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Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 Friends of the Fair for Bates County

Harrisonville Rodeo is right around the corner!

Multiple vehicle accident just South of Butler

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The Butler Fire Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are on scene of a multiple vehicle accident in the Southbound Lanes of I-49 just before the 52 East Appleton City Exit.

Minor injuries are reported in this crash and Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.

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Officers Stop Vehicle and Discover Driver Has Multiple Warrants

At about 5:30 this evening Officers of the Garden City Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of Date street driven by a 39 year old woman from Garden City. 

A records check of the driver revealed her driver's license was revoked and the woman had seven warrants for her arrest from other jurisdictions. The woman was arrested and transported to the Cass County Jail. 

She was charged in Garden City Municipal Court for driving while revoked and operating a motor vehicle no insurance.

Structure Fire In Archie

The Central Cass Fire Department along with the Archie Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire at The Fishing Dock located at 101 SW Outer Road in Archie at this time.

The fire was put out and was said to be in the kitchen above the grill in the grease filters.

We have been informed that the Fishing Dock will be closed for the remainder of the evening. Hopefully they will reopen tomorrow!

From the Harrisonville Police Department

Hey Jude....or rather Hey June. It's summer folks and you know what that means. More time at the pool, more sunburns (well...if the weather cooperates soon that is), and more kids out playing. 

So please remember a couple things over the next couple months.

1 - Kids will be out playing, so watch your speed and pay attention to the road. Just because there's no crosswalk doesn't mean that kids won't try to cross there.

2 - Be safety conscious about your home. Don't broadcast to the public that you won't be there and make sure when you're out to keep your house locked up. As a reminder, the Harrisonville PD does vacation home checks. The form can be picked up at the PD or you can call it in to Dispatch at 816-380-8940. (Also, if you go somewhere fun we love souvenirs!)

3 - Remember to drink plenty of water and take breaks in warm weather. No need to get a dose of heat-stroke with your summer fun!

The Harrisonville PD will be here to help, and we leave you with some music to hopefully brighten your day since we got it stuck in our head while writing this post.

2017 Wings Over Whiteman Airshow

The Wings Over Whiteman airshow returns this year with a lineup spanning over SEVEN DECADES of American airpower!
We're excited to share with you the full line-up.
Performing with Static Display:

US Army Golden Knights
F-16 Viper Demo Team
B-2 Stealth Bomber
Trojan Horsemen Flight Demonstration Team
A-10 CSAR Demo, 442d Fighter Wing
Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team
CAF Gulf Coast Wing's B-17 Texas Raiders
Julie Clark, T-34
Tora 101
Kent Pietsch, Kent Pietsch Airshows
A-26 "Lady Liberty"
P-51 Gunfighter
P-40 Warhawk
KC Flight Formation Team -
Commemorative Air Force B-25 Devil Dog
Shetterly Squadron, SNJ-6
Younkin Airshow, BE-18

Static Only:
"Doc" B-29 Superfortress
B-1 Lancer
B-52 Stratofortress
C-17 Globemaster III
KC-135 Stratotanker
T-38 Talon Whiteman Air Force Base
T-1 Jayhawk
Army Blackhawks, 1-135th Assault Helicopter Battalion
A-7 Cockpit
F-15E "Cain"
F-16 x2!
T-6 II Texan
The "Stearman" Boeing Model 75 many ground show events and attractions!

The gates open at 9 a.m. and the first act will begin around 11 a.m. The last act should conclude flying around 5 p.m. in the evening.

Spectators may enter through the North/Knob Noster/Arnold Gate, or the South/LeMay Gate. The Spirit/Main Gate will ONLY be available to individuals with current military ID cards.

Frequently asked questions:
**Are Saturday and Sunday the same show?
There will be minor differences, but the majority of the show will be similar.
**Who is performing when? Will there be a schedule?

We will not release a schedule. Here's an example of why:
Your favorite performer is slotted for 2 p.m. You plan to get to the air show at 1 p.m. Alas, two acts scheduled to perform prior have mechanical issues and now they've been bumped up and your favorite performer has been bumped back... to noon. You arrive at 1 p.m., having missed them.

We definitely don't want this to happen to you, and with so many moving parts (puns!), our schedule must allow for a vast amount of flexibility; to release a schedule would surely work against your plans.

**What kind of ID do I need to bring?
None, this is an open house event. However, safety and security are our top priority, so we reserve the right to change this at any time; follow our page for the latest updates. Understand that ALL hand-carried items are subject to search, for your protection.

**How much are tickets?
This event is FREE!
**How much is parking?
Did we mention this event is FREE!

**Will there be handicapped parking?
Yes. Additionally, there will be shuttles from the parking area to the show area.

**Are you providing shuttles from Warrnesburg to the show?

**What does the ground show entail?
More static displays of smaller and older aircraft, cars, vendors, and more!

**What can I bring?
To ensure our top priority of safety and security, this question has a lengthy answer. Please heed the following carefully:
- Knives, explosives, weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden.
- Firearms, stun-guns, mace and/or OC spray, and ammunition are also forbidden. Law-enforcement officers may carry if on official duty.

*Additionally, the following items will not be allowed in the spectator area:
- Backpacks, gym bags, camel packs.
- Coolers, glass bottles, alcoholic beverages.
- Non-prescription medication, illegal drugs, any drug-related paraphernalia.
- Walkie-talkies, GPS units.
- Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades/skates, scooters.
- Pets.
- Canopy and pop-up tents.

**What can I bring inside the spectator area?
- Folding lawn chairs
- Strollers and pull-along wagons
- Purses and fanny packs (medium or smaller in size)
- Medical, diaper, and camera bags (medium or smaller in size)
- Clear beverages in clear, see-through containers
- Cameras, camcorders, cell phones
- Wheelchairs
- Radio Scanners
Above all else, please remember SAFETY FIRST!
Bring sunscreen, drink lots of water, and be careful driving to and from the air show.

Obituary - Scot Lesmeister

Scot Lesmeister
Mass of Christian Burial for Scot Lesmeister will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father John Bolderson officiating. Cremation following services. 

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Contributions to Antique Tractor Association. Online condolences,

Scot Edward Lesmeister, age 46 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Malta Bend, Missouri. He was born May 19, 1971 to Harold Edward and Beth Baugh Lesmeister in Wells Point, Texas.

Scot is survived by his wife Jennifer Lesmeister of Butler, Missouri; two children, Karson Scot Lesmeister and Gracee Mae Lesmeister, both of the home; his father, Harold Lesmeister and wife Karen of Butler, Missouri; his mother, Beth Baugh of Horton, Kansas; mother-in-law, Wanda Griffith of Butler, Missouri; two brothers, Keith Lesmeister and wife Esther of Little Falls, New York and Jason Greer and siginificant other Stella of Louisburg, Kansas; three sisters, Casey Lesmeister of Horton, Kansas, Amy Ketcher and husband Scott of Adrian, Missouri and Lindsey Lesmeister and friend Katherine Botha of Elko, Nevada; brother-in-law, Jeff Griffith and wife Kathy of Adrian, Missouri; many nephews and nieces, Devyn, Tyler, Sam, Maverick, Skylar, Audrey, Kennidie, Emelia, Abigayle, Isabelle, Lydia, Matt, Zack, Lyla and Gabriel. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill Baugh, Jeanette Rose, Clem and Theresa Lesmeister; uncle Donald Lesmeister and father-in-law, Ed Griffith.

Free BBQ in Drexel

BCMH Auxiliary Makes $21,000 Donation to Bates County Memorial Hospital

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The BCMH Auxiliary donated $21,000.00 to the hospital to purchase exercise equipment for the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Departments.

The funds also will be used to update televisions in the patient rooms, patient recliners and wheelchairs, and to purchase a special instrument called a Tonometer to assess trauma to the eye for the Emergency Services Department. 

Proceeds from a variety of fundraisers held throughout the year, as well as Gift Shop sales, help to fund their donations. 

The hospital thanks our volunteers for their generous donation. Our volunteers are individuals who think of others first and freely give of their time to help make BCMH such a wonderful hospital. 

You can support the BCMH Auxiliary by joining and volunteering at the hospital. 

Call 660-200-7044, or pick up a Volunteer application at the hospital Information Desk in the front lobby.

Obituary - Robert Leland Honn

Robert Leland Honn
Robert Leland Honn, age 83 years, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at his home in Kansas City, Kansas.  

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri.  Funeral services ill be 10:30 am Friday, June 2, 2017 also at the Chapel.  

Interment will follow in Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Clinton American Legion Post 14 and may be left in care of the funeral home.  Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Robert was born August 25, 1933 in Henry County, Missouri the son of Gustavus and Mary Elizabeth (Demarie) Honn.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Robert drilled wells and did pump work as his vocation.  He was a proud lifelong member of Clinton Legion Post 14.  Some of his favorite pastimes included square dancing, gardening, making wine, and spending time with his family and friends.  Robert was a sports fanatic and enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, including area high school sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers; Bud, Albert and Henry, and a sister, Margaret Gregory.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly, of the home, 4 children; Robert Honn (Rita) of Clinton, Missouri, Theresa Tillery (Todd) of Kansas City, Kansas, Peggy Bay of Sullivan, Missouri, and Teresa Ryan (Mike) of Grandview, Missouri, 9 grandchildren; Aaron Tillery, Jessie Tillery, Hannah Tillery, Megan Tillery, Laura Christie, Robert A. Honn, Olivia Honn, Emma Honn and Amy Bay, 6 great-grandchildren; Gabriel Tillery, Fiona Tillery, Gaia Christie, Sophia Honn, Jamie Honn and Kristi Pope, a brother, Pete Honn of Independence, Missouri, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.

Weather Update 12:25pm

The 80s are here to kick off meteorological summer, and we may even make a run at our first 90 degree day in Kansas City on Sunday!

Thursday Night Pool League forming Now

Thursday Night Pool League forming Now. Sign Up at the Fishing Dock tonight 7PM. $12 Bucket Special starts at 6pm

Job Opening In Appleton City

Looking for Home Care Aides for a part-time position in Appleton City. No Nights No Weekends. 

Call Kelly Knepp @ 888-569-9936 or stop by West Central Mo CAA and fill out an application. EOE

Appleton City Purple Heart City presentation

Obituary - Judy Ann French

Judy Ann French, 72, Harrisonville, MO, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. Services are pending.

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

May Teacher of the month

Mrs. Pam Craft was our Butler Early Childhood MAY teacher of the month! She was able to purchase supplies and activities for her speech/language room! - Photo courtesy of Heather Diehl Farmers Insurance

From the Adrian School District

We just wanted to let you know that 2017 MAP assessment scores for individual students are now available at the High School office. You can pick up your student’s scores between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 9. 

The office will be closed each day during lunch from 12:00-1:00. The test scores which are available include:

MAP scores for students in grades 3-8 for English Language Arts and Math MAP scores for students in grades 5 and 8 for Science

Please go to the high school entrance to pick up your student’s scores. If you do not pick them up by June 9th, the scores will be available for pick up on Meet the Teacher Night on August 17th.

Please review these scores and if you have any questions, please contact your student’s school.

Thank you,
Jeanette Baker
District Test Coordinator

Thank your local trash man

A anonymous person sent Mid America Live a email this morning wanting to say Thank You to our local trash men here in Butler. 

The Bates County Disposal guys as well as On Time Disposal LLC and Countywide Disposal are always picking up the trash in any weather, they are always on time, and they even pick up on holidays. 

June 17th is National Garbage Man Day so we would like to take a moment to appreciate the men and women who make our world a little cleaner and greener!

Butler Music closing in 10 days

Butler Music is closing its retail store in ten days!!! Yes ten days!!! Stuff is clearing out rapidly but we still have some stuff left. We still have a nice selection of hard shell cases available.

Electric, acoustic, fitted, square style, ukulele, violin, and mandolin. This stuff has to be gone before the move. 

We still have shelving and some displays left. We still have instruments left but our retail inventory is slimming out so get in here fast before its gone!!! 103 West Dakota Street Butler, MO. 660-679-3500

From the Kansas State Game Warden's Service

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Yesterday Miami County Kansas Game Warden Jaron Cox responded to an emergency call at Miami State Fishing Lake.

A strong storm with high winds and golf ball size hail had moved through and a subject who was camping there was left without shelter when his tent was destroyed.

Warden Cox had to drive around downed trees and through flooded areas to reach the subject and his service dog.

Fortunately, the man and his dog were ok with only minor injuries. Great work Warden Cox for taking care of our citizens! 

#KsGameWardens #PublicSafety #WeWorkForYou

Clinton woman arrested for Parole Violation

Jessica D. Hernandez 
On 5/31/17 around 11:00pm the Clinton Police Department arrested 36 year old Jessica D. Hernandez of Clinton, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony Parole Violation.

Jessica D. Hernandez was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on no bond.

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Public Service Announcement from Oak Hill Cemetery

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Mid America Live News spoke with the crew of the Oak Hill Cemetery this morning and they would like to let the public know that due to the heavy rains and winds the past couple of days several of the Memorial Day Decorations have been misplaced and blown around the cemetery.

The crew understand that decorations can be very expensive and they would like to give you a couple days to come out and clean up the mess around your loved ones grave.

Please share this with your friends and lets help clean up Oak Hill! 

Let the clean up begin!

City of Butler Crews working to clean up the storm damage
City of Butler crews are currently working to get the storm damage clean up at this time.

Crews are removing the downed tree's on Orange Street at this time.

Please expect small traffic delays as the clean up begins. 

Belton woman injured in Clay County Crash

On 6/1/17 around 5:20am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Clay County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 92 Highway just east of Mt. Olivet Road in rural Clay County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Kia driven by 58 year old Roxanne I. Scott of Belton, Missouri ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a road sign.

Roxanne I. Scott sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital for treatment.

The received moderate damage and it was towed from the scene by GT TOW.

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Butler Senior Center Dirty Bingo

The Butler Senior Center will be hosting a Dirty Bingo with Board on June 6th at 6 p.m. There will be taco salads available, and the fee is $5.

Storms ending Thursday afternoon

It'll be a wet commute this morning, but dry conditions will return for the drive home this afternoon. Small hail and locally gusty winds are possible this morning, mainly north of I-70.

Clinton man arrested in Garden City

About 7:00 last night Officers of the Garden City Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Main street with no license plates driven by a 32 year old man from Clinton, Missouri. 

A records check of the driver revealed multiple warrants for the man's arrest. 

The driver was arrested and transported to the Cass County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Johnson's tow.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.