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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Obituary - Heather M. Johnson

Heather M. Johnson, 81, Harrisonville, MO, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Meadow View of Harrisonville. No services are planned at this time .

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

MSHP Sergeant Collin M. Stosberg Promoted To Lieutenant

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective April 1, 2019:

Sergeant Collin M. Stosberg, public information and education officer assigned to Troop A, Lee's Summit, MO, is being promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Public Information and Education Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.

Stosberg was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1997, as a member of the 73rd Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop A, Zone 6, Jackson County. He was promoted to corporal on September 22, 2002, and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 11, Cass County. On April 2, 2006, he was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of that same zone. He transferred to Troop A Headquarters and was designated public information and education officer for the troop on October 4, 2009.

Lieutenant Stosberg grew up in Garland, TX, and graduated from North Garland High School. He attended Richland College in Dallas, TX, and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Stosberg graduated with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg, MO, in 1996. In 2015, Stosberg completed the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations course in Bellevue, NE. Lt. Stosberg has three children, Colbey, Kayden, and Greyton.

A photograph is posted with this news release on the Patrol’s web site.

Obituary -Michael G. Patterson

Michael G. Patterson, 58, of Peculiar, Missouri passed away March 10, 2019. 

Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He had a passion for life and his family. Even in sickness and death, he continued to make the family smile. He enjoyed spending time building his Nova, fishing, BBQing, going to car shows and drag races with his loving wife. Michael was an old fashioned man who spoke his mind and loved being with his family. He was loved by most all who he met because he was one of a kind. We love him and he will forever be in our hearts and we are looking forward to the day we see him again.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Janis Lea (Morris) Greathouse.

Michael is survived by his wife, Sheila Patterson of the home; a daughter, Michelle Ravadge and husband Andrew, O'Fallon, Missouri; two granddaughters, Alexandria and Reagan; his father, Terence Patterson, Monett, Missouri; a brother, Keith Patterson, Linwood, Kansas; a sister, Teresa Myers, Garnett, Kansas; other relatives and many 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.

From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

"Approximately 100 OVEC members west of Butler are without power at this time due to a broken pole. 

Crews are working to replace the pole and will restore power as quickly as possible."

At the Bates County Museum: What is it?

We will be periodically showcasing an unusual/hard to identify item from the Bates County Museum. This weeks item is metal and leather, measuring about 11 by 16 inches. Think it over, we’ll reveal what this item was used for on Friday. Have fun!

Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam!

Butler Police Officer and local dog catcher Briar Tiller removing a muskrat this morning from the back yard of a home on north High Street in Butler.

Serve and Protect is the name of the game and protecting the city from pesky muskrats. (Insert Laughter) 

The muskrat was removed from the yard and taken to a safe place and released.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Day

On March 13th BCMH recognize Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. At BCMH, we are so happy to have Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Kerri Cannon, RN, RDN, LD

She meets with patients throughout the week for Nutritional Counseling, and as an RN, she works the inpatient floor on Mondays. Kerri also serves as our Diabetes Educator, leading the Diabetes Support Group (every third Thursday of the Month). 

Several times per year, she also leads a free 6-week Diabetes Workshop. Give a shout out to Kerri for her services to the community!

Learn more about BCMH Nutrition services on our website at

Gusty Winds Today & Thursday

Hang on to those umbrellas today. Gusty winds will accompany rain showers later this morning and continue off and on through Thursday evening.