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Monday, June 5, 2017

Obituary - Willis Everett Baker

Willis Everett Baker, age 92, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Willis was born March 16, 1925, in Pleasanton, the son of Willis and Sadie Baker.

He graduated from Pleasanton High School. Upon graduating from high school in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII and the Korean War, and was honorably discharged. 

He was an officer aboard the USS Grasp, a salvage diving ship. He attended Kansas University to graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering.

After the service he returned to Pleasanton. He married Francis Schmitz and worked in the family grocery business and cattle farm until his retirement.  Fran preceded him in death in 2016.

Willis was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, Linn County Museum, Rotary Club and other civic organizations.
Willis is survived by two sons, Stew and Philip.
There will be a memorial at 11 a.m. July 15, 2017, at Schneider Funeral Home in Pleasanton.

Friends and family may leave online condolences at

Updated Obituary - Jacqueline Claire "Jackie" Thompson

Jacqueline Claire "Jackie" Thompson 
Jacqueline Claire "Jackie" Thompson of Harrisonville, Missouri was born February 24, 1930 in Portales, New Mexico the daughter of Jackson Larimore and Frances Lorean (Draffern) Maxwell. She departed this life in Saturday, June 3, 2017 surrounded by love and family at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 10 days.

Jackie was employed as a secretary for several doctor's offices in San Antonio, Galveston and Fort Worth, Texas until her retirement. She enjoyed being with her family, sewing, quilting and crocheting. Jackie had lived in Weatherford, Texas before moving to Harrisonville in 2005.

Besides her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by her three brothers, Thomas, Larry and Dale Maxwell.

Jackie is survived by four daughters, Linda Brown (Bill), Austin, Texas, Nancy Mestemaker (David), Weatherford, Texas, Joannie Queen, Liberal, Kansas, Gilda Scott (John Dreher), Harrisonville, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Patriot Riders.

Local School Starts GoFundMe Campaign

St. Mary's School in Montrose
Montrose, Mo - June 5, 2017 - St. Mary’s School in Montrose, MO has started a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help support its small over hundred-year-old school. The school uses creative approaches to help itself. 

Older kids tutor younger kids and lead physical exercise in the school yard. The school only has four teachers for prekindergarten through eighth grade. Father Tom Hermes, the parish priest, serves as the principal, teacher and assists with food service to name just a few things. 

The school has no sports and no band. The parish holds fund raising events like its annual Labor Day Picnic meal and country store serving about 1,500 meals in one day to support the school. However, with the declining number of families in the rural farming community, it is hard to keep the school operational. 

The GoFundMe campaign is an innovative approach to help the school keep its private rural faith based education school open. Contact: Bill Roos Blue Springs, MO 816-210-1177

If you would like to help click here: 

Adrian, MO Boy Scout Troop 238 heading to camp

Adrian, MO Boy Scout Troop 238 departed for H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation Monday morning, June 5, 2017. The Troop is attending the first session of the camping season, and will return June 14.

Pictured left-right (back): Chris Sullins, Dale Dowse, Carson Elmer, Billie Reid, Landon Miner, Ike Whitaker, Marvin Porter.

(middle): Chris Archer, Thomas Amos, Ashby Bays, Seth Hogue, Robert Atchison, Toby Lindsay, Mason Reid, Derek Miner.

(front): Seth Ford, Parker Hill, Walker Watts, Lucas Whitaker, Dakota Porter.

Not pictured: Wyait Halliburton, Wayde Halliburton, Kevin Nelson, Richard Ford.

Last two concerts announced for 2017 Missouri State Fair

Last 2 concert announcements for the 2017 Missouri State Fair! Halestorm with Skylar Grey- Friday, Aug 11.

Southern Uprising Tour with Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws- Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Tickets on sale starting June 20 through Ticketmaster online or by phone. #pepsigrandstand #ComeHome2017

Butler Saddle Club 5K

Please come out and join us for the 5K June 17th 7:30 is start 6:30 its register if you haven't registered if you want to guarantee a t-shirt you need to register by this Thursday please call Susan numbers at the bottom of the flyer.

Wicked Pro Shop Grand Opening

Wicked Pro Shop will be having its grand opening Saturday June 17th. Stop by and check it out! 

There will be gun and ammo giveaways, door prizes, and more! Also 50$ to 100$ off select guns

Hope to see you here!! The address is 22932 E. 2200 Rd La Cygne KS 66040

3rd Annual Always Gannon's Gang 5K

Please help us us keep Gannon's dream alive by participating in the 3rd Annual Always Gannon's Gang 5K.

Money raised will help the children and their families battling pediatric cancers.

The 5k will be in Drexel Saturday, June 17th at 8 AM - 1 PM

Scam warning from the Bates County Sheriff's Office

We have recently been made aware of telemarketers or scammers calling people and the number shows up as a local number. 

When you answer you think you're getting a call from a neighbor or someone in our community but it's not. In today's world of internet and computer software programs a call can be made via an app or website. To get you to answer they randomly use a local number. 

The person that has the number that shows up on your called I'D has no idea a call was made because it doesn't come from their phone.

These calls are not traceable by law enforcement and we encourage you to NEVER give out personal information over the phone to anyone that has called you.

If you have any question please don't hesitate to call and talk with a deputy.

Sheriff Chad Anderson

Obituary - Dixie A. Counterman

Dixie A. Counterman, 69 of Butler, Missouri passed away June 2, 2017 at Medicalodges of Butler. 

Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in the Piano Room at Medicalodges of Butler, 103 E. Nursery Street, Butler, Missouri. Greg Mullinax officiating. 
Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Medicalodge Activity Fund. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Dixie is survived by two sons, Jimmy Beaber of Butler, MO, and William John Beaber, and two daughters, Crystal Beaber, and Billie Beaber.

Full obituary information will be published when it becomes available.

Obituary - Terry Wayne Caldwell

Terry Wayne Caldwell
Terry Wayne Caldwell, 66, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at his home. Terry was born May 1, 1951 in Nevada, MO to Elton Earl and Ellen (Short) Caldwell. 

On July 18, 1970, he was united in marriage to Paula Sue “Susie” (Adams) and she preceded him in death on November 2, 2013.

Terry attended Nevada Schools and graduated from Nevada High School in 1969. He received his civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1973. Terry and Susie worked side by side as owner/operators of T.E.K.E. Nuts and Chips, a vending snack food distributorship for 39 years. After selling the business he worked at 3M in Nevada until his retirement. 

Following his retirement Terry continued working part-time for Bond Seed Company in Nevada. He was a member of the BPO Elks #564 in Nevada, and the Studebaker Drivers Club. Terry enjoyed time and activities with his grandchildren, taking trips in his 59 Silver Hawk Studebaker, fishing, and playing cards.

Survivors include his companion Susan Burns of the home; three children, Marty Caldwell and wife Sandy of Nevada, Misty Shepherd of Diamond, MO, and Mendy Legleiter and husband Leon of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Kelsey Caldwell, Triston Shepherd, Tori Shepherd, Riley Legleiter, and Reese Legleiter; one brother, Earl Caldwell and his wife Joyce, Nevada; numerous nieces, nephews, and a “slew” of other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife Susie, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Kelly Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Chris Deines officiating. 

Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the BPO Elks #564, Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

New registered sex offender in Bates County

A sex offender was registered today who just moved to Bates County from Grandview, MO.  Bradley Allen Bartlett (DOB 9/3/1956) is currently registered at 919 E Walnut in Rich Hill, MO.  He was convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Acts in San Bernadino, CA in 1997.

Traffic stop leads to arrest in Butler

Ashley Alvarado 
On June 2, 2017 a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on 52 West in Butler. The passenger in the vehicle, Ashley Alvarado (DOB 10/16/93) had multiple warrants. 

The Deputy conducted a vehicle search and located a clear plastic baggie with a white substance inside it. 

The substance field tested positive for Methamphetamine. He also located another baggie that had what appeared to be marijuana inside it. The Deputy tested that baggie and got a positive test result for Marijuana. A pipe was also located.

Alvarado was transported to the Bates County Jail and booked in on the current warrants she had. Charges are pending out of Bates County for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Alvarado had 1 Bates County Warrant for Failure to Appear on Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond amount $1000.00 cash or surety.

She had 4 Warrants from City of Butler.

-Failure to Appear on Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond amount $250.00 cash or surety.

-Failure to Appear on Possession of Marijuana. Bond amount $250.00 cash or surety.

-Failure to Appear on Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond amount $250.00 cash or surety.

-Failure to Appear for Failure to Show Proof of Insurance. Bond amount $20.00 cash only.

Obituary - Jerry E. Isaacson

Jerry E. Isaacson
Jerry E. Isaacson, age 72, of Butler, passed away Friday, June 2nd in Butler.

Funeral Services and Military Rites will be held Tuedsay, June 6th at 10:00 am at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill.

Wake will be held Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm

Jerry is survived by his wife, Diane Isaacson of the home in Butler. Daughter; Tanya Derry and husband Elmer of Butler. 

Son; Jerrell Isaacson and wife Rebecca of Texas. Sister; Janet Rankin and husband Jim of Foster. Brother; Dale Isaacson of Oklahoma.

Roadwork in Harrisonville

MoDot has scheduled the following street closures in Harrisonville over the next two weeks as work continues on the 291 project through town. 

Each one will last only one week and everything will be re-open by June 19.

06 June 2017 – Close Waters Road and Delmar Street at MO-291.

12 June 2017 – Reopen Waters Road and Delmar Street. Close Crestwood Drive at MO-291.

19 June 2017 – Reopen Crestwood Drive.

It's always a good idea to avoid construction zones if at all possible, but if not, then please slow down and drive carefully when in the area.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 5/29-6/4-2017


Theft report 300 block of W Pine
Theft report 500 block of S Orange
Shoplifter call Wal-Mart
Warrant service W-52


Disturbance Mill and Orange
Harassment report
Theft report Fran Apts
Animal complaint 300 block of W Harrison
Warrant service Thorco


Walk in theft report
Assault report S Park
Medical assist N Orange
Alarm 100 block of N Main
Prowler 700 block of N Havanna
911 hang up 200 block of N Orange


Disturbance Harrison and Water
Animal complaint N Sunset
Accident Conoco
Animal complaint Longsinger
Alarm Max Motors
Disturbance W Harrison

Vandalism report 200 block of N Main
Well being check S Park
Animal complaint 200 block of S Fulton


Medical assist 200 block of E Chestnut
Warrant service Prospect and Dakota
Well being check 300 block of W Ohio
Alarm King Cash Savers
Keep the peace
Possible prowler Osage Drive


C and I driver W Ft Scott
Well being check Super 8
Theft report 100 block of West St
Animal complaint 500 block of W Vine
Well being check E Nursery
Warrant service Fulton and Missouri

From the Adrian Chamber of Commerce

Join us today at 11:45 for our chamber of commerce meeting at Wimfield's on Main Street. 

June is national dairy month so our guest speaker today will be a dairy farmer, Mike Moreland.

Mark your calendars for next month! Our July meeting will be held Monday July 10th out at Frontier Village as we enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by Poplar Heights.

Harrisonville Wildcat Baseball News

Brandon Eickhorst, Joe Snooks and Keegan Hix
The Wildcat baseball team will have three representatives in the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Senior All Star Series in the Class 4 game. 

Brandon Eickhorst, Joe Snooks and Keegan Hix were selected by baseball coaches from across the state.

They will be playing on the Blue (West) team vs. the Red (East) team. The four games in the series will be played at US Ballpark in Ozark, Mo. The Class 4 game will start at 4:00 p.m. on June 10.

All American Party at Union Restaurant and Public House

Light up to live tour 2017

What: Great Rock Concert to raise money for Wounded Vets. This movement saves lives!


When: Friday, July 14th 7:00pm

Where: UNION RESTAURANT, outdoor on the the Square. 

Ticket price: $15. Tickets can be purchased at or at the gate.
All Veterans get free admission. Please RSVP at website. 

Beer Garden will be located in front of Union Restaurant and full bar will be inside of the Union Restaurant. 

Feel free to bring your own chair to sit back, drink a good drink, and enjoy the movie premier, then our opening Country Acoustic act. Following will be our Headliner, the powerful Rock band, JC ALLSTARS!!! The runway show will start during the headliner, JC ALLSTARS. 

This is what JC ALLSTARS Runway Rock Show looks like.

Dry Weather Returns

Keep an eye out for patchy dense fog reducing visibility to under one mile during the early morning commute. Otherwise, dry weather is here to stay for at least a few days.

Texas man arrested in Vernon County

On 6/4/17 around 12:10am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County arrested 44 year old Antwain L. Tinsley of Spring, Texas.

Mr. Tinsley was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated.

He was booked into the Vernon County Jail in Nevada, Missouri and is currently listed as bondable.

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