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Friday, April 17, 2015

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report: Arizona man arrested

On 4/17/15 around 6:58 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 55 year old Derek J. Wurtz of Apache Junction, Arizona.

Mr. Wurtz was arrested for 1.)Driving while Intoxicated and booked into the Bates County Jail. He was later released.

Weather Update: Wet Weekend

A wet weekend is in store for the area, but there could be a few breaks in between periods of rain. Expect off-and-on showers all day Saturday, then more storms on Sunday. 

The storms on Sunday could be strong, but widespread severe weather is not anticipated. Some localized flooding will also be possible in sensitive spots and/or locations that see multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rain.

Investigation into a Burglary and Assault in Nevada now complete

Elizabeth A Fahnestock
The Nevada Police Department announce earlier today that they have concluded an investigation in reference to a burglary and assault that allegedly occurred in the 600 block of N. Cedar. The initial citizen report received by police on the morning of April 15th was that two woman were fighting outside an apartment complex.

Responding Police Officers arrived on scene and discovered that a female suspect had unlawfully entered a neighbor’s residence and attacked a sleeping female victim lying in her bed. The suspect reportedly struck the female victim repeatedly with her fists. The suspect was eventually ejected from the residence and the physical altercation continued outside the residence until the arrival of police. The victim was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene.

Police arrested a 47 year old Milo resident identified as:
Elizabeth A Fahnestock.

Fahnestock was transported to the Vernon County Jail, and was charged by the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court with, Burglary 1st degree, and Assault 3rd degree. Bond was set at $11,500.

Citizen are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

To report criminal activities to the dispatch center call 417-448-2710 or use the Tip Hotline at 417-448-5117. All information will be kept confidential.

Important Storm Shelter Information for Butler

Ohio Street United Methodist Church 205 W. Ohio Street in Butler has made an Executive Board Decision to NO LONGER be open as a designated Tornado Shelter in the event of a tornado warning. 

Please seek shelter elsewhere. Thank you for helping us get the word out. We do not want folks caught unaware. Thank you! Stay safe. 

Mid America Live is hoping to have a full list of Storm Shelters in Adrian, Butler and Rich Hill in the weeks to come.

Courtesy of Pat Decker Director of Finance and Administration

Butler High School Boys Track Results: Adrian Blackhawk Invitational

Last night the Butler Bears track team traveled to Adrian. With perfect weather and a fast track our kids turned in very good numbers. Still not at a full strength team, the kids battled to pull out a 5th place finish out of 15 teams. They scored the top 8 finishers and here are your athletes that scored points in their respected events to help their team with that 5th place finish:

  • 100m Dash - Devan Loveall - 6th place
  • 400m Dash - Tanner Diehl - 4th place
  • 800m Run - Austin Castaneda - 2nd place , Tayje VanVoorst - 8th place
  • 3200m Run - Tayje VanVoorst - 6th place
  • 110m Hurdles - Connor Sparks - 7th place
  • 300m Hurdles - Devan Loveall - 2nd place
  • 4x100 Relay - Geoffrey Algiere - 3rd place
                    Dylan Morris
                    Ethan Gardner
                    Keagan Miller
  • 4x200 Relay - Devan Loveall - 1st place with a time of 1:34.71
                    Dylan Morris
                    Tanner Diehl
                    Austin Castaneda
  • 4x400 Relay - Devan Loveall - 1st place with a time of 3:35.82
                    Ethan Gardner
                    Tanner Diehl
                    Austin Castaneda
  • 4x800 Relay - Tayje VanVoorst - 5th place
                    Reid Davis
                    Aziah VanVoorst
                    Austin Castaneda
  • Pole Vault - Ethan Gardner - 1st place with a vault of 12'

Triple Jump - Dylan Morris - 8th place
Shot Put - Ben Holt - 6th place
The Butler Bears will travel to Archie on Tuesday April 21st. This is one of the few meets that I will have a complete team and we are excited to have everyone back and see what we are capable of doing. Wish these kids good luck. We have four meets left before the Conference Track meet.


Butler students raise over $700 for Health Foundation

The Interact Club of Butler High School held an event on April 2, 2015 to raise money for the Bates County Community Health Foundation. The Foundation and Bates County Memorial Hospital recognize the importance of keeping students healthy as they participate in athletics, by providing health screenings each summer and funding the IMPACT program, a concussion screening used to determine if kids are safe and healthy to return to play after a head injury has occurred.

Various activities were held this day for teachers and students including $1 request a song during lunch and a silent auction for teacher parking spaces. Pictured above are students who won the bid for teacher parking spaces. Students raised over $700.00.

Adrian Optimist Bicycle Rodeo

Sarcoxie man arrested in Nevada

A Sarcoxie man has been arrested in connection to a felony theft case in Nevada. Nevada Police Department Officials say, they have concluded the investigation of a felony theft case from a local business located in the 2200 block of East Lincoln Ave in Nevada. Officials say, on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity that was occurring on the business' property. 

Officers were advised that multiple subjects were filling up carts full of merchandise inside the store, then went back to their vehicle, moving it to the side of the building. Reports indicate officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle on the property. Shortly thereafter, a Vernon County Sheriff's deputy located the suspect vehicle, sitting stationary down the road from the location in total darkness. 

The vehicle and driver were detained until Nevada PD could make contact, at which time it was determined the driver was an unlicensed juvenile. 

Officials say, officers discovered that the juvenile was waiting for two other suspects still inside the business. Officers were able to locate the two subjects inside the store, where the suspects had removed approximately $5,000.00 worth of merchandise, attempting to depart the store with multiple shopping carts of unpaid merchandise. Two suspects were identified as juveniles, with the Vernon County Juvenile Office contacted in reference to the investigation. The third suspect was identified as 27 year old Cody Walker, of Sarcoxie. 

Walker is charged with felony stealing and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Bond has been set at $3,500.00 cash or surety.

Miami students earn State FFA Proficiency Award

Trevor Ewbank, Jaclyn Crawford, Caitlyn Slattery, Luke Crawford, sponsor Charlie Jenkins

Miami FFA State Convention Awards yesterday in Columbia 

Proficiency Awards went to the following students:
Senior Caitlin Slattery- for Forage Production.
Senior Jaclyn Crawford- for Small Animal Production and Care
Senior Trevor Ewbank- for Landscape Management
Junior Luke Crawford- for Grain Production.