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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One arrested after police chase from Missouri ends in Kansas

Jeremiah Casey
On 6/25/18 the Barton County Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a blue 2002 Saturn the was involved in a gas drive-off in Liberal, Missouri. 

The vehicle was reported stolen from a dealership in Pittsburg, Kansas in the last few days.

The Barton County Sheriff's Office believed that two people were in the vehicle, including 34-year-old Jeremiah Casey.

The vehicle fled from deputies and a pursuit went from Missouri to Kansas where authorities got information that Casey was hiding in a house on S. Military Street in Mulberry. Crawford County, Kansas Deputies responded to assist in the arrest.

Authorities found Mr. Casey hiding in the house and arrested him without incident. The homeowner told deputies that Mr. Casey knocked on his door and when he answered Casey forced his way inside the home.

Mr. Casey had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Bourbon County, Kansas for a probation violation. Authorities in Barton County have requested Casey be charged with theft and fleeing and eluding. 

Mr. Casey could also be charged in Crawford County, Kansas with aggravated burglary and felony obstruction.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office says an unknown female driver left the area in the stolen vehicle after Casey got out. She has not been found.

Courtesy of the Barton County Sheriff's Office

Semi truck rollover in Barton County

On June 26th 2018 at around 4:01 p.m. the Barton County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a one vehicle motor vehicle accident on I-49 Highway at the 85 mile marker. 

The Barton County ambulance, Deputies from the Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. At this time we have no reports of anybody injured . 

We are asking anybody traveling in the area to please drive with caution while the tow truck Works to remove the vehicle. The accident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Update: Osage Valley Electric Cooperative still has power outages in Cass County

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative has several outages at this time. The entire Piper Substation has experienced a loss of power from our power provider. 

KAMO Power is making repairs to their transmission line at this time. This outage affects approximately 1008 members in the area between Garden City, Montrose and Urich. 

We also have an issue east of Archie affecting 122 members. We have several other small areas affected by the storm. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible. 

Please call 660-679-3131 to report outages or use the SmartHub. You may experience busy signals due to the high volume of calls. Thank you for your patience!

Obituary - Laura Jane Crigger

Laura Jane Crigger, 68, Peculiar, MO, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

Inurnment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 2 in Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, MO.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative power outage in Cass County at this time

As the storm passes through our service area,Osage Valley Electric Cooperative is experiencing a few outages. 

We currently have 62 members off an area between Harrisonville and East Lynne. Please stay safe as the storm passes through. 

If you do experience an outage, call 660-679-3131 or use the SmartHub app to report outages. Please do not report outages on Facebook or Messenger.

Garden City Police seeking public assistance

The Garden City Missouri Police Department is currently investigating a vehicle and a trailer theft and need your help identifying this person. 

If you can help identify this man please contact Detective Joe Thompson at the Garden City Police Department or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for KC Metro area including Bates County

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for the KC Metro and areas along and south of the Missouri River thru 9PM CDT. 

Winds will be the main threat however, large hail and a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out! 

Please stay#WeatherAware as this system moves through the area.

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening

12 PM CDT Update: Busy day so far, second round of thunderstorms is moving in and will develop through the afternoon. 

Greatest storm chances will be south of the Missouri River, with wind, hail, heavy rainfall, and lightning are our greatest concerns. Stay safe and stay aware this afternoon.

Obituary - Henry D. Munson

Henry Donald Munson, 23, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at his home in Nevada as a result of a battle with Diabetes that he had fought since the age of four.

Henry was born September 12, 1994 in Kansas City, MO to Curtis Allen and Ruth Maire (Leighton) Munson. Henry lived most of his life in Polo, MO. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and playing tennis with his sisters.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth of Rich Hill, MO, his father, Curtis of Florida; one grandfather, Henry Leighton and his wife Catherin, Independence, MO; four sisters, Anna Arnold, Florida, Minnie Leighton, Pleasant Hill, MO, Mary Meyers, Rich Hill, MO, Katarzyna Meyers, Rich Hill; two nieces, Celina Arnold, and Elizabeth Arnold, both of Florida; one nephew, Malakai Shore, Pleasant Hill. No services are planned at this time.

Obituary - Mary Lou Green

Graveside Memorial Services for Mary Lou (Underwood) Green will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the White Oak Cemetery near Urich, Missouri. Online condolences may be sent to

Mary Lou was born April 30, 1933 at the Underwood Family farm near Urich, Missouri the daughter of Pauline Woirhaye Underwood And Henry (Turk) Underwood.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband James, children Stuart Green and Jane Dunlap, grandson Jacob Dunlap and four great-grandchildren; Zoey Dunlap, Landon Dunlap, Wyatt Dunlap and Ella Dunlap. Also surviving nephew Danny McElwain and brother-in-law Marvin McElwain.

From the Nevada Police Department

Stolen Vehicle in Butler

The Butler Police Department is taking a report of a stolen vehicle from 1011 North Orange Street in Butler at this time.

The vehicle is described as a 1980 GMC short bed truck that is tan in color.

If you see this vehicle please call the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release June 18-25, 2018

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made three arrests and took a stealing report during the week of June 18-25, 2018.

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

Road Closed in Bates County

Parts of F Highway just east of CC Highway will be closed for a undisclosed amount of time today why crews work to put in a new culvert around the area of the large sink hole a couple weeks ago.

Please find a alternate route around this area!

Looking for something fun to do today?

Due to the rains this morning, StoryWalk will be held in the big red barn.

Come on out to Poplar Heights Living History Farm and read the story of the Lonely Moose and Bird and then do fun activities related to the story. Today, 9:30 - 10:30 am.

Poplar Heights Living History Farm is located 5250 NE CR 5004 Butler, Missouri.

Sears in Butler nearing final days

We are in the final days of the Sears store being a part of this great community. 

Over the last month the support, memories and tears were truly inspiring. Thursday is the last day. 

A truck is coming on Friday to take what little stock I have left. My District Sears rep was amazed at how my store sold out compared to the other 3 stores that are closing. It speaks to the commitment and the support of the community for a hometown business.

It will be my goal in the coming weeks as we turn life’s pages that our next adventure will be with better service and quality. 

Please remember the store’s phone # for Sears, 660-679-6226, will continue to ring to the same great staff, just with a new name.

Thank you again,
Felix Salazar, former Sears Owner