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Thursday, September 6, 2018

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2018 Butler City Wide Garage Sale

Butler City Wide Garage Sale, will be held September 15th. $10.00 fee to be placed on the map and $5.00, per parking spot, for Junk in the Trunk on the square. 

Deadline for sign-up is Sept. 7th at 5:00p.m. Forms and permits will be available next week at the Butler Chamber of Commerce.

News from Summers Pharmacy in Butler

Due to the BBQ and Huckster's Day events on Friday & Saturday, the square will be closed to traffic. 

We will be OPEN both days with normal hours. We will be glad to deliver to anyone in the city limits. 

For those who live out of town and are unable to walk to the store, please call the store at 660.679.5002 and we can walk your prescriptions to you.

MSTPA Truck and Tractor Pull in Nevada

Mark you calendars for the MSTPA Truck and Tractor Pull, September 22nd at 6pm at the Vernon County Fairgrounds.

Dear Friends of the Adrian School District

This year the Adrian High School Boys Basketball Team will sponsor the 2nd Annual Adrian Boys Basketball Fundraiser Golf Tournament Four-Person Scramble to be held at the Butler Country Club on Saturday, September 29, 2018, with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM. 
We look forward to your support. The proceeds from this fundraising event will be used for the boys basketball teams related costs.
To make a donation or help sponsor the event, please complete the enclosed form. Then contact Tyson Basore when completed.
For more information, please contact:
Tyson Basore
Cell : 660-351-1866
E-Mail :
Address: 601 N. Houston, Adrian, MO 64720
The Adrian High School Boys Basketball Team thanks you for your support!

Picnic with the creatures of the night

Obituary -Vera "Helen" Huisman

Vera "Helen" Huisman age 98 of Holland, Iowa passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Westwood Living Center, Clinton, Missouri. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

A small funeral service will be held Sunday, September 9, 2018 at The Clinton Church of the Nazarene in Clinton, Missouri at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior.  Visitation in Iowa will be held 5 to 7 on Wednesday, September 12,2018 at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa and larger funeral service to follow on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00am at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa.  

Friends and family are invited to the Community Center in Grundy Center, Iowa immediately following the funeral service for a time of food and Christian fellowship followed with the burial at 2 pm at Hazel Green Cemetery at Cleves, Iowa.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Helen was born December 6, 1919 in Melrose Township in Grundy County, Iowa to Robert and Gladys (Newell) Hess.  Helen grew up on a farm in Melrose Township and graduated from Wellsburg Community School in 1934.  Helen was married to Eugene Leo Huisman on March 11, 1940 at the Episcopalian Church in Waterloo, Iowa.

She and her husband owned and operated Gene's Tavern in Wellsburg, Iowa.  The couple later purchased the meat locker in Holland, Iowa in 1952 and operated it until retiring in 1986.  Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, loved canning, sewing, gardening, flowers, sports(Atlanta Braves Fan), loved playing cards, and cleaning her house.

Survivors include:  son Robert (Ruby) Huisman of Clinton, Missouri; two grandchildren, Marshall (Keri) Huisman and Linnsey Huisman (Dylan Sires); three great grandchildren, Haylee and Josephine Huisman and Floyd Sires; a brother, Lawrence Hess; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:  her husband of 66 years, Eugene Huisman; son, Leo Huisman; mother, Gladys Hess; father, Robert Hess; siblings, Doris Snyder, Clarence Hess, Isabelle Venenga, Mildred Basco, and Audrey Gillet.

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

Two females arrested after police chase ends in Cass County

On 09/04/18 at approximately 7:47 p.m. a Johnson County Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the 800 block of NW 50 Hwy, however, the operator of the vehicle failed to yield. 

The vehicle was located later in Cass County with assistance from the Strasburg Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Lotawana and the Kansas City Police Department Aviation unit. 

Two females were taken into custody, Taylor M. Bozeman, 18 years old from Raytown and Mickal D. Miller, 18 years old from Kansas City, MO. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle produced over $7,000.00 in new clothing that was stolen from several Department stores in Columbia and Sedalia, MO. Investigation continues.

Courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office

From the Nevada Police Department

Toothaker charged in drug investigation in Vernon County

A team of Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Police personnel served a search warrant Tuesday evening at a residence on South Main Street in Nevada, Mo that resulted in the recovery of methamphetamines and a firearm. 

According to officials, a warrant was issued Wednesday for Thomas J Toothaker, 34, of Nevada, charging him with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the search warrant was part of an on-going drug investigation into the trafficking of illegal narcotics in Vernon County.

Toothaker is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Obituary - Jerry Douglas “PEE WEE” Wolford

From the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel: Jerry Douglas “PEE WEE” Wolford, 72 of Rich Hill died Monday, September 3 at Saint Lukes Hospital. 

Jerry’s wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to

Jerry is survived by his wife Linda Wolford of the home in Rich Hill and a step-son Charles Cottrill and step-daughter Theresa Cottrill both of Bakersfield, California.

Be apart of the Outdoor Girls

The Signups for Outdoor Girls will be held on Tuesday, September 11 6:30-8:00 or Saturday, September 15 10:00-2:00 at the Boy Scout Hall on Fort Scott in Butler. All Girls 2nd grade and older are invited to join. ages 2nd grade and up!

Update: Semi truck crash south of Rich Hill

On 9/5/18 around 6:30am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff''s Deputies, Butler Fire Department, Rich Hill Fire Department all responded to a two vehicle semi truck crash in the northbound lanes of I-49 around mile marker 120.4 just south of Rich Hill.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2017 Peterbilt driven by 37 year old Michael B. Massey of Inman, South Carolina was southbound when he traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the trailer of a 2017 Peterbilt driven by 45 year old William H. Cluck of Highland, Kansas.

Mr. Massey sustained moderate injuires in this accident and he was transported by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Both vehicle recieved extensive damages and was towed from the scene by Garwoods Wrecker Service of Nevada, Missouri and J's Southland Tow.

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Silent Auction for the Bates County Republican Party


Bates County Republicans will meet Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 PM at Community First Bank. Everyone is invited to bring an item for the Silent Auction! 

All proceeds will benefit our great candidates, so please be thinking about something to bring, and come check out the other items to bid on! Come join us and hope to see you there.