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Monday, August 29, 2016

Former Butler man arrested in Henry County

Adam A. Abney
On 8/29/16 around 8:55am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 23 year old Adam A. Abney of Deepwater, Missouri.

Mr. Abney was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance 2.) Felony Driving While Intoxicated - Persistent Offender 3.) Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana 4.) Driving While Revoked - Persistent Offender 5.) Failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in a crash 6.) Possessing plates of another.

Mr. Abney was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on a $2,000 Cash/ Surety bond.

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Obituary - Orva "Junior" Bryan Grosshart, Jr.

Orva "Junior" Bryan Grosshart, Jr., 82, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

A complete obituary and service time will be posted when the information becomes available.

Missouri transgender inmate pushes for hormone treatment

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A transgender inmate sued the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman. 

The lawsuit adds Jessica Hicklin's voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

The federal lawsuit was filed last week in St. Louis by Jessica Hicklin, a 37-year old inmate serving life in prison without parole for first-degree murder (she was convicted as James Hicklin). The lawsuit also names Corizon Health, the health care provider for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

A reporter's message seeking comment from the corrections department was not returned. A Corizon spokeswoman declined to comment, citing pending litigation.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates 3,200 transgender inmates are in U.S. prisons and jails.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.)

ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY: Missing teenager from Missouri bootheel may be in Lowry City area

Christian Blair Burton
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Missing teenager from the Sikeston, Missouri area may be in the Ozarks. 

The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department says Christian Blair Burton, 14, disappeared from her home Monday. 

A ping on her cell phone placed her southeast of Lowry City. The mother advised she may be with a man she met online.

Burton is 5' tall, weighing 90 poings. She has brown hair with blue green highlighted tips. She was last seen in pajamas and a Pokemon shirt.

If you see her call 911.

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Obituary - Barbara Anne Rudd

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Barbara Anne Rudd

Barbara Anne Rudd 91, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016. Barbara was born December 9, 1924, the daughter of James and Neva (Montgomery) Leonard in Sac City, Iowa, where she also graduated from Sac City High School. After meeting at a USO dance and a short courtship, she married Harold Jan Rudd on Christmas eve and became a US Army wife. 

The couple was based in Chicago IL, St. Louis MO, Heidelberg Germany, and Auburn WI. After Harold passed away in 1959, Barbara returned to Sac City where she was the high school secretary and partner with her father at the Leonard Greenhouse. After retiring from the high school, Barbara worked as a housemother for a fraternity at the Oregon State College campus. She later returned to Sac City before joining her daughter, Jann, in St. Charles, MO, and later Nevada when Jann became the President of Cottey College. Barbara was a member of the Methodist Faith and a member of chapter ND, Missouri, of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. 

She loved to spend time with family, play cards, paint, and do craft projects. Barbara is survived by two children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored tremendously: her son, James Rudd (Cathy) Lake Oswego, OR, and daughter, Jann Weitzel (Jack) Nevada; four grandchildren, Sarah Weitzel Moran (Joe) of Lake St. Louis, MO; Lauren Weitzel White (Brandon) of Medford, OR; Hilary Rudd of New York; and Bryan Rudd of Vietnam; four great grandchildren, Maya Moran, Jack Moran, Bella White, and Bauer White. She is also survived by two sisters, Vivian Leonard Vogel and Judie Ripple Deane (Kenny); three brothers, Bud Ripple (Beverly), Willard Ripple, Duane Ripple (Connie); extended family and many special friends. Memorial services will be at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, IA where Mrs. Rudd will be laid to rest beside her husband, Harold. Memorials may be made in her name directly to the American Cancer Society or in care of the Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.

Bill Long Memorial Benefit Dinner

Squirrel Masters Winter Hunting Derby

Butler Senior Center Kickin Chicken Dinner

Mark your calendar: Papinville picnic set for September 24th

The Papinville Historical and Cemetery Association has their plans set for their 25th Annual Picnic. Saturday, September 24, 2016. Activities will begin at 1:00 p.m.

This year’s wagon tour will be taking you to the Drainage Ditch and giving you the history of when and how it was dug and other interesting facts. Tickets will be $4.00 with children under six $2.00. First tour will begin in the museum at 1:00 and the ride will leave promptly at 1:10. If there is enough interest a second ride may be scheduled. There will be regular wagon rides during the afternoon for $2.00 per person.

The wonderful music by the Heartfelt Band will begin about 1:30.

If you wish to enter the pie contest, do so in the kitchen before 3:00 p.m. Following awarding of prizes, the pies will be auctioned at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Other activities that will be announced during the afternoon to be enjoyed by adults and children will be: cake walk, silent auction, duck pond and children’s coloring contest and craft. Don Tiller, area conservation agent will be present with a display for all to enjoy. The Papinville School and Museum will be open for viewing and possible tours will be scheduled. You may purchase tickets for all these activities plus books and other items under the tent outside the museum. Tickets on the Queen size quilt will be available at the tent.

Buffet meal will be served at approximately 5:00. Silent auction will end and quilt will be given away at 6:00.

Should you wish to bring a dessert of any kind it would be appreciated. Let them know if you would like your cake to be used on the dessert table or at the cake walk and have it in a disposable pan or container.

If you would like to donated items for the silent auction, that also would be appreciated.

Now there is just one other thing to say, “Bring your lawn chair and come and enjoy music, activities, visiting with old and new friends, learn about history and above all a good meal. See you on the September 24th at the Annual Papinville Picnic.

Beverly Sullins, President (courtesy

Updated Obituary - Madeline F. Allen

Madeline F. Allen
Madeline F. (Chausse) Allen of Harrisonville, MO was born February 23, 1916 in Bosworth, MO, the daughter of John Wesley and Allie Mae Chausse. She departed this world on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 100 years, 6 months, and 3 days. She lived most of her young life in Garden City, MO. In 1937, she married Chester L. Allen on her 21st birthday and moved to Harrisonville. They were married 57 years. She worked at the local telephone company (which later became Sprint) from 1937 to 1977, when she retired. She was a member of the Bayard Chapter #179 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Harrisonville.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; brother, Clifford Chausse; and sisters, Marguerite Hughes, Aleen Stover and Genevieve Williams.

She is survived by her nieces, Lora Palmer, Karla Standlee and Judy Goodwin, all of Wichita, KS; Beverly Bolinger and Janet Wallace, both of Kansas City; Imogene Wilkinson of Springfield, MO; and nephew Gerald Stover of Lee’s Summit, MO. 

A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri. 

Family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Archie Fall Festival coming Sept. 24th

Turtle races are always a big hit, young
and old alike
The annual Archie Festival is set for Sept. 24th on Main street.

A lot to do and see:
Apple Pie Contest & Auction
Frog & Turtle Races
Silent Auction & Bingo
Tiny Tot Contest
Cake Walk
Bounce houses & Whack-A-Car
Vendors, Food & many games

Booth space available- email or contact through Facebook.

Some vendors lined up so far:
Essential oils, Doterra/Young living
Pampered Chef
Damsel in Defense
Origami Owl
Stampin UP
Miche Bag
Rodan and Fields

Update: One arrested after fleeing police in Archie

Jeremy Nash
On August 27, 2016 a Deputy from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on I-49. 

The black Ford Mustang he conducted the stop on matched the description of a vehicle that failed to yield to Archie Police earlier that morning. The temporary tag on the vehicle, that was expired, came back to a Jeremy Nash (DOB 9/20/1975). 

Mr. Nash denied consent for the Deputy to search the vehicle. A K-9 Unit was dispatched to the scene. The K-9 conducted a free air sniff around the car. The K-9 alerted to the driver’s side door of the vehicle. This gave Deputies probable cause to search the vehicle. During their search a clear baggie was located that had a crystal like substance in it. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Archie Police arrived on the scene and identified Nash as the person that had ran from them earlier that morning. Nash was transported to the Bates County Jail and was put on a 24 hour investigative hold.

The Deputy obtained a warrant for Nash. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond was set at $15000.00 cash or surety.

Stolen Oats Bus recovered in Bates County

On August 26, 2016 a Bates County Sheriff's Deputy took a report of a stolen Oats bus off of E Highway in Archie, MO. 

The victim had went outside to retrieve her phone from the bus around 8:30 the previous night. When she came out to leave around 6:30 the next morning the bus was gone. 

A short time later that day Deputies recovered the stolen bus on AA Highway in Adrian, MO. 

Detectives arrived on the scene and collected evidence from the bus. The victim was called to the scene. 

She stated that nothing was missing or looked to be out of place or broken.

Woman arrested for third degree assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in Henry County

Barbara J. Foley
On 8/28/16 around 7:25pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 51 year old Barbara J. Foley of Blue Springs, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Resisting Arrest 3.) Third-Degree Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer ( Corrections Officer).

Barbara J. Foley was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on $1,500 Cash/Surety bond.

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Butler Police Department Activity Report 8/22 - 8/28 - 2016

C and I driver Longsinger
Assist Butler Grade School
Well being check 300 block of S Main
Stolen vehicle report
Disturbance Days Inn
Well being check S Mechanic
Assist DFS 500 block of S Lyons
Keep the peace 300 block of W Pine
Medical assist 500 block of S Delaware


Theft report 100 block of S Broadway
Officer in foot pursuit East from Casey’s
Well being check Wal-Mart
Open door Gregory
Animal complaint S High


Warrant service Mechanic and Nursery
Disturbance 800 block of S Birch
C and I driver W Ft Scott
Animal complaint N Main


Open door S High
Noise complaint Fulton and Vine
Theft report cedar Lane
Theft report 400 block of S Main
Traffic assist Schowengerdts
Animal complaint Howard St
Keep the peace 300 block of S Fulton
Hit and Run accident Super 8/Max Motors
Disturbance Conoco


Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Assist Codes Officer 111 S Fulton
C and I driver Wix Lane
Warrant service Ft Scott and Rice Road
911 hang up 500 block of S Mechanic


Report of fight Dove Lane /Warrant service
C and I driver Mill and Bus 71 Officer in Pursuit /Officer terminates pursuit due to safety concerns
Animal complaint S Delaware
Noise complaint 400 block of N Havanna


Hit and Run accident Lyons and Atkinson
Medical assist 400 S Delaware
Animal complaint S Park