Fatal Crash in Iberia Update

Two people have died and a third with serious injuries were involved in a head on crash on Highway 42 in Iberia. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the accident Friday involved Wayne Ponder, of Iberia, driving the vehicle when he ran off the road, overcorrected, crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic. Mr. Ponder hit an oncoming car and killed the driver instantly. The passenger, Janice Nixdorf, was flown to the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics with serious injuries and remains in critical condition. Ponder was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City where he died a short time later.

Weekly Road Work

Here is a list of road work for the tri county area for Miller, Morgan and Camden counties. This is something to keep your eye out for when commuting.

Camden
MILLER
Route 52 between Route 17 and the Maries County line – Roadway maintenance will take place Tuesday, April 3 through Thursday, April 12. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route Z between Route W and Route Y – Culvert pipe replacement in various locations will take place Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 12. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Morgan
Route 135 between Route 50 and Route 52 – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 12. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 54 at the Route 5 Interchange in Camdenton – Sidewalk construction and ramp widening is underway.
*Traffic has been shifted to accommodate the installation of temporary barrier curbs in preparation for sidewalk construction across the U.S. Route 54 overpass bridge.
Minor delays are possible.The entire project is scheduled for completion in mid May.

Miller
Daylight Hours
Route 7 between Route 5 and the Pulaski County line – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Kayak in Ha Ha Tonka

Well if you are looking for some fun the LOWA has just received permission to host an event for Kayak enthusiasts at ha ha Tonka one Saturday per month beginning on April 14th. This is to get interested parties who share a common interest together for a meeting to have you meet fellow community members. The Events will take place from 9 until noon and is open to anyone from beginner to expert.

Dept. of Resources holds mapping meeting

Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geology and Land Survey of Rolla Mo, will conduct a Cadastral Mapping Standards Stakeholder meeting Thursday, April 12. The public meeting will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 1730 E. Elm St., in Jefferson City. At this meeting, the department will accept comments from interested stakeholders regarding promulgation of a rule in development for Cadastral Mapping Standards. The cadastral layer is the foundation for property ownership, rights-of-way, easements and other restrictions or burdens placed on parcels of land.

Ozark Police Chief waiting

Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples who visited KRMS last week will have to wait until the April sales tax numbers come in before he learns if the board of aldermen will approve hiring a new officer this summer. The Lake Ozark Aldermen had unanimously agreed last week to put on hold a request by Chief Maples to add one new officer mid-year. The board wants to review the city’s finances after the April sales tax report arrives in the next couple of weeks. There is concern that there is not enough in the budget to allocate for an entire new salary. The decision will be made when those numbers are in and it is expected that they are to be in within the next few weeks.

HGTV Show “Auction House” films in Lake area

The first filming of the new Auction House show was this weekend and filming took place at four different condos in Camdenton, Sunrise Beach and Lake Ozark
The show will air on HGTV and focuses on home buying at an auction.
Another taping of the show is scheduled for next weekend, April 7th.
If you are wanting to attend or want more information, you can email HGTVAuctionHouse@gmail.com. The event is free and open to the general public. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fatal Accident in Miller County…

A head-on crash was reported Friday afternoon, in which a vehicle went off the right side of Missouri 42 in Miller County. The driver, 82-year-old Wayne Ponder, from Iberia, overcorrected and crossed the center line, crashing into another vehicle.

The collision killed Ponder and the driver of the other vehicle, 54-year-old Brian Nixdorf, from Iberia. There was another passenger in Nixendorf’s vehicle, a 45-year-old woman who sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Columbia hospital.