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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Obituary - Willard E. Wood

Willard E. Wood, 77 of Clinton, Mo passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com. 

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.




Two from Bronaugh injured in Vernon County Crash

On 7/11/18 around 8:12am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle accident Route F 1/4 miles west of Moundville.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 GMC 1500 driven by 53 year old Vickie M. Millsap of Bronaugh, Missouri suffered a medical condition which caused her to travel off the right side of the roadway and striking a ditch and hay bales.

Vickie M. Millsap along with a passenger in her vehicle 66 year old Linda S. Spangler of Bronaugh, Missouri both sustained moderate injuries in this accident and both were transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The truck was totaled and towed from the scene by Phillips Wrecker Service of Nevada.



70th Annual Henry County Fair





Teen still missing from Stockton





Belton woman escapes serious injury in Cass County Crash

On 7/11/18 around 1:10pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident at 195th and Elk Road in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1998 GMC 3500 driven by 31 year old Jayme N. Emerson of Belton, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Jayme N. Emerson sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was treated at the scene by EMS.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow.


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Updated Obituary - Derrick Wade Harris

Derrick Wade Harris age 36 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Monday, July 9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Derrick enjoyed painting and drawing, shopping, helping people and was a kind and caring person. He liked to tinker on things and figuring out how things worked. He is s lifelong area resident of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Derrick is survived by his mother, Cynthia D. Hopkins of Harrisonville, Missouri; his father and step-mother, Danny and Tina Harris of Garden City, Missouri; a brother, Jacob Burns (Kierstin Long); two sisters; Brandi Harris of Arkansas and Christina Harris of Garden City, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Dean and Delores Harris of Garden City, Missouri; his companion, Andrea Klinge; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Police looking for wanted Non Compliant Sex Offender

Police are currently search for a wanted non compliant sex offender who may have Vernon County Missouri ties.

Jimmy Whitaker (10/31/64) is wanted on a Missouri parole violation warrant for sex offender registration violation and resisting arrest.


Mr. Whitaker had a last known address of 906 S. Nolan Road Apt 1. Independence, Missouri but his whereabouts now is unknown.

The original sex offense happened in 2004 in Vernon County, MO and involved sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl.

Whitaker is described as 6ft5 280lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. If you see this man please call the police immediately he should be considered armed and dangerous.








Obituary - Donald Lee Alumbaugh

Donald Lee Alumbaugh, age 66, of Mound City, Kansas passed away at his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. Don was born on October 17, 1951 the son of Elmer and Reva Juanita Fleming Alumbaugh at Hutchinson, Kansas. Don was retired, but had worked at Niece Products where he designed and sold water tanks that were used in mining and construction. He had great hands on skills, you could say he was a jack of all trades. He loved attending street rod shows, riding dune buggies in his younger days with his daughter, but his love and passion was rebuilding street rods. Don was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mound City. 

He married Mary Bowden to this union a daughter Tina was born. He later married Kathy Bevier on September 30, 1995 at Lake of the Forest in Bonner Springs, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Meadows. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, daughter, Tina Smith and husband, Rod, Gardner, Kansas, stepson, Brian Gilhousen and wife, Cayce, Kansas City, Missouri, a brother, Bill Alumbaugh and wife, Shirley, Hutchinson, Kansas, a sister, Melinda Huff, Wellsville, Kansas, three grandchildren, Quentin, Erin and Ashley, and three great grandchildren, Macen, Kasen and Bryden.

Memorial Service will be at 11 am, Thursday, July 12 at the First Baptist Church Mound City. Visitation will be from 10 am to service time, Thursday, July 12 at the church. Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery. 

The family suggests contributions to First Baptist Church Mound City and may be sent in c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory P.O. Box J Mound City, Kansas 66056. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City.


City of Butler is accepting applications

The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position in the Public Works Department (Water Distribution Maintenance Worker) Starting/probationary wage is $10.00/hr., with a pay adjustment after successful completion of a six-month probationary period.

Employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance provided. Position is covered by LAGERS retirement system. Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and be able to obtain a Class A CDL within six months of employment. 

Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing required. Applications are available at Butler City Hall, 22 W. Ohio Street, Butler, Missouri 64730, (660) 679-4182 or on our website @ www.butlermo.com. Position open until filled. EOE

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WOW! The Heat Is On, And It’s Getting Busy

The Adrian Fire Department just wants to remind everyone to please be mindful of the dry conditions and the extreme heat conditions that we are all dealing with now and for possibly another week to come. Please make sure any open burning is monitored closely and fires are extinguished before leaving them. 

If you are doing controlled burns, please notify our dispatchers @ 660-679-3232 to let them know. This prevents us from running on calls where we are not needed. Please check on neighbors, friends and family, and especially the elderly who may be at a greater risk by the extreme heat conditions. THANK YOU! Here are just a few things that have been going on this week for your volunteer firefighters.

On Monday evening July 9th at approximately 7:00 PM, the department responded to a motor vehicle accident just south of the Adrian exit on southbound 49 highway. This involved an overturned semi-truck that was hauling soybean product and it blocked both lanes of SB traffic. Police officers very quickly had traffic diverted to the Adrian exit ramp and traffic continued to move with minimal disruption. During that incident, the fire department was dispatched to assist on a medical call in Adrian. As with any incident that we are working, a fire department medical first response crew had already been pre-established to handle any such type of call that would have come in to minimize response times, so the crew was able to be on the scene very quickly.

At approximately 2:oo AM on Tuesday morning July 10th, the fire department responded automatic mutual aid assistance to Butler Fire Department on a reported structure fire in Butler.

On Tuesday, July 10th at approximately 2:00 PM, the Adrian Fire Department along with assistance from the Butler Fire Department and Central Cass Fire Department responded to a residence NE of Adrian on a report of two vehicles that were on fire with a house in danger as well. Units arrived finding two pickup trucks fully involved and the structure in immediate danger. 

Firefighters protected the structure first and then extinguished the pickup trucks. Bates County EMS responded to the scene and evaluated two Adrian firefighters for injuries and they remained on scene until the incident was terminated. Bates County EMS will most always respond on fire scenes, especially in the current weather conditions, to provide care to the firefighters and/or anyone who is in need. We can’t thank them enough for that service.

Tuesday afternoon, July 10th at approximately 4:00 PM the fire department responded on a medical assistance call in Adrian.

76th Annual Hume Fair and Rodeo





Happy 89th Birthday H.De Wilson





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One arrested after domestic in Adrian

On 7/9/18 around 10:44pm the Adrian Police Department along with assistance of the Bates County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic assault around the area of 3rd and Mulberry in Adrian.

25 year old Kimberly R. Markis of Adrian was arrested for 1.) Assault-2nd Degree.

A unknown male had minor stab injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

Kimberly R. Markis was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler 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.





Updated Obituary - Nancy Ellen Radford

Nancy Ellen Radford, 66, Peculiar, MO, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Belton Regional Medical Center in Belton, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with visitation from 1:00-2:00. Burial will be in Peculiar Cemetery.

Nancy was born January 3, 1952 in Kansas City, MO to Keith Irvan and Mary Ellen (Crawford) Dougan. Both parents preceded her in death. 

Nancy was a nurse, working for hospitals in the Kansas City area. She enjoyed being at home in her chair with her sweet tea. She was loved and will be missed.

Nancy is survived by three children, Gloria Stewart (Jimmy) of Raymore, MO, David Radford (Lynn) of Radcliff, KY, and Larry Radford (Dani Glenn) of Peculiar, MO; siblings, Pamela Barnett (Larry) of Overland Park, KS, Deborah Cook (Doug) of Grandview, MO, and Keith Dougan (Brandy) of Wellsville, KS; 13 grandchildren, Sabrina Stewart, Brandyn Stewart, Nathan Radford, Jim Stewart, Dino Radford, Miranda Radford, Tyler Radford, Keegan Gentry, Montana Lewison, Isabella Taulbee, Stephanie Glenn, Haley Hegendeffer and Jacob Parker; 7 great-grandchildren, Christian, Sean, Olivia, Kennedy, Hunter, Lillian, Phillip, and one on the way; several nieces, nephews, and other family members. Nancy will be missed by her family and friends.


Little relief in sight

The hot, oppressive weather will persist through the rest of the work week, though there is a little relief in sight this weekend as some cloud cover and/or a few scattered storms (best chances looks to be Sunday night) may help take the edge of the heat. 

However, what everyone is likely really looking forward to will be the beginning of next work week, as we expect temperatures to return to near normal for at least a few days.




Looking for a job in Butler?

Help Wanted: Union Restaurant is looking for reliable Kitchen staff as well as a Server position. 

Come in and fill out an application. Located on the south side of the historic Butler Square. 



Poplar Heights Farm Cooking with Beer class

Poplar Heights Farm having a Cooking with Beer class on August 3rd - everything from appetizers to desserts using a variety of craft and standard beers. 

When we've finished the class, you'll get to eat everything we've cooked! 

Advance Registration is required and cost is $12. Call 660-200-5620 to reserve your place. Class size is limited.






We look forward to seeing you at auditions

Auditions for "Dinner at 8, Dead by 9" 
will be held July 16th and July 17th 
from 6:30p to 8p 
at OLD Butler High School.

Performance will be on September 1st on stage at the Bates County Courthouse.  



We have some amazing news for you!

Tabitha is now full time and her new availability is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the 2nd Saturday of each month. 

She is accepting new clients at the special rate of $40 per hour relaxation massage or $50 an hour for deep tissue.

Call. Text. 660-679-8107 Facebook message to book an appointment or use our mobile friendly booking site https://fortunatesoulmassage.setmore.com

Thank you for supporting our small business! Located at 103 West Ohio St, Butler, Missouri



Belly Dancing Recital in Butler


Belly Dance is an art that has delighted and entertained people of all ages for centuries.

Did you know Butler has a Belly Dance troupe AND you can watch them perform and even learn a few moves yourself?

On Saturday July 21st, EVERYONE is invited to show up, sit down, and enjoy a belly dancing event presented by The Mystic Movers.

Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30.

Light refreshments will be provided and there will be a cash bar. We will also be enrolling for the next classes starting in September. We will see you at the Elks Lodge!