Two hundred ninety-eight voters choose the Donald J. Trump sub-caucus at the Camden County Republican Caucus Saturday, March 2 at the Camdenton Middle School in Camdenton. Pedestals with candidate names were placed in various locations in the gym. Voters went and stood by the pedestals to vote and be counted.
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Trump takes state, Camden County in Saturday caucuses

Former President Donald J. Trump won the Missouri GOP caucuses held Saturday, March 2. The 2024 Camden County GOP Presidential Caucus was held on Saturday, March 2, at the Camdenton Middle …

Tornado Warning Drill Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week

On Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. State Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will conduct a Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill as part of Severe Weather Preparedness …
Paul Arthur Brotherton, 82
Paul Arthur Brotherton, son of Louis Edward and Fannie Marie Walters Brotherton, was born August 24, 1941, in Waynesville, Missouri, and departed this life February 28, 2024, in Springfield, …
Audra “Janie” Austin, 89
Audra “Janie” Austin, 89 of Lake Ozark, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 at Laurie Care Center in Laurie. She was born Aug. 23, 1934 in Dover, Ark., daughter of the late Charles and Florence …
William Regis (Bill, Jr.) Sandknop, 76,
William Regis (Bill, Jr.) Sandknop, 76, of Camdenton, formerly of Edina, MO, and Davenport, IA, died Sunday, February 25, 2024 with his family by his side. Bill was born March 23, 1947, to William H. …
Stephen Lee Kralina, 69
Stephen Lee Kralina, age 69, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.  He was born December 23, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son …
Moses Claxton, 16
Moses Claxton, age 16, of Brumley, Missouri returned to the Lord on February 16, 2024 in Lake Ozark, Missouri. He was born on December 22, 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri; a son of Brian and Jessica …
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Macks Creek senior Aidyn Merchant exits the mat after beating Dakota Cobb from Summit Christian Academy by fall in the second round at 175 pounds on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Class 1 State Wrestling Tournament at Mizzou Arena.
Merchants make Macks Creek history
Experiencing what it’s like to qualify for the State Tournament in wrestling must be a special feeling, but to share that experience with your sibling makes it even more special.   …
Nathaniel Beeson Earns Athlete of the Week Honors 
Nathaniel Beeson Earns Athlete of the Week Honors   Athlete: Nathaniel Beeson School: Camdenton   Sport: Wrestling Grade: Senior   Camdenton senior wrestler …
Camdenton junior Abby Fuglsang (45-1) goes for the takedown against senior Jaden Breeden (47-7) from Liberty in the fourth round of the consolation bracket at 110 pounds during the Class 3 State Wrestling Tournament, before advancing to the third place match on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Mizzou Arena.
Fuglsang, Rathmann place third for Camdenton
The Camdenton girls wrestling team placed 20th out of 66, led by Senior Klara Rathmann and Junior Abby Fuglsang both finishing in third place at the Class 2 State Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 24, at …
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Museum hosts heritage day

It’s time for chili and history in Tuscumbia. The Miller County Historical Society Museum will host a Heritage Day/Chili Dinner event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23. …

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