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Monday, October 22, 2018

Obituary - Marsha Lynn Hills

Marsha Lynn Hills, age 47, of Deepwater, Missouri passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Missouri.

Condolences or fond memories may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com. A Celebration of Life will be on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2pm at the First Assembly of God Church, Clinton, Missouri.

Marsha Lynn Hills was born on April 30, 1971 in Clinton, Missouri to Mike Hills and Roberta Poynter. She enjoyed fishing and hanging out with friends. Marsha loved collecting antiques, playing cards and gardening.

Marsha was preceded in death by her daughter, Deidra Brynne Henry. Marsha is survived by her mother, Roberta Poynter, Midland, Texas, her father and step-mother, Mike and Jeannie Hills, Clinton, Missouri, sister, Dawn Michelle Crawford, children, Megan Henry, Odessa, Texas, Isaiah Michial Hills, Missouri, Robbie Lyne Holt, Missouri, Tyran Sue Russell, Missouri and grandchildren, Raymond, Alyia, and Rendrick.

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



Obituary - Freda Mae (Hoover) Tough

Freda Mae Tough, 84, Nevada, MO passed from this life on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada surrounded by family. She was born March 10, 1934 in Nevada, MO to Jesse and Mary (Burnsworth) Hoover.

Freda was united in marriage on August 23, 1952 to Robert (Bob) James Tough in Eureka Springs, AR. From this union two children were born – Steven Lynn Tough and Rebecca Ruth Tough. Freda and Bob lived in Metz, MO for 41 years. She was known to all as a wonderful, loving housewife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and friend.

Freda was preceded in death by her parents; Jesse and Mary; her son Steve; her husband Bob; two brothers, Joe E. Hoover and Elmer Hoover; two sisters, Jessie (Hoover) Johnson and Mary A. (Hoover) Spencer; foster parents, John and Bess Lynn; and step-mother, Jean Hoover.

Freda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Chuck Humble of Rich Hill, MO; granddaughter, Bethana Humble also of Rich Hill; grandson and his wife, Andy and Rene` Humble, Metz, MO; great-granddaughters, Marie, Alaynna, Evalynn, and Piper, all of the Metz area. Also surviving Freda are her sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Grover Judd of Nevada; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Richard Caldwell of Madison, SD; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Freda Hoover of Nevada, MO; brother-in-law, Albert Spencer and his wife Sue Ann of Wichita, KS; sister, Janet Hoover; as well as three generations of loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Myron Koehn officiating. Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery in Horton, MO. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Freda requested that donations be made to CMTA (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association) for further research in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.



Obituary - Helen Marie (Vanderstyne) Wright

Helen Marie (Vanderstyne) Wright, 76, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Joplin, MO. She was born December 24, 1941 in Canandaigua, New York to Ethel Berniece (Northington) and Raymond Vanderstyne. She is survived by two sons.

No services are planned, in lieu of memorial contributions please consider donating or volunteering at an animal shelter.



Obituary - Wayne Alden Kennedy

Wayne Alden Kennedy, 95, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Wayne was born August 27, 1923 in Horton, MO to Ernest L. and Minnie M. (Bowen) Kennedy. He was united in marriage to Thelma Lucille Fengler on November 24, 1945 in Ft. Scott, KS and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2017.

Wayne grew up in the Horton area and attended Metz High School. Following high school he went to Kansas City where he completed a course in Special Aircraft Engine Assembly receiving a diploma from the American Aeronautical Institute in 1942 during WWII. Following the war he came back to the family farm near Horton. Wayne farmed nearly all of his life, and for a time raised chickens. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada where he was active as a Deacon and as a Sunday school teacher. Wayne was an avid quail hunter and frequently hunted with Ed Fengler and Gene Snyder. He was also a fisherman and liked to fish in the ponds on the farm. Wayne enjoyed taking his one trip a year, especially to the ocean, and trips to the Dog Track.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Adams and her husband Darrell, Greenfield, MO, Janet Bley and her husband Allen, Moundville, MO; grandchildren, Christi Miller and her husband Marty, Nevada, Bennie Adams, Nevada, Jennifer Eaton and her husband Travis, Nevada, Nicole Garrett and her husband Nate, Asbury, MO; six great-grandchildren, Hailee Johnson and her husband Rusty, Hanna Miller, Peyton Eaton, Hunter Eaton, Ava Garrett, Trace Garrett. In addition to his wife Thelma, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Nevada with Dr. Bill Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.



Kansas man charged with robbing bank in Hume Missouri

A 61-year-old Prescott Kansas man is charged with traveling across the state line and robbing a bank in Hume, Missouri which is Bates County, Mo.

Martin Gene Bradley of Prescott, Kan., was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with the Oct. 19 robbery Citizens Bank of Amsterdam in Hume, Mo.

Prescott is about eight miles from Hume and about 80 miles south of Kansas City. According to court documents filed Monday:

After the robbery, a description of the robber was broadcast to law enforcement officials in the area.

A deputy with the Linn County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office spotted Bradley, who allegedly matched the suspect description, leaving a bank in Prescott.

Bradley told the deputy that he had not gone anywhere earlier that day, and had walked to the bank from his home.

Deputies checked the pickup truck parked at Bradley’s house and noted the hood was warm, as if the vehicle had been driven.

When questioned later about the robbery, Bradley said he was “behind on bills,” and decided to rob the bank, according to the allegations in court documents.

A large amount of cash was found in a search of the truck, and clothing matching what was worn by the robber.


Courtesy of the Linn County Kansas Sheriffs Office 


Obituary - Yvonne Reitz

Yvonne Reitz of Garden City, Missouri departed this life Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home, Adrian, Missouri.

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.


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Obituary- Robert "Bob" Hartzler

Robert "Bob" Hartzler age 74 of Garden City, Missouri departed this life Friday, October 19, 2018 at St. Luke's East, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

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.



Bates County Democrat Election Rally


Join us on Nov 3rd at the Bates County Museum starting at 5:30 p.m. for a pot luck dinner. Jackwagon BBQ will be smoking some wonderful meat for us. 

As we honor Judge Hopkins, Diana Rich and Gary Schowengerdt for their years of services to Bates County. 

Plus we will be gearing up for the Nov 6th election with our local candidates.


Street Closure in Butler

Fort Scott Street between Delaware and Main Street will be closed for an undetermined amount of time today.





From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

The Bates County Sheriff's Office has been made aware of a company called Five Fish that is contacting businesses trying to get them to advertise on magnets for the Sheriff's Office. 

Please note the Sheriff's Office did not authorize this company to solicit money for advertising on these magnets. 

All you need to do is simply hang up the phone if they contact you.



Butler Police Department Activity Report 10/15-10/21-2018

10/15/2018  
Shop lifting call White Oak
Alarm Orange and Ft Scott
Traffic assist Fran and W-52
Disturbance High and Pine
Animal complaint N Bus 49
Medical assist McDonalds
Medical assist 500 block of E Atkinson
 
10/16/2018  
Animal complaint Osage Dr
Traffic assist 200 block of S Fulton
Well being check Water and Mill
Well being check
Theft report 800 block of W Dakota
Animal complaint E Pine
Medical assist Fran apts
 
10/17/2018  
Animal complaint West Street
Accident 200 block of E Dakota
Disturbance 5 Dove Lane
Alarm Grade School
 
10/18/2018  
Animal complaint Havanna and Mill
Well being check 300 block of N Main
Disturbance Dollar General
Walk in harassment report
Disturbance 302 E Atkinson
Report of small child in road E Nursery
Keep the peace 300 block of W Pine
 
10/19/2018  
Alarm 1000 block of S Orange
Trespassing call 500 block of N Henry
Warrant service
Keep the peace 300 block of N Main
Theft report 800 block of S Birch
 
10/20/2018  
Harassment report 411 N Main
Disturbance 509 E Atkinson
Animal complaint 800 block of Wix Lane
Animal complaint Wild squirrel Water and Ohio
Disturbance Super 8
Disturbance South Park
Animal complaint Pine and Fulton
C and I driver 800 block of S Birch
C and I driver Sonic
Alarm Grade School
 
10/21/2018  
Disturbance 300 block of N Maple
Theft report 200 block of N Prospect
Medical assist 500 block of W Ohio
Disturbance 500 block of N Fulton
Animal complaint Havanna and Mill

 



Bates County Sheriff's Office Activity Report Oct. 15, 2018 thru Oct. 21, 2018

OCTOBER 15, 2018
THEFT - DREXEL
FRAUD/IDENTITY - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMSTERDAM
THEFT/STEALING - AMORET
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ARCHIE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
BURGLARY - ROCKVILLE
DOMESTIC -AMORET
ALARM CALL - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - AMORET

OCTOBER 16, 2018
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ARCHIE
SPEAK TO OFFICER - PASSAIC
FRAUD/IDENTITY THEFT - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
MVA - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - HUME
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
WRONG WAY DRIVER - ARCHIE

OCTOBER 17,2018
AMBULANCE REQUEST - HUME
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - MERWIN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
CHECK WELLBEING - HUME
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
THEFT/STEALING - AMSTERDAM
CHECK WELLBEING - DREXEL
EXTRA PATROL - AMSTERDAM
EXTRA PATROL - BUTLER

OCTOBER 18, 2018
MVA - PASSAIC
AGENCY ASSIST - RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - BUTLER
SPECIAL DETAIL - BUTLER
FOLLOW UP - AMORET
FOLLOW UP - AMORET
SPEAK TO OFFICER - HUME
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
FOLLOW UP - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP - DREXEL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - PASSAIC
TRAFFIC HAZARD - BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST - ADRIAN

OCTOBER 19, 2018
STRANDED MOTORIST - RICH HILL
ROBBERY - HUME
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - DREXEL
TRESPASSING - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
CHECK WELLBEING - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - AMORET
ALARM CALL - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
CARELESS/IMPRUDENT - PASSAIC
ABANDONED VEHICLE - ROCKVILLE
CARELESS/IMPRUDENT - AMSTERDAM
ANIMAL CALL - DREXEL
GUNSHOTS HEARD - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - AMORET
ANIMAL CALL - RICH HILL
AMBULANCE REQUEST - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - DREXEL
TRAFFIC STOP - PASSAIC

OCTOBER 20, 2018
ALARM CALL - RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
STRANDED MOTORIST - MERWIN
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
VANDALISM - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - RICH HILL
ASSAULT - ADRIAN
CHECK WELLBEING - AMSTERDAM
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
ALARM CALL - BUTLER
DOMESTIC - ADRIAN
MVA - BUTLER
MVA - PASSAIC
OPEN DOOR/ WINDOW - BUTLER
MVA - BALLARD
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
FIRE BRUSH - BUTLER

OCTOBER 21, 2018
RUN AWAY - RICH HILL
C/I DRIVER - RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL - PASSAIC
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
EX PARTE VIOLATION - DREXEL
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY - ADRIAN
ALARM CALL - AMORET
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
ASSAULT - RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP - RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP - RICH HILL



Halloween Party & Costume Contest at the Fishing Dock





Nice Start to the week

Nice, Delightful, Wonderful, Swell, Lovely, Fine and Dandy, Nifty, Pleasant... Just some of the words to describe the start of the work week. Enjoy! #Autumn #mowx #kswx #KC


Missouri team does well at Girls USA Wrestling Tournament



Missouri took two teams to the Girls USA wrestling preseason national duels in Indianapolis Indiana. 

There were 16 teams in the tournament composed of girls from 19 states and 2 nations. Team Missouri Blue took second overall.

Dallys Shaffer daughter of Justin and Amber Shaffer of Adrian, Missouri was asked to represent Team Missouri as the 60 pound wrestler. Dallys wrestles for Adrian Youth Wrestling club

Halloween Boo Ball In Butler