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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Obituary - Stephen Ray Johnson

Stephen Ray Johnson, age 61, Pleasanton, Kansas died Tuesday, June 19, 2018. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Fire at Burger King in Nevada

On Tuesday 6/19/18 around 6:41pm the Nevada Fire Department responded to a fire at Burger King located at 2200 E. Austin Blvd. in Nevada.

When fire crews arrived on scene dark black smoke was coming from the roof of the building. The fire was extinguished in about a hour and no one was reported injuries in this fire.

No significant damage was reportedly caused by this fire.






Police chase in Barton County

On June 20th 2018 the Vernon County Sheriff's Office was involved in a high-speed car chase Southbound on 43 Highway. 

The pursuit entered into Barton County with Barton County deputies and the Liberal Police Chief trying to get into position to help. Sheriff Shaw was able to put down a spike strip on W highway close to the intersection of DD highway. 

The vehicle traveled over the spikes and got three flat tires. The pursuit continued to NW 30th LN where the subject fled on foot from the vehicle. 

Deputies from Vernon County, Barton County, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers and the Lamar Police Department assisted in searching for the man. At this time he has not been found and is believed to be in a wooded area between V highway and DD hwy. If anybody sees anybody walking in this area your encouraged to call the Sheriffs office.




2018 Bates County Fair Schedule





Obituary -Sindy Lee Carnahan

Sindy Lee Carnahan of Harrisonville, Missouri was born January 20, 1968 in Monett, Missouri the daughter of Bobby Dean and Brenda Joyce (Brown) Smith. She departed this life on Sunday, June 17, 2018 surrounded by love and family at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 28 days.

On April 8, 2011, Sindy was united in marriage to Michael Donald Carnahan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sindy loved fashion and shoes and enjoyed working at Dillard's at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas. She loved to exercise, garden, decorate the house for Fall and Christmas and family gatherings. Sindy was a selfless person with the most beautiful smile who loved her family, friends, and her dog, Dakota and was known as "Nini" to her grandchildren. She was a dedicated Child of God and enjoyed going to church. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Dean Smith and her brother, Karl Myers Jr.

Sindy is survived by her husband, Mike Carnahan of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Main and husband Josh, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Christian Oldham and husband Kyle, Kansas City, Missouri; a step-son, Joshua Carnahan, Harve De Grace, Maryland; 3 grandchildren, Kinsley, Karson and Madison; 4 step-grandchildren, Jadyn, Layla, Kade and Ethan; her mother, Joyce Smith, Harrisonville, Missouri; two sisters, Sherri Murphy and husband Steve, St. Mary's, Kansas; Shannon Murphy, Overland Park, Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Visitation for Sindy and her brother, Karl Myers Jr. will be 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Graveside service and Inurnment will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.




Structure Fire in Rich Hill

The Butler Fire Department is assisting the Rich Hill Fire Department on a structure fire at address of 221 Howard Street (Corner of Olive and Howard) in Rich Hill at this time.

Please avoid this area as crews battle this fire.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Rich Hill Fire Department.


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Rich Hill Police Department seeking public assistance

The Police Department is asking for your help. This is the second time in the past month that the planters in the park have been knocked over and the flowers destroyed. 

The Garden Club works very hard to keep the flowers looking good all summer and replacing flowers is expensive. 

If you have seen anything that could be helpful in identifying the individual or individuals responsible, please call the Rich Hill Police at 417-395-2221.


Obituary - Gale "Rex" Dillon

Gale “Rex” Dillon, 75, Adrian, MO, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018. 

 A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian.
Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Gale Dillon Memorial Fund.


Circuit Court News of Bates County 6/8-6/19-2018

St v. Derrek S Bennett, dismissed by State.

St v. Derrek S Bennett, dismissed by State.

St v. Louis E Goebel, I: Felony assault—dismissed; II: Felony assault—dismissed; III: Misd resisting arrest—sentenced to 5 days in BC Jail, with credit for time served, pay court costs.

St v. Bradley McDonald, I: Fel poss of control substance, metamphetamines—found guilty, sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC, given SES, placed on probation for 5 years, standard conditions; II: Felony, reduced to Misd. Poss of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, found guilty, fined $500 and court costs.

St v. Jeremy J Lewis, Felony possession of controlled substance, phenetermine, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on 5 yrs probation, to perform 100 hours of community service, pay court costs.

St v. Kyle R Miller, I: Felony domestic assault; II: Felony endangering welfare of a child, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC on each count, to run concurrently with each other and with sentence now serving.

St v. Joshua P Gillespie, probation violation, found guilty, continued on probation under P & P.

St v. Joshua P Gillespie, probation violation, found guilty, continued on probation under P & P.

St v. Bonnie Joy Miller, I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines—found guilty, given SIS, placed on 5 yrs probation, standard conditions; II: Misd poss of controlled substance, marijuana—found guilty, fined $400 and court costs.

St v. Brian S Scrogham, probation violation, admitted, previous sentence ordered executed.

St v. Brian S Scrogham, probation violation, admitted, previous sentence also ordered executed.

St v. Brian S Scrogham, guilty plea to I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines, dismissed by State; II: Felony poss of controlled substance, oxycodone, dismissed by State; III: Misd. Unlawful poss of drug paraphernalia—sentenced to 7 yrs in MDOC, jurisdiction retained.

St v. Daniel L Ammerman, I: Felony poss of controlled substance, methamphetamines—sentenced to MDOC for 5 years, given SES, placed on supervised probation for 5 years; II: Felony poss of controlled substance, marijuana—fined $250; III: Misd poss of paraphernalia w/intent to use—fined $250 and court costs.

St v. Shaye S Woods, Felony tampering, guilty plea, given SIS, placed on probation for 5 years, standard conditions, pay court costs.



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Anyone interested in sand volleyball

For anyone interested in the Sand Volleyball tournament for the Adrian 4th of July Celebration, please contact Josh Nieder at 660-424-4119 for an entry form. 

$100 per team, all team members receive the Optimist 4th of July T-shirt! 

Winning team will play for free in 2019!!



Updated Obituary - Karl Oskar Blaser

Funeral services for Karl Blaser of Butler, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. 

Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to a scholarship fund for Karl's children (details to be announced). Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Karl Oskar Blaser, age 44 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, June 15 near Peculiar, Missouri as a result of an automobile accident. He was born November 19, 1973 to Harold Richard "Bud" and Wanda Mae Engle Blaser in Malvern, Arkansas.

Karl is survived by his wife, Tiffany Lynne Nameth Blaser of Butler, Missouri; six children, Ariel Blaser-Brewster and husband Anthony currently of New York, Kaleb Blaser currently in the U.S. Navy, and Jessika, Drake, Olivia and Lola Blaser all of the home in Butler, Missouri; his mother, Wanda Russell of Butler, Missouri; siblings Ben Blaser, Debi Foster, Kelsee Pierce, Susan McCracken and Nora Breiner; stepmom Linda Blaser; mother-in-law Karen Nameth; and several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nephews, nieces, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Blaser and father-in-law, Carl Nameth.



Off Road Racing coming to Lucas Oil Speedway

Off-Road racing is coming to #lucasoilspeedway!! Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will be here this weekend!! Make sure to get your tickets TODAY!! Remember our parking is FREE! Can’t wait to see everyone Saturday and Sunday! #lucasoiloffroad #geico #humpday #lucasoil #generaltire #rockstarenergy #thisisshortcourse #LORTV #mavtv

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory

The Belton Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Belton Memorial Park at 5:15 PM on June 17th, 2018.

Missing Is: Jessica Nicole Parsons, age 26.

The endangered missing person:

Jessica Nicole Parsons, is a female, 26, 5 foot 2 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, last seen wearing unknown clothing. She has a birth mark on her right temple and a Native American symbol on her left shoulder blade.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person:

Jessica was last seen on Sunday, June 17th, when she left her residence on foot in Belton and supposedly went for a walk to Memorial Park in Belton. 

She last had communication via text message with family around 5:15 p.m., on the 17th. She has not been seen or heard from since. Cell phone pings showed activity up to 10 p.m., on June 17th, but nothing after that.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Belton Police Department at 816-331-1500 or the Belton Police Department TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).


Thank you!

The City of Butler would like to thank Dr. David Miller and Dr. Susan Miller for twenty years of service to the community. 

We wish them all the best in the future. Make sure you stop by their office today and help them celebrate this milestone.




Rain Chances Continue Today

Several rounds of showers/storms possible today. 

Isolated to scattered this morning and then more widespread this afternoon. 

The threat of severe weather is low but most folks should see much needed rainfall this afternoon.




Public Service Announcement from Benjamin Cemetery

Benjamin Cemetery near Amoret would like to remind everyone that decorations from Memorial Day must be removed by June 30. 

One ground decoration per grave is permitted after that date to facilitate mowing and trimming. 

Stones with mulch around the decorated area are exempt and can have more than one per grave as long as the decorations are in the mulched area.