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Friday, January 8, 2016

Weather update: Frigid Sunday for all

A shot of Arctic air is on its way. Temperatures will steadily fall through the day on Saturday. That means we'll see a midnight high tonight and then down periscope until Sunday morning. Wind chills by then will drop below zero for just about everyone. Easily the coldest temps of the season so far.

One more thing....a band of snow is expected to move from southwest through central and east central MO on Saturday. There will be a sharp edge to the band with the northwest edge near a Clinton to Sedalia to Moberly line.

Could see 1/2" to 1" of snow from there to Fayette and Boonville. Heavier snows will be further east. Rest of the region trace amounts at best.

Missouri 291 bridge demolition to close I-49

Bridge demolition will close both north and southbound lanes of Interstate 49 at Missouri Highway 291 while crews remove the Highway 291 Bridge in Harrisonville beginning Friday night, Jan. 8 until 10 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 10.

All interstate traffic will be diverted around the closure using the Route 291 exit ramps.

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Obituary - Karon Kay Tritico

Karon Kay Tritico, 75, Nevada, MO, passed away on January 5, 2016 at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Karon was born on August, 28, 1940 in Marysville, KS to Arthur and Betty Andrews. She was united in marriage to Joseph Tritico of Raytown, MO and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include three children, Debra Fales and David Cady, Raytown, MO, Jaime Odom and his fiancé, Terisa DeNegre, of the home, and Michelle Bowman of Independence, MO; eight grandchildren, Jerry Stipancich, Amber Bowman, Andrew Konopasek, Austin Konopasek, Cole Wiederhold, Adam Konopasek, Cassidy Millee Rae Odom, and Abby Konopasek; nine great-grandchildren; Karen is also survived by one sister, Earlene Tosspon and her husband, Carl of Sedalia, MO; one nephew Clint Tosspon, Independence, MO; one niece, Kim Caldwell, Trenton, MO. In addition to her husband Joseph, Karon was preceded in death by her parents, one nephew, Carl Lee Tosspon, and one great-granddaughter, Jaiden Elizabeth Stipancich.

A memorial service will be held from 2- 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at New Covenant Ministries, 532 S. Main St., Independence, MO.

Those who wish may make contributions to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO, 64772.

Obituary - Frieda Lou Pettibon

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Frieda Lou Pettibon

Frieda Lou Pettibon, 83, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, January 08, 2016 at her home in Nevada. Frieda was born on October 4, 1932 in Colon, MI to Clarence and Edith (Merica) Swanson. She was united in marriage to Keith Ray Pettibon on December 23, 1951 in Nevada and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Frieda, along with her family, came to Vernon County at the age of 16. She attended school in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. Following her marriage she and her husband lived in Augusta, KS from 1955 until 1973. At that time they moved back to the family farm in Deerfield where Frieda continued to reside until she moved into Nevada five years ago. Frieda was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a longtime member of the Ellis Domestic Science Club.

Survivors include her children, Joy Edwards and her husband Gary, Wamego, KS, Bruce Pettibon and his wife Beth, Moundville, MO, Stephen Pettibon and his wife Sandra, Nevada, Loretta Doubledee, Grain Valley, MO, and Luanne Palmer, Nixa, MO; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Birkestrand, Nevada, MO. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Rinehart.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, MO. The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Ellis Domestic Science Club or the Seventh Day Adventist Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Clinton man injured in early morning Henry County crash

On 1/8/16 around 6:15 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 13 Highway at Route M in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by 37 year old Joshua N. Trent of Clinton, Missouri failed to stop at the intersection of 13 Highway and Route M causing the vehicle to travel off the East side of the roadway and onto a private drive before striking a gate and tree.

Mr. Trent sustained minor injuries in this accident and was transported by private vehicle to Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, Missouri.

The vehicle received extensive damage in this accident and was towed from the scene by Golden Valley Wrecker Service.

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Obituary - William Karl "W. K." Jenkins

William Karl "W. K." Jenkins, 91, Adrian, Missouri, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his home. Masonic services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Adrian United Methodist Church in Adrian with funeral to follow. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, VFW Post 1935, or Butler Masonic Lodge #254 AF&AM.

W. K. was born May 11, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Hubert Alexander and Dallas Ince Jenkins. He lived with his grandparents near Crescent Hill, north of Adrian, and graduated from Adrian High School. At an early age, he developed his business skills by trapping rabbits and selling eggs. W. K. bought his first farm at the age of 19. On December 10, 1944 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to his wife of 71 years, Mary Earlene Robinson. To this union 6 children were born.

W. K. served his country in World War II in the Merchant Marines and saw action on “D”Day at the initial invasion of Normandy. He spoke little of his military service but injured his shoulder during service at Normandy. He began his career as a journeyman carpenter and worked for Safeway stores and later at Allied Signal (Bendix) for 35 years. He began his career in ranching raising registered Hereford cattle. He purchased a new John Deere A with a 2 bottom plow in the early 1950’s.

W. K’s humble childhood gave him a desire to work hard, to succeed and to value a college education which he did not have the financial means to acquire. He listed among his greatest achievements that each of his 6 children were graduates of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He instilled in his children the values of hard work, determination, and critical thinking. He achieved much in life by his relentless energy and sheer determination. This drive to succeed, work hard, and stay busy, was with him his entire life. He had activities and goals planned that would have taken years to accomplish.

In later years, when he spent less time on his business ventures, he devoted many hours to the Masonic Lodge, Adrian and the VFW Post #1935. W. K. was the unofficial humorist. The habit of telling stories got him into trouble more than once with his wife. He was a truly unique individual that saw the world from his own perspective.

W. K. Jenkins was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Barbara Jenkins, brothers, Fred Jenkins and John Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Earlene Jenkins, of the home; children, Karl Jenkins of Rich Hill, Robert Jenkins and wife, Kris of Rich Hill, Mary Anne Green and husband, Steve of Adrian, Karla Jenkins Wilson and husband, Trent of Butler, Hugh Jenkins and wife, Marcia of Butler, Patricia Inglish and husband, Mike of California, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Jerry Jenkins and wife, Betty of Bartlett,Tennessee.

Former Butler man arrested for drug possession‏ in Nevada

Christopher L Foster
A warrant was issued Thursday afternoon for a Nevada man who was arrested by investigators with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on Pine Street in Nevada. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, Christopher L Foster, 32 of Nevada has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a C Felony. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, investigators had been watching a residence for suspected drug sales since a search warrant was served at the same residence last summer.

“We served a search warrant at this house a while back, but drugs are still coming out of it so we started working on it again” said Mosher.

The Sheriff said suspected methamphetamines, scales, and small plastic baggies commonly used for packaging for sales were all located in the home. Fosters bond has been set by the courts at $10,000 cash or surety.

Harrisonville Police Department needing help with theft investigation

The Harrisonville Police Department is attempting to identify the pictured subject in relation to a theft investigation here in town. 

There is also an associated vehicle, a silver minivan (Possibly a Dodge Caravan) with tinted windows and a dealer tag.

If you have any information please contact Det. Sheppard at 816-380-8933.

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Obituary - Madeline Crawford

Madeline Crawford
Madeline Crawford of Creigton, Missouri departed this life Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Shangri-La Rehab and Living Center, Blue Springs, Missouri surrounded with love and family.

Madeline is survived by her two daughters, Doris Ann Griffith of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Bridgett (Susie) Parks of Lee's Summit, Missouri; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

Eastern Star service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. just before the services.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be posted as soon as that information becomes available.