Osage Beach Fire Asking for Levy Increase

Osage Beach FireVoters will head to the polls on Tuesday (4) in Camden County to vote on four issues. One of the issues involves the Osage Beach Fire Protection District. The district is asking for a 15-cent levy increase in order to keep up with the growing community. Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says board has done a great job in determining needs without having to ask for an increase up to this point…

Dorhauer adds the department is seeing a need on where calls loads are and hoping to add additional staff if the tax levy increase passes on Tuesday (4)…

Final Day to Vote by Absentee Ballot

voteToday (Monday 3) is the final day for persons to use absentee balloting for the Special Election in Camden County. Voters can cast their ballots until 5pm today (Monday 3). So far, around 40 people have used the absentee balloting procedure. The election will be held on Tuesday (4) with polling locations open from 6am to 7pm at various locations. There are four issues on the ballot, including a 15-cent levy increase asked for by the Osage Beach Fire Protection District…

Blunt is Against New Power Plan

senator roy bluntUnited States Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri issued the following statement regarding the final release of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan for existing power plants today (Monday 3):   Quote – “Middle and low-income families are hit the hardest by bad energy policies resulting in higher utility bills, as these families already spend a larger part of their paycheck on their energy bills. Electric service providers in Missouri have warned that the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan will raise energy costs for Missourians, reduce jobs, and hurt our state’s economic competitiveness.” – unquote. Blunt has been a vocal opponent to the Obama Administration’s costly energy polices and over-regulation…

Benton County Man Killed in Accident

deadly accidentA Benton County accident claimed the life of a man on Sunday (2) night. Police say 26-year-old Dmitriy V. Balaban of Ballwin was westbound on Dillon Road, when he traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a pole and overturned his vehicle, a 2001 Infiniti I-30 several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene…

Arnold Woman Injured After Boat Hits a Wake

boating accidentAn Arnold woman was injured following a boating accident Sunday afternoon. The Highway Patrol’s Water Division reports a 1994 Cobalt driven by 47 year old Martin Bradley also of Arnold struck a boat wake, causing 52 year old Esperanza Clemente to fall. Clemente suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. The accident occurred at the 10 mile marker.


Five Arrested on the Lake Over the Weekend for BWI

waterPatrolBoatIt was another busy weekend on the Lake for the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division as 5 people were arrested for Boating While Intoxicated. According to the Patrol’s arrest report, three boaters were cited for BWI in Camden and Morgan counties between 9pm and 11pm Saturday night while two others were cited on Sunday in Camden County between 5:30 pm and 11 pm. Each boater was also ticketed for other violations ranging from no navigation lights and displaying lights other than what is prescribed for a watercraft, to operating in violation of regulatory buoys.

Legend & Legacy Event to be Resched Due to Delays in New School on Nichols Road

camdenton r3 schoolThere have been some unexpected delays in the completion of the Camdenton School District’s new elementary school on Nichols Road in Osage Beach. Due to some unforeseen delays in the final stages of project, the Legend and Legacy event that was scheduled for Wednesday (5) has been postponed. Organizers are in the process of confirming a new date which will be announced soon.