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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

T'was the Night Before School Started

Ready or not, here comes the first day of school:

Suspect in custody in Bates County

Michael Runions
On 8/15/18 around 1830 hrs Bates County Sheriffs Office received a call in reference to the Michael Runions subject who had ran from Bates County Sheriffs Deputies after a police chase earlier in the day. The caller stated they observed the subject in the trees. 

Deputies responded to the area and set up a perimeter waiting for K-9 units to arrive. K9 Lector and his handler arrived on scene and began to track from the subjects last known location. 

K9 Lector located the subject behind a tree line peeking around the tree looking at the deputy in the roadway. As K9 Lector was attempting to apprehend the suspect, Runion struck K9 Lector in the eye socket cause a small laceration over his eye. K9 Lector held the suspect on the ground until he was secured in handcuffs by the deputies.

Runions was transported to the Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment from the dog bites. Runions was released from the hospital and then transported to the 

Bates County Sheriffs Office where he was booked on his warrants and may face additional charges of felony fleeing, child endangerment, resisting arrest and animal cruelty.

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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.

Help Wanted in Bates County

Help wanted ... Carpet installer helper, pay is commission based. Hours vary, no experience necessary but a plus. Must be customer friendly and dependable, with the ability to lift 100 plus pounds. this position requires a strong back and knees. 

Criminal backgrounds will be checked. Having a valid drivers license is a plus also. 

Please call or text 660-464-0411, or send private message on facebook. This position is a contract help job. No insurance or benefits offered. NO DRUG USERS!

Obituary - Myrtle E. “Beth” Jones

Myrtle E. “Beth” Jones, 94, Bronaugh, MO passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. Beth was born May 13, 1924 in Pittsburg, KS to Edgar and Mary Agnus (McNamara) Carter. She was united in marriage to Norman Jones on June 30, 1942 in Arizona and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2011.

Beth was raised in the Pittsburg and Mindenmines area. She graduated from Mindenmines High School in 1942. Beth lived all of her adult life in Bronaugh. She taught in the Bronaugh School District for 15 years. Beth enjoyed square dancing and was member of the Mo-Kan Squares. Other memberships included Eastern Star in Nevada and Bronaugh Methodist Church. She also enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Coonrod and her husband Bill, Bronaugh, Jacque Gordon and her husband Rick, Springfield, MO; three grandchildren, Michael Kabonic and his wife Katie, Christopher Kabonic, and Michael Coonrod, all of Springfield, MO; two great-grandchildren, Evelyn, and Oliver.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August, 18, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Ed Post officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, KS. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to Vernon County People for Pets in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Update: From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

On 8/15/18 a deputy with the Bates County Sheriffs Office attempted to stop a red Pontiac firebird for dispalying plates of another vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy and exited off 49 at Passaic. The pursuit traveled westbound on F Hwy to county road 5001. 

During the pursuit speeds exceeded 130 mph. The driver jumped out of the vehicle on a gravel road and ran into the tree line next to the road. The vehicle, still occupied by the passenger and the driver’s 2 year old daughter, continued to roll down the road until it came to rest partially in the ditch.

The female was taken into custody for outstanding warrants. The juvenile was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where she was released to her grandmother. The driver was identified as Michael I Runions of Independence Missouri who had multiple warrants with a caution indicator stating he was known to be armed and dangerous.

Sheriff Anderson says “its extremely disturbing that this gentleman placed the general public and his own 2 year old daughter in so much danger to keep from being arrested for his warrants in which he could could have simply bonded out on.”

Wow! This isn't acceptable

If you have any information on the recent vandalism at the Osceola Cemetery please contact City Hall.

This is not acceptable!

If you did this damage, imagine if it was your parent, or grandparent, or child! 

How would you feel? What if someone did this to your stone someday?

Obituary - JoAnn Laura Bearce

JoAnn Laura Bearce, 76, Harrisonville, MO, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. 

Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

Service times and a complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

From the Belton Police Department

On 8-15-18 at 12:50 a.m. the Belton Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Lakewood Terr. on a report of shots fired. 

Upon arrival, officers contacted a male party who had been shot in the chest. Belton EMS arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The officers’ investigation revealed that two male parties were observed running from the scene. These parties are both considered persons of interest and their involvement in the incident is unknown at this time.

The Belton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. Those with information may contact the investigations division at the Belton Police Department at 816-331-1500 or you may contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)

Bates County Sheriff's Office searching for subject who fled after police chase

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a unknown male subject that fled on foot after a police pursuit which ended off TT Highway and CR 5001 NW of Butler at this time.

The male is said to be in his 30s and have blue jeans and a maroon colored shirt on at this time. Possible name Michael Runions.

If you see anyone suspicious walking in this area please contact the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us by the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

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Obituary - Richard William Chinn

Richard William Chinn, 69, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Shelter #2 at the Harrisonville City Park. Contributions may be made to Serenity Care Hospice.

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Obituary - Donald E. Harding

Donald E. Harding, age 71, of Clinton, MO, died at Research Medical Center on August, 13, 2018.

Memorial Services for Don will be Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Consalus Funeral Home.

Burial of Cremains with Military Honors will follow at Vansant Road Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Missouri Veteran’s Home and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left online at

Appleton City Post Office Job Opening

The Appleton City Post Office has a job opening for a City Carrier Assistant. Apply online at

Through 8/20/18. For more information contact Kathy Morlok, Postmaster, at 660-476-5454.

Obituary - Keith Kreissler

Keith E. Kreissler, 93, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, MO, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 12, 2018 at the John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit, MO.

He was born May 27, 1925 in Holyoke, Colorado, the son of John G. Kreissler and Edith (Creviston) Kreissler. He married Elaine Carleton on August 12, 1948 in Sedalia, MO. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2015.

Keith was a certified public accountant, owning and operating the Kreissler Accounting firm in Clinton for many years. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps serving during World War II. He was a longtime member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, serving as the church treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the Clinton Rotary Club and served as past president, and a member of Clinton Country Club and Meadowlake Country Club.

Surviving are one son, David Kreissler and wife Robbie, Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Karen Miller and husband Greg, Lee's Summit, MO; five grandchildren, Jeremy Miller, Adam Miller, Micah Clifton, Warren Kreissler and Aaron Kreissler; and eight great-grandchildren, Isabel Miller, Kaleb Miller, Olivia Clifton, Ryan Clifton, Cal Clifton, Jacob Miller, Alayna Miller and Joshua Miller.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and Jack; and two sisters, Donnis and Lorene.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with Dr. David Maggi officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. just prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. 

The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Obituary - Marli Ann Allmond

Marli Ann Allmond, 22 month old infant daughter of Lane Thomas and Misty Lynn (Ellison) Allmond of Richards, MO was born August 8, 2016 in Nevada, MO and passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018.

Marli is survived by her parents; one brother, Blane Allmond, of the home; grandparents, Beverly and Truman Ellison, El Dorado Springs, MO, grandparents, Robert and Christi Allmond, Richards, MO; great-grandparents, Charles and Helen Meek, Richards; great-grandma, Kay Buckley, Ft. Scott; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at East Liberty Cemetery in Stotesbury, MO. 

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the procession leaving the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Memorials are suggested to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

The definition of love!

Barney 97, and Harriett 95, Scott of Drexel, Mo were married Aug 19th,1944 they are celebrating 74 years of marriage. 

They are the parents of Russell and Jim Scott, grand parents of Brent and wife Kari Scott and Rebekah Scott ,Great grandparents to Drew Scott. 

We would like to wish them a very happy anniversary to many more years to come! We love you guys. 

From Suzie Daniel, Peggy Lerch, Jessica Paull, and Julie Denny. Cards may be sent to PO Box 646, Drexel Mo 64742

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Clinton man seriously injured in Henry County crash

On 8/14/18 around 5:21pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a two vehicle head on crash on Missouri 13 Highway just north of CR950 in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva driven by 60 year old Daniel R. Brown of Clinton, Missouri crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck the 1997 International driven by 36 year old Jason T. Isabell of Bonner Springs, Kansas head on.

Mr. Brown sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicles received damage and both were towed from the scene by Golden Valley Wrecker Service.

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Memorial Ride For Gavin Kush

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We will be doing a bike run fundraiser for Gavin Kush family to help them out. We are planning for Sept 8th kick stands up by 11:15 . We will have more information. . Gavin whom was only 15 was killed on July 22 by a hit and run his mother Erica L Kush is family to jaudons we are pulling together at a time like this to help out however we can. We do have a donation set up for the family at the bar. Registration is 30.00. 

You can pre-register at Jaudons for 25.00 before the day of the event. We will be having a silent auction and raffle All wheels are welcome 2 3 or 4 the more the better. Please come out and help us support this family at this time of need. Thank you in advance.

Weather Outlook the next 5 days

The system that brought some showers and thunderstorms to Kansas and Missouri Tuesday will continue to shift east today, taking what’s left of the rain with it this afternoon. 

But, another chance for rain will return Thursday night into Friday, and again at the end of the weekend into the next work week. 

And, while rain chances for next week are hard to pin down, the general trend has provided us with a high degree of confidence that at least it will not be oppressively hot and humid.