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Thursday, May 31, 2018

From the Garden City Police Department

Obituary - Charley Aaron Wisdom

Charley Aaron Wisdom, age 74, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Worland, Missouri on June 26, 1943 the son of Harry Otis and Olinea Chamberlain Wisdom. He graduated from Hume High School. He married Lois Bradley on August 17, 1963. She preceded him in death on June 17, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Marion, Shumway and Ricky Wisdom, and one sister, Nancy Schmidt. 

He attended Liberty Worship Center, enjoyed pulling ponies and putting up hay. He was always helping others, this fact was expressed even after his passing, as he was an organ donor. The most important part of his life was his love for his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. 

Charley is survived by two sons, David Wisdom and Jeff Wisdom and wife Mindy, daughter, Joyce Brown and Dale Freidline, three sisters: Lillie Hill, Edith Kirby and Ida Kaufman, twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

A gathering to celebrate Charley''s life will be held 6:30 Monday June 4, 2018 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm. 

The family will announce the date of inurnment at the Benjamin Cemetery in Amoret, Missouri at a later date. The family suggests contributions to Linn County Care to Share or Charley Wisdom Memorial. Online condolences can be left at

Update: 16 year old injured in Bates County ATV rollover accident

On 5/31/18 around 1:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Butler Fire Department, Bates County EMS and Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle ATV rollover accident on Missouri H Highway around 1 mile west of CR 9503 east of Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Honda Rancher ATV driven by 16 year old Ryan A. Baker of Mascoutah, Illinois overturned on a embankment coming to rest in a ditch.

Ryan A. Baker sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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*Disclaimer: Accident reports are courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and are a matter of public record no matter the age of a occupant involved.

Calling all young ladies in the area!

Cass County Elks Lodge Annual Kids Fishing Derby

ATV Rollover Accident east of Butler

The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Butler Fire Department, Bates County EMS and Bates County Sheriff's Deputies are responding to a ATV accident on H Highway just west of CR9503 in eastern rural Butler.

The occupant of the 4 wheeler was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.

Please avoid this area as several emergency personnel are arriving to the scene. 

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

This Story Has Been Update:

From the desk of Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at approximately 4:55 PM the Bates County Coroner responded to a residence in the 800 block of West Grove Street in Butler at the request of the Butler Police Department. A deceased individual was found inside a residence following a requested wellbeing check from a concerned neighbor.

Due to the length of time prior to discovery, the Coroner was unable to complete a positive identification of the deceased on-scene. An identity is presumed, and foul play is not suspected. To confirm identity and assist in determining cause of death, an autopsy has been ordered by Coroner Greg Mullinax.

No further information is currently available.


Greg D. Mullinax
Bates County Coroner

Max Ford in Harrisonville is hiring

Meet Alexia Bridges 2018 Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Princess Candidate

This is Alexia Bridges. She is the eleven year old daughter of Mat and Jessica Bridges Of Adrian Mo. Alexia is running for 2018 Butler Saddle Club Rodeo Princess. 

She is selling Raffle tickets for a Rifle with scope or 500 cash, State fair tickets or 200 cash, or a free massage. 

If interested in buying tickets please contact Alexia or Jessica Bridges at 816-345-0267

Congrats Karen!

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Bates County Memorial Hospital employee Karen Steele, RN, who recently completed her Masters of Science in Emergency Services Management with a HazMat Technician Certification!

Anyone missing a billfold?

Found Billfold on Ft. Scott Street near Caseys.  Call 660-424-0502 & identify. 

Street Closure in Butler

Street Closure in Butler: 

Havana Street between Dakota and Ohio Street will be closed for a undetermined amount of time today.

Please avoid this area if all possible and Mid America Live News will update when the road is re opened.

Traffic Reduced to ONE LANE Each Way Along Portion of I-49 Beginning June 4

CASS COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction along north and southbound Interstate 49 between 223rd Street and 245th Street (between Peculiar and Harrisonville) on Monday, June 4 beginning at 9 a.m. until approximately November. 

Traffic will be shifted to one side of I-49 so that crews can conduct bridge rehabilitations at East Branch South Grand River at I-49. This work will have impacts on traffic along I-49 in this area. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, leave early, and if necessary, look for an alternate route. Scout alternate routes at All work is weather permitting.

Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636)

New Sex Offender Registered In Nevada

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office would like to let the public know that registered sex offender 43 year old James E. Noel has moved from a address in Greene County, Missouri to a new address of 22478 E  Nebo Hill Road, Nevada, Missouri.

Mr. Noel was convicted in 2009 and 2013 in Laclede and Jackson Counties of Conspiracy To Commit Sex Trafficking By Force, Fraud Or Coercion *

Football Sign Ups In Butler

Butler Youth Football Federation will be set up at the baseball fields (near the backstop of the boys 1-6 field), from 7pm -8pm next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for sign-ups. 

While it seems a little early to be thinking about football, there is some concern about what our sign up numbers will be this year, about how many teams we will be able to have and what age groups those will be; so we are trying to get out ahead of any issues. 

Fees for this season will stay the same: $100 for tackle and $45 for flag. Please plan to pay fees at time of sign-up, but note we will hold all checks until August 1st… until we can be sure we will have teams for players. If you have any questions, please let me know.