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Sunday Marks One Year Since Drowning of 20 Year Old Iowa Man

This Sunday will mark the one year anniversary since the drowning death of an Iowa man at the Lake. On May 31st, 2014, 20 year old Brandon Ellingson drowned while in the custody of the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division. Here’s a timeline of events surrounding the tragic incident. In September, a coroner’s inquest ruled Ellingson’s death accidental and special prosecutor … [Read More]

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Several Citations Issued

A total of 13 citations and 27 warnings were issued in conjunction with a hazardous moving violation enforcement operation conducted in Camden, Miller, and Morgan counties on Saturday (23) by the Missouri Highway Patrol. Corporal Scott White says the numbers … [Read More]


Linn Creek Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

A Linn Creek man is facing several charges after being arrested Monday by the Highway Patrol. According to Troop F’s arrest report, 29 year old Shanon Bass is facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance after troopers found Morphine in his … [Read More]

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LORDEC Planning & Raising Funds For Housing Study

The Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council continues to work on developing a comprehensive housing study. LORDEC, which serves the tri-county area, believes affordable housing is a vital step in getting entrepreneurs to take a serious look at … [Read More]

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Rock Island Trail Meeting to be Held in Stover

Lake Area residents will soon have another opportunity to learn more about the proposed Rock Island Trail as its Board of Directors will be holding a meet and greet on Monday June 1st in Stover. Earlier this year the Surface Transportation Board approved the … [Read More]

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Road Projects Announced For This Week

Several road projects are scheduled for this week by MODOT in the Lake area. In Camden County, roadway widening continues on Highway Five in Sunrise Beach. One lane will be open with a pilot car guiding traffic. Roadside maintenance will take place on … [Read More]

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Keep Fire Safety in Mind on Holiday

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died in defense of our nation. Family and friends will also gather together and fire up the grill. Chief Jeff Dorhauer with the Osage Beach Fire Protection District reminds residents to take the necessary … [Read More]

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Remember Reason for Memorial Day

Family and friends are gathering today (Mon) for good food and fun as many Lake Area residents get an extra day off from work. However, it’s also important to remember what Memorial Day is all about. That’s according to Lance Kellog, Commander of the VFW in … [Read More]