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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Weather Alert Update

Alert: T-storm located 6 miles east of La Cygne. Storm moving east at 50 mph. Penny sized hail expected.

Alert: Areas in storm path include Adrian, Archie, Amsterdam, Merwin, and Passaic

Obituary - Lawrence David “Dave” Gilbert

Lawrence David “Dave” Gilbert, 74 of Drexel passed away March 24, 2015 at Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at South Fork Baptist Church near Drexel with Pastor Steve Bartholomew officiating. Visitation Friday evening, 5-7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Drexel FFA, or South Fork Baptist Church. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

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


Inbound storms may produce periods of heavy rain, lightning

A quick check of radar shows storms heading our way. According to the National Weather Service, they will bring patches of moderate to heavy rain.

There are no watches or warnings currently in effect.

Click the image or HERE to view live radar.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office: Collins man arrested

Darrel Unruh
On March 24, Darrel Unruh, 41, of Collins, was arrested on a no bond Polk County warrant for a probation/parole violation on an original class C felony of domestic assault-second degree. The warrant was issued March 19 and stems from an incident in November 2014.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office: Harrisonville man arrested

James Bedford
On March 24, James Bedford, 51, of Harrisonville, was arrested in St. Clair County on a probation/parole violation warrant on original class D felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution. 

The warrant was issued on Feb. 6 and stems from an incident in February 2011.

Obituary - William "Bill" Cole

Funeral services for William "Bill" Cole will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with brother Kevin Berry officiating. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Benjamin Cemetery in Amoret, Missouri. Contributions to the Amoret Christian Church or the Amoret Community Center. 

William Harvey Cole, age 75 of Amoret, Missouri died Tuesday March 24, 2015 at his home in Amoret. He was born March 2, 1940 to Nelson John and Bessie Jane Crawford Cole in Amsterdam, Missouri.

Bill is survived by a son, Don Cole and wife Debbie of Butler, Missouri; a daughter, Karen Cole of Amoret, Missouri; four sisters, Daisy Riedl of Kansas City, Kansas, Wilma Reeves and husband Jim of Mound City, Kansas, Elizabeth Jones of Greenbriar, Arkansas and Leon Brekke of Mertzon, Texas; and four grandchildren, Ellis, Hilari, Bethanie and Gabby Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marlene in 2010.

Obituary - Ashley Renee Schnedler

Ashley Renee' Schnedler, 36, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015. Ashley was born March 9, 1979 in Nevada, MO to Richard Lane and Deborah Sue (Moore) Schnedler.

Ashley was raised in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School Class of 1997. Following high school Ashley was awarded a Band Scholarship from Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS, where she attended college for one year. Ashley was employed for a number of years by Moore Insurance in Nevada. She also worked for a time at the License Bureau, Ramey’s and was currently employed by Marvin’s Tow Service in Gardner, KS. Ashley enjoyed trips to the Casino, gardening, and she loved music. She was also a member of the Fairview Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include her children, Kailey Harrell, Nevada, and Kyle Harrell, Nevada; mother, Debbie Schnedler, Nevada; one brother, Joshua Schnedler, Nevada; two sisters, Jennifer Schnedler and Norton Lundberg, Fort Scott, KS, and Jessica Oskvig and her husband Mike, Gardner, KS; grandmother, Nadine Moore, Nevada; her companion, Scott Harrell, Nevada; several nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends, Stephanie McManis and Emily Smith. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Schnedler.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Burt Travis officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Ferry Funeral Home.

Those who wish may contribute to a fund for her children in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.