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Monday, April 30, 2018

Obituary - James Eugene. “Jim” Maynard

James Eugene. “Jim” Maynard, 84 of Belton, MO passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home in Belton. Jim was born October 13, 1933 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Joseph and Erma May (Story) Maynard.

Jim was raised in Kansas City and graduated from Kansas City East High School with the Class of 1951. He married Darlene Skaer Hunter on March 29, 1952. The couple was married over fifty years before Darlene passed away in 2003. Jim later married Rita Armbrust on Oct. 31, 2004. He worked for Sinclair Oil Co from 1953-1962 in Utah and Idaho and then for Montgomery-Ward in Oklahoma City from 1963-1993 retiring after 29 ½ years as a National Auto Service Manager. Jim later worked an additional 10 years for the Carrolton School District. In his retirement Jim returned to his boyhood state of Missouri. He was a member of the Hume Methodist Church, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Jim is survived by his wife Rita, of the home in Belton; three children, Randy Maynard (Vickie), Hume, MO, Richard Maynard, Jerico Springs, MO, Sheri Maynard, Lake Geneva, WI; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse Maynard, Louisburg, KS, and J.D. Maynard, New Jersey; one sister, Darlene Busey, Alcoa, TN; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Kay Zimmer officiating. Interment will follow in Pryor Creek Cemetery in Metz. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to William Jewell College or Alzheimer’s Association in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.




Clinton woman arrested after traffic stop

On 04/28/2018, at approximately 12:10 PM, Officer Derek Foreman conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of East Green St. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle lead to the discovery of approximately 95 grams of suspected methamphetamine, numerous prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash. 

The driver of the vehicle, 40 year old Clinton resident Elisha J. Montgomery was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and Driving while revoked/suspended.


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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.



Ladies it's murder mystery time!

Ladies - It's Murder Mystery Dinner Party Time. There are only a few openings left so call right away 660-200-5620 to reserve your part in the MURDER! 

Tickets are $25 and include appetizers, 3 course dinner, lots of fun. There's a cash bar available also. Openings left are very limited. May 18th.

Poplar Heights Living History Farm.... NE of Butler! 



Cass County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death as Homicide

On Friday, April 27, 2018 deputies were contacted by mushroom hunters who found possible human remains. 

Investigators responded to the area of S. Mopac Rd between E. 235th and E. 239th where they discovered a set of human remains in a wooded area.

At this time a preliminary autopsy of the remains indicate that the victim is a female. Investigators continue to work with area law enforcement agencies to determine the identity of the victim. Investigators are considering this as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 816-380-5200.

(Additional – Investigators have been in contact with Ferris family.  The Cass County Sheriff’s Office can confirm that the remains are NOT those of Desirea Ferris.  Investigators are not releasing what information they used to conclude that it is not her.)


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From the Benton County Sheriff's Office

On 4/16, Shyla M. Grieve, 33 of Belton MO, was arrested after a traffic stop for speeding at 7 Hwy and Cold Springs near Warsaw. 

A K-9 Unit indicated the odor of an illegal substance within the vehicle, where after searching, produced over 15 grams of methamphetamine. 

Thank you & great work by our Drug Task Force and Sgt. Wilson!


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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 - Wanda Kay Maggard

Wanda Kay Maggard, 64, Mt. Vernon, MO, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Cox Hospital South, in Springfield, MO. Wanda was born on August 14, 1953 in Kansas City, MO to Junie Duane and Martha Lynn (Baldwin) Kerns.

Wanda was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from West High School there. She came to Nevada in 1976 and also lived in Lamar, MO from 1992-2012. She had resided in Mt. Vernon for the past five years. Wanda loved to bowl and play Bingo.

Survivors include her four children, Frank Maggard and his wife Amy, Willard, MO, Martha Loyd and her husband, Robert, Mt. Vernon, Betty Maggard, Brookings, SD and Joe Maggard and his wife Melissa, Quincy, IL; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Kerns, Kansas City, Junior Kerns, Nevada, Donnie Kerns, Nevada and Michael Kerns, Tonganoxie, KS; her companion of 40 years, Harley Collier of the home; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Teresa Garren.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.



City of Butler Job Opening

Job Opening for Asst Court Clerk/Utility Billing Clerk. For more details visit www.butlermo.com under the employment tab.




Butler Police Department Activity Report 4/23-4/29-2018

04/23/2018  
Well being check
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Well being check Mill  and Delaware
Animal complaint Ohio and High
Animal complaint 100 block of S Austin
Well being check Wal-Mart
04/24/2018  
Accident Delaware and Nursery
Well being check 300 block of S Main
Animal complaint 200 block of S Austin
Theft report 400 block of S High
Animal complaint 100 block of S Broadway
Animal complaint Nursery and Country Club
Well being check 700 block of Gregory
04/25/2018 
Keep the peace 600 block of W Nursery
Theft report 100 block of N bus 49
Walk in theft report
Animal complaint 700 block of N Water
Disturbance 400 block of S High
Keep the peace 200 block of E Chestnut
Accident S Main
04/26/2018  
Well being check 100 block of S Fulton
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Ex-parte violation report
Wellbeing check W-52
Animal complaint Harrison and Havanna
Keep the peace Keep the peace 300 block of W Vine
04/27/2018  
Stolen vehicle report
Accident BCMH parking lot
Keep the peace 200 block of E Chestnut
Warrant service Pine and Fulton
Assault report
04/28/2018  Well being check Conoco
Possible prowler 100 block of S Willow
Animal complaint 700 block of N Delaware
C and I driver call S High
04/29/2018  
Well being check 400 block of W Ohio
Keep the peace N Fulton
Animal complaint Meadow lane
Stolen vehicle recovered
Alarm S High area



From the Butler Police Department

On 04/28/2018 the Butler Police along with the Bates County Health Department participated in the DEA prescription drug take back program. 

A total of 55 pounds of medication was turned in. We would like to thank everyone that participated. 


Courtesy of Butler Police Chief Randy Beshore



Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report April 23, 2018 –April 29, 2018

April 23, 2018
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – HUME
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
FAILURE TO YIELD – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – AMORET
THEFT/STEALING – BUTLER
MVA – PASSAIC
MVA – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELL BEING – HUME
FRUAD/IDENITY THEFT – BALLARD
DISTRUBANCE – ADRIAN
C&I DRIVER – BUTLER
FRUAD/IDENTIY THEFT – BUTLER
THEFT/STEALING – ADRIAN


April 24, 2018
STRANDED MOTORIST – BALARD
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ALTONA
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL
ABANDONDED VEHICLE – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
ODOR INVESTIGATION – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
TRAFFIC SOTP – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
ALARM CALL – ADRIAN
SPEAK OT OFFICER – ADRIAN


April 25, 2018
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST – MERWIN
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – AMORET
FIRE BRUSH – AMSTERDAM
ANIMAL CALL – BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SUSPICOUS ACTIVITY – HUME
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
BURGLARY – MERWIN
VANDALISM – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACITIVITY – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BUTLER


April 26, 2018
AGENCY ASSIST – PASSAIC
AGNECY ASSIT – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – MERWIN
CHECK WELL BEING – APPLETON CITY
FOLLOW UP – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ARCHIE
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
FOLLOW UP – RICH HILL
CHILD CUSTODY – HUME
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – BATES COUNTY
TRAFFIC HAZARD – BATES COUNTY
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
C/I DRIVER – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
THEFT/STEALING – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
TRESPASSING – ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER – BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL


April 27, 2018
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
MVA – ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
CONTROLLED BURN – RICH HILL
CONTROLLED BURN – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
CHECK WELL BEING – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ROCKVILLE
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
WARRANT SERVICE – ADRIAN
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER


April 28, 2018 
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL – BALLARD
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
MVA – RICH HILL
BRUSH FIRE – ADRIAN
CONTROLLED BURN – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
STRANDED MOTORIST – BUTLER
C/I DRIVER – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – BATES COUNTY
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ARCHIE/BATES
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ROCKVILLE
NOISE COMPLAINT – VIRGINIA
C/I DRIVER – FOSTER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN



APRIL 29, 2018
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL-RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP-BUTLER
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE-BUTLER
ALARM CALL-BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL-RICH HILL
NOISE COMPLAINT-RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE-ADRIAN
PEDESTERIAN CHECK-AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-RICH HILL


Clinton man arrested in Pettis County

On 4/29/18 around 10:55pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Pettis County arrested 34 year old Christopher S. McCartney of Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. McCartney was arrested for 1.) Resisting Arrest 2.) Speeding 3.) Failure to register a motor vehicle 4.) Failure to display a valid license plate 5.) Failure to have headlights on 6.)No Insurance 7.) No seatbelt.

He was booked into the Pettis County Jail in Sedalia, Missouri and placed on a 24 hour investigative hold.


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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.









Butler man injured in rollover accident near Rich Hill

On 4/28/18 around 10:00am the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a one vehicle accident on I-49 near the Rich Hill Exit in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred hen the 2008 Ford F-250 driven by 62 year old Kevin Fischer of Rockville, Missouri veered of the left side of the roadway and overturned.

A passenger in the vehicle 61 year old Jerry A. Harkrader of Butler, Missouri sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Garwood's Wrecker Service of Nevada, Missouri.


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Obituary - Marilyn Haines

Marilyn Haines, age 81, of Clinton, MO, died at Windsor Healthcare on April 27, 2018. Among survivors is her husband Larry Haines.

No services are planned at this time.

Condolences may be left online at www.ConsalusFuneralHome.com.


Warsaw man drowns in Truman Lake

On 4/29/18 around 1:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Benton County responded to Osage Bluff Marina on Truman Lake in rural Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a boat was reported to be floating unoccupied on Truman Lake. 

When crews arrived to the vessel the owner 67 year old Sherman W. Wright of Warsaw, Missouri was located deceased next to his fishing line which was tangled in a tree.

Mr. Wright was transported to Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri.











Pro Bull Blast in Henry County





Nice, but stormy week ahead...

It will definitely feel like Spring out there this week, but that also means we have to watch out for Spring thunderstorms. Today it will be warm and very windy ahead of a cold front that will shift into the western Plains today. This will help set the stage for moisture return, which will help fuel thunderstorms across the Plains States Tuesday through Thursday as the frontal boundary slowly marches east. 

Tuesday evening storms will be focused from eastern Nebraska into Iowa, but may drag themselves across parts of far northern Missouri that afternoon and night. However, by Wednesday afternoon and evening the focus for storms will have shifted a bit south and east into eastern Kansas and Missouri, with lingering thunderstorm activity possible through the day time and overnight hours of Thursday. As for next weekend, the outlook is good for dry weather with highs in the 70s.