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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Obituary - Christopher M. Leipham

Christopher M. Leipham, 42, of Harrisonville, Missouri died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville. 

Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville with burial in Austin Cemetery, Archie, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 


A complete obituary will be added when the information becomes available.

2 vehicle accident in Butler

Around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon The Butler Police Department responded to a 2 vehicle accident at the stoplight on the corner of Ft. Scott Street and Orange Street in Butler.

The accident was minor in nature as the grey car struck the rear of the blue truck and no one was injured. 


Traffic was delayed for a bit as the damage was being cleaned up.



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6th Annual Highways, Hogs, And Hillbillies Poker Run


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St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Groves arrested

Kasey Groves
On April 13, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Kasey Groves, 24, Lowry City, charging him with a class D felony of resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death to any person.

Kasey Groves was arrested in Clinton on April 14. The warrant also charges Groves with four misdemeanor charges including speeding, operating a vehicle without a license, no insurance, and driving a vehicle to the left side of the roadway when view is obstructed by a hill or curve. The warrant also charges Groves with two infractions of failing to display plates on a motor vehicle and no seat belt. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 10 with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Groves is also wanted by the Missouri Department of Corrections Board of Probation and Parole for absconding supervision. Groves is currently on probation for three counts of class C felony burglary-second degree.

Weather Update: Stormy Weather Ahead

If you've been putting off any outdoor work (it's OK to admit you're a procrastinator as you're among friends) or have an outdoor activity you've been wanting to do, you'll have today and most of Friday to take care of them.

A large storm system, see the accompanying satellite picture (the red "L" is the center of the storm), will eventually lug its junk INto Kansas and Missouri over the next 2-3 days. As it gets closer we'll see our rain chances ratchet up. By Friday night the first round of showers and thunderstorms should at least reach western Missouri and far eastern Kansas. Saturday, well let's just say you're likely get wet as one or two rounds of showers and storms make their way through the region. We're also expecting some generous rainfall with some areas likely picking up over an inch of rain by Saturday night.

While the threat for severe thunderstorms looks very low some strong storms are possible Friday evening over parts of far western Missouri and eastern Kansas.

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Butler City Wide Garage Sale

Get ready for Butler Chamber of Commerce’s City Wide Garage Sale which will be held on Saturday, May 2nd.

If you plan to participate in the garage sale, signups are available at the Chamber of Commerce office on the Butler Square at 15 North Main Street.


Participants must pay a $10 fee for a permit and map listing. To be on the map, the deadline to sign up is Monday, April 27th.

City Wide Garage sale maps will be available at a later date



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Merwin Christian Church Youth Group BBQ fundraiser

The Merwin Christian Church Youth Group will be having a BBQ fundraiser April 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Drexel City Park. There is going to be BBQ chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, several sides, and dessert. 

Along with the BBQ there will be LIVE MUSIC and a SILENT AUCTION. 

The auction will have homemade pies and other items for people to bid on.

Bates County Dog Rescue Bake Sale

The Bates County Dog Rescue is having a bake sale to raise funds for the program this Saturday at Leona's Mini Mart in Amsterdam.

The bake sale will be from 11 am to 3 pm or until we sell out. 

Come visit us for some goodies and support this local dog rescue!

Nevada Fugitive arrested after brief foot chase

Larry Fenton Sr.
A Nevada fugitive has been arrested by Nevada Police Department. Nevada Police Department Officials say, 50 year old Larry Fenton, Sr. has been taken into custody. Officials say, Fenton was spotted by Nevada Police during an investigative surveillance operation on Tuesday. 

As Detectives approached, Fenton fled the area on foot. Detectives were able to locate him after a brief foot chase, taking him into custody without incident. 

Fenton was wanted as a fugitive probation and parole absconder. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail, with no bond as an absconder.

Nevada man arrested on assault charges

Raymond McBride
A Nevada man has been arrested on assault charges. Nevada Police Department Officials say, they have concluded the investigation into an assault case that occurred in the 400 block of North Elm in Nevada. Officials say, on Sunday, Officers were dispatched to a report of an alleged stabbing on the street. Reports indicate the victim was allegedly stabbed in the side during a personal dispute, that led to violence. 

The victim was treated by medical personnel, and later released from a local hospital. Officials say, Police Detectives developed investigative leads which led to the arrest of the suspect.

Detectives took 38 year old Raymond McBride into custody without incident. McBride is charged with the class B felony of assault in the 1st degree and the class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Bond has been set at $50,000.00 cash or surety

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report: Butler man arrested

On 4/15/15 around 10:25 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 33 year old Buford A. Turner of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Turner was arrested for 1.) Driving while intoxicated 2.) Driving while suspended. 


He was taken to The Bates County Memorial Hospital and later released.