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Bye, Bear!

"Hey, Willow Springs! This is Eagle country. Come get your bear," Mountain View Police Chief Jamie Perkins quipped in an online post. Last week, Chief Perkins took to Facebook to give the community an update on the increased bear activity within city limits. "In the past couple months, people have...
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Suspect charged with stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from Midway Antique Mall

A southern Missouri man who allegedly stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from the Midway Antique Mall on Sunday morning was located by authorities more than 12 hours later and is being held with no bond at the Boone County Jail. Thomas A. Kazimir, 49, of Koshkonong, has been charged by the Boone County Prosecutor's Office with second-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. ...
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County man charged with felonies after alleged kidnapping of woman

A Texas County man faces a trio of charges – including two felonies – after a Cabool Police Department investigation of an incident involving a woman on Saturday, Aug. 6. Bryon G. Pettijohn, 41, of the 17000 block of Highway Y in Elk Creek, is charged with second-degree kidnapping (a class D felony), third-degree domestic assault (a class E felony) and second-degree property damage (a misdemeanor).

Kosh Man Arrested for Burglary in Boone County, MO.

Columbia, MO. – A Koshkonong man was arrested for stealing over $8,000 worth of items from an antique mall in Boone County, Missouri. Thomas Kazimir of Koshkonong is being charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance except 35 grams or less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid.

In this edition: August 11, 2022

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News:. Rick Mansfield reflects on the many benefits of family time “At the River” in Reflections from the Road, and reports on the Ozark Heritage Project’s assistance with the Kentucky flooding disaster. Larry Dablemont explains “Topwater Time” when fishing in the heat of the summer.

Willow Springs Bears Football Preview

Hopes are high for the boys of fall as a new face steps up to coach the Willow Springs Bears. Coach Travis Payne plans to train for success and has high expectations for his players. ''We are going to set the bar high for this season and win,'' Coach Payne...

Watch Spider-Man's latest adventure for free Aug. 22

Area residents can watch Spider-Man's latest adventure under the stars when Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) hosts a free movie night at 8:00 p.m. Aug. 22 at the amphitheater as part of its annual Welcome Week activities. In this latest installment of Marvel Studio's tales surrounding the web-slinger, Spider-Man has...

Garylee has your sports update

The Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Game will be August 13th at 3:00pm at the WP Civic Center everyone is welcome to attend this great event. And the Lady Grizzlies volleyball head coach Paula Wiedemann talked with Ozark radio sports about this year’s team. Again the Lady Grizzly volleyball alumni game...

MSU West Plains Opens Applications to Become Host Family

West Plains, MO. – Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) are now accepting applications for the Student Services Host Family Program. Implemented in fall 2021, the friendship program helps students become acquainted with the community, supports their experience at MSU-WP and encourages them to take advantage of a wide array of opportunities available in the area by pairing them with host families who can provide a “home away from home.”

Have a question for Collins or Crow?

Howell County News is hosting a debate between the candidates for Howell County Collector. Candidates Mark Collins and Janet Crow have graciously agreed to participate in a moderated debate taking place on Oct. 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Dogwood Rooms 1 and 2 at the West Plains Civic Center. The...

Rusty Laverentz hired at MSU-WP's new athletic director

As of Monday, August 1, a new face joined Grizzly Athletics at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Rusty Laverentz began his duties as full-time athletic director. He brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to the position. Laverentz's hiring is pending approval by the Missouri State University Board...

West Plains Council on the Arts Hosts Upcoming Workshop

West Plains, MO. – West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA) will host the workshop, conducted by local artist Tara Shahan, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Trillium Trust offices, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains. Cost for the workshop is $35, all supplies included.

TCMH Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

Houston, MO. – The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation awarded $8,000 in scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2022 fall semester. Receiving $1,000 scholarships from the TCMH Healthcare Foundation were Madison Graeff and Rachel Hutson of Cabool, Tara Silveus, Elexis Calhoun, and...

Cabool board hires personnel during meeting

Members of the Cabool board of education held a meeting Tuesday night to hire personnel and set the annual tax levy. •Lisa McCoy as first grade interventionist. •Caitlyn Dodson and Jeffrey Stewart, paraprofessionals. •Jerry Scott, middle school custodian. •Cali Farrell, middle school coach. •Blaik Bolderjack, volunteer high school assistant football...

Houston Juvenile Injured In Hiking Accident

Houston, MO. – A 17-year-old juvenile has sustained serious injury and was transported by air medical transport following a hiking accident on Saturday. At roughly 4:30pm, a 17-year-old hiker fell around 30ft while hiking on the Narrows Trail, a hiking trail halfway between Houston and Bucyrus. The hiker appeared to fall off of a cliffside, and then rolled an additional 50 feet from the initial impact, seriously injuring them in the process.

Tiger Pride Marching Band prepares to perform

When the Houston High School Tiger Pride Marching Band takes the field in Tiger Stadium at halftime of the first football home game of the season on Sept. 16, fans in attendance will notice something different about the band’s performance. The custom-written show will be titled, “A Place I...

Cynthia Ruth Wirth

Cynthia Ruth Wirth, 92, of Willow Springs, Missouri, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 6, 2022. She was born January 18, 1930, on the home place built by Grandpa Valentine “Volley” Fuhr in Hamlet, Illinois to her good and loving parents, Ernest “Doc” and Appalonia Lona (Fuhr) Close. She was married to Jack Wirth on July 19, 1952 and to this union two children were born, Dirk and Eric Wirth.