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Friday, February 26, 2021

What's in the Window winner and clues for this week

Each week we place clues on a piece of paper in our window at 17 N. Main in Butler in our "What's in the Window" contest and our winner this week is Edythe Finkle of Butler, who correctly guessed the LaCygne Power Plant:

1973 - went on line
resource - power, fishing 
twins - two smoke stacks for many years

Edythe wins a cool prize courtesy of Osage Valley Electric COOP for her efforts!

Clues for this week:


If you can guess what organization, business or event (all past or present) these clues lead to, you'll win a really cool prize too!

You can email your guess to

Please don't put answers on social media, we'd like everyone to have a fair chance. If we don't get a correct answer, we will add another clue each day or so. Winner will be announced Friday, March 5th. Good luck!

Western Missouri Antique Tractor & Machinery Association Annual Swap Meet

Maintenance Worker needed in Butler

Full Time Maintenance Worker for two Apartment Complexes, one in Butler and the other in Clinton. 

Must have basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and able to trouble shoot. 

Must have own tools and transportation. Please send resume to Community Housing Management, 730 S. 6th Street, St. Joseph, MO. 64501; or you can email to or call 816-233-4250 

Equal opportunity employer"

Scam season is upon us!

With tax season ahead and the issuance of stimulus funds, there are many unscrupulous persons out there attempting to take advantage of others. 

These people tend to call or email unsolicited and impersonate banking institutions, the IRS, local governments or police agencies in an attempt to obtain money or your personal identification information. 

Please be vigilant with your banking account information and personal information. Should someone ask you to send them money via wire transfers, prepaid debit cards or something of that nature be suspicious.

If you feel its a scam hang the phone up and call your local law enforcement. 

Nevada Fire Department gets new rescue unit

Congratulations to the City of Nevada, MO Fire Department on the delivery of their new Rescue Unit. This unit will replace the rescue unit we built for them in 2006.

We greatly enjoyed helping them modify their previous truck's design to build a customized unit that will better help them serve their communities needs. Thank you for your business!

- Precision Fire Apparatus

Weekend Forecast

We have a pretty calm weekend ahead! Light rain showers are possible with 60 degree temps on Saturday.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

City of Archie is preparing for maintenance to the water tower

The City of Archie is preparing for maintenance to the water tower. You may see evidence of preparation for that work this week. 

An update with more information will be posted here before work begins. If you have any questions, please contact the City Hall.

Former Harrisonville coach charged with sexual contact sentenced to 8 years in prison

On Thursday 2/25/21 a former Cass County teacher and coach Joseph Dahman pleaded guilty in Cass County court to two counts of sexual contact with a student. He was sentenced to a four year term in prison on each count.

A school resource officer received a report in August 2017 of inappropriate contact between a student, then 15, and Dahman, who was then a high school ISS teacher. During that investigation, Dahman was put on administrative leave. 

A few days later a second student at Harrisonville High contacted a high school counselor and reported she had had sex with Dahman during the summer. 

The victim drew a diagram for police of the bedroom in Dahman’s family home where he initially touched her sexually. A short time later, after they went outside, they returned to the residence and had sex in the room.

Mr. Dahman was criminally charged with 5 counts of sexual contact with a student.

Murder Charges Filed in 2018 Cass County Homicide

Cass Co – The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges today relating to the death of 18-year-old Vernece Brown of Kansas City, Missouri. Brown’s body was found in a wooded area on S. Mopac Road near Harrisonville in April of 2018 by mushroom hunters.

Vernece Brown went missing on February 14, 2018 in Kansas City. Detectives with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas City Missouri Police Department continued to work on the investigation over the last 3 years.

Prosecutors charged Kenneth B. Wilson, 32, Kansas City, KS with First Degree Murder. Wilson is currently in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

“I am very proud of the work our deputies and investigators did in this case. Hard work by determined investigators identified a suspect and lead to these charges,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

Attention Future Kindergartners in Adrian

Attention Future Kindergartners!

The Adrian School District is looking for our future class of 2034!! We can’t wait to make you official Blackhawks!
Schedule your screening appointment now!!
Screenings will occur on March 18 and 19, 2021. Contact Wanda Gordon at 816-297-2158, ext. 3001, to schedule an appointment.
All incoming kindergartners must be screened prior to enrollment!