guided history, art and attractions and tour, event calendar and points of interest, along with information about the community and famous West Plains residents. more
The Christos House Chocolate Festival will have a return to form this year, festival organizers announce. more
The 2023 Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 7 and 8. The annual event in downtown West Plains celebrates Ozarks music and culture. more
The total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, has left those in its path with memories that will last a lifetime, and the West Plains Daily Quill is capturing those moments in a special book commemorating the celestial event. Monday’s eclipse drew eyes upwards and brought communities together, creating experiences that will be remembered for generations to come. more
An investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol into illegal gambling devices has resulted in misdemeanor charges against the local managers of five area convenience stores, according to court records. more
The City of Thayer is hosting eclipse camping through Tuesday, complete with a nightly bonfire, live music, shuttles and food vendors. more
Hello, visitors, and welcome to West Plains! more
The Quill will offer a keepsake book to commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse event taking place Monday. more
Unofficial Howell County election results from Tuesday show a couple of potential upsets, including a defeat of Mtn. View Mayor John Krasuski by a write-in candidate, and a new West Plains R-7 school board member to replace longtime member and current President Jim Thompson, who was defeated by two votes. more
The Missouri State University-West Plains campus recently expanded by about 40 acres, thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Linda Wulff-Risner, a professor of agriculture there for about 30 years. The donation of her property, Risner Stables, will allow the university to expand its agriculture program as part of the matching portion of a MoExcels grant applied for through the Missouri Department of Higher Education. more
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