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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Two from Arkansas injured in Bates County Crash

On 11/24/18 around 1:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County, Butler Fire Department, Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Bates County EMS responded to a two vehicle accident on I-49 around mile marker 138.6 south of Adrian.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1994 Pontiac driven by 64 year old Sue M. Smith of Butler, Missouri lost tread of the rear tire as the driver started to lose control. The vehicle crossed the median and traveled into the southbound lane of I-49 striking the 2017 Toyota Rav-4 driven by 83 year old Judith A. Rowe of Bella Vista, Arkansas causing both vehicles to travel off the roadway and down a embankment before coming to rest.

Judith A. Rowe along with a passenger in her vehicle 80 year old Ralph B. Rowe of Bella Vista, Arkansas both sustained moderate injures in this accident and both were transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.



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Obituary - Lloyd Gene Mitchell

Lloyd Gene Mitchell, age 93, Blue Mound, Kansas passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 4, 1925 at Blue Mound the son of Robert and Effie Cassida Mitchell. Upon graduation from Blue Mound High School, he entered the United States Army. He fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II on the Philippine Islands. After the bombing of Hiroshima, he was part of the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant and a recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Victory Medal. 

While in the Army, Betty Northway, his future wife, wrote to him. They began dating when he returned from war. They married on June 7, 1947. Betty preceded him in death on March 9, 2017. Lloyd was a lifelong farmer in the Blue Mound area. He farmed many acres of land and ran hog and cattle operations until into his late eighties. He was featured in hog magazines and won many soil conservation awards including Kansas Banker Award. 

He was a member of the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. To Lloyd and Betty''s union are three surviving children: Donna McCormick and husband Larry, Bruce Mitchell and Jodi Johnson and husband Phil, eleven grandchildren: Kamie Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Gayla West and Les, Nicholas Johnson and Amanda, Jeffrey Johnson and Jade, Michael Johnson and Peggy, Julie Steele, David Johnson, Douglas McCormick, Mike McCormick and Matthew McCormick, and twenty-seven great grandchildren: Leighton, Reid, Joci, Jayton, Michaela, Samantha, Chris, Katrina, Eli, Krista, Logan, Max, Alex, Bria, Paisley, Richard, Dylan, Shayla, Blaine, David, Nathan, Molly, Morgan, Tristan, Tessa, Taylor and Zoey, one great great granddaughter, Renlee, and a sister, Margaret Ellen Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Floyd and a great grandson, Jacob Steele. 

Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Church. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com
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Obituary - Marie Copeland Peirce McDonnell

Marie Copeland Peirce McDonnell age 93 of Drexel, Missouri departed this life Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Adrian Manor, Adrian, Missouri surrounded with family and love.

Marie is survived by her five sons; Jim McDonnell and his wife Nancy of Archie, Missouri, Larry Peirce and his wife Wendy of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, James Peirce of Drexel, Missouri, Dale Peirce and his wife Barbara of Amarillo, Texas, and Dean McDonnell and his wife Randy of Archie, Missouri; two daughters, Patricia Barnard and her husband Dennis of Raymore, Missouri, and Merrilee Honaker and her husband Larry of Drexel, Missouri; a brother, Glenn Copeland of Rotan, Texas; two sisters, Nadine Semsch of Freeman, Missouri, and Fern Coffel of Sedalia, Missouri; twenty grandchildren; thirty-nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Reid Cemetery near Harrisonville, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Eastern Star service will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Everett Church Memorial Fund.

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



Missouri State Highway Patrol Endangered Person Advisory:

For further information please contact: Lebanon Police Department 417-532-3131 November 24, 2018

EMPHASIS: Endangered Person Advisory

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory

The Lebanon Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred near Johnson, Nebraska at 6:50 PM on November 22, 2018.

Missing Is:

Donald Earl Williams a white, male, age 87

Vehicle Information:

Grey 1995 Chrysler New Yorker bearing Missouri, SS2M1R.

The endangered missing person:

Donald Earl Williams, is a white, male, age 87, height 510, 160 lbs, grey hair, hazel eyes.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:

Mr. Williams suffers from a serious medical condition and may have an altered mental state due to lack of sleep. Mr. Williams was travelling from Lebanon, MO to either Hutchinson, KS or Johnson, NE. 

He last spoke to family on November 22 at 6:50 pm and is believed to have been in the Johnson, NE area at that time.  
Mr. Williams told family that he was lost and no further contact has been made with him since.







Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Lebanon Police Department at 417-532-3131.



Obituary - Kristine Lea Hibbs

Kristine Lea Hibbs, age 69, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd., Belton, MO. Inurnment will follow the service at Belton Cemetery, Belton, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HELP Humane 17122 Bel-Ray Pl, Belton, MO 64012 or the charity of your choice.




Near Blizzard Conditions to cause dangerous travel

Whether there are 2 inches of snow or 5 inches of snow on the roads, it doesn't matter if you can't see the other vehicles in the whiteout conditions. 

Please focus on the hazards and avoid travel on Sunday if at all possible. Stay safe everyone!




Obituary -Shirley Joyce Caskey

Shirley Joyce (Chapman) Caskey was born on January 4, 1937 to Fred and Iva (Worthington) Chapman and died at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri on November 21, 2018. She grew up on a farm near Hume, Missouri, attended grade school at Brush College, and attended junior and senior high school in Hume and Metz, Missouri. 

She graduated from Metz High School as the valedictorian in 1955. Following high school, she worked for two years at Western Insurance Company in Fort Scott, Missouri while she waited for Leon to return home from his overseas service in the United States Air Force so that they could get married.

Shirley married Howard Leon Caskey at her parents' home near Metz on June 15, 1957. Leon and Shirley began their life together in a house apartment in Kansas City, Missouri. Nine months and 10 days after their wedding, Leon and Shirley began their family with the birth of their son Robin Howard. In 1959, they moved to Clinton where they continued to live for the next 59 years. One year and four days after Rob was born, James Randal joined their growing family, and two years and one week later, Ronald Fred was born expanding their family to five. Not yet knowing how to drive, Shirley would somehow wrangle all three sons and walk to the grocery store every other week. When her sons were 8, 7 and 5 years old, Shirley gave birth to a daughter Teresa Dianne to complete their family. Throughout her children's childhoods, Shirley was a cub scout den mother and a 4-H leader.

In 1972, Leon and Shirley built and moved into their home northeast of Clinton. Shirley was proud of her home, her yard and her garden. She especially loved her flower gardens and her irises. She could tell you where each flower came from (whether it was from her childhood home or her school or was given to her by someone at church). She spent countless hours canning and freezing vegetables and strawberries from her garden.

Shirley was both artistic and musical. She spent hundreds of hours making intricate attendance posters and projects for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She taught Sunday School for more than 50 years and loved each child (even the ornery ones) and lead many children to Jesus. Shirley played the piano for Allen Street Baptist Church for many years and loved playing and singing hymns. In the last years of her life, Shirley's passion and ministry at Allen Street Baptist Church was running the food pantry. She took great pride in shopping for the food, carefully putting the packages together to include balanced meals, and meeting with the families.

Shirley dearly loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. When they were growing up, she took great pride in decorating Wilton cakes for their birthdays and handmaking them each quilts and blankets, each one with personalized details unique to the child.

Next to Jesus, the most important person in her life was her husband of 61 years. She loved being Leon's wife and companion. She did not really care what she was doing so long as they were together. She accompanied him while he ran his fishing limb-lines, while he hunted for mushrooms and while he did electrical work. She loved working with him in the garden, bowling with him on a couples league and attending his Sunday School class once she quit teaching Sunday School herself. She even learned to love watching football, baseball and college basketball as well as the Western channel.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents (Fred and Iva Chapman), a son (Ron), and her mother-in-law and father-in-law (Alfred and Irene Caskey). She is survived by her husband Leon, her sons Rob and Randy, her daughter Teresa and son-in-law Darin, her grandchildren Nathan and his wife Krissy, Steve, Heather, Allison, and Victoria; her great-grandchildren Alyssa, Amber, Paisley and Silas; and her sisters Evelyn (Larry) Warden and Sharon (Don) Brenton.

A service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Allen Street Baptist Church, 210 W. Allen Street, Clinton, Missouri with burial at the Drakes Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday in advance of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Food Pantry of the Allen Street Baptist Church.

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


Obituary - Betty J. Tye

Betty J. Tye, age 78, of Clinton, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Golden Living Center/Westwood, Clinton.

Among survivors is sister, Ruth Terry.

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


Hot Chocolate Night - Christmas at Frontier Village Tonight in Adrian

We invite you all to join us for an "old fashioned" Christmas at historic Frontier Village Saturday, November, 24. 

The evening will include train rides, steam engine rides, and hay rides that will take you and your family through our little town that is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights! 

At the Frontier Village Center you will find a cup of hot chocolate, delicious cookies, homemade pop corn, and of course get a chance to meet our guest of honor Mr. Santa Clause himself!

Festivities at Frontier Village will follow the Christmas parade in downtown Adrian, MO at 4:30PM. Frontier Village is located off the Southeast corner of I-49 (71 HWY) and 18 HWY.

This is free to everyone, so invite your family, friends, and neighbors and join us.


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Butler man arrested in Bates County

On 11/23/18 around 9:31pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 28 year old Dakota S. Lesmeister of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Lesmeister was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Speeding 3.)Careless and Imprudent Driving.

Dakota S. Lesmeister was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and placed on a 12 hour detox hold.

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Butler woman arrested in Bates County

On 11/21/18 around 10:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 56 year old Lisa A. Brown of Butler, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated.

Lisa A. Brown was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and later released. 


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Obituary - L:aVerne Kane

LaVerne Kane, 95, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by love and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Butler and husband Neil, Gardner, Kansas; a son, Felix F. Kane and wife Kathy, Harrisonville, Missouri; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary "Pete" Barnes, Wheatland, Missouri; a sister, Sheryl Orser, Bonner Springs, Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the funeral home.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee, Kansas.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the East Lynne Baptist Church Memorial Fund, East Lynne, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.




Obituary - Danny Harris

Daniel "Danny" Harris, 59, of Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Byler Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.