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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Obituary - Loreta Mae Fletcher

Loreta Mae Fletcher, 92 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton at 2 pm with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Missouri.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

Stolen Truck and Trailer Recovered Following Pursuit in Cass County

Cass Co – Around 1:30 pm Wednesday deputies attempted to stop a pickup truck and trailer in the area of S. Airport Rd and E. 235th St north of Harrisonville. The driver fled from the deputy and drove the vehicle off road in an attempt to get away from the deputy. Eventually the driver fled on foot into a wooded pasture area between S. Airport Rd. and S. Valley Rd.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office deployed several deputies, sheriff K9 Unit, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and were assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to search for the suspect. K9 Loki and his handler tracked the driver to an area near S. Valley Rd. where a UAV operator located the subject hiding in an area of tall grass. Deputies responded and took the subject into custody without incident.

Deputies also recovered the truck and trailer at the scene. The truck had been reported stolen from the Pleasant Hill area in November. The trailer recovered at the scene was reported stolen from south of Harrisonville on Tuesday.

The driver, Jacob A. Mitchell, 30, Pleasant Hill was arrested for numerous active warrants. Mitchell is wanted on 10 different Failure to Appear warrants for drug and traffic offenses in Pleasant Hill, Failure to Appear Obstruct Police in Harrisonville, and Failure to Appear for Driving While Revoked in Cass County.

Mitchell is being held on $2200 cash bond in the Cass County Jail. Charges related to today’s incident are still pending.

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From the Barton County Sheriffs Office

On 12-12-2018 The Barton County Sheriff's Office was contacted about a man who went for a medical treatment in Pittsburg Kansas this afternoon and has not returned home. His family is worried and concerned about him. It's believed he may be confused and not know where he's at. His name is Joseph W. Bright, age 74, of Lamar. 

He usually travels 160 Highway between Lamar and Pittsburg. He is in a Red 2012 Toyota Priest with damage to a right rear door. 

If anybody has any information please contact the Barton County Sheriff's Office. 417-682-5541 or your local Law Enforcement agency. The License Plate on the vehicle should be MB8-J7B out of Missouri.

Obituary - Nancy Rilene Davisson

Nancy Rilene Davisson, 45, Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Additional information will be announced by Ferry Funeral Home at a later time.

Obituary - Mark James Rapp

Mark James Rapp, 62, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Mark was born September 25, 1956 in Appleton City, MO to James Melvin and Vanita Ann (Holstein) Rapp. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Garwood on March 27, 1993 in Prairie City, MO and she survives of the home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Additional information will be released by Ferry Funeral Home at a later time.

Obituary - John Leroy “Buddy” Ritter

John Leroy “Buddy” Ritter, 80, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Burial in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available)

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