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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Butler City Wide Garage Sale Maps

It’s just about time for Butler’s City Wide Garage Sale this Saturday, September 13th. Maps are available at the following locations: 

  • Cook Insurance Agency
  •  Koehn Bakery 
  • Melton’s Appliance 
  • Medicalodges 
  • Chicken Larry’s Drive In 
  • The X Group 
  • Osage Valley Electric Cooperative
  •  Casey’s General Store both locations 
  • Massey’s Country Mart 
  • Gray’s CafĂ© 
  • Citizens Bank 
  • Derailed Commodity 
  • The Dusty Attic 
  • Fm92 
  • Sonic
  •  Butler Health Mart 
  • Adrian Bank

Obituary - Linda L. Chamness

Linda L. Chamness, 67, Urich, Missouri, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13 at the Atkinson Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be posted when available.

Obituary - LaNell Appleberry

 LaNell Appleberry 

Funeral services for LaNell Appleberry of Butler, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Pastor Mark Harvey officiating. Visitation 1:30 - 2 p.m. prior to services on Saturday at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the family. 

LaNell Appleberry, age 82 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born January 7, 1932 to Elmer and Dessa Tooley Fleming in Lebanon, Missouri. 

LaNell is survived by two sons, Norman Appleberry and wife Gloria and Denny Appleberry and wife Tammy both of Butler, Missouri; two daughters, Willa Calkins and husband Ellery of Pleasanton, Kansas and Kathy Carver of Butler, Missouri; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David; one brother and one sister.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Vehicle Pursuit‏

On 9/10/2014 at approximately 1230 A.M. the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Adrian Police Department about a vehicle that was failing to yield for their Patrol Officer. The vehicle left the City limits and traveled south on I49 to Passaic. The Sheriff’s Deputies took over the pursuit and attempted to get the vehicle stopped in at Passaic. The driver was able to evade the Deputies and at one point almost struck a patrol vehicle causing the Deputy to take evasive action to avoid the collision.

The pursuit traveled south to Butler on Business 49 then west on West 52 highway. The vehicle continued to travel west until just before the Missouri/Kansas State line where he traveled south on gravel. The pursuit was turned over to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office shortly after it traveled into Kansas. The pursuit came to a stop southeast of Prescott Kansas on the Linn County and Bourbon County Line. The suspect fled the vehicle on foot into a thick batch of trees.

A passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody along with her 2 year old child. The passenger stated was pleading with the male subject to stop and let them out of the vehicle. The driver was identified by his driver’s license left in the car and by the female passenger. The passenger was released without any charges.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office will be seeking charges for traffic violations, fleeing to elude a police officer, felonious restraint of the passengers and child endangerment.  

7th Annual Drexel Fall Festival & Classic Car Show

Drexel Fall Festival
Cruisers on Main
Antique car/truck show
October 4th2014 9a.m.-10p.m.
Main Street
Live Entertainment (All Day):
Missouri Sounds”-Hank Roberts, “Cedar Rock Country”-Larry Spillman, RickAllen with “The Backside of 30”
Ninety to Nothing”
Food Vendors, Crafts, 50/50 pot, Hillbilly Horseshoes, turtle races (bring you turtle), lots of games
Call City Hall: 816-619-2323


Weather Update: 5 Day Forecast

We're seeing some incredible rainfall amounts come in this morning from storms that occurred across northern Missouri overnight. Here's a few reports that have come in to the office:
Browning (Sullivan Co) - 10.33"
Kirksville - 9.22"
Linneus - 7.21"
Graham (Nodaway Co) - 6.57"
Let us know how much rain you saw last night.
Fortunately, the heavy rainfall is over across the northern portions of the state, but there will likely be a few lingering showers and storms in central and eastern portions of the state. Much cooler weather will begin to move into the area today with temperatures by Friday only in the 50s and 60s and lows Saturday morning in the 30s and 40s.