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Friday, May 18, 2018

Obituary - Susan Elaine Janssen

Susan Elaine Janssen, 70, Nevada, MO passed from this life on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Susan was born May 22, 1947 in Aplington, IA to Walter Henry and Audrey Irene (Filer) Zech.

Susan graduated from Aplington High School, Class of 1965. On May 21, 1966 she married Harlan Janssen in Fort Dodge, IA. Following their marriage they lived in Des Moines, IA for many years, moving to West Bend, WI, and later to Nevada, where they have lived for the past five years. In 1974 Susan received Christ into her heart and has been a faithful follower since that time. Susan liked to sing and had been part of her church choir. She had a passion for reading, baking, and cooking. Susan was a devoted wife and mother, who loved doting on her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Harlan, of the home; one daughter, Audra Doak (Gary), Nevada; one son, Eric Janssen (Christine), Mattawan, MI; four grandchildren, Alexander Doak, Olivia Doak, Caleb Janssen, Noah Janssen; brother, James Zech (Marlene), Rockwell City, IA; sister, Marilyn Wilson, Des Moines, IA.; nieces, nephews, extended family, and treasured friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Charles Schumacher and Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Birthright of Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO, 64772.

McGennis Youth Center Annual Fishing Derby June 3rd

Annual Fishing Derby June 3rd

A fishing derby, co-sponsored by the Rich Hill Fourth of July Committee and the McGennis Youth Center, is set for Sunday, June 3, at the Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the east shelter house near the tennis courts. The derby will run from 6 to 7 p.m.

A parent or guardian must accompany each child. The event is open to children ages 3 through 15. Fishing and casting contests will be held in four age groups and prizes will be awarded in each age category. A hot dog roast will follow. The hot dogs are donated by the Rich Hill Café.

McGennis Youth Center is located five miles west of Rich Hill on A Highway then three miles south on Route WW. Watch for signs.

Max Motors Dealerships Sponsoring Schowe and Shine Car Show and BBQ Contest

We invite you to join us tomorrow Max Motors Nevada! We hope to see you there.

Continued Prayers for Jack Bearce and Family

Well not the news I expected today. It has spread to my liver, and in my blood stream. I'm no longer operable and considered stage 4. Even though the pancreas tumor has shrank down an inch they can't remove it because of the liver issue now. So treatment is now changing. I still believe God is going to give me the healing that I have claimed by his word. 

So I need all the prayers I can get. Not just for me but for my family. It's going to be a long road ahead of us. God will be there right by our side. Love you all and Thank you.

Courtesy of Jack Bearce

One vehicle accident in rural Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies are in route to a one vehicle accident off of Steele and Kings Corner on West 52 Highway and CR NW 3502.

One vehicle is said to be blocking the roadway and may have struck some cables or lines at this time.

No one is reported to be injured in this accident and Mid America Live News will update when and if more information becomes available to us.

Obituary - LeRoy J. Boden

LeRoy J. Boden, 94, of Clinton, Missouri died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Montrose, MO. The rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

Obituary - John "Jack" Homer and Nancy Henning

The old adage “Live everyday like it is your last day” became quite true in a split second on Tuesday May 15, 2018, when Nancy and Jack Henning were tragically taken away from us.

Nancy was born on January 25, 1940, to Jack and Mada Lou Morrisey in Wellington, Kansas. Jack was born on June 16, 1937, to Homer and Marguerite Henning in Emporia, KS. Both families eventually settled in Ottawa, Kansas.

After two and a half years at the University of Kansas, Nancy was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She then went on to become an airline stewardess for TWA. Jack graduated from Emporia State University and he and Nancy married in 1962, and moved to Kansas City to raise their growing family.

Jack will always be known as a legend in the Kansas City Investment Banking community. He was truly the ultimate salesman’s manager. He retired in 2003, as Midwest Regional Manager with A.G. Edwards. Nancy spent her life caring for her children and grandchildren. She was also a trusted and much called upon volunteer for many organizations. One of her favorite experiences through the years was her time spent volunteering for the International Visitors Council of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce where she hosted and entertained diplomats and visitors from many countries.

Jack and Nancy were very devoted to their Catholic faith and together they were involved in their parish and gave generously of their time, talent and treasure. They enjoyed traveling and together they saw much of this world. Spending time with their family and especially their grandchildren was the highlight of their daily lives. They made lifelong friends in each of their neighborhoods and always welcomed all into their home. Jack loved golf, watching the stock market, his Chiefs, his Royals, the KSU Wildcats and delving into a wager here and there! Nancy loved nature, wild flowers, and the Flint Hills. They both loved to play bridge and listen to country music tuning into Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

They were preceded in death by their parents and their grandson, Nick Henning. 

They leave behind their siblings, Tom (Sharon) Morrisey, Teresa (Rick) Jamison, Mark (Cyndi) Morrisey, Cynthia Henning and Mary Ann (Rich) Hopkins; Their five children and their spouses, John and Veronica Henning, Gunnar and Sabrina Henning, Heidi Henning, Hamp and Nikki Henning, and Gretchen and John Sullivan; Their grandchildren, Jack Henning, Megan (John) Ismert, Mary Elizabeth Henning, Browder and Brendan Henning, Josie and James Weck, Nelle, Hamp, Gunnar and Teddy Henning, Riley, Kevin, Declan and Blaise Sullivan; their great granddaughter, Lydia Ismert and many nieces and nephews and close friends.

Nancy and Jack enjoyed their life to the fullest and leave behind a legacy of love, kindness, generosity and devotion to God. Remember: Live every day like it is your last day!

Services will be Monday, May 21st, at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton, MO. The Rosary will be said at 10:00 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Private Internment Tuesday at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to the Henning Memorial Fund. Mail to: GKCCF 1055 Broadway Blvd, Suite 130 KCMO 64105. Please offer condolences or share a memory of Jack & Nancy at

Update: From the Benton County Sheriff's Office

Warsaw Police Chief Wenberg was shot in the chest this morning at the intersection of Washington and Seminary. The juvenile suspect was also shot, sustaining serious injuries, and was life flighted to Columbia Regional Hospital where he is currently sedated and stable. The Chief's body armor thankfully stopped the bullet. He was treated at Golden Valley Hospital and already released. The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Investigative Division is working the crime scene.

The juvenile led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit late last night while driving a stolen car. This same juvenile fired on law enforcement last night, striking one of our vehicles, but no one was injured. The suspect then drove at a high rate of speed traveling south in the northbound lane, abandoning his vehicle at the off-ramp of the Dam Access Road, fleeing into the woods. A K-9 team was deployed from Henry County Sheriff's Office, tracking the suspect for several hours, losing him in an area where he often frequented. 

We are thankful for the community's overwhelming response and support. Our prayers go out to all involved.

I will not be taking questions on Facebook. The MSHP is handling the formal press releases and questions.

Obituary - Elisha Dawn Brundridge

Elisha Dawn Brundridge, 33, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Nevada Reginal Medical Center in Nevada. She was born on August 29, 1984 in Nevada to Warren L. and Carol Jane (Robertson) Friedli. She married Shane A. Brundridge on November 16, 2004 in Walker, MO and he survives of the home.

Elisha grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 2003. She was employed by Southwest Community Services for the past four years. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, wood working, and playing Pokémon Go.

In addition to her husband Shane survivors include two children, Karrolynne and Damien, both of the home; parents, Warren and Roberta Friedli, Nevada; siblings, Melinda Fulkerson, Nevada, Warren Friedli, Jr., Nevada, Amanda Horner (Joshua), St. Joseph, MO, Shawn Stewart, Nevada; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and one sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Jane Friedli; grandparents, Dewayne and Louise Friedli, Kathleen Broyles, Larry and Teresa Robertson.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Bro. Jerry Pyle officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to a Fund for her Children in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Cass County Eagles #4492 Charity Poker Run

Anyone need a job?

ISO a dependable, trustworthy and hard worker. 

Serenity of Butler is looking to hire a full time housekeeper and a part time housekeeper/part time floor tech that likes working in nursing home setting. 

Hours will be 7am-3pm and 12pm-8pm and 4pm-8pm. Interested? 

Come put an application in.
Housekeeping supervisor
Megan Nieder

Bates County Youth Advocacy ribbon cutting ceremony

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Bates County Youth Advocacy was successful. Plenty of smiling faces. The building is a great place for youth to participate in activities and be able to socialize with their peers.

From the Nevada Police Department

Obituary - Elizabeth Ann Ellis

Elizabeth Ann Ellis age 57 of Urich, Missouri departed this life Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri.

Elizabeth is survived by her three sons, Dan Malone and his wife Mikka Emick of Urich, Missouri, Steve Malone and his wife Paula of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and Kyle Hanavan and his wife Missie Doran of Grandview, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri. Cremation.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.

Obituary - David Wallace Turner

David Wallace Turner, 59, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was born, October 24, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of George Wallace and Virginia Ammie (Thursbay) Turner. He departed this life Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded with love and family.

David was a 1977 Lee’s Summit High School graduate.

On December 21, 1989, he was united in marriage to Roxanna Lee Perry in Kansas City. Together they raised 1 child Mindi; they later divorced. On June 17, 2011, he was united in marriage to Donna Cline in Lee’s Summit; she preceded him in death December 2017.

David was also preceded in death by one nephew Scott Moore.

He is survived by his parents, George and Virginia Turner of Lee’s Summit; his daughter Mindi (and Joe) Coday of Greenwood; his sister Janice Turner of Grandview; his niece Ammie (and Jake) Swearingen of Belton; 6 great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was employed as a truck driver for CFI/Conway retiring in January 2017. He enjoyed the open road, riding motorcycle’s, fishing, music and playing guitar.

Cremation has been accorded.

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend David Ferneau will officiate. Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. until service time.

Inurnment will be held 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 21, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates May 14-18, 2018

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made four arrests, took a burglary report and a stealing report during the week of May 14-18, 2018. 

View the full report by using the link that we have provided below:

Obituary - Robert "Bob" Edward Burke

Robert "Bob" Edward Burke, age 85, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Golden Living Center (Westwood), Clinton. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Among survivors is his wife, Gloria of the home; daughter Susan Kaiser and son Doug Burke both of Clinton.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.

Butler First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School!

300 N Delaware St, Butler, MO

Officer Involved Shooting in Benton County

The police chief of the Warsaw police department f Jason Wenberg has been hospitalized after exchanging fire with a suspect.
The incident happened just before 9:40 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say the chief was shot first and returned fire, hitting the suspect.

The officer was taken to an area hospital by ambulance. The suspect who is a teenager was taken to a hospital in Columbia by helicopter.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Weekend Plans? Watch out for Saturday!

Looking forward to the weekend? Well, start making your plans now. Friday will be quite nice, with a bit of a break from the pop up thunderstorms that have bubbled up across the region over the past few days. 

However, Saturday will be a bit problematic, as there may be some storms across eastern Kansas and western Missouri Saturday morning. 

We expect Saturday morning storms to fade away by the afternoon, but they will help set the stage for possible severe thunderstorms in extreme northeast Kansas and far northwest Missouri (generally north and west of I-35) late in the afternoon through the evening of Saturday. 

For Sunday, there may be a few lingering storms in the morning, but they should clear away quickly enough to leave a really nice day behind for the end of the weekend.

Butler Summer School Food Program 2018

Job Opening In Harrisonville

Help wanted, u/g construction company located near Harrisonville Mo. is looking for a couple good hands. Full time Monday-Friday some Saturdays. 

Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Call for more information. Kasey 816-682-7508. Down To Earth Restoration.