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Friday, August 3, 2018

Obituary - Richard “Chris” Spratt

Richard “Chris” Spratt, 68, of Milo, MO passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Joplin, MO.

Funeral arrangements and family information will be announce later by Ferry Funeral Home of Nevada as they come available.

Schell City woman injured in two vehicle Vernon County Crash

On 8/3/18 around 12:25pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a two vehicle accident on US 54 around 2 miles east of Nevada.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1999 Suburu Legacy driven by 23 year old Dakota J. Collins of Schell City, Missouri attempted to pass a line of cars and struck the 2002 Mazda B2300 driven by 25 year old Aaron B. Houser of Ft. Scott, Kansas.

A passenger in Mr. Collins vehicle 31 year old Lace E. Gunter of Schell City, Missouri sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The Suburu received extensive damages and was towed from the scene by Southeast Auto of Nevada, Missouri

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Obituary - Kevin Wayne Dawson

Kevin Wayne Dawson age 55 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Thursday, August 2, 2018 as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Services are pending under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

A complete obituary and service times will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.

Update: Denver Colorado man injured in Cass County motorcycle accident

On 8/3/18 around 7:57am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a motorcycle accident in the south bound lanes of I-49 around mile marker 165.4 south of Peculiar.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2008 Harley Davidson driven by 31 year old Christopher R. Hale of Denver, Colorado lost control of the bike for a unknown reason causing the bike to overturn and eject the rider.

Mr. Hale was seriously injured in this accident and he was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

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

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Garage Sale In Butler

Elect Lucille Mundey for Bates County Recorder of Deeds

Please remember to "Vote Mundey on Tuesday" November 6th. Thank you for your support!

Garden City Police recover stolen motorcycle

At about 7:58 this morning Officers of the Garden City Police Department saw a suspicious motorcycle in the parking lot in the 100 block of Old 7 Hwy. The motorcycle had altered license plates. 

Upon further inspection officers noticed the vehicle identification numbers had been removed. Officers impounded the vehicle pending further investigation and a suspect has been identified

New Sex Offender Registered in Rich Hill

Bates County Republicans Election Watch Party!

Election WATCH PARTY! Come join Bates County Republicans on Tuesday evening as the returns come in.  

Pizza Hut banquet room, starting around 6:30.  Hope to see you there.

Obituary - Joan W. Gieselman

Joan W. Gieselman, age 81, died on July 29, 2018, at St. Luke’s South Hospital.

Joan was born on December 13, 1936, in Montrose, MO, to Bernard and Magdalene ‘Bettels’ Swaters. Joan attended school in Montrose, MO. She also attended 2 years of college. She was a homemaker. Joan married Raymond Gieselman on February 11, 1956 in Montrose, MO.

Joan is survived by her children, Kenneth John, Karen Magdalene, Carl Bernard, Diane Agnes, Edward James, Anita Ann and Janet Marie; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Christine, Austin Dee, Shelby Anne, Brianna Nicole, Sylvia Madison, Nicholas Preston, Cash Thomas, Brooke Elizabeth, Audrina Ray, Giselle Ann and Jonathan Ray; and siblings, James Swaters and Arlene Holmes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond; and a brother, Robert ‘Bob’ Swaters.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 3, 2018, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 9:00 AM, with a Funeral Mass following at 10:00 AM. Inturment will conclude the service at Englewood Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd, Clinton, MO 64735.

Condolences may be left online at this website.

Peculiar Police seeking public assistance

Do you know this person? We are trying to identify this person in regards to a Property Damage occurring in the Olive Branch subdivision and surrounding area. 

Please contact  the Peculiar Police Department at 816-779-5102 if you have any information.

Two vehicle accident on I-49 near Peculiar

The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies are in route to a two vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of I-49 just south of Peculiar at this time.

The accident is said to have happened in the construction zone near Peculiar between a semi truck and a motorcycle.

We are unsure of injuries at this time and please expect even longer delays in this area.

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

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Obituary - Lois Keating Harrison

Lois Keating Harrison, age 89, Mound City, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was born on October 23, 1928 at Iola, Kansas the daughter of Lester and Zelma Davidson Casteel. She graduated from Mound City High School. She married Thomas Keating. To this union, three sons were born. He preceded her in death. She later married Bud Harrison who also preceded her in death. Lois worked as a beautician. Lois enjoyed playing golf and was a talented painter. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Max Casteel and Vance Hyson. Lois is survived by three sons: Edward and Debbie, Jerry and Pam and David and Dawn, a sister, Judy Tervin, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Mound City, Kansas. 

Visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 am Saturday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. 

The family suggests contributions to Concern Inc.
Online condolences can be left at

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates July 30-Aug. 3, 2018

St.Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made five arrests during the week of July 30-Aug. 3, 2018.

Click on link we have provided below for more information.

Obituary - Terry L. Baker

Terry L. Baker, 70, Urich, Missouri departed this life on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at his home.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Baker.

Terry is survived by his wife, Roberta Baker of the home; two sons, Mathew Baker and wife Kim, Archie, Missouri and Mark Baker and wife Danyelle, Butler, Missouri; 6 grandchildren, Gabriel, Katlyn, Nathan, Chesnie, Cade and Joshua; two great-grandchildren, Cori and Ty; a brother, Charles Baker, Greenbrier, Arkansas; two sisters, Joyce Stritch and Jane Lemmer and husband Bob all of Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with Military Honors to follow.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.

Harrisonville man killed in Jackson County motorcycle crash

On 8/2/18 around 8:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jackson County along with Lees Summit Police Department responded to a two vehicle accident on I-470 at US 50 Highway in Lees Summit.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the right rear portion of the 2014 Toyota Corolla driven by 26 year old Haleigh Bowlin of Blue Spring, Missouri struck the 2002 Harley Davidson driven by 55 year old Kevin W. Dawson of Harrisonville, Missouri causing it to overturn and eject the rider.

Mr. Dawson was pronounced dead around 8:51pm by Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Harley was totaled and towed from the scene by Ron's Tow. This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 42nd Fatality Accident of 2018.

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