Day: October 28, 2020

April Ballot to Include Akers Seeking Second Term as Mayor, Tourism Tax Renewal

by: Scott McCaulley A lengthy Branson Board of Alderman meeting Tuesday included some decisions involving the 2021 April Municipal Election: At the end of the evening during the report period, Mayor Edd Akers announces that he will run for a second term for Mayor. Akers was elected in 2019 beating out then Mayor Karen Best, …

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Blue Eye Claims Volleyball District, Branson and Reeds Spring Play for Titles Tonight

by: Scott McCaulley High School Volleyball District Action involving Lakes Area Schools sees one team claim a District Title and two other playing in Championship Matches tonight. Blue Eye claims a Class 1 District Championship in Chadwick Tuesday evening as the second seeded Lady Bulldogs upend top seed New Covenant in three straight games to …

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Lengthy Branson Aldermen Meeting Includes Approval of Rate Adjustments, Denial of Zoning Changes

by: Scott McCaulley The Branson Board of Aldermen work for over five and a half hours getting through a lengthy agenda at their last regular meeting for October Tuesday night. Two of the items acted on were a proposed 2% Water and 7% Sewer Rate Hike for next year to help cover costs for projected …

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Hollister Woman Injured in Traffic Crash After Suffering Medical Episode

by: Scott McCaulley A woman from Hollister escapes with just minor injuries after suffering a medical issue causing her minivan to leave the Highway. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash took place around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon on Highway 65 four miles north of Branson with 59-year-old Michelle Perryman suffering minor injuries after the …

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Skaggs Foundation Provides Water Bottles to Area Schools

Press Release While local school leaders were making plans to safely bring students back to the classroom, Skaggs Foundation recognized a need and stepped up to help. With water fountains throughout schools shut down for safety concerns, Skaggs Foundation found an opportunity to expand an ongoing project and provide more than 11,000 water bottles to …

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W. 76 Country Blvd Temporary Lane Closure on Thursday

Press Release The westbound lane of W. 76 Country Blvd., including the sidewalk, between the Titanic and Gretna Road intersection, will be temporarily closed to traffic this Thursday beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the installation of a Christmas tree. Traffic delays are expected in this area during this closure which is expected to be complete …

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