Dianne Steingrubey


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Update: Preparing for the second year of Goodwin Pit clean up

Upcoming Goodwin Pit Sinkhole workdays set for March 9-10

During the last Goodwin Pit workday on Feb. 16, volunteers made a lot of progress and the MCKC feels that they are getting close to opening up the drain in the sinkhole. MCKC believes it is very important to open the drain before the spring rains start. Therefore, they’ve scheduled two additional workdays in March on Saturday and Sunday.

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Preparing for the second year of Goodwin Pit clean up

Lack of funding could undo a year’s worth of labor

A year ago Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy (MCKC) took on the mission of reclaiming a cavern and sinkhole buried in decades of trash.

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Local girl gives back to community through Make a Wish shopping spree

Sophia Manuel of Versailles was recently granted her wish of a shopping adventure for her horse, Starlight.

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Camdenton teen gives to Beacon of Hope Food Pantry

Kayla Beshears’ Christmas wish was to feed the hungry and, as a result, 250 families had a pleasant Christmas dinner.

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Flu spiked early this season

Type B flu sees predominant cases in Lake Area

According to Lake Regional Health System, the flu spiked much earlier in the season than usual, and cases are still being confirmed at a fairly consistent rate.

Missouri’s unemployment benefits see cutbacks

State officials notified the Missouri Career Center in Camdenton on Friday, Jan. 11 that Missouri's unemployment benefits have been cutback effective immediately.

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Mills recognizes Good Citizens for December

School of the Osage Leland O. Mills Elementary recently announced students who earned the Good Citizens Award for December.

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Lake Area food pantries: The need for help is still here after the holidays

Food pantries directors report increase of clients in 2012

The Lake Area’s food pantries saw an increase of people served in 2012, and directors encourage the community to donate in the New Year.

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Leaving a Lake Legacy: Making a campus a home for higher education

Columbia College psychology professor’s dedication helps make the campus a quality educational institution

At age 50, Shirley Watkins enrolled at Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks. She has been a fixture at the campus as a student, earning a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and business administration in 1996, and a faculty member since 1998.

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A sit-down with Santa’s helper

Local ‘elf’ gets children’s questions to Santa answered by the big guy

When Rob Mitchell was a young boy growing up in St. Louis, he noticed something peculiar at the Jamestown Mall around Christmas time. He had visited with what he thought was one Santa and then noticed another Santa at the other end of the mall.

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