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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Obituary - Carol Anne Johnson

Carol Anne Johnson, age 74, of Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. Carol was born April 9, 1944 in Webster, MA to Albert and Dorothy (Maloney) Tower.

Carol graduated from Webster High School and Mount Auburn School of Nursing in Massachusetts. Following her graduation from nursing school she was commissioned in the Air Force as a registered nurse and served proudly until leaving the Air Force when she married 1Lt. Richard Johnson on October 18, 1967.

Carol continued to work as a Registered Nurse in the various locations where they were stationed, until retiring from nursing in 2002. The couple have lived in Nevada since 2002 and have spent their summers in Rangeley, ME for many years.

Carol enjoyed reading, following the political scene. She continued to pursue her passion for serving others after retiring from nursing by being an active volunteer at All Saints Episcopal Church. Carol has valiantly fought many medical issues over the past 16 years, but is now at peace.
In addition to her husband Richard, she is survived by: two children, Eric Johnson (and his wife, Maila) of Kennebunk, ME, Andrew Johnson of Nevada, MO; five grandchildren, Haloye Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Holden Johnson, Anne Johnson, Aidan Johnson and one brother, Willard Tower, Worchester, MA. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Curtis Tower.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date in the All Saints Episcopal Church. The family suggests memorials be made to Nevada Animal Shelter in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.

Update from On Time Disposal

Both trucks are finally up and running this afternoon. The guys are trying very hard to get caught up. After today the rest of the week should be ran on your regular days.

Again, we apologize and thank our great customers for their support and patience. Thank you! - On Time Disposal

Obituary - Bobbie Jo Tindle

Bobbie Jo Tindle, 59 of Butler, Missouri formerly of Kansas City, Kansas died Friday, June 1, 2018 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Her wishes were to be cremated.

A Celebration of Life will be 6:00 pm, Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, Missouri (660-679-6555). Online condolences may be sent to

Bobbie Jo Tindle was born March 1, 1959 in Kansas City, Kansas the daughter of Bobby Jo Tindle and Norma Jean LeeMasters Tindle. Bobbie Jo is survived by two daughters; Dusty Morris and husband Casey of Garden City, Missouri and Bridget See and Jake Smalley of Shawnee, Kansas; her mother Norma Jean "Jody" Tindle of Butler; brother Gary Tindle of Cypress, Texas; sisters Mary Whitworth of Kansas City, Kansas, Donna Marrel and husband Steve of Platt City, Missouri and Kelly Ann Tindle of Raytown, Missouri. Also three grandchildren, Michael Reynolds Jr, Shy Reynolds and Kacy Smalley. Also surviving are several nephews and nieces. Bobbie Jo was preceded in death by her father Bobby Jo Tindle and sister Diane Jody Leis.

The Bates County Museum Presents

Obituary - Raymond "Tag" Ford

Raymond "Tag" Ford, 85, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the St. Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit.

Cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay Clergy Food Pantry and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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

Drum Roll Please!!

Drum Roll please
The 42nd Annual Amsterdam Jubilee 2018 Theme is
"Where I come From"
We are pretty excited.
Mr. Miami Jim Curnutte is our Grand Marshal and now we have our theme
Show us where you come from at the 2018 Amsterdam Jubilee

From the City of Harrisonville

Our street department reports that the traffic light at Commercial and Locust is currently malfunctioning and flashing red.

Please drive cautiously in this area and treat the intersection as a 3-way stop.

We are waiting on repairmen to arrive so it can be fixed ASAP.

Sensory Swim at the Butler Aquatic Center

Sensory Swim starts tonight! Sessions will be every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 6-7 pm.

Wild West Murder Mystery at Poplar Heights Farm

Guys & Gals - It's time to drop by the Red Door Saloon for a rip roaring wild west murder mystery.

You might be the sheriff, the gambler, the rustlers, the dance hall gals, the banker, the school marm or maybe, --you're the killer.

So dust off your cowboy duds and get your tickets now. Call 660-200-5620 - Dinner, drinks, Murder - a fun evening!

Current Presiding Commissioner of Bates County, Jim Wheatley seeks your support for re-election

Current Presiding Commissioner of Bates County, Jim Wheatley seeks your support for re-election. Take a moment to read about Jim's accomplishments as Presiding Commissioner, and what he sees as his responsibilities going forward.

Four years ago I ran for the Office of Presiding Commissioner to work on keeping the other elected Office Holders in the County accountable for the taxpayer dollars they spend each year.

Each year the County has shown slow growth in Reserves. I watch the expenditures each month to make certain that any extra funds are used from accounts that the Commission has no control over. These are funds that are not taxpayer dollars.

I have been available 24/7 since I took Office. If you have had a question or problem, I have not turned you away or ignored you. It might have taken a day or two to get back with you, but I did and worked with you.

This Commission has moved forward to acquire and renovate a building on the square in Butler. By doing this it will give all the Administrative Offices of the County additional space, along with additional storage. Moving the Administrative Offices to this building makes it more accessible to all Bates County citizens and visitors.

I am holding strong towards repairing the Courthouse. The first phase is to correct the drainage around the Courthouse. There has been a delay in this process, but the Commission is working to get this project moving forward. This Commission made certain there is funding available for this project.

If Re-Elected I will still be available 24/7. I will not ignore you, or just pass you on to someone else. You should always feel comfortable talking to me. I will continue to work to keep taxpayer dollars in my sights.

That is my job.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release May 28-June 4, 2018

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 12 arrests, took a theft, a burglary, and a damaged property report during the week of May 28-June 4, 2018.

View the full press release by using the link below:

Rich Hill man arrested on warrants in Bates County

On 6/4/18 around 5:42pm the Bates County Sheriff's Office arrested 27 year old Danny L. Baker Jr. of Rich Hill, Missouri.

Mr. Baker was arrested for 1.) Bates County Warrant - Possession of a controlled substance 2.)Bates County Warrant - Endangering the Welfare of a Child - 1st Degree - 1st Offense.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler, Missouri and placed on two $5,000 cash/surety bonds.

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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.

Have you seen this wanted man?

The Nevada Police Department is attempting to locate Daniel Graham Jr.

Mr. Graham currently has felony warrants out for his arrest. 

f you know the whereabouts of Daniel Graham Jr. Please contact the Nevada Police Department at 417-448-5100.

New police officer in Nevada

We are excited to welcome Officer Jordan Dinnsen to the Nevada Police Department!

1st Annual Sapp Bros Auto Show presented by KC Axle Addicts

Please join us for our 1st Annual Sapp Bros Auto Show presented by KC Axle Addicts. All proceeds will be donated to a local Charity.

Checkout the cars, trucks and bikes on display! Enjoy food, live radio broadcast and a variety of vendors.

Free admission for spectators!
Trophy awards!

All class of cars, trucks and bikes welcome
• Pre-Registration Fee: $10.00
• Day of event $15.00

For pre-registration contact us at or stop by and see Dave at Sapp Bros Travel Center, 27603 SW Outer Rd, Harrisonville,

66th Annual Butler Saddle Club Rodeo

Safety Village Sign Ups


Sign ups - Sunday, June 24th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Old High School (north door). Please feel welcome to bring your child to sign ups to view SV and meet the helpers. 

Safety Village (same location) - Monday, June 25th, through Friday, June 29th. You may choose the AM session from 9-12 or the PM session from 1-4. Participants must be four or five years old during the week of SV. 

Graduation will be on Friday evening at 6:00 PM. Looking forward to a fun-filled educational week for your kiddos!! (Please share.)

2018 Rich Hill 4th of July Schedule

2018 Schedule. Fun Time Shows Carnival will be open each night with wristbands available to use each night.

Lady Blackhawk Youth Basketball Camp

Lady Blackhawk Youth Basketball Camp
June 11 and June 12
For Girls in grades 2 - 6

Stolen Vehicle in Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a stolen red in color 1997 Ford F-150 that was taken around 6:20am from 745 NE Y Highway in rural Henry County.

The truck is said to have 3 light bars on the front of it and paint peeling off behind the drivers door.

A Missouri license plate number on the vehicle is possibly 8FL-238. If you see this vehicle call the police.

Bates County Nostalgia Band set to begin 35th year

The Bates County Nostalgia Band will begin its 35th consecutive year of summer concerts on Monday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Quad Shelter at the Butler City Park (South Park). 

The Bates County Elks Lodge will present its tribute to our flag, and the Lady Elks will sell refreshments.

The next three days weather wise

After our FIRST below normal temperature day since April 28 in Kansas City yesterday, we're headed back into the oven until further notice.

D&D Fireworks Celebrating 30 years

It's hard to believe another season is approaching quickly. The D&D Firework stand will open as usual on June 20th and the annual Firework Display will be on June 30th.

We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Can't wait to see everyone. Located 11 miles West of Butler on 52 Hwy Amoret, Missouri 64722