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Monday, December 19, 2016

KBI searching for missing man in Garnett Kansas area

The Anderson County Sheriff Office along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigations is looking for help in locating Devyn Long. 
Devyn Long

Mr. Longs vehicle was found abandoned on 12-17-2016 around 11:35am in the area of Missouri Rd. just north of 1500 Rd. which is SW of Garnett, Kansas.

If you have information on where he may be, or you have saw, or spoke to Devyn since 12-17-2016 please call 785-448-6823 or have Devyn call the Sheriff Office at 785-448-6823.

Courtesy of the Anderson County Kansas Sheriffs Office 


This Story Has Been Updated:
http://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/2016/12/missing-kansas-man-found-dead-near.html

Harrisonville man injured in semi truck wreck in Johnson County

On 12/19/16 around 1:22am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Johnson County responded to a one vehicle semi truck rollover accident on Missouri 50 Highway just east of NW 821 Road in rural Johnson County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2011 Kenworth driven by 54 year old Randall C. Coburn of Harrisonville, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and began sliding which caused the trailer to rotate to the left, when the truck returned to the roadway it overturned.

Mr. Coburn sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri.

The semi received extensive damages and was towed from the scene by Don's Tow of Sedalia, Missouri.


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Harrisonville Police welcome two new officers

Please join us in welcoming Caleb Cooper and Jessica Palomo to the Harrisonville Police Department! 

Caleb is currently a reserve MP in the national guard and this is Jessica's first department. Welcome and good luck!

Subject shoots at police in Southern Missouri after police chase

On 12/19/2016 at 3:30PM, a Newton County Sheriffs Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Jefferson St. and Spring St. in Neosho, Missouri.

The vehicle, occupied by two subjects, fled from the deputy southbound on Jefferson St. 

The vehicle continued to flee from the deputy and the passenger shot a pistol out of the vehicle and in the direction of the deputy.

The vehicle crashed at the intersection of Jefferson and North St.
No one was struck or injured from the shooting. 

Both suspects are in custody at Newton County Jail Further information will be released at a later time.


Courtesy of the Newton County Sheriffs Office

Looking for daycare in Rich Hill

Busy Bee's Daycare in Rich Hill, MO has opening available now. For ages 2 and older. We will also have 10! YES 10 opening come middle of January after I finish getting my CDA credential. 

Call today 4173954600 to reserve you spot(s). This is a great fun, loving facility that offers two balanced meals, one snack, pre-school activities and curriculum, and an affordable price. Do not hesitate to ask any questions

**Oh and heads up there are two Bee daycare's in town now. I am the Daycare located by the Rich Hill School (awesome location for emergencies with their new DOME!) in what used to be the old head start building.

Teen injured in Cass County rollover crash

On 12/19/16 around 3:30pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route E around mile South of Route W in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1996 Ford driven by 18 year old Randy J. Sherlock of Strasburg, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a fence before overturning.

A passenger in Mr. Strasburg vehicle 16 year old Lillian G. Sherlock of Strasburg, Missouri sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Centerpoint Medical Center.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by a private tow.


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Structure fire in Nevada over the weekend

On 12/17/16 around 3:49am the Nevada Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 314 South Clay Street in Nevada.

When crews arrived on scene they was advised by the occupant of the residence that the fire was in the attic of the structure.

A thermal imaging camera was used to locate the hot spot in the attic and then crews conducted a salvage and overhaul process. 

The damage caused by the fire was estimated to be $11,000 for the contents and the building. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature.

The residence was owned by Mike Banes.








Obituary - Larry Dale “Bogie” Bogart

Larry Dale “Bogie” Bogart
Larry Dale “Bogie” Bogart, 62, Sheldon, MO, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 18, 2016, following a lengthy illness. Larry was born May 2, 1954 in Lamar, MO to Robert Franklin and Georgia Corine (Ford) Bogart. On February 25, 1977 he was united in marriage to Leslie Gintz in Lamar and she survives of the home.

Larry was raised in the Sheldon area. He attended school in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School Class of 1972. Following high school Larry worked for Thorco in Lamar for four years. In December of 1976 he began working for 3M in Nevada where he continued to work until his retirement in 2013. Larry was a lifelong resident of the Sheldon area and a member of the Bronaugh United Methodist Church. He loved to fish, and hunt, but mainly enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Leslie he is survived by three children, Stacy Taylor, Sheldon, Melissa Griffitt, Sheldon, Michael Bogart and his wife Shelby, Nevada; seven grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Alicia Taylor, Mandy Radspinner, Cori Griffitt, Riley Griffitt, Kimber Bogart; three great-grandchildren, Bailee Buck, Levi Taylor, Emily Taylor; one sister, Roberta Cassatt, Nevada; one brother, Robert L. Bogart, Sheldon; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant brother, Edward Allan Bogart.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Kay Zimmer officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, MO. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Obituary - Donald Malcolm Hancock

Donald Malcolm Hancock
Donald Malcolm Hancock, 84, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Donald was born September 16, 1932 in Thayer, MO to Herald Vivian and Elsie U. (Coose) Hancock. He was united in marriage to Frances L. Adams on October 13, 1950 in Kansas City, MO and she survives of the home.

Donald graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO. He worked for Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, MO for a time before going to work for Cartwright Moving and Storage in Grandview, MO. In 1965 Donald and Frances came to Nevada where he continued to work in the moving and storage business until his retirement in 1992. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, nature watching, and being with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Frances, survivors include three daughters, Janet Mathis and her husband Matt, Blue Springs, MO, Joyce Spratt and her husband Cris, Milo, MO, Debbie Nickerson and her husband James, Milo, MO; two sons, Donald Lee Hancock and his wife Crystal, Walker, MO, Dennis R. Hancock and his wife Patricia, Nevada; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Hancock and his wife Evelyn, Organ, NM; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael B. Hancock, Sr.; his parents; two brothers, Norman Bruce, and Robert Hancock.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Elder Gary Hancock officiating. Interment will follow in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Milo, MO. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Friends may call from now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home

Garden City Police Arrest Armed Burglar

Earlier this evening, officers of the Garden City Police Department were alerted to a 51 year old Garden City man who was attempting to break into a house in the 300 block of Spruce Street. When officers contacted the man, he was armed with a handgun and a hatchet. 

The man was ordered to drop the handgun, but refused and officers deployed a Taser which had little effect. 

After a short foot chase and struggle the man was taken into custody. The man was transported to the Cass County Jail.

Mid America Live News will update when a name is made available to us. 



Santa reschedule date set for this Wednesday

Yes, the weather outside was frightening last Saturday and if you missed seeing Santa in Butler, a makeup date has been set for December 21st.

He will accept visitors between 5 and 8 pm at his house on the northeast corner of the Butler square.

Obituary - Lottie Ammann

Funeral services for Lottie Ammann will be 11 a.m. Thursday,
December 22, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to American Cancer Society.

Lottie Christina Ammann, age 89 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Butler. She was born June 3, 1927 to Adolph and Ida Bertha Stehwein Ammann in Chloe, Missouri.

Lottie is survived by two daughters, Patty McGuire and Janet Castrogiovanni and husband Stacey, all of Butler, Missouri; three grandchildren, Amy, Emily and Megan; four great-grandchildren, Baylor, Landon, Jaiden and Bradley; and a host of nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Carl, Lee, Ed, Otto, Paul and Jake; three sisters, Mary, Clara and Louise; and one infant sister.

Downed power lines complicate arrest after pursuit near Drexel

On December 15th Sheriff Anderson attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was not displaying a front license plate. The rear license plate came back to a subject from Independence, MO. Sheriff Anderson initiated his emergency lights and siren but the subject failed to pull over. The suspect began to pick up speed on County Road 10001. His speed began to exceed 60 mph. The vehicle then headed westbound on County Road 17402 where his speeds then exceeded 100 mph. Because of the dust and low visibility Sheriff Anderson reduced his speed. Sheriff then lost sight of the vehicle. He then continued south on 18 highway. When he rounded the corner he observed what appeared to be gravel dust in the area of state line road and 18 highway. 

The Sheriff then advised dispatch that the vehicle had gone south on state line road. As Sheriff Anderson came to the intersection of state line road and 18 he observed the vehicle on its side partially inside a house and against a power pole. Smoke was coming out of the rear of the vehicle and out of the house. Sheriff Anderson requested Fire and EMS to respond to the scene. The power line had snapped in half and was arcing in the tree. The Deputies who were passengers with Sheriff Anderson found a male subject laying on the ground three feet from the car. The subject was laying directly under the power lines. The subject was not able to crawl to the Deputies because of his injuries. 

 Sheriff Anderson feared that the power lines would fall on the subject and cause him more injuries or possibly death. The Deputies were able to pull the subject out from under the power lines. Sheriff asked the subject why he did not pull over for him and the subject stated that he did not remember. Sheriff and the Deputies then had to move the subject back farther from the scene because a power line dropped to the ground and began to arc within 10 feet of them. An ambulance from Miami County arrived and transported the subject to the hospital.



At this time charges are pending.

An important note from the Bates County Collector's office

Because the last day of the year is a Saturday the Bates County Collectors office will be open on Saturday December 31st until noon. We will also accept post mark for the 31st but be sure that it gets postmarked the 31st as most post offices have a cutoff on the last day of the month and any after that will be postmarked after the first. To be sure just mail it on Friday the 30th. Also as indicated on your tax bill we will not accept phoned credit or debit card payments after Dec. 20th as it holds up the lines in the collectors office but you can still make such payments by walking in to the collectors office. As you know the collectors office is extremely busy this time of year but we still want to wish everyone a very blessed Christmas.

-Jim Platt County Collector/Treasurer

Bates County Sheriff's Office weekly report

DECEMBER 12, 2016
MVA – HUDSON
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ROCKVILLE
THEFT/STEALING – BUTLER
ALARM CALL – BUTLER
DOMESTIC – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
ALARM CALL – ADRIAN
SPECIAL DETAIL – RICH HILL
LINE DOWN – AMORET
TRESPASSING – AMSTERDAM

DECEMBER 13, 2016
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
ALARM CALL – ADRIAN
DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – AMORET
HOME VISIT – ADRIAN
HOME VISIT – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN

DECEMBER 14, 2016
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
ALARM CALL – BUTLER
CIVIL MATTER/STANDBY – BUTLER
FOLLOW UP – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
CARELESS/IMPRUDENT DRIVING – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
EXTRA PATROL – PASSAIC
REFUSE TO LEAVE – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN

DECEMBER 15, 2016
THEFT/STEALING – PASSAIC
INVESTIGATION – BUTLER
FAILURE TO YEILD – DREXEL
CARELESS/IMPRUDENT DRIVING – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
DISTURBANCE – ADRIAN
WRONG WAY DRIVER – ADRIAN
MISCELLANEOUS – CASS/BATES COUNTY LINE
AMBULANCE REQUEST – WORLAND
MVA – HUME
DISTURBANCE – BUTLER
DISTURBANCE – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN

DECEMBER 16, 2016
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
MVA – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – BUTLER
ASSAULT – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – BUTLER
MISCELLANEOUS – BUTLER
MISCELLANEOUS – AMORET
STRANDED MOTORIST – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
ODOR INVESTIGATION – ADRIAN
FOOT PATROL – ADRIAN

DECEMBER 17, 2016
FAIL TO YIELD – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
MVA – ADRIAN
DOMESTIC – HUME
DOMESTIC – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – RICH HILL
MVA – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – PASSAIC

DECEMBER 18, 2016
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
ALARM CALL – RICH HILL
FIRE CALL – MERWIN
ALARM CALL – AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING – ARCHIE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
DISTURBANCE – RICH HILL
PROPERTY DAMAGE – RICH HILL

More details released in police chase that ended near Adrian

On December 17th, Deputies were asked to assist Butler PD regarding a vehicle that was failing to yield. The Deputy joined the pursuit at the intersection of County Road 41 and County Road 11002. The pursuit proceeded north on Old 71 Hwy where the vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at Old 71 and Main. The vehicle continued north where it crossed the center line several times. At the S curves on AA highway the vehicle passed another car in the opposing lane of traffic and crossed the double yellow line. At the intersection of NW County Road 15502 and County Road 701 the suspect failed to maintain the road and slid sideways into a tree. He then continued north and failed to negotiate a sharp turn. He then drove off into a field just south of County Road 16502. The vehicle became stuck in the field. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A Bates County K9 unit was called to the scene to assist in searching for the suspect. He was later found and arrested near a fence line north west of where he left his vehicle. 

Michael Strup

The suspect, identified as Michael R. Strup (DOB 1/13/1979), was transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained from being bitten by the K9.

Strup had 4 warrants from City of Butler for Failure to Appear. The total bond amount on those warrants was $900.00 cash or surety.


Strup was charged in Bates County for Resisting or Interfering with Arrest. The bond was set at $5000.00 cash or surety. He is currently being held in the Bates County Jail.


Traffic stop in Amsterdam leads to drug arrest

Valerie Lezer
On December 15th, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign in Amsterdam, MO. While the Deputy was speaking to the driver of the vehicle, the Deputy could smell a strong marijuana odor coming from the car. The driver gave the Deputy consent to search the vehicle. While searching the vehicle the Deputy located a cloth bag that contained two glass pipes and a needle that had a white clear substance in it. A passenger in the vehicle identified the pipes as hers. The Deputy field tested on of the pipes and it tested positive for Methamphetamine. The clear liquid inside the syringe also tested positive for Methamphetamine.

The passenger of the vehicle, identified as Valerie Lezer (DOB 12/20/1982) was placed into custody and was transported to the Bates County Jail. Lezer was charged for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia. Both bonds were set at $12500.00 cash or surety.


BCSO investigates stolen trees

On December 14th Deputies responded to a property on County Road 7521 for a report of stolen trees. The victim’s neighbors saw people trespassing on his property and removing a tree. The tree that was removed was a walnut tree. The victim showed the Deputies where another tree had been cut but the suspects left it because it had split. The approximate value of the trees was $2000.00.
On December 15th a Detectives responded to South Side Lumber and spoke with the owner who stated he bought a walnut log on December 14th. He provided the Detectives with a copy of the bill of sale.

From information that was gathered a suspect has been identified. Charges are pending at this time.

Obituary - Carol Rapp

Funeral services for Carol Rapp will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Fred Bisby officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Contributions to House of Hound.

Carol Jane Rapp, age 70 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, December 16, 2016 at her home in Butler. She was born August 27, 1946 to Kenneth Dale and Verna Loraine Epperly Ewing in Trading Post, Kansas.

Carol is survived by two sons, Danny Smith and wife Marla of Ft. Worth, Texas and Charles Lee Howe of Butler, Missouri; two daughters, Loraine Grant of Nevada, Missouri and Annette Graham and husband Donald of Harrisonville, Missouri; two brothers, Herschel Ewing and wife Peggy and Melvin Ewing and wife Diana, all of Butler, Missouri; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry in 2016; and an infant sister.

Two individuals named as BCMH Employee of the Month

Kimberly Keating
KIMBERLY KEATING is recognized as one of two individuals as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for December, 2016. Kim began her employment in October, 2014 in the Family Care Clinics and has demonstrated a commitment to our organization. Kim has been instrumental in assisting with the implementation of our Patent Centered Health Home. Whenever you see Kim, she always has a smile on her face. She is a very positive influence in the organization. While Kim’s responsibilities require her to be not as visible as other employees, she is a valuable asset to the hospital and clinics. Kim is recognized by her coworkers as a great person to work with.

Patti Wilson
PATTI WILSON is recognized as one of two individuals as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for December, 2016. Patti began her employment in 1994 as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Nursing Department. Prior to Patti’s decision to become a nurse, Patti worked for the hospital in its patient billing department. She returned to the hospital in 1994 as a L.P.N. and has continued to work full-time in that capacity on the inpatient nursing unit. Patti always displays a professional demeanor and provides compassionate care to her patients. The hospital is honored to have an employee who has demonstrated long-term loyalty and dependability to our community and the patients we serve.

Butler Police Department weekly report

12/12/2016 Animal complaint N Olive
Well being check Wal-Mart
Stolen vehicle report
Assist DFS 400 block of E Dakota
Medical assist 100 block of S Broadway

12/13/2016 Open door Alt School
Open door Adams and Maple
Medical assist N High
Theft report Fran Ave
Disturbance N Main
Well being check W Harrison
Theft report N olive
Assault report Wix Lane

12/14/2016 Animal complaint Mill and Elks Dr
Theft of Utilities 400 block of N Mechanic
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Possible shots fired Broadway and Pleasant
Well being check 700 block of N Havanna

12/15/2016 Disturbance 504 W Ohio
Ex parte violation
Leave without pay Conoco
Animal complaint High and Park
Walk in theft report

12/16/2016 Traffic Assist Schowengerdt
Theft from Library
Accident Ft Scott and Olive
Disturbance Family Center
Vandalism report S Main
C and I driver call Wal-Mart
Medical assist 400 block of S Delaware
Alarm 1100 block of W Ft Scott

12/17/2016 Medical assist S Broadway
Assault report Wix Lane
Animal complaint Lee Street
Accident Ft Scott and Orange

12/18/2016 Keep the peace 300 block of W Harrison
Well being check 400 S Delaware
C and I driver Wal Mart
Disturbance 300 block of W Dakota

Assault report 400 block of S Mechanic

BCMH Blood Drive this Wednesday


Hume News

Mrs. Dale, music teacher at the Hume School along with the students held an awesome Christmas Concert last Thursday, December 15 at the Hume School.

Kamee Snider celebrated her 8th birthday at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday, December 3 in Joplin with a family and friends.

Santa Claus made a trip to Hume on Saturday morning to visit all the kids. Every one enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies and candy. Plus each child received a little sack with a surprise in it. Thank you to all who helped make this possible.

Hume Christian Church News: There will be a Candle Light Service on Christmas Eve at 9:00 p.m. On Christmas Day worship service will be at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate Jesus Birthday. Come in your PJ’s if you want.

Hume United Methodist Church News: There will be a Worship Service on Saturday Christmas Eve at 6:00 p.m. There will not be a service on Sunday Christmas Day.

The Christmas Program was cancelled on December 18 due to the extremely frigid temperatures. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m.

All the Churches in Hume invite you to Worship with them Christmas Weekend.

The community of Hume wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Sandra Robb. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Our sympathy is also extended to the family of Rodger Cecil. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both of these families during the loss of their loved ones.

-our thanks to Karen Irwin

Delayed start for Miami today

Miami R-1 Schools will start 2 hrs late on Monday Dec. 19, 2016
Buses will run on a 2 hr delayed schedule.
School will begin at 10 AM
NO BREAKFAST WILL SERVED
Pre-school WILL NOT meet on Monday

Please stay safe and warm!

Power outage: Too close for comfort...

It got rather cold in this Amsterdam
residence before power was restored
last night
Losing electrical power is normally an inconvenience- but the situation yesterday was downright dangerous.

Late in the afternoon power went off affecting over 400 residences in the Merwin, Amsterdam and Amoret area, along with a few Facebook reports that part of Adrian was affected as well.

As fate would have it, we had sub freezing temperatures to boot, leaving families huddled together or scrambling to a neighbor with power, all while pipes began to freeze.

While it's not clear exactly what the chain of events were to cause the outage, one issue was a fallen power line just south of Merwin which also caused a small grass fire as well.

It was reported this morning that some in the Amoret area were still without power as late as 4 am today due to a separate incident.