MODOT Wants Holiday Drivers to Avoid I 70

I70The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a travel warning for motorists heading westbound on Interstate-70 in western Missouri over the Memorial Day weekend. Due to a bridge deck replacement on I-70 at the Blackwater River bridge in Saline County, westbound traffic is reduced to one lane. In recent weekends, motorists have been experiencing an hour delay in this work zone near mile marker 77.   Motorists leaving the Lake of the Ozarks on Monday (25) are advised to use Route 50 or Route 36 as alternate routes to westbound I-70…

Several Sports and Events Planned for Can-Am Games

can-amIt was announced earlier this week that the Lake of the Ozarks was awarded the 2018 Can-Am Police and Fire Games. In making the announcement, Osage Beach Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Dorhauer described the events that will take place during the games…

The games were awarded to the area after Hampton Roads, Virginia pulled out. The Lake of the Ozarks is also vying for the 2020 games…

Weather Radio Programing Event to be Held

weather radioA special weather radio programming event is scheduled for June 9th at the Camden County Emergency Management Office. Coordinator Ron Gentry says this is a great time to get your weather radio checked out by weather experts…

The event will be held at the offices at 12 V-F-W Road in Camdenton on June 9th from 2pm to 5pm…

Nauti Boy Gets OK On Rezoning

nauti boyOne day after the full Camden County Commission voted approval to allow a rezoning request for Lazy Gators, the Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request for rezoning from Nauti Boy Enterprises, operating as Nauti Boy in Camdenton.   The request from Residential-One to Business-Two is a Conditional Use Permit allowing outdoor entertainment. The owners plan on playing music in the new spot, but assured commissioners the music would not be played after 10pm both inside the bar and outside…

Osage Beach Takes First Step in Annexing Dogwood Hills Golf Course

OSAGE-BEACH-CITY-HALLTwo bills were passed during Thursday night’s meeting of the Osage Beach Board of Alderman. One dealt with the removal of trees at the Grand Glaize Airport and the other was for the replacement of stop signs as the City needed to add several new stop signs to the maintenance schedule. In other business, the Board took the first step in annexing the Dogwood Hills Golf Course by passing a resolution. The annexation is necessary in order to move forward with the Arrowhead Center development. Passing the resolution establishes a public hearing regarding the annexation, which has been scheduled for June 4th at 6:30 pm.

Lake Ozark Man Drowns Near Dock

Photo by Google Images

Photo by Google Images

A Lake Ozark man is dead after drowning Wednesday near a dock at the Emerald Bay Condominiums. According to the Highway Patrol, 71 year old Raymond Jorsch went to the dock just after midnight to release fish, fell into the water and drown. Authorities were notified early Wednesday afternoon that Jorsch had disappeared and began to search for him. He was discovered Wednesday around 4:40 pm in about 25 feet of water. He was not wearing a life jacket.


Zink Execution Date Set

David ZinkThe execution date has been set for a Missouri death row inmate that was apprehended 14 years ago with the assistance of a Camdenton motel owner. David Zink was convicted of abducting, raping and strangling to death 19 year old Amanda Morton of Strafford in July of 2001. Zink abducted her from along side I-44 after rear ending her car. He then took the young woman to a motel near Camdenton. The owner later recognized Morton’s picture following a news broadcast and called authorities. After being caught, Zink led police to a cemetery where he had buried her body. He is scheduled to be put to death on July 14th.