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Friday, January 5, 2018

Lees Summit man arrested in Bates County

On 1/5/18 around 4:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 48 year old Jimmy D. Grainger of Lees Summit, Missouri.

Mr. Grainger was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance 2.) Raymore Police Department Misdemeanor Warrants (X2) 3.) Failure to register a motor vehicle.

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

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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.

Stolen Dogs In Barton County

On 1-5-2018 a complaint was passed onto the Barton County Sheriffs Office. A man stated he resides on the Barton County/Dade County line and he was cleaning his dog kennels out and let his dog's run for a minute. A Black newer Ford truck stopped in road by his house. 

A few minutes went by and the truck left. He yelled for his dogs to come to the kennel and only three dogs returns. It was his belief the person in the truck took his dog. 

The incident took place close to Golden City. He said the dogs value is very expensive, but also has a lot of sentimental value.

Search Warrant Served In Benton County

On 01/02/18 Benton County Sheriffs Office along with Mid Missouri Drug Task force executed a search warrant at 321 C Street in Ionia, Benton County, Missouri for drugs.

During the execution the owner of the residence, James Hix, 59 was located in the kitchen area and was detained at that time.

A search of his person was conducted resulting in approximately 4.5 grams of methamphetamine on his person.

During the search of the residence another bag with methamphetimne was located with approximately 5.5 grams, digital scale, baggies, and other drug paraphernalia to use and deliver methamphetimne.

Hix was placed under arrest and a bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

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Obituary - William Corwin Pointer Jr. "Pete

William Corwin Pointer Jr. "Pete", age 71, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Prescott Country View. He was born at Fort Scott, Kansas on August 6, 1946 the son of William and Josephine McGlathery Pointer. He graduated from Pleasanton High School . 

On December 25, 1966, he married Ruby Fritts in Mound City, Kansas at the First Baptist Church. He worked as a pipe fitter for Conley Sprinkler before retirement. He was a member of the Pipe Fitter''s Union Local #669. Pete loved his family and community. He enjoyed taking care of his cattle. The family takes great solace in knowing that Pete was at peace with his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Brandon Pointer. Pete is survived by his wife, Ruby, two sons, Eric Pointer and wife Wendi, and Bryan Pointer, a brother Joe Pointer and wife Linda, a sister Maxine Johnson, and three granddaughters: Kyra, Jaidyn and Danyka.

Memorial service will be 7 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm. The family suggests contributions to Children''s Mercy Hospital. On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Barton County Sheriffs Office seeking public assistance

From Barton County Sheriff's Office

On 01-05-2018 the Barton County Sheriff's Office 911 center received a 911 call that at 586 NE 4TH LN in Irwin, Missouri a mobile home was on fire. 

The Lamar Fire Department, Barton County Sheriff's Office and Barton County Ambulance responded to the scene. 

At the conclusion of the fire it was determined the fire to be accidental from a space heater trying to thaw out frozen water lines. Lamar Fire Fighter Justin Ehrsam works to put the fire out pictured down below.

Obituary - Art Zellmer

Funeral services for Art Zellmer will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. 

Contributions to Heartland Hospice or Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences,

Arthur "Art" Ralph Zellmer, age 92 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, January 5, 2018 at Serenity Care and Rehab in Butler. He was born December 26, 1925 to William Christian and Mary Sophia Meislahn Zellmer in Murray, Iowa.

Art is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Zellmer of Butler, Missouri; one son, David Zellmer and wife Elaine of Amsterdam, Missouri; one daughter, Debbie Fields and husband Loe of Grove, Oklahoma; one sister, Dorothy Vetters of Boise, Idaho; five grandchildren, April Reno, Matthew Zellmer, Kelly Edmonds, Alicen Oates and Joel Brewster. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ron Zellmer; eight brothers, Fred, Hank, Bill, Les, Barney, Joe, Richard and Bob; and three sisters, Alma Huey, Marie Zellmer and Annie Zellmer.

From the city of Harrisonville

Here is the latest information on the transition of our trash service --

1. This week, Municipal Waste Services has been emptying trash from all cans, including the old, green cans. We appreciate the fact they have stepped up and gone the extra mile in getting the garbage collected.

2. Starting Monday, January 8, they will only empty garbage from their carts. Be sure you do not use the green carts from now on.

3. If you still have the old green trash cans, please leave them at curbside for pick up. Make sure they are empty! We understand this job was contracted to a third party which will continue the pick up through next Friday, January 12.

From the Bates County Sheriff's Office


Bates County Missouri Sheriff’s Office

Bates County Sheriff’s Office is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to remove and dispose of approximately 3800 sq ft of carpet and the vinyl base molding and install new commercial grade carpet squares (24” x 24”) along with new commercial grade vinyl base molding and transition strips.

The carpet will be installed in the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

This solicitation is for the purchase of goods and services and shall be awarded as per Missouri General Purchasing Laws. The contract shall be awarded to the company that submits the best overall proposal. Proposals shall be submitted to Bates County Sheriff’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m., January 19, 2018. Proposals should be submitted to Bates County Sheriff’s Office, 6 W Fort Scott St Butler, MO 64730.

Any questions regarding this bid should be directed in writing to the Chief Deputy Shayne Simmons at Bates County Sheriff’s Offices reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received and to waive any formalities, as may be permitted by law.

Lamar man arrested on Barton County Warrant

Bates County Coroner Activity Report for the period December 15-31, 2017

Activity Report for the period December 15-31, 2017:

· 5 Nursing Home/Hospice type deaths were reported for the period. All cases were reviewed with none requiring further investigation.

· On December 16, 2017 at 12:12 AM the Coroner was called to Bates County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department per protocol. A 71-year old female patient was pronounced by ER personnel with death due to natural causes.

· On December 17, 2017 at 1:46 AM the Coroner was called to a residence on West College street in Butler. Charles Kennedy, Jr., was pronounced by Coroner Greg Mullinax with death determined to be of natural causes.

· On December 19, 2017 at 1:06 AM the Coroner was called in reference to a death in Rich Hill. It was determined the decedent was in process of hospice placement and death was due to natural causes.

· On December 26, 2017 at 9:19 AM the Coroner was called to a rural residence on St. Rt. OO in Northeast Bates County. Clarence Gardner was pronounced by Coroner Greg Mullinax with death due to natural causes.

On December 26, 2017 at 11:57 PM the Coroner was called to a residence on S. Main St. in Butler. Arthur Orta was pronounced by Coroner Greg Mullinax with death due to natural causes.

Nevada woman arrested on St. Clair County warrant

On Jan. 1, Ashley Vanderburg, 28, Nevada, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on Nov. 17, 2017. 

During the traffic stop, a K9 did an exterior sniff search of the vehicle, and alerted to the presence of narcotics. 

A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag, that field tested positive for methamphetamines.

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Structure Fire in rural Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with Rich Hill Fire Department and Bates County Sheriff's Deputies around in route to a Structure Fire at a address of 2807 SE CR1056 which is off of N Highway in rural Southeast Butler.

No one is said to be inside the structure at this time and crews will remain on scene a undisclosed amount of time.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Butler Fire Department.

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Obituary - Herman Levie Sites

Herman Levie Sites age 83 of Creighton, Missouri departed this life Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri.

Herman is survived by his wife, Joan Sites of the home; two daughters, Jodie Wilson and her husband Mark of Creighton, Missouri, and Rhonda Branstetter and her husband Tom of Creighton, Missouri; four brothers, Robert Sites and his wife Gerty of Leeton, Missouri, Ralph Sites and his wife Linda of Clinton, Missouri, Pat Sites and his wife Sandy of Peculiar, Missouri, and Mike Sites of Clinton, Missouri; five grandchildren, LeAnn, John, Michael, Tyler, and Jacob; seven great grandchildren, Colton, Clayton, Fallon, Sadie, Enzo, Garrett, and Cillian; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Masonic Services will be held Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 7:00 p..m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund Creighton, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.

From the Rich Hill Fire Department

Update: Rich Hill School Closed Today due to second water leak found

Rich Hill school district officials say a second water leak in the city system has now been found and as a results they are now canceling classes for today (Friday) due to very low water pressure.

Mid America Live News will continue to update when information is made available to us.

Warmer weekend ahead!

Light Wintry Mix Possible On Sunday

There is increasing potential for light wintry weather affecting the Missouri Ozarks region Sunday morning into early Sunday afternoon...especially over the eastern Ozarks. Any light wintry weather will likely cause travel impacts Sunday morning.

No injuries reported in Bates County Crash

Warrant arrest in Barton County

On 01-02-2018 a Deputy with the Sheriff's Office went to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and picked up Christopher J. Munson, age 28, of Golden City which was incarcerated in that facility. 

Munson has an active Barton County felony warrant for probation violation and had been arrested in Polk County. 

Mr. Munson was transported back to the Barton County Jail and served his warrant. He was given a court date and processed into the jail.

Clinton man arrested for possession and promoting of child porn

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Nathan Braun Greufe, 36, of Clinton, Missouri, on January 4, 2018, for promoting and possession of child pornography. 

The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton Police Department.

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant at Greufe’s residence located on West Clinton Street, in Clinton. As a result of their search, investigators located child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crimes. Greufe was arrested and transported to the Henry County Jail.

The Henry County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Greufe with promoting child pornography in the first degree and possession of child pornography. Bond was set at $25,000.

The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages Internet users to report promptly to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children. The Digital Forensics Investigative Unit is partially funded by the Missouri Department of Public Safety State Cyber Crime Grant and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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Update: Kansas City man arrested after Cass County Pursuit

On 1/4/18 around 8:21pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County attempted to stop a vehicle near I-49 and Missouri 7 Highway south of Harrisonville.

The vehicle failed to yield for the trooper and a pursuit ensued on northbound I-49 before ending after the vehicle hit spike strips north of Peculiar.

The driver who was identified as 36 year old Donovan R. Williams of Kansas City, Missouri was arrested for 1.) Failure to yield to a emergency vehicle 2.)Fail to Illuminate license plate 3.) Failure to display valid plates 4.) Misdemeanor possession of Marijuana 5.)Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia 6.) Driving while suspended 7.) Belton Police Department - Misdemeanor Warrants (3) 8.) Pettis County Sheriff's Office Warrant (1).

Mr. Williams was booked into the Cass County Jail in Harrisonville, Missouri and he is currently listed as bondable.

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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.

Oklahoma woman arrested in Barton County

On 01-02-2018 The Barton County Sheriff's Office was told about a subject that had left the Barton County Courthouse and appeared to be impaired. 

The complainant advised the subject had left in a vehicle and was driving westbound on 12th street in Lamar. Lamar Officers and a Deputy with the Sheriff's office went to look for the suspect. A Lamar officer observed the suspect vehicle pull into our local Taco Bell. 

The officer made contact with the individual and conducted a driving while intoxicated investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation Lisa J. Dahlstrom, age 47, of Tulsa Oklahoma was arrested and transported to the Barton County Jail. Dahlstrom had been arrested previously on the 29th of December in Lamar on the same criminal charge of Driving while Intoxicated. 

At the time Dahlstrom submitted to a breath test she tested almost three times over the legal limit to drive a motor vehicle. Dahlstrom was placed on a twenty four hour hold for investigation and the reports were submitted to the Barton County Prosecutor. 

A warrant was obtained and served to her the following day for driving while intoxicated with no bond. Dahlstrom is incarcerated in the Barton County Jail.

Lamar woman arrested on Warrant

Update from the city of Rich Hill

The City of Rich Hill has water restored back to to the City. All residents will notice a decrease in water pressure for a few hours. This is due to keeping up with the production of water at the Water Plant while filling the water system back up.

The City will be placed under a boil advisory until further notice. City officials ask to conserve as much water as possible for the time being while the system and tower are filled.

There will still be a drinking water distribution area at City Hall for those needing water due to the boil advisory.

Last but not least,

Since water has been restored school will resume as normal today!

Thank you all for being patient and a huge THANK YOU from the Fire Department to all the crew members which worked through the night to get water restored back to the citizens!!!