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Thursday, February 9, 2017

From the Butler Fire Department

Photo from grass fire today at J Highway and 52 Highway
No burning permits will be issued for the City of Butler until further notice. As our dry weather continues we are asking that everyone refrain from conducting any outside burning. 

Over the next few days the temperatures will continue to rise and the humidity will drop. Friday winds are forecasted to be at least 25 mph.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ALL BURNING OUTSIDE until we receive a significant measurable amount of rain. Thank you.

Photo from grass fire today at J Highway and 52 Highway

Fundraiser for Saylor Johnson Family

This event is to help raise funds for the family of the late Saylor Johnson. Saylor was lost recently in a housefire and Harrisonville, as a community, has been outspoken in it's efforts to help the family all that they can. From 3pm-7pm we will have chili and chili dogs. at 4pm we will have a 25 cent cake walk. At 6pm (registration starts at 430) we will have a texas holdem poker tournament ($40 includes chili) and throughout the evening (ending at 9pm) we will have a 50/50 cash raffle as well as a ton of cool silent auction items to bid on, including signed chiefs and royals mechandise.

Need something done around the house? Here is a perfect opportunity!

Help support the Adrian Senior Trip

6 cases of the mumps in Pittsburg Kansas

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Please refrain from burning tomorrow and this weekend

Tomorrow & including this weekend should be warm and windy across our area. We are asking that everyone refrain from conducting ANY outside burning. This means don't burn trash, grass, leave, fields, tree limbs / brush etc. 

Please don't throw your cigarette butts out the window. No fire pits or bonfires. A small "controlled" burn can quickly get out of control because of the severe dry and windy conditions. If your going to use a BBQ grill please use extreme caution.. 

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ALL BURNING OUTSIDE until we receive a significant measurable amount of rain. Please share this post to get the word out. Thank you!

Courtesy of the Drexel Fire Department

Montrose FBLA Fried Chicken Dinner

Montrose FBLA will be hosting a Fried Chicken Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 25, at Montrose High School from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Come join us for an evening of great fried chicken (by Kickin' Chicken--Robert Perryman), mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, hot rolls, and desserts. This is pay-at-the-door. Adults--$10; Children (3-8)--$5; and Children (2 & under)--free. To Go orders are also available. This fundraising event is to help pay for State and National contest. For more information, contact Robyn Eckhoff, FBLA Adviser, at or at 660.464.1762.

Ratucky Derby in Adrian

Don't Forget about the Mouse Race THIS FRIDAY Feb 10th. Doors open at 6pm and races start at 7pm. $20 per person to enter, includes food and drinks!

23rd Annual 5K Walk/Run for Health in Cass County

Join us Saturday, May 6 for the 23rd Annual 5K Walk/Run for Health! The 5K begins and ends at Belton Regional Medical Center, and raises charitable contributions for our programs for local youth, including the Cass County Dental Clinic. After you finish the 5K, stick around for our morning celebration that includes food, music, prizes and a community health fair!
7:30 a.m. - Check-in/day-of registration begins
8 a.m. - 5K walk and run begins
8:30 a.m. - Celebration begins

Participation in the 5K WALK is free! Registration is required, but you can create a team or join a team free of charge. After you register for the 5K WALK, we encourage you to make a donation or raise pledges to support your participation. To participate in the 5K RUN, you must pay the entry fee of $35. Prices increase as the event nears, so register for the 5K RUN now!

Create a team for the 5K WALK, join a team participating in the 5K WALK or register for the 5K RUN at

Job Opening In Harrisonville

Two arrested after seach warrant in Nevada

Linda Walters
For the second time this week Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 900 block of North Colorado Street during the late evening hours on February 8, 2017. 

Casey Brown
Officers had obtained information in regards to methamphetamine being used at the residence.

During the execution of the warrant, officers contacted two female residents of the home. During the search officers located what is believed to be suspected methamphetamine and multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the investigation officers took into custody both female residents and they were transported to the Vernon County Jail. The suspected methamphetamine will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol laboratory for further testing.

Earlier this week Nevada Police had served a search warrant in connection with a fugitive being at the residence that was identified as, 28 year old, Dustin Pike of Nevada. Also during the warrant officers located suspected methamphetamine and other related drug paraphernalia.

Officers were eventually able to apprehend Pike a few days later at a nearby residence.

The two suspects have been identified as follows; Nevada resident, 23 year old, Casey Brown. The following charges have been filed through the Vernon County Associate Court as follows; Possession of a Controlled Substance, D Felony, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance, E Felony with a bond of $10,000 cash only.

Also, Nevada resident, 44 year old, Linda Walters. The following charges have been filed through the Vernon County Associate Court as follows Possession of a Controlled Substance, D Felony, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance, E Felony with a bond of $7,500 cash only. Both Walters and Brown remain in the Vernon County Jail.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline (417) 448-5117.  Any and all information will be kept confidential.

Nevada Speedway sold to new owner

We the Anders family would like to thank our loyal fans and racers who have continued to support Nevada Speedway. At this time we would like to announce we have sold the track to Rob Hail. 

We wish nothing but continued success for I-49 Nevada Speedway as we look forward to transitioning from racetrack owners to racers once again. We look forward to seeing everyone opening night. Sit down, buckle up and hang on!!!

Obituary - Wanda Arlene Cox

Wanda Arlene Cox
Wanda Arlene Cox died on February 8, 2017 at the age of 100. Wanda was born on June 11, 1916 in Blue Mound, Kansas, the only daughter of Velma and John Field. Wanda married C. Lorimer Cox of Mound City, Kansas in 1938 and lived on a dairy farm until their retirement, then moving to Pleasanton, Kansas. 

Lorimer Cox passed in 1996 and Wanda later moved to Independence, Kansas to live closer to family. Two children were born of this union, Marsha Cox Dieker and the late Larry Dieker of Columbus, Ohio, and Garen Cox and his wife, Waneta Mitts Cox of Independence, Kansas. Wanda is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Webb and Rodrick Chapel and Crematory in Independence, Kansas with graveside services in Pleasanton, Kansas to follow at 3:00 p.m.

Updated Obituary - Dale Wiskur

Dale Wiskur
Dale Wiskur, 88, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 13 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. 

Friends may call from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Raffle for Kameron Williams

Raffle for Kameron Williams and his family to help generate a little money. What do the people of Facebook think about winning a chance for up to 20 hours and professional tattoo work (well over 2000$ worth of work) and tickets being $20 a piece all of the proceeds going towards Kamerons family. Drawing will be after April Winners will include (1) 2 hr session, (2) 4 hour sessions, and (1) 10 hour session, any session longer than four hours will be limited to 5hr long sessions until time is complete. Winners may be liable to pay if more sessions are needed and allotted time is expired unless negotiated on a price or other option. Anyone can enter if legally acceptable, only four drawings will be drawn. If in the instance one person is drawn four times the sessions don't exceed a length of 5 hours in one sitting unless negotiations are made between The winner and Electric City Ink.

From the desk of Harrisonville Mayor Brian Hasek

I am happy to announce that Tuesday night I signed the Ordinance granting a special use permit for Dale Williamson to open a Tattoo shop on the square in Harrisonville. 

This has been a long process (too long for my taste) and I am excited for him to get his business off the ground. Congratulations.

From the desk of Harrisonville Mayor
Brian Hasek

Semi truck rollover causing headache in Harrisonville

Courtesy of The Harrisonville Police Department
The southbound I 49 exit to Mechanic street in Harrisonville is closed due to this accident. 

The exit will be closed for the foreseeable future and we will update as soon as possible. Only minor injuries are reported at this time.

Harrisonville Police and Emergency Services were dispatched at approximately 0753 hours to the exit ramp for an overturned semi-truck and trailer. 

The trailer has fallen on its side and is blocking a portion of the ramp. The driver was treated at the scene and released for minor injuries. 

Due to the trailer being loaded the ramp is expected to be closed for several hours to upright the truck and remove it from the roadway.

Courtesy of The Harrisonville Police Department

Butler man arrested in Bates County

David E. Watts Jr.
On 2/8/17 around 6:26pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 32 year old David E. Watts Jr. of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Watts was arrested for 1.) Felony Bates County Sheriffs Office Warrant - Passing Bad Checks 2.) Failure to register a motor vehicle.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and $10,000 cash/surety bond.

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