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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is currently working an animal abandonment case. 

We are looking for someone we can purchase small square hay bales from so that we can feed them until we can get arrangements made for a secure place to take them. We will be feeding a full size horse and several small horses and a few goats. 

If you have a few bales for sale we would be interested in purchasing them from you. Please contact Sheriff Anderson at 660-679-3232 if you have hay for sale.




Obituary - Shirley (Schrock) Burton

Shirley (Schrock) Burton, 83, Garden City, Missouri departed this life on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, Missouri surrounded by love and family.

She is survived by 2 sons, Skip Schrock, Garden City, Missouri, Greg Schrock and wife Penn, Holts Summit, Missouri; a daughter, Jeanna Schrock Jackson and husband John, Adrian, Missouri; 4 step sons, Dan Burton and wife Joyce, McGregor, Iowa, David Helverson, Independence, Missouri, Allen Helverson, Archie, Missouri, Lyle Burton and wife Trisha, Adrian, Missouri; a step-daughter, Mary Young, Harrisonville, Missouri; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, James R. Eckart, Brooksville, Florida; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.




What a honor!



The members of the Bates County Sheriffs Office was honored to take part in the Butler School District’s honoring Hometown Hero’s during the schools basket ball games last night. We shared the floor with our brothers and sisters from the Bates County EMS, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Butler Police Department. A moment of silence was also observed for all fallen first responders.

Sheriff Anderson said, “It’s ever so important that every community recognizes the hard work and importance of its first responders. Our Bates County Community has always shown great support for us and there is not another community that’s better than right here at home.”



Update: Police Pursuit ends in Butler

Thomas Meade
On 2/11/19, at approximately 2035 hrs, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office was notified in reference to the Kansas State Highway Patrol in pursuit of a vehicle that was headed toward Bates County. Deputies began to work toward the state line. Shortly after, the Deputies were notified that the pursuit had entered into Bates County and the KSHP had terminated the pursuit. A Deputy that had responded toward the area observed the vehicle pass him on 52 Hwy headed toward Butler. The Deputy turned around and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle continued toward Butler at speeds over 100 mph. Deputies asked for assistance from anyone that was in the area to attempt to set up spikes prior to the pursuit entering Butler.

A Rich Hill Officer that was in the Butler area responded to the overpass of I49. As the pursuit came toward Butler the driver attempted to gain access to I49 by traveling northbound on the southbound exit ramp heading toward oncoming traffic. The Rich Hill Officer, made a split second decision and pulled around the vehicle putting his vehicle in front of the pursuit to warn oncoming traffic. Halfway down the off ramp the vehicle struck the rear of the Rich Hill patrol car causing the suspect vehicle to become disabled. There was only minor damage to the patrol vehicle and the Officer was ok. The vehicle was occupied by 4 subjects and all 4 subjects were taken into custody with the help of the Rich Hill Officer, Butler Police Officers and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Sheriff Anderson said, “This is a fine example of teamwork among law enforcement agencies in Bates County. The Rich Hill Officer, placed himself in danger, knowing the devastation that can be caused by a pursuit on the wrong side of the highway if the suspect struck an oncoming vehicle. I appreciate the commitment that all our officers make daily, placing the general public’s safety in front of their own safety.”

Thomas Meade, 7/12/1976 of Marion Illinois and Kansas City Missouri was charged with Possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety.

Additional charges and people may be charged when the prosecutor has reviewed the case and lab results are returned.





Courtesy of the Bates County Sheriffs Office 


Harrisonville Fire Department 2019 Open House





Two vehicle accident in Butler


The Butler Police Department along with Bates County EMS and Butler Fire Department is on scene of a two vehicle accident at Nursery and Orange Street in south Butler at this time.

One person is said to be injured in this accident and transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Please use caution if you must travel in this area.

Plan for snow Friday Afternoon & Evening

Even though temps will be in the 50s today and Thursday, don't put those snow shovels away just yet. The first of two rounds of weekend snow arrives late Friday morning.





Prom Dress Sale In Butler





Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday





With efficiency in mind, new procedure established for reporting power outages in Harrisonville

In an effort to improve response times and get a better grasp of an outage area, the City of Harrisonville is announcing a change to its procedures for reporting “major” power outages.

Currently, customers are asked to call the Harrisonville Police Department dispatch line to report an outage. This process does not cause issues during small outages but in major outage situations it can tie up the incoming lines for the department, causing emergency callers to sit on hold, or get a busy signal, residents needing immediate assistance to be kept on hold or for either call to be dropped entirely.

Several of these issues were seen during the major power outage that followed the snow storm on Jan. 11-12.

From now on, the Police Department will be placing a recorded message at the front of their dispatch phone lines, informing residents that the Harrisonville Electric Department is aware of the outage and has begun efforts to restore power. From here, the message will direct callers in one of two ways. Those needing to report an outage will be asked to email their specific address to outage@harrisonville.com. Those looking for assistance with a police emergency will be asked to remain on the line and will then be able to speak with a dispatcher.

Once again, these procedures will only be put into place during a “major” power outage. During smaller outages, residents are asked to call police dispatch (816) 380-8940 to report their outage.

The City hopes these changes will allow officials to better assist residents who are without power, target specific issues and areas during major outages and keep police department phone lines open for those in need of emergency assistance.



New Horticulture Specialist coming to Bates County MU Extension

Ramón Arancibia is a new West Central Region Horticulture Specialist housed in Butler, Missouri.  He will be serving primarily Bates, Benton, Cass, Cedar, Camden, Cooper, Dallas, Henry, Hickory, Laclede, Johnson, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Polk, St Clair and Vernon counties but with additional coverage as needed. As the regional specialist, he will provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise through educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance the quality of life in Missouri.

Ramón has more than 30 years of experience in research and production of horticultural crops at six universities and as a grower back in Chile, where he is from. He graduated as an Agricultural Engineer with a major in fruit trees and berries at the University of Chile before coming to the U.S. as a visiting scientist to work on postharvest physiology/pathology at the University of California-Davis. He then went to Louisiana State University to obtain the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees while working as a Research Associate in vegetable crops. After graduation, he became a Research Specialist at the University of the Virgin Islands to lead their horticulture research program. He went back to the South to conduct sweet potato research and outreach at Mississippi State University before becoming a faculty member at the Dept. of Horticulture, Virginia Tech.

Some accomplishments include three book sections, 22 refereed articles, and 13 extension publications. In addition, Ramón contributed to the Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations and the Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crops Handbook. He has given over 200 presentation at farmer's production meetings, field days, workshops, and professional conferences.

In addition to facilitating and coordinating research and extension activities to address concerns of specialty crop farmers, Ramón has worked with a broad range of farmers of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. He is enthusiastic on his move to Missouri and the opportunities MU Extension offers. His areas of expertise include sustainable/organic production systems, plasticulture/protected production systems, irrigation management and plant diseases.



From the Nevada Police Department





From Heiman Agri Services

With the upcoming winter storm we would like to remind you to PLEASE check your propane tanks! 

If the roads get too bad, we won’t be able to run normal routes. 

We want to make sure our customers stay warm and our delivery guys stay safe! 

Call ahead with any delivery request or questions. Heiman Agri Services 660-679-3000.



Obituary - Dennis W. "Bud" Garrett

Dennis W. "Bud" Garrett, 50, of Kingsville, departed this life, Friday, February 8, 2019, at his home.

Cremation has been accorded.

Funeral services for both Bud and Jim will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate.

Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home on Sunday.

Inurnment will in the Strasburg Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550



Obituary - James A. Garrett

James A. Garrett, 78, of Kingsville, departed this life, Friday, February 8, 2019, at his home.

Cremation has been accorded.

Funeral services for both Jim and Bud will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate.

Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home on Sunday.

Inurnment will in the Strasburg Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Service times and a compete obituary will be published here as soon as that information becomes available.



Birthday Card Shower for Bill Thornton



Ok everyone!! We are wanting to express our love for Dad! He will be 90 February 24th!! We would love to have you all send a card and we will keep them all until his birthday!! You can mail them to 

‘The birthday boy, Bill Thornton’ to 606 Summit St, butler mo 64730! Let’s see how many we can get for him!!! Pass the word along to anyone who knows him, please!! 

Thank you! And let’s celebrate 90 wonderful years for a wonderful man!!!




Public Service Announcement!

From the desk of the Bates County Circuit Clerk’s Office - we have been experiencing some issues with our phones since Monday. Please know this issue is being worked on. 

We hope to have this resolved soon and be available as soon as possible. If you need immediate assistance please come into the office.



Harrisonville Police Department Wanted Wednesday

WANTED WEDNESDAY! This week we are looking for Kenneth Siebert. 

Mr. Siebert is wanted on Cass County Warrants for Violations of an Order of Protection, which occurred in Harrisonville. He is also wanted for Harrisonville Municipal warrants for trespassing and a weapons violation. Grandview is also looking for him for a couple warrants there.

If you know where he is, contact your local law enforcement. You guys have been extremely helpful in locating these subjects, thanks for helping keep our community safer.




Abscondered Sex Offender now back behind bars

Eddie Lee Pogue
On July 10, 2018 the Sheriff's Assistant notified a Deputy that Eddie Pogue (DOB 6/8/1982) had failed to register as a sex offender. Pogue had last registered on 12/6/17 and was due to re-register on 6/6/18. Which he failed to do. A warrant was then issued for him.

On February 12, 2018 Pogue was transferred from Webster County to Bates County. He had been arrested in Webster County for outstanding warrants out of Bates and Vernon Counties.

Pogue had 2 warrants out of Bates County for
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender with a $10,000 cash or surety bond and for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree with a $20,000.00 cash or surety bond.

At the time the warrant was issued Pogue was a Tier 2 sex offender and was only required to register twice a year. 

Once he is convicted of Failure to Register he will be changed to a Tier 3 sex offender and will be required to register every 90 days.

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Nevada man arrested in Vernon County

On 2/12/19 around 2:19pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County arrested 23 year old Richard D. Breiner of Nevada, Missouri.

Mr. Breiner was arrested for 1.) Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle 2.) Speeding (101/65) 3.) Operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner 4.) Driving while suspended 5.) Failure to stop at a stop sign 6.) No insurance.

He was booked into the Vernon County Jail in Nevada and placed on no bond.

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Butler man arrested on warrant in Webster County

On 2/12/19 around 7:05pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Webster County arrested 24 year old Nickolus P. Judy of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Judy was arrested for 1.) Bates County Sheriff's Office Misdemeanor Warrant -  Non moving traffic violation.

He was booked into the Webster County Jail in Marshfield and Mr. Judy is currently listed as bondable.

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Fatality Accident in Benton County

On 2/12/19 around 8:54pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Benton County along with Benton County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Fordney Rd. just east of Davis Avenue in Lincoln, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by 21 year old Kolton D. Taylor of Lincoln, Missouri traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Mr. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and he was transported to Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Tolliver's Tow of Lincoln, Missouri.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 12th Fatality Accident of 2019.


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