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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Adrian woman arrested in Henry County

Tavia J. Smith 
On 1/9/18 around 11:16am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 38 year old Tavia J. Smith of Adrian, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony 1st Degree Tampering with a motor vehicle 2.) Driving While Suspended -1st Offence 3.)Failure to register a motor vehicle 4.) No Insurance.

Tavia J. Smith was booked into the Henry County Jail in Clinton, Missouri and placed on a $10,500 Cash/Surety Bond.


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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.








Obituary - Anna Marie Bishop

Anna Marie Bishop, 88 of Harrisonville, Missouri, formerly of Drexel, Missouri, passed away January 8, 2018 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Drexel First Christian Church. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Friday, also at the church. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel chapel (660-679-0009). 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Drexel First Christian Church, Great Lakes Hospice, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.



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Burglary in Appleton City

On Jan. 5, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to 6485 NW Highway M Appleton City in reference to theft.

Upon arrival the deputy spoke with Darryl Preston. Preston stated he returned to the job site this morning to find his tool trailer had been broken into and the front door of the house he was working on was standing open.

Preston showed the deputy where the lock had been cut off the back door of the trailer and was missing. He also showed the deputy where the trailer had been damaged when a vehicle hit the right side fender, causing $350.00 in damage. Preston stated there were several tools missing from the trailer, DeWalt sawzall, Miketa chop saw, DeWalt grinder, Porter Cable respiration tool, two Porter Cable nail guns, extension cord, and small hand tools. Estimated total value is $2075.

Preston filled out a request for prosecution. Evidence was collected from the scene.

Appleton City woman arrested on St. Clair County Warrant

On Jan. 7, Jacqueline Schwartz, 22, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony of tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle from Charlene Klinksick. Klinksick stated she was watching her son’s vehicle while he was out of town. 

Klinksick stated her daughter, Jacqueline Schwartz, came into the house, grabbed the keys to the vehicle, and then drove the vehicle away from the house. Klinksick called Schwartz on the phone and told her to bring the vehicle back. Schwartz refused to do so.

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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.



From the Rich Hill Fire Department

The Rich Hill Fire Department would like to thank the following for having a helping hand during the cities time of need over the last several days.

We would like to thank the City Hall staff for being there to answer phones and answer questions as needed.

Bates County Sheriff Office for sending down deputies to help hand out water to the home bound.

Southern Commisioner Larry Hacker for lending a hand with handing water to the home bound as well.

Butler Fire for lending us a tanker for non- potable water so residence had basic necessities such as toilets and such.

West Central Agri Services for unloading pallets of water and picking up pallets of water from Food Fair for us to hand out.

The citizens of Rich Hill for being patient and having positive thoughts throughout this event.

City Crew members for the hard work and putting in extremely long hours in cold, wet weather conditions.

And last but not least, I Chief Miller, would like to thank the members of the Rich Hill Fire Department that helped hand out water, made several home deliveries to the home bound and for filling non-potable water containers.

If we missed anyone that had a helping hand we are truly sorry but greatly appreciated your help.


Eldorado Springs woman injured in Vernon County Crash

On 1/8/17 around 6:10am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 54 Highway around 4 miles East of Nevada. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Ford F-150 driven by 54 year old Tammy J. McConnaughey of Eldorado Springs, Missouri lost control on ice covered roadways and struck a ditch.

She was transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Phillips Towing of Nevada.



Obituary - William A. “Bill” Peak

William A. “Bill” Peak, 91, formerly of Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Four Seasons Living Center in Sedalia, MO following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 25, 1926 in Winnsboro, SC to William and Sarah (Wilson) Peak.

In 1943, Bill entered the United States Navy where he served until 1946. During his years in the service he earned many ribbons including the American Area Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, Point System, and Victory Medal.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bass, Chester, SC; grandchildren, Ann Stephenson, Clover, SC, and Joey Bass, Greenville, SC; sister-in-law, Lucille Haynes, Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by his wife Neva, his parents, one brother, David J. Peak, three nephews and one niece.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS. Arrangements are being handled by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.




94th Annual Cass County Soils & Crops Conference

94th Annual Cass County Soils & Crops Conference | Tues. Jan. 16 at Harrisonville Family Center. Great info presented by MO Dept. of Ag, MO Farm Bureau, Quail Forever & Pheasant Forever, Rural Crimes Unit MO State Hwy Patrol, and more! See agenda attached. RSVP to Cass Co Univ. Extension Office, 816-380-8460 by Jan. 12







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Adrian School District Academic All-State Honors Released





One vehicle accident North of Adrian

The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies are on scene of a one vehicle accident on Missouri Route E Highway and NE CR 143 close to AA Highway.

No one is reported as having serious injuries in this accident and both occupants are out of the vehicle at this time.

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


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Two from Rich Hill escape injury in Bates County Crash

On 1/8/17 around 11:35am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County responded to a one vehicle accident at A Highway and PP Highway in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2002 Chrysler Concorde driven by 77 year old Walter L. Burchell of Rich Hill, Missouri suffered a unknown medical episode causing the vehicle to travel off the south side of the roadway.

Mr. Burchell along with a passenger in his vehicle 77 year old Rosalee A. Burchell both sustained minor injuries in this accident and both refused medical treatment at the scene of this accident.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.




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