(5-1) Camdenton 45 (next week at Waynesville); (3-3) Rolla 42 (next week at home vs. Glendale). (4-2) Osage 48 (next week at home vs. Blair Oaks); (2-4) Versailles 8 (next week at home vs. Eldon). (5-1) Eldon 82 (next week at Versailles); (3-3) Warsaw 48 (next week at home vs. Hallsville).
A woman injured in a traffic accident last weekend has died as a result of those injuries. 77-year old Donna Evans was taken to University Hospital after the crash on Saturday. She was pronounced dead late Tuesday night. Two others were also injured in that accident….89-year old William Evans and 28-year old Amanda Newman. Newman was charged at the time with DWI with serious physical injury.
The Osage Beach Fire District is the recipient of a donation that will allow them to expand and improve their training. The 16-acre tract of land next to fire station 2 off of KK will be used for live-fire training. The department hopes to construct a training tower on the site. Eventually they’ll be able to use the property for training in natural cover fires, search and rescue training, hose advancement, high angle rescue, roof and ladder operations, and more. The property was donated by Matt Duenke and his family, who have been long-time supporters of the fire district. They’ve previously donated trucks and buildings as well.
Osage Beach has approved a rezoning request to allow for construction of commercial lodging off of Sunset Drive. Lakeshore Holdings & Development requested that the 14-acre plot be changed from “agricultural” to “commercial lodging.” They plan to construct approximately eight houses that will be available for nightly rentals. Andy Prewitt tells KRMS they want to provide patrons of Backwater Jack’s with options to keep them off the roads after they’ve consumed alcohol. Each unit will cost $250-$300,000 to build, in addition to the site prep.
As for the project’s timeline, Prewitt said some of the units could be available next season.
A student-athlete at Eldon High School has been hospitalized with serious injuries sustained at a football practice. Due to federal HIPA regulations we cannot release the student’s name. We can tell you, however, that he reportedly suffered a broken neck at practice and was flown to University Hospital, where he underwent hours of extensive surgery.
Two Osage Beach firefighters are recuperating from injuries sustained while battling a blaze at Lake Chalet earlier this week. Fire Marshal Ed Nicholson says Chief Jeff Dorhauer passed out at the scene – a result of the heat from the fire and the unusually warm September temperatures that day. The other firefighter injured tweaked his back pulling hose. The cause of that fire remains under investigation, with the State Fire Marshal’s office being called in to assist.
Authorities will be able to obtain a new DNA sample from a murder suspect in Camden County. Steven Ray Endsley is accused of killing 61-year old Theresa Jackson and her 27-year old daughter, Danielle Smith, in August of last year. A motion to obtain a new DNA sample was approved in circuit court after the first sample was insufficient for testing purposes. Trial in that case is currently scheduled for March 2018.