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Monday, June 30, 2014

Obituary - Rob Duane Robertson

Rob Duane Robertson, Rich Hill and a 1974 graduate of Metz High School, passed away Saturday, June 28, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, at the age of 58. Arrangements are under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, and services are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the funeral home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, with burial planned in Newton Burial Park. Memorials to the Good News Productions International are suggested and can be made in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Valerie Ann (Lane) Gentry



Funeral services for Valerie Gentry will be 3:00 PM Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 2 – 3 PM at the funeral home. Burial to follow services in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Messages and memories for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
 
Valerie Ann (Lane) Gentry, 57 of Belton, Missouri passed away June 28, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Valerie was born April 26, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of Bruce Derrel and Mary (Purcell) Lane.
Valerie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul. She is survived by her sons, Joe Gentry (Renae) of St. Louis, Missouri; Robert Gentry (Barbara) of Independence, Missouri; and James Gentry (Acacia) of Freeport, Texas. She also leaves behind grandchildren Justin, Jonathon, Robbie, Jennifer, Tara, Amira, Paul, and Brandon.
A complete obituary will be posted as the information becomes available.

Obituary - Pearl Jacqueline “Jackie” (Brown) McMahan


Memorial Services for Jackie McMahan will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel, Drexel, Missouri (660-679-0009). Visitation will be from 10 – 11 AM prior to services at the chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Jackie to Drexel Meals on Wheels. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com
 
Pearl Jacqueline “Jackie” (Brown) McMahan, 86 of Drexel, Missouri passed away June 29, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. She was born January 10, 1929, daughter of Lacy George and Juanita Fern (Dawson) Brown.

Simply put, Jackie enjoyed being busy. She didn’t miss a beat and is best described by the words “feisty,” “fiercely independent,” “strong,” “outspoken,” “stubborn,” and finally, “loyal.” It took a lot for Jackie, a very private person, to allow others to help her – even family. Those who knew Jackie will agree she was always very well put-together in her clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Jackie enjoyed bingo and trips to the casino. She also collected angels. Jackie was much loved by her family and friends, especially those in the Drexel, Missouri community.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and one brother. She is survived by a daughter, Jorja Brown and husband Jim of Drexel; a son, Mark McMahan and wife Tracey of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren Josh, Zack, Austin, and Jackson; and great-grandchildren Wesley and Bristol. She also leaves behind one sister, Alice Boone of Drexel; as well as many other dear family members and friends, particularly in the Drexel community.

Obituary - Roy Wilbur Steiner

 
 Roy Wilbur Steiner
Celebration of life for Roy Steiner will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Pleasant Gap Christian Church or Heartland Hospice. 

 Roy Wilbur Steiner, age 94 of Appleton City, Missouri died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Appleton City Manor in Appleton City, Missouri. He was born April  21, 1920 to John Rudolph and Mary Edna Thomas Steiner in rural Butler, Missouri. 

Roy is survived by his wife, Betty Steiner of Appleton City, Missouri; four daughters, Marlise Swartz of Yarmouth, Maine, Sheryl Morriss and husband Jack of Cumming, Georgia, Karla Kelly and husband Larry of Appleton City, Missouri and Lori Johnson and husband Mark of Kansas City, Missouri; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother, Freeman Steiner; and one sister, Elise Bollweg.


Obituary - Zella Mae (Fritts) Mager

 
Zella Mager

Funeral Services for Zella Mager will be 2:00 PM Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009) with Bro. Bill Read and Bro. Mark Harvey officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5 – 7 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow services in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Memorial contributions in Zella’s name are suggested to Benjamin Cemetery Association. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
 
Zella Mae (Fritts) Mager, 81, of Butler Missouri, passed away Sunday evening at home. She was the daughter of the late Chancey Fritts and Ruth McGraw Fritts, born January 29, 1933.


She attended grade school at Mt. Vernon country school and was a graduate of Butler High School. She married her one and only love, Herman Mager in October of 1951, celebrating over 62 years of marriage.


Zella was an avid quilter and cross stitcher, she gave of herself and her gifts to many. Zella accepted the Lord as her saviour in the early 1950’s. Zella loved to cook for her family and so enjoyed gardening and canning. She was a member of the Passiac Extension Club and the Bates County Star Squares. She loved children and taught Sunday school many years and Vacation Bible School.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Bessie Reedy and her brothers Floyd Fritts and Oren Fritts and her daughter, Julie Taylor, and sister-in-law Della Luckan and husband Raymond. She is survived and will be sorely missed by her husband of 62+ years, Herman Mager, Sons, Dennis Mager and wife Karen of Maryland, Doug Mager and wife Nancy of Butler, Son-in-law Stan Taylor of Texas, two brothers, Wright Fritts and Elmer Fritts, and sister-in-law Emma Meade and husband Bill, as well as 9 grandchildren, Bryan and Karen Mager, Michelle and Kip Copeland, Brent and Anne Mager, Andrea and Sean Fitzgerald, Kevin and Heather Mager, Ashley and Bret Keighley, Mallory Mager, Sam Mager and Jacob Mager and 9 great grandchildren.


She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She crafted many gifts for those she loved, adding her personality and love for all to remember.

Those remaining will cherish her memory and ask that all join to celebrate her life as she is reunited with those she loved in the glory of her Lord at the funeral services.

Butler Fire Department: Fireworks Safety



American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially the Fourth of July.
Fireworks can, however, turn a joyful holiday into a painful memory when children or adults are injured while incorrectly using fireworks.

It is estimated that over 8,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 2012 for injuries associated with fireworks.
Approximately 50% of the injuries are burns, and most of the injuries involve the hands, eyes, or head.

Nearly half of the victims are under the age of fifteen.
To reduce the risk of injury from fireworks, use them with caution and follow some basic safety rules:
  •  1. Read and follow all instructions and warnings.
  • 2. Sparklers, considered by many to be safe, burn at very high temperatures, can easily ignite clothing, and stay hot long after burning out. They can be as dangerous to children as lighters and matches. Be sure to collect all burned out sparkler wires for proper disposal.
  • 3. Only older children should be allowed to use fireworks under close supervision. Younger children should not be allowed to play with fireworks.
  • 4. Never allow running or horseplay when using fireworks.
  • 5. Use lighters with a child resistant feature. Keep matches and lighters away from smaller children.
  • 6. Light fireworks outdoors, one at a time. Light them on a clear, smooth, flat surface away from buildings, dry vegetation, or flammable materials.
  • 7. Keep water nearby for emergencies.
  • 8. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away.
  • 9. Be sure other people and pets are out of range before igniting fireworks.
  • 10. Never experiment with fireworks or ignite them in a glass or metal container.
  • 11. Never try to make your own fireworks.
  • 12. Keep unused fireworks away from firing areas.
  • 13. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place, away from sources of ignition, and out of reach of children.
Be aware of what fireworks are allowed in your area, and rules for their possession and use. 

The Butler Fire Department and City of Butler Emergency Management Agency would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.  Please use common sense by following basic safety rules.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Kansas City Kansas man arrested In Hume


 
David A. Wright
On June 29th 2014 in the early morning hours a Bates County Deputy responded to the Hume area in reference to a suspicious vehicle that was stuck in a ditch.  The Deputy arrived on the scene and made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was David A. Wright from Kansas City, Kansas. During the investigation the Deputy discovered that the vehicle a red 2002 Ford F350 was stolen out of Leavenworth, Kansas. Inside the vehicle, the Deputy also located a Toshiba laptop that was stolen out of Miami County, Kansas. David Wright had on his person approximately three grams of methamphetamine and one glass meth pipe.   

 
David Wright was arrested and is being held at the Bates County Jail on a $20,000 Cash or Surety bond. He was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance which is a Class C felony. He was also charged with receiving stolen property which is also a Class C Felony.

Bates County Sheriffs Office Activity Reports

Bates County Sheriffs Office 
Activity Reports
  • June 23, 2014
 SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – ADRIAN
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL On 06/23/2014 Deputies responded to the Rich Hill area for a suspicious person.
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER

  • June 24, 2014
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – AMORET
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – DREXEL
DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL
HARASSMENT – RICH HILL
BRUSH FIRE – RICH HILL
CALL FOR SERVICE – ADRIAN
STRUCTURE FIRE – AMSTERDAM
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY – ADRIAN
ROLLOVER MVA – RICH HILL
ANIMAL AT LARGE – RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN

  • June 25, 2014
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL On June 25th, 2014 at approximately 0938hrs, An ambulance was requested for a male subject that just received an electric shock from a breaker box on a utility pole at the intersection of S 3rd St and E Park St in Rich Hill, MO 64779.
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
BURGLAR ALARM – DREXEL
CIVIL SITUATION – ADRIAN
CHILD CUSTODY – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – PASSAIC
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER On 6/25/14 Deputies arrested John Wayne Ganfield in the Butler area for two Bates County warrants.
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER On 06/25/2014 Deputies responded to Vernon County Sheriff's Office to transport Lance Utech on a warrant for commit to the Bates County Sheriff's Office.
ALARM – AMSTERDAM
CHECK THE WELL BEING – AMSTERDAM On 6-25-14, Deputies took a check the wellbeing call in the Amsterdam area.  Rebecca Kensinger was arrested on 2 warrants, one from Cass County and one from Osage County for passing bad checks.
WANTED SUBJECT – AMORET

  • June 26, 2014
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER On 6-26-14 Deputies made traffic stop on W52 and CR7001 and arrested Gage Barrera on a Belton PD warrant.
WANTED SUBJECT – AMORET
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN On 06/26/2014 Deputies took a report at the Bates County Sheriff's Office for suspicion of drug abuse.
WANTED SUBJECT – BUTLER
DISTURBANCE – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – DREXEL.
CHILD ABUSE – ADRIAN On 06/26/2014 Detective took a walk in report in reference to Child Abuse from the rural Adrian Area. Investigation is ongoing.
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING – PASSAIC
CALL FOR SERVICE – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
LITTERING – RICH HILL On 06/27/2014 Bates County Deputies responded to a report of littering in the rural Rich Hill area.
CONTROLLED BURN – RICH HILL
DFS ASSIST – BUTLER
ANIMAL AT LARGE – AMORET
911 HANG UP – BUTLER

  • June 27, 2014
PROPERTY DAMAGE – BUTLER           
MVA – ADRIAN                                         
LEAVE WITH OUT PAY – RICH HILL   
MVA – PASSAIC
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL    
CHILD ABUSE – ADRIAN
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY – RICH HILL
DFS ASSIST – ADRIAN
TRANSPORT – ARCHIE On 06-27-2014 Deputies responded to the Archie area for a county line transfer for a wanted subject
STRANDED MOTORIST – RICH HILL
WANTED SUBJECT – AMORET On 6-27-14, Deputies arrested a male subject in the Amoret area on a Bates County Warrant
BRUSH FIRE – RICH HILL                        
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER           
ANIMAL AT LARGE – MERWIN            
THREATS – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER

  • June 28, 2014
ABANDON VEHICLE – BUTLER On 06-28-14, a Bates County Deputy located an abandon vehicle at I-49 and south bound on ramp that was blocking the roadway.
LOST & FOUND – ADRIAN                     
LOST & FOUND – AMSTERDAM            
PROPERTY DAMAGE – BUTLER           
CHECK WELL BEING – FOSTER            
FOLLOW UP- BALLARD
CALL FOR SERVICE - AMORET
DEBRIS ON ROADWAY – PASSAIC      
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN           
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN                   
CHECK WELL BEING – AMORET          
TRAFFIC STOP – AMORET                      
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
SPECIAL DETAIL – AMSTERDAM On 06-28-2014 Deputies responded to a fight in progress at the D&D fireworks show.
TRAFFIC HAZARD – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – AMSTERDAM             
ABANDON VEHICLE – AMSTERDAM
CIVIL SITUATION – HUME
WATER/SEWER LEAK – RICH HILL

  • June 29, 2014
911 HANG UP – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – PASSAIC
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER– AMSTERDAM
VEHICLE FIRE – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – AMSTERDAM
ABANDON VEHICLE – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – HUME On 06-29-2014 Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle at a residence in the Hume area.
ABANDON VEHICLE – RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE – BUTLER
TRESPASS – HUME
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC HAZARD – RICH HILL            


Rich Hill Activity Report
June 23, 2014 to June 29, 2014



  • June 23, 2014
EX-PARTE VIOLATION
SPEAK TO OFFICER
POWER OUTAGE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
SUSPICOUS ACTIVITY

  • June 24, 2014
ANIMAL AT LARGE
BRUSH FIRE
HARASSMENT
DISTURBANCE

  • June 25, 2014
AMBULANCE REQUEST
TRAFFIC STOP
CHILD CUSTODY ISSUE
TRAFFIC STOP

  • June 26, 2014
AMBULANCE REQUEST
CONTROLLED BURN

  • June 27, 2014
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY
STR

Local Citizens Visit the MO Capitol‏


 
Those attending were: (l to r) Mary Fischer, Patty Hahn, Patsy Lemon, Charlene Flynn, Charlotte Hirni, Representative Randy Pike, Karen Malen, Barbara Burch, Kathie Heuser, Patricia Pike, Winifred Gaston, and Floyd Gaston.
REPRESENTATIVE PIKE HOSTS GUESTS AT MO CAPITOL

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Citizens from Bates and Vernon County recently participated in a Jefferson City tour hosted by District 126 MO State Representative, Randy Pike. Guests visited with Representative Pike on the MO House Floor, toured the MO State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and Jefferson Landing’s 1904 World’s Fair exhibit. Representative Pike commented, “ It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to Jefferson City. In visiting around the district, I find that many have not had the opportunity to tour our beautiful Capitol area or it has been a long time since their last visit. This invitation was extended to any District 126 citizen interested in attending and learning more about Missouri history.”

Job Opening In Butler



Butler Auto Credit is taking applications for a full time lot porter. 80% of the job is detailing vehicles, other duties include dropping off vehicles for service, getting fuel, picking up trash, light building maintenance and other duties. Pay is based on experience but competitive. If you or you know someone who might be a good fit with a great personality, you can contact Renee Miller-Sargent at Butler Auto Credit by taking a resume/application to her. 660.679.0037

Missouri State Highway Patrol driver examination stations closed


The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of July Fourth Holiday, on Friday, July 4, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Monday, July 7, 2014.

In support of "The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths," the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

Weather Update: Severe Storms Likely Today



Heads up as your start your Monday -- we're looking at another evening of severe weather across our area. Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are all possible late this afternoon through late evening, then the large hail and damaging wind threat will continue into the overnight hours. For the KC area, storms are expected mainly after 8 PM. Northwest Missouri, you may see severe weather starting as early as 5 PM.

HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Investigation concludes


The investigation into the events that led to the discovery of a female juvenile found unclothed west of Clinton on June 17, 2014 has concluded.  Detective Sgt. Mike Nelson and Detective Chase Jackson have conducted several interviews of adults and juveniles that were at a party on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Montrose which is where the events started that led to the female juvenile being transported to the area west of Clinton.

There were no signs of sexual intercourse with the victim but three adults and possibly some of the five juveniles involved with the party face charges stemming from the events the night before.

Arrested during the course of the investigation were Lucas Hetherington, age 18 of Montrose for endangering the welfare of a child and felonious restraint;  Hilton McCulloch, age 28 of Montrose for delivery of a controlled substance to minors; and David R. Bennett, age 24 of Clinton for supplying alcohol to minors.

The five juveniles have been referred to the juvenile office in Henry County.


Butler Police Department Activity Report 6/23 - 6/29 2014

  • 06/23/2014 
Open door High School
Property damage 600 block of E Ft Scott
Warrant service Ft Scott and Delaware
Well being check
Assault report Hillcrest
 
  • 06/24/2014 
Keep the peace BCMH
Well being check E Nursery
Loud music complaint 100 block of S Willow
911 call N Henry
Disturbance 800 block of S Birch
Theft report Cedar Lane
Well being check S Park
 
  • 06/25/2014 
Well being check
Alarm Family Center
Theft report
Disturbance 400 block of S Main
Animal complaint Wix Lane
Shoplifter Wal Mart
Accident report Wal Mart
 
  • 06/26/2014 
Fraud call Hometown Pharmacy
Attempted breakin N Water
Theft call Casey’s Ft Scott
Warrant service 
 
  • 06/27/2014 
Stranded vehicle Rice Rd
Alarm 200 block Country Club
Disturbance Dakota and Broadway
Alarm Max Motors
Disturbance Havanna and Mill
Alarm 600 block of W Harrison
Well being check Wix Lane
Warrant service
Leave without pay Casey’s Ft Scott
Theft report
Accident E Pine
Disturbance Fulton and Dakota
 
  • 06/28/2014
C and I driver call N Bus 49
Keep the peace Animal complaint Chestnut and Austin
Noise complaint S Park area
 
  • 06/29/2014 
Fireworks call North St
Well being check Wal Mart
Possible prowler Gale Lane
Medical assist S Main
C ad I Driver Mill and Main
Disturbance Fulton and Vine
Animal complaint Dakota and Willow
Fireworks call 400 block of College
Shoplifting call Walmart
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Obituary - Floyd A. “Butch” Herrell, Jr

Funeral services for Floyd A. “Butch” Herrell, Jr., will be 10:00 AM Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel in Drexel, Missouri with Revs. Chuck Murphy, Peter Eggebrecht, and Joel Whiteside officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 – 7 PM at the chapel. Burial will follow services in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House, or Stand Up to Cancer. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Floyd A. “Butch” Herrell, Jr., 62 of Drexel, Missouri passed away June 29, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born August 25, 1951 in Harrisonville, Missouri, son of Floyd A. (Sr.) and Phyllis (Calhoun) Herrell.

Floyd was preceded in death by his wife, and his mother. He is survived by a son, Nicholas J. Herrell and wife Jessica of Harrisonville; daughters Emily M. Herrell of Raymore, Missouri and Katherine Herrell Rich and husband Ty of Gridley, Kansas; his father and step-mother, Floyd Sr. and wife Ann of Harrisonville; a brother, Mike Herrell and wife Vickie of Harrisonville; and grandchildren Abigail, Zoey, Easton, Delaney, Colin, and Chloe.

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

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Stolen Cattle In Appleton City Area

On June 26, a St. Clair County Sheriffs Deputy was dispatched to Appleton City regarding a report of ten head of cattle missing. Gary Fenneward reported on June 22 the cattle were in a field located north of the intersection of NW 1001 and NW 400 Road. On June 23, the cattle were missing. Fennewald stated he has looked for the cattle for two days and has not found where they could have gotten out of the fencing. Fennewald stated all the cattle are tagged and numbered. He estimated the value of the cows at $9,000.

Hume Woman Injured In Vernon County Accident



Around 8:40am this morning 6/29/14 The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Vernon County EMS and the Vernon County Sheriffs Office responded to a 1 vehicle accident on MM Highway and VC 900 RD in rural Northern Vernon County.

The accident occurred when the westbound 2001 Chevrolet driven by 23 year old Latasha L. James of Hume, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck a embankment before overturning and coming to rest on the passengers side.

She was taken to Nevada Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle had extensive damage.




St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Ottawa Man Arrested

 
Jeremy L. Attebery
On June 25, Jeremy L. Attebery, 34, Ottawa, Kan., was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony of check kiting. The charge stems from an incident in February 2013. Attebery's bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety and a court date of July 18 was given. also has pending charges in Greene County with a bond of $10,000 and Bates County with a bond of $30,000.

St. Clair County Sheriffs office: More Arrest Warrants Issued

 
Shawn L. Clegg

  • On June 24, Shawn L. Clegg was arrested at the St Clair County Sheriff's Office on a warrant from Belton Police Department for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor ordinance charge. Bond was set at $100 cash only and a court date of Sept. 3 was given.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Arrest Warrant Issued

Kasandra Sewell
On June 27, Kasandra Sewell, 36, Morrisville, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant number for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of non-support. Bond was set at $2,000 cash only and a court date of July 18 was given.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office: Man from Urich arrested on several felony charges


Casey M. Jurdan
 On June 28, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the apprehension of an individual in Urich wanted on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with several felony counts.



Casey M. Jurdan, 29, Urich, was arrested on a warrant charging him with two class B felony counts of first degree assault and two unclassified felony counts of armed criminal action. The warrant was issued on June 27 and the charge stems from an incident on June 23 when a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to two calls on NW 1101 Road, Appleton City. The first call was regarding suspicious activity and the second call was in reference to a man being assaulted with a hammer.

Information was received a vehicle checking to Jurdan pulled into a driveway and when the property owners spoke to the man, he left. Later the same evening, a deputy took a report from Jason Smith in reference to being assaulted with a hammer. Smith reported a vehicle pulled into his driveway and drove to his shed area. He went out to find out who was there. The man driving, later identified as Jurdan, stated he was looking for a female individual. Smith explained he never heard of her and she did not live around there and Jurdan drove away. 

Smith stated he walked to check his shed for anything missing and as he headed to the house, Jurdan drove up and asked for a drink.  Jurdan was given a bottle of Gatorade and attempted to force his way past Smith and get into the residence.  Smith said he pushed Jurdan out of the door.  After thanking Smith, Jurdan allegedly tossed the Gatorade bottle into the vehicle and grabbed a claw hammer and lunged at him.  Smith was struck on his arms 10 or more times as he was blocking the hammer as Jurdan swung it at his head.

Jurdan allegedly made another attempt to get into the residence and was stopped. Smith stated he took the hammer and struck Jurdan with it. Smith’s wife came out of the residence with a gun and told Jurdan to stop.  He stopped, retrieved his hammer and started back to his vehicle. 

Smith said he took the gun from his wife and walked to the shed. Jurdan backed up as if he was leaving and then suddenly accelerated forward toward Smith. Smith was struck by the vehicle just as it made contact with the side of the shed. Jurdan then circled around in the yard and was headed back in the direction of Smith when Smith fired the gun and Jurdan turned away and went down the driveway. 

Jurdan’s vehicle was located on H Highway in Henry County fully engulfed in fire. Jurdan was not located. A St. Clair County detective went to the scene and took photographs of the vehicle. A hammer was retrieved from the passenger side seat and seized as evidence. Jurdan’s bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety and a court date of Aug. 1 was given in the case.

Osage Valley Electric: Power Outage In Creighton Area

244 Osage Valley Electric customers in the Creighton, Missouri  area are currently without power. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible. Please call 660-679-3131 to report outages or report your outage using SmartHub. https://osagevalley.smarthub.coop/#login:

Photos D&D Fireworks Display




 




Photos Courtesy of Robin Rollins Williams



Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 6/29/14


  • On 6/28/14 around 10:30pm The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 39 year old Kimberly A. Vance of Nevada, Missouri. She was arrested on 1.) Driving while intoxicated 2.) Failure to dim headlights. She was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.






Weather Update: Severe Storms Likely Today


Severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon through this evening, especially over northern Missouri. Large hail and damaging winds are the most likely hazards but there may be a few tornadoes as well. 

Another round of severe thunderstorms is possible Monday afternoon through the overnight hours. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats with these storms.

The next two days people will definitely want to weather aware and keep track of the forecasts for updates

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 6/28/14


  • Around 9:50pm this evening The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 41 year old Monty C. Fish of Rich Hill, Missouri. He was arrested for 1.) Driving while revoked 2.) Driving while Intoxicated. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.





D&D Fireworks Display Update


The start time of the firework display tonight at D&D Fireworks might be delayed but the show will go on tonight. - Courtesy of D&D Fireworks Facebook page around 30mins ago and also Bates County Live made contact with a member of the D&D Staff.. We will update if anything changes. As of now the show IS A GO!!!

Thunderstorm Watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch to be in effect for Bates County until 9 pm.

Vernon County Most wanted man found in Jackson County


Dillon Reed
Law enforcement in Raymore, Mo., arrested a Nevada man listed on the county's most wanted list. Chief Deputy Shayne Simmons, with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, said Friday that Dillon Reed, 24, was arrested around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

On March 25, Vernon County courts issued warrants for Reed's arrest on charges of felony driving while revoked and parole violation. Deputies have attempted to arrest Reed since that time, and were involved in a pursuit with him nearly a month ago.

Raymore officers were involved in a foot pursuit with Reed prior to his capture that morning. He was being held in Jackson County awaiting transport back to Vernon County to stand trial.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Western Missouri Antique Tractor & Machinery Association Tractor Pull Photos






Photos Courtesy of Robin Rollins Williams

Weekly pickup soccer game in Butler

Adult (18+) soccer game. Soccer fields, 7pm, each Saturday evening. Bring water, cleats and shin guards if you have them. Everyone is welcome! If you've played, come. If you have never played, but love soccer, come. If you have never watched it or played, come! Contact Gen with any questions: (816)284-9719

June Cruise Night a 'shiny' success

It was almost another chapter from American Graffiti tonight as the Butler Chamber of Commerce and Sonic presented the monthly cruise night. Lots of slick paint, chrome and pride was present as cars came from Drexel, Appleton City and more to 'hang out'!

Click here to see our HD quality album of cars at the June 2014 Cruise Night

REMINDER: Swing by 607 W. Clark in Butler for a great display


Looking to get into the 4th of July Spirit? Then swing by 607 W Clark St in Butler they are running a Fourth of July light show this summer. The family typically does Halloween and Christmas display which is awesome but this year they are also doing Fourth of July. The show will run from 9 to midnight from this weekend through July 4.

KATY TRAIL 5K AND 1-MILE 'FUN RUN'



Runners, take your mark, get set and go to the "Olde Glory Days" 5K and One-Mile "Fun Run" on Saturday, July 5, on the beautiful and scenic Katy Trail. 

Registration begins at 6 a.m. in the Katy Trail State Park parking lot in Clinton. The 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m. and all runners must be at the trail by 7:15 a.m. to get on the bus that will transport you to the starting line. All participants who are pre-registered by Sunday, June 29, will receive an Olde Glory Days race shirt. Medals for the 5K race will be awarded to the first, second and third place runners.

Registration forms may be picked up at the Chamber Depot, 200 South Main Street, Clinton. If you would like one faxed or e-mailed, call the Chamber during regular business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) at 660-885-8166.