An accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon on highway 42 at Hawkins Cemetery Road in Miller County takes the life of one man. According to the Highway Patrol, 34 year old Willam Maylee of Iberia was traveling eastbound in his 1995 Chevrolet S-10 when he crossed the center line and struck 51 year old Iberia resident Jerald Witt in his 2006 Dodge Ram. Maylee was pronounced dead at the scene by the Miller County Coroner. Witt refused treatment at the scene and was arrested for DWI as well as having no insurance and an illegal window tint on his vehicle. This is the first fatality accident for Troop F this month and the 13th for 2015.
The Macks Creek School district will be proposing a no-tax increase bond issue at the upcoming elections in April to help repair aging school buildings in the district. According to reports, a planning committee recently reviewed what needs to be done to bring the classrooms in compliance with the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s rules and regulations. The plans would call for adding more restrooms, constructing a cafeteria and commons area along with a kitchen and a larger multi-purpose area. School officials would also like to build a single secure entry point to keep students safe. This would be a no-tax increased project that would simply adjust current bond that the school already has.
Some of the results are in from this year’s Polar Bear Plunge that took place back on February 28th during one of the biggest snow storms of the year. According to the Plunge organization, so far they have tallied over $186,000 for the Special Olympics. Nearly 370 men and women fought the conditions to take the plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics of Missouri. Event organizers still want to raise enough to hit their goal of $220,000 and have setup an online donation site to help with that goal. To donate you can go to somo.org/plunge.
We now know when the state of the art Baseball complex set to be built near Camdenton will have their groundbreaking ceremony. Bob Ramsey is one of the two St. Louis Radio personalities who are putting the project together and he told KRMS News that they want this to be the stadium of stadiums in the Lake community
Ramsey along with his partner Jeff Vernetti confirmed to KRMS that the groundbreaking would take place on April 3rd and that more information is going to be released in the upcoming days.
Three Lake area residents who have been elected to the board that’s looking to develop the rock island rail into a recreational facility. Daphney Partridge of Eldon, Mac McNally of Four Seasons and Michael Feeback of Lake Ozark are new board members of the non-profit Missouri Rock Island Trail Incorporated also known as “MORIT.” All three have been longtime members of the Eldon Rock Island trail committee that’s been working for a number of years to develop the corridor thru that community. Supporters of the trail say it would be similar to the Katy trail and link with that facility at Windsor.
An area man has received a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of first degree statutory rape and sodomy. According to the Miller County Prosecutors office, Joseph Rutledge was sentenced to 17 years in prison after entering guilty pleas to knowingly having sexual intercourse with a child younger than 14 years old and also knowingly having deviate sexual intercourse with the same individual. Both charges require Rutledge to serve 85% of his sentence and subject him to life time supervision and also require he register as a sex offender when released.
Several highway projects are scheduled for this week in Miller and Morgan counties. According to MODOT, roadside maintenance will take place on route 17 between Brushy Fork road and Livingston road and also on route 52 between route “PP” and route 133 in Maries County. Bridge maintenance will take place on route 54 over Wrights Creek, east of Copperhead road and culvert pipe replacement is scheduled for this week on route “W” at Kristy road and also on route “FF” at Mount Herman road. In Morgan County, culvert pipe replacement in various locations is scheduled for route 135 between route “J” and cup tree road and also between route 5 and cup tree road. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic thru the work areas.