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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eldorado Springs woman arrested on multiple warrants

 Roni R. Scott


On April 14, 2017 the Eldorado Springs Police Department arrested Roni R. Scott, 32, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

She was arrested for a for an active Parole Violation Warrant, on the original charge of Voluntary Manslaughter and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Vernon County Warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Fraud with a $838.20 cash only bond, and El Dorado Springs Municipal Court Warrant, charging her with Failure to Appear on the original charge of Driving While Revoked with a $415.50 bond. 

She was transferred to the Vernon County Jail pending bond and court appearances.











Grand Re-Opening of Verizon in Harrisonville







Rainy Start to the weekend

Scattered rain showers this morning will give way to a dry afternoon. 

Next storm system to bring widespread rains late Friday afternoon through Saturday, with drier weather expected for Sunday.





Butler Area Farmers Market







Former Drexel Bobcat Head Football Coach Killed in Accident North of Platte City

Nathan A. Danneman
Nathan A. Danneman, who coached the Drexel Bobcats football team in 2011 and 2012, was killed in a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 29 Wednesday evening.   Danneman's vehicle was heading southbound when a northbound semi crossed the median and hit his vehicle and two others.   

Danneman was pronounced dead on the scene by Platte County Deputy I. Johns at 6:54pm.  His 3 year old daughter was in the car with him.  She was transferred to Children's Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.

Mr. Danneman was currently the head football coach and wresting coach for the West Platte school district.  “Last night, the West Platte family lost a dear member. Nathan Danneman will always be known as a positive and hard-working role model for our kids and staff. 


He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to Coach Danneman’s family during this time of grief,” the district announced on Facebook and Twitter Thursday morning.

Danneman joined the Drexel Bobcat's coaching staff for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.   He had a 17-4 record with two WEMO Conference championships under his belt.




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Electric City Downtown clean up and bake sale







Butler First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Toy Sale







Drugs and money seized, two arrested in search warrant

Aaron B Moore
Warrants were issued Wednesday afternoon for two people following an investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, and the CNET Drug Task Force. 

Ashley N Gage
According to officials, a search warrant was executed Tuesday afternoon at a residence on the 300 block of E Douglas street in Nevada and two people were taken into custody. 

Sheriff Jason Mosher identified the suspects as 37 year-old Aaron B Moore of Nevada, and 28 year-old Ashley N Gage of Nevada. Mosher said suspected methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, and more than $3,000 in cash were seized.

Moore and Gage have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance. Both Moore and Gage are being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The Darin Wainscott Memorial Golf Tournament and Banquet June 9th & 10th







2017 LaCygne Swimming Pool Hours







Juror Appreciation Week


Beginning April 30th the State of Missouri recognizes the contribution of citizens’ service as jurors. This special observance began in 2000 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. On behalf of the courts and judges of the 27th Judicial Circuit of Missouri which is comprised of Henry, Bates and St. Clair, Counties, I wish to personally express my appreciation of jurors.

Our system of justice depends on your service as a juror. A juror does not need special skills or legal knowledge. A juror does need to have an open mind and the ability to make decisions free of bias. As a juror, citizens listen to opening statements, learn about the evidence collected for the trial, hear instructions regarding the law to follow in rendering a decision, and hear closing arguments. Jurors then talk the matters over with other jurors during deliberations and make a decision about the case.

During the trial the Judge serves as the court’s presiding officer and has the final authority on the law. The lawyers act as advocates for their sides of the case and jurors are responsible for impartially evaluating the evidence presented and determining the facts under the law as the Judge instructs the jurors. These combined efforts make the American system of justice the best in the world.

It should be considered an honor to serve as a juror. Jurors gain firsthand knowledge of the workings of the judicial branch of government and preserves everyone’s right to a jury trial. Yet, jury service means rearranging schedules, canceling appointments and often times missing work. We appreciate the sacrifices necessary to be part of a jury and part of the American system of justice. Thank you.

If you would like more information about serving as a Missouri Juror, please go to Your Missouri Courts homepage at www.courts.mo.gov and click on the Juror Information quick link.

James K. Journey, Circuit Judge




Breaking News Update: Victim Found in Cass County Field Identified

CASS CO – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body of a male found in a farm field near E. 278th and State Route DD as Vincent J. Royal 36, of Independence, Missouri.

Investigators believe that Mr. Royal was an occupant in a vehicle that fled from deputies on April 4, 2017. The vehicle pursuit began around 1:00 am north of Peculiar on I-49. The driver lost control and crashed in the area at E. 275th and Hayden Bridge Rd outside of Harrisonville. 

The driver was immediately taken into custody at the scene. Several deputies and a K9 Unit searched the area for Mr. Royal however they did not locate him.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office is awaiting test results in 6-8 weeks and have not released a cause of death.










Phony 50 dollar bill in Eldorado Springs Missouri

Counterfeit money in Eldorado Springs 
Crime Alert. The El Dorado Springs Police Department has received a report of a counterfeit fifty dollar bill that was recently passed to a local business. 

The bill is marked as movie money. 

Business owners and citizens are encouraged to check their currency when receiving payment or change.





Bates County Community Blood Drive