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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Obituary - Bob E. Keene Sr.

Funeral services for Bob E. Keene Sr. will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences,

Bob E. Keene Sr., age 79 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at his home. He was born February 10, 1938 to Monte Olen and Grace Rebecca Scott Keene in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Keene of Butler; a son, Bobby E. Keene Jr. of Butler; two daughters, Susan Miller and husband Chat of Harrisonville, Missouri and Becki Smith and significant other Alva Thornhill; a sister, Joyce Boydston and husband Tom of Oilton, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Monte James Keene; a nephew, Eddie Darrell Keene; and his mother-in-law, Georgia, Lucille Yardley.

Obituary - Norma "Darlene" Austin

Norma "Darlene" Austin, 78 years, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home in Chilhowee, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Darlene was born September 27, 1938 in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of Howard and Ethel (Foster) Martin. She enjoyed deer and arrowhead hunting, gardening, and doing arts and crafts. She was an animal lover, especially her collie dog, Max. Darlene was an excellent cook. She was a member of Shawnee Mound Presbyterian Church.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Martin.

Survivors include her husband, Ted of the home; one son Steven Austin of Chilhowee, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Austin.

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

Miami County Kansas Wanted Wednesday

City of Nevada Police Department

The City of Nevada Police Department is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Police Officer. The starting wage for this position is $31,886 per year with an increase to $33,321 upon successful completion of the probationary period.

This position includes full benefits such as retirement, health, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The Nevada Police Department also has a take-home vehicle program for officers.

Eligible applicants must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, a valid Missouri driver’s license, should be at least 21 years of age, P.O.S.T certified by the State of Missouri and successfully pass a background investigation.

This position requires residency within a thirty-five (35) mile radius of the police station.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall at 110 S. Ash from the front counter, online at or through the Missouri Career Center in Nevada. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications may also be emailed to Human Resources at

Obituary - Blaine Butterfield

Blaine Butterfield, 88, Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada. Blaine was born April 12, 1929 in Bronaugh, MO to Walter Henry and Effie Mae (Stark) Butterfield.

Blaine was raised in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1947. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War in a Medical Detachment Unit and then in Occupation Forces in Japan. Blaine received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Camp Stars, the Occupation Medal (Japan), and the UN Service Medal. 

Following his service years he attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, KS and received a degree in Psychology. He worked as a social worker for the State of Kansas most of his life until his retirement. For the past 20 years Blaine has resided in Nevada. He currently attended Nevada United Methodist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Eva Butterfield and her husband Lee Dunsworth, Raymore, MO, JoEtta Bellinger and her husband David, Oskaloosa, KS, Jane Butterfield, Lawrence, KS, Mavis Spaar and her husband Doug, Topeka, KS, Martha Iott, and her husband Cary, South Carolina; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and one sister.

A graveside committal service with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, KS wih Rev. Sharon Freeman officiating. A procession will leave from Ferry Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. to travel to the cemetery.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Community Outreach in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Circuit Court News of Bates County 8/31-9/6-2017

Welcome to the team George

 George Franklin
Midwest Lumber of Butler is happy to bring George Franklin to the team. 

George has many years of framing and production work. 

He will be over the production line of our doors and manufacturing of other building materials.

Needing doors or a quote? Come see us today or give one of our salesman a call. We will be more then happy to assist your next project!!!

Special (One Day Only!) Brush Drop-Off Will Be Saturday, Sept. 9th in Harrisonville

The City of Harrisonville will have a special, one-day brush drop off on Saturday, September 9th for those who may want to dispose of fallen limbs and other woody debris from the recent storms. 

The drop-off will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the usual location in City Park. Follow the directional signs from the pool. 

City staff will be on hand to help unload trailers. Don't forget to bring proof of residency.  This drop off is for residents only, no commercial services will be accepted. 

Because we are focusing on storm clean up at this time, no mulch or compost will be offered at this event. Watch for information on the next brush drop off which will be Oct. 13 & 14.

Appleton City Fall City Wide Garage Sale

The Appleton City Fall City Wide Garage Sale will be September 8 – 9. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall by September 6. 

Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s in AC. 

House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park at 4:00 to pick up donations. If you have questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-476-2390.

Job Opening In Ft. Scott Kansas

2017 Belton Fall Festival

2nd Annual Hangin' For Kalee event

Contestants, Enter at Event. Free to public, everyone welcome to Come watch and Hang Out!

Nice week ahead weather wise

It's going to be a really nice week across eastern Kansas and northern Missouri as near to below normal temperatures and dry conditions prevail across the Central Plains.

Harrisonville Schools needing your help!

Want your chance to eat some Jackwagon BBQ?

We worked on our to go bags tonight. Like our BBQ, our bags are proudly made in the USA! 

Come see us on Saturday at Studio M Salon's celebration from 10-4 at 1013 N. Orange. 

Get your own Made in the USA bag filled with Made in the USA BBQ!

Jackwagon BBQ is owned and operated by Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson! 

Update: Harrisonville woman escapes serious injury in Cass County crash

On 9/5/17 the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident on I-49 around Mile Marker 155 in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2012 Jeep driven by 69 year old Carol A. Setzer of Harrisonville, Missouri was traveling southbound in the Northbound lane of I-49 and traveled off the roadway and through the median into the southbound lanes of traffic. Driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to travel back into the median and overturn.

Carol A. Setzer sustained moderate injuries in this accident but she refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.

The Jeep was totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow.

Courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol