With air travel to and from the Lake on the rise, Lake of the Ozarks airports are growing to keep up. Recently, a block grant combining federal and state dollars paved the way for an apron rec…
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LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Winter weather is expected to hit the Lake this weekend with cold temperatures and a good chance of snow and other wintry precipitation.
SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. – The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Ann Davidson, Beth Riggins, Nancy Rogers, Diana Sutherland, and Sara Veile, members of the Lake of the Ozarks Boar…
The City of Camdenton has announced that Jeffrey Hooker has been selected as the new City Administrator. He is expected to be on the job sometime after January 6, 2020.
It's going to be a music-filled weekend at the Lake!
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — Starting in January, Ameren Mission will begin the annual winter drawdown of Lake of the Ozarks. This process helps provide room in the lake to handle larger spring rains. Pr…
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Recovery divers found the body of a 24-year-old Osage Beach man who drowned in a Lake of the Ozarks cove, Wednesday afternoon.
CAMDENTON, Mo. – Great Southern Bank in Camdenton presented Citizens Against Domestic Violence with a $1,000 donation as part of the company’s "A Grand Day to Celebrate" held on Dec. 3.
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — The 35th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade will ride through town on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Special this year to the parade, The World Famous Lawn Rangers of Am…
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LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The folk-rock band The Avett Brothers will perform at Ozarks Amphitheater, on one of the biggest weekends of the year at the Lake.
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — Cannabis is about to be big business in Missouri, and the Lake of the Ozarks area will likely have its fair share of cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors, if license …
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — This week is starting out a little cold, windy, and dreary with temperatures falling into the upper 30s along with a slight chance of rain on Monday. Temperatures are…
An Emmy-winning TV series focused on celebrating the most unique places, people, and lifestyles in Missouri has turned the camera toward Lake of the Ozarks.
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — A Sedalia man and three others were hospitalized in the early hours of Saturday, Dec. 6, after a rollover crash near Route W.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A rollover crash on Highway 5, Friday night, was the scene of another collision, when a driver hit a fire truck responding to the first incident.
The Lake community will gather on the Camdenton Square, this Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual Christmas on the Square. The annual event brings holiday fun to the Courthouse Quadrant in downtow…
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — An attorney hired by Camden County to evaluate several questions about the Tri-County Lodging Association and Camden County Business District says the county cannot withho…
The main reason people visit the Lake of the Ozarks is, well, the Lake. When I was a small boy visiting my grandparents who had a home on the water, I would float on an inner tube about a half…
An online auction is offering deep discounts to many Lake of the Ozarks area establishments, through Monday, Dec. 9.
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — You won't need eagle eyes to spot birds of prey at the Lake on Jan. 4–5, 2020: the annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days is bringing them for an up-close encounter... for free.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are the best places around the Lake to enjoy light displays sure to help even the Grinchiest get in the holiday spirit...
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. — Two children and one adult drowned in two separate incidents in southeast Missouri, as powerful storms moved across the country during Thanksgiving weekend.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Happy December! This month will start out with temperatures fairly mild for December, with highs expecting to reach all the way up to 57 on Thursday with a slight cha…
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A Macks Creek man is charged with seven felonies, after authorities he say he sexually abused a young girl for years.
LINN CREEK, Mo. — Three people have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors after an early-morning raid uncovered a wide range of drugs in a Linn Creek home.
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — A large portion of Lake Ozark will be without water from midnight until as late as 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A man who is alleged to have burglarized several businesses in Macks Creek has been arrested and charged with four felonies.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — A cliffside collapsed onto eastbound Highway 54, between the Nichols and Case Road exits, on Sunday evening, Dec. 1.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The sudden and powerful wind storm that blew through central Missouri on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Nov. 26-27, wreaked havoc on many docks.
Netflix’s gritty drama Ozark was rightfully nominated for nine Emmy awards, which resulted in a Best Director win for its leading man and occasional director Jason Bateman. I’ve interviewed Ja…
ELDON, Mo. — Mental Health nonprofit NAMI Missouri is hosting a series of community meetings for parents and families of children affected by the 2019 tornado and flooding in Central Missouri.
History is always more complicated than we remember having learned it. And whether that's the fault of the teacher, or the student, or perhaps the human tendency to over-simplify for memory's …
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – The Community Foundation of the Lake (CFL) has announced that the first grants have been awarded in a new, annual grant dedicated to the funding of horse and dog shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue facilities. This new grant is available thanks to a field of interest …
Lake of the Ozarks isn't just for summer fun: there are plenty of festivities and ways to enjoy the Christmas season. Here are 15 things to do during the holidays at the Lake:
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A Lake Ozark man gave authorities some trouble on Sunday, including urinating on the jail floor and kicking a deputy in the groin, authorities say.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — In closed session on Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Camden County Commission voted to ask the county prosecutor to examine the operational structure of the Tri-County Lodging Association.
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday –Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your loved ones this year, perhaps you can think of ways to share not only your dinner, but also your financial bounty.
It wasn’t quite a “kumbaya” moment, but opposing sides seemed to at least hear each other, during an informal, two-hour meeting at the Camden County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 25.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Calls for transparency have been met with several changes in TCLA's relationship with the public.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — A wind storm battered much of Missouri and several other Midwestern states Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, with gusts up to 60 mph.
A new mobile trail app created by Missouri State Parks is ready for testing at four state parks including Rock Bridge and Finger Lakes state parks in Boone County.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — This week starts off with highs in the mid 60s and will drop to the mid-upper 40s on Wednesday. A chance of precipitation will enter the forecast Tuesday and is expected to last through the weekend, with a slight chance of snow on Thanksgiving Day morning.
With the first generation of children to grow up learning and playing with digital devices in the era of big data, protecting their privacy is a new concern for parents and school districts.
Several people recently approached the County Commission with questions regarding the county’s purchase of the building formerly owned by the law firm of McElyea, Carpenter and Welch. In order to answer any similar questions anyone might have and to clear up any misconceptions, we would like…
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — Mark Edwards, a former teacher at School of the Osage—as well as another Lake of the Ozarks area school—has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a female student while on a school bus. Edwards entered his guilty plea on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty has responded, in what has become a back-and-forth public quarrel with the Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA).
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — A large portion of Lake Ozark will be without water from midnight until as late as 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
VAN BUREN, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking the public for information regarding a female adult elk found shot and left for dead Monday morning, Nov. 18, on National Park Service property near the end of M Highway in Carter County.
Ameren Missouri is warning customers about scammers that are using sophisticated tactics to imitate utility companies.
If you’re a Millennial – born between 1981 and 1996 – you’re either in the very early or relatively early stages of your career, and as the old song goes, you’ve got a lot of living to do. Still, it’s not too soon to think about a financial issue you may have overlooked: the need for life in…
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — The Tri-County Lodging Association has responded to a letter from Camden County Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty.
CAMDENTON, Mo. – Camdenton High School senior Paxton DeLaurent has been named as one of the 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship State Winners.
If you are in the vacation rental business here at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are always looking for ways to increase your rentals during the slower times of the year. The first thing you have to come to grips with is that most visitors come here to enjoy the Lake! And when they cannot enjo…
CAMDENTON, Mo. — Camdenton Police say they are investigating threatening comments allegedly made by a Camdenton High School student on Friday, Nov. 15.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Two people were arrested after authorities say they found about a pound of meth and a range of drug paraphernalia in a room at Osage Village Inn, on Friday, Nov. 15.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — This week we are expected to see highs in the upper 50s - mid 60s with most days calling for a chance of rain. Temperatures are predicted to drop starting Thursday night with snow and more rain predicted for Friday night and Saturday.
Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season.
SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. – Ozarks Kat & K9 Animal Shelter in Sunrise Beach recently received a $25,000 grant towards the purchase of a new transport van, thanks to a partnership with Petco in Osage Beach.
Amy Hernandez, president of the Community Foundation of the Lake, has received a Board Member Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — A week after voters drop-kicked a proposal for a tax-funded destination tournament soccer complex, Camden County Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty is calling out the Tri-County Lodging Association, which, along with the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau,…
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — Bagnell Dam Boulevard stretches from the intersection with Osage Beach Parkway, on the edge of Lake Ozark city limits, to Bagnell Dam. It’s the city road with the heaviest use, and the city would like to resurface and improve the boulevard. That would come with an estimated…
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The operator of a cruiser that allegedly left the scene of a late-night boating crash in September has been found and cited for the violation.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The bright streak of a meteor reflected in the waters of Lake of the Ozarks on Monday night, but central Missouri wasn't the only place privy to the sight.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. — A developer with a long list of creditors at Lake of the Ozarks has been sent to prison for a year for running what a U.S. District Judge likened to a Ponzi scheme in Kirkwood.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Boat- and dock-owners at Lake of the Ozarks have learned the hard way: winter can hit docks—and bank accounts—pretty hard.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Today’s low temperature was forecast to be around 10 or 11 degrees: an irrelevant distinction, since by the time you’re reading this, the temps may be courageously climbing into the upper teens or even the 20s, and either way, this cold front will set new records in…
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Snow brought on by a massive cold front moving through the middle of the country didn’t accumulate much, but it was enough to snarl traffic across the Lake area on Monday, Nov. 11.
Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives? For example, consider the following tr…
LAKE OZARK, Mo. — The last stoplight on Highway 54 between Camdenton and Kingdom City will be gone by 2022, if all goes according to plan.
Since medically retiring from the U.S. Army, Sergeant First Class Douglas Franklin has once again found peace and solace in a lifelong passion: woodworking. Only now, he’s enjoying his favorite pastime legally blind.
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Board of Directors would like to announce that we have unanimously voted to accept the resignation of our Executive Director, Christy Janssen. By letter to board members on May 29, 2019, Christy relinquished her duties effective after the 2019 Shootout to purs…
GRAVOIS MILLS, Mo. — A new research center has opened near Lake of the Ozarks, with the aim of researching new kinds of agriculture, and a name that honors the native tribe who was here long before the Lake was even a dream.
KEY WEST, Fla. — Billy Allen was on the throttle and Larry Pinegar was driving on Wednesday, Nov. 6, when their 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran, Team Allen Lawncare & Landscaping went airborne. The crash happened at the Race World Offshore Key West World Championships. And Team Allen's cra…
Good news for Missouri drivers: a new law that will take effect on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, will save motorists on their registration costs by adding five years to motor vehicle biannual inspection requirements.
CAMDENTON, Mo. — Fire destroyed a Camdenton home in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 6, and authorities say at this time it appears no one was home.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — There will be no destination tournament soccer complex at Lake of the Ozarks—at least, not one funded by lodging tax dollars.
Today, more and more people want their investment dollars to do some good in the world. Should you, too, consider sustainable investing? And if you do, must you accept weaker returns from your investments?
Can a dog poop out a rubber chicken? Dr. Leek at the Lake of the Ozarks Animal Hospital says, “Yes!” And he knows because he’s seen it.
Paddlesports are growing explosively across the U.S., including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. And with that rapid growth, local, state and federal governments have worked to ensure there’s plenty of paddler access, including paddlecraft-only launches that make it easy to la…
More than $80,000 will help kids dealing with critical illnesses, thanks to this year's Super Cat 4 Kids Live Auction, during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and Super Cat Fest.
Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out – if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you make the best use of these funds?
As Lake of the Ozarks area residents realize next week they'll have the chance to decide whether to fund a Destination Tournament Soccer Complex with a Lodging Tax increase, the questions have begun piling up.
Loren Peters, a commercial general contractor, technically lives in Kansas City, but he spends more than 50 percent of his time at his Sunrise Beach home on Lake of the Ozarks. He owns the Wide Open/WIA race boat that recently won the Super Stock class at the Fort Myers Beach National Champi…
CAMDENTON, Mo. – In just three hours, 509 smoke detectors were given away to locals at the Community Foundation of the Lake and Farmers Insurance's 4th Annual Great Smoke Detector Giveaway.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Thursday’s normal meeting of the Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA) was anything but, as dozens of local resort and vacation home owners showed up to voice their (strong) opinions about the proposed lodging tax increase to fund a destination tournament soccer complex (DTSC).
No, that’s not early snowfall coating the slopes of a creek bed near Eldon, just north of Lake of the Ozarks. It’s polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam™. The foam has been flowing through the creek, into a nearby farm pond and creek that flows into the Osage River.