Friday, July 1, 2022

Ellett Memorial Hospital Dr. Dailey retirement reception

Save the date! Dr. Dailey retirement reception Wednesday, July 20th from 1-3pm at Ellett Memorial Hospital. Come and help send Dr. D. off with warm thoughts as he heads out to pasture....We love him and will miss his smiling face and great wisdom.
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Obituary - Charlotte Ellen (Siegismund) Hirni

Charlotte Ellen (Siegismund) Hirni age 99, formerly of Nevada, Mo , passed away in Albuquerque, NM on June 29, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Charlotte was born at her family farm home in Rockville, Mo on November 1, 1922. She always pointed out that she was born on All Saints Day.

She was born to Myrtle (Russell) Siegismund and Walter H. Siegismund who preceded her in death.

She was married to Harold E Hirni from December of 1945 until his passing in October of 2005 in Nevada, Mo.

Soon after their wedding, Harold and Charlotte moved to Adrian, MO. Harold and his cousin Bill Gench then established the Hirni & Gench Hardware and ran it as partners until the store was sold. Charlotte and Bill’s wife, Betty, served as the store’s bookkeepers. Charlotte and Harold retired after selling the store in 1977. They spent winters in Texas until Harold passed in 2005.

Charlotte later moved her winter home to Mesa, AZ to be with her daughter Charlene and her husband John Flynn.

Charlotte, Charlene, and John lived happily together as a family for 18 years. During that time Charlotte and Charlene took the trips that they never had time to take while they were working.

They toured Switzerland and northern Italy, took a Danube River cruise, then a Mediterranean cruise with a much anticipated tour of the Holy Land, followed by riding a camel the following day (at age 89) at the pyramids! Later, she took cruises closer to home through the Panama Canal, Alaska’s Inner Passage, and a New England cruise where the ship docked in Bar Harbor, Maine. Here, her daughter and niece had arranged for a city proclamation to be presented to recognize that day when Charlotte E. Hirni had finally visited all 50 states – Maine being the final one! Years before she had taken her mother on a New England bus trip, but her mother got sick and had to return home to Missouri, thus missing the opportunity to visit Maine.

Charlotte served on many committees of the United Methodist Church in Adrian, and was on the Adrian RIII School Board . She was a substitute teacher, a founding member of the Rollin’ Bobbins Extension Club, a 50 year member of Order of Eastern Star, in the Rebecca’s, and the aforementioned bookkeeper for Hirni and Gench Hardware. But mostly she was a great wife and Mom.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold and two brothers, Russell Dale Siegismund and Charles Richard Siegismund. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Flynn (John), of Albuquerque, NM, Grandson, Michael Flynn of Kansas City, MO, Granddaughter, Trudi Flynn of Belmont, NC, Great grandsons Jameson Malo and Parker Malo of Belmont, NC, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Ferry Funeral Home. Contributions to the Hospice organization which serves your area, or the Legacy Hospice in Albuquerque are suggested.

Obituary - Gary Bruce Charles

Gary Bruce Charles, 71, El Dorado Springs, MO passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at his home in rural El Dorado Springs, MO in Vernon County. Bruce was born April 12, 1951 in Exeter, MO to Kenneth L. “Don” and Bernice C. (Cooper) Charles. He was united in marriage to Janice Diane Hanson on December 5, 1969 in Kansas City, MO and she survives of the home.

Bruce was raised in the Kansas City area and Grandview, graduating from Grandview High School in 1969. He worked many years in construction as a drywaller and also as a home builder. Bruce enjoyed fishing, metal detecting, tinkering with cars, wood, metal, tractors, and loved mushroom hunting.

In addition to his wife Janice, he is survived by four children, Jerri Beth Donahue (Darrin), and their children, Hannah and Jesse of Pleasant Hill, MO, Gina Henson (Jon), and their children, Courtnenay and Jordan of Kansas City, MO, Becky Reasoner (David), and their children, Tyler and Mia of El Dorado Springs, MO, Andrew Bruce Charles (Lacey), and their daughter, Lily of El Dorado Springs, MO; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Judy Wheeler, and Donna Jean Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nevada, MO with Pastor Mike Carner and Pastor Dennis Mix officiating.

Obituary - Juanita "Nita" Thompson

Juanita "Nita" Thompson, 81 of Butler, Missouri passed away Friday, July 1, 2022 at her home in Butler. Cremation with private family events to follow. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

A complete obituary is pending at this time.

Obituary - Leslie (Les) Eugene Krull

 Leslie (Les) Eugene Krull, 85, of Berryton, died Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Prairie Winds Senior Living, in Berryton, KS. He was born June 9, 1937, to Eugene and Roberta “Pauline” (Townsley) Krull at home in Mound City, KS. 

The family then moved to a farm outside nearby Blue Mound, KS, where he attended elementary and high school, excelling in every sport and graduating as valedictorian in 1955.

Les was offered full scholarships to both West Point and Kansas State. He chose the latter, playing four seasons of football “both ways” – as quarterback on offense and as safety on defense – and lettering his junior and senior seasons. Les received individual recognition for the 1958 season as a “Wildcat” senior, including All Big 8 Honorable Mention at Quarterback and Safety, Big 8 Passing Leader, and Most Valuable Player as selected by his K-State coaches and teammates. Les enjoyed supporting Wildcat football as a loyal alumni member of the Golden Cats former players club. Before his senior year, Les married Roberta Arlene Stuart of Mound City on August 10, 1958. After graduation with a general business degree in May 1959, he began a 41 year career with Hallmark Cards, Inc., on June 8, 1959, before retiring on July 10, 2000. Over his career, Les worked in a variety of supervisory and management positions in the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka manufacturing plants.

In 1984, Les became the Plant Manager of the Topeka Plant, serving for 17 years. For a time he served concurrently as Plant Manager over the Production Plant in Topeka and Osage City, until the latter was shuttered by Hallmark. A “people person,” Les knew the names of the more than 1,000 fellow Hallmarkers he led and he truly cared about each of them and their families. Closing the Osage Plant was the hardest thing he ever had to do while at Hallmark .

In addition to family and work, Les was active in the community, to include as a member of the United Methodist Church for the past 50 years, as chair of the Topeka United Way, as honorary chair of the first YWCA “Woman of Excellence” award program in 1991, as president of Topeka Crime Stoppers, as a board member of the YMCA, Boy Scouts, and Junior Achievement, and as a member of the Topeka and Kansas Chambers of Commerce, Topeka Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), Masonic Lodge #286, Scottish Rite, and Arab Shrine. Les is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Roberta of nearly 64 years and his brother James Delmar Krull, Blue Mound. When Les prepared his “Last Wishes,” he concluded them with this: “My proudest achievement was participating with my wife Roberta in raising our 3 children to adulthood. We are proud of each of them and their own families.” His family legacy includes son Kyle (Gretchen) Krull, Overland Park, KS; daughter Kathi (Brian) Barlow, Peru, KS; and daughter Karen (Daniel) Remboldt, Brush Creek, TN, and eleven grandchildren (Scott, Christopher, Stefanie, Sarah, Kirsten, Anneliese, Jesse, Matthew, Brandon, Bethany, and Josiah) and ten great-grandchildren (Brenn, Blake, Jett, Kannon, Trey, Blayse, Olivia, Stratton, Hope, and Gaston). As Les grew up hoeing miles of bean fields, milking cows, driving a tractor, and doing all manner of general farm chores, he lived out his rural values by practicing the Golden Rule, working hard, and having fun. Les always considered himself that same “farm boy” from Blue Mound. While he held others to high standards, they were no higher than the standards he set for himself. He was known for his unique, active sense of humor and was a gifted storyteller. Les was generous to a fault. Les summarized his life in the family history he wrote in 2006, as follows: “Roberta has been a strength for our family direction and our life. I am personally very blessed in the life the Lord has allowed me to live. I thank him for it.” The family would especially like to thank the “care team” at Prairie Wind Senior Center for their loving, extra-mile care of Les and the entire family in his last days.

A visitation will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday, July 8, at Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 SE Berryton Rd, Berryton, KS. Rev. Annie Ricker will conduct a Celebration of Life service at 10 am, Saturday, July 9, also at Berryton United Methodist Church. A visitation “down home” will be from 3 pm to 5 pm, Saturday, July 9, at Schneider Funeral Home Chapel, 319 Chestnut, Mound City, KS, following the visitation, there will be a brief graveside service at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound, KS.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in person at the visitations or Celebration of Life (or online) to Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 SE Berryton Rd, Berryton, KS 66409 ( or Shriners’ Childrens St Louis, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 ( or (non-deductible) Prairie Wind Senior Care, 5227 SE 77th St, Berryton, KS 66409.

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MoDOT: Pavement Sealing Work Planned for State Routes in Seven Southwest Missouri Counties Starting Week of July 11

Pavement Sealing Work Planned for State Routes in Seven

Southwest Missouri Counties Starting Week of July 11


Southwest District – State routes in seven (7) southwest Missouri counties are scheduled to be sealed with a mixture of rock and oil beginning the week of July 11, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.


Here’s a look at the locations:

  • Benton County – Route UU from Missouri Route 7 to end of state maintenance at the entrance to Harry S Truman State Park (approximately 2.5 miles)
  • Bates County – Missouri Route 52 from Bates County Route BB west of Appleton City east to Missouri Route 13 in Henry County near Deepwater (approximately 25 miles)
  • Dallas County – Missouri Route 73 from U.S. Route 65 in Buffalo east to Cowden Road (approximately 0.5 miles)
  • Dallas County – Route D from U.S. Route 65 in Urbana east to Missouri Route 73 in Tunas (approximately 8.2 miles)
  • Polk County – Business Route 13 (Tilden Street) in Humansville from Missouri Route 13 east to Gulf Street (approximately 0.4 miles)
  • Polk County – Missouri Route 215 from Missouri Route 123 in Eudora east to Missouri Route 13 near Brighton (approximately 11 miles)
  • Polk County – Route D from Polk County Route NN northeast of Bolivar to Missouri Route 64 west of Louisburg (approximately 8.5 miles)
  • Hickory County – Missouri Route 254 from Missouri Route 83 south of Wheatland east to Missouri Route 64 south of Hermitage (approximately 7.2 miles)
  • Cedar County – Missouri Route 32 from just south of El Dorado Springs to Missouri Route 39 in Stockton (approximately 19.3 miles)
  • Barton County – Missouri Route 43 from U.S. Route 160 south to Missouri Route 126 west of Lamar (approximately 6.4 miles)


Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph where contractor crews are working.


Drivers also can expect flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road.


Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the work zone.


Weather and/or scheduling delays will alter the work schedule.


A seal coat is not an alternative to an asphalt overlay, but is planned for these roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the roadway. The treatments keep a road from deteriorating and will extend its life.


Project information:

  • Contractor: Blevins Asphalt Construction Co., Mt. Vernon
  • Total cost: $2.7 million
  • Completion date: September 1, 2022

FREE Joe Nichols concert Saturday night in Rich Hill

On Saturday July 2nd is the FREE Joe Nichols concert in Rich Hill at 8 p.m. Opener Tim Nowell acoustic band starts at 6:30 p.m.

Joe has been a mainstay in country music for over two decades with six #1 singles, 10 Top 10 hits, such as "Gimmie That Girl", "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off", and "Yeah".

The 4th of July Committee would like to once again thank all of our sponsors and the many others that help support this celebration to keep this tradition alive since 1881!!

Bring your own lawn chairs. Come early and support our local food booths, craft vendors, and the carnival.

Concert is in Rich Hill's Park Place (west park)!

McBee’s Coffee N’ Carwash Opens First Location in Belton

McBee’s Coffee N’ Carwash Opens First Location Car wash, dog wash and a hot cup of coffee all in one June 30, 2022 – BELTON, Mo. – 

McBee's Coffee N’ Carwash celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its first-ever location at 590 E. North Avenue, today, June 30. “The concept for McBee’s Coffee N’ Carwash came from the idea that in today’s fast-paced world, car washes need to address two specific needs: high-quality washes and minimal time spent in the wash,” said McBee’s Coffee N’ Carwash Team. “Along with a high-end automated wash, customers can enjoy a great cup of coffee, with a flavor of their choosing, to sip on during the wash.” McBee’s uses a conveyor belt system which allows for easy loading and creates less stress than attempting to pull into a traditional rub-rail chain and drag/push system. 

The wash is designed to get cars in and out in less than 3 minutes (once they have entered the tunnel). 

The $800,000 family-owned luxury car wash offers a variety of options with free vacuums as well as a high-end, self-serve dog washing station with eight different soap options and a drying hose. The tasty cup of coffee is an added treat to enhance the whole experience.

From the city of Butler

The City of Butler would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July. 

Fireworks can be legally shot off in the city limits on July 3rd from Noon to 10:00 pm and on the 4th this year. 

City Hall will be closed on Monday.

Do you like pie?

Talented bakers Cassie Irick and Lorrie Swarnes from the Bates County Memorial Hospital Nutrition Services department have made some delicious pies to donate to the Rich Hill's 4th of July pie auction tonight! 

Cassie baked an apple pie, and Lorrie's pie is chocolate pecan. BCMH is participating in several Rich Hill weekend events with a First Aid & Comfort Tent at the concert on Saturday night (with our Rich Hill Family Care Clinic and a paramedic/ambulance), and a float in the parade on the 4th. See you there!

#happy4th #staysafe

Obituary - Edwin Leon Dennis

Edwin Leon Dennis, born in Mountain Grove, Missouri on February 14, 1957 to Angilee and Leon Dennis, died unexpectedly on June 28, 2022 at the age of 65. 

Edwin resided in Linn Valley, Kansas. Throughout his life he was an avid rodeo cowboy, hunter, fisherman, welder, mechanic, handyman, and jack of all trades. 

Edwin is survived by two siblings, his older sister, Charlotte Becker(John) of Butler, Missouri and a younger brother, Terry Dennis(Shirley) of Booneville, Arkansas. Edwin was an uncle to many, and known to most as "Uncle Ed".

He was an ornery uncle and would walk by with knuckle rubs on the head to Tracy Parks, Roger Parks, Janet Wason(James), and Teri-Rae Taylor(John). Edwin is also survived by many great nephews and nieces that he loved spending time with, AJ Smith(Kim), Matthew Garr, Britney Winkler(Zach), Roger Parks Jr., Logan Parks, Cassie Wason, Jordan Taylor, and John Taylor.

He also had many great-great nieces and nephews that he adored to be around. He is also survived by one aunt, Wanda Hardy, and two uncles, Wendell Dennis(Sharon) and Randall Dennis(Jan). Edwin was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A private family gathering to honor Edwin's life will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be left at

Push is on to preserve Altona Community Hall

 The Altona Community Club was established in 1934 by five women of the Altona community as a social outlet for women who, except for church, occasional shopping or family gatherings, worked in their homes for the good of their families.  After meeting in homes for several years, the Club was offered the use of the Altona Methodist Church which had disbanded.  The building became known as the Altona Community Hall and was the meeting place, not only for the Club, but also the 4-H Club as well as for other community gatherings and family reunions.  While a new building for the Altona Baptist Church was being built, the Community Hall was once again used temporarily for worship services.

The Community Hall was replaced in 1998 with a newly built (from the ground up) modern building.  Most of the labor was donated from community members.  The Ladies Club worked tirelessly providing food for farm auctions and serving up ham and bean dinners to pay for the materials used.

The Club still meets on the second Wednesday of each month at noon for a meal and to conduct business.  New members are always welcome.  The Altona 4-H Club continues to meet there as well.  It   can be rented for $45.00 per day for family gatherings, birthday parties, showers, graduation parties, etc.  It is used for family funeral dinners at no charge to the family.  It is still a vital part of the Altona and extended communities.

However, with societal changes and more women working jobs outside their homes, with declining health issues and the deaths of members; our membership has declined.  We are an aging group and are concerned about the upkeep of the building and grounds and its continued role in the community.  At our last meeting, the members voted to invite anyone interested to meet to discuss how to move forward to insure that an Altona Community Hall will always be there for people to use.

The meeting will be held Monday evening, July 11, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. at the Altona Community Hall located six miles east of Adrian on HWY 18, then approximately 1 mile north on Z highway.  If you would like further information or have questions, please call President Carol Hines at 785-224-7229 or Vice President Delores Kube at 816-297-8892 or 816 806-1341. -submitted with our thanks

Trek across America includes stop in Bates county


Mid America Live had the honor of speaking with retired Army Colonel Kenny Mintz near Oak Hill Cemetery last Thursday as he walked through Butler en route to Pleasanton Kansas and points beyond. Mintz is making a 3,000 mile trek that started in Washington, D.C. on April 1st to raise money for veterans, pancreatic cancer research and scholarships for children of fallen service members.

We caught up with him as he stopped for a drink with daughter Margaret, who is accompanying him by vehicle to help insure his safety and provide necessary food and water along the way. “It’s really not been that bad” he said when asked about the extreme afternoon heat. “Rural America has been very accommodating. I’ve been offered meals, Gatorade and even have people that join and walk with me.” He went on to say that most everyone he’s met has been very friendly and helpful.

When asked about his cause “These charities are all dear to me. My mother died of pancreatic cancer. The veterans charities are near and dear to me too. In my 30 years of service to this wonderful country, I think it’s the least I can do.”

Covering about 20 miles per day average, Mintz has already walked just over 1,400 miles making this about the halfway point with his final stop to be in Encinitas, California in a couple months. “From here, I really wanted to walk the Flint Hills of Kansas but it would add about 150 miles. So my plan is to make a beeline to Dodge City then look forward to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado”. Encinitas was chosen as a final destination is it was his childhood home.

Kenny’s trip is fully documented and those interested in donating, following or just want to wish him well can go to his Facebook page, search ‘Kenny walks across America’ where you’ll find more info about his charities, photos of people he’s met and his daily progress.

Bale wrap Bonanza at Appleton City Feed Store!


64" by 7,000 feet $250.00
67" by 7,000 feet $245.00
Some sizes available in Red, White & Blue
Also 48" by 9840 feet $245.00
Appleton City Feed Store 420 Poplar st 

July 4th Weekend Forecast

It won't be a total washout, but there will be showers and thunderstorms at times for the July 4th weekend. 

The most widespread precipitation will occur Saturday morning with mainly isolated to scattered afternoon showers and storms Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

Way to go Terry!

The Butler Rotary Club honored Terry Wheatley at our annual banquet. He served for many years as our treasurer and secretary. He was the best. Thanks Terry. He was honored as a lifetime Rotarian for his service.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Fire reported in Cimarron Park in Belton

Tonight members of the Belton Fire Department responded to a fire on the roof of the park shelter in the Cimarron Park. Damage was caused to the roof of the structure.

Witnesses observed people shooting fireworks in the vicinity of this structure prior to the fire.

This fire is currently under investigation.
It is illegal to shoot fireworks in city parks.
Please be careful with the use of fireworks.

Another vehicle fire in Belton

With the dry weather, the Belton Fire Department Fire Prevention Division, would like to remind everyone that bottle rockets, Roman candles, rockets with a stick, and sky lanterns are illegal in the City of Belton. Fireworks cannot be discharged on city streets.

Today, members of the Belton Fire Department responded to a second vehicle fire that appears to have been caused by an illegal firework.

Please use fireworks safely and have water close by to wet down the fireworks.

Roadway Deaths Down Slightly for the First Half of 2022

Safe Driving Habits Critical through the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

JEFFERSON CITY - Following an especially deadly 2021, Missouri traffic fatalities have dropped 7% compared to this same time last year. Preliminary data shows from Jan. 1 - June 22, 413 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes, down from 445 in the same period in 2021. 

The July Fourth holiday weekend marks the halfway mark of summer and the halfway point of the 100 deadliest days of summer, which has historically seen the highest number of traffic fatalities.

“These modest gains in numbers over last year are encouraging, but we have a long way to go to achieve our ultimate goal of zero roadway deaths,” said MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer Nicole Hood. “We can all work together to use Missouri’s road in a safe manner that protects our own lives and the lives of those around us. Let’s use this summer to drive Missouri toward zero deaths.”

While zero fatalities may seem improbable, several counties in Missouri have seen just that so far this year. Since the beginning of 2022, 35 counties across the state have had zero traffic fatalities. There have also been four separate instances of consecutive days with zero fatalities.

With the busy July Fourth holiday weekend, MoDOT is encouraging all Missourians to help reach their destination safely by always doing these four simple actions: Buckle up. Phone down. Slow down. Drive sober. Whether driving through a work zone, sharing the road with motorcyclists, or cruising around streets with pedestrians in the area, committing to these safe behaviors will help save lives.

Lane closures for temporary work zones on Missouri highways will stop at noon Friday, July 1 and not resume until the morning of Tuesday, July 5. There are some exceptions for permanent lane closures for construction work or in the case of an emergency.

To help make your travel safer, visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at and find the most updated travel information, traffic conditions and work zone locations. Missouri’s strategic highway safety plan, Show-Me Zero, provides more information for how all Missourians can do their part to achieve zero traffic fatalities. The plan can be viewed at

Vehicle fire in Belton

Today members of the Belton Fire Department responded to the area of East Hargis on a vehicle fire next to a building. 

Crews extinguished the fire with no extension to the building. No injuries were reported.

This fire is currently under investigation, but appears to be accidental in cause. .

From the Cass County Sheriff's Office

The Cass County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Peculiar Police Department with an incident in the area of Peculiar Drive and Moore Rd.

Access to the area is closed and S. Peculiar Drive between Bridle Trail subdivision and Moore Road is closed to all traffic at this time. Please avoid the area.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.

Obituary - Billy Ray Young

Billy Ray Young, age 76, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. 

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 12:00 p.m. Billy’s remains will then be laid to rest at Wills Cemetery in Peculiar, Missouri.

Billy was born in Neosho, Missouri on February 16, 1946 to Truman and Viva Young. After high school, Billy was drafted into the United States Army and honorably served his country for two years. During his service he received two awards. 

First the National Defense Service medal and second the Sharpshooter Badge (Rifle M-14). While serving overseas in Korea and later in Vietnam he became an Ordinance Supply Specialist. As a civilian for the most part of his life he was a union master electrician. In the summer of 1970 he was joined in marriage with his wife, Miriam Young on August 30th. 

Their union was blessed with two children, Bradley and Kerrie. Billy was a man of Baptist faith, often attending Word of Grace Fellowship formerly known as Blue Ridge Bible Church. In life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and of course spending time with his grandchildren. Billy was the picture of a true American which could be seen in his patriotic values. He could tinker with and fix any type of small engine and was always the mischievous one in the group guaranteed to make you laugh.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Viva Young; twin sister, Sharon Kay Yetter; four sisters, Marie Popejoy, Mary Carden, Betty Cargile, and baby Carolyn Sue Young; two brothers, Richard and Leon Young; and grandson, Keenan Gabriel Dodge.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of over fifty one years, Miriam Young; son, Bradley Allan Young; daughter, Kerrie Dodge (Neal); sister, Edna Ferguson; and eleven grandchildren, Amanda, Alicen, Drake, and Dakota Young, and Ruth, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Hannah, Benjamin, Michael, and Zachariah Dodge.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Obituary - Hannah Maxine Campbell

Hannah Campbell, age 32 was born on January 21, 1990 to Kerry Campbell and Mark Hubbard in Lee Summit, MO.

Hannah grew up in Slater, Mo and Clinton, Mo. She moved to Windsor, Mo, where she became a business owner. She ran Forever Styles (taking 5th place in MO State Hair Competition), H&M Maids, had a partial ownership of the family worm business, and was a manager at Bullseye in Lowry City, Mo.

One of Hannah’s favorite activities to do with her children, nieces, and nephews was to ride around town blaring music on her beats. She enjoyed taking all the kids to the park and pool, but especially loved to take them mushroom hunting in the woods. 

She loved playing with and walking her blue pitbulls. Hannah was always there for everyone. Her kind soul did not see their wrong only brought out the best of people around her. She never judged anyone, which made it easy for others to love her.

Preceding Hannah in death were her father, Mark Hubbard and brother, Matthew Cassidy.

Survivors include her mother, Kerry Campbell; daughter Mannae Campbell; sons MaKennan and Memphis McCartney; sister, Brittany Ulshafer and husband Josh; nieces and nephews, Serenity, Pierce, and Jayce Ulshafer; brother Joe Hubbard, wife, Tara, and kids.

Date: Saturday July 2, 2022
Time: 12:00

Visitation Location:
Union Point Cemetery

Date: Saturday July 2, 2022
Time: 1:00

Service Location:
Union Point Cemetery

Union Point Cemetery, Schell City, MO

Warm and dry today, then back to the 80s for the weekend

Warm and dry today, then back to the 80s for the weekend. Expect several chances for rain and thunderstorms over the holiday weekend, but the good news is, it won't be a total wash out!

Wichita man seriously injured in rollover accident in Amoret

On June 30th around 12:01 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and several emergency personnel responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on 1st Street at Missouri 52 Highway in Amoret.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Ford Taurus driven by 47 year old Chester E. Taylor of Wichita, Missouri was traveling eastbound on MO-52 when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and became airborne, vehicle then struck a tree, the ground and another tree before overturning.

Mr. Taylor sustained serious injuries and he was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

Mr. Taylor received tickets from the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the following charges:

1.) Driving While Suspended
2.) Driving While Intoxicated - Drugs & Alcohol 
3.) Careless and Imprudent Driving 

View crash report below:

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