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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Large jail riot in Johnson County Missouri

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is currently dealing with a riot inside one of the pods in the jail. 

We have requested assistance from our neighboring counties including Cass and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

The inmates have been contained inside the building and no injuries to staff members. More information will follow at a later time.

Boot block and bake sale for Alta Jackson

There will be a Boot block and a bake sale for 10 yr old ALTA JACKSON of Adrian on Saturday March 25th between the hours of 9-12. 

Alta's Army will be set up at the Passaic 4 way and the stoplight at Walmart in Butler. 

The bake sale will be held at Conoco with all proceeds going to the Jackson Family.

Thank you all in advance! 

Obituary - Thelma Lucille Kennedy

Thelma Lucille Kennedy
Thelma Lucille Kennedy, 91, Richards, MO departed this life on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Thelma was born September 4, 1925 in Moundville, MO to Eric and Amanda (Kuhlman) Fengler. She was united in marriage to Wayne Alden Kennedy on November 24, 1945 and he survives of the home.

Thelma graduated from Bronaugh High School then attended Springfield Business College for two years. Thelma worked for the Law Office of Bill McCaffree, Sr. in Nevada for several years. Following her marriage to Wayne they made their home on a farm in the Metz area where she was the go-to person for the farm. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada. Thelma taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She loved gardening, sewing, doting on her grandchildren, and traveling (she has even been to Hawaii).

In addition to her husband Wayne she is survived by two daughters, Donna (Darrell) Adams, Greenfield, MO, Janet (Allen) Bley, Moundville, MO; grandchildren, Christi (Marty) Miller, Nevada, Bennie Adams, Nevada, Jennifer (Travis) Eaton, Nevada, Nicole (Nate) Garrett, Asbury, MO; six great-grandchildren, Hailee Miller, Hanna Miller, Peyton Eaton, Hunter Eaton, Ava Garrett, Trace Garrett; and one sister, Wilma Snyder, Bronaugh. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Clara Ingles, one brother, Edward “Ed” Fengler.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Bill Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Frances Lou Haas

Frances Lou Haas, age 58, of Clinton, died on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton.

Frances was born on February 13, 1960 to David Howard Johnson, Sr. and Dolly Fay “Allen” Johnson of Kansas City, MO. After high school, she married and spent many years as a homemaker.

Survivors include her mother, Dolly Butler of Marthasville, MO; three children, Lauralee George (Jeremy) of San Antonio, TX, Ernie Lee Haas of Tipton, MO and Crystal Dawn Green (Michael); five grandchildren, Haley LeAnn Haas, Emily Ann Haas, Rylie JoAnn Gary, Jaxon Ethan George and Alyx Jayne George; seven brothers and sisters, David Howard Johnson, Jr., Walter E. Johnson (Jonette), Ronald Dean Johnson (Lisa), Tina Marie Johnson, Daniel Dewayne Johnson, Billy Dean Johnson, and Rosie J. Turner (Bob); one special aunt, Jerry Johnson; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Preceding Frances in death was her father; a sister, Nancy Johnson; and a grandson, Fletcher DeSchepper.

Frances’ wish was to be cremated. The family will host a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.

Alicia Frost Randel benefit dinner

There is going to be a pulled pork dinner this coming Saturday, March 25th starting at 5:00 P.M. This is a benefit to help Alicia Frost Randel who is battling cancer. 

She is a former resident of Amsterdam and helped make the City Park what it is today. There will also be an auction and chicken drop bingo. 

They will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw , dessert and iced tea----all for $5.00 per person. Still in need of things for the auction. 

Call Christina Landis at 816-718-9543 or 660-267-3500 if you have anything you would like to donate for the auction.

Updated Obituary - Eugene Moore

Eugene Moore
Eugene Moore, age 79, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 25, 1937 at Fayetteville,Tennessee the son of Lawrence and Dasie White Moore. He was employed in the farming and trucking industries before retirement. 

He is survived by two sons, David Moore and Debra and Timothy Moore and Cheryl, two brothers, Wayne and Boyd Moore, one sister, Helen Goldburg, five grandchildren: Eric and Brandon
Stogsdill, Sebrina Charles, and Hope and Melissa Moore, and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 3 to 4:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions can be made to Eugene Moore Memorial, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. On line condolences for the family can be left at

Obituary - Alberta Marie Mickelson

Alberta Marie Mickelson age 96 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.

Spring Consignment Auction in Appleton City, MO

Spring Consignment Auction
Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Appleton City, MO
Will take Consignments til day of sale!!
Call 660-492-3279, 660-492-7764, or 660-492-3740 for questions or to add your items!

Have you seen this Missouri Missing Adult?

From the Bates County Sheriffs Office

It is the season for thunderstorms. All thunderstorms produce lighting. If you hear the sound of thunder, then you are in danger from lightning. Lightning kills 75 to 100 people each year. 

The best place to go during a thunderstorm is a sturdy building or a car. Avoid sheds, picnic areas, baseball dugouts and bleachers. If there is no shelter around you, stay away from trees. If you're with a group of people stay about 15 feet from each other. Stay out of the water. 

If you're indoors do not use a corded phone. Do not use electric equipment like computers and appliances during the storm. Also it is a good idea to stay away from windows and doors. Remember to always listen to the radio or television for the latest information and instructions for your area.

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Obituary - Samuel Benton Coale

Samuel Benton Coale, 68 of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Samuel was born October 2, 1948 in Nevada, MO to William B. and Wilma Lois (Phipps) Coale.

Samuel grew up in Nevada. He loved going to McDonalds, playing with Hot Wheels, listening to country music, and celebrating Halloween. Samuel never met a stranger. He was always happy to visit with anyone who came to see him.

Survivors include one sister, Connie Marie Connelly and her husband Russell, Nevada; nieces, Toni Wooldridge and her husband Dale, Nevada, Sherrie Weber and her husband Bruce, Nevada, Teresa Wright and her husband Darryl, Nevada; nephew, Clay Coale and his wife Bonnie, Nevada; several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Billy Gene Coale and his wife Betty; and one great-nephew, Jason Coale.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Dennis Painter officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the National Association for Downs Syndrome in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada

Obituary - Jedd A. Beasley

Jedd A. Beasley, 59, Freeman, MO, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. 

Saturday, April 1 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with graveside services to follow in Freeman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Joint Agency Effort Puts Vehicle Theft Suspect in Jail

Alexander Morris
On March 22, 2017 Nevada Police were dispatched to Subway Sandwich at 2021 E Austin Blvd. for a vehicle theft in progress. It was reported to officers the suspect had stolen a pick-up and the victim was in the vehicle.

As officers began responding to the area it was reported the victim had jumped out of the vehicle around the Pilot Travel Center. Communications relayed to officers that the suspect vehicle went south bound on I-49. 

Nevada Officers started to search the area for the suspect and vehicle. A Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputy came into contact with the vehicle and attempted to stop it on I-49. The driver failed to stop for the deputy and a pursuit was initiated. One Nevada Police Detective continued toward the deputy for mutual aid.

The suspect traveled south on I-49 and took the Bellamy exit east bound on State Highway DD. Law enforcement continued to pursue the suspect and stolen vehicle until the suspect came to a stop on a county road and ran into a pasture on foot. Shortly after law enforcement was able to successfully take the suspect into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to the Vernon County Jail once taken into custody. The vehicle was released back to the owner. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage that was determined to have been caused from a crash with an embankment from where the vehicle was taken from.

The suspect has been identified as, 27 year old, Greenfield, Missouri resident, Alexander Morris.

Morris has been charged through the Vernon County Associate Court with the following charges:

Kidnapping, Felony D
Stealing a Motor Vehicle, Felony D
Leaving the scene of an accident-Property damage, Felony E
Assault 4th degree, Misdemeanor A
Driving while Revoked, Misdemeanor D

Morris was given a bond of $11,000 cash only.

Nevada Police Department would like to thank the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for their help in the group effort to take the suspect into custody.

Cass County Job Fair and Business Expo

From the City of Butler

The City of Butler will be changing the operations of the brush pile effective April 1, 2017. 

Keys will be available for check out at the Butler Police Station Sun-Sat from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The only materials that can be disposed of are tree limbs, brush, and tree trunks no larger than 6" in diameter.

Isolated Strong to Severe Storms Possible Friday

Scattered rain showers are still possible during the day today with widespread thunderstorms likely tomorrow. A few storms could be strong to severe with the primary threats being strong winds and hail. 

At this time, the tornado threat is low. Storms should exit the area by Saturday night, leaving behind a much needed 0.5-1.0 inch of rain. 

Another round of storms and accumulating rain is possible Sunday night into Monday. Keep checking back for the most updated information!

Butler Municipal Court news

Debra A. Hopkins, Judge 
Trish Thomas, Court Administrator 
March 17, 2017 
W=Warrant issued
City of Butler v.

James Allmon Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Ashley Alvarado Fail to register motor vehicle GP $75 + cc
Ashley Alvarado Fail to register motor vehicle GP $75 + cc
Sylvia Belk/Brotherton Peace Disturbance GP $100 ic
Randy Bell No vaild DL GP $125 + cc
Derrek Bennett Resist Arrest W
Ky Brink Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Renee Bush Fail to register motor vehicle W
John Calhoun Stealing GP $150 ic
John Calhoun Trespassing GP $150 ic
Erika Catron Disorderly Conduct GP $300 ic
Chad Chase Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Stanley Clinton Fail to register motor vehicle W
Stanley Clinton Seat Belt W
Austin Collins Domestic Assault W
Kayle Cooper Driving while suspended W
Steven Cox Trespassing W

Joseph Curtis Fail to register motor vehicle W
Willie Darr II Filing false report W
Matthew Dodds Fail to register motor vehicle W
Matthew Dodds No proof of Insurance W
Matthew Dodds Fail to register motor vehicle W
Matthew Dodds No proof of Insurance W
Brandon Elko Obstructing an Officer W
Shawn England Flee to Elude W
Shawn England C & I Driving W
Shawn England Resist Arrest W
Shawn England Leaving the Scene of an Accident W
Shawn England Driving while revoked W

Shawn England Fail to register motor vehicle W
Shawn England No proof of Insurance W
Edward Erwin Obstructing an Officer W

Reynaldo Flores Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Christopher Forbes Disorderly Conduct GP $125 + cc
Tabatha Francis Seat Belt GP $10
Bradley Frost C & I Driving GP SIS; 1 YR PB; BRING IN INSURANCE; PAY CC
Robert Gabriel Driving while suspended W
Robert Gabriel Seat Belt W
Robert Gabriel Fail to register motor vehicle W
Robert Gabriel Driving while suspended W

Matthew Garber Defective Equipment GP $225 ic
Rhonda Gates Stealing W
Joshua Gillespie Assault W

Beth Goodfield Fail to register motor vehicle GP $75 + cc
James Greer Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Drew Hampton Speeding GP $100 ic
Beth Hannon Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Michael Hanson Defective Equipment W
Tyler Harris No proof of Insurance W

Alexander Hayes-Martinez Fail to keep right GP $125 + cc
Mathew Heavener Driving while revoked GP $100 +cc
Mathew Heavener Driving while suspended GP $200 +cc
Matthew Heavener Driving while suspended W
Matthew Heavener Driving while suspended W
Taylor Heffernon Public Nuisance W

Arthur Helmer Obstructing an Officer GP SIS; 6 MONTH PB; PAY CC; NO NEGATIVE CONTACT W/POLICE
Herbert Hensley Defective Equipment GP $225 ic
Justin Hough Filing false report GP $175 + cc
Kraig Hughes Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Maygan Ingelahrt Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Larry Jacobs Stealing W
Sally Jeffries Driving while suspended W

Earl Johnson Driving while suspended GP $150 + cc
Earl Johnson Seat Belt GP $10
Earl Johnson Possession of Drup Para GP $200 ic
Christopher Lawrence Possession of Marijuana W
Christopher Lawrence Possession of Drug Para W
Crystal Lawrence Stealing W

John Lewis Possession of Marijuana W
John Lewis Unlawful use of a weapon W

Lisa Louthan Driving while suspended GP SIS; 6 MONTH PB; PAY CC; KEEP DL
Stephanie Mangano Speeding GP $100 ic
Cassandra Martin No proof of Insurance W
Kayleigh Mayo Defective Equipment GP $200 ic
Bonnie Miller Obstructing an Officer W
Jason Miller Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Logan Miller Speeding GP $125 ic
Logan Miller C & I Driving GP $175 ic
Ashley Mitchell Driving while revoked W
Donald Morrison Defective Equipment GP $225 ic
Frank Nuzum Seat Belt GP $10
Johnny Poe Unlawful use of a weapon GP $125 + cc
Resha Reed Window Tint GP $75 ic
Terrance Riley Possession of Drug Para W
Dana Ritchie Possession of Marijuana W
Dana Ritchie Possession of Drug Para W

Dean Robards Animal running loose GP $75 ic
Elizabeth Rodriguez Fail to register motor vehicle W
Elizabeth Rodriguez Expired Drivers License W

Gerardo Romero-Cruz Fail to stop at stop sign/signal light W
Ernest Schmidt Stealing GP $250 + cc
Melissa Schoof Fail to register motor vehicle W
Jesus Selfridge Leaving the Scene of an Accident W
Jesus Selfridge Driving while revoked W
Jesus Selfridge No proof of Insurance W
Jesus Selfridge Driving while revoked W

Jesus Selfridge No proof of Insurance W
Jesus Selfridge Driving while revoked W
Jesus Selfridge Disorderly Conduct W
Jesus Selfridge Disorderly Conduct W

Mary Seward Speeding GP $225 ic
Jennifer Shields Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Jennifer Shields No proof of Insurance GP $125 ic
Robert Silvers Speeding GP $225 ic
Justin Skinner Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Austin Smith Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Tristone Stone Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Corey Thompson Fail to register motor vehicle W
Karen Thomas Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Michael Thornburg Defective Equipment GP $75 + cc
John Underwood Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Stacie Varns Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Timothy Wheatley Stealing W
James Williamson No Valid DL GP $100 + cc
James Williamson Failed to yeild GP $100 + cc
Lindsay Wilson Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic

Farmers Insurance Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Lacy is the Farmers Insurance Butler Elementary March teacher of the month! 
She chose some awesome books for her classroom to go along with a teaching course she is doing- how fun!! - Photo Courtesy of Heather Diehl your local Farmers Insurance Agent!

Large quantity of meth and cash seized in Henry County

Travis Hankins
Robert Summers

Items Seized

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 just before 10:00 a.m. Deputy Lambirth conducted a traffic stop on Circle Drive in Windsor after the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign. The passenger in the vehicle also threw out an object from the vehicle just prior to the stop.

The subsequent investigation by Deputy Lambirth revealed that the object thrown from the vehicle contained nearly one pound of a white crystal substance believe to be methamphetamine.

During the arrest of the two occupants in the vehicle, Deputy Lambirth found a loaded handgun and several items of drug paraphernalia. Also over $5,500.00 in cash was taken from the two subjects as evidence.

Arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal use of a weapon were Robert Summers, age 32 of Windsor and Travis Hankins, age 30 of Leeton. Both subjects were currently on probation at the time of this arrest and probation violation warrants have been issued on both subjects for them to be held without bond at this time.

Sheriff Oberkrom said, "This is a significant disruption of the methamphetamine drug business in the Windsor community and we will continue to do our part to battle the drug trafficking in Henry County." The street value of methamphetamine seized is estimated to be $45,000 dollars.

Two Vernon County residents seriously injured in Cass County rollover accident

On 3/22/17 around 10:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the Southbound Lanes of I-49 at mile marker 162 in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 Dodge Ram driven by 65 year old John J. Spencer of Sheldon, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned.

Mr. Spencer along with a passenger in his vehicle 60 year old Debra S. Potter of Nevada, Missouri both sustained serious injuries and both were transported to Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow.

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