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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

AHS Junior Caila McVey receives dual credit scholarship! Congratulations!!

From Adrian R-III:

Congratulations to Adrian R-3 Junior Caila McVey, recipient of the Fall 2021 University of Central Missouri dual credit scholarship.

Obituary - Donna Sue Kendrick

Donna Sue Kendrick, 81, Archie, MO, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, KS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial will follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville Animal Shelter.

Donna Sue was born July 26, 1940 in Warrensburg, MO, a daughter of Donald Clayton and Nellie Mae (Harding) Horn. She attended Archie schools from fourth grade through high school, graduating in 1958. Donna Sue also received an associate’s degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. Donna married the love of her life, William “Bill” E. Kendrick on September 5, 1958 in Jefferson City, MO. They were blessed with three sons and many grandkids and great-grandkids. She had lived in Raytown, MO before moving back to Archie in 1962.

Donna Sue worked for Archie Public Schools as a secretary for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Archie and also sang in the choir. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Sue wore many hats and did it with grace, love and kindness. She was a giver and shared a smile with everyone. She enjoyed her family and friends gatherings, playing cards, bowling, Snapchat, feeding any cat, dog or bird she could, road trips and slot machines.

Donna Sue was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Mary Horn. She is survived by her husband, William “Cape”, of the home; her three sons, Bill and Janetta Kendrick, Drexel, MO, Barry and Paula Kendrick, Camdenton, MO, and Brent Kendrick, Kansas City, MO; 6 grandkids, Scott and Ginna Kendrick, Thomas and Jill McCoy, Ben and Stephanie Hansen, Charles and Kelly Anderson, Kurtis and Kayla Weaver, Andrew and Brianna Bissell; and the cream of the crop, the great-grands, Madie, Aidan, Trevor, Lily, Chase, Sydney, Riley, Cora, Quinn and Charlie.

Bates County Democrats to Meet This Thursday

Help spread the word... The Bates County Democrats will be meeting this Thursday at noon at the Pennell on the northwest corner of the Butler square. 

Obituary - Joseph Samuel Duncan

Joseph Samuel Duncan, 86, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at his home in Nevada. Joe was born May 24, 1935 in Richards, MO to Dora and Roberta (Campbell) Duncan and was raised by his grandparents Joseph and Kate Duncan.. He was united in marriage to Beverly Kimmis Bradley on July 3, 1992 in Independence, MO and she survives of the home.

Joe was raised in Richards, MO and attended school there. Following his marriage to Beverly the couple made their home in Independence where Joe worked at Independence Power and Light as a mechanic until his retirement in 1997. At that time they moved to Walker, MO where they lived until coming to Nevada in 2011. He loved quail hunting, fishing, gardening, and was an avid reader of western books. He was a member of the Walker Christian Church where he sang in the choir. Joe loved to pick on people and was called onery, in the nicest way, by many. He especially loved his family, his friends, and his dog, Molly.

In addition to his wife Beverly, he is survived by four children: Stan Duncan, Morgan, TX, Larry Duncan (Jennifer), Grain Valley, MO, Jim Bradley (Libby), Kansas City, MO, Darren Bradley (Becky), Overland Park, KS; eight grandchildren, Stan Duncan, Jr., Brandy Lloyd, David Duncan, Nicole Taylor, Aaron Duncan, C.J. Bradley, Noelle Bradley, and Jake Bradley; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorveen Rowen, Texas. He was preceded in death by grandparents; parents; and his step father, Oral “Peanuts” Pennell; sister, Kathy; brother, Tom; and his beloved son, Bruce.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Walker Christian Church in Walker, MO with Pastor Tim Brewer officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Nevada Public Library (for large print books) c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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Coffman Chiropractic Assumes New Location

IT'S OFFICIAL Coffman Chiropractic has moved to their new location at 209 N. Orange St in Butler. To seal the deal, Coffman was honored with a ribbon cutting this morning by the Butler Chamber of Commerce. L to R: Chamber Executive Director Barbara Lawrence, member Kim Jacobs, Mason Coffman, staff member Heather Johnson and Chamber member Gayle Stark. To book an appointment, call 660-679-0077.

Butler Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

The Heather Diehl Farmer's Insurance agency has been selected as the Butler Chamber of Commerce business of the month for October. L to R: Chamber member Gayle Stark, member Cheyenne Burton, member Kim Jacobs, owner Heather Diehl, staff member Megan Plunkett, staff member Geneva Berry and Chamber Executive Director Barbara Lawrence. Not pictured, staff member Lynerica Heckadon.

MSHP: Please Include Safety In Your Plans For Halloween

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to have a safe Halloween.

Halloween isn’t just for children. Many adults enjoy dressing up and visiting haunted houses or attending gatherings of friends. If you are driving to a costume party, make sure your costume doesn’t hamper your vision. If you attend a Halloween party that includes alcohol, designate a sober driver for the trip home. Alcohol, even in small amounts, slows reaction time and dulls the senses. Driving after you've had alcohol could have a sad and possibly deadly result.

All drivers should stay alert when driving on Halloween. Young children excited by Halloween could dart in front of a vehicle. Slow down and drive with extra caution. Motorists picking up and dropping off trick-or-treaters may result in an increase in the number of vehicles on the road, therefore affecting traffic patterns. Please be courteous and stay alert for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Distracted drivers are dangerous drivers─when you’re driving, keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone!

Parents, please remind children to approach only familiar houses that are well lighted. Talk with them about never entering a stranger’s house or vehicle. Consider trick-or-treating with your children for their safety and because it’s a fun way to spend an evening. Give some thought to safety when choosing a costume. Consider using make-up rather than wearing a mask, which can obstruct a child's vision making it difficult to see an oncoming car. A light-colored costume is easier for drivers to see at night and adding reflective tape to dark costumes makes them visible. Flame resistant costumes are the best ones.

Trick-or-treaters are reminded to watch for traffic while they are out and about this Halloween. Remember to look both ways when crossing the street. Use sidewalks wherever possible when you're walking around a neighborhood. Please trick-or-treat while it is light outside. If you do go out after dark, increase your visibility by using a flashlight. An adult should always accompany small children, and older children should stay in groups.

Have a safe, happy Halloween!

Local Football Round-up by Cameron Hook

By Cameron Hook

Football season came winding down last week. With the regular season coming to a close, we will be going over the scores from quite a few local teams, and looking at how each finished their season. So without further ado, let us take a look at the Sports Round-Up.

As we did last week, we will start by looking at the hometown Butler Bears. The Bears have been incredibly successful all year. As a matter of fact, one could say they were as successful as possible, because they finished the season undefeated! That is right, your Butler Bears capped off the regular season with a win at home Friday night against Lone Jack. In what was a one-sided affair, the Bears ended their perfect regular season with a 53-6. Expect this squad to be heading into the Class 2 State Tournament with a killer mentality and a head full of steam.

Now it would be doing this next team a disservice to wait any longer to talk about their big win. The Drexel Bobcats who finished last season as District Champions, finished the regular season undefeated. They were unable to do so last season as they started the year off with a Forfeit Loss according to the MSHSAA website. This season Drexel started with a clean slate and took advantage of it, finishing 8-0. Now this team will be looking to not only repeat as District Champs, but they look to go even further. After beating St. Paul Lutheran 80-26, the Bobcats have to be brimming with confidence. Now just like every other football team they will be taking it one week at a time, but you have to think that each week they should be going into their matchup knowing that they can win. This is a spectacular 8-man team that just needs to stay focused and disciplined, if they can manage that, Coach Dean should be looking at nothing but more success with the Bobcats.

On the topic of 8-man, would it really be a local Sports Round-Up if the Whirlwinds were not covered? Archie traveled to Concordia for last week’s game and left with smiles on their faces. Archie came out on top with a final score of 84-42. It might have been nothing but offense, but the Whirlwinds finish the season 8-1. Now they shift their focus to their next game, which will be against Appleton City. Archie will host the Bulldogs on November 5th in their first game of the postseason. The last time these two squads faced off on the gridiron it was Archie who reigned victorious. Can Archie repeat their 60-8 win over Appleton or will the Bulldogs play spoiler on the Whirlwinds already impressive season?

For the game that many fans could not wait for, Adrian won on the road against Wellington-Napoleon. The Blackhawks got the win in a 41-15 outing. This is their fourth straight win, one that came on the back of some solid defensive play. Adrian gives up 17 points per game on average, but on Friday night they managed to keep the Tigers underneath that average. Adrian, who finished the regular season at 7-2 now must prepare for the Cass Midway Vikings who they play this Friday at home. Last week Adrain took care of Midway in a dominant win, can they repeat their success or will the Vikings be able to learn from their previous mistakes against the Blackhawks?

Let us talk about Kansas for a moment. Now they might have nice roads and bad college football teams, but we are taught to love our neighbors. So it is time to look at a good Kansas football team, and since that automatically disqualifies KU, it must be the Prairie View Buffaloes right? Right. The Buffaloes came away with a very nice victory over the Anderson County Bulldogs. The final score of this matchup was 35-7. The Buffaloes move to 6-2 on the season, and begin practice this week preparing to face off against the Parsons Vikings who happen to have the same record. The game is in Parsons and with the two teams being so evenly matched on paper, you can expect it to be entertaining for all.

For the last bit of 8-man news this week, Rich Hill defended their home turf this week as they held off the visiting Liberal Bulldogs, 46-12. The Tigers should be glad they ended the season on such a high note as there have not been too many of those this year. Both teams finish the regular season at 4-5. Now, Rich Hill will get their shot at redemption, as their next game is against a Jasper team that beat them earlier in the year. Can Rich Hill pull off the revenge game or will they fall short to the Eagles on the road? We will not be getting the answer to that question until November 5th when the Tigers go on the road.

For the Sports Round-Up Game of the Week, the Butler Bears have been chosen. While this seems like a bit of a cop out as the Bears first postseason game is still undecided, (according to the MSHSAA website,) it cannot go without saying how electric Butler is this year. Regardless of who they play, the undefeated Bears are a team you do not want to miss.

Obituary - Wesley Harley Dirks

Funeral services for Wesley Dirks will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Bethany Mennonite Church in Rich Hill, Missouri under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation 6:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 26 at the Bethany Mennonite Church in Rich Hill. Contributions to the Bethany Mennonite Church Benevolent Fund. Online condolences

Wesley Harley Dirks was born to Henry and Sadie Smith Dirks on January 16, 1942 in Halstead, KS. He peacefully passed away on October 24, 2021 in Butler, MO at the age of 79 years due to complications from Covid. When he was a few months old, he moved with his family to Rich Hill, MO where he lived for the rest of his life.

He attended the little country school down the hill from his parents house. At the age of 13 he gave his heart to the Lord and was baptized on March 27, 1955, by Minister Harvey Yost, remaining faithful to God and the Church till the end. His faith and trust in God was an encouragement to his family, often confessing his faults and teaching us to do the same.

On March 25, 1962, he was united to me, Donna Wadel, by Minister Carl Dirks. We enjoyed almost 60 years together. Into this home three sons were born.

On November 30, 1982, he was ordained to the deaconry by Minister Dennis Unruh. He faithfully served the Church until his retirement a year ago. He served on the CPS board for 10 years, making many lifelong friends. We also spent several years in Oroville, CA, under USA missions, leaving a part of our hearts there. He enjoyed being a part of the Yuma, AZ congregation during the winters that we spent there.

Dad was a farmer all his life and loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting with his grandsons and many fishing trips. In later years, many memories were made at his cabin in the woods. Dad was a friend to all and never knew a stranger. He loved to sing and enjoyed singing quartets with his sons. His grandchildren remember listening to his many stories.

Those left to cherish memories are his wife, Donna; three sons: Michael and Kimberly, Lance and Lenora, Brad and Della, all of Rich Hill, MO; seven grandsons, two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gerald and Evelyn, Moundridge, KS, Leland and Mary Lou, Montezuma, KS; one sister, Gloria Koehn of Moundridge, KS; one sister-in-law, Carrol Dirks of Rich Hill, MO. Preceding him in death were his parents, four sisters, one brother, and three brothers-in-law.

BCSO Beards for kids fundraiser

So it’s that time of year again. If you see a deputy and he or she looks like they need to borrow your razor to shave their face, it’s not because we slacked off on our requirements. We have officially kicked off our Beards for Kids fundraiser. 

Our fundraiser allows the deputies the opportunity to take youth from our community Christmas Shopping in December. 

Since the program kicked off we have served hundreds of kids at the greatest time of year for giving. We can’t do it without help from our community partners.

If you want to help grab a deputy, drop them a $5, $10, $20, $50 or even an $100. We also take checks but please make them out to the Bates County Sheriff’s Community Benefit Fund.

We are also working with a local youth that wants to put on a car and truck show soon to raise money for the program. Watch for information coming on that!

Monday, October 25, 2021

Louisburg Kansas man killed in Cass County Fatality accident on Missouri 2 Highway

On October 25th around 3:35 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 2 Highway just west of Groh Rd. in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the westbound 2016 Ford F-150 driven by 21 year old Shawn M. Espey of Louisburg, Kansas attempted to overtake an unknown vehicle in oncoming traffic and was struck by the 2013 Volvo Semi Truck driven by 34 year old Matthew Harris of Harrisonville.

Mr. Espey was pronounced dead at the scene of this accident and he was transported to Frontier Forensics.

View crash report below:

Update: Shooting Investigation in Belton

On 10-25-2021 at approximately 5:15 PM, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of E Hargis on a reported shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located one victim who had been injured by gunfire. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim remains in the hospital in stable condition. The suspect is described as a black male 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, slender build and wearing a red hoodie. 

The suspect left the scene in a blue unknown make vehicle. Investigators are seeking any information from the public which may assist with identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Hasch at 816-331-1500 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Obituary - Patsy Ann Vaughn

Patsy Ann Vaughn, age 84, a resident of Nevada, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at her home in Nevada. She was born September 5, 1937, in Ft. Scott, Kansas the daughter of Harold Sipe and Thelma Fitzgerald Sipe. Patsy spent her childhood on the farm on the banks of Mill Creek near Devon, Kansas. She attended the Crescent Rural School and went on to graduate from the Uniontown High School. She trained under the direction of Sister Mary Jude (Dietrich). Following her training with the sisters of Mercy, she moved to Nevada where she worked in Dr. Wray’s office. She later worked as a lab tech at the Nevada City Hospital and the Bates County Medical Clinic and the Nevada Medical Clinic. She retired from the Nevada Regional Medical Center at the age of 75. Pat felt she was put on this earth to help others, and that she did for the majority of her adult life. Pat enjoyed fishing, working in her yard and going to the casino with her friends. She absolutely loved to dance. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her kids and grandkids at family holidays and backyard get-togethers.

Survivors include her children, Steven Michael Sipe (Becky) of Kincaid, Kansas, Mikki Gardner (Rocky) of Nevada, Douglas Duncan of Nevada, Missouri, Chadd Duncan of Walker, Missouri, Jana Vaughn of Nevada and D.J. Vaughn also of Nevada, Darlene Hallford (Dennis) of Eldorado Springs, Missouri and Melissa Smith (Paul), of Nevada; twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, John Sipe (Marilyn) of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and a sister in law, Joyce Sipe of rural Fort Scott, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Vaughn, a grandson, Tanner Duncan, a sister, Shirley Loubier and a brother, Bob Sipe.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left in of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Obituary - Kathleen Mary Brockway

Kathleen “Katy” Mary Brockway, age 70, of Nevada, MO, passed on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Katy was born October 6, 1951, in Spirit Lake, IA to Jerry Myer and Agatha Mary (Theobald) Caviness. On June 23, 1981, she married Dewayne Marvin Brockway in Minnesota. She had worked and a CNA at nursing homes and attended Pine Street Baptist Church. She also enjoyed collecting dolls, attending auctions and going to garage sales, especially if she could beat her sister there. She loved her family and loved the Lord.

Survivors include two daughters, Tina (John) Gilmore, Milo, MO, and Stacie Stone, Nevada, MO; one brother, Joe (Dee) Caviness, Nevada, MO; one sister, Pat (Richard) Perkins, Spirit Lake, IA; grandchildren, Katlyn Greer, Zachary Gilmore, Dakota Stone, Dillon O’Neil and Darrin O’Neil; three great grandchildren, Kenneth Greer, Layne Greer, and Lawrence Greer to be born in December.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; a son, Carl Messer; nine brothers, David, John, Leroy, Jim, Dennis, Craig, Bob, and a set of twin boys and one sister, Carol.

The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Ferry Funeral Home. There will be a private family burial at Olive Branch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, following the service, at the funeral home.

Adrian Lions Club Presents: Sight & Safety Night

News from the Miami School District

Starting tomorrow, Oct. 26th, Miami R-1 will once again "highly recommend" masks. Our current level of COVID-19 positive cases along with individuals under quarantine is now below the 10% level which originally triggered the mask requirement.

Please be aware that masks are still required on district provided transportation per federal transportation mandates. This includes school buses and district vans. - Courtesy of the Miami R-1 School District Facebook page

Obituary - Shirley Colleen Musick

Shirley Colleen Musick, 71, Kansas City, MO, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Shirley was born November 1, 1949 in Nevada to Marion R. Moore, Jr. and Leta Mae (Hargrove) Moore. She was united in marriage to John P. Musick on June 28, 1968, in Nevada and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2008.

Shirley was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1967. She lived most of her adult life in Kansas City. Shirley worked as a Certified Surgical Technician at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City and later taught Surgical Technology at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City until her retirement. Shirley loved traveling, spending time with her grandchildren and family, and shopping.

Survivors include one daughter, Cyndy Musick, Girard, KS; grandchildren, Britainy Huff, Arcadia, KS, Rianne Kerby, Girard, KS, Brandi Whetzell, Frontenac, KS, Skylar England Springfield, MO, Bishop Musick, Kansas City, MO, and Chase Musick, Kansas City, MO; great grandchildren, Raith, Braxton, Jordin, Amberlei, Sebastian, and Julian; siblings, Butch Moore (Falena), Ashland, MO; Susie Boatwight, Joplin, Sherrill Brooks (Stephen), Nevada, Sandy Polk (David), Waverly, NE; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, John Musick.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society (Missouri Division), or Leukemia Society of America c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Obituary - Bea Harrington

Beatrice “Bea” Harrington, age 84 of Butler, Missouri passed away on October 19, 2021, fortified with the sacraments of the church, at her home. A private family Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Butler. Burial will follow in Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma. 

There will be no visitation. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Giving Fore Living. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

She was born on March 21, 1937 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Robert Boris McLean and Mary McGowan McLean.

Bea grew up in Goven, a riverside district in Glasgow, Scotland, the oldest of four children. She attended the School of Saint Anthony for twelve years. At age 19 she went into the work force in an office setting and then a factory. At age 24 she immigrated to the United States of America and lived in Scarsdale, New York and worked as a nanny for an affluent family for a year. Bea then moved to New York City and worked in the then AT&T building as an elevator operator. She shared an apartment with several young women that had also moved to the USA from Scotland. Bea always said that “she was very proud to be born in Scotland and loved her home country, but she chose to become an American. America is the greatest country in the world”. While living in NYC, she also began taking business classes. In 1964, Bea moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and then eventually Yukon, Oklahoma to live with her sister Ann and brother-in-law Bob and their two young sons. Bea continued to take business classes, while also working first as a waitress at the Lady Classen café, and then at the John A. Brown department store in the Notions department.

In 1965, Bea was introduced to Walter J. Harrington, one of her brother-in law Bob’s best friends, while he was visiting Oklahoma. The two began dating and were married on June 25, 1966. Shortly after the wedding the two moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for a year for Walter’s job with General Electric, which was contracted by NASA for satellite guidance systems. Their ‘honeymoon’ year in Alaska provided many tales and stories that were shared with their family and children for years to come. Bea was a member of her local Beta Sigma Phi sorority, played Bunko, and volunteered in the Yukon Public School system as a “Helping Hand” giving vision screening tests to children. She was recognized and honored in 1995 for 25 years of service. In the 1980’s, Bea received her Real Estate license and worked as an agent for some time. This was something she was very proud of. Bea, along with her sister Ann, managed to find many Scottish people living in Oklahoma. There were many parties, and gatherings throughout the years with singing, dancing and the occasional bagpiper to liven things up.

In 2008, Bea moved to Butler, Missouri to be closer to family. She joined the local Beta Sigma Phi chapter, the Bates County Career Women organization, and was a Bates County Memorial Hospital auxiliary volunteer. She loved to be involved with the community and be on the go. Bea loved all of her grandchildren and enjoyed bragging about each and every one of them. She enjoyed travelling to Arizona to visit her family, and attended many local sporting games, dance recitals, and events. One of her favorite past times was trying her luck at the lottery and purchasing scratcher tickets. She was well known at the local Casey’s and Bear Stop convenience shops. Bea’s gift of gab, Scottish accent, positivity, and ability to talk to anyone, made her unique and unforgettable.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 36 years, Walter J. Harrington in 2002, two brothers, Robert and John; and a nephew, Robert “Bobby” McLean. She is survived by her daughter Susan Miller and husband David of Butler, Missouri, and son Charles Harrington and wife Melissa of Glendale, Arizona; one sister, Ann McLean of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren, Bryce Miller, Blaire Miller, Brooke Miller, Colby Harrington, Chase Harrington and Caitlyn Harrington; and extended family and numerous friends.

Shooting Investigation in Belton

The Belton Missouri Police Department is currently investigating a shooting in the 100 Block of E Hargis. 

One individual has been transported to a local hospital with injuries. We will provide further information as it becomes available.


Sunday, October 24, 2021

Obituary - Kermit Eugene Reeves

Kermit Reeves was born June 20, 1939, in Daugherty, Missouri, the son of Kenneth and Blanche Reeves. He went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 22, 2021 at his home at the age of 82.

On January 4, 1959, Kermit was united in marriage to Beverly Beshore at the Archie Christian Church, Archie, Missouri.

He was a life long resident of Cass County and was a 1957 graduate of Archie High School. In 1962 he acquired a farm just north of the Austin community where he spent the rest of this life. He worked as a dairy farmer for 40 years with his wife of 52 years, Beverly Reeves. Some of his favorite past times included playing cards with friends, racoon hunting and helping his friends and neighbors with farming and many other projects. His favorite past time of all was spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his wife Beverly Ann Reeves, and his parents.

He is survived by his brother Kent and Nadine Reeves, Harrisonville, Missouri, and two sons Clint and Dawn Reeves, Peculiar, Missouri, and Clifford and Donna Reeves, Bartonville, Texas., grandchildren Kyle and Christy Reeves, Grant and Chelsea Reeves, Kassidy Reeves, Caden Reeves and great grandchildren Isabel Bakken, Kinley Reeves and Kyzer Reeves and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kermit was a great dad and grandfather and loved to attend activities and sporting events of his children and grandchildren.

As a life long member of the community, Kermit will be missed by many friends including his best buddy Nathan Warner and his most special friend Carol Talley.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Archie, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri..

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Obituary - Kenneth Dayle Watson

Kenneth Dayle Watson, beloved father and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

He was born February 8, 1934 to the late Leland and Glenna Watson in New Concord, Ohio. Kenny married the love of his life, Patricia Henderson on April 8, 1955 and was the most devoted husband until the day she passed away.

Kenny was a member of the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in 1962. He held many jobs over the years including P&M Coal Mine, McGraw Edison, and owning Domino’s Pizza franchises in Massillon and Wadsworth, Ohio.

Kenny loved his family and would happily tell you how proud he was of all his grandkids for as long as you would listen. He was a devoted Christian and a kind hearted man who always had a joke and smile for you. Kenny never met a stranger and his family would often find him talking to a stranger he had just met like they were old friends. He loved playing board games with grandkids and card games with friends. He also enjoyed taking his great grandchildren on walks.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Tammy (Denny) Appleberry of Butler, Missouri, Tonja (Rod) Caldwell of Wadsworth, Ohio; along with grandchildren Amy (Blake) Hertzberg, Chase (Colleen) Caldwell, Adam (Holly) Appleberry, Cayla (Nate) Troyer and Cyler Caldwell; great grandchildren Paige Hertzberg, Kailynn Caldwell, Parker Hertzberg, Leah Scolaro, Karsen Caldwell, Dominic Scolaro, Abel Troyer and Arwen Appleberry. Sisters Martha Babcok and Sara (Walter) Fox, several sister in laws, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Kenny was preceded in death by his loving wife, his parents, brothers, Roy, Richard, Dean, Clyde and Glen; sisters, Carolyn Green and Lena Mae Claypool.

The family will receive friends 5-7pm, Wednesday , October 27 and 9-10am, Thursday October 28 at the Now Church, 743 High St. Wadsworth where funeral service will be conducted at 10am Thursday.

Private entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice.

Severe storm chances Sunday Afternoon/Evening

SUNDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING: Storms will develop near I-35 & move east. Sunday PM is the best chance for severe weather.

All severe weather hazards are possible.

Make sure you have a plan in place if a warning is issued for your area. Also have multiple ways to receive warnings!

Obituary - Cynthia L. Pultz

Cynthia L. Pultz, 61 of Hume, Missouri passed away October 21, 2021 at her home. 

Memorial services will begin at 11am Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation.

Complete obituary information will be published as it becomes available.