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Friday, February 1, 2019

Obituary - Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis, 57, Springfield, Missouri passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at his home in Springfield. Condolences and fond memories can be left online at

Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11am with visitation one hour prior to service at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Antioch Cemetery and may be left in care of the funeral home.

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

Coyote Hunt in Bates County

Obituary - Shirley A. Perry

Shirley A. Perry, age 81, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Cullen Funeral Home 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083.

Shirley was born on June 5, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Jim Anders and Gladys Lasley Anders. Shirley was one of six children including, Chuck, Fern, Jim, Ray, and Pat.

Shortly after graduating high school, Shirley was joined in marriage with her late husband Franklin Perry on April 4, 1958 and for ten years spent time together overseas. Together they were blessed with daughter, Cheryl. Shirley very much loved her family and loved her hummingbird collection. As a member of the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, Missouri, Shirley was also a social butterfly. She owned her own restaurant in Raymore, Missouri for several years.

Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty years, Franklin Perry; brothers Chuck Anders and Jim Anders; and sister Fern Ashby.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl Plumb; brother Ray Anders; sister Pat Baldwin; grandson, Jeremy Plumb; granddaughter Shelby Bouzek; and two great grandchildren, Skyler and Kaleb Plumb.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

From the Barton County Sheriff's Office

The Barton County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a car accident 7 miles west of I-49 on 160 Highway. Emergency responders are at the scene of the accident right now. 

The accident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At this time we are holding up traffic to get the vehicles moved safely. 

We do not have information on injuries. We're asking all those traveling on 160 hwy in the area of the accident to drive with caution. Please drive slowly and carefully.

Obituary - Finley “Neill” McNeill Preston, Jr.

Finley “Neill” McNeill Preston, Jr., 68, Harrisonville, MO, died Friday, February 1, 2019 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. 

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with graveside services at 11:00 a.m. at Sharon Cemetery in Drexel, MO. 

A complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

Obituary - Dorothy Black

Funeral services for Dorothy Black of Sweet Springs, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Brother Alan Black officiating. 

Visitation prior to services 10 - 11 a.m. at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to I-70 Medical Center Auxiliary or Sweet Springs Villa.

Dorothy Pauline Black, age 97 of Sweet Springs, Missouri formerly of Ballard, Missouri died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs. She was born November 30, 1921 to Paul Lewis and Lola Graham Andrews Radford in Ballard, Missouri.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Diane Steinkuhler and husband Chuck of Sweet Springs, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Etha Pearl Black Pieratt of Butler, Missouri; two grandchildren, Troy D. Steinkuhler and wife Stacey and Clay H. Steinkuhler; three great-grandchildren, Cooper, Karsyn and Taylor; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Kenneth Black Jr; and a sister, Elinor Russell.

From the Bates County Health Clinic

Missouri WIC is OPEN! All checks issued may be redeemed at authorized WIC retailers! WIC participants should continue to attend appointments as scheduled. 

All WIC checks issued, including benefits issued for April, May, and June, will be honored at authorized WIC retailers for the dates printed on the checks. Learn more about enrolling in WIC by visiting the Missouri WIC website at or by calling Bates County Health Center at 660-679-6108.

Juvenile arrested after making threats in the Belton School District

In reference to the threats made against the Belton Middle School on January 31st 2019, the Belton Police have taken a juvenile into custody for making the threats against the school. The investigation has revealed there was no credibility to the threat. 

The juvenile has been transferred to the custody of the Cass County Juvenile Office. Any further inquiries should be referred to that office.

Shooting Investigation in Henry County

Tylor Turner
 Bryan Sharp

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Clinton Police Department regarding a shooting that occurred near the city limits of Clinton. 

Cpl. Richardson obtained what information the Clinton Officer had and began to further investigate the matter.

According to the Sheriff’s Office report, several shots were fired from a moving vehicle at another moving vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 52 and Vansant Road. The victims in the case were able to identify the shooter and the driver of the other vehicle.

Arrested and later charged by Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields was Tylor Turner, age 22 of Clinton. Turner is charged with assault 1st degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Turner was taken into custody at his residence, 614 East Ohio. The second suspect, Bryan Sharp ran from the residence and was not apprehended.

Turner’s bond has been set at $25,000.00 and he remains in custody at the Henry County Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of Bryan Sharp, age 20, of Clinton for questioning in this investigation. 

Mr. Sharp also has active warrants for his arrest for Probation Violation, Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as a Clinton Municipal warrant for Driving While Suspended.

If you know the whereabouts of Bryan Sharp please contact your local law enforcement agency or call 9-1-1.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.