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Friday, August 18, 2017

2017 Week 1 Missouri State High School Football Scores

Adrian 28, Butler 0
Ash Grove 36, Houston 14
Center 46, East (KC) 6
Chilhowee 28, Osceola 22
Christ Prep 10, Summit Christian 3
Cole Camp 26, Concordia 0
Drexel 20, Appleton City 13
El Dorado Springs 50, Stockton 18

Glendale 54, Joplin 25
Grain Valley 35, Savannah 16
Harrisonville 41, Benton 6
Hayti 56, Thayer 14
Kirkwood 20, Chaminade 14
Lexington 54, Skyline 7
Lighthouse Christian (MO) 40, East Newton 0
Lincoln 46, Rich Hill 2
Marionville 55, Sherwood 6
Middle Tenn Christian 44, Cass Midway 6

Mountain Grove 46, Aurora 19
Sarcoxie 45, Jasper 7
Seneca 28, Nevada 20

North Shelby 50, Northwest (Hughesville) 20
Oak Grove 31, Richmond 14
Pierce City 52, Diamond 0
Platte County 45, Grandview 6
Plattsburg 39, Holden 18
Potosi 38, Owensville 34
Ray-Pec 37, Belton 22
Raytown 24, Truman 0
Republic 34, Bolivar 24
Smithville 33, Pleasant Hill 15
Springfield Catholic 42, Strafford 0
Versailles 51, Knob Noster 30
Warsaw 14, Clinton 12

Webb City 27, Carl Junction 12
Wellington - Napoleon 58, Lone Jack 19
William Chrisman 22, Oak Park 9

  • Keep checking in as this list will change when we get all the scores... If you have a football score that we don't please email it to us:

Mr. Rockwood concert tomorrow in Harrisonville

Obituary - Donna Mae Hulse

Donna Mae Hulse, 74, Bronaugh, MO passed from this life on August 18, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott, KS. Donna was born September 14, 1942 in Sheldon, MO to Orville Leon and Helen Frances (Highley) Jones. 

On June 10, 1962 she was united in marriage to Lowell Hulse, Sr. in Nevada, MO and he preceded her in death on September 27, 2010.

Donna attended Nevada High School and graduated Class of 1960. Following high school she worked for a time at Kresses Department Store before becoming the Postmaster in Bronaugh where she continued to work until her retirement. Donna loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, cooking, was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Donna had a gentle spirit and a heart for always helping others in need.

Survivors include her daughter Nora Lorenda Carlson (Scott), Independence, MO; one son, Lowell Hulse, Jr., Bronaugh; four grandchildren, Sean Carlson, Independence, Jenny Carlson, Independence, Christopher Hulse, Bronaugh, Kayley Spragg, Pittsburg, KS; one sister, Frances Decker (Rex) Versailles, MO. In addition to her husband Lowell, she was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Pleasant Hill teen

Zoe Crockett
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate a missing teen from Pleasant Hill. 

16 year old Zoe Crockett (5’03” 121 lbs. brown hair, brown eyes) was last seen at her residence Friday morning. She may be carrying a bright orange backpack. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 816-380-5200.

Strong Storms Possible This Evening

If you're out at the state fair, at a Friday night football game or getting an early start to your eclipse camping you'll want to keep a close eye to the sky tonight. Wind and lightning could become an issue with several of these storms.

Standoff With Emotionally Disturbed Person In Cedar County

(Stockton Mo )08/17/2017 at around 20:25 hours, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a house east of Stockton for an armed emotionally disturbed person. The emotionally disturbed person had fired a shot inside the residence, and then barricaded his/her self in a closet.

Corporal Jeffries arrived on scene and was able to get the reporting parties out of the house with verbal commands.
Other deputies arrived on scene and secured a perimeter around the residence. No contact was made with barricaded subject via PA speaker or cell phone.

Chief Deputy Johnson and Sheriff McCrary arrived on scene and advised Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D (S.W.A.T. Team) had been activated.

Hours later with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D (S.W.A.T. Team) the emotionally disturbed person was taken into custody without incident.

Real Time Weather Update 4:05pm

Windsor man killed in Pettis County Shooting

Pettis County Sheriff's Deputies continue their investigation into Thursday's shooting death just outside Sedalia. Today, Pettis County Coroner Robert "Skip" Smith released the identity of the victim as 28 year old Leon Hinckley of Windsor.

Thursday night, investigators returned and processed a 2012 Chevrolet Impala recovered in Lexington earlier that afternoon. The vehicle, which was reported stolen by its owner from inside Sedalia, is believed to have been used in the incident.

An autopsy was conducted this morning by the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia but preliminary results were not available at the time of this release. Deputies have interviewed a number of witnesses and continue to follow-up on leads in the case.

Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond stated that neither the victim nor the two suspects, a white male and a black male, resided at the residence where the shooting occurred. It is believed both suspects have fled the area and are no longer in Sedalia or Pettis County.


​​​​​​​Anyone with information in the case is urged to do any of the following:
TEXT-A-TIP - Text TIP PETTIS followed by your message, to 888777
Submit a Tip at
Contact Pettis County Crime Stoppers at 660-827-TIPS
Call the Pettis County Sheriff's Office at 660-827-0052

Pettis County Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in this crime.

Electric City Fiber Survey

The City of Butler, MO wants to know your opinion about new high-tech services. Using newer and more reliable technologies that are capable of transmitting high-speed internet services through fiber optic cabling, the City of Butler is considering offering a high-speed internet service connection to your home and business. 

This new service would be a solution for consumers who currently have no access to high-speed internet or who are looking for an alternative to their existing high-speed service. The service will offer unlimited high-speed broadband internet service for an affordable monthly fee. 

We hope you will decide to complete the survey to help our efforts. You can find the survey on the City of Butler's website at

Clinton woman arraigned on Hindering Prosecution

Brandie C. Noble, 35, who was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 17, was arraigned on Friday, Aug. 18, for class E hindering prosecution of a felony and four counts of class D endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the murder of Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael. 

The Honorable Wayne Strothmann, Associate Circuit Judge of Henry County, presided over the arraignment which took place in the Associate Circuit Courtroom of the Henry County Courthouse. Arraignment, with Brandi C. Noble in custody at the Henry County Jail, appeared by video.

Judge Strothmann advised Brandie C. Noble of her rights. A not guilty plea was entered. Attorney Casey Symonds, has been assigned as Public Defender. Judge Strothmann continued the case to Sept. 22, 2017, beginning 9 a.m. She is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond.

Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields announced late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 17, additional charges related to the murder of Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael. 

A charge of tampering with physical evidence was earlier filed against her husband, William Noble. An Amended Complaint was filed Thursday afternoon adding the following charges: Hindering prosecution, a class E felony, 4 counts of the class D felony of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, and one count of the class E felony of fraudulent purchase of a firearm.

In addition, William Noble’s wife, Brandie C. Noble, 35, Clinton, has been charged with one count of the class E felony hindering prosecution, and four counts of the class D felony of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.

The charges allege that the Nobles returned to their home to find Ian McCarthy in their home, armed with an assault rifle, after they had heard that McCarthy had shot and killed a police officer.

The charges further allege that they harbored him in their home, knowing that an intense manhunt was underway in the immediate area and that there was present in their home 4 children under the age of seventeen who were as a result subjected to a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death.

It is also alleged that William Noble purchased the firearm used in the murder with the intent to immediately transfer it to McCarthy after representing that the purchase was for himself.

These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent.

Two from Appleton City arrested in St. Clair County

On Aug. 14, George Richey, 55, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class A misdemeanor peace disturbance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the same day when a deputy took a report from a female victim who stated Richey has been threatening to kill her family with a baseball bat. The female had a recording of the incident on her cell phone. She stated she was in fear for her life and filled out a request for prosecution

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On Aug. 16, Shannon Knowles, 46, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with failure to appear on an original charge of possession of controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from an incident on April 15, 2015 when St. Clair County deputies, members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, and the Miller County SWAT Team served a search warrant at her residence on Miller Street, Appleton City. 

During the investigation, a small plastic bag containing a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located in a bedroom. Knowles allegedly admitted the methamphetamine was hers and stated it had been there for three years.

Appleton City woman arrested in St. Clair County

Ola Roberts
On Aug. 17, Ola Roberts, 48, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of controlled substance, a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and a class D misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when deputies and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force were at a residence on Beech Street, Appleton City. 

During the investigation a glass pipe containing a white powdery and burned substance was located inside a black zippered bag. The items field test was positive for methamphetamine. 

A clear plastic bag containing burnt marijuana, a marijuana grinder, and two marijuana pipes were also located inside a black pouch.

From the City of Appleton City

On Friday August 25th have your trash and recycle carts at the curb for pick up. This will be the final trash day for WCA to service Appleton City.

Countywide Disposal is now contracted for the trash pickup. 

Their first day of service will be Thursday, August 31, 2017. Please share.

Missing Missouri teen located safe!

Cody Thomas has been located! I wish to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and for sharing his post to locate him you all are amazing may God continue to bless each and everyone of you. From our family thank you.

Previous Post: [Cody James Thomas, 18, diagnosed with autism , ADHD, bipolar, juvenile myclonic epilepsy... had been without medication since Aug. 7, 2017, and was thought to be possibly in Clinton, Henry County, Mo.]

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms possible this afternoon/evening

Need Solar Eclipse Glasses In Butler?

The Butler Public Library have unexpectedly received certified eclipse glasses to disburse to the public. Get them while they last, as they will go quickly.

Join us for the watch party at the library on Monday from 11:45-1:15!

First come, first serve.

Big Brutus is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

Photo Courtesy of the Kansas National Registry of Historic Places
Big Brutus is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places - NPS! Look for it on the November 2017 agenda and if you ever get down Cherokee County, Kansas be sure you swing by and check out this massive machine.

Big Brutus is the nickname of the Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric coal shovel, which was the second largest of its type in operation in the 1960s and 1970s.

Big Brutus is the centerpiece of a mining museum in West Mineral, Kansas where it was used in coal strip and mining operations. The shovel was designed to dig from 20 to 69 feet (6.1 to 21.0 m) in relatively shallow coal seams.

Big Brutus is 160 feet (49 m) high and weighs 11 million pounds (4,989,516 kg). The bucket holds 90 cubic yards (69 m3) or 150 tons (136 metric tonnes). Maximum speed is 0.22 MPH (6 metres per minute). It cost $6.5 million in 1962 when it was shipped in 150 railroad cars to be assembled in Kansas. It was used until 1974 when it became uneconomical to mine coal at the site. At that time it was considered too big to move and was left in place.

Big Brutus, while not the largest electric shovel ever built, is the largest electric shovel still in existence. 

The Captain, at 28 million pounds, was the largest shovel and one of the two largest land-based mobile machines ever built. It was scrapped in 1992.

Photo Courtesy of the Kansas National Registry of Historic Places

Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax's Annual Octoberfest set for October 14th

Greg Mullinax's Octoberfest will be Saturday, October 14, from 5PM-8 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home located at 10 S. High Street in Butler. 

Mark your calendars now for a very fun, free evening for the whole family. More details next week!

Mid America Live News will update when more details are released on the event. 

Friday Night Football Special at Chicken Larry's In Butler

It is that time of year again! Yep... High School Football!!! Friday night football SPECIAL at Chicken Larry's in Butler.

🏈🏈$6.00 large cheeseburger deal!🍔🍔
(Large burger, Susie's and a large drink)

Starts at 4pm til 6:30pm
Call it in before ya head to Adrian!
Phone Number: 660-679-0161


From the desk of Darin Carter Butler Superintendent

August 18, 2017
FROM: Darin Carter Superintendent
RE: Solar Eclipse
Parents and Students,

As you are likely aware, a solar eclipse is scheduled to occur on Monday, August 21st. The eclipse begins in our area at approximately 11:45 – 1:15 with the peak of the eclipse occurring around 1:10. 

We are excited about this once in a lifetime event, and have several educational activities planned to celebrate the arrival. In preparation for the eclipse, the District purchased glasses for all staff and students.

Unfortunately, Amazon recently notified us that they are unable to certify the safety of a large percentage of these glasses. This development, coupled with the ongoing liability and safety concerns regarding the danger of viewing the eclipse with the naked eye or improper glasses, has caused a change in our plans. Student safety is always our first priority and therefore we will keep students indoors during the eclipse. 

We will stream the eclipse online for students to view in several classrooms as we know it is an exciting event! Please feel free to contact myself or the building principals should you wish to discuss this matter in greater detail.

Darin Carter

Anyone need a job?

Quality Home Care is in search of a RN supervisor contact Nicole at 660-679-6733 or come by our office at 1300 N. Orange St. in Butler for application and interview! Please share thanks

From the desk of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

 Eric Greitens
Missouri Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign. Her response: "Hell no." 

Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize—twice.

If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should.

Courtesy of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

Bates County Sheriff's Office takes report of stolen bottle calves

On July 19th 2017 the Bates County Sheriff took a report of a stolen black bottle calf from the area of 12000 NW MO-18 Highway Amsterdam. A seconded calf was also stolen from the same victim.

The Bates County Detective Division began an investigation. The victim was able to provide investigators with a valuable piece of evidence. 

The Bates County Detective were able to locate the calves at the suspect’s residence. The suspect was interviewed, and confessed to the stealing of both calves.

A report was filed with the Bates County Prosecutor Office and Charges Pending at this time.

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

Job Opening In Harrisonville

JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!! Heritage Preschool(Harrisonville) is looking for an afternoon child care worker. The position would require 20-25 hours per week. 

For more information and to apply please call Heritage Director, Cindy Ensey at 816-884-6438.

Union Restaurant and Public House ‎Open Mic and Karaoke Night!

Obituary - James R. Hills

James Robin Hills, age 42, of Deepwater, passed away at his home on August 18, 2017.

Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Among survivors is his mother Beverly Sue Hills.

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

Bates County Veterinary Clinic welcomes Dr. Tracy Dolis to the team!

The Bates County Veterinary Clinic would like you to help us welcome our newest addition to our veterinary team, Dr. Tracy Dolis. She was raised in Cassville, Missouri and joined us in May of 2017 after graduating from Oklahoma State Veterinary School in 2017. The Bates County Veterinary Clinic has become a three-doctor practice for the first time since its opening in 2008. Pictured from left to right are all three of the Bates County Veterinarians, Dr.s Tracy Dolis, Trent Callahan, and Amanda Yoder.

Obituary - James “Jim” Daniel Shreve

Memorial services for Jim Shreve will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. No visitation. Contributions to Kansas City Hospice House.

James “Jim” Daniel Shreve, age 81 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born August 3, 1936 to James and Gertrude Geneve Allen Shreve in Spencer, West Virginia.

Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley Shreve of Butler, Missouri; one son, Tim Shreve and wife Debbie of Butler, Missouri; three daughters, Marjorie Underwood of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Jacqueline Foote of Butler, Missouri and Robbin Carling of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two brothers, John Shreve and Bill Shreve and wife Sandy all of West Virginia; three sisters, Virginia Pursley and Linda Starcher and husband Stuart of West Virginia and Monica Matheny and husband Dan of Kentucky; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Leona Faye Hall; and brother-in-law, Jim Pursley.

Joplin teen arrested in Bates County

On 8/17/17 around 6:17pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 19 year old Maribel Mireles of Joplin, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine 2.) Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

Maribel Mireles was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and she was later released.

Did You Know?

Harrisonville Police warn of scam!

The Harrisonville Police Department received notice last night of a new scam that appears to be starting to target Harrisonville residents that we wanted to make you aware of.

A person will pretend to call from the Harrisonville Police Department and demand money in order to "clear warrants" or something similar. They are apparently using a spoof program of some type so that the number appears to be calling from our non-emergency line (816-380-8940). THIS IS NOT TRUE.

The Harrisonville Police will never call you to solicit money for warrants or other court fees. 

All notices will first come from the Harrisonville Municipal Court via mail. Never give money to unknown subjects who first call you.

Obituary - Ethyl Mae McNeil

Ethyl Mae McNeil, age 92, of Clinton, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family and a Twin Lakes Hospice caregiver on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

The family will receive visitors at Consalus Funeral Home on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m.

Condolences may be left online at this website.

Work Week Ends In Friday Storms

Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon out ahead of a cold front that will push through this evening. 

The main threat initially will be large hail and damaging winds and then it will transition to more of a damaging wind threat as it forms into a line near sunset. 

These storms are expected to form up rapidly so please increase your situational awareness around 3-4pm and stay aware of their location and movement after they develop.