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Friday, February 23, 2018

Two vehicle accident in Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with Butler Police Department are on scene of a two vehicle accident in front of Sonic on Ft. Scott Street in Butler at this time.

Traffic is getting by slowly at this time, please use caution on pull over for emergency flashing lights.

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

Public Service Announcement From Greg Mullinax

Fish Fry tonight at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Nursery Street in Butler. 5-7 PM... Fried fish, Suzy Q's, baked beans, green beans..... and more. $10. It's good stuff. Everyone is invited!

Obituary - William J. Beurrier

William J. Beurrier, 46, Harrisonville, Missouri died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jean and Thomas Lipari, Harrisonville, Missouri; his father and step mother, Ed and Beverly Beurrier, Port St. Lucie, Florida; a sister, Crystal Larcom and husband David, Harrisonville, Missouri; two nephews, Karsen and Konner Zeller; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be 10 am - 12 pm, Sat. March 3, 2018 at the Crossroads Assembly Church, Harrisonville.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the William J. Beurrier Memorial Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Judge James Journey filing for re-election

From the Drexel R-4 School District

Family Stem Night at Butler Elementary

From the City of Harrisonville

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the principal cause of the electric outages on Tuesday was ice, ice and more ice caused by Winter Storm Oliver.

Totaling the stats, city staff took 204 calls for service to correct 160 separate outages. Approximately two-thirds of those occurred when a circuit in the Royal Street electric substation failed. Royal Street serves the northeast area of town. 

During such instances, staff would normally transfer electric service distribution to run through the North substation while repairs are made and the interruption in customers’ power would be only a few minutes. But on Tuesday, because of the ice, the switch would not engage and workers spent most of the day diagnosing and correcting that problem.

Once the substation issue was resolved, crews went on to answer calls regarding downed lines, broken or bent tree limbs and other problems associated with the storm. The tree crew worked until midnight and the line crew until 2 a.m. to clear all the issues.

Dog Attack in Appleton City

On Feb. 21, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to South Burdette Street in Appleton City regarding an animal complaint.

Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Aaron Mullen, who stated that two dogs killed one of their goats and injured another one. Mullen explained a white pit bull and a dark colored unknown type of dog, came onto their property, broke through the fence, and attacked their pygmy goats. As a result, one female died and another female was seriously injured. Mullen stated he did not know who owned the dogs.

While the deputy was looking at the goats, the deputy was handed a cell phone and he spoke to Rebecca Mullen. She stated that she is the owner of the goats and would fill out a request for prosecution if needed.

Rebecca Mullen stated she estimated the death of one animal and the injury to the other could cost approximately $400 to replace.

The deputy explained to the Mullen’s, that St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office would take the initial report and then forward the incident to the Appleton City Police Department for further investigation.

Courtesy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department 

Obituary - Sarah Beth Cunningham Arnold

Sarah Beth Cunningham Arnold, 35 of Butler died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri.

Sarah's wishes were to be cremated services will be scheduled at a later date.

Children's Center Needs and Wants List!

From House of Hound in Butler

Fog & Mist During Friday AM Commute

A much improved morning commute awaits today, though keep an eye out for patchy slick spots and areas of fog. The next round of wintry precipitation will arrive late tonight into early Saturday morning, mainly across northern Missouri. 

The potential for slick roadways should stay close to the Missouri/Iowa border, though may extend slightly further south as surface temperatures will hover near the freezing mark. The wintry mix will then transition to rain by late Saturday morning.