When I decided to study journalism in college, I did so knowing that I wanted to write articles that helped people.
I’ve been putting off writing this goodbye-column for days now, not just because I don’t want to write it (but to be honest that has definitely played a role), but because I have so many things I am wanting to say.
“So long Branson, it was a blast.”
As always, the Tri-Lakes Area remains a terrific place to be on the Fourth of July and its associated weekend.
Shortly after storms hit the Tri-Lakes area on May 29, I was with someone who thought a tornado must of been in the area because a “tornado” siren sounded.
COLUMBIA – Reeds Spring High School sophomore Paige Rantz came into the Class 3 state track and field championships on Saturday with high hopes.
Ah, three-day weekends. We all live for them.
As the newest addition to the staff of the Branson Tri-Lakes News, I wanted to introduce myself to our readers. I will be interning as a staff writer for the paper this summer and am very excited to start this journey as a journalist.
The other day I noticed what looked like little piles of sand on the windowsill above my bathtub. I cleaned them up, but the next day they were back, along with some little worker bugs moving around them. I knew in an instant I had termites. I wasn’t pleased, but I wasn’t apoplectic either.
I was reminded recently that Sunday marked five years since I became the managing editor here at the Branson Tri-Lakes News.
Every generation has its “Where were you when?” moment.
What a long and dreary winter we had here in the Tri-Lakes Area! Thankfully, the days are getting longer and warmer, the birds are chirping and things are finally starting to bloom; Spring, or “selling season,” as I like to call it, is once again upon us!
It’s election time again – and this time, it’s personal.
If you’re familiar with the phrase “for all of us here in the News Room, I’m Tim Church,” then you’re already acquainted to my name or hopefully a few of my stories.
A new year offers an opportunity for new beginnings. That’s true for almost all of us, but it is especially true for a number of newly elected officials in the Taney and Stone counties.
This is the last edition of the Branson Tri-Lakes News for 2018. It’s been a great year in a lot of ways, and – being that this is the news business – a tragic year, too.
It’s that time of year, folks. If you are reading this, and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, maybe you should get up and go to the store – but only after thoroughly reading your newspaper, of course – and make sure you shop local as much as you can.
I am definitely not average.
It’s full-on Christmas season now.
The time has come for me to say goodbye to the Tri-Lakes Area, but I’m not going too far.
While covering an event Nov. 7, I witnessed something that I had never seen before: Two deer swimming across Table Rock Lake.
If you voted in Taney or Stone county on Nov. 6, pat yourself on the back. You took part in one of the greatest exercises of freedom in history.
On Wednesday I got to see one of the Tri-Lakes Area’s truly great annual events.
Winter is fast-approaching as we enjoy these few weeks of fall weather and the Taney County Road and Bridge department is already preparing for future snowy forecasts.
Halloween is here.
Whether they’re trying to sell us a new insurance plan or congratulating us on winning a free cruise, if you have a cell phone, you’re bound to have experienced some sort of spam call. Well, I got one such call, but it set itself apart from all the rest. You see, this caller stated I had a w…
Friday night might have been a revolutionary one for Branson. If so, it was a quiet coup.
Labor Day is over.
School is back in session, and that means teachers are back at their jobs. Everyone reading this should feel good about it.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Missourians went to the polls to decide primary candidates, as well as a few other issues.
On Tuesday, voters will make their decisions in the primary election. A few candidates will be victorious, but most will be disappointed.
The Central Ozark Conference, in which Branson has played for decades, and which Reeds Spring and Hollister joined in later years, is gone.
Heartache has swept across the Ozarks and emergency personnel and law enforcement agencies have been responding to each affiliated tragedy.
Time is running out, folks.
Opioid abuse-related talks appear to be everywhere. It pops up in advertisements before YouTube videos play, it is at the forefront of many political candidates’ platform and it seems to be an ever-growing issue, especially in the Tri-Lakes Area.
Summer is here.
I’m going to start by making one of the least controversial statements I can think of:
Unless you’ve been taking a break from the ol’ Branson Tri-Lakes News over the last few weeks, you already know “The Janet Ellis Benefit Spectacular: She Lost Her Hair, But Not Her Flair” show was held last week at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
It is now less than two months until the primary election.
Hello! My name is Emily Cole. I’m a new face in the newsroom here at the Branson Tri-Lakes News. I’m going to be working here this summer as an intern, writing stories and exploring Branson. I’m a senior journalism and mass media student at Missouri State University in Springfield.
Few major events in the Tri-Lakes Area are done bigger or better than the Legends of Golf Tournament that took place two weeks ago at Top of the Rock.
This is a big, exciting time of year for Branson. Get out and enjoy it.
It’s election season folks, and it’s not just time to get out and vote – it’s time to get out and vote local.
I willingly held a snake this week. And it wasn’t just any snake. It was a two-headed western rat snake at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.
We learned this week that last year’s Super Summer Car Cruise was Branson’s last.
Frontier, a Denver-based airlines, is returning to Branson Airport in June.
Critics, both Democrats and Republicans, have been taking potshots at the 45th president since he won the election over Hilliary Rodham Clinton on Nov. 8, 2016. Donald J. Trump has been tweeting, pushing back and just simply doing the job he said he would for the American people (without pay).
Finally, something good is happening in Washington, D.C. No, not the senate passage of a tax bill. Certainly not the lighting of the Congressional Christmas tree. And, certainly not the resignations of Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken, although both needed to go.
Americans are feeling exuberant this Christmas. Consumer confidence (at a 17-year high) is driving the expected growth in retail sales. And that, forecasters suggest, means retailers should see a growth in seasonal sales of 4.5 percent. That compares to 3.6 percent growth in 2016. What does …