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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Severe Storms This Evening

Stay weather aware this evening. Storms have developed across northern MO/KS and will continue to push to the southeast through the evening.

Do you know these people?

We don’t usually do this but this has happened WAY too many times and we’re getting pretty tired of it.

This nice couple right here came in around 4:15 today and decided to eat some steaks, have a few drinks, and leave without paying!

If you know this cute couple…tell them to come back and pay their $59.29 bill. Maybe they just forgot! - Courtesy of Buzz's BBQ in Nevada

Strong to serve storms this afternoon/evening

The threat for strong to severe storms continues this afternoon and evening. Storms are expected to develop across NE KS and north central MO over the next few hours. Storms are then expected to merge into a line and move south during the overnight hours.

Obituary - Annette Taylor

Annette Taylor, 81, of Harrisonville, departed this life on June 23, 2021. Annette was born on March 20, 1940 and was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Taylor, and daughter Debra Truninger.

On August 30, 1968 she was united in marriage to Richard Taylor. She had five children.

Annette worked most of her career at Western Electric/AT&T in Lee’s Summit MO, and then at the Cass County courthouse in Harrisonville, where she worked for 15 years before her retirement. Annette made friends wherever she worked and wherever she went, and enjoyed lifelong friendships. She was known for her generosity, kindness, hugs, her love of reading, sending greeting cards and family group texts.

Annette is survived by four children - Denise Carter (and Ray) of Harrisonville; Karen Taylor of McKinney TX; Charlie Truninger of Harrisonville; and Annie Taylor of Redwood City, CA; seven grandchildren - Jason Truninger; Ruben Carter; Nichole Marshall; Adam Lee; Cyrus Truninger; Jonathan Truninger; and Braydon Truninger; seven great-grandchildren - Quincy, Sicily, August, Caroline, Henry, Charlotte, and Carson; brother Jerry Atkinson (and Brenda) of Kingsville, MO; and sister Sandra Weidenfeller (and John) of Fort Collins, CO; and other relatives and friends.

Annette will be put to rest next to Richard in Harrisonville, and had planned a private graveside memorial for immediate family.

Arrangements are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

The family requests donations to KC Hospice House or to St. Jude’s in lieu of flowers, in care of Dickey’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.

KC Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Metro-area Armed Robberies

Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for the armed robberies of eight metropolitan-area businesses during the summer of 2017.

Calvin C. Wallace, III, 30, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 20 years in federal prison without parole.

On Nov. 9, 2020, Wallace pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, seven counts of robbery, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Wallace admitted that he engaged in a conspiracy to commit robberies at eight Kansas City metropolitan area businesses from June 29 to Aug. 3, 2017.

On August 3, 2017, following an armed robbery in Harrisonville, Cass County Deputies pursued Wallace and two other individuals in a vehicle through Peculiar and into Belton, Mo. The pursuit ended in Belton near I-49 and 163rd Street. Following a brief foot pursuit all three subjects were was taken into custody.

“Career criminals like this is exactly why I created our Criminal Apprehension Unit. Dangerous and persistent offenders require additional resources and attention from law enforcement as they are particular dangerous to our communities,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber

Obituary - John Anderson Young

John Young, age 70, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday June 28, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Clinton.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to service. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church or the Clinton Christian Academy and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

Obituary - Dewayne “Bud” Patrick Mott

Dewayne “Bud” Patrick Mott, age 48, of Belton, Missouri, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. Immediately following will be a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Belton Cemetery in Belton, Missouri.

Bud was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 20, 1972 to Wayne E. Mott and Debra D. (Richardson). In the fall of 1999, he was joined in marriage with his wife Gwen on October 2nd. In life Bud was a family man, he loved watching his kids in all their activities. He was a Dance Dad and was his kids’ biggest fan. Bud was a DIY man, loved watching sports, barbequing with his family and was a huge Chiefs fan.

Bud was preceded in death by his mother, Debra D. Grant; and maternal grandmother, Evelyn Richardson.

He leaves behind his loving wife of over twenty-one years, Gwen Mott; sons, Stephen Mott (Becca) and Jeffery Mott; daughter, Halie Mott (Jalen); His Father Wayne Mott; one brother Michael (Megan) Mott; two grandchildren, Jordyn and Lucas Mott; nephew Christopher Mott; father and mother in-law Larry and Janice Douty; 2 brother in-laws Chad Douty and Stephen (Emily) Douty and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and even more friends.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Get your motor runnin'...

And head out on the highway with the Highways, Hogs and Hillbillies Poker Run this Saturday! Rain date will be Sunday the 27th. If it rains Sunday, stay tuned for a new date a few weeks down the road. For info call Mike 816-225-1362 or Dalton 816-345-5419.

It's about time...

Finally we get some much needed precip for crops, grass and gardens around the area. The National Weather Service says we're to expect more rain, specifically a 30-40% chance each day through the middle of next week with daytime highs hanging in the mid 80's to around 90.

The day has arrived!

Judy Bowman, Mayor of Harrisonville, Alderman Dave Doerhoff and City Administrator Brad Ratliff were on hand this morning for the grand opening of the new Harrisonville ALDI USA store.

We are thrilled to welcome ALDI USA to our growing community and wish them a long and successful future here in Harrisonville!