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Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Holden woman injured in Cass County Crash

On 7/8/17 around 5:42pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 2 Highway just West of Route K in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2010 Ford Fusion driven by 30 year old Angelina R. Swofford of Holden, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a highway sign and concrete culvert before coming to rest.

Angelina R. Swofford sustained moderate injuries in this accident she was transported by ambulance to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Miller's Tow of Harrisonville, Missouri.

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From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

The suspect from today's robbery attempt and stabbing in Adrian earlier is now in custody. 

We would like to thank all that called in tips to assist in this case. 

It is a blessing that our victim will make a full recovery and will be released from the hospital today.

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Odor investigation in Butler

 Reports of an unusual odor has prompted a temporary evacuation at the Butler McDonalds on west 52. At this time the Butler fire chief has been dispatched to determine the source.

There appears to be no emminate danger; the culprit may be a faulty CO2 connection.

Mid America Live will provide updates as they become available.

From the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Looking for something to do tonight?

The Outtakes playing tonight at the Fishing Dock. Show starts at 9pm. 

Come early for dinner and stay for a awesome band.

The Fishing Dock is located at 101 SW Outer Rd, Archie, MO

25 year old Kansas man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks

On 7/8/17 around 8:45am the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Mid County Fire Protection Dive Team found the body of 25 year old Connor W. Mohr of Overland Park, Kansas.

Mr. Mohr had been fishing from a dock and was reported missing when he did not return.

After a brief search the subject was located in the water near the dock. He was pronounced dead at 11:53am by Morgan County Coroner Dr Maynard Jones.

Courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol 

Obituary - Edna Rhe Nelson

Edna Rhe Nelson, mother of Jeannette Hill passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri.

Visitation will be held at Sweet Springs Funeral Home in Sweet Springs, MO on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Sweet Springs Funeral Home in Sweet Springs, MO on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs, MO

The address for Sweet Springs Funeral Home is 204 Ruby Street, Sweet Springs, MO 65351. Telephone is 660-335-4222.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Sweet Springs or the Sweet Springs Library. Donations may be left at Hill and Son Funeral Home if you wish to do so.

A register book will be available to sign at Hill and Son Funeral Home for those that can not make the visitation or service. 

Edna Rhe Nelson, 96, the only daughter of William Edward and Edna Christ (Sartor) Wylie, passed away peacefully at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri, on July 7, 2017. Born June 10, 1921, Edna Rhe was a lifelong member of the Sweet Springs community, spending her formative years there, and graduating from Sweet Springs High School in 1939. She then attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as minoring in music. Following the completion of her education Edna Rhe took an elementary teaching position at the Normandy school district and remained there for two years until marrying her husband of 59 years, Frank Nelson. To this union three children were born: David, Lynnette and Jeannette. Edna Rhe also taught first grade at Sweet Springs Elementary School until her husband returned home from the war. They spent the rest of their lives in Sweet Springs together until Frank’s death in 2004.

Throughout her life Edna Rhe devoted herself to the Presbyterian Church in Sweet Springs, Missouri where she was baptized by her grandfather, the Rev. J. E. Wylie, at age nine. Apart from playing the church organ for more than 50 years, she also taught Sunday School, led prayer groups, and lived as an exemplar of the Christian life. As a mother and grandmother she inculcated into her family Christian values as well as a forthright morality and a desire for the common good. Dedicating her life to the betterment of her family and community, she served in leadership positions on the library board, garden club, and in the school system, while enriching young people’s lives by teaching piano lessons in her small rural community for many years. Beyond this service, Edna Rhe loved all kinds of music, watching wildlife and bird watching. She was a very accomplished organist and pianist, accompanying her high school and college music ensembles and Jeannette’s through many years. She was fancied as the resident expert on ornithology among friends and family. Moreover, she enjoyed reading sacred scripture, devotional literature, Amish novels, but dearest to her heart were detective mysteries, which form the bulk of her personal library. Along with reading, an unyielding passion for needlepoint of all kinds adorns her family’s homes, as well as scores of unfortunate children across the globe who are kept warm by the gifts of her hands. In total she made and gave away, through various Christian philanthropic organizations, more than 100 sweaters and countless numbers of scarves. In her later years, Lynnette and Joe moved into her home where she’d lived most of her married life, and becoming caregivers which allowed her to remain in that home. David and Peggy were always close by to support and help. Edna Rhe was fiercely dedicated to her family and their accomplishments, as even into her 90s she always attended ceremonious events and never overlooked the most minor occasions: every holiday, anniversary, or humdrum triumph was always greeted with unyielding praise and a card. She reminisced often about the family Thanksgiving and Christmas trips to Fulton when she was young that were slowed by the deep snows. Also the many happy evenings spent visiting on her aunt’s front porch swing. Late in the evening she would be found with a “spot” of tea or a cup of “dog-gone tootin’ good coffee”, a book or her knitting. Her warm smile, modest conduct, and gentle touch could bring light into the darkest of times and she will be deeply missed by all her friends and family who loved her dearly.

Edna Rhe is preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank, son-in-law Richard Allen Hill and one very lucky rescue dog, Fiesty, who went everywhere with her.

She is survived by her three children: David (Peggy) Nelson, Lynnette (Joe) Hunter, and Jeannette Hill; three grandchildren: Steven (Rebecca) Nelson, Christina (Douglas) Mackesty, and David (Alexandra) Hill; three great-grandchildren: Adalynn and Liam Nelson, and Olivia Mackesty; and one feline companion Miss Kitty.

Edna Rhe was the finest and godliest of people, and she has gone on to glory with the saints and her beloved savior. For in the words of the prophet: “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made Him their hope and confidence.”

Obituary - Nettie Maye Phillips

Funeral Services for Nettie Maye Phillips 86 of Nevada will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2017 in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Pyle of the Bible Baptist Church officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Ft. Scott, KS. 

Visitation will be 7:30 – 8:30 Monday evening at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Bible Baptist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home

Obituary - Margaret E. Conrad

Margaret E. Conrad, 82, of Peculiar, Missouri died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Foxwood Springs, Raymore, Missouri. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Baptist Children’s Home, Byrne Campus, 20509 S. State Route J., Peculiar, MO 64078.

Margaret was born December 17, 1934 in Lewistown, Missouri to Harold and Helen (Legg) Baker. She retired from Allied Signal.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband Bruce Conrad; three sons, David Golden, Dennis Golden and Derek Conrad (Heather) all of Peculiar, MO; one daughter, Diane Alexander (Mark) of Wadsworth, OH; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Attempted Robbery/Stabbing in Adrian

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The Adrian Police Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Adrian Fire Department are on scene of a attempted robbery/stabbing at the produce stand on Old 71 Highway and 3rd Street in Adrian.

The suspect who was described as a white male in his 30s with shaggy hair and a gray tank top and cargo shorts also tan skin with black hair with a possible white strip down the hair fled from the scene on foot and police are canvasing the area searching for him at this time.

One female victim is said to have suffered stab wounds and she was transported by Bates County EMS and then Life Flighted to a KC Area hospital.

Mid America Live news will update this when more information is made available from the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

If you see anything or anyone suspicious please contact the Bates County Sheriff's Office at 660-679-3232.

West Plains man arrested in Adrian

Zebadiah J. Jorgenson 
On 7/8/17 around 2:24am the Adrian Police Department arrested 24 year old Zebadiah J. Jorgenson of West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Jorgenson was arrested for 1.) Possession of a controlled substance - Up to 35 grams of Marijuana 2.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia 3.) Disorderly Conduct.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a $2,000 Cash/ Surety bond.

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Weekly Racing tonight at Nevada Speedway

We are racing Saturday July 8th with a weekly show for all seven classes.

Gates will open at 4:30pm, Driver Cutoff at 6:30pm, Hot Laps at 7:00pm with Racing to start at 7:30pm.

Admission prices will be $12 for Adults, $10 for Senior/Military, $5 for Kids ages 6-12, and Free for kids under 6. Reserved seating tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15.

Pit prices are $25 for Adults, $35 for Registered drivers, $40 for non-registered drivers, $15 for Kids ages 6-12, and Free for kids under 6.

Check out our website that is updated weekly at

Nevada Speedway, Nevada Missouri

Junk in the trunk event in Harrisonville

Don't forget today from 4pm to 7pm is Junk in the Trunk on the Harrisonville Square.

Come sell your unwanted stuff or search for that next treasure. 

There was a good crowd for Farmer's Market today which is held every Saturday from 8 to 12 in the morning. Go check it out. Have a great weekend everyone.

Courtesy of Harrisonville Mayor Brian Hasek

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Obituary - Ret. USAF Master Sgt. Donald Ray Riggs

Donald Ray Riggs
Ret. USAF Master Sgt. Donald Ray Riggs, 74, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri surrounded by love and family.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Riggs of the home; two sons, David Riggs and wife Mitzi, Orlando, Oklahoma, Nathan Riggs, Creighton, Missouri; a daughter, Jessica Johnson and husband Steve, Peculiar, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, Leon Riggs and wife Hope, Echo DeMaranville, Eli Riggs, Grace Riggs and Aubree Riggs; a brother, David G. Riggs and wife Mary, Tomahawk, Wisconsin; two sisters, Jeane Schulze and husband Fred, Madison, Wisconsin, Annette Nelson and husband Lee, Lacrosse, Wisconsin; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Military Graveside Inurnment will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City, Missouri.

There will be a family and friends gathering at the Garden City, Missouri Community Building following the service.