Several business owners have yet to pay for their business licenses in Warsaw. According to the City Clerk, Tina Lomax, more than a dozen business owners have yet to contact the city about their fees. The city is extending the renewal period until their August 4th Board of Alderman meeting. During the previous meeting, the board discussed replacing the deck of the swinging bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks, which is no longer in use due to deterioration of the deck. After reviewing contracts for replacing the deck, the board elected to develop a detailed specifications list to make sure the replacement meets the needs of the people. The board also approved a grant of $21,750 to the quad lakes solid waste management district for improvements to the Osage Lake Greenways Park and they approved a bid for the new scoreboards at the Bledsoe sports complex. The City Clerk also noted that sales tax receipts are up by 3.9% from last year.
A Federal Grand Jury has indicted a Roach man on child pornography charges. According to court documents, 39 year old Kevin Zimmerman, a former Crocker High School soccer coach, was charged in October of last year with three counts of sexual conduct with a student. The investigation into Zimmerman started when he began to submit pornographic photos to an undercover cop. Zimmerman had admitted to being in a relationship with a student at the school. His trial is set for September 18th in Texas county on a change of venue and if convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison and/or fines of up to $250,000. The case has been investigated by the Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, the F.B.I., the St. Louis County Police Department and the Crocker Police Department.
The water system in Cole Camp may need some help. At the last meeting of the Cole Camp Board of Aldermen, residents flooded the city hall to complain about the water. Citizens were upset over rust and yellow colors in the water system along with a strange odor. According to the Public Works Director, Klark Bohling, the city had just recently drained the water tower for inside cleaning. He mentioned that the city had also recently purchased a pump for higher water pressure for the fire departments when the tower is out of commission. The Aldermen elected that there were too many complaints and have decided to do an investigation into what can be fixed, based what the city can afford to replace or repair.
Two people are in moderate condition following a collision at the 31 ½ mile marker of the main channel on Saturday night. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division, 29 year old Gene Grumbois of Kaiser was traveling downstream in his 2010 Seadoo, when he collided with 29 year old Tracie Pillow of St. Charles in her Lowe pontoon. Another passenger, 41 year old Ernest Howard also received moderate injuries while 33 year old Teressa Underwood received minor injuries. All 3 where transported to Lake Regional hospital for treatment. Grumbois fled the scene and later was involved in another accident that claimed his life.
One person has minor injuries after a large wake knocks him overboard. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division, 32 year old Christopher Mueller of Herculaneum was traveling southbound at the 26 miler marker of the main channel when he struck a large wake, became airborne, then he struck the right side of his personal watercraft and was ejected overboard. He was transported to Lake Regional hospital for treatment.
Two people received minor injuries following an accident at the 28 miler marker of the main channel Saturday morning. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division, 63 year old Danny Chester from Osage Beach was traveling eastbound into Racetrack Hallow Cove in his 1994 Ranger bass boat when 61 year old Steve Marlatt of Atchison Kansas was also traveling into the same cove in his 2013 Bennington pontoon. Both operators noticed an offshore boat exiting the cove, but Chester did not observe Marlatt entering the cove at the same location he was entering and he struck them in the front starboard side.
Drivers going through Camdenton will once again notice the Camdenton Police Department’s campaign against road rage. This is the 17th year the Police Department has put together the campaign which aims to stop speeding and texting while driving on the roadways. Drivers will notice specifically marked police cars on the sides of the road checking radar and looking for violators. They will also have a high speed radar trailer on location that Police Chief Laura Wright hopes will deter speeding or other violations.