Bikefest is here

The 2013 Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest is back and things are starting to really heat up. The number of bikes on the road will continue to increase as we head into the weekend and drivers should be on the lookout for everyone on the road. Where are all these bikers heading? Well, one stop is the Dam Bait Shop just below the dam where Betsey Browning says they’re having one of the biggest Bikefest events ever

Betsey Browning of Dam Bait and Tackle

Browning says that bikers are arriving much earlier than years past and they they’ve already run out of T-shirts and had to order more just to keep up with the demand. The event will continue through the weekend.

Former Camdenton Prinicipal Sean Kirksey Hired By Crocker

Former Camdenton Middle School Principal Sean Kirksey has been hired at another Missouri school. The Crocker School District has made the choice to pick up Kirksey after the Camdenton school district accepted his resignation. Crocker Superintendent Gary Doerhoff said “Mr. Kirksey was chosen over quite a few applications”. So far the school’s office has received several phone calls in support of Crocker’s decision. Kirksey is currently working as the Interim Principal and they will release more information on the former Principal after some issues concerning his employment are resolved.

Mid County Fire Purchases Land for Future New Station

The Mid County Fire Protection District is expanding. The district’s board of directors has approved buying a 4.8 acre set of land located on Pier 31 Road to be the seventh fire station. The total cost to buy the land was around $51,000 but no new station will be built until funds are available. Fire Chief Scott Frandsen with the District says they were able to purchase the land because they had refinanced a bond two years ago. This station will be serving residents living in Camelot, Cross Creek, Pier 31, Bear Paw and Niangua Bend areas. Mid county also has a station in Camdenton, Greenview, Roach, Decaturville and Montreal.

Osage Beach promotes City Engineer Nicholas Edelman to Public Works Director

The city of Osage Beach announced on Monday the promotion of their city engineer Nicholas Edelman to Public Works Director. This is a newly created position at the city that did not exist years prior and according to city administrator Nancy Viselli, it’s something the city has thought about for a long time

Nancy on the new position

Viselli says is the right position for him

Nancy on Nicholas

As far as the engineering position and all the projects Nicholas had before being promoted; Viselli says he’s still going to be involved

Nancy on the Engineering Department

Nicholas has been with the city of Osage Beach since 2002 and has been the city engineer since 2007. He is harried with a 7 year old daughter and a 2 year old son and he enjoys getting to spend time with them on his days off.

Airplane that crashed near Osage Beach Labor Day Weekend being removed today

An airplane that crashed near the Grand Glaize Airport on Labor Day Weekend is finally being removed Monday. The 2005 Aerotechnik Sportstar that took off on Sunday during a powerful storm that cause the plane to fly into a set of nearby trees has been sitting for the last week. According to Airport Manager Budd Hyde, the plane is on its way out of the trees

Budd on the removal process for the Insurance Company

Hyde says it was just a gust of wind that sent the plane sailing

Budd on the Plane Crashing

Both the Pilot and the Passenger flying the plane where able to walk away from the crash.

Hartlzer Holds Constituent Conference Call

A Lake Area Congresswoman wants to hear how you feel about possible US military action in Syria.  4th District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will be holding a conference call for her constituents on Monday night.  Hartzler says her office in the 4th District and in Washington have received hundreds of calls and emails about Syria.  She says she has deep reservations about the wisdom of launching an attack and also has doubts about US interests in the matter.  Those interested in participating in the conference call can dial 877-228-2184 and enter event ID number 18764.  The call will start at 7:00 on Monday night.   

Crash in Miller County Kills Teenager

An Eldon teenager is dead after a one vehicle accident over the weekend in Miller County.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says on Sunday morning; a car driven by 19-year old Shawn Moore was going west on Highway 52 just east of Dry Creek Road when it crossed the center-line and went off the road.  The vehicle hit the ground and started turning over.  It then hit a parked car and continued to flip over partially ejecting Moore.  The car came to a stop in the road.  Moore was pronounced dead at the scene by the Miller County Coroner.  A passenger in the vehicle, 22-year old Jimmy Phillips of Eldon was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.