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December promises a lot of Christmas celebrations and events and Christmas on the Square in Camdenton is one of the highlights of the season.

Despite the fact that more than 50 residents showed up at the last meeting of the Lake Ozark Planning and Zoning Commission to voice opposition to the move, Mayor Dennis Newberry isn’t giving up on his attempt to get the commission, and then the board of aldermen, to reverse the ordinance pr…

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The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen Tuesday night accepted a letter of resignation from Lake Ozark Police Chief Gary Launderville. Dec. 30 will be his last day on the job.

The president of the Camdenton Board of Education is being called out for her public comments regarding claims that the Camdenton School District was not properly notified of plans for the Preserve at Sycamore Creek in Osage Beach.

In October, the Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise Board reported $100,000 in donations to seven Missouri-based entities as efforts continue to establish an Osage Casino & Hotel property near the Lake of the Ozarks.

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It was standing-room-only at Lake Ozark’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday night – and it wasn’t a friendly crowd.

Weekend renters have been known to party at the Lake like there’s no tomorrow – grilling in the nude, mistakenly walking into neighboring homes, blasting loud music day and night, parking anywhere and everywhere and filling every trash receptacle on the street with beer cans and booze bottle…


The City of Osage Beach is announcing that the St. Louis-based SkyView Partners and Tegethoff Development will develop Oasis at Lakeport, a new $300-million family resort and entertainment district to be developed along the Lakeport property acquired by Big Thunder Marine in 2021 at Highway …

One year after he started at the job, Lake Ozark City Administrator David Mitchem will be leaving his position. The news was shared at the end of a closed session held after Tuesday night’s regular Board of Aldermen meeting.

Voters in Miller, Morgan and Camden counties will have special issues on their ballots in General Election voting Nov. 8 in addition to the varied Missouri Constitutional Amendment questions that will appear statewide.


The School of the Osage girls golf team won its first-ever Class 2 State Championship last week by 17 strokes over their nearest opponent.

State Rep. Dr. Lisa Thomas invites the public to join her and Lake of the Ozarks leaders for a follow-up meeting of the concerns and solutions identified through last year’s series of Lake Issues meetings. 

The Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting a “Hibernation Zone” across the Midwest for the winter season. Though it’s still too early to tell what the winter will bring, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is preparing for the worst. The department will hold its annual statewide winte…

The Montavy family –  Doug and Danyail and their children Sariah and Douglas II -- lost everything, barely escaping death in a devastating fire on Monday, Oct. 3, in Barnett. But a hero saved the family –  a Great Dane named Jay Lee.

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It’s time to pull the sweatpants out again for what is becoming a Lake tradition – the third Lake of the Ozarks Food Truck Festival this weekend in Laurie.

The Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council has purchased the materials and is ready to build and install its first life jacket loaner station at Franky & Louie’s Beachfront Bar and Grill.

On Oct. 5, 2022, Camden County Sheriff's Deputies and Task Force Officers from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group served a search warrant at an apartment on Casa del Rio Dr in Lake Ozark.

A community effort to build a haunted house attraction in Camdenton was so popular last year, the group has gotten together again to make it even bigger and better this Halloween.

The Camdenton Board of Aldermen recently passed an ordinance adopting the fiscal year 2022-2023 operating budget for the city. The budget is for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2022 and ending on September 30, 2023. According to City Administrator Jeff Hooker, the budget forecast includ…

Two popular Lake Ozark restaurants, as well as several residents, were without water for several hours on the evening of one of the busiest weekends of the year – during Bikefest and School of the Osage Homecoming.

The community is invited to the School of the Osage 42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at School of the Osage middle school, located at 635 Hwy. 42, Osage Beach. Over 100 booths are expected to showcase their handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, clothing, spe…

Once a year, Swinging Bridges Road in Brumley comes to life for a month when The Cave Pumpkin Patch opens for four weekends to tourists and locals. The Beabout family has been working hard, making sure all of the perfect autumn seasonal touches grace the grounds for their opening on Saturday…

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The Lake area anxiously awaited opening of Hobby Lobby in Osage Beach a few weeks ago, and now the anticipation is growing for opening of Aldi in Lake Ozark's Eagles' Landing. According to reports, Aldi, a discount grocery story, is slated to have a soft opening on Friday, Nov. 11.

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The 27th annual Lake Sun Readers Choice celebration was held at Dog Days Bar & Grill Sept. 28. The winners were chosen by the readers of the Lake Sun.

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Ballard*King & Associates principal Darin Barr met with the Board of Aldermen in their meeting on Sept. 1 for an update on the City Park Master Plan.

The future of the struggling Osage Beach Outlet Mall continues to be elusive after more finger pointing last week between City of Osage Beach officials and local developers Horizon Development and Construction.

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The campaigning at social events, the door knocking, the billboards and yard signs will all go away next week after voters in the tri-county area – and the rest of the state – go to the polls in primary election voting Tuesday, Aug. 2.