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Obituary - Pauline A. McKinley

Pauline A. McKinley, 83, of Clinton, Missouri passed away peacefully Thursday, February 15, 2018 at her home with her family surrounding her.

She was born November 12, 1934 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of John Alois Smolnik and Agnes Magdalene (Trouba) Smolnik.

Pauline was united in marriage to Jimmie Dale McKinley on January 12, 1957 in Bolivar, Mo. He preceded her in death October 22, 2016.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, raising a vegetable garden, fishing, and being outside. Her greatest joy was taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Roger McKinley and his wife Patty, Clinton, MO., and Brian McKinley and his wife Roberta, Clinton, MO.; granddaughter, Amy (McKinley) Sockwell and her husband Cecil, Jr., Clinton, MO.; two grandsons, Jonathon McKinley, Clinton, MO., and Christopher McKinley and his wife Sarah, Clinton, MO.; step-granddaughter, Amy Nims and her husband, Jason, Clinton, MO.; four great-grandchildren, Lana Sockwell, Cecil Sockwell, III, Preston McKinley, and Brooklyn McKinley; two step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Nims and Quenten Nims; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Virginia McElwee and Olga DuPont.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, MO., with Father Jim Taranto, Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO. Friends may call from noon to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to Bright Futures or Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Obituary - Dale Gieselman

Dale Henry Gieselman, 84, of Urich, Missouri, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. Among surviving is his wife Mary Ellen Gieselman of the home. 

Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Obituary - Roderick H. McKay

Roderick H. McKay, age 71, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Thursday February 15, 2018 at his home.

Funeral Requiem Mass will be held 11 am Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mound City, Kansas. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. 

The rosary will be prayed at 6:30. Contributions are suggested to the Cardinal Kung Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. 

On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

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Obituary - Mildred Pauline (Thomas) Craft

Pauline Craft, 97 of Butler, Missouri, passed away February 14, 2018 at Medicalodge of Butler. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, February 19, 2018 at Virginia United Methodist Church with Pastor Julie Nelson officiating. 

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Sunday, February 18 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Virginia United Methodist Church. Messages and memories for the family may be left at 

Mildred Pauline (Thomas) Craft was born October 13, 1920 in Butler, Missouri, daughter of John Wesley and Minnie Irene (Turpin) Thomas. She attended school through the 11th grade in Butler, and was united in marriage to Kenneth Craft on March 6, 1939 in Nevada, Missouri.

Pauline was a lifelong resident of Bates County, and a member of the Virginia UMC since 1957. She and Kenneth farmed dairy and livestock, and Pauline was a dedicated farm wife and mother. She often provided lunches for those working in the fields and was described as one of the best hay rakers you’d ever meet. In her younger years, she and her husband grew everything they ate. Pauline was always proud of the things she made to include quilts, apparel for her family, doll clothes, wood toys, wood picnic chairs and whittled carvings – there truly was not a medium she couldn’t conquer. She would often critique her own work (and that of others!) to see if it couldn’t be improved in some way. She was proud of her children and grandchildren, and would often update the various family members on what the others had accomplished. Throughout her life, she was accurately described as a spitfire.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers Elvin and William, sisters Mary and Louise, sons Wayne and Tom, grandson Rusty and great-granddaughter Jenna. She is survived by her son Ray Craft and wife Joy of Amoret, grandchildren Dick, Larry, Linda, Wendy, Dustin, Debbie, Kelly, and Julie; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

From the Linn County Kansas Sheriff's Office

Good morning to our customers and friends

Good morning to our customers and friends.

As you may have noticed, South Side Cuts on the Historic Butler Square is temporarily closed. I know that many people will miss Cindy, who has worked there for the last few years and taken excellent care of all of you. We will all miss her a great deal.

I want to thank everyone who has followed and enthusiastically supported this small business since I decided to bring it back to service in Butler a few years ago. So many people have enjoyed seeing the old-fashioned Barber Shop style continue. It is my intention for the business to continue for many years. I will certainly keep you posted as to when it will be back open.

Thank you all,
Greg Mullinax

Montrose man arrested in St. Clair County

On Feb. 14, Thomas Killiebrew Sr., 42, Montrose, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with an unclassified felony of statutory rape in the first degree-sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, an unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree-deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old threatening serious physical injury/displays deadly weapon, an unclassified felony of sodomy in the first degree-deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, and two class D felonies of incest.

This is an ongoing investigation with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. More formal charges are pending.

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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 Bates County Sheriff's Office

On 2/16/2018, Bates County Dispatch received a call from a resident in rural Adrian stating that he had a possible intruder in his residence. He stated that he had shot multiple times toward the suspect or suspects. Deputies were dispatched and additional Deputies were called out from home. 

Once on scene Deputies made contact with the home owner. The area was searched for the possible suspect or suspects. During the investigation the Deputy requested that a Nixle community text be sent out to alert residents of the situation. The Deputy determined that the home owner did indeed shoot his gun inside his residence.

The investigation continued and it was determined that there was no burglary or intruder at the residence. The Deputies determined that the homeowner was having a medical issue and transported him to the hospital for treatment. An additional Nixle was sent out to advise the public that the call was an unfounded call.

We appreciate the relationship we have with the public and will continue to utilize the Nixle system as an early warning/information system for the public. To get Nixle test messaging on your cell phone text your zip code to 888777.

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Bingo Fundraiser in Amsterdam

Miami project prom is having a Bingo fundraiser at Amsterdam community center tomorrow being Saturday the start time! Please come out and enjoy! 

Possible rain this weekend

Well today isn’t going to quite feel like yesterday, but the good news is it does warm up again. As for precipitation chances, light snow changing over to rain is possible Saturday morning, mainly in central MO and thunder and lightning chances return Monday.

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Hill 60th Wedding Anniversary Announcement

Glen Harlan and Arlene Hill will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on March 1, 2018.

Glen Harlan Hill and Arlene Shipley were married March 1, 1958 at Southfork Baptist Church near Drexel MO. They have lived in the Drexel area all their lives farming, raising their children and enjoying their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

They have two children, Tim Hill and wife Bonnie of Drexel and Kristie Fisher and husband Russell of Harrisonville. They have three grandchildren, Tiffeny Manson and husband Dusty of Council Grove KS, Lacey Domnick and husband Nathan of Harrisonville and Megan Krogen and husband J.B. of Frontenac KS. They have 7 great grandchildren, Taylor, Gavin, Brylee, Carter, Christian, Zoey and Lyra.

They will be celebrating their anniversary with their family at home but would enjoy receiving cards. Please send cards to 17773 NW St Rt 18, Drexel MO 64742.