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The future of the Outlet Mall hangs in the balance as the Osage Beach Board of Aldermen will consider a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission recommendation during a special meeting Monday to adopt a TIF plan.

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On June 3, Lake Regional Health System welcomed longtime benefactors Peter and Susan Brown to a dedication ceremony for the Robert B. Koplar Memorial Garden. The Browns gave $35,500 to renew the garden, named in memory of Susan’s brother, and to install a “Birds in Flight” sculpture by Joey Los.

There’s a quote by Edward Everett Hale: “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

A proposal to redevelop the Osage Beach Outlet Mall will face its first major hurdle when the OB Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission holds a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.


Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms said he’s come under fire lately from those claiming he’s not sticking to the promises he made while campaigning last year for the Law Enforcement Sales Tax (LEST). However, he said with the exception of hiring, he has accomplished exactly what he promised – …

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The Camden County Commission unanimously approved a bid of $4.7 million at their May 17 meeting for the purpose of asbestos removal and remodeling work to the Camden Courthouse, areas of the Justice Center and the White House, located behind the courthouse. The work was awarded to Veregy, th…

Memorial Day is May 30 and in the tradition of kicking off summer with a bang, Lake of the Ozarks is home to a number of fireworks displays to celebrate. Here’s our list of where to catch a show this holiday weekend.

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The City of Camdenton will not be using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to aid in the development of a proposed housing and retail backed by graduates of Camdenton High School. Instead, a form of revenue sharing will be to help finance the project.

If it wasn’t for the sign out front, those heading to the Shady Gators entertainment complex this weekend might not be able to find the place. That’s because the entrance to the complex has completely changed.


The Camdenton City Council approved a pre-annexation agreement with MO Lake Development at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 17, opening the door to development of what could become a major housing and retail center.

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When one door closes, another one opens. That’s the case with Alhonna Resort and Marina in Lake Ozark. Owner Shirley Gross-Russel has decided it’s time to pursue other interests, and Alhonna is under new ownership. New owners Aaron and Erin McArdle, along with their remote CEO and partner Ja…

A delegation of Lake-area business owners, concerned citizens and government officials visited the Capitol Building in Jefferson City April 26 to voice support of a bill that seeks to amend the Missouri State Constitution to include the Osage River as a legally permissible location for gaming,

There’s been much discussion lately regarding the purchase of a Tesla Model 3 by the Linn Creek Police Department. For many reasons, including the price, an electric vehicle may not seem the appropriate choice to add to a fleet of police patrol cars. In fact, Linn Creek is the first departme…

A total of 116 runners and walkers participated in Lake Regional Health System’s 13th Annual Fun Run/Walk, held May 7 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.

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Lake Lifestyles magazine hosted a party at Li'L Rizzo's in Osage Beach to recognize the winners and finalists in the Best of the Lake Survey. Winners are chosen by readers and featured in the May/June issue of Lake Lifestyles magazine.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the exclusive supplier of blood and plasma to patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, is issuing a critical appeal for all negative blood types.

As Osage Beach continues to see growth, city officials are taking a close look at the decorative welcome banners that grace the light poles along Osage Beach Parkway.

Major League Fishing is set to visit the Lake of the Ozarks April 30-May 5, for the fourth event of the 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour regular-season – the Bass Boat Technologies Stage Four on Lake of the Ozarks Presented by Bass Cat.

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The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen is being asked to approve an ordinance at Tuesday’s regular meeting that would retain Regional Strategies, LLC to “assist the City's economic development team and further explore potential interest with local developers, regional developers and national devel…

A short agenda resulted in a brief meeting of the City of Camdenton Board of Alderman on April 19. Topics addressed by the board include a small revision to the employee pay plan, acknowledgement and approval of a new board president and the approval to issue a liquor license.

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The 71st annual Camdenton Dogwood Festival is here and promises fun, food and games including the traditional parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Tempers flared at the Tuesday, April 12, Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen meeting when two people, neither of whom are Lake Ozark residents, criticized aldermen for taking a stance against Mayor Dennis Newberry’s violation of a city ordinance.

Although the City of Linn Creek would benefit from the development of additional land, forced annexation of a plot in the adjacent unincorporated section of the city was never the plan. In fact, Matt Kostelnik, Economic Development Specialist, said annexation isn’t even the word that applies here.

The Lake Ozark Regional Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is hosting an open house at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Eldon Sacred Heart Catholic Church. This is for youth ages 12 and up. The CAP is part of the United States Auxillary with three main missions: Emergency Services, Aerosp…

Anna Mary (Morriss) Snyder of Roach, MIssouri (formerly of Maryville, Missouri) passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 10, 2022 in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was 99 years old, born November 5, 1922 in Rea, Missouri.

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Soon after being elected mayor of Lake Ozark in April 2021, Dennis Newberry changed the city letterhead to include his photo in the upper right corner and the city’s logo in the upper left corner. Over this past weekend, he used that letterhead to promote candidates he supported in the April…

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Osage Beach the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2020.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Jim Dain of Pittsfield, Ill. for snagging a monster 140-pound, 10-ounce paddlefish March 18 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The latest record breaks the previous record of 140-pounds, 9-ounces set in 2015 on Table Rock Lake.

The prospects of a multi-purpose housing development in Osage Beach is now in the hands of the board of aldermen after the Planning & Zoning Commission endorsed the project earlier this week by approving a rezoning request.