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Rails to Trails Conservancy submits bid for Rock Island Line property

Ameren Missouri plans to make decision on former railroad by Aug. 31

The possibility of turning about 145 miles of the inactive Rock Island Railroad line into a biking and hiking trail could come to fruition.

Enrollment open for SFCC — Lake of the Ozarks, Eldon and Versailles

Returning and new students may now enroll in fall classes at the State Fair Community College Lake campus and in Eldon and Versailles. Fall classes begin Aug. 18.

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Back to School 2014: Under construction

School districts continue building efforts as school year begins

Summer construction has transformed the looks of all four major Lake Area school districts.

New State Fair campus to open in Versailles this fall

State Fair Community College announced June 24 it will open its ninth satellite campus site this fall in Versailles.

High percentage of school buses pass MSHP inspection

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F’s annual inspection of Mid-Missouri school buses scores most Lake Area buses as safe.

Animal rescue in Morgan Co.

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force, in cooperation with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, is rescuing more than 150 cats, dogs, horses and goats from a property outside of Barnett in Morgan County.

Morgan Co. man killed when tractor overturns

A Morgan County man died when the farm tractor he was driving slid backward down a hill and overturned.

City of Versailles approves $1.119 million 2014 budget

The Versailles City Council approved their budget for 2014 in early December.

Helping during the holidays

: Local organizations, individuals organize ways to give gifts to children in need for Christmas

Learn about the various programs in Lake Area that provide Christmas gifts for children, how families can sign up and how residents can donate or adopt children’s names in which to give presents.

Stover man found guilty in 2010 murder

A Stover man accused of killing another man in Morgan County in July 2010 will be sentenced later this month after a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Electric co-op members tell EPA: ‘Don’t raise our rates’

Members of electric cooperatives around the nation are flooding the Environmental Protection Agency with messages with a similar theme: “Don’t raise our rates.”

Country Cupboard benefits Buddy Pack program, Versailles area food pantry

The Versailles United Methodist Women are hosting a Country Cupboard at the church on North Monroe Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Versailles Methodist Church.

Lake Area Community Orchestra announces 2013 Winter Concert Schedule

The Lake Area Community Orchestra is happy to announce a six concert Winter Schedule for 2013. These concerts take place in various communities and places around the Lake area.

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Eldon pulls away from Versailles with victory

Mustangs move on to face Salem in district semifinals

When Versailles’ wide receiver Kaden Wilson fumbled the opening kickoff and Eldon scored on the next play from scrimmage on a 27-yard run by Dylan Wood, a silence washed over the few Tiger faithful that showed up to support the winless football team.

2013-14 Royal Theatre Season programming announced

The Royal Arts Council recently announced its 2013-14 season schedule, which began with the Apple Festival Musical Oct. 4-6, 10-12 and featured “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

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