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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Clinton man arrested in Henry County

On 5/20/18 around 3:12pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 48 year old Wolfgang JC Cruse of Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. Cruse was arrested for 1.) Felony Unlawful possession of a firearm.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail in Clinton, Missouri and placed on a $10,000 Cash/ Surety bond.

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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.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Bates County until 5:30pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Bates County, MO until 5:30 PM CDT

Obituary - Brandon Casey

Brandon Casey, 28, of Olathe, departed this life, Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri where visitation will be held 5:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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

Humansville man injured in Vernon County ATV Accident

On 5/20/18 around 10:30am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle ATV accident on private property around 3 miles north of Walker, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2010 Honda Rancher ATV driven by 70 year old Jack A. Hamby of Humansville, Missouri was struck by a cow and forced into a fence before overturning.

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

The ATV had minor damage and was left at the scene of the accident.

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Lyndell Colburn's 80th Birthday Celebration

Lyndell Colburn's 80th Birthday Celebration
Join us June 2nd from 2-4 p.m. @ Community First Bank (basement)
>>Please no gifts, cards are welcome<<
If you're not able to make it cards can be mailed to: 
3692 NE State Rt H 
Butler, MO 64730

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southern Bates County

Weather for Bates Co.... The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... 

Southeastern Bates County in west central Missouri... * Until 530 PM CDT. * At 457 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Rich Hill, moving northeast at 25 mph. 

HAZARD...Half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damage to vehicles is expected. * This severe thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of southeastern Bates County. HAIL...1.25IN WIND...<50mph font="">

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. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton with visitation held 10:00-11:00 AM. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. 

Family suggests memorial contributions to Twin Lakes Hospice or C.A.R.E.(Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor) and may be left in care of funeral home. 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.

61 years ago today!

The infamous Ruskin Heights tornado of 1957 occurred 61 years ago today. This tornado remains Kansas City's deadliest tornado to date with 44 recorded fatalities, 531 injuries, and $2.5M in damages.

News from the Butler Aquatic Center

Hello Everyone and Happy Summer! The Butler Aquatic Staff is working diligently on getting the facility ready for the upcoming summer season. Just a few reminders!

Opening Day is Saturday, May 26th! We are open from 12:00-6pm every day! We will also have sensory swim every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 6-7pm. 

Start dates for swimming lessons and water aerobics have not yet been decided on but will tentatively be posted by June 1st. 

We appreciate your patience as we are training our lifeguards at this time and are getting them certified for the upcoming season. 

The beginning of the season is very busy for us and we appreciate your cooperation. Thank you all and we can't wait to see you this year!

Obituary - Joanne M. Renner

Joanne M. Renner, 79, Cleveland, Missouri died Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Leawood, Kansas. Funeral services will be 11:00am Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri. 

The family will receive friends 10:00-11:00am Saturday, May 26 at the Atkinson Funeral Home. Contributions to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Fund. A complete obituary will be updated when it becomes available.

A big Thank you from Jackwagon BBQ

There are so many people to thank for making Jack’s fundraising event a success yesterday. I will name a few but I know there are people that I will leave out, just know that we appreciate each one of you the same. 

First we would like to thank the whole Douty Family for dedicating the annual car show to Jack this year. Angela Vanhorn you are awesome and I can’t thank you enough for the things that you made for the auction. 

Blake Talley the chairs were awesome and you are very talented also. All the car guys and gals that came out in the rain and after, you guys are great. Curtis Vail II and Doug Mager and Mid-America Live for all the promoting that you did for us. 

To Thrivent Financial for your donation to help offset some of the cost of the food. RJAY’s Speed Shop for your donation of auction items. To the bidders, Bennett family, Regina Giacone, Page Family, Kennedy Family, Herrell family and all the rest that made it a success. 

To all of those that worked in the Jackwagon BBQ Trailer, Larry and Dora Thompson, Carmen Gregory, Amy Fishbaugh, Courtney, Justice, Chase Anderson, and my unofficial “adopted” son Dayten Kisner, you’re all superstars. Together we raised $800 in food sales. All together that brings us to a close total of $3000.

Jackwagon BBQ Crew!

Scattered Showers and Storms Today

Scattered showers and storms (meaning some of you will get them, some will not) are expected on and off today, then drier conditions are on tap for Monday and Tuesday.

Urich man injured in Bates County motorcycle crash

On 5/20/18 around 12:05am the Bates County Sheriff's Department along with the Adrian Fire Department, Bates County EMS and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County all responded to a motorcycle accident on Route T just east of CR NE 9783 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2002 Honda Shadow driven by 57 year old Billy L. Miller of Urich, Missouri struck a deer in the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver.

Mr. Miller sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The bike received minor damages and was removed by a family member.

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