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The West Plains R-7 School District has named Mrs. Becky Hutchinson the West Plains Elementary principal for the 2021-2022 school year. more
A Koshkonong man out on bail for a murder charge has had his bond revoked after allegedly being found with drugs during a traffic stop April 21 in rural Oregon County. According to court records, … more
The opioid epidemic has hit the U.S. and Missouri hard, and the Ozarks are no exception. According to the Missouri Department Health and Senior Services, 1 in 56 deaths in the state, as of 2018, … more
LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL Student Council members in Mtn. View held several fundraisers over the course of this school year to raise over $1,000 to purchase water fountain attachments for filling bottles. more
With a press of a button, 12-year-old Stephen Legler, grandson of Mayor Mike Topliff, started up the music-themed water fixtures just before noon Wednesday at the West Plains Splash Pad in the Butler … more
The Howell County Commission will meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Thursday in the conference room on the second floor of the county office building, 35 Court Square in West Plains. The … more
THE SCENIC RIVER GIRL SCOUTS of West Plains were recently awarded $1,000 in funding allocated to regional nonprofits financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
An Alton resident has been charged with three felonies after the parents of a 13-year-old girl discovered she had allegedly been sexually intimate with him, leading to a forensic interview with the … more
West Plains High School Seniors in the top 10% of the Class of 2021 for academic performance were honored Tuesday during the weekly luncheon of the West Plains Noon Rotary Club at the Historic Post Office in West Plains. more
A total of 226 students will be candidates for graduation from Missouri State University-West Plains during two modified commencement ceremonies Saturday at the West Plains Civic Center. In … more
A Mtn. View man has been charged with 31 counts of forgery and two counts each of identity theft, or attempt, and stealing $750 or more. Brandon Robert Murphy, 27, allegedly opened a Wells Fargo … more
Harlin Museum in West Plains was recently awarded $2,000 in funding allocated to regional nonprofits financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic more
In the past seven days, the Howell County Health Department has reported three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to date to 3,765. more
National Police Week is underway, designated almost 60 years ago by then-President John F. Kennedy as a way to pay tribute to local, state and federal law enforcement officers who died or were … more
Greer Spring near Alton, photographed by Bob Anderson of West Plains, is showing the effects of recent rains, discharging between 630 and 650 cubic feet of water per second daily since May 4 more
The Missouri Department of Agriculture recently awarded $340,000 in CARES Act funding to four meat processing facilities in south central Missouri, a part of about $17 million distributed among 150 … more
West Plains city officials announced that the grand opening of the West Plains Splash Pad in the Butler Children’s Park is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. A ribbon cutting hosted by the … more
The Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is offering grant funding to local law enforcement agencies.  Regional grant funds may be used to cover the cost of equipment that will help reduce … more
The Ozark Action Board of Directors and related committees will meet May 25, beginning with a 6 p.m. meeting of the Nominating Committee. That committee will discuss and make recommendations … more
Once a regular monthly occasion, the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce this week held its first in-person Chamber luncheon since March 2020. Meetings had been held virtually for over a … more
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