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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

14th annual Fall Longhorn Sale at MoKan

Harrisonville Youth Football Camp

Nevada Speedway to delay opening due to track issues

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Due to work still needing to be done and having issues underneath the track, Nevada Speedway is going to have to cancel our opening night for this Saturday. 

We hate to do this, but these things need to be done before we start racing. We will just not have everything completed before Saturday. With that being said, we are in need of help at the track this week and weekend. 

If anyone is available to help, it would be appreciated. Foxie is usually at the track by 7am.

We are hoping to have opening night on Saturday April 22nd. Thank you for your patience. We have also changed some dates to our schedule, so be looking for an updated schedule soon. Thank you.

Butler Lodge #254 serving the Community Cafe dinner

Butler Lodge #254 had the honor of serving the Community Cafe dinner this evening. Great job guys, another wonderful community service! Alvin O Griffin Steve Dixon, Ron Nissen, Mark Goebel and Dwain Russell.

Wasteland is back at the Fishing Dock this Saturday

Red Velvet Crush Acoustic at Forged by Fire

Check Our State of The Art Collision Center

Obituary - August Harold Weber

August Harold Weber, 89, Belton, MO, died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, MO. 

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 17 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

August was born September 7, 1927 in St. Louis, MO, the son of August Harold and Eleanor (Seidl) Weber. He grew up in St. Louis, where he attended school. He joined the U.S. Marines at age 17, serving during WWII, and re-enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in the military for 20 years before retiring July 1, 1966.

August married Mary Lou Cronin on May 17, 1952 in Bridgeton, MO. They lived in Grandview, MO before moving to Belton, MO, where they have lived for 37 years. After August retired from the Military, he went to work for the Civil Service at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base until it closed, retiring in October, 1978. After the base closed, he worked for the Grandview School District until 1992. August was a member of the DAV and St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton.

August was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, of the home; four sons, James “Jim” Weber, Belton, MO, Mark Weber, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Larry Weber, Belton, and Jeffrey Weber (Jauna), Harrisonville, MO; two daughters, Karen Wooldridge (John), Raymore, MO and Diane Machal (Chris Stites, fiancĂ©), Freeman, MO; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

Weather Update 1:56pm

Cool tonight followed by a warming trend tomorrow. Scattered showers and storms will be around on Thursday

Butler Attorney Chris Benjamin Updates Bates County Democratic Women’s Club on Legislation Affecting the Courts

Chris Benjamin
BUTLER, MO – Butler Attorney Chris Benjamin gave a presentation to the monthly meeting of the Bates County Democratic Women’s Club on March 30th. Chris spoke about legislation affecting consumer rights and workers’ rights, which is being considered in the Missouri Legislature this session.
Chris Benjamin practices civil litigation and criminal defense work on the Butler square at the Caskey Professional Building.  

Chris is a former Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Missouri House and he regularly gives updates on legislation pending at the State Capitol.

Miami R-1's A/B Honor Roll for Third Quarter:

Miami R-1's A/B Honor Roll for Third Quarter:

3rd Grade:
Charlie Jenkins
Sean Newberry
Katelynne Skaggs
Shyanne Vunovich

4th Grade:
Raegan Dagley
Guadalupe Dominguez
Shelby Fairbairn
Brennah Filtingberger
Beverly Hilton
Abigail Lewis
Jessica Loper
Kyson Schmidt

5th Grade:
Samantha Cook
Erica Downs
Mirena Hragyil
Luke Johnston
Mya Morris

6th Grade:
Chloe Clayton
Annabelle Craft
Kenneth Downs
Nicholas Dusenberry
Joseph Embrey
Hannah Filtingberger
Peyton Popplewell
Emily Roth
Jordynn Schmidt
Abigale Talley
Kollin Tidman
Piper Wiley
Matthew Yanonis

7th Grade:
Hailey Blann
Stanley Harriman
Harley Loper
Kacey Vunovich
Chevy Wintjen

8th Grade:
Abbigail Bennett
Nadia Mora
Clayton Morris
Dallie Morris
Bailey Wheeler

9th Grade:
Larry Burnett
John Crawford
Shane Jenkins
Abbigayle Muller
Konnor Tidman

10th Grade:
Sebastian Brabant
Rhett Dudley
Easton Elkinton
Cameron Hook
Ruby Hughling
Jake Mager
Brianne Popplewell
Jason Towne-Wolcott
Nathan Turner
Hannah Webb

11th Grade:Rebecca Cook
Rena Reitz
Ruth Taylor

12th Grade:Christopher Sullins
Kendall Tidman

Obituary - Sharon Ann Howard

Sharon Howard, 65 of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away April 8, 2017 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. Cremation, with private family services to be held at a later date. 

Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of donor's choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Sharon Ann Howard was born November 23, 1951 in Little Falls, New York to Raymond and Mary Virginia Murphy Rifenburgh. She worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant for many years before retirement.  

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ron Howard of Pleasanton, KS., a special Godmother, Debbie of Chandler, AZ., an Aunt Sooky of Coral Gables, FL., and by many cousins and dear friends from all over the US.

New Police Officer In Harrisonville

Please join the Harrisonville Police Department in welcoming our newest officer, Jim Totten. Jim comes to us from an 11 year career in law enforcement (although he did decide to take a couple year break in there). Welcome Jim and best of luck!

Man arrested in St. Clair County for domestic assault

Donovan Gregg
On April 8, Donovan Gregg, 29, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class C felony domestic assault-second degree. 

The warrant was issued on June 15, 2016 and bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety. 

The charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation in May 2016 when Gregg allegedly punched a female in the head with his fist numerous times.

Clinton man arrested in St. Clair County

Micheal Robinson
On April 9, Micheal Robinson, 45, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. Bond is set at $12,500 cash or surety.

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle Robinson was driving. 

During the investigation a white film container was located. It containing quarters, marijuana, and a white crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Probation and Parole issues arrest warrants for absconders

On April 10, Missouri Department of Corrections Board of Probation and Parole issued arrest warrants for five individuals wanted for absconding supervision. 

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler urges those with any information pertaining to these wanted persons to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

Kayne Gonzales, 21, Lowry City, Mo is wanted for absconding supervision on original offenses of felony domestic assault-second degree and assault-first degree.

Roni Scott, 32, El Dorado Springs, is wanted for absconding supervision on original offenses of felony possession of a controlled substance and voluntary manslaughter.

Jessica Thomas, 24, Osceola, is wanted for absconding supervision on an original offense of felony possession of a controlled substance.

Pamela Williams, 27, Osceola, is wanted for absconding supervision on an original offense of felony receiving stolen property.

Courtney Hopkins, 32, Appleton City, Mo is wanted for absconding supervision on original offenses of felony forgery, burglary-second degree and receiving stolen property.

4th Annual Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway

Our first 2017 Lucas Oil MLRA event is this Saturday! Are you joining us this weekend?

From your Community Food Pantry Of Butler

Don't let your bags pile up in your house or in the trash!

Bring them to the Butler Communiry Food Pantry! We reuse them!

We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30-3:00.

Located at : 709 W Ohio Street

Help Wanted in Butler

Help Wanted: HCI-Herrell Construction Inc. is looking to hire qualified Summer Concrete Labors and Fininshers.

Pay commensurate with experience. Apply at HCI office 202 N. Orange St. Butler, Mo for more details.

Help Wanted in Butler

Help Wanted: HCI-Herrell Construction Inc. is looking to hire qualified Hardscape installers. 

Pay commensurate with experience. Apply at HCI office 202 N. Orange St. Butler, Mo for more details.

Studio M Salon Prom Specials

Acrylic Full Set $25

We are completely booked up on hair appointments for April 29th, but have a few openings left for April 22nd! Thank you to all who has booked us for prom!!

Studio M Salon is located at 1013 N. Orange Street in Butler or call them at 660-679-5447.

Lunch and Dinner Specials at the Pennell

Here are this week's specials! Don't have time? Call in you order (660)-200-7333. #ThePennell #ThePennellSpecials

Update: Butler man arrested after fleeing traffic stop on foot

Shannon Brooks 
On 04/07/2017 Butler Officers stopped 35-year-old Shannon Brooks for speeding at the Corner of Delaware and Ft Scott streets. After contacting Brooks, the driver, they asked him to perform standard field sobriety tests. 

During the test Brooks attempted to flee on foot and after officers deployed the taser, Brooks continued to resist arrest. Pepper spray was then used to gain compliance from Brooks.

Mr. Brooks was transported to the Bates County Jail where Officers cited him for driving while revoked, open container, driving while intoxicated, and resisting arrest.

Ferguson Bail Bonding looking for Pleasant Hill man

Caleb L. Frey
Ferguson Bail Bonding of Harrisonville is attemtping to locate Caleb L. Frey of Pleasant Hill, Missouri who has active warrants out of Pleasant Hill Police Department.

Anyone with information on Mr. Frey is asked to contact (816) 510-6815 - (816) 510-4262.

Any information provided that will help us locate Frey will be kept strictly confidential.

Butler man escapes serious injury in hit and run accident

On 4/10/17 around 4:45pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 18 Highway just east of County Road 11001.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2002 Ford F-250 driven by Francis R. Morgan of Butler, Missouri was struck by a unknown vehicle who continued westbound and didn't stop for the accident.

Mr. Morgan sustained minor injuries in this accident and he refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

Anyone with information on the other vehicle that fled from the scene is asked to contact the Bates County Sheriffs Office at 660-679-3232.

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