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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Obituary - Carl Leroy Kagarice

Carl Leroy Kagarice, 58, Adrian, Missouri, died Friday, February 1, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO. 

Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO.  
The family will receive friends 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the funeral home. There will be an Elks Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, following the visitation. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leroy Kagarice Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.





Obituary - “Al” (Alfred Lee) Decker

Al Decker, 66 of Butler, Missouri died peacefully in his home February 2, 2019. Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Ohio Street Church in Butler, with Pastor David Fitzmaurice officiating. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 AM at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ohio Street Church. Messages and memories for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
 
“Al” (Alfred Lee) Decker was a gentle and quiet man of great character and integrity who filled his life with things he loved. He was also a man of many talents and great wisdom who tackled many projects with contemplation and ingenuity. He could fix, repair, or build most anything.
 
He had a great interest in farming, especially beef cattle and continuously increasing his knowledge which served him well during his 40 years with the University of Missouri. In Columbia he worked as a bull test station and farm supervisor and followed that with 24 years in Butler as an Extension Ag Specialist. He enjoyed helping farmers be more productive, especially with grazing rotation and stewardship of the land.
 
Al and his wife Pat raised two beautiful daughters, Amber and Ashley. As a family they enjoyed camping, wienie roasts, nature walks, Sunday drives, showing steers at the fair, softball and playing checkers.
 
Later in life Al really found joy in his woodworking projects, helping Pat with flower gardening, visiting state parks in the RV, and bird watching. Daily long walks were an important part of his life: his time to think and be with God. The Bethany House and Cottage were just two significant “projects” for Al and Pat in ministry and service to the community the past ten years. 
 
Grandsons were the highlight of his life. He handled countless rocks to be pitched in the water, attended numerous ball games, and enjoyed time behind the wheel with all three.
 
Al was blessed in the last year to take a family trip with both daughters and all grandsons to Grand Cayman and then a memory filled trip with Pat to Ireland.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Betty Decker; he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat; two daughters, Amber with grandsons Reece and Jett and Ashley with grandson Miles; two brothers, Cliff and Steve; and three sisters, Beverly, Patsy, and Norine. A host of cousins, nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends who will also mourn the loss of such a beloved man.




Obituary - Dixie Anna Smith

Funeral services for Dixie Smith will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. There is no visitation. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Dixie Anna Smith, age 71 of Harrisonville, Missouri, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born January 31, 1948 to Buford and Cora Drysdale Everett in Butler, Missouri.

Dixie is survived by two sons, Matt Smith and wife Julie of Harrisonville, Missouri and Morgan Smith of Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter, Kirstin Ralston of Dunwoody, Georgia; one brother, Tommy Everett of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Alice Foote of Butler, Missouri; and five grandchildren, Lucas, Lana, twin boys Austin and Copeland and Emma. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jay in 2013; and one brother, Richard Everett.


Henry County Police Pursuit ends near Windsor

The Henry County Sheriff's Office just ended a police pursuit with a unknown stolen Dodge Dakota truck that was fleeing from officers and wrecked near a address of 35534 Bennett Road, Green Ridge, MO.

One suspect is in custody at this time and vehicle is said to be fully engulfed in flames. Please use caution if you must travel in this area as there will be a heavy police presence.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Henry County Sheriff's Office. 


Belton woman seriously injured in Cass County Crash

On 2/2/19 around 8:38am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County responded to a one vehicle accident at Mullen Road just south of E 187th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Ford Escape driven by 33 year old Kaylee K. Kocourek-Bowman of Belton, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking a telephone pole before coming to rest.

Kaylee K. Kocurek-Bowman sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by Belton EMS to Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow.


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One arrested after police pursuit ends near Adrian

On 2/2/19 around 1:16am the Adrian Police Department, Bates County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol were involved in a police pursuit that ended on Route A just east of CR 1001 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the pursuit started when the 1997 Buick driven by 40 year old Dru P. Kazmier of Adrian, Missouri was failing to yield for the police when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.

Mr. Kazmier sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was treated and released by EMS at the scene.

Dru P. Kazmier was arrested for 1.) Driving While Revoked/ Suspended 2.)Exceeding the posted speed limit (16-19mphs) 3.)Contempt 4.) Fleeing a police officer.

More charges are pending at this time and Mr. Kazmier was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he is currently listed as bondable.


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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.






Arrest made this morning in Harrisonville

This morning, Harrisonville Officers with the assistance of the Cass County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at 1005 South Butler Drive. Officers located wanted fugitive Lenny James, who was wanted for a no bond parole warrant. 

Approximately 35 grams of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, brass knuckles, and stolen items were recovered. This investigation originated from a tip from neighbors. Thank you to the citizens of this community who have helped us make our town safe.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Harrisonville Police Department.




Two from Kansas City arrested in Bates County

On 2/1/19 around 9:43pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 48 year old Michael R. Wells and 41 year old Stephen B. Woods both of Kansas City, Missouri.

Stephen B. Woods was arrested for 1.) Misdemeanor Cass County Sheriff's Office Warrant and Michael R. Wells was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Driving while Revoked or Suspended.

Both men were booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and both are currently listed as bondable.

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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.







Obituary - Randall “Randy” Wayne Copelin

Randall “Randy” Wayne Copelin, 59, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at home. 

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Peculiar, MO.




Warmer Weather The Next Three Days

Foggy, drizzly, and breezy conditions sound pretty cold in early February... but we'll keep warming up into the 40s and 50s! Even areas with snow cover should see rising temperatures and significant melting today.