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Friday, July 1, 2016

Updated Obituary - Tonie Lynn Clark

Tonie Lynn Clark
Tonie Lynn Clark age 49 of Urich, Missouri departed this life Friday, July 1, 2016 at her home near Urich.

Tonie is survived by her husband, Bill Clark of the home; two children, Kyle Underwood and wife Leanna, Kansas City, Missouri and Chelsea Underwood, Independence, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Eli, Ellie, Lily and Aribelle; her mother and father, Barbara and Donald Dunlap; brother, Sonny Craig, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; three sisters, Julie Craig, Peculiar, Missouri, Tracie Wells, Belton, Missouri, Kelly Dunlap, Kansas City, Missouri; ex husband, Dale Underwood, Sugar Creek, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with Cremation to follow.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Two injured in Vernon County rollover accident

Around 3:55pm this afternoon the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route Y around 1 mile Northeast of Harwood, Missouri. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Ford F-150 driven by 49 year old Duane E. Sellers of Schell City, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert before overturning.

Mr. Sellers sustained serious injuries in this accident and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for treatment.

A passenger in Mr. Sellers vehicle 41 year old Marsha B. Barnes of Schell City, Missouri sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Steward's Auto of Eldorado Springs, Missouri.

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Obituary - James West

James West, 47 of Deep Water, Missouri passed away June 25, 2016 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Cremation, with private family services. 

Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009). 

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Updated Obituary - Isaiah Keith Jones

Isaiah Keith Jones
Isaiah Keith Jones, 5, of Peculiar, MO died June 29, 2016 after a hard fought battle with Vanishing White Matter Disease. He was born on October 13, 2010 in Kansas City, MO to Bethany Jones. 

Isaiah is survived by his parents, Bethany Jones and Andrew Baer; his maternal grandparents, Don and Teresa Jones of Peculiar, Missouri; his paternal grandparents, Rex and Jane Baer of Harrisonville, Missouri; his maternal great-grandparents, Pat and Charlie Jones of Republic, Missouri and Kay and Porter Leffingwell of Marionville, Missouri; paternal great-grandparents, Cletus and MaryAnn Hempen of Breese, Illinois; other relatives and many friends. A special thank you to Isaiah's care providers including: Ingrid Larson and staff, Dr. Jenni Linebarger, Samantha Allen, Cyndi Lueckenotto, Linda Sharp, Nathan Apple, Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dr. Gina Jones, Brenda Kehler, and Isaiah's team at the Kansas City Hospice House. 

Jesus called us to not hide our light, and Isaiah had a light that could not be hidden - his light shined even in the darkest days. Isaiah made a lasting impact on many lives with his smile and perseverance. He gave us inspiration that no matter the trials of life, we should keep shining our light to help others see the beauty in all things. He accomplished a life's work in a very short amount of time. 

There will be a visitation service on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:00am at the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Funeral services to follow at 11:30am. A private graveside service will be held in Galena, Missouri on Sunday, July 3, 2016. The family asks that you please honor Isaiah's life by wearing bright colors. 
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to find a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease. You can donate online here: or make a check payable to AFTAU.

Henry County woman seriously injured in Benton County crash

On 7/1/16 around 4:30am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Benton County responded to a once vehicle accident on Old 65 Highway and North Lincoln Road in rural Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Mercury Mountaineer driven by 51 year old Traci L.Adams-Howell of Windsor, Missouri failed to negotiate a left hand turn causing the vehicle to travel off the roadway striking a ditch and overturning.

Traci L. Adams-Howell sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The vehicle received extensive damage in the accident and was towed from the scene by Tolliver's Tow.

Obituary - Ehrle Francis Goth

Funeral mass for Ehrle will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Montrose, Missouri at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016. Officiant at Mass will be Father Matt Rotert.

Visistation will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Montrose, Missouri from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri

The family suggests in lieu of flowers the memorial donations be made to: St. Mary’s Cemetery or Knights of Columbus

Ehrle Francis Goth, 85, one of eleven children, was born January 12, 1931 in Montrose, Missouri to Rufus B. and Mary Ann (Rotert) Goth. Ehrle passed away peacefully Wednesday June 29, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

He spent his formative years in the Montrose area, until he moved to Kansas City seeking employment. For thirty years Ehrle labored on the General Motors assembly line at the Leeds plant in Kansas City, where he retired in 1985. He eagerly moved back home to Montrose. Since then he enjoyed many days hunting and fishing while able. Furthermore, Ehrle was an avid outdoorsman, who spent a great deal of time chopping wood and working in his garden. Yet the community remembers him most for the numerous amount of miles he drove around on gravel roads in the rural Montrose area, always giving a warm smile and cheerful wave to passersby. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Erhle is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus B. and Mary Ann (Rotert) Goth; and three brothers: Adrian, Ralph, and Herbert Goth; two sisters-in-law: Helen and Pat Goth; two brothers-in-law: Jerome Young and Herbert Fechtel. Survivors include three brothers: Wilfred Goth of Marcus, Iowa, Ludger Goth (Leota) of Montrose, Missouri, and Phil Goth (Betty) of Clinton, Missouri; four sisters: Rosemary Fechtel of Westphalia, Missouri, Helena Strope (Ed), of Deepwater, Missouri, Evelyn Young of Kansas City, Missouri, and Diann Richter (Mike) of Warrensburg, Missouri; and twenty-five nieces and nephews, along with all the friends who had the privilege of knowing Ehrle.

Woman shot and killed in Cass County

The Belton Police Department along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a unknown female who had been shot in the parking lot of a strip mall located near Missouri 58 Highway and Congress Avenue in Belton on Friday morning.

Several people on scene of this shooting stated that they seen the shooter flee in a unknown make and model vehicle.

The suspect was found dead of a self inflicted gun shot wound and the female victim did not survive the shooting.

Mid America Live News will update this when more information becomes available from the Belton Police Department.

Forecasted Heavy Rain May Cause Flash Flooding Dangers For Missouri Motorists And Boaters‏

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, urges the public to make smart decisions regarding flash flooding. The weather forecasts indicate heavy rains may cover much of Missouri which may affect safety on both the waterways and roadways. Flooding, especially flash flooding, has proven to be extremely dangerous and can be fatal. The Patrol has placed additional assets and manpower “on call” in areas expected to be most affected.

Never drive through fast-moving waters; even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a slow-moving vehicle off the roadway. If your vehicle becomes stuck in rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground. Flooding earlier this year resulted in several deaths as well as many water rescues. 

Drivers are reminded to stay alert while driving in areas known to flood. Barricades closing a roadway are there to protect you. Drivers must respect barriers or barricades put in place by MoDOT — it is extremely dangerous and a violation of state law to drive around them. For information regarding road closures please visit the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) road condition map at the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website

Drivers should slow down and turn on their headlights in these types of conditions. Weather conditions requiring the use of windshield wipers are usually those that affect visibility. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to turn on their vehicle’s headlights any time they are using the windshield wipers. Your vehicle’s headlights can make you more visible to other drivers and prevent a traffic crash. 

The Patrol asks boaters across the state to take extra precautions when boating in flooded areas. Large amounts of rainfall can cause rivers and lakes to become swollen. Many times the right decision is to stay off the water. In areas where lakes or rivers spill over the banks, erosion and damage can occur to flooded structures, docks, or water laden levees by boat wakes. Boaters should avoid operating in these areas. If operation in these areas is necessary, boaters should operate at idle speed so as to avoid causing a wake. 

Flooded rivers and streams with moving currents present some of the most dangerous situations a boater can encounter. Fast moving water can easily capsize or flip a boat—or personal watercraft—especially when combined with fixed objects such as trees and buildings. Boaters should avoid any operations in these swift flowing waters

Eric Greitens to be in Butler tomorrow

St. Louis, Missouri — Tomorrow, Eric Greitens, a Navy SEAL and conservative outsider running for Governor, will kick off a statewide Mission for Missouri bus tour by holding a Town Hall in Butler.  

Mr Greitens will be meeting voters and answering questions about his plan to shake up Jefferson City and put an end to politics as usual. He will have some media availability after the event.

Details are as follows:

Town Hall with Eric Greitens
Date: July 2nd, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
The Flaming Lantern
1104 W Fort Scott St
Butler, MO 64730

To RSVP, please e-mail

Obituary - Tonie Lynn Clark

Tonie Lynn Clark age 49 of Urich, Missouri departed this life Friday, July 1, 2016 at her home in Urich.

Services are pending under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

A complete obituary and service times will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.

Two arrested in St. Clair County

On June 30, Roy Love, 21, El Dorado Springs, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Henry County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of stealing. Bond is set at $500 cash only.

On June 28, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Jeffery L. Davis, 44, Buffalo, charging him with class D felony non support. Bond is set at $1,500 cash only.

Wheatland man charged with burglary in St. Clair County

Troy Osborn
On June 30, Troy Osborn, 41, Wheatland, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class B felony burglary-first degree and unclassified felony armed criminal action. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

The charges stem from an incident the previous day when St Clair County deputies responded to a burglary in progress on South 17th Street, Collins. 

During the investigation it was learned Osborn unlawfully entered a residence armed with three knives. The homeowner, Kimberly Aldridge, arrived home and found Osborn and a female inside her residence. There was evidence several items were gone through in the residence.

The female suspect, Michelle Terrell, 38, Wheatland, was also taken into custody and later released pending a formal charge.

Obituary - Raymond L. McCann

Raymond L. McCann 79, of Raymore, Missouri passed away June 20, 2016 at his home in Raymore.  Cremation with private family memorial services will be held.  

Arrangements under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).
Raymond Lawrence McCann was born June 3, 1937 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Wilbur and Ada Pauline Green McCann.  He grew up in Weld County, Colorado where he enlisted in he US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  During his time in the service he was stationed at Okinawa.  Following his honorable discharge in 1957 he was united in marriage to Margaret Esser on November 30, 1957.  Raymond worked as an inspector for GM at the Fairfax, Kansas plant for over 30 years, earning the nickname “Big Mac” and retiring in 1992.  Following his retirement he built a home and began raising cattle on a farm near Drexel, Missouri.  His favorite memories were made on that farm, especially those made with his grandson.  Raymond was a long-time member of the Worship Center church in Harrisonville, Missouri.  He was very active beginning in 1987, even building a fountain with rocks from his own farm.  Raymond moved to Raymore in 2014 to live with his daughter.  It was in this home that he was able to say his good-byes surrounded by loving family.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Ruth McCann, and by a brother Theodore McCann.  He is survived by daughters Mikalyn Knepp of Raymore, MO, and Tracy Hess of Falcon, CO, by a son Raymond McCann, II of Lee’s Summitt, MO, grandchildren, Michael Todd, Hillary Williams, Hannah Hess, Lauren Fracassa, Kristen Knepp, Jonathan Knepp, and Cabryn Dugger, along with five great-grandchildren.  

The family wishes to express their thanks and sincere appreciation for the love and care given to Raymond by Crossroads Hospice.

Suspect Arrested on Assault in Cass County

Cass Co. – On June 30, 2016 around 8:20 pm deputies were dispatched to the 11000 block of East 195th Street, Raymore, Missouri regarding a domestic assault of two people. 

The victim advised that the suspect, their son assaulted them and fled the residence prior to the deputy arriving. At approximately 9:30 pm the victim called and informed dispatchers that the suspect had returned back to the residence and had forced entry.

Cass County Deputies, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Raymore Police Department secured the area around the residence and attempted to make contact with the subject. Approximately two hours later the suspect was found inside the residence unconscious and was arrested. 

The suspect was taken to an area hospital where he was checked and released. He is currently in the Cass County Jail pending charges.