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Friday, August 4, 2017

Linn County Kansas Pursuit now in Bates County

The Linn County Kansas Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation and the vehicle failed to yield.

The vehicle is said to be a white in color passenger vehicle possibly a Chrysler 300 car.

The pursuit has crossed over state lines and into Bates County at this time around the area of County Road 6508 and State Line Road where the officer lost sight of the vehicle.

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is responding to the area to assist in looking for the vehicle at this time.

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

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

Obituary - Connie Oehring

Connie Oehring
Connie Oehring passed away peacefully at her home in Greenfield, Missouri, on August 1, 2017. She was born March 20, 1946, the only daughter of Charles Jay and Mildred (Dorward) Davis Bitner. She spent her formative years around the family farm near Appleton City and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1964. After completing her education Connie married Howard Oehring on December 20, 1979, her husband of 38 years. 

Connie loved working out in the yard, especially caring for her flowers. She was a giving person that dutifully went to every garage sale near her home and gave the treasures she found to her friends and family selflessly. Her family remembers that she always kept an immaculate house with nothing out of place. Moreover, collecting geese figurines and listening to her many wind chimes outside her lakefront home and also enjoying the wildlife were some of her most enjoyed things and times. Apart from these hobbies and activities, Connie dedicated much of her time to Arcola Christian Church, where she remained a dedicated and active member throughout her life. Above all, she was devoted to her family and gave selflessly to them all her life. The world never knew a greater wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and she will be deeply missed by her family and all who had the privilege of knowing her. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Mildred Davis; her brother Ronnie Davis. 

Connie is survived by her husband: Howard; children: Rodney (Leslie) Zinn, Rhonda (Arnie) Schreier, Gregory (Tara) Oehring, Ronnie (Sharmin) Oehring; eight grandchildren: Jake and Tiffany Zinn, Amanda and Chesney Schreier, David and Allison Oehring, and Ciara and Clarissa Oehring; two great-grandchildren: Jet and Maverick Zinn; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Arrangements are under direction of the Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, and a graveside service is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 5, in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Taberville, Mo. Memorials to the Arcola, Mo. Christian Church are suggested.

Riding For Veterans underway in Butler this weekend

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Tonight was the first night of the Riding For Veterans event at the Bates County Fairgrounds. 

The bulls were on fire tonight and the cowboys will look for some redemption when the action continues tomorrow night at 7:30pm.

Please use the main gate at the fairgrounds for entrance to the arena. Adults $12, Children $8, Kids 5 and under FREE!!! 

*bull riding * mutton busting* *extreme bull hula hoop*
*Smiley Todd Pettigrew, Rodeo Entertainer*

It's a a great family event for a great cause- proceeds go to help Veterans and Veteran organizations!!!

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Cleveland man injured in Cass County Crash

On 8/4/17 around 3:53pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Groh Road just south of Route Y in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 40 year old Michael C. Chance of Cleveland, Missouri traveled off the roadway through a fence and struck a tree.

Mr. Chance sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Hospital.

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

Clinton woman arrested on warrant

Lynette D. Bryant
On 8/4/17 around 12:27pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 26 year old Lynette D. Bryant of Clinton, Missouri.

Lynette D. Bryant was arrested for 1.) Misdemeanor Clinton Police Department Warrant - Stealing.

She was booked into the Henry County Jail in Clinton and placed on a $279.50 Cash Only Bond

Butler man injured in tractor rollover accident

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On 8/4/17 around 2:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with the Butler Fire Department and Montrose Fire Department responded to a tractor rollover accident on County Road NE 9503 and NE County Road 3764 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the John Deere Garden Tractor with a mower attached traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturning and ejected the driver who was identified as Duane L. Craig of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Craig sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The tractor was totaled and towed from the scene by a friend of the driver.

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Update: Butler man dies as result of crash yesterday

On August 3, 2017 shortly before noon the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bates County Sheriff’s Office, and Bates County Memorial Hospital Paramedics responded to a single-vehicle accident. 

The location was a bridge on Southeast County Road 2275 near the intersection with Southeast County Road 365. 

The vehicle had struck the side of the bridge, causing tire damage and the front driver-side tire traveled over the side of the bridge. 

The driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, fell from the vehicle to a stream bed below and sustained numerous injuries. He was transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital and subsequently to Research Medical Center. 

The driver, identified as 71-year-old Steven Hawk of Butler, died later in the evening at Research Medical Center as a result of the injuries sustained.

From the Desk of Bates County Coroner Greg D. Mullinax

Update:Subjects Caught in Pursuit Charged with Robbery and Resisting in Cass County

Alicia M. McGee
CASS CO. – On Thursday around 5:25 p.m. deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office pursued a vehicle occupied by three people suspected of an armed robbery that occurred in Harrisonville and being investigated by the Harrisonville Police Department. The suspect vehicle was observed by deputies as it drove north on I-49 north of Harrisonville.

A pursuit ensued north on I-49 to Peculiar where the driver exited the interstate and lead deputies north on School Road and back to Peculiar Way where the vehicle entered northbound I-49. 

Calvin C. Wallace III
Deputies continued the pursuit north to E. 163rd in Belton where the driver exited and shortly after all three suspects fled the vehicle on foot. Cass County Deputies arrested one subject near I-49 and E. 163rd and a second was taken into custody near Menards. Belton Police Department took the third suspect into custody near Academy Sports and I-49.

Today those three subjects were charged by the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nathaniel J. Carruth
Calvin C. Wallace III, 26, Kansas City Mo., was charged with First Degree Robbery and Resisting With Arrest For a Felony. Bond was set at $50,000 Cash Only. He is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.

Nathaniel J. Carruth, 21, Kansas City Mo. was charged with Felony Resisting with Arrest By Fleeing. Bond was set at $10,000, 10% Cash Only. He is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.

Alicia M. McGee, 21, Kansas City Mo. was charged with Misdemeanor Resisting with Arrest. Bond was set at $3,500 10% cash only. She is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail

From the City of Ft. Scott Kansas

Due to an electrical outage at the River Intake Structure, the City is asking residents to conserve water at this time. We anticipate it being repaired in a timely manner. 

The water is safe to drink. The City asks that you conserve water for the next three hours.

Please call the Water Plant at 223-5160 with questions or concerns

Flash Flood Potential This Weekend

Another round of heavy rain is on its way into the area, starting up Saturday morning and afternoon. Expect periods of heavy rain through Saturday night and Sunday morning before rains exit the area by Sunday afternoon. Aside from amounts being in the 1-3" in range (with locally higher amounts) local soils and streams are still rather swollen due to previous heavy rains, so any area that sees prolonged heavy rain will likely see some flooding.

Obituary - Devin S. Wendegatz

Devin S. Wendegatz, age 23 years, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017.

Among survivors are his father, James "Scott" Wendegatz, and mother, Brenda Bowman.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.

Junk in the trunk Flea Market

Butler Bears Football Pancake Scrimmage

The Butler Bears Football Pancake Scrimmage will be held on Saturday, August 5th beginning at 8AM at the Deaton Thomas Field in Butler. Come out and support the football Bears.

Armed Robbery In Harrisonville

Last evening (8/3) at approximately 5:19 pm Harrisonville officers were called to the AT&T store located at 303 South Commercial for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. 
Shortly after officers arrived on scene a description of the suspects as well as the suspect vehicle was obtained and shared with other local law enforcement agencies. A short time later a Deputy with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office spotted the suspect vehicle travelling north on I-49 near Peculiar.

The Deputy tried to stop the vehicle and the suspects fled north at a high rate of speed. The vehicle eventually stopped in Belton near the intersection of 163rd Street and I-49. The three suspects from the vehicle fled on foot and were taken into custody a short time later by the Deputies and officers from the Belton Police Department. There were no injuries reported by officers during this incident. One of the suspects was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries and was treated and released.
At this time we feel that all of the suspects from this incident are in custody and are currently being held in the Cass County Jail. Formal charges will be presented to the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney today for review.
The HPD would like to thank the Cass County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Belton Police Department for their outstanding assistance provided with this case.

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Lees Summit man arrested in Bates County

On 8/4/17 around 1:41am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 50 year old  Bruce G. Easton of Lees Summit, Missouri.

Mr. Easton was arrested for 1.) Felony Drug Trafficking - 2nd Degree 2.) Felony Unlawful Possession of a firearm 3.) Possession of Marijuana 4.) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 5.) Registration Violation 6.) Driving While Suspended 7.) Lane Violation 8.) Speeding.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and is currently listed as bondable.

Wheatland man killed in Hickory County motorcycle accident

On 8/4/17 around 2:30am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Hickory County responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident on County Road 203 around 3 miles SW of Galmey.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1999 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by 57 year old Larry L. Linebaugh of Wheatland, Missouri failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway striking a large rock.

Mr. Linebaugh was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hickory County Coroner's Office.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 63rd Fatality of 2017.

Butler man arrested on warrant

Billy J. McBrien
On 8/3/17 around 7:49pm the Butler Police Department arrested 26 year old Billy J. McBrien of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. McBrien was arrested for 1.) Receiving Stolen Property Warrant.

He was booked into Bates County Jail and placed on a $10,000 Cash/Surety Bond.

Rain Possible Saturday

A rather cool morning across the area will give way to a pleasant afternoon with fall-like temps expected. However, heavy rainfall and flash flooding is possible Saturday night across the Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas. Rainfall amounts may be adjusted as the period of concern approaches, but we'll be sure to keep you up to speed on the latest as we head into Saturday. In the meantime, enjoy a hint of fall today.

Job Opening

Job Posting...
Choice Genetics USA Job Description for Employee
Title: Finishing/Nursery Herdsman
Major Purpose:
To play a critical role within the Finishing/Nursery Team to accomplish the daily, weekly, and monthly goals set by both production and R&D staff. Provide necessary survival needs and care to the animals residing in the finishing/nursery department. Provide accurate and timely data collection in the finishing/nursery area. Be an advocate for Choice Genetics, our policies, and procedures.
Detailed Descriptions:
1. Provide basic survival needs for the pigs.
a. Check that proper levels of food and water are delivered to each pen of pigs.
b. Provide the proper environment for the pig.
c. Ensure daily observations are properly recorded on door sheets.
2. Provide vaccination at the proper vaccination intervals and timeframe.
3. Provide treatment to pigs when necessary and record.
4. Disperse pigs into their proper pen configurations when placed in nursery each week.
5. Disperse pigs into their proper pen configurations when placed in finishing each week.
6. Tag and weigh pigs during the ontest workflow each week.
7. Move pigs to the feed intake (FIRE/PPT) barn each week.
8. Weigh pigs that have reached their 120-day interval (interval weight workflow) each week.
9. Move selected boars from their finishing pens to the boar holding area immediately after selection results are available and report new locations.
10. Move selected gilts from their finishing pens to the GDU immediately after selection results are available. Report new locations.
11. Immuno-castrate non-select boars immediately after selection results are available.
a. Boars must be recorded as immuno-castrated and tracked by group in the database.
12. Maintain accurate inventory at all levels of production.
a. Scan tags of boars when loaded to a market truck.
b. Scan the tags of weaned pigs sold from the nursery to properly inactivate them in the computer.
c. Scan tags of finishing pigs sold early as roasters.
d. Scan and record tags of pigs that have died.
13. Provide timely and humane pig euthanasia when necessary.
14. To assist with loading/unloading of customer sales and market animals within your department, and other departments when called upon.
15. Perform necessary maintenance in a timely fashion.
16. Ensure cleaning and disinfection protocols are met throughout the finishing facility.
17. Assist with helping deliver animals during the CT scanning processes.
18. Provide any other expertise or duties that will help the company achieve its objectives.


• He/She reports directly to Finishing/Nursery Lead.

• He/She may not change the breeding program, farrowing program, or allow entry of a non-CG employee into any CG bio-secure facility, or alter the off-testing schedule without prior consent.


• Hourly position

• Normally Monday through Friday; 7:00 – 4:00 or when assigned to meet special shipments, projects, or requests. Ending hours are based on when work is completed for the day.

• Weekend rotation, every other weekend.

Riding For Our Veterans Bull Riding

Special Event this weekend in Butler and we are proud to support this one!!! 
AUG 4 & 5, 2017
7:30 PM 
Bates County Fairgrounds-Use main gate entrance

*bull riding * mutton busting* *extreme bull hula hoop*
*Smiley Todd Pettigrew, Rodeo Entertainer*

It's a a great family event for a great cause- proceeds go to help Veterans and Veteran organizations!!!

Ward Family Fundraiser

Beverly Ward is client and friend of ours at Studio M! She has a tough road ahead as she battles cancer but she's a strong woman! There will be two fundraisers that are in the works to help with Beverly Ward's medical expenses as she is currently battling cancer. Order forms will be available beginning tomorrow at Custom Creations by harvest hill at 16 West Ohio in Butler.

We will be doing more than one set of shirt orders. Info on the second fundraiser can be seen below. Thank you in advance for your support!