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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Semi truck accident in Vernon County

On 4/26/17 around 2:20pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle semi truck accident on Southbound I-49 around 3 miles North of Nevada, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 Freightliner driven by 60 year old Jeffrey L. Trego of  Roxbury, Kansas failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturning.

Mr. Trego sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Joplin for treatment.

The truck was totaled and towed from the scene by Garwood's Wrecker of Nevada, Missouri.

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Obituary - Troy Dale Beerbower

Troy Dale Beerbower
Troy Dale Beerbower, age 54, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott. He was born April 24, 1962, in Ft. Scott, the son of Lowell William Beerbower and Donna Kay Lawson Beerbower. He attend Ft. Scott High School and graduated from Pittsburg State University. 

He married Kim Felt in May of 1989. Troy owned and operated his own company which specialized in restoration, masonry, roofing as well as other construction related projects. He enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. He also liked playing softball and basketball as well as cards. He was a member of the Faith Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly and grandson Brian Stumfoll of the home; three children, Derek Stumfoll and wife, Samantha, and daughters Amanda Larsen, all of Ft. Scott, and Kandyce Cox and husband, Blake, of Uniontown, Kansas; eleven additional grandchildren, Bailey, Blakely, Catherine, Christian, Lyrics, Braxtyn, Daetyn, McKennon, Peighton, Kamden and Gabriel. Also surviving are four brothers, David Beerbower and wife, Donna Jo, of Ft. Scott, Allen Beerbower and wife, Kim, of Redfield, Kansas, Gary Beerbower, and L. W. Beerbower and wife, Julie, also of Ft. Scott and a sister, Rhonda Tinkey and husband, Preston, of Ft. Scot as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Pastor Matthew Hunt will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 28th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Marmaton Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Troy Beerbower Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Public Auction in Parker Kansas

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21590 Campbell Road
Parker, Kansas
As I am selling my farm the following will be offered at Public Auction located from Parker, KS go 1 mile west on blacktop 2100 Rd. then north 1 mile on Devon Rd. then 1 mile west on 2200 Rd to Campbell rd. then south ¾ mile. Watch for signs. Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sale time 10:00 AM

Kubota L2550 four wheel drive diesel tractor with only 2,264 hrs., 3 pt., PTO, roll bar with Kubota BF 400G front loader with 5 ft. bucket, shedded; Also 5’ belly mower to be sold with tractor (This is a RC 60-25)
Kubota G 1800 Hst Kubota diesel mower with 4 wheel steering and 48” cut.
3 pt. post hole digger; 3 pt. 2 bottom plow; 6’-3 pt. blade; Like new 3 pt. 500 lb. PTO driven seeder.
16’ pull type tandem axle flatbed trailer with railing and ramps.
Winpower Powr-Pak 120/240 V gas portable generator on cart.
Ingersol 1000 Hi haul lawn dump cart; 25 gallon 12V sprayer; Hand sprayers; Vector XL/C push weed trimmer; 3.5 hp front tine tiller; Stihl 025 and Poulan farm hand chain saws; Tomahawk chipper/shredder (Gas powered); Stihl FS 55 R gas weed trimmer; Gas cans; Keller fiberglass 10 ft. ladder; Aluminum extension ladder; Garden hand tools incldg. Spades, shovels, hoes, rakes, ax’s, picks, and more;Garden hose; Mulch, peat, Lava rock and concrete mix in bags; Hand pruners; Metal patio furniture; Propane grill and more.
5 hp., 20 gal. Pro 4000 portable air compressor; Craftsman radial arm saw; Bench grinder; Delta 10” compound miter saw; Lots of hand tools including electric and cordless drills; Saber saw and circular saws; Craftsman shop vacs; Workmate; 5’ shop table; Metal shelving; Hand saws; New Jack stands; Portable tool cabinet; Log chains & boomers; Tool boxes; Sockets; Skil battery powered tool set; Schumaker speed charger; Grease guns; Hammers; Wrenches; Drill bits; Vice; Battery cables; Fence pliers; Maul; Makita palm sander and more.
School chairs; Horse collar and hames; “Nice” crosscut saw; Washboard; Curved glass combo secretary bookcase (needs restored); Wheeler and Wilson treadle sewing machine; Primitive cabinet; Pitcher and basin; Pressed glass; Crock bowls; Hull and Royal Copely vases; Cast iron skillet; Guardian ware and enamel ware; A&W root beer mug; Cookie jar; Refrigerator dish; Spool leg hall table; Cast iron kettle; Jadeite; Pretzel tin; US Army pouches; Philco wood case radio; Oak lamp stand; Children’s china; Geisha doll; Oriental prints; Mantle clock and more.
Framed photo of goose with pictures of flight crew incldg. their autographs incldg. Howard Hughes also B-17 flying fortress photo with crew autographs.
13’X9” like new tent (sleeps 6 in 2 rooms); Folding chair; Trolling motor; 2 canoe oars; Coleman lanterns; Reels and fly reels including Penn and Shakespeare; Coolers; Binoculars and more.
Corel Ware; Tupperware; Cook books; Cutlery; Small kitchen; Glassware; Stemware; Mugs, tumblers, dinnerware, place settings.
Regulator clock; Beautiful dining table with leaves and 6 chairs and matching buffet; Beautiful area rugs; twin bed; Beautiful poster bed (full size); 8 drawer chest of drawers; Nice southwest style divan chair and Ottoman; TV stand and book cases; Southwest prints; Jenny Lind queen bed, night stand and chest of drawers, all matching and made of oak; Several lamp stands; Swivel rockers; Oak 4’ book case and more.
Extra nice Brunswick Billiards Pool Table and several Q’s.
Nice offering of towels and some bedding.
Black portable Singer (AK868367) in case.
Frigidaire upright freezer; Kenmore refrigerator; Whirlpool washer and matching elect. Dryer; 42” LG flat screen TV.
Protector Combo Fire Safe, model 1060 by Sico; Stainless sink; Canning jars; Sony stereo system; Computer monitors; Sport craft treadmill; Computer desk & office chair; Several books; Black and Decker storm station; Quilting frame and more.
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is a very clean auction of quality everything!

Butler FFA Chapter hog roast and silent auction

The Butler FFA Chapter is hosting a hog roast and silent auction next Saturday, May 6th. 

The hog roast will be held in the O’Reilly Auto Parts, parking lot in Butler.

Meals will be $7.00 per adult and children under the age of 10 will eat for $5.00 per child. 

The Butler FFA will be serving from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm.

Obituary - John Wayne DeVan

John Wayne DeVan, 86, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his home in Lansing, KS. John was born March 18, 1931 in Mobile, AL to Wilbur and Marguerite Wagner DeVan. On September 8, 1956 John was married in Omaha, NE to Nancy Jane Hagerman and she preceded him in death on November 9, 2013.

John was raised in Alabama and graduated high school in New York. John attended John’s Hopkins University and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha. Following college John enlisted in the United States Army serving almost three years until being honorably discharged in 1956. John worked for International Harvester in Grand Island, NE, A.O. Smith in Milwaukee, WI and in 1972 came to Nevada where he worked for 11 years for K.W. Harvestore. John and Nancy then lived in Omaha, NE, for a number of years beforel retiring to Bentonville, AR in 2001.

Survivors include three children, Julie Kibble and her husband Steve, Ft Scott, KS, Ken DeVan and his wife Cindy, Leavenworth, KS, Allison Ferry and her husband David, Nevada, MO; ten grandchildren, Kelli Mintz and her husband Ryan, Kristin Clark, Drew Clark and his wife Erica, Jessica DeVan, Megan Devan and her husband Casey Hall, Joseph Ferry, Patrick Ferry, Lindley Ferry, Lindsay Hoskinson, and Leslie May; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Ann LaMorte, Cleveland, TN; one brother, Robert DeVan, Mason GA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Nancy he was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Louis DeVan.

Committal services with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Memorials are suggested to American Red Cross in c/o Ferry Funeral Home

Wednesday Night Chicken Special!

Wednesday Night Chicken Special!
Starts at 4:30, until we run out!

1/2 (4pc) all WHITE (2 Breasts, and 2 wings), with choice of 1 side and a large drink $7.75!

Chicken Larry's Restaraunt located at 12 S. Orange

Please help the Butler High School Band

Job Opening in St. Clair County

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for dispatchers and corrections officers. Requirements include basic computer skills, a high school diploma, a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, phone, capable of working under pressure, and able to multitask. 

Benefits include paid holidays, sick leave and vacation time, Health insurance is available. Applications can be picked up at 360 Chestnut, Osceola, Mo.

From Hon Heating and Cooling in Harrisonville

Obituary - Lisa Marie Louthan

Lisa Marie Louthan
Lisa Marie Louthan, 25, entered into eternal peace April 20, 2017 in Amoret, Missouri. A celebration of life for family and friends will be 2:00 PM Sunday, April 30th at the home of her father, Robert Louthan: 608 W. Nursery St., Butler, Missouri, 64730. 

Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, and messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Lisa was born September 15, 1991 and was the daughter of Robert Louthan. Lisa had four brothers and five sisters. She was also a mother of two beautiful little girls.

Lisa grew up in Sanmarcos, California, then ventured out with her family to Archie, Missouri. She graduated from Archie High School.

Lisa was a bubbly child who loved to have fun and always laughed. She became a funny, smart woman who had a very kind and gentle soul.

Lisa got to find a strong love with her partner/fiancé Ashley Shiann and enjoyed their life together. Lisa touched us all throughout her short, yet memorable life. She had a big beautiful smile, and an even bigger heart.

“We were all blessed to have had our time with her here on earth, and now we are giving her back to you Lord until we meet again! May the angels wrap you lovingly in their wings.”


What a great thing to do!

Obituary - Vickey Anna Boyle

Vickey Anna Boyle, 64, Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Nevada.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Mid America Live News will update when a full obituary is made available to us from the Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, Missouri.

Theft from Verizon Wireless Store in Butler

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Butler Police Department is seeking help from the public with the identification of a subject who stole two cellular phones from the Verizon Wireless store in Butler.

On 04-25-17, a black male approximately 5'08" - 6' ft tall, 23-30 yrs old, moustache and chin hair wearing black pants, white tennis shoes, grey pull over long sleeved hoodie with a multicolored design across the chest walked into the Verizon Wireless store at 1009 W. Fort Scott St. in Butler. 

Subject engaged the store clerks in conversation and asked to see a couple of phones. Subject looked at phones and a few display phones and when clerk went to take phone to backroom, subject walked out of the store with two cellular phones valued at over $1000.00.

If you can possibly identify the subject in the photo's, please contact Sgt. Frost, Officer Schaller or the Butler Police Department at (660)679-6131. Thank you for your assistance.

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If you travel V highway south of Virginia...

If you regularly cross Marvel Bridge south of Virginia, you might plan an alternate route for a few days. May 2nd, 3rd and 4th the bridge will be closed 7 am to 5 pm for surface repair.

Plan accordingly- a detour will be the long way around.

Breaking track records in Adrian

Lauren Shipley broke two school records at the Knob Noster meet on April 25. High Jump 5'3.25" and 800 M Run 2:24.12. Congratulations Lauren.

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Nevada Police Department seeking public assistance

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The Nevada Police Department are attempting to identify the individual shown in the following photos in regards to a theft investigation. 

If you have any information on the photos shown below please contact Detective Sergeant Joshua Westerhold at 417-448-5134.


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Creighton man killed in Independence crash

On Saturday 4/22/17 Ronnie E. Faulkner Jr. of Creighton, Missouri was killed in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. 40 and Interstate 470 in Independence, Missouri.

Police say the accident occurred when a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling south on Interstate 470 lost control and left the road. The truck went down an embankment onto U.S. 40 and struck two vehicles.

Mr. Faulkner was pronounced dead at the scene and a investigation is still pending at this time. Mid America Live News will update when and if more information becomes available to us.

View the Obituary for Mr. Faulkner using the link below:

Adrian man honored for outstanding volunteer service

Adrian resident Jerry Bearce (second from left) was recently honored for his ongoing dedication through volunteer work. Jerry regularly volunteers at nursing homes, the Adrian fire department and several other organizations in the area. The Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award is intended to promote and highlight the positive accomplishments Missouri’s senior citizens provide their local communities. To qualify for the award, individuals must be at least 60 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 25 hours per year; those who know Jerry can attest that his time spent helping others goes way beyond that.

Read more about the service award program here

Anyone need a job?

The United States Postal Service is taking applications for a PMR (Postmaster Relief) position for the Amoret Post Office. 

They will accept online application only thru April 30th. This is a Part-Time position ONLY? Please apply at 

If you have questions you may call the Amoret Post Office between 1 and 3PM daily or call the Butler Post Office at 660-679-3921. Thank you

Updated Obituary - Verna Mills

Verna Mills
Verna Mills 72 of Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Monday, April 24, 2017 at her home in Garden City surrounded by love and family.

Verna is survived by her husband Leonard L. Mills of the home; her son, Jeff Mills and his wife Gayla of Peculiar, Missouri; four daughters, Brenda L. Mills of Creighton, Missouri, Tina Walton and her husband Brian of Garden City, Missouri, Chrystal Kimbrough and her husband Kendal of Garden City, Missouri, and Johnna Mueller and her husband Lance of Creighton, Missouri; three sisters, Bonnie Siebrecht of Aberdeen, South Dakota, June Withers of Marshfield, Missouri, and Linda I. Guess of Garden City, Missouri; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to Serenity Hospice.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

Wet Weather persists...

A cold front sweeping through the region last night will allow cool wet conditions to persist through today, with cool enough temperatures settling across the region late tonight and early Thursday morning to allow patchy frost to develop across parts of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri; generally in areas north and west of I-35. Temperatures will try to climb back up for Thursday and Friday, but more rain is expect late Thursday night into Friday morning, which will allow for a broad spread in temperatures from north to south. Areas near the Iowa border may struggle to get out of the 50s both Thursday and Friday, while central Missouri will likely have temperatures bound back to around 70 by Friday before cooler temperatures and more rain chances spread across the region for the weekend.

Update: Two from Kansas City injured in Bates County crash

On 4/25/17 around 9:29pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with the Adrian Fire Department, Bates County Sheriff's Office and Bates County EMS all responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 18 Highway around .8 miles east of Route KK.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2005 Ford F-150 driven by 64 year old Roosevelt Watson of Kansas City, Missouri swerved to avoid cattle in the roadway causing the vehicle to travel off the southside of the roadway, striking a fence and overturning.

Mr. Watson along with a passenger in his vehicle 87 year old Carl D. Stennis of Kansas City, Missouri both sustained minor injuries in this accident and both were transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The vehicle receieved extensive damages and was towed from the scene by Adrian Tow.

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