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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report: Woman arrested after chase

On 3/28/15 around 1:10 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County arrested Carrie L. Bates, 38, from Lee’s Summit, MO, 

She was arrested for felony resisting arrest by flight - creating a substantial risk, felony endangering the welfare of a child, and felony possession of a controlled substance. 

She was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on a 24 hour investigative hold.

Changes to access to the compost site in Butler

The compost site in Butler will be open Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm, the compost and brush sites will be open on Saturdays from 9am - 1pm. 

If you need the compost key after that it's available at the Butler Police Department.

Obituary - Robert V. Fahnestock, Jr.

Robert V. Fahnestock, Jr. age 74, of Ottawa, KS passed away March 28, 2015 at Ransom Hospital in Ottawa. Services are pending and will be announced under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, (660-679-0009). Messages of condolences for the family may be left at

Full obituary information will be published when it becomes available.


House fire in Ballard

Several area fire department are on scene of a structure fire in Ballard. The location of this fire is just East of the Ballard Grill.

The fire is out at this time and no one was injured in this fire. Crews are on scene doing assessments of damage. 

Mid America Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Harrisonville teen injured in Johnson County motorcycle accident

One person was injured in a one-vehicle accident on March 27 in Johnson County on Highway 2 around 300 feet west of County Road SW 1551.

Daniel J. Frank, 19, Harrisonville, wearing a helmet, operating westbound a 2007 Suzuki 750, failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle slid off the right side of the roadway where it began to overturn. Subsequently, the operator was ejected from the motorcycle. The motorcycle then struck a wooden fence post.

Daniel J. Frank experienced moderate injuries and was transported by private vehicle to the Lee’s Summit Medical Center. The motorcycle was totaled and removed from the scene through a private tow.

Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant D.S. Green investigated the accident and was assisted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.


Bates County Sheriffs Office to offer Free Self Defense Classes

As a way to give back to the citizens of Bates County, the Sheriff's Office began to give free CCW classes to our residents 2 years ago. This summer our Sheriff will begin to offer free self defense classes to females ages 13 and up. The classes will be a full day to include a practical exercise where you put your training to use and defend yourself from an "attacker".

Bates County Sheriff's Office is proud to be Serving and Protecting our community.


Adrian Optimist Club Students of the month for March

The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Selection is based on the criteria, but a student stepping up to a particular task will come to play in it. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

Pictured: Adrian Optimist Member Don Osborn, Graham Wainscott, and Ballard Superintendent John Siebeneck
The Ballard Student of the Month for March is Graham Wainscott, senior son of Roger and Lori Wainscott. Instructor, Miranda Bridges states “Graham is a hard worker both in and out of school. This year, Graham has demonstrated some qualities that made him stand out from the rest. He is a Teacher’s Assistant for several elementary classes. Through this responsibility, Graham has developed a connection with those young students that most high schoolers don’t have. Most elementary students cannot walk past him in the hallway without giving him a high five, a friendly nudge, or exchanging an ornery smile. His mentoring ability is why I have nominated Graham for Student of the Month.”

Pictured: Adrian Optimist Member Don Osborn, Brooklyn Popplewell, and Miami Principal Dr Daniel Johnson

The Miami Student of the Month is Brooklyn Popplewell, sophomore daughter of Michelle and Patrick Popplewell. Brooklyn participates in basketball, volleyball, FFA, FCCLA, and band in school, and 4-H outside of school. Staff at Miami say “She is a hardworking young lady that is always on task. She shows leadership and is always working to master each new skill. It is a pleasure to work with Brooklyn and she will go far in life with the work ethic and determination she has.” Brooklyn has plans to become an RN at either MIZZOU or Alabama.

Pictured: Adrian Optimist Member Don Osborn, Colton Kimminau, and Adrian Principal Abe Lewis   

The Adrian Student of the Month is Colton Kimminau, junior son of Curt and Tracie Kimminau. Colton is very active in school as a member of FCCLA, FBLA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Quiz Bowl, and as a Junior Class officer. He also enjoys playing soccer and working a job outside of school. Colton’s plans include attending University of Missouri.

Community Food Pantry Monthly mass food distribution TODAY

Monthly mass food distribution at the Community Food Pantry TODAY 8:30-11:30 at 709 W. Ohio. If you have a food need some of the produce we have will be apples, carrots, cabbage and oranges. Please bring proof you live in Bates County.

Obituary - Ernest W. White

Funeral services for Ernest W. White will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Reverend Art Ellsworth officiating. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to the Ohio St. United Methodist Church and the Butler Public Library. 

Ernest William White, age 101 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler. He was born February 14, 1914 to Charles Edward and Etta Evaline Lingenfelter White in Paradise, Missouri.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 73 years, Edith White of Butler; a daughter Margaret Alexander and husband Jim of Russelville, Arkansas; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth White and a brother, Walter White.


Forecast for the upcoming 5-days

Trending warmer with a few morning rain showers possible Sunday morning. Heading into the work week, warm up will be well underway with low 70s possible by Tuesday. 

Next chance for storms to arrive on Wednesday when a cold front approaches. Enjoy!

Obituary - Laura Elder

Laura Elder 90 of Butler died Friday, March 27 at her home. There will be a visitation for friends to call from 2 to 4 pm Sunday, March 29 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Cremation will follow visitation. 

Laura is survived by sons Lindsey Ray Elder Jr of Thompson Falls, Montana and Walter Dean Elder of Butler; daughters Alice Fay Callahan of Hampton, Virginia; Frances Kay Pearsall of Missoula, Montana; Patty Ann Sheler of Ottawa, Kansas; Barbara Elizabeth McDaniel of Milton, Florida and Joyce Elder of Nevada, Missouri; also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.