SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The summer of 2022 was a busy one compared to last summer’s. More people came out of their homes post-quarantine to enjoy the particularly hot summer we just experienced, leaving a few stories involving lakes and heat. We also saw a few large court cases finish, update, and begin during the summer.
These are the top stories that you — the readers of Ozarks First — read the most this summer, from June 21 to Sept. 22.
- Published Sept. 15
A years-long case involving a mother burning the body of her deceased daughter in 2017 was wrapped up in September.
- Published July 19
A massive meth conspiracy ended with 29 pounds of meth, $57,000 of confiscated cash, guns, and 18 people indicted.
- Published July 2
Chris Darnell, 40, was killed in Michigan after his jet truck exploded while he was racing airplanes.
- Published July 23
The body of a Minnesota man who drowned in Table Rock Lake was recovered after divers and troopers searched for one day.
- Published July 6
Colin Loderhose, 25, was shot and killed by thieves at a tactical supply store.
- Published Aug. 24
Eden Village, which serves the Springfield area’s homeless population, disapproved of the Missouri bill that made it more difficult for the nonprofit to offer its help.
- Published July 14
A giant comet named K2 reached its closest point to Earth during its journey through the galaxy, which lasted millions of years.
- Published July 21
An employee at Silver Dollar City was killed while on the job. The incident investigation was given to OSHA, which had six months to complete it.
- Published July 20
During our several days of 100-degree weather during the summer and unusually high utility bills, people were interested in the most effective temperature to cool their homes.
- Published July 10
A pontoon boat collision on a shore where people were gathered killed one person.