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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Congratulations to the Nevada Tigers

Congratulations to the 8th grade Nevada Tigers boys basketball team for winning the Tri County Championship with a impressive 13-1 record. Tonight they beat the Webb City Cardinals 45-21 in the championship! - Coach Lance Sargent is a Butler resident






New police officer in Garden City


We are proud to welcome our newest officer Clayton Knepp to the Garden City Police Department - Photo Submitted





Miami R-1 February Students of the month





Obituary - James Russell Keeble

James Russell Keeble
Funeral services for James Russell Keeble will be 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Community of Christ Church.

James Russell Keeble, age 95 of Belton, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at John Knox Care Center in Lee's Summit. He was born September 10, 1921 to James Gleaves and Nettie Jane Hancock Keeble in Bates County, Missouri.

Russell is survived by his wife Eva Lena Keeble of Belton, Missouri; two sons, Robert Michael Keeble and wife Cathy of Leawood, Kansas and Timothy Keeble and wife Joanna of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one daughter, Kristy Keeble and fiance George King of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cara Keeble and friend Mitchell Lutterman of St. Louis, Missouri, Katelynn Keeble and Jenna Keeble and fiance` Alex Coday all of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; three nieces, Terry Griffin and husband Alvin, Joyce Heckadon and Vicki Walters; and special friends the Jack Kenney family and Glenn Domer family. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Russell Alan Keeble; four sisters, Gladys Tincher, Florence Radford, Dorothy Herman and Nadine Fairchild; and nephews, Wesley Radford and Dennis Walters.







Need a summer job?

ATTENTION: Needing a summer job? The Butler Aquatic Center is now taking applications for both lifeguards and admissions workers for the 2017 season! Applications can be picked up at City Hall(22 W Ohio St, Butler MO 64730). 

Applications must be turned in by April 7th. This will allow plenty of time for us to review the applications and call to set up interviews. 

If you have any questions, you can contact Scott with the Parks department (660-200-2062) or City Hall(660-679-4182). Thank you and have a wonderful day!




Search warrant executed in Central Missouri

Courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's office
The Johnson County Sheriff's office along with the Warrensburg Police Department executed a search warrant on 02-16-2017 in Warrensburg. 

During the search of the residence detectives located just over $21,000.00 dollars, several firearms and a large amount of marijuana and packaging material. 

One occupant, John Stackle, was taken into custody for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon. Four additional occupants were taken into custody for possession of marijuana and /or possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Stackle is being held at the Johnson County Jail with bond set at $4,500 dollars. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will continue working with all law enforcement agencies in the county to do everything possible to see that Johnson County continues to be a safe place for all of our citizens.










Motorcycle accident in Cass County injures one

On 2/16/17 around 2:34pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident on Route P just East of Pryor in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2011 Harley Davidson driven by 66 year old Jess R. Pittman of Blue Springs, Missouri topped and hill and noticed farm equipment in the roadway.

Mr. Pittman lost control of his bike when he applied the brakes causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway ejecting the driver.

Mr. Pittman sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to St. Lukes East in Lees Summit, Missouri for treatment.

The bike was totaled and towed from the scene by Jim's Tow of Lees Summit, Missouri. 


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Obituary - Raymond Lee Melton

Raymond wished to be cremated with no public service. His family will be honoring those wishes. If you want to sign your name on the registry for his family there will be a book available at Hill & Son Funeral Home.

Any memorial contributions toward a love fund for Raymond's family may also be left at the funeral home.

Raymond Lee Melton born June 24, 1953 to Truman Lee and Velda Marie (Williamson) Melton in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, passed away at his home on February 15, 2017. 


He attended school in Southern California, then in 1978 he moved to the Missouri and Kansas areas, where he met his wife Lucy of 38 years. To this union three children were born: Nicole, Joshua, and Joe. 


Raymond worked most of his life as an ornamental welder as long as he was able. He was known well for his “tell you what he thought” attitude. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Joshua; one sister, Rose Crissman. 


Raymond is survived by his wife, Lucy; one daughter, Nicole (Danny) Whitford; one son, Joe (Christi) Melton; and one sister, Helen Albritton.





Out of control brush fire in Rich Hill

The Rich Hill Fire Department is in route to a large out of control brush fire at this time Southwest of Rich Hill on County Road 757.

The Butler Fire Department is currently on stand by to assist on this fire if they are needed.

We are unsure at this time how many acres are on fire but we would like to remind you to please refrain from any outside burning until weather conditions are more favorable.



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Fowl Shot Chicken Drop for baby Remington Craft







Obituary - James Edward Daringer

James Edward Daringer, 64, of Mound City, Kansas died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Olathe Medical Center. James was born August 25, 1952 in La Cygne, Kansas to James Albert and Inez Irene (Mindell) Daringer. 

James drove a truck for the City of Olathe. He was preceded in death by his wife, LoRita Pearl Daringer on March 7, 2014, and one sister, Dorothy Coker. 

Survivors include a son, James A. Daringer; a daughter and her husband, Tami and Matthew Rogge; and a sister, Diane Lawrence.

There will be a private family service for James at a later date. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.






Obituary - Richard Clayborn Wright

Richard Clayborn Wright
Richard Clayborn Wright, 71, of Pleasanton, Kansas died on February 14, 2017. Richard was born on April 17, 1945 to Richard H. and Francis Louise (Hayden) Wright in Kansas City, Kansas. On January 20, 1973 he married Janet Sue Hunt in Florida. Richard and Janet were truck drivers for many years. Richard also enjoyed riding his motorcycles. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Hazel Margaret Anderson. Survivors include two sons, Rick Wright and wife Jody and Jeff Wright; two daughters, Rhonda Rookstool and husband Frankie, and Robin Rowland and husband Devin; one brother, Terry Dean Wright; one sister, Teresa Huffman and husband Earl; a brother-in-law Robert Anderson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one step-daughter, Lana Kay Montgomery and husband Don.

A visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Richard Wright Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Homes and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.










Montrose FBLA Fried Chicken Dinner







Rep. Wanda Brown's Capitol Connection

Wanda Brown
This week, the Missouri House took action to discourage crimes against law enforcement officers. House members approved legislation that would create enhanced penalties for individuals who assault officers of the law.

HB 57 creates enhanced penalties for crimes against law enforcement officials and would increase by one degree the penalty for voluntary or involuntary manslaughter; first- or second-degree property damage; unlawful use of a weapon; rioting; or first-degree trespassing; when those crimes are committed against a law enforcement officer. As an example, voluntary manslaughter is a class B felony under current statute, but if HB 57 becomes law, voluntary manslaughter committed against a law enforcement officer would see the penalty increased to a class A felony.

As the bill’s sponsor told her colleagues, “Hopefully these additional penalties will be a deterrent for anyone who may be considering engaging in a crime against these public servants. This law is intended to further protect those who have dedicated themselves to safeguarding our communities.”

Crimes against law enforcement officers have increased in recent years and this bill will reinforce the legislature’s commitment to law enforcement. House Approves Bill to Create Blue Alert System (House Bills 302 & 228)


The Missouri House approved legislation this week to create a Blue Alert System. HBs 302 & 228 would allow law enforcement officials to quickly receive the information they need to apprehend individuals who injure or kill peace officers. The system is one of the priorities of Governor Eric Greitens, who included $250,000 in funding in his budget proposal to establish the system.

Similar to the Amber and Silver Alert systems, the Blue Alert system would send out identifying information such as a physical description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle. Specifically, the bill would establish the Blue Alert System to aid in the identification, location, and apprehension of any individual or individuals suspected of killing or seriously injuring a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer. The bill would require the Department of Public Safety to coordinate with local law enforcement agencies and public commercial television and radio broadcasters to effectively implement the system.

Honoring Missouri's Heroes

Members of the Missouri House and Senate took time this week to honor Missouri’s military service members. Many of the state’s top military officials made their way to the State Capitol to be recognized for their service during Military Appreciation and Awareness Day. Hosted by the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission, the annual event is meant to highlight the significant contributions and sacrifices of military service members and the importance of the economic impact that military installations have on the state of Missouri.

Visitors included Major General Steve Danner, Missouri Adjutant General; Major General Kent Savre with Fort Leonard Wood; Brigadier General Paul Tibbets with Whiteman Air Force Base; and Mr. Ed Donaldson, Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The day’s events included a combined Senate and House reception in the Senate mezzanine, and a joint meeting of the Senate and House Veterans Committees. The military leaders also were honored in the House Chamber and had the opportunity to address the members of the House.

As always, please do not hesitate to call or write me anytime with your questions or thoughts on these or any other issue. My Capitol office phone number is (573) 751-3971 and my email is wanda.brown@house.mo.gov.






Update: Traffic stop in Butler leads to drug arrest

Ashley E. McMurphy
On 02-16-2017 around 1:00am a Butler Police Department Officer conducted a vehicle stop on a Maroon Mitsubishi.

When the officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. 


The female who was identified as 19 year old Ashley E. McMurphy of Butler, Missouri provided the officer with consent to search the vehicle. 

The Officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located a small amount of marijuana and several prescription pill.

Ashley E. McMurphy was arrested and booked into the Bates County Jail and she is currently placed on a $30,000 cash/surety bond. 


Courtesy of the Butler Police Department









Meet your new Missouri State Fire Marshal

Meet your new Missouri State Fire Marshal, J.Tim Bean. Tim comes to the Division with over 30 years of experience in both the Police and Fire service. He can be contacted via email: tim.bean@dfs.dps.mo.gov WELCOME TO THE DIVISION, STATE FIRE MARSHAL BEAN!!!






Two arrested after search warrant served in Eldorado Springs Missouri

Lawrence L. Hill Jr.
Jenna N. Koski
On February 8, 2017, officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, assisted by Cedar County Deputies, and a St Clair County K-9 Unit, served a search warrant at 107 West Lafayette, after receiving information concerning illegal drug activity. Officers located illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Lawrence L. Hill Jr. 51, of El Dorado Springs, charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Keeping and Maintaining a Public Nuisance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 


Officers completed a probable cause statement for these charges. Officers received a Cedar County Warrant, charging Hill with the Class E Felony of Keeping and Maintaining a Public Nuisance and a Class A Misdemeanor of Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, with a $25,000.00 bond. He was transferred to the Cedar County Jail pending bond and a court appearance.

Also arrested was Jenna N. Koski, 23, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of, Class E Felony, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers completed a probable cause statement for this charge. She was released on a summons charging her with a Class A Misdemeanor, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia.

Additional arrests are expected as a result of this investigation.



Items located and seized at 107 West Lafayette Street.

One arrested after Clinton traffic accident

On 02-15-17 at around 1:52 P.M. Clinton Police Officers were dispatched to the scene of an injury accident with injuries in the 2000 block of South Second Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a Ford Ranger traveling south on Second Street had apparently struck a Chevrolet Pickup Truck that was parked facing south at the gate where Second Street dead ends. 

Officers were approached by a witness at the scene who stated that although he did not see the crash, he did observe a person later identified as the driver of the Ford Ranger, 40 year old Michael Glaesemann of Sedalia, throw a bottle of whiskey into the woods in front of the vehicles. Officers contacted Glaesemann as he was standing beside his vehicle and they observed that a passenger, 23 year old Jesika Bartlett, also of Sedalia, was pinned inside the vehicle under the dash. A 7 month old child strapped into a child car seat was also in the vehicle with Bartlett but was uninjured. The Clinton Fire Department arrived on the scene along with Paramedics from the Golden Valley Hospital. 

The Clinton Fire Department was able to extricate Bartlett from the Ford Ranger and she was then transported to the Golden Valley Hospital for an injured hip. Glaesemann was placed under arrest for 24 hour investigation of Assault in the second degree by operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in injury, Endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, and driving while intoxicated. 

He admitted to officers that he was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident and that he had thrown the nearly empty whiskey bottle that he had been drinking from into the woods where officers recovered it. 

Mr. Glesemann was transported to the Henry County Detention Center where he was incarcerated.





Structure Fire In Rich Hill

Photo Submitted to us
The Butler Fire Department is in route to assist the Rich Hill Fire Department on a structure fire.

The location of this structure fire is said to be at the corner of 2nd and Myrtle in Rich Hill at this time.

Early reports say the structure is fully engulfed in flames at this time and crews are on scene.

Mid America Live News will continue to monitor this story and provide updates when they become available to us.

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Photo Submitted to us


Harrisonville Woman arrested for DWI in Garden City

About 1:00 am Officers of the Garden City Police Department stopped a vehicle on 7 Hwy for an equipment violation. The vehicle was driven by a 26 year old woman from Harrisonville. 

While visiting with the driver, officers say they detected signs the woman had been drinking. 

The woman was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated and taken to the Garden City Police Department where her breath alcohol tested at over twice the legal limit.
 

Mid America Live News will update when the name of the woman has been released.




Nevada Police Seeking Public Assistance

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The Nevada Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the subject in these photos.
 

The suspect was involved in a theft from a local business on January 12th 2017. 


If you have information regarding who this individual in the photos is please contact Det. Clinton Berry. 417-448-5100 or the TIPS Hotline 417-448-5117
 
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Harrisonville High School February students of the month


Harrisonville High School has recently announced the students of the month for February. Seniors Aubrey Valentich and Elijah Hart were selected by the faculty to receive this honor.

Valentich is the daughter of Steve and Connie Valentich and Jennifer Valentich.

Her school activities include Music Makers, Key Club, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, National Honor Society, and Science Club. She is the Activities Director for Key Club and a student representative to the HHS Bright Futures Council. Outside of school, she is active in her church and serves as a worship leader at Antioch Southern Baptist Church.

Her hobbies include singing, reading, hanging out with friends, and helping out in the community.

Valentich’s plans after high school include attending the University of Kansas to double major in biology and Spanish in the hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Elijah Hart is the son of Michael and Sharon Hart. His school activities include debate and Student Council. He is president of debate and executive treasurer for Student Council.

Outside of school he is involved in martial arts - he is a second degree black belt in hapkido - and he serves as an assistant teacher for children’s church.

His hobbies include working out, hanging out with friends, and playing pool. Hart has enlisted in the US Navy signing a six-year contract working in the nuclear field.

The HHS Students of the Month are selected on the basis of character, citizenship, and academics.














Anyone Interested?

I am looking for someone to clean the Bates County Courthouse 3 days a week. 

Call 660-679-3371 for details. Thanks!

From the Desk of Marlene Wainscott




From the Mullinax Funeral Home

Memorialize the lives of your loved ones lost in time for Memorial Day. The deadline to order a monument in time for the holiday is approaching quickly. Everyone deserves a fitting tribute.







From the Butler Fire Department

Butler is currently under a burn ban today, per the Fire Chief; the dry air and high winds are a dangerous combination. 

If within city limits, remember to always obtain a permit prior to any burning.

We do ask rural areas to please not burn today as well.





Ballard 4-H Chili Supper







Butler Napa Customer Appreciation Day

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Looking for a lunch today? Swing by Butler Napa located at 46 N Orange Street for Customer Appreciation Day from 11am - 2pm today.

Also Napa Filters Spring Sale is currently going on from February 13- 25th.

Everyone is welcomed come out and eat some lunch with us!


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Bates County Producers Urged to Consider Risk Protection Coverage before Crop Sales Deadlines

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the crop deadline of March 15, 2017.

Federal crop insurance covers crop losses from natural adversities such as drought, hail and excessive moisture. NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available, including perennial grass forage and grazing crops, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, bioenergy, and industrial crops.

The following crops in Bates County have a NAP application deadline of March 15, 2017: Pecans, Various grasses for grazing, seed or hay, alfalfa, lespedeza & clover for seed or hay, please check with your local office to find sales dates of crops that pertain to your operation.

USDA has partnered with Michigan State University and the University of Illinois to create an online tool at www.fsa.usda.gov/nap that allows producers to determine whether their crops are eligible for federal crop insurance or NAP and to explore the best level of protection for their operation. NAP basic coverage is available at 55 percent of the average market price for crop losses that exceed 50 percent of expected production, with higher levels of coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price available, including coverage for organics and crops marketed directly to consumers. Crops intended for grazing are not eligible for additional NAP coverage.

Federal crop insurance coverage is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. Agent lists are available at all USDA Service Centers or at USDA’s online Agent Locator: http://prodwebnlb.rma.usda.gov/apps/AgentLocator/#. Producers can use the USDA Cost Estimator, https://ewebapp.rma.usda.gov/apps/costestimator/Default.aspx, to predict insurance premium costs.


For more information on NAP, service fees, premiums and sales deadlines, contact the Bates County FSA office at 660-679-6112 or visit the web at www.fsa.usda.gov/nap.






Obituary - James Russell Keeble

Funeral services for James Russell Keeble will be 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Community of Christ Church.

James Russell Keeble, age 95 of Lee's Summit, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at John Knox Care Center in Lee's Summit. He was born September 10, 1921 to James Gleaves and Nettie Jane Hancock Keeble in Bates County, Missouri.

Russell is survived by his wife Eva Lena Keeble of Belton, Missouri; two sons, Robert Michael Keeble and wife Kathy of Leawood, Kansas and Timothy Keeble and wife Joanna of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one daughter, Kristy Keeble and fiance George King of Gravois Mills, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cara Keeble and friend Mitchell of St. Louis, Missouri, Katelynn Keeble and Jenna Keeble and fiance` Alex all of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; three nieces, Terry Griffin and husband Alvin, Joyce Heckadon and Vicki Walters; and special friends the Jack Kenney family and Glenn Domer family. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Russell Alan Keeble; four sisters, Gladys Tincher, Florence Radford, Dorothy Herman and Nadine Fairchild; and nephews, Wesley Radford and Dennis Walters.









Obituary - Jason Robert Humbird

Jason Robert Humbird
Jason Robert Humbird, age 40, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at home on Monday morning, February 13, 2017. Jason was born November 11, 1976, at Kansas City, the son of Robert F. Humbird (deceased) and Sue Humbird.

Jason spent the majority of his time with his significant other, Kat Meola. They spent their time fishing, camping and enjoying nature. 


Jason was gifted with a beautiful voice in which he shared with his friends and family during his karaoke trips to the city. He enjoyed live music and dancing.

Jason spiritual guide was of Native American beliefs. He lived the life and ways of the Cherokee and believed there is no permanent death. On February 13, he stepped into his next life to continue his journey. Those that were close to him, can remember him saying, “See you next time around.”

Preceding Jason in death were his paternal grandparents, Bill and Cleatus Humbird, maternal grandfather, Don Wright (Poppie Don) and his dad, Bob Humbird.

Survivors include his mother, Sue Humbird of El Dorado Springs; his three children: Tressa Humbird, Isaac Humbird and Gracie Humbird of Lee's Summit, Missouri; sister, Stephanie Grisham and family of Peculiar, Mo; brother Darryle Humbird of Independence, Missouri; grandmother, Vera Wright of Kansas City, MO; significant other, Kat Meola of El Dorado Springs.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 17th, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs, Mo.







Update on Kameron Williams 2/16/17

Thank you all for your support and prayers we love our lil community!! There is no better feeling than love and you all have helped us feel love each and everyday!! 

Kam did very well during the commute to Nebraska and is still getting all settled in he has an awesome room with windows that let the beautiful sun shine on his face again! 

The bonus is one person can sleep in his room with him everynight and we have a bed too much more opportunity for rest 😴 thank God for the hundreds of blessings that he has given Kam and the fam. He is my little grown up miracle! - Courtesy of Heather Kam's Mom.






Very High Fire Danger This Afternoon: Please Don't Burn







Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Butler

On 02-16-2017 around 1:00am a Butler Police Department Officer conducted a vehicle stop on a Maroon Mitsubishi. 

When the officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver provided the officer with consent to search the vehicle. The Officer conducted a search and located a small amount of marijuana and several prescription pills. 

The driver was arrest pending formal charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a dangerous drugs. 

Mid America Live News will update when the name of the driver has been released to us. 

This story has been updated: http://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/2017/02/update-traffic-stop-in-butler-leads-to.html