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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Weather Alert from the Bates County Sheriff's Office

Just an update on the weather. It’s going to rain. Now with all the formalities out of the way we wanted to let you know that we are experiencing flooding throughout the county. 

Please please please don’t drive through high water. You’re important to us and we want to make sure you safely wake up in the morning at home.

Parents: please have a conversation with your young drivers about driving in high water and the dangers associated with that.

“Turn Around Don’t Drown”. If you don’t have to be out in the weather please stay home. - Courtesy of the Bates County Sheriff's Office

Obituary - Glen Leroy Gregg

Glen Leroy Gregg, 64, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Saturday, April 28, 2019 at his home.

He is survived by two sons, Mitchell L. Gregg and wife Sharon and Preston G. Gregg and wife Amber J. all of Gunn City, Missouri; two daughters, Stephenie Miller and Samantha K. Gregg both of Lee's Summit, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Jim Gregg, Latour, Missouri, Kenny Gregg, Osceola, Missouri; 3 sisters, Gwen Ebeck, Leeton, Missouri, Darla Doody, Osceola, Missouri, Linda Todd, Gunn City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

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

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Obituary - Patricia "Patti" Kristin Winningham

Patricia "Patti" Kristin Winningham, 51, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by love and family.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Winningham of the home; three daughters, Sarah Mayse and husband Josh, Harrisonville, Missouri, Heidi Winningham, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Molly Winninham, Harrisonville, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, Egypt, Mahala, Korra, Aliyah, Alayna, Octavia, Jewelia and Jackson; her mother and step-father, Marilee and Howard Downing, Yuma, Arizona; two brothers, Bill Herring, Freeman, Missouri, Don Herring, Santa Rosa, California; a sister, Beth Schultheis, Ocala, Florida; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at Crossroads Assembly of God near Harrisonville.

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

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Tayton Daines receives Road to Success Scholarship

Pictured Matt Brownsberger, owner Del Gretzinger Insurance Agency with Tayton Dains, scholarship recipient.

Obituary - Ray T. Smith

Ray T. Smith, 97 of Louisburg, Kansas passed away April 28, 2019 at Del Mar Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas. Cremation, with Celebration of Life services 2:00 pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).

Friends may gather from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm prior to the service, also at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the H.T. Smith Community Park c/o the City of Drexel. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Ray Thomas Smith was born September 15, 1921 in New Lancaster, Kansas to H.T. and Hattie Knepp Smith. He graduated from Paola High School in 1939. Following graduation he attended Kansas State University for one and a half years before entering the US Army during WWII. Returning from the the war, he found California to be home. Ray traveled North America selling Euclid Construction Equipment in the 1940s, and Caterpillar at Shepard Tractor in Los Angeles in the 1950s. While in California, he married and two children were born, Susan and Dennis.

Returning to Drexel in 1964 he joined the family business with H.T. Smith and sister Mary Guey until it ceased operation in 1977. In 1970 he was united in marriage to Wilma Harris Purdon, creating a great upbringing for children Michelle and Greg. Their marriage flourished for 49 wonderful years. After the family business closed, Ray worked for Deems Farm Machinery in Butler and Nevada, Missouri until he retired in 1984.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, son Dennis Smith, grandson Jeff Craig, and sister Muriel Berry. He is survived by his wife Wilma Smith of Louisburg, KS., son Greg Purdon and wife Missy of Louisburg, KS., granddaughters, Sarah and Sophia Purdon, daughter Susan Craig and husband Frank of Hawaii, granddaughter Jennifer Rutt and husband Ryan of Hawaii, and great-granddaughter Carlei Rutt of Hawaii, and Sister Mary Guey and husband Sody of Belton, MO.

Dangerous Flooding Occurring

⚠️ Dangerous flooding is occurring or expected to occur for much of the area through the evening! Remember, if you come across a flooded roadway to #TurnAroundDontDrown!

FLASHBACK: Then and Now

North Main street at Pine, many years ago. Now, below.

North side of the Butler square in the late 1960's, now, below

East side of the Butler square, early 1970's. Today, below

We're Searching for Volunteers

Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel welcomes new staff member

The Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler is very pleased to welcome to our staff, Bobby Roll. Bobby joins our staff with over 30 years experience in Funeral Service.

With the completion of our NEW Crematory he has experience in cremation.

If your family has any questions about burial or cremation, Bobby is knowledgeable and compassionate to help. The Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel: 660-679-6555.

From the Clinton Fire Department

04/30/2019: Henry County is expected to receive an excessive amount of rain over the next 24 hours. Our area is under an enhanced risk for severe weather too this evening.

Please be weather aware and monitor weather conditions throughout the evening. Follow our page to stay updated on any weather alerts for Henry County, Missouri.

Obituary - Kristine Lynn Smith

Kristine Lynn Smith, 52, Harrisonville, MO, died Monday, April 29, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

A complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

More cows missing near Hume

On April 29, 2019 a Deputy took another report of stolen cattle in the Hume area. The victim stated that on 4/27/19 he received a call from his neighbor saying his gate was open and his cows had gotten out. The victim then went to his property and got all of the cattle back in the field and shut the gate. On 4/28/19 he returned to the property to inventory the cattle and found that 5 cows were missing. He spoke with his neighbors and nobody had seen the cattle. The victim believes the cattle to have been stolen due to not being able to find them and the calves would be crying if the cows were nearby.

The victim described the missing cattle to be 2 full grown red Angus cows with yellow ear tags and 3 red Angus calves missing. He valued them to be around $5200.00.

BCMH celebrating volunteers this week

This week we are honoring our Auxiliary volunteers. They do so much for our employees, patients and visitors. Each volunteer dedicates time to help with the gift shop, information desk, organize and hold fundraisers, manage floral sales, and other tasks. We so are thankful for their gift of time and service. Volunteers - you are such an encouragement! -courtesy Bates County Memorial Hospital

Current volunteers:

Clay Nichols
Beverly Wainwright

Mildred Chenault
Cindy Woods
Dee Hall
Kathy Bunch
Donna Huber

Lora Padley
Gerry Ketron
Missie Good
Ramona Snyder

Paula Brede
Bob Johnson

Paula Shaffer
Bob Thomas
Sherry York

June Ray
Liz Schlechty 

Eleanor Gebo
Doris Null
Kathleen Eckert

Faye Hunt
Alan Mundey

Paula Brede
Pat Friederich
Charlotte Guss

Volunteer Chaplains:

Mike Humphrey
Larry Flatt
Wendell Teagarden
J.R. Beck

April 2019 Blackhawk Pride Award Recipients

Please congratulate our April Blackhawk Pride Award recipients: Porter, Autumn, Cooper, Briar, Harlee, Hunter, Gunnar, Gracey, Mason, Kira, Kyson, Adrianna, Evie, Clayton, Ember, Jaxon, Laynee, Maycee, Callie, Allyson, Emma, Presleigh, and Rylie! - Photo Courtesy of the Adrian School District.

Road work planned in Cass County

TRAFFIC: MoDOT Kansas City has announced that, starting today (4/30), they will be reducing NB I-49 between Archie and MO Route 7 (towards Clinton) to one lane every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for asphalt resurfacing.

The closures are expected to last until November 1.
All work will be weather permitting.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and find an alternate route, if necessary, and to use caution when travelling in the area to keep the workers safe.
#BuckleUp #PhoneDown

Hudson Highlights...

Congratulations to Beau Brownsberger - 3rd Grade Hudson R9 Student of the Week.

Shown below is the 3rd and 4th grade Earth Day project. 

Also, thank you to our retiring PTO Officers - Amber Brownsberger, Amie Branson and Dawn Mott. We appreciate everything you have done for our school. 

Bates County Fair book is in the works

The Bates County Fair is only a few months away, and everyone is getting ready. This includes the Fair Book, which has everything you need to know.

Click HERE to get the latest info, and updates on how the book is coming.

Calling all chocolate lovers!

Obituary - Cody Singleton

Cody D. Singleton age 16 of Osceola, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 27th, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

Cody Singleton was a member of the The Sac-Osage District Junior Firefighters.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

Visitation is scheduled between 12;30 and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

Truck fire in Eldorado Springs

On 4/29/19 around 18:07 hours the El Dorado Springs Fire Department was dispatched to Sonic Drive In for a vehicle fire.

Upon arrival of trucks 2,3,4,5 fire suppression was initiated with 2 1 3/4 inch hand lines and the fire was contained to the engine compartment.

Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Today/Tonight

Several rounds of showers and storms are expected today through Thursday.

Strong to severe storms will be possible today, with best chances south of KC Metro. 

Heavy rains will also lead to an increased flash flood threat, so please remain weather aware. Turn Around, Don't Drown!

Keep a eye to the sky today!

Strong to severe storms expected to begin moving into the area by late morning and/or early afternoon with the severe threat working east with time. There could be some t-storm activity during the morning, but greatest threat will be focused on the afternoon hours.

Damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes will all be possible. In addition, multiple rounds of heavy rainfall will increase flash flooding concerns from Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.

Video news Tuesday

Monday, April 29, 2019

From the Nevada Police Department

Kevlar For K-9's Fundraiser COED Slowpitch Softball Tournament

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release April 15-29, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 12 arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of April 15-29, 2019.

View the full report by using the link that we have provided for you below:

Obituary - Donieta Vay Davis (Patton)

Donieta Vay Davis, age 71, Hume, Missouri passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her rural Hume home.

Funeral service will be 10 am Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Hume United Methodist Church. Burial in the Underwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to service time at the church.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children''s Hospital or Hospice Compassus, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075.

Online condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Obituary - John Marland

John Marland, 59, Cleveland, MO, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at his home. Inurnment to be held at a later date in New Bedford, MA.

John was born February 21, 1960 in New Bedford, MA, the son of James and Jean (Lake) Marland. John married Sheila Ann Cruz on June 20, 1981 in New Bedford. John had lived in Cleveland for the past 28 years. He was an auto mechanic and had worked for various car dealerships, and had worked in the produce department at Price Chopper in Harrisonville. He also raised pigeons.

John was preceded in death by his father and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, of the home; his mother, Jean Marland, of New Bedford, MA; one brother, Richard Marland, of Florida; and three sisters, Christine Magalhaes, of Florida, Jane Maltese, of Maine, and Paula Lima, of New Bedford.

Way to go Tara!

Congratulations again to our Turkey Facebook Contest winner! Tara Williams and her son who shot the turkey were presented with their prize by Marko Muller! #TurkeyTime #MaxMotors

City of Butler seeking Bid

BCSO: Uptick in local thefts

On April 26, 2019 a Deputy responded to County Road 7508 in Hume to take a report of a cattle theft. The victim stated that since February she had lost around 5 calves and believes that someone is stealing them. The calves were black in color and were about a month old when they went missing. Each calf had a value of $350.00.

On April 27, 2019 a Deputy took a report of stolen saddles from a farm located on BB highway in Butler, MO. The victim advised the Deputy he observed a vehicle leaving his driveway and followed the vehicle to Ballard where it then took off at a high rate of speed. The victim then returned to the residence and noticed a window was forced open and 4 saddles were missing. The saddles included 2 Mexico saddles valued at $250.00 each a Hereford saddle worth $400.00 and a pony saddle worth $50.00.

The Deputy was later advised that 2 of the saddles were for sale on Facebook. An area canvass was conducted and Deputies believe they were able to locate the residence where the pictures of the saddles were taken.

On April 28, 2019 a Deputy responded to a residence on Olive street in Rich Hill, MO to take a report of a burglary. The victim stated that when he came home from work he noticed that the lock on his bedroom door had been picked and his window was open. His PS4, T.V. and 50 to 60 games were missing.

The investigations are ongoing.

You don't wanna miss this!

SAVE THE DATE! June 7, 8, and 9th! You won't wanna miss this hilarious wild west show!

Hudson Drive at the Fishing Dock

Reynolds prepares for career at Belton Research

Lydia Reynolds
When Lydia Reynolds graduated from Adrian High School in 2015, she was determined to pursue a degree in nursing and she's done just that!

This Saturday, May 4, 2019, Lydia graduates from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Lydia will then begin her career in the Intensive Care Unit at Belton Research in June.

Way to work hard, Lydia and congratulations! -Courtesy Adrian News Leader

Looking on point Eagles

Thanks to the hard work of Mike Hragyil and family, and a generous donation of paint from Midwest Lumber of Butler, our baseball bleachers are looking sharp! - Courtesy of Miami R-1 School District
#wearefamily #eaglenation #eaglepride

Butler Police Department Activity Report 4/22-4/28-2019

Well being check
Trespassing call 100 block of S Austin
Well being check
Disturbance 120 S Wells Alarm Grade School

Assist Codes Officer 814 W Ohio
Attempt to contact
Animal complaint 300 block of S Thompson
Well being check 600 block of W Ohio

Well being check Subway
Warrant service S 71 storage
Disturbance in PD parking lot
Recover stolen property 1000 block of W Mill
Medical assist 700 block of S high
Assist BCSO 900 block of E Pine

Sign up now for the McGennis Nature Challenge

Be sure and sign up for the McGennis Nature Challenge before May 3rd for early registration pricing

Follow the link below for online registration.

You can also download the printable version of the sign up sheet here:…/1O_CXsOSjfZAxn3AUfMqDMVIuYe…/edit…

You may drop off completed forms at Schlyer Designs in Rich Hill or Studio M in Butler during normal business hours.

Old Fat Men show their moves

Five teams participated in the 3rd annual Miami Alumni basketball games on Saturday. The teams were Five Finger Ball Slingers, Gang Green, The Baseline Leaners and Jailblazers. However, team Old Fat Guys featuring Miles Nieder, Tommie Hutchison, Terry West, Brandon Nieder, Kyle Dubray, Ben Cameron and Dylan Fink finished on top, winning the competition.

Plans are already in place for the 4th annual tournament next year.

Many thanks to the sponsors and all who attended.

Fairgrounds gets a makeover...

Local 4-H clubs came out in full force last Saturday for the first Bates County Fair Board Work Day. 4-Hers and parents picked up trash, washed windows, cleaned out a storage building, and painted the arena fence. Thanks to all who came out and helped! This is why Bates County 4-Hers are awesome. The next work day is scheduled for May 18th.

Editor's note- next time you see any of these folks, please let them know how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication! 

Obituary - Donald Max Chulufas

Donald Max Chulufas, 89, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Butler Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Butler, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Barb Chulufas of the home; 2 sons, Donnie Chulufas Jr. and wife Janelle, Adrian, Missouri, Scott Chulufas and wife Mary, Amsterdam, Missouri; 4 daughters, Kim Chulufas, Harrisonville, Missouri, Kelly Norwood and husband Michael, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Karlene Corkins and husband Bryan, Leavenworth, Kansas, Theresa Greer and husband Michael, Adrian, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Chulufas, State of Oregon; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

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

Obituary - Clarence E. "Gene" Barnett

Clarence E. "Gene" Barnett, 82, of Kansas City, Missouri, departed this life Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the North Kansas City Hospital.

Visitation will be held 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday,May 2, 2019, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday May 2, 2019, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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