A Kansas City Man was shot and killed during an altercation at the Jungle Bar in Edwards. According to reports, 27 year old Derek Kahclamet entered into a verbal altercation with 53 year old Gary Schran who eventually pulled a gun, shot and then killed Kahclamet. Schran was arrested and charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action and was taken to the Benton County Jail. He was released on a $100,000 bond.
The Benton County Commission met in regular session this past week. Commissioners took a look at bids submitted for the on ton 4×4 truck they opened last month and went with a 2015 Ford F350 for $25,400 which replaces the one that was destroyed in the big fire a few months back. Commissioners also noted that the road department was out cutting grass attempting to get them all done before the bad weather arrives. Finally Commissioners talked with Austin Mount from the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission about a state community development block grant program and Federal assistance for the Place at the Lake and the Hazard Mitigation plan for Benton County.
The EPA Region 7 has now issued their official decision regarding Missouri’s water quality standards. Officials have been working on new standards and updating old ones to match the Federal clean water act. John Delashmit with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says it affects several Missouri waterways
Those standards include protecting the habitats of Missouri’s waterways along with all of the areas designated for protection and those previously unclassified. The federal government requires states to review their standards every three years.
With the potential for Snow and extremely cold temperatures into the next week, Police are warning lake residents to be on the lookout for firewood scams. According to reports, there have been recent reports about scammers selling firewood and residents paying the bill never receiving the shipments. Local firewood experts recommend asking several questions to whoever you speak to, check on prices and compare them to others before making your purchase. You can also look up the company using the Better Business Bureau. Experts say that a standard legal cord of wood is about 8 feet long and could around $160 per cord. If you feel your being scammed, contact your local police office.
An interim fire chief has been appointed for the city of Camdenton following a recent accident in which Chief Drew Stark was injured after a woman crashed her car into the fire department’s business office. Osage Beach Police Chief Todd Davis, who is also Camdenton’s assistant Fire Chief, was appointed to the position by the City’s Board of Alderman. Mid County Fire Chief Scott Frandsen will serve as the City’s Assistant Chief. Chief Stark continues to improve and is expected to make a full recovery.
The trial of a Lebanon business man accused of killing a father and his teenage son back in July has been moved to Camden County. Earlier this week, a motion for a change of venue was granted for 65 year old Matthew Rumbaugh. The dates for a jury trial have not yet been set. Rumbaugh has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and armed criminal action for allegedly killing 35 year old Chad Gerber and his 15 year old son, Riley.