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Friday, September 14, 2018

Three injured in two vehicle St. Clair County Crash

On 9/14/18 around 3:35pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at Missouri 52 Highway and Route A around 1 mile east of Appleton City.

The Missouri State Highway says the accident occurred when the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 69 year old Eva L. Hadsall of Schell City, Missouri was stopped in traffic attempting to make a left hand turn when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2007 Chrysler Sebring driven by 18 year old Maycie M. Frost of Appleton City, Missouri.

Three women sustained moderate injuries in this accident Maycie M. Frost, Eva L. Hadsall and 66 year old Sharon M. Schlichting of Schell City, Missouri. All three women were transported by ambulance to Ellett Memorial Hosptial for treatment.

Both vehicles received extensive damages and the Jeep was towed from the scene by Bulldog Towing of Appleton City.


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The Adrian Blackhawk Homecoming Royal Court

The Adrian Blackhawk Homecoming Royal Court 
Anson Johnson, Captain
Kennedy Keating 2017 Queen
Paige Parks 2018 Queen
Brady Talley 2018 King
Jon Henry Jackson Queen escort
James Keating, Captain
Porter Cook and Charli Huckaby










Missouri State High School Football Week 4 Scores:

Adrian 47, Appleton City 0
Ava 24, Mtn View Liberty 14
Blair Oaks 37, Versailles 0
Blue Springs 27, Lees Summit 23
Battle 87 Harrisonville 39
Buffalo 48, Butler 6

Carthage 49, Neosho 7
Camdenton 77, Central (Springfield) 0
Cass Midway 36, Liberal 6

Carrollton 40, Salisbury 0
Central (Park Hills) 59, Confluence Prep 20
Charleston 36, Scott City 23
Drexel 52, Rich Hill 12
El Dorado Springs 28, Cole Camp 16

Excelsior Springs 63, Richmond 28
Francis Howell 42, Howell Central 0
Gallatin 42, Maysville 0
Grandview 46, Pleasant Hill 24

Hannibal 42, Mexico 6
Hermann 59, Louisiana 18
Hillsboro 32, Festus 22
Holden 37, Crest Ridge 20
Houston 44, Cabool 7
Jasper 58, Lockwood 20
Jefferson (Festus) 20, St. Pius X (Festus) 6
Knob Noster 52, Tipton 12
Knox County 36, Paris 0
Lamar 43, Monett 7 

Lawson 55, Plattsburg 14
Lee's Summit West 28, Rock Bridge 7
Liberty North 21, Liberty 17
Macon 26, Monroe City 12
Maryville, 56 St. Pius X 0
Mid Buchanan 49, North Platte 0
Nevada 64, East Newton 20

Nixa 42, Ozark 14
North Andrew 70, Osceola 24

North Kansas City 19, Ft. Osage 18
North Shelby 60, Braymer 6
Oak Grove 47, East (KC) 12
Oak Park 20, Ruskin 16
Palmyra 46, South Shelby 8
Pembroke Hull 44, Bishop Ward 8
Park Hill 24, Lee's Summit North 14
Parkway North 26, Parkway West 19
Perryville 25, Fredericktown 7
Pierce City 54, Ash Grove 0
Platte County 38, Grain Valley 22
Ritenour 54, Poplar Bluff 13
Rockhurst 35, Blue Springs South 0
St. Dominic 42, Father Tolton 34
Smithville 35, Raytown South 7
Skyline 28, Archie 0

South Harrison 52, Polo 14
Strafford 70, Stockton 0

St. Michael 52, Lone Jack 21
Trinity Catholic 56, Christian 6
Valle Catholic 49, Crystal City 0
Warsaw 42, Sherwood 6

Warrensburg 62, Clinton 0
Webb City 22, Branson 20
Wellington Napoleon 40, Santa Fe 12
Worth County 50, Albany 0

Adrian Blackhawk 2018 Homecoming Queen And King

Congratulations to Paige Parks and Brady Talley on being selected the Adrian Blackhawk 2018 Homecoming Queen And King.





Obituary - Karen Kay (Stuffings) Ahlemann

Karen Kay (Stuffings) Ahlemann of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018 at the age of 77. Born in Pleasanton, Kansas, she was preceded in death by her parents, Manford and Lula (Cantwell) Stuffings, and her older brother Merlyn Stuffings. 

She is survived by Fred Ahlemann, her husband of 34 years; her sister Virginia Kohl of Overland Park; her daughter Verna (Collins) McMullin, son-in-law Chris McMullin and grandchildren Lanie and R.C. McMullin, all of Olathe, KS. She leaves many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Karen retired from Metcalf State Bank in Overland Park after a 41 year career. She had many cherished friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 23, 2018 3-5 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Graveside service will be Monday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. at Littell Cemetery outside Pleasanton, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Littell Cemetery Foundation, or Kansas City Hospice House, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, Kansas 66075.



Obituary - Rosemary A. Hardinger

Rosemary A. Hardinger, age 72, of Clinton passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at Clinton Healthcare. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:00 AM at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel, Clinton, Missouri. 

Visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 AM prior to service. Inurnment will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to C.A.R.E. (Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor) and may be left in care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Condolences and fond memories can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Rosemary owned and operated Riffel's Flowers along side her husband Sam, and Bloomer's Flower Shop for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Clinton. She graduated from Clinton High School class of 1964. She was a past president of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. She also volunteered for the Chamber and Main Street. She loved going to auctions and playing bingo. She was a member of the Eagles Aries.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Hardinger; her parents, Hadley and Carmen Leonard; an infant daughter, Susan; and two sisters Sheila and Judith.

Survivors are her children Andrea Hardinger and Jason Hardinger; grandchildren, Jenni Schmitt, Caleb Terry, Kevin Williams, Cheyenne Harmon, Sheridan Houk, and Conner Tuley; and great-grandchildren, Colson Terry and Piper Schmitt.


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



2018 Appleton City Apple Festival




From the Bates County Museum





Belton Cracker Barrel opening Monday in Belton


Although not open to the public until Monday September  17th, it was a pleasure to celebrate Belton Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's VIP ribbon cutting celebration today in conjunction with the Belton, MO Chamber of Commerce. 

Welcome to Belton Cracker Barrel. Thank you for choosing our City for your newest location. We could not be more proud!


Obituary- Raymond Swalley

Raymond Swalley of Garden City, Missouri was born October 31, 1933 in Pickering, Missouri the son of Burleigh Oakwell and Nina Veturia (Lamport) Swalley. He departed this life on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 12 days.

On November 13, 1963 Raymond was united in marriage to Iva Jean Burgess in Independence, Missouri. 

Raymond was employed as a machine operator for Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Missouri until his retirement. He attended Dayton Community Church, Garden City, Missouri. Raymond enjoyed conversation with his friends while drinking coffee at Old Cedar Inn in Garden City. The past several years, Raymond and Jean became “snow birds’ and enjoyed spending the winter months in Texas. He had lived in Independence before moving to Garden City.

Besides his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by three sons, Raymond, Ronald and David; his daughter, Rita Freeman.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Jean Swalley of the home; a son Dean Swalley, Warsaw, Missouri; a daughter, Diane Ruffy, Desert Springs, California; other relatives and a host of friends. 

Cremation. No services scheduled at this time. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.




St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Sept. 10-14, 2018

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made arrests during the week of Sept. 10-14, 2018.

View the full press release by using the link we have provided below for you.







Sharon E. Everett

Sharon E. Everett, 74 of Butler, Missouri passed away September 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Happy Hill Church of God in Butler. 

Visitation will be Monday evening, 5-7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Burial will follow services in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. 

Contributions may be made to Giving Fore Living. Messages and memories for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Sharon was born May 24, 1944 in Butler, daughter of Frank and Mildred (Pippin) Miller. She attended country schools during elementary years and graduated from Butler High School in the class of 1963.

After high school, Sharon began working at Western Electric and later attended Cosmetology School in Kansas City. On July 5, 1964 she was married to Ronald Wainscot, and to this union two children were born. Sharon began her work as a lifelong Cosmetologist in Butler. On June 16, 1986 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Tommy D. Everett at the Little Church of La Villita on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. Their love and dedication to each other was an inspiration to us all. Over the 32 years of their marriage, Sharon and Tommy took many trips together. Sharon loved to drive (fast!), taking her and Tommy to many destinations including Chateau on the Lake and watching The Presleys in Branson, Missouri. Loving snow, Sharon particularly enjoyed snowmobiling and seeing the Elk in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She and Tommy also went on cruises and vacations to Hawaii, seeing Maui and visiting Pearl Harbor.

Sharon was the middle child of three girls, and she took on the role of her father’s “son.” Through this bond, Sharon became fond of raising and showing Quarter Horses. Sharon would go on to spend many years in horse shows, passing that love on to her son Darin, and granddaughter Lauren Jane. Later, Sharon and Darin began WE Ranch (Wainscott-Everett) Quarter Horses. Her fondest memories of horse showing were watching Lauren Jane compete, beginning in 4H and progressing to state and national levels.

Sharon had a gift of decorating, a true creative flair. She helped many people decorate their homes, both inside and out. Walking into her home at Christmas was like opening a magazine. She fiercely loved her family, and truly passed on the importance of family gatherings and traditions such as Sunday dinners and playing Pitch. Sharon would award prizes for the winners, as well as the losers. Sharon loved shopping and outings with her lady friends, which included cruising to Kansas City (at a high rate of speed) in her Cadillacs.

She was a member of Bates County Cattle Women, and was honored with Cattle Woman of the year in 2007. She was a member of the Bates County Career Women and believed in promoting hard work and the achievements of career women. Sharon and Tommy are members of the Happy Hill Church of God, and faith was truly important to Sharon and she instilled that in her family.

Sharon valued her customers as patrons and friends. Sharon dedicated much of her time and money to fellow Cancer patients, assisting them with their appearance and furnishing wigs and other necessities. A two-time Cancer survivor, Sharon generously offered much guidance and advice to those suffering with Cancer. Many people benefitted from her services in the “Look Good, Feel Better” program.

The death of Darin in 2013, and his subsequent act of Organ Donation, led Sharon’s family and friends to come together and form Giving Fore Living, a local foundation promoting Organ Donation with an annual Golf Tournament and Banquet. Funds raised by this organization are given back to the local community and beyond through Love Offerings to both individuals and organizations. Sharon was the inspiration for the Banquet, each year following the theme of the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl Parade, making sure it tied into the decor and program of the Banquet. No detail was left unaddressed, and everything had to be “just right.”

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Darin. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Everett of Butler; son Danny Wainscott and wife Jenny of Butler; stepdaughter Michelle Conley and husband Jay of Liberty, Missouri; stepson Bret Everett and wife Stacey of Cairo, Missouri; stepdaughter Rhonda Everett of Blue Springs; daughter-in-law Annie (Wainscott) McCarthy and husband

Corey; grandchildren Kody Wainscott, Lauren Jane Wainscott, Garrett Wainscott; step-grandchildren Kelsey Everett; Kyla Chandler and Kara Chandler; great-grandsons Jayce Torres and Roman Torres; great-granddaughter Ava Rae Sanchez; her sisters, Barbara Wayland of Butler and Patti Thompson of Gardner, Kansas; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Job Opening In Appleton City

Green's Welding and Sales in Appleton City is looking for skilled welders to work in manufacturing facility. 

Mig welding, read tape measure, follow directions, reliable - come by and fill out an application!

Phone number 660-476-5598; 2 miles west of Appleton City on 52 Hwy. 1464 SE County Rd 15305



Obituary - Christopher Lee Magruder

Memorial services for Chris Magruder will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Schowengerdt Chapel. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Christopher Lee Magruder, age 47 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his home in Butler. He was born March 29, 1971 to Merlin Paul Magruder and Joanne Austin in Jackson County, Missouri.

Chris is survived by his two sons, Bryce Magruder and Blake Magruder, both of Butler, Missouri; and three brothers, Alan Magruder, Eddie Magruder and Roy Knapp. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Donnie Magruder and Steven Knapp; and stepdad Rocky Mills.


Job Opening Drexel

Assistant Manager--Full-time
Drexel Food Fair Supermarket

Need an assistant manager that can check, count office drawers, and other tasks. 

204 E Main St in Drexel Apply now!

Electrical Pole Fire in Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with Butler Police Department and City of Butler Electric Crews are on scene of a power pole that is sparking and may possible be on fire at the NE corner of Ohio and Fulton Streets at this time.

Several power outages have been reported with this incident. 

Please avoid this area as crews work to fix this problem.

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From the Archie R-5 School District

The follwing message was sent out to the parents in the Archie School District today: