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Monday, August 22, 2016

Obituary - Frederick Donald (Don) Morton

Frederick Donald (Don) Morton
Frederick Donald (Don) Morton passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Clinton, Missouri. Don's wishes were to be cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Twin Lakes Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Don was born (November 8, 1931) and raised in Groton, Massachusetts. After high school, Don entered the United States Air Force and served his country from 1952 to 1956. He was also in the Air Force Reserve from 1956-1960. After his discharge from the military he moved to Florida. He was the father of three girls: Terry Morton Tomasek (Elon, North Carolina), Lisa Morton Lee (Clinton, Missouri), and Jill Morton Ballard (Clinton, Missouri). Don owned a successful automobile painting company in Lake Worth, Florida (B & D Paint Company).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Morton and his parents, Walter and Agnes Morton as well as brother, Finnamore Morton and sister Florence Martin.

He is survived by his brother David Morton of Groton, Massachusetts and his three daughters and their families as well as many nieces and nephews. A special note of gratitude and deepest appreciation is extended to the exceptional staff at the Arbors of Glendale Gardens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.

Kids movie day at the Adrian Optimist Building

The 1st ever kids movie day at the Adrian Optimist Community Building. 

We have had a great amount of success with Kid's Bingo, we thought we would try a movie day!!

Sunday August 28th 2pm. FREE Popcorn and lemonade!!
 

All Ages welcome!

Obituary - Gerrick R. Wheeldon

Gerrick R. Wheeldon
Gerrick Rhett Wheeldon, 24, Butler, Missouri died Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Harrisonville, Missouri from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Wheeldon; a son, Oliver Wheeldon; a daughter, Chicory Wheeldon and a child on the way all of the home; his father, Darryl Richard Wheeldon, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; his mother and step-father, Jacque and Stephen Litle, Adrian, Missouri; 3 brothers, Darren Ray Wheeldon II, Salt Lake City, Utah, Darryl Richard Wheeldon II, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Timothy Litle, Adrian, Missouri; three sisters, Rebekah Lynne Perkins, Rich Hill, Missouri, Gabrielle Golden, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Elizabeth Litle, Adrian, Missouri; paternal grandparents, George Richard and Mary Jane Wheeldon, Archie, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Kenneth Bryant, Collinsville, Illinois, Judith Bicknell, Columbus, Kansas; step-grandparents, John and Blanche Litle, Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Strasburg Cemetery, Strasburg, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Mary Wheeldon and the kids.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.

Two from Blairstown killed in Johnson County Crash, 8 year old child among dead

On 8/22/16 around 7:30am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Johnson County along with Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle fatality accident on Missouri 50 Highway and Route Z in the Kingsville area of in rural Johnson County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the Unknown 1990 make and model vehicle driven by 47 year old Alicia A. McGinnis of Blairstown, Missouri pulled into the path of the 2007 Jeep driven by 20 year old Chelsea R. Garton of Kansas City, Missouri.

Alicia A. McGinnis as well as a passenger in her vehicle 8 year old Kacee R. McGinnis were both killed in this accident and both were transported to Sweeney - Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Chelsea R. Garton as well as a passenger in her vehicle 20 year old Meredith Hampton of Lenexa, Kansas both sustained minor injuries in this accident and both were transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle's both were totaled and towed from the scene by Ron's Tow.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 44th Fatality Accident of 2016.


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Arrest warrant served in Henry County

Aaron J. Abney
On 8/16/16 around 8;29pm the Henry County Sheriffs Office booked in 21 year old Aaron J. Abney of Clinton, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Abney was arrested  for two outstanding warrants that were issued on 7/11/16.

The warrants were for 1.) Possession of a Controlled Substance 2.) Probation Violation.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on $25,000 cash/surety bond.


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Three Missouri John Deere Dealerships Burglarized Within Hours Of Each Other

Black Chevrolet Truck used in burglary
Three local John Deere dealerships were burglarized within just hours of each other in the early morning hours of Monday, August 8th. 

Joplin’s Legacy Farm and Lawn Store Manager Joey Wyatt tells News Talk KZRG what was taken from each of the stores. 

“We had a trailer stolen at our Nevada location. Shortly after, about 5:30 a.m, there was a John Deere utility vehicle stolen- an 825 Gator. About 45 minutes after that, there was John Deere 997 zero-turn mower stolen at our Joplin location.

View Full Story Here:

http://www.newstalkkzrg.com/2016/08/22/three-john-deere-dealerships-burglarized-within-hours-of-each-other/ 

Police searching for stolen truck from Butler

The Butler Police Department is attempting to locate a stolen gold in color 4 door 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 truck with a white tool box and a Proud to be Union Sticker that was stolen around 30 minutes ago from a residence located at 803 North Street in Butler.

The license plates on the vehicle is a Missouri tag of 2YV - 814.

If you see this vehicle please contact the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.


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Clinton man arrested on 2nd Degree Domestic Violence

Rodger E. Butts
On Sunday 8/21/16  the Clinton Police Department arrested 62 year old Rodger E. Butts of Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. Butts was arrested for 1.) 2nd Degree Domestic Assault  - Persistent Domestic Violence Offender 2.) Clinton Police Department Warrant - 2nd Degree Domestic Violence.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on $20,000 Cash/Surety bond.


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Obituary - Sharon Mullies


Funeral services for Sharon Mullies will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to American Diabetes Association.

Sharon Lorene Mullies, age 67 of Independence, Missouri died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs, Missouri. She was born March 14, 1949 to Fred and Mable Lord Sollis in Butler, Missouri.

Sharon is survived by her husband Douglas Mullies of Independence, Missouri; one son, Kevin Carpenter and fiance` Roxie Jones of Independence, Missouri; one daughter, Kelli McMullin and husband Mike of Independence, Missouri; one sister, Louise Ford of Trimble, Missouri; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia; two brothers, Bob and Bill; and one sister, Karen.

Missouri State Auditor Galloway issues audit of Rich Hill municipal court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Aug. 22, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released her audit of the Rich Hill municipal court, located in western Missouri. Auditors began a review of court operations to maximize efficiency after city residents petitioned for an audit of the city government.
Auditors found that the court lacked important oversight and accounting safeguards to increase protection of taxpayer resources. The audit identified incomplete bond records and insufficient review of the actions of the court’s clerk, the one employee responsible for handling financial transactions. Auditors also found that the court did not monitor accrued costs for money owed to the court for fines and court costs.  

“Checks and balances are particularly critical in a setting with a small number of employees who handle the majority of court functions,” Auditor Galloway said. “We made recommendations to court officials to help them serve citizens more efficiently, and I am pleased that they have already begun taking steps to improve operations.”
 
Auditors determined that the prosecuting attorney did not sign every traffic ticket processed by the court and did not always document the dismissal of tickets. Additionally, the court failed to properly track revenues received for minor traffic violations and associated court costs, and Rich Hill officials did not perform calculations to ensure the city complied with related state laws limiting retention of those revenues. 
 
An audit of Rich Hill city operations is ongoing.
The Rich Hill municipal court, located in Bates County, is a division of the 27th Judicial Circuit. The court received an overall performance rating of “good,” and the full report can be found online at the link below.
 

Nevada man arrested on felony warrants

On 8/19/16 the Nevada Police Department arrested 18 year old Skyler Fenton of Nevada, Missouri.

Mr. Fenton was arrested for 1.) 2 Felony Burglary 2.) 1 Felony Theft and Stealing 3.) Two Misdemeanor 2nd Degree Property Damage and 4.) Misdemeanor stealing/theft.

He was booked into the Vernon County Jail and placed on $11,000 Cash only bond.



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A Nevada man was booked at the Vernon County Jail on Friday for three felony and three misdemeanor charges.

18-year-old Skyler Fenton was booked at teh county jail on two felony burglary charges and a felony charge of theft/stealing. According to court docket information, available online, one burglary charge, and the theft/stealing charge were filed on August 5, while the second burglary charge on August 7. Fenton is also facing a misdemeanor charge of theft/stealing, and twe misdemeanor charges of second degree property damage, which were on August 5 and 7 respectively. The warrants for Fenton's arrest were issued on August 19, and served the same day by Nevada Police.

Total bond amount for Fenton on the two warrants were $11,000 cash only.
A Nevada man was booked at the Vernon County Jail on Friday for three felony and three misdemeanor charges.

18-year-old Skyler Fenton was booked at teh county jail on two felony burglary charges and a felony charge of theft/stealing. According to court docket information, available online, one burglary charge, and the theft/stealing charge were filed on August 5, while the second burglary charge on August 7. Fenton is also facing a misdemeanor charge of theft/stealing, and twe misdemeanor charges of second degree property damage, which were on August 5 and 7 respectively. The warrants for Fenton's arrest were issued on August 19, and served the same day by Nevada Police.

Total bond amount for Fenton on the two warrants were $11,000 cash only.

A huge Thank You from the Linn County Sheriff's Office

Bates County Career Women 2016 Forum


Bates County Career Women 2016 Forum "Strong Women, Strong Communities" Will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Assembly of God Church. 

Registration starts at 8:30 am and the forum will start at 9:00 am, tickets are $20.

National Child Passenger Safety Week


The Butler Police Department has received a grant for National Child Passenger Safety Week.  The grant is from Highway Safety Division through the Missouri Safety Center.  The dates for this Grant are September 18-24 2016.    

The Butler Police will be in the area of the Butler Grade School during the morning hours during this week.  Officers will be looking for compliance  for seatbelt use among children.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 8/15 - 8/21 - 2016


  • 08/15/2016  
medical assist 500 block of S Main
Noise complaint Dove Lane
Report of Gun shot Greys café
Theft report Water Pump Station
License plate theft report
Animal complaint 200 block of S Mechanic
Speak to Officer Missouri and Delaware
Animal complaint Pine and Havanna
Assault report 800 block of N Fulton
Disturbance South side of Square

  • 08/16/2016  
Disturbance call Taco Bell
Animal complaint 400 block of N Main
Theft report 111 S Fulton
Theft report Ranch Dr
Stranded vehicle Nursery and Fulton
Disturbance 800 block of North Street
Animal complaint 300 block of W College
Warrant service Delaware and Mill

  • 08/17/2016  
Keep the peace
Warrant service Delaware and Mill
Vandalism report 400 S Delaware
Medical assist 400 block of W Ohio
Warrant service W-52

  • 08/18/2016  
Disturbance 300 block of N Fulton
Well being check W-52
Warrant service Pine and Prospect
Assist DFS 300 block of S Main
Warrant service
Disturbance 700 block of S Birch
Accident Nursery and Fulton

  • 08/19/2016  
Accident 100 block of N Orange
Attempt to locate 300 block of S Main
Disturbance 100 block of N Olive
Animal complaint S Park

  • 08/20/2016  
Report of child left in vehicle Fran Apts
Assist BCSO 200 block of W Mill
Keep the peace 400 block of S Delaware
Property damage 400 block of S Main
Noise complaint 800 block of N Delaware
Complaint from Alley Bar that Officers patrol the Square to much

08/21/2016  

Well being check 409 Fran
Disturbance Wix Lane
C and I driver report S Mechanic
Warrant service Mill and Mechanic
Theft report 1000 block of W Ft Scott

Belton man arrested in Cass County

On 8/21/16 around 10:39pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County arrested 36 year old Robert K. Adams of Belton, Missouri.

Mr. Adams was arrested for 1.) Driving while Intoxicated 2.) No license plate lamp.

He was booked into the Cass County Jail and later released.



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Grandview man arrested in Bates County

On 8/21/16 around 7:19pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 28 year old Ruben Ramirez - Reyes of Grandview, Missouri.

He was arrested for 1.) 3 Misdemeanor Traffic Warrants out of Grandview Police Department.

Mr. Reyes was booked into the Bates County Jail and is currently listed as bondable.



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