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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | September 8, 2013
BRANSON, Mo.-- A new ride at Silver Dollar City is bringing home a highly prestigious award. The new wood coaster Outlaw Run has earned the Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride. Hundreds of theme park insiders and ride enthusiasts voted in the international poll. The good news doesn't stop there, for the first time ever, Silver Dollar City has been named as one of the top ten Best Parks in the world.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | February 8, 2013
NOTCH, Mo. -- Silver Dollar City started test rides on Friday on its latest attraction.  The new wooden coaster, Outlaw Run, took four years to dream up, design, and build.  A spokesperson for the theme park said the ride will bring in more visitors and will likely have a ripple effect on the area's economy. Outlaw Run takes riders racing around the wooden track at 68 miles per hour.  Fred Grubb of Rocky Mountain Construction helped oversee the project. "We are really are proud, and it's really exciting," Grubb said.
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by Curtis Hancock KY3 News | December 2, 2011
NOTCH, Mo. --  A woman from Branson was hit as she was trying to cross Missouri 76 on Thursday night.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Maizy Hicks , 19, was in an unlit pedestrian crossing when she was hit around 9:30 p.m.  A helicopter ambulance took Hicks to a hospital in Springfield.  Her condition was not being released on Friday morning but the Highway Patrol report said she was seriously injured.  The driver of the westbound...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | December 4, 2012
BRANSON, Mo. - A Branson destination leads off a popular travel site's list of best places for holiday lights . Yahoo! Travel chose The Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City as one of its best holiday light attractions. The theme park was chosen for its display featuring more than four million lights. Silver Dollar City is in good company, as the list also includes Rockefeller Center in New York and Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The Old Time Christmas display runs through Dec. 30 at Silver Dollar City.
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Chris Replogle, KY3 News and creplogle@ky3.com | October 27, 2011
BRANSON WEST, Mo. - The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a head-on crash involving a Harrison School District bus and an SUV. It happened this morning near the entrance of Silver Dollar City, at the intersection of Indian Point Road and Highway 76.  None of the 27 high school aged kids and staff on the bus complained of any injuries. The school bus driver and the driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.  
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | September 11, 2013
NOTCH, Mo. - KY3 News brings its 60th anniversary Celebrate the Ozarks road show moves into Silver Dollar City today.   Our 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts will be live near the theme park's Grand Exposition area near Red Gold Hall. Silver Dollar City is offering a special $10 admission ticket from 3 to 7 p.m. for people to attend the broadcasts.  Viewers have to mention the KY3 shows at the ticket booths. Proceeds from that $10 ticket will go to local children's charities. You can register to win a new 60-inch television at the live broadcasts.
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by Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | March 17, 2011
NOTCH, Mo. -- Thousands of people enjoyed the reopening of Silver Dollar City for the season Thursday.  Tourism leaders for the Branson area have one main goal this year: getting people in the Ozarks to travel on what they call a "state-cation. "  In the first two hours, Silver Dollar City workers say they reached their projected number of visitors for the day: 8,000 people.  The warm spring day got things off to a good start. “We cannot afford to go a little further than a just a day away,” said Terri Swinford, one of those customers.
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by Paul Adler, KY3 News / Follow Paul on Facebook, Twitter @KY3Pad and Email padler@ky3.com | November 9, 2012
NOTCH, Mo. -- More than 2,000 runners and walkers will compete in the sold-out Run to the Lights on Friday night. The event helps kick off the Christmas season at Silver Dollar City near Branson. The race benefits The Caring People.  The group was founded in 1997 by JoDee Herschend.  It focuses on helping single moms who are looking for a way to meet other christian women.  The single mom help each other make their lives better for themselves and and their children. Last year, the run/walk event raised about $55,000.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | August 9, 2012
NOTCH, Mo. -- Silver Dollar City unveiled its new thrill ride on Thursday morning.  Outlaw Run is a $10 million wooden roller coaster that should open next year.  Construction is already underway. "From anywhere in the park you can see that first hill, and that one's just spectacular," said Duane Marden, a roller coaster enthusiast from Wisconsin. Marden compiles an official list of ride info for thrill seekers like himself and publishes it on his website http://rcdb.com . Outlaw will achieve speeds of 68 miles per hour and feature the world's steepest drop on a wooden roller coaster.  Outlaw Run also will be the only wooden roller coaster with 360-degree double barrel rolls.  It is the first wooden coaster with the technology to turn riders upside down, and it does so three separate times.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | March 15, 2013
Notch, Mo -- More than 15 thousand people attended opening day at Silver Dollar City. While a recent study suggests the tourism forecast in the Branson area to be flat this summer, Silver Dollar City managers are hopeful. It's the star attraction for this season, the new wooden roller coaster. "We came today to experience Outlaw Run, for its world debut. It was worth the drive from Kansas City to do so," said visitor, Sean Fite. Park managers consider the ride a $10 million dollar investment into the tourism industry.
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by Emily Wood and Robin Yancey, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | September 27, 2013
NOTCH, Mo. -- It takes courage for anyone to tempt fate and climb aboard a roller coaster, especially one with a 110-foot drop.  For a man from Texas, it was an accomplishment one year in the making. Timothy McCarty traveled to Silver Dollar City on Friday for a chance to ride the Powder Keg.  The experience was something he could only dream about last year. "I couldn't ride it last time," McCarty said. In 2012, when McCarty came here to Silver Dollar City with his family, he had no idea the experience would change his life forever.
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by Chris Replogle and Gene Hartley, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 19, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- KY3 is throwing a 60th birthday bash, and you are invited. KY3 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. will hit the road for 10 weeks to celebrate 60 years of broadcasting in the Ozarks.  The tour began on the opening night of the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield on Thursday, July 25.   The tour ends with a special anniversary show on Oct. 9. We invite you to join us at a tour stop near you.  Be a part of the audience for our live...
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | September 11, 2013
NOTCH, Mo. - KY3 News brings its 60th anniversary Celebrate the Ozarks road show moves into Silver Dollar City today.   Our 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts will be live near the theme park's Grand Exposition area near Red Gold Hall. Silver Dollar City is offering a special $10 admission ticket from 3 to 7 p.m. for people to attend the broadcasts.  Viewers have to mention the KY3 shows at the ticket booths. Proceeds from that $10 ticket will go to local children's charities. You can register to win a new 60-inch television at the live broadcasts.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | September 8, 2013
BRANSON, Mo.-- A new ride at Silver Dollar City is bringing home a highly prestigious award. The new wood coaster Outlaw Run has earned the Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride. Hundreds of theme park insiders and ride enthusiasts voted in the international poll. The good news doesn't stop there, for the first time ever, Silver Dollar City has been named as one of the top ten Best Parks in the world.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | July 19, 2013
OZARK, Mo. -- The story of a woman who is selling all her possessions to pay for her own funeral touched many viewers and web readers.  Dozens have offered to help cancer patient Roxanne Allen, or have driven distances to talk to her at the vacant lot where she's holding a weeklong garage sale.   Now, two of her last wishes will come true. In May 2011, doctors gave Allen two months to live.  Two years and two months later, she now figures she only has weeks to go.  Her body isn't accepting nourishment from food, so she is slowly starving.  In order not to burden her boyfriend and her mother with the cost of her funeral, Allen is trying to sell all of her possessions from her home and two storage units.  Allen has always wanted to take a trip on the Branson Belle on Table Rock Lake.  After she mentioned that to a reporter, the folks at Silver Dollar City, which owns the Branson Belle, offered her a trip.  A funeral home, which didn't wish to be named, has agreed to take care of her cremation and funeral services.   Also, a fund to help Allen is set up at area Great Southern Bank branches for anyone who would like to help Allen.  The fund is under her full name, D. Roxanne Allen.  To send money by mail, send it c/o Great Southern Bank, PO Box 283, Ozark, Mo. 65721.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | March 15, 2013
Notch, Mo -- More than 15 thousand people attended opening day at Silver Dollar City. While a recent study suggests the tourism forecast in the Branson area to be flat this summer, Silver Dollar City managers are hopeful. It's the star attraction for this season, the new wooden roller coaster. "We came today to experience Outlaw Run, for its world debut. It was worth the drive from Kansas City to do so," said visitor, Sean Fite. Park managers consider the ride a $10 million dollar investment into the tourism industry.
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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | March 13, 2013
Notch, Mo. --  Silver Dollar City's newest wooden coaster, Outlaw Run, officially opens to the public Friday, March 15.  But Wednesday a small group of park employees, community leaders, and reporters got to test the ride out and share their findings. I climbed aboard the park's newest and coolest $10 million addition, in a front row seat, with the SDC co-founder Sherry Herschend. The 16-story, nearly vertical, 81-degree drop starts things off, and if you're not ready, it will take you by surprise.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | February 8, 2013
NOTCH, Mo. -- Silver Dollar City started test rides on Friday on its latest attraction.  The new wooden coaster, Outlaw Run, took four years to dream up, design, and build.  A spokesperson for the theme park said the ride will bring in more visitors and will likely have a ripple effect on the area's economy. Outlaw Run takes riders racing around the wooden track at 68 miles per hour.  Fred Grubb of Rocky Mountain Construction helped oversee the project. "We are really are proud, and it's really exciting," Grubb said.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com | January 3, 2013
BRANSON WEST, Mo. -- A house near Branson West is a total loss after a a fire gutted it early Thursday. The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m.  When crews arrived at the two-story house in the 1400 block of Talking Rocks Road, they found flames coming through the roof. At one point Talking Rocks Road was closed so crews could fight the fire.  Thirty firefighters fought the fire from a defensive stance to prevent nearby homes from catching fire.  Tankers shuttled water to the scene from the nearest hydrant one mile away, firefighters said.
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by Maria Neider, KY3 News and mneider@ky3.com | December 21, 2012
KY3's Ozarks Today got a private cooking lesson at Silver Dollar City's Culinary and Craft School. Here's a special holiday breakfast recipe that won't keep you in the kitchen long. Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Souffle' 1 large loaf of cinnamon raisin bread 3/4 cup of maple syrup, divided 12 ounces of cream cheese, softened 6 ounces of butter, softened 10 eggs, beaten 3 cups of half and half Place chopped/broken bread in a well -buttered 9 x 13 inch glass pan.  Mix cream cheese, butter and 1/4 cup maple syrup until smooth.  Spread on top of the bread, leaving space to pour the egg mixture through.
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