A hearing will be held next month for the suspect accused of murdering a man in rural Laclede County back in early July. 65 year old Matthew Rumbaugh will be in court on September 4th for a preliminary hearing. Rumbaugh was arrested for allegedly going to Chad Gerber’s home and shooting him and his son in the head. He apparently owned the garage where Gerber worked. Rumbaugh has been charged with first degree murder, assault, and two counts of armed criminal action. 15 year old Riley Gerber died from his injuries July 12th. However, prosecutors have not yet amended the charges to also reflect the teenager’s murder. They say the case is still under review.
A sentencing date for David Lowery, who was one of four individuals arrested back in May of 2013 for holding a girl against her will by beating and raping her in her Niangua home, has been set for October 8th. Lowery was expected to be in court on Wednesday in Hickory County but last week entered a motion for a plea of guilty on 2 of the 5 charges against him. Lowery could face up to 10 years to life in prison. Two others in the case, Kristin Prince and Charles Medina face trial dates in November while the final person, Angelina Medina has been charged and faces 5 years probation on each county against her.
Construction of a new facility for the Ivy Bend food pantry in Morgan County will soon get underway. A groundbreaking ceremony recently took place for the new facility which according to pantry President Charlie Myrick will serve a variety of purposes.
Myrick says the old food pantry will be turned into a medical center which will also offer counseling services to the residents of the ivy bend area. A number of dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony including Austin Kramer from U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler’s office along with Missouri Senator Mike Kehoe and State Representative David Wood.
As we etch closer to the start of this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, area fire departments start preparing their participation in the event. The original Shootout was operated by the local fire departments, now Captain Ron’s is in charge but the departments still help in all aspects of the event. Fire Chief Dennis Reilly from the Sunrise Beach fire district says they help in more ways than one
Reilly says they coordinate with more than one agency
The 2014 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout kicks off on Saturday and runs through Sunday evening.
The State Highway Patrol is among several agencies both locally and Statewide that are involved in the 2014 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. The Highway Patrol’s Water Division is not only the issuer of the permits to run the event, but they’re in charge of keeping the waters calm. Corporal Stacey Mosher says the most important thing for any visitors attending Shootout this year to remember is to pay attention to the no wake zone setup on the race course
Mosher says the no wake zone will be between the 31 mile marker and just past the Hurricane Deck bridge and will start 30 minutes before and after the event, each day. Boaters are asked to keep it idle speed when entering and leaving the docking areas.
The 26th annual Shootout at the Lake of the Ozarks is happening this weekend. This year’s big event is once again being hosted by Captain Ron’s in sunrise beach. Owner Ron Duggan says they’re anticipating another exciting weekend of racing.
Duggan says they’re expecting more than one hundred thousand people for this year’s event. The 26th annual Shootout is being broadcast on KRMS and streamed live at krmsradio.com as well as Ustream and the Ustream App, Como Connect channel 93 from 9AM to 5PM each day along with digital HD from 12PM to 3PM each day on Fox 49 KRBK and Fox 22 KQFX
The Stoutland school board of education will be meeting Thursday. Items on the agenda include a bid for trash services, updating the board’s policies and adding a step to the pay scale for longevity. The board is also holding a public hearing to set the tax levy rate. The district is looking at setting the rate to $2.75 per hundred dollars assessed valuation. Thursday’s meeting starts at 6:30 at the school’s central office.