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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Adrian man injured in boat collision on Lake of the Ozarks

On 3/24/18 around 2:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Benton County responded to a two boat collision at the Osage Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks in rural Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 63-year-old Gary L. Thompson, of Adrian, Missouri was taken to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton for treatment for minor injuries. 


The accident occurred when the vessel that Mr.Thompson was riding was hit by the second boat. 

Neither boat operators -- Gerald Adkins, of Warsaw, Mo. and Robert Talley, of Holden, Mo. were injured in this accident.









Holden man arrested in Bates County

On 3/25/18 around 5:20am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 62 year old Richard C. Sechrest of Holden, Missouri.

Mr. Sechrest was arrested on 1.) Felony Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Driving While Revoked 3.)Careless and Imprudent Driving.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a 12 hour detox hold.


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Obituary - James Leo Erpenbach

James Leo Erpenbach, 74, of Nevada, Missouri passed away after a brief illness Saturday, March 24, 2018. The sixth child of ten, Jim was born August 6, 1943 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Anthony and Catherine Erpenbach and grew up on a family farm near Fedora, South Dakota. Ever proud of his South Dakota farming roots, Jim worked hard at home and also as a farm hand for other families for many years to help his own family with expenses.

Education was strongly emphasized in his family, but seemed out of reach until his high school football coach and teacher encouraged him to attend Southern State College in Springfield, South Dakota. With his teaching degree, Jim worked as a high school teacher and coach in many small towns in the South Dakota area. During that time, he met the love of his life, Joan West while she was attending nursing school. They were married in LeMars, Iowa on August 10, 1968 and started their life together in Freeman, South Dakota. Later, their two daughters, Kristin and Amy were born, and Jim completed his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from South Dakota State University. In 1973, Jim began working for the 3M Company in Mitchell, South Dakota. While Jim and his family enjoyed Erpenbach picnics and Sundays on the farm, he transferred to Brownwood, Texas to begin his new career as Human Resource Manager for 3M.

After a few years in Texas, the family moved to Springfield, Missouri and then settled in Nevada, Missouri for quite some time. Jim left Nevada to work for 3M in Cordova, Illinois and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, where he retired in 2003, with 30 years of service to 3M. Always considering Nevada as their home, Jim and Joan retired there so Jim could golf almost year round at two golf courses and be near Amy’s family and his lifelong friends at St. Mary’s Church. During retirement, Jim was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served on the Bushwhacker Museum Committee, the Nevada Library Board and Nevada Planning Commission.

He was very active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Almost always happy, Jim will be most remembered as an avid golfer, ultimate sports fan, devoted dad, caring grandpa and loving husband. He was always in hurry, yet always had time for others. Jim’s survivors include his wife Joan of Nevada; daughter Kristin Koch (David), Woodbury, MN; daughter Amy Ast (Brian), Nevada, MO; four grandchildren Braden Ast, Andrew Koch, Joseph Koch and Lydia Ast; sister Elaine Neugebauer, Ethan, SD; sister Joyce Christensen, Sioux Falls, SD; sister Pat Walz (Bill), Sioux Falls, SD; brother Tony Erpenbach (Joyce), Plankinton, SD; sister Connie Kurth (Jerry), Bridgewater, SD; sister Darlene Muth (Dick), Mitchell, SD; brother Joe Erpenbach (Barb), sisters-in-law, Theresa Fehr, Norwood-Young America, MN; Pat Erpenbach, Sioux Falls, SD; Betty West, Bellevue, Nebraska; Cheryl West, Hinton, Iowa; Ruth Kral (Gary) Eagan, MN; brothers-in-law Mike West (Ellen) Gulfport, MS and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Catherine Erpenbach; two brothers, John and Allan; brothers-in-law Dick Christensen, Luvern Neugebauer, David West and Greg West. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St Mary’s Catholic Church of Nevada with Father Peter Savidge officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Monday in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the “James Erpenbach Memorial Scholarship Fund” in care of Ferry Funeral Home.


Attention Amsterdam residents...

The Amsterdam water tower will be cleaned and inspected tomorrow, Monday March 26th. There may be brief periods of low water pressure.  

Anyone need a job?

Help Wanted: Are you looking for a new career close to home? Phillips Farms is hiring! Farm Hand and Maintenance. No swine experience necessary.

Full time, permanent, salary position with benefits. Located on Hwy A between Drexel and Archie. For information on this please contact Janelle Phillips with references! You can view her information below:


https://www.facebook.com/janellep84


Thunderstorms move into the area later tonight around midnight

Thunderstorms move into the area later tonight around midnight. Heavier rain moves in around Sunrise, and likely sticks around into the late morning/early afternoon. Severe weather is not expected, but some small hail and isolated flooding south of I-70 will be possible.



Shooting Investigation in Harrisonville

On 03-24-2018 at approximately 2337 hours, Harrisonville Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Blueberry Drive in Harrisonville for a report of gun shots being fired.

When Officers arrived, they found that a house at 1504 Blueberry had been struck by at least two rounds. The home was occupied at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Harrisonville Police Department 816-380-8940 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.



Osceola man seriously injured in St. Clair County crash

On 3/25/18 around 3:15am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident around 4 miles West of Osceola, Missouri on B Highway.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro driven by 25 year old Timothy D. Root of Osceola, Missouri ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a utility pole and a fence before over turning several times and coming to rest on its top in a field.

Mr. Root sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported to Citizen's Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Bray's Towing of Osceola, Missouri.


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Obituary - Roberto Mestas Quezada

Roberto Mestas Quezada, 73, Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by love and family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.


Obituary - Elizabeth "Betty" Hansen

Elizabeth "Betty" Hansen, 74, of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life March 25, 2018 at her home.

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

A complete obituary and service time will be published when it becomes available.




Obituary - Della F. Wade

Della F. Wade, age 91, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at her home in La Cygne.

Funeral services are pending at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

Congratulations to Brendin

Congratulations to Brendin Patrick for being Regional C Champion and advancing to Missouri State Wrestling. Brendin will be wrestling in St. Louis on Friday. Brendin is the son of Mike and CJ Patrick of Butler, Missouri. - Good Luck Brendin