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Monday, October 13, 2014

Advisory From The Bates County Sherriff's Office: Road Closed Due To Sink Holes


Advisory From The Bates County Sherriff's Office: 

EAST DAKOTA STREET OUT OF BUTLER WHEN IT TURNS TO GRAVEL ALONG WITH COUNTY ROAD 7586 BETWEEN P HIGHWAY AND COUNTY ROAD 16335 IN RURAL BATES COUNTY.

ARE ALL CLOSED AT THIS TIME DUE TO SINK HOLES PLEASE AVOID THESE AREAS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

East Dakota street closed

Due to heavy rain washing out part if the roadway, east Dakota street is closed at the edge of the Butler city limits until further notice.

Butler Parks and Recreation “Touch a Truck” event


Butler Parks and Recreation will be hosting a “Touch a Truck” event on Saturday, October 25th from 11am – 2pm in Butler’s South Park.


Just a few of the vehicles on display include the Butler Police and Fire Department; Osage Valley and Ash Grove with more to come.

Concessions will be available as well as inflatables It’s fun for the entire family at the Butler Parks and Recreation “Touch a Truck” event on October 25th

Obituary - Wilma Colleen Wright


Funeral services for Wilma Wright will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Butler First Baptist Church or Heartland Hospice. 

Wilma Colleen Wright, age 89 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, October 13, 2014 at Medicalodge in Butler, Missouri. She was born October 7, 1925 to Calvin Cass and Geraldine Nancy Brown Fullerton in Neosho, Missouri. 

Wilma is survived by he sister, Pauline Jennings of Butler, Missouri; several nephews and nieces, Bob Jennings and wife Linda of Butler, Missouri, Nancy Jennings of Butler, Missouri, Kent Jennings and wife Cristy of Overland Park, Kansas, Wayne Fullerton and wife Connie of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Janet Wright of Harrisonville, Missouri, Julie Pritchard and husband Bret of Oak Grove, Missouri, Damon Winter and wife Sharon of Bates City, Missouri, Ron Winter of Butler, Missouri, Emily Jensen and husband John, Martha and husband Norman, Nancy and husband Jay and June Davis and husband Jim. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glenn; and one brother, Carl Fullerton.

Sam's Club issues recall on baby wipes

Sam's Club has sent out an advisory over their baby wipes.

According to an e-mail they sent out to consumers who had purchased Simply Right baby wipes, the supplier of those wipes, are warning about a possible bacterial contamination.

This affects Simply Right branded baby wipes offered for sale beginning June 30 of this year.

According to the CDC, this bacteria poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems can be affected.

Sam's Club has directed all clubs to remove the products from the shelves. They are asking anyone who purchased the wipes to stop using them and return the rest of the product to Sam's Club for a full refund.

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Adrian Fall Festival this Saturday

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Obituary - Herman Ellison and Rosie Ellison

Herman Ellison and Rosie Ellison of El Dorado Springs, MO passed away on Friday, October 10th. Herman was 77. Rosie was 76. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 16th at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. Services for Herman and Rosie Ellison will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 17th at the Church of God (Holiness) with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Butler Elementary!

The Book Fair will be starting on October 20th.

Come and see what's new in children's literature and support
our library.

The Book Fair will be open MONDAY - WEDNESDAY until 5:00 pm and then during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Obituary - Olen Dale Callahan

Olen Dale Callahan, age 88, was born 
Olen Dale Callahan
August 20, 1926 in Henry County, Missouri, the son of Marion L. and Vianna E. (Wallace) Callahan. He passed away October 8, 2014 at the Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kansas. The family moved to Linn County, Kansas in 1938 and Olen attended Antioch School and Pleasanton High School. In 1944 he joined the U.S. Army and received basic training at Fort Walters, Texas, he served in the infantry and the Army Air Force during the German Occupation, until 1948. Olen was married on April 5, 1946 to Elsie Wiedeman in Weisbadan, Germany. They returned to Linn County, Kansas for a short time then moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he was employed at General Motors. They were the parents of two children, Ronald E. and Peggy Jean. The family moved to California where Olen worked in the Automatic Sprinkler Industry until 1978 when he was injured at work; falling 30 feet from a beam, receiving a concussion and multiple skull fractures which caused lifelong health issues. Olen''s wife, Elsie passed away and also his son Ron. For several years he helped in the shop of his brother, Bob''s Sprinkler Company before moving to Oregon to live with his daughter, Peggy and husband Terry Weir. Unfortunately, Peggy passed away at the age of 55 and Olen was left alone, until 2010 when he moved to Pleasanton to be near his brothers and sisters. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Vivian Steiner and Faye Cowley, two brothers James Robert "Bob" and Lee Callahan. He is survived by two brothers, M.G. "Jerry" Callahan of Gardner, Kansas and Wallace Callahan of Scottsdale, Arizona, three sisters, Ola May Earnest of Pleasanton, Katie Holmes of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mary Lou Cox of Independence, Missouri and one grandson, Joshua Callahan of Spokane, Washington.

Graveside service with military honors will be Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Littell Cemetery. There will be a visitation Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2:00 pm until service time at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to Mercy Hospice and may be sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home P.O. Box 525 Pleasanton, KS 66075. 

Butler Police Department Activity Report 10/6 - 10/12 - 2014

    10/06/2014 Warrant service Lee and Main Assault report Medical assist 800 block of N Fulton Warrant service Super 8 Animal complaint 300 block of N Water 10/07/2014 Noise complaint Ohio and Water Keep the peace Wix Lane Disturbance 400 block of S Delaware Alarm 600 block of W Ft Scott Well being check S Mechanic Theft report Theft Conoco