News Tribune staff reporter
Local ice cream truck prompts BOA to reevaluate
Debate over a controversial ordinance concerning mobile vendors in the City of Eldon resurfaced at the Board of Aldermen’s Feb. 25 meeting after the board voted not to change it last October.
The Lake of the Ozarks was a chilly 34 degrees for Saturday’s 19th Annual Polar Plunge, but that didn’t seem to faze the record 654 who took the plunge into the frigid water.
Now renowned for making innovative professional-level speed skates, Bruce Kohen started his business, SS Boots, in his basement 16 years ago.
Could bring more academic credits for career and technical courses, dual-credit reimbursement
Two Missouri House of Representatives bills sponsored by Lake of the Ozarks area State Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles, could change the way school districts look at certain career and technical programs, as well as what benefits students can earn through the A+ Scholarship.
Funds would support tornado shelter, fine arts renovation
The Eldon R-1 school board is putting a $5.6 million bond issue on the April 8 ballot for district-wide improvements, including construction of a tornado safe room and Early Childhood Learning Center.
19,000 Missourians lose long-term unemployment compensation
Unemployment rates in Lake Area counties are 7.2 percent in Morgan County, 7.1 in Miller County and 5.1 in Camden County in November 2013, according to Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
This weekend is all about the birds at the Lake of the Ozarks, as Eagle Days 2014 wings through the Lake Area. The festivities started Saturday morning and will continue until 4:30 p.m. today, weather permitting.
The Miller County Commission signed an agreement Friday with the Central Region Workforce Investment Board to hire temporary employees for road maintenance work.
To get in shape with donation-funded outdoor walking track
The Tri-County YMCA in Osage Beach has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, with donations coming in for a new outdoor bicycle and walking track.
School board votes to build performing arts center
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently approved a $1.8 million grant for the Morgan County R-2 School District to build a storm shelter on its main campus in Versailles.