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Pig Named Bacon Starts Minor Barn Fire at Willard School

Bacon is alive and well... (for now πŸ₯“) even though there was minor barn fire after school today when she got a little rambunctious and knocked over a heat lamp.

Beloved Willard HS assistant coach dies in hunting accident  USA TODAY High School Sports

A former standout athlete and beloved Willard (Mo.) High School assistant coach died Saturday in a hunting accident, the head football coach confirmed.

Willard High School choir protests removal of their teacher  KSPR

WILLARD, Mo. A local community is outraged over a beloved choir teacher kicked out of the classroom. Willard High School has been without its award winning ...

Willard High School choir teacher explains resignation  Springfield News-Leader

Jerry Scott plans to take a year off from the classroom. The award-winning Willard High School choir director who agreed to resign β€” six weeks after he was ...

Willard High School choir director resigns after settlement with district  KY3

WILLARD, Mo. -- The director of Willard High School's choir has resigned. We have learned Jerry Scott and the district agreed on a settlement following his ...

Drury wrestler shot, wounded in hunting accident  Seymour Tribune

Freshman Drury University wrestler Donovan Benetti has been shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident.

Willard choir teacher resigns as part of settlement with district  Springfield News-Leader

Jerry Scott, the award-winning choir director at Willard High School placed on paid leave in late March, is no longer fighting to keep his job. Scott agreed to ...

Award-winning Willard choir teacher fighting to keep job  Springfield News-Leader

The award-winning director of vocal music at Willard High School is fighting to keep his job β€” and he is garnering a lot of support. Jerry Scott, hired by Willard ...

Popular assistant high school coach dies in hunting accident  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

WILLARD, Mo. - Officials say a southwest Missouri high school coach has died in a hunting accident. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 24-year-old ...

Willard students plan protest to demand return of choir teacher  Springfield News-Leader

Jerry Scott, director of vocal music in Willard, has been a teacher for 26 years. He previously worked in Polk County.

UPDATE: Willard Middle School evacuated due to explosive threat  KY3

WILLARD, Mo. UPDATE: Willard Fire Chief Ken Scott tells us a student came to school and reported that he had a chemical bomb in a small thermos.

Season ends in sectional round for Carl Junction  Joplin Globe

WILLARD, Mo. β€” After delivering one final postgame speech, Cheryl Sharples couldn't help but smile as she emerged from the visitor's locker room at Willard ...

US 160 improvements will include 4-lanes and 4 roundabouts between Willard and Springfield  KY3

Willard, Mo. After 40 years of on again-off again talking and planning, construction is closer than ever before on an expanded US 160. The upgrades are set to ...

Springfield and Greene County restaurant inspections  Springfield News-Leader

See the Greene County restaurant inspections for the week ending 11/29.

2018 Spring Preview: Willard Baseball  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Kary Booher (For Considering the Willard High School baseball team graduated nine seniors – including six starters – you might ...

High School Sports: Late change leaves Purdy a coach short (8/22/18)  Cassville Democrat

A dream job opening has left the Purdy school district searching for a boys basketball coach. On Monday, the school board voted to let Jeremy Dresslaer out of ...

Willard school briefly evacuated over bomb threat  Springfield News-Leader

The district said the Willard Fire Protection District and the Willard Police Department were investigating the incident.

Students Build Brand New House to be Auctioned Off

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Willard High School's building trades class students are almost done building a brand new house from scratch.

Willard High School gains new principal from St. Louis area  Springfield News-Leader

Curt Graves, the current Willard High School principal, has been named assistant superintendent in Crawford County.

2018-19 Winter Preview: Willard Boys Basketball  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Kai Raymer (For Two of the area's top juniors lead the way for defending district champion Willard. Forward Daniel Abreu ...

US 160 widens, details emerge for deadly stretch near Willard  Springfield News-Leader

After years of pleas from the public, the Missouri Department of Transportation is set to improve a deadly stretch of U.S. 160 between Springfield and Willard.

Willard superintendent suspended for graduation prayer  Springfield News-Leader

Kent Medlin, superintendent of Willard, was suspended with pay following the graduation.

Prayer at Willard graduation spurs seniors to demand apology from superintendent  Springfield News-Leader

A group of Willard High School seniors demanded a public apology after Superintendent Kent Medlin credited his "savior," quoted the Bible, and asked the ...

Willard & Harrison split to open Tri-State Classic  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Angie Brushwood (for Willard, MO – Willard and Harrison faced each other in the CoxHealth/Willard High School Tri-State ...

Tough schedule prepares Carl Junction for volleyball sectional  Joplin Globe

Cheryl Sharples is confident a grueling regular season schedule has her Carl Junction Bulldogs well-prepared for what lies ahead this afternoon.

Ozark High School baseball program enshrined in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame  Christian County Headliner News

Baseball returned to Ozark High School in 1975, after a brief hiatus. Just four years later, coach Jim Nichols' Tigers were the kings of Missouri's Class A.

Sports briefs | Ap  News-Press Now

Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records ...

Major shake-up: Willard schools will have 5 new leaders on July 1  Springfield News-Leader

Matt Teeter, the incoming superintendent in Willard, has participated in the hiring process for key district positions.

Lexington's magical season comes to an end in regional semifinal loss to Sandusky  Mansfield News Journal

The wild ride is over. The Lexington Minutemen saw their magical season come to an end in the regional semifinal in a 56-12 loss to Sandusky.

Willard community named one of nation's best for music education β€” again  Springfield News-Leader

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation recently named Willard, Liberty as among best in nation.

Town Profile: Willard  417mag

Friendly townspeople, a few eateries and a booming school scene add charming appeal to the small town of Willard.

95-year-old WWII vet says Willard parade was 'best one I've seen'  Springfield News-Leader

Though Saturday's parade didn't get started until 11 a.m., Jackson Street in Willard was lined with hundreds of people by 10:30 a.m. The crowd continued to ...

Beloved assistant coach at southern MO high school dies in hunting accident

Justin Atchison, 24, was an assistant coach for the Willard High School baseball and football teams.

McBride Elementary mourns loss of SPS special education teacher 'Mr. Nick'  Springfield News-Leader

The final week of school, McBride Elementary teacher Nick Hostler carefully scoped out each activity planned for field day. He wanted to make sure his seven ...

Ozark JROTC competes in Willard | News  Christian County Headliner News

On Oct. 29, the Ozark High School JROTC Drill Team traveled to Willard High School to compete in the Willard Navy JROTC Multi *Service* Drill Meet, the first of ...

Retiring Willard school superintendent known to 'speak from the heart'  Springfield News-Leader

Kent Medlin, who has been the Willard superintendent since 2004, will retire at the end of this school year.

Willard's 1st Annual Western Greene County Veterans Day Parade  KY3

The city of Willard partnered with AMVETS Post 188 to host the Western Greene County Veterans Day Parade.

Mo. opening weekend of firearm deer hunting includes three hunting-related deaths  KSNF/KODE -

Three deaths reported as hunting accidents over the weekend are under investigation in Missouri. Saturday marked the opening weekend of Missouri's firearms ...

BIS students earn honors at LAD fair | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Beth Grabowski's Bolivar Intermediate School students walked away from the Language Arts Department of Southwest Missouri's fair with several honors, ...

Bolivar district on hot seat for hiring evangelist for school assembly  Springfield News-Leader

A parent raised questions after the Bolivar school district hired an evangelist to speak to students. Bob Holmes, known as the "one man volleyball team," was ...

Neighbors voice concerns over plan to tear down Willard School  The Missoulian

A community meeting will be held Thursday to discuss the proposed demolition of Willard Alternative High School, a plan that has dismayed some neighbors of ...

Missouri S&T awards Chancellor's Scholarships  Missouri S&T News and Research

Missouri S&T awarded Chancellor's Scholarships to 18 high school seniors for the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be ...

Hickman baseball defeats Willard on walk-off error  Columbia Missourian

Hickman defeated Willard 3-2 on a walk-off error in the bottom of the seventh inning. Senior Dakota Solomon came up clutch with three strikeouts and the ...

Speech and debate team sees success in opening tournaments

Camdenton High School Speech and Debate team opened the season at the Kickapoo-Glendale Invitational Tournament held in Springfield Oct. 12-13, 2018.

Springfield tradition might be coming to end; Willard to host Vets Day Parade  Springfield News-Leader

The nearby city of Willard will be home to the 2017 Western Greene County Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 4.

'I Came…to Graduate, Not Go to Church': High School Seniors Demand Apology After Superintendent's Alleged God Comments  CBN News

A group of recent high school graduates are demanding an apology after their school superintendent reportedly invoked prayer, the Bible and his β€œsavior” during ...

CBCO blood drives this week  KY3

Supplies of type A negative, O negative and B negative blood are at less than normal levels.

March For Our Lives in Springfield attracts many from across the Ozarks  KY3

SPRINGFIELd, Mo. -- Across the nation students, parents and politicians showed up for March for Our Lives rallies. In the Ozarks, Springfield's Park Central ...

Holderbaum readies for new venture as Carthage AD  Joplin Globe

Mark Holderbaum has held athletic administration positions at six different school districts during his 30 years of athletic and education experience.

MoDOT plans expansion on US 160 from Springfield to Willard  KY3

It's been on MoDOT's list for two decades with many Willard residents pushing for the improvement.

Athlete of the Week: Houston Johnson, Willard  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Justin Sampson (Ozarks Sports Zone). WILLARD, Mo. β€” It's been 30 years since Fred Johnson was dazzling fans in Martinsburg, Mo., a town northeast of ...

Sophomore quarterback leads Willard past Bolivar  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Kary Booher (For WILLARD – He was told after the junior varsity game Monday night that he'd soon be the starting varsity ...

More sign on to be in Willard's Vets Day parade on Nov. 4  Springfield News-Leader

About 80 groups including AMVETS, VFW posts, high school marching bands and motorcycle clubs have signed on to be in Veterans Day parade in Wilard.

Willard selects teen with Down syndrome as prom king  Springfield News-Leader

A week before prom, Spencer Buttram confided in a friend that he had a secret wish. He wanted to be prom king. It did not occur to the popular, outgoing Willard ...

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees  The Rolla Daily News

Former St. Louis Cardinal Rick Ankiel and three high school coaches – the late Howard Bell, Centralia's Jill Angel and Ozark's Mike Essick – can call themselves ...

Nixa shocks Willard in battle of state-ranked squads  Springfield News-Leader

Eagles' Nicos Oropeza rushes for 158 yards, scores 4 touchdowns in 55-13 runaway.

Willard's Chavez wins state wrestling championship, Yeargan's bid for perfection spoiled  Springfield News-Leader

Willard is now home to five all-state wrestlers, one 2016 state champion, and one heartbroken senior. The Tigers celebrated a state tournament victory for junior ...

Travel Agent Sentenced in Willard High School Band Fraud Scheme  Kansas City infoZine

A Travel Agent Was Sentenced in Federal Court Today for Stealing $360000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, Which Forced the Cancellation of a ...

Central Bank of the Ozarks announces additions | Career  Buffalo Reflex

Central Bank of the Ozarks recently announced the following officer additions.

Rogers Hires Lamont Frazier As Boys Basketball Coach

ROGERS (KFSM) - It took just a few weeks for Rogers to find who they thought was the right man to lead the Mounties' basketball program. The school ...

Newsmakers: Aug. 13-19, 2018  Springfield Business Journal

Banking & Finance Mid-Missouri Bank promoted Kim McNealy to director of retail training and moved personal bankers Ashley Lowery and Kristina Pohlenz to ...

Third-seeded Bulldogs beat top two seeds to earn district title  Joplin Globe

Grace Southern and her teammates on the Carl Junction volleyball team fully embraced the underdog role.

Sidelines: Howard again an assistant to Roweton  The Rolla Daily News

Former Rolla High School football head coach Willie Howard is again an assistant under Brock Roweton. Howard has been hired as an assistant coach for the ...

Shelby 6th grade team wins football championship | Local Sports News  Richland Source

The Shelby 6th grade tackle football team avenged an earlier loss to beat Ontario for the League championship in a game played at Willard High School.

'Be like Nick:' CrossFitters remember friend through Nick Hostler Memorial Workout  Springfield News-Leader

The workout for the day was difficult, but the CrossFitters didn't want to let their late friend Nick Hostler down. CrossFitters at the gym on South Reed Avenue on ...

Big second quarter sends Clyde past Ontario | Local Sports News  Richland Source

WILLARD β€” The 3-point barrage was expected, but Ontario coach Joe Balogh didn't anticipate Clyde would boast so many marksmen.

Ex-Central quarterback now starting at Willard  USA TODAY High School Sports

Quintin Batson threw two touchdown passes in his first game as Willard's starting quarterback, but the Tigers didn't get the result they wanted.

Pokin Around: A mother's lament; the memory of her son  Springfield News-Leader

Genny Sexton's only child never answered his mother's texts. He was either already dead early that Good Friday morning in 2012, or was about to be run over ...

HS boys basketball: Glendale vs Webb City  USA TODAY High School Sports

Glendale High School guard Zachary Helm (5) shoots the ball past a leaping Webb City High School guard Payton Guiot (4) during first quarter action of the ...

12 southwest Missourians to contend for high school wrestling state titles  Springfield News-Leader

The Missouri high school state wrestling championship matches are set to take place Saturday at 6 p.m. in Columbia.

High school Athlete of the Year award winners named  Springfield News-Leader

Hunter Yeargan of Willard and Brooke Stanfield of Republic were honored Thursday as the Athlete of the Year Award winners at the second ever News-Leader ...

In memory of 'Mr. Nick,' fundraising for inclusive Springfield playground tops $84K  Springfield News-Leader

Nick Hostler, a special education teacher at McBride Elementary, wanted a place where students of all physical abilities can play together.

Willard wrestler Hunter Yeargan declares college choice, discusses loss in final bout  Springfield News-Leader

Willard senior wrestler Hunter Yeargan is headed to Athens.

School bus accident reminder of road widening project  Springfield News-Leader

Willard students moved from a school bus that was reportedly involved in a non-injury crash.

Winning TD scorer credits halftime chewing for Willard's overtime win at Bolivar  USA TODAY High School Sports

Kenny Chambers had the will to win and 21 yards to go. He caught only caught two passes in Willard's thrilling 48-42 win on the road at Bolivar, but they were ...

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame to induct Camdenton/Missouri State/NFL lineman Jason Whittle

Football Luncheon presented by Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.

Instant Offense: Ontario standout among program's top scorers  Richland Source

ONTARIO β€” She scored her 1000th career point in late December and led the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference in scoring average, but what Ontario's Nashail ...

Team without a home: What happens next for Bolivar?  Springfield News-Leader

Bolivar will be left without a league when the Big 8, Central Ozark Conference and Ozark Conference debut new alignments in the fall of 2018.

High school basketball playoffs start Saturday  Springfield News-Leader

Missouri's high school basketball postseason fires up Saturday with the start of the district playoffs.

Business Spotlight: Modern Muscle Gain  Springfield Business Journal

β€œI want to train business executives and soccer moms.” That sentence most likely never popped into Matt Reynolds' head while working on his master's degree ...

Day 2: Missouri high school state wrestling tournament  Springfield News-Leader

Missouri State High School Activities Association Wrestling Championships. Day 2 results from Mizzou Arena, Columbia. Semifinal results. CLASS 1.

Sample ballot for Tuesday's election  Springfield News-Leader

See the official listing of candidates and issues for voters.

USA Boxing returning to Springfield  Ozarks Sports Zone

Springfield β€” This Saturday night, Smitty's Mid-West Boxing Gym will present Always Ready to Rumble 5. The event will be held at the American Legion Post ...

Small-town kid out of Highlandville: How Ozark baseball coach Mike Essick became a Missouri Sports Hall of Famer  Christian County Headliner News

Mike Essick's Hall of Fame roots reach deep into the Christian County soil. Without his time growing up on a Highlandville dairy farm, there would have been no ...

Camdenton Speech & Debate Team has strong showings at recent tournaments

The Camdenton Speech and Debate team had strong showings at two recent speech tournaments, the Osage Invitational Speech Tournament held on Oct.

Ranch for troubled boys building first home for girls  Springfield News-Leader

Good Samaritan Boys Ranch for first time in 55-year history builds home for troubled girls.

Mother seeks answers, shares sobering reminder after teen's death  KY3

The body of Camille Crews, 19, was found Sunday morning, and police call her death suspicious. Her grieving mother has a message for other young people.

James River Church's third campus opens today  Springfield News-Leader

North-side residents who attend James River Church will have a shorter ride today when the latest campus of the church officially opens just north of I-44 off U.S. ...

Walnut Grove girls win district title  USA TODAY High School Sports

Walnut Grove senior Jaycie Dishman eyes the basket during first half action of the Tigers' Class 1 District 5 playoff game against the Fair Play Hornets at Willard ...

Weddings: Graeme McGregor Keith, III & Jennifer Lynn Magnuson  Springfield News-Leader

Graeme McGregor Keith, III. Jennifer Lynn Magnuson. Jennifer Lynn Magnuson and Graeme McGregor Keith, III were married on April 2, 2016, at 5:30 pm at ...

2020 vision: Clever coach Jeff Stone laying the groundwork for Blue Jays football.  Christian County Headliner News

Jeff Stone was busy keeping 40-plus campers circulating through three stations June 28. The early-summer sun was baking the field behind Clever Elemiddle, ...

No, the downtown Springfield Christmas parade is not canceled  Springfield News-Leader

Is this year's downtown Springfield Christmas parade canceled? No way! Staff at the Downtown Springfield Association said the parade will go ahead as ...

Parades, theater, bazaars and beer: Nov. 16 Guide  Springfield News-Leader

Your guide to theater, music and other events in the Ozarks.

High school male and female athletes of the year named  Springfield News-Leader

Editor's note: This story was originally published on June 4. Strafford's Dallas Hester and Hillcrest's Kelsie Cleeton were honored Thursday as the Athletes of the ...

Rolla High baseball has added youth to lineup  The Rolla Daily News

Talented sophomores mesh with veterans this spring.

New officer joins Reedsport Police Department  Coos Bay World

REEDSPORT -- Appreciating the small-town life, Lance McElroy has joined the city police force.

Second chance: California's Sierra Canyon wins 2017 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions  Springfield News-Leader

Follow the tournament of champions throughout the day right here. The News-Leader staff will continue to update this page throughout the day as the ...

Memorial Day 2018: Springfield thanks veterans for their sacrifice  Springfield News-Leader

Noel Elliott's thoughts went deep into family and freedom as she considered what Memorial Day meant to her. Top of mind was her husband, Captain Carroll W.

Despite chill, thousands attend annual Christmas parade in downtown Springfield  Springfield News-Leader

Thousands of people lined the streets Saturday in downtown Springfield to hear marching bands, have candy tossed at them, and see all the floats and Santa ...

A Voter's Guide to Today's Elections  Springfield News-Leader

This upcoming election is the bulkiest of the year, with many city, county, state and national items on the ballot. To make things better, we've collected all of our ...

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