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Monday, October 2, 2017

Obituary - Michael Klassen

Michael Klassen, 60, Urich, Missouri departed this life on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home.

He is survived by his companion, Debbie Jay of the home; 6 children, Jeff Klassen, Clinton, Missouri, Shaun Klassen, Leavenworth, Kansas, Michelle Klassen, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Brian Klassen, Madison, Wisconsin, William Klassen and wife Brittany, Clover, Wisconsin, Micheal Klassen, West Plains, Missouri; 4 grandchildren; his mother, Anna Marie "Amy" Klassen, Norfolk, Nebraska; a brother, Rick Klassen, Norfolk, Nebraska; two sisters, Annette Kunzman, Lincoln, Nebraska, Mary Jo Fay, Moville, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 pm with the Rosary at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich, Missouri with cremation to follow the service.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Urich Volunteer Fire Department.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.

Nevada Police Department execute search warrant in drug distribution investigation

John D. Howell Sr.
In the early morning hours of Monday October 2, 2017 Nevada Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of S. Commercial Street in response to reports of illegal drug activity at that location.

Officers had recently developed information regarding a male subject at that location that had reportedly been involved in the distribution of illegal narcotics.

During the search of the residence officers located and seized suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. The evidence seized from the residence will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for further analysis.

One male subject, identified as John D. Howell Sr., age 50 of Nevada was taken into custody for investigation of distribution of a controlled substance and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

On Monday October 2, 2017 the following charges were filed against Howell through the Vernon County Associate Court:

Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Felony C

Howell is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.

To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477

Dear Sherwood School Parents!

Sherwood Parents - At 3:05pm today a false fire alarm was sounded when a student activated one of the emergency pull stations. 

All students and staff were cleared from the building in a safe manner, all students were accounted for their safety, and once the building was clear the alarm was turned off and students were then allowed to dismiss for the day. As a result some students may arrive home 5 to 10 minutes later than usual.

Earlier in the day at 1:00 PM we had a schoolwide fire drill, and in both instances all of our students and staff did a great job. Thank you to our students for being safe and patient, and thank you to our teachers and staff who kept students calm and safe. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to Dr. Ritter at 660-499-2239 extension 400 during the school day tomorrow.

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From the Garden City Fire Department

Job Opening In Butler

Quality Home Care Inc. Is looking for a Rn to do in home assessments. 

This is a part time position, set your own schedule around what works best for you.

Please call 660-679-6733 or come by 1300 N. Orange St. for ap[plication and interview

Police Pursuit ends just South of Cass County line

Randle J Smith
On October 2, 2017 at approximately 0230hrs the Bates County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the Linn County Sheriff’s Deputy was in pursuit of a vehicle that just entered into Bates County. Deputies entered the pursuit while other deputies set up spikes at CC Hwy and FF Hwy. 

The vehicle attempted to drive around the spikes by driving through the ditch. The front tire struck the spikes. The vehicle continued to drive northbound throughout the gravel roads. The vehicle came to a stop on a gravel road north of AA Hwy just south of the Cass County line.

The driver exited the vehicle and was noncompliant with the deputies. A K9 was deployed and assisted in taking the subject into custody.

A second subject was discovered in the vehicle and was taken into custody without any incident. The male subject was transported to the Bates County Memorial Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. Both subjects were then transported to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

The male subject was identified as Randle J Smith, w/m 2/25/1986 from Kansas City Kansas. He is being held on a Kansas Probation warrant with no bond. Charges in Missouri are pending out of Missouri related to the pursuit.

The female subject was identified as Kay L Smith 5/7/1993 from Kansas City Kansas. She was transported to Bates County on Lees Summit warrants for failure to appear and received a court date and released.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Chad Anderson, Sheriff 6 West Ft. Scott Street Butler, Mo 64730 Phone 660-679-3232

Obituary - James "Jim" F. Trumbore

Funeral services for James "Jim" F. Trumbore will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. 

Visitation will be prior to the services from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Happy Hill Church of God Building Fund. Online condolences,
James “Jim” Frances Trumbore, age 77 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home in Butler. He was born June 13, 1940 to James Frances and Lillian Hannah Schuppe Trumbore in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley Trumbore of Butler, Missouri; three sons, David Trumbore of Carthage, Missouri, Jake Trumbore of Reading, Pennsylvania and Troy Trumbore and wife Leigh of Butler, Missouri; three daughters, Susan Foster and husband David of Joplin, Missouri, Tracy Collings and husband Mike of Harrisonville, Missouri and Wendy Robinette and husband Mike of Butler, Missouri; three sisters, Betty Mayberry, Sarah McGonigle and Barbara Bleiler, all of Allentown, Pennsylvania; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Daniel Trumbore, one grandson, Austin Davenport; one brother, Gary Trumbore; and one sister, Margaret Pitten.

New Police Officer in Harrisonville

The Harrisonville Police Department would like to welcome newest officer Michael Briggs joined us today.

Officer Briggs comes to us from a long career at KCPD. Prior to that Officer Briggs served in the United States Marine Corps.

Please join us in welcoming him to HPD and we look forward to your career here!

From the desk of Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax

Obituary - Jennifer L. Turner

Jennifer L. Turner, 57, Harrisonville, Missouri died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville and service times and a complete obituary will be updated when they become available.

Butler Derailed Commodity Flooring & Furniture $500.00 give away for September winner

Bailey Enlow of Adrian is the WINNER of the Butler Derailed Commodity Flooring & Furniture $500.00 give away for September! Congrats Bailey!
Bailey is from Adrian, MO and is Dental Assistant at IronHorse Dentistry and also works at Anytime Fitness in Harrisonville.

What will you purchase with your winnings???

Ballard Sophomore Hog Roast

From the desk of US Representative Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Rich Hill High School Powder Puff Football

It’s October and that means breast cancer awareness month.  The RHHS FCCLA will once again offer the girls a chance to show their skills with the football in a “Powder Puff Football” game.
  • Game is Oct. 24th @ 6:00 p.m.
  • All proceeds will be donated to a local person affected by breast cancer
  • Juniors and Seniors face Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Admission $2, Kids 5 and under free
  • Shirt orders and money due to Mrs. Stevener by Monday Oct. 9th.
*All shirts will have a hot pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on the sleeve.* 

Please support our Powder Puff athletes on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH @ 6:00 P.M.

Admission $2 per person
Kids 5 and under FREE

From the Drexel Fire Department

Greg Mullinax presents OctoberFest right around the corner

IMMEDIATE POSITION AVAILABLE - Customer Service Representative

Pay Range: $11.50-14.50/hr. Full Benefits Package: Paid time off, paid holidays, health insurance and Simple IRA contribution, an online retailer of UTV parts and accessories in Drexel, MO, continues to expand and is seeking qualified staff. Duties for this position will primarily be customer service, order management and vendor coordination. 

Must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and attention to detail. Please send resumes to Full job description can be provided upon request via email. At Side By Side Stuff, we offer a huge selection of UTV parts and accessories for the most popular UTVs. 

We offer a variety of tires, wheels, bumpers, winches, windshields and many other side by side parts and accessories.

Kansas City woman arrested in Bates County

On 10/1/17 around 11:02pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 18 year old Diamond D. Greer of Kansas City, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance - Prescription Pain Medication.

Diamond D. Greer was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler, Missouri and she is listed as bondable.

Copyright Mid America Live News:

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.

Patrol warns to watch for deer

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. 

Last year, drivers in Missouri experienced 4,604 traffic crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred. One deer strike occurred every 1.9 hours in the state. In these crashes, there were six fatalities and 455 people were injured. 

Deer create hazards for Missouri motorists. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic. Try to remain calm. Panicking and overreacting usually lead to more serious traffic crashes. The majority of deer strike crashes occur in October and November each year, with the largest number taking place in November. Although deer strikes can occur at any time, most occur between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6:59 a.m. 

Remember: Rural areas are not the only place where deer/vehicle strikes occur. When you see one, slow down and proceed with caution. Deer often travel in groups--stay on guard after a close call or when you see a single deer. Natural features also affect deer movement. In areas where there are streams or wooded corridors surrounded by farmland, look for more deer to cross roadways. 

Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert.

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

Public Service Notice from the Butler Police Department

Public Service Notice:

The Butler Police Department will be participating in the DEA Drug Takeback campaign. The Butler Police along with the Bates County Health Department will be participating in the drug turn in program sponsored by the DEA. 

The turn in location will be the Bates Co Health Dept. located at 501 N Orange Butler MO. On October 28 2017 between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm. We will be accepting any prescription and non-prescription medication which will be turned over to the DEA for destruction. We will not accept syringes or inhalers.

The prescription medication drop box is still available for the public to dispose of unused medications. The drop box located in the lobby of the Butler Police Station and meds can be dropped off anytime 7 days a week 24 hours. If you should have any questions you can contact the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 9/25-10/1-2017

Theft re[ort Dollar Store
Theft report 200 block of W Ohio
Medical assist 300 block of S Mechanic
Well being check 100 block of S Mechanic
Theft report Oak Hill
Theft report Wal_mart
Medical assist Football field
Medical assist 700 block of N Havanna

Disturbance Wal_Mart parking lot
Traffic assist Ft Scott and Orange
Assist DFS 616 W Pine
Well being check 800 block of S Birch
Missing child report
Medical assist 400 block of Meadow lane

Warrant service Main and Chestnut
Gun Shot wound BCMH
Assist DFS 303 S Main
Harassment report 900 block N Water
Theft report W Oak
Theft report 200 block of S Broadway
Warrant service

Medical assist 100 block of S Delaware
Animal complaint Wal-Mart
Alarm Butler High School
Well being check Wal-Mart
Disturbance BCMH
Prowler 300 block of S Mechanic
Attempt to locate

Attempt to locate
Animal complaint Delaware and Oak
Well being check
Disturbance Dove Lane
Disturbance S Park
Theft report Wal-Mart
Well being check S Austin
Medical assist

Missing person report 300 block of W Ft Scott
Trespassing call 200 block of N Main
Well being check N fulton
Missing Juvenile
Prowler 100 block of N Olive

Missing person report 700 block of Country Club
Disturbance Ohio and West
Keep the peace N Austin
Accident Birch and Parklane

Stormy Week Ahead!

Average October precipitation at KC is 3.16". We may pick that up in the first week of the month with 2 to 4 inches forecast this week!!

From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Archie Gun & Knife Show