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Monday, March 25, 2019

Kansas City man arrested in Bates County

On 3/25/19 around 2:28pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 32 year old Christopher C. Powers of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Powers was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine 2.) Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia 4.) Speeding.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he was later released.

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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.

Way to go Ron!

Your local Butler Walmart would like to appreciate and acknowledge Ron in Automotive for his outstanding customer service he provided to a traveling customer in concern of his vehicle.- Photo submitted

Obituary - Brent G. Green

The family plans to have a memorial service at a later date.

Brent Gregory Green, 51, was born November 9, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Carl Dewayne and Carolyn Jean (Gregory) Green. He departed this life in an accident near Appleton City, Missouri March 25, 2019.

Brent’s family lived in Kansas City until 1978 when they moved to Appleton City, Missouri. He was a happy child always full of life and had to be constantly in motion. He and his brothers were typical rough housing boys who might be fighting or having great times doing something together.

Brent attended Appleton City School graduating in 1986. He had worked construction on the railroad and also shared his carpentry skills working with his brother, Blane. Brent loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and arrow heard hunting.

Preceding Brent in death were his father, Carl and a brother Craig. Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Green; his brothers, Blane Green and wife Gail and Curtis Green; his sons, Christopher and Cody and his daughters, Jamie and Nicole; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Job Opening In Harrisonville

The Garage Burgers and Brew located at 1400 S Commercial St in Harrisonville is looking for a part time cook and a part time server.

Apply now in person!

Open House for New Bates County Administration Building

Updated Obituary - Austin David Yount

Austin David Yount, 24, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, March 20, 1995, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of David A. and Michele M. (Hickey) Yount. He departed this life, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Austin graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 2014. While in high school Austin excelled in football, basketball and track which earned him a scholarship at Central Christian College of Kansas. He was extremely gifted with an ability to pick up difficult tasks quickly. Austin worked as an electrician, lifeguard and construction worker, among other jobs. He loved studying Greek and Roman history and had a desire to travel and see the world. In his free time loved playing Xbox, especially Fornite and Rome Total War. Austin was gifted in working with dogs and spent many hours training his own faithful companion, Shadow. He had a zest for life and was always up for an adventure with friends. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and discovering the beauty of Colorado. He was creative in nature and as a young boy would make his way into the woods behind his home where he would emerge with items he found. Austin enjoyed spending time with his family, especially teasing his siblings. He particularly loved beating his family in games of Hearts and Scrabble, which he did often.

Austin was a tender soul with a desire to help those in need. He spoke of one day traveling overseas to do mission work for Christ. Austin had faith in the Lord and a strong longing to help others. He had a compassionate heart and children often flocked to him for attention, which he gladly gave. He was never one to back down from a bully and would come to the defense of family, friends, and those who could not defend themselves. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Austin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Jayne (Fuller) Hickey.

He is survived by his parents David and Michele Yount of Pleasant Hill; his brother, Christopher Camp; three sisters, Alycia Yount, Melissa (and David) Lyday and Jessica Yount; three nieces, Anielia, Sophia, and Eloise; paternal grandparents, David A. and Janice (Osterwise) Yount of Knob Noster, Missouri; other relatives and a host of many, many friends.

Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Grace Family Fellowship Church, 125 N. Armstrong St. Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. Reverend Wyatt Shanks will officiate. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, in Craig Missouri. Pallbearers are John Brookshire, Christopher Camp, Sutton Crabtree, David Lyday, Josh Hastings, and Chase Dyer.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Teen Challenge of the Hawaiian Islands and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Part time job at the Adrian Wine Journal

This is a part time position in the kitchen, helping plate food, prepare appetizers and washing dishes.

Experience is preferred but not required. Pay will be based on experience.

Wine Journal 39 E Main Street, Adrian, Missouri 64720

Archie HS earns medals at district festival

“Bravo” to the following Archie High School Band and Choir students who earned medals at the District Music Festival:

Receiving a rating of “Outstanding” were
Leah Cooper, Tracy Juarez and Maci Shaw, Woodwind Trio
Leah Cooper, Flute Solo
Dani Fisher, Vocal Solo
Dezirae Knibb, Vocal Solo
Receiving a rating of “Exemplary” was
Alyssa Jordan, Vocal Solo
Alyssa will advance to the State Music Festival in April.

Butler Spring City Wide Garage Sale

Got items you don't need or want anymore? The Spring Butler City Wide Garage Sale is right around the corner on May 4th from 7am-5pm! Contact the Butler Chamber for details.

$10 for a Garage Sale Permit & to be listed on the Map.
Junk in the Trunk on the Butler Square will be $5 per Vendor/Garage Sale Booth.

Like and Share the event to let people know you will be out shopping those deals!!

Reminder: Election next week...

April 2 will be here before you know it. You're reminded to study the ballot and exercise your right to vote!

You can study the ballot here

Way to go Blackhawks

Congratulations Adrian Blackhawks Collin Lybarger and Hunter Steen! They were selected to play in the Lions All Star Basketball game on June 8th in Higginsville, MO.

Updated Obituary - Stephen Mitchell Johnson

Stephen Mitchell Johnson, originally from Odessa, MO, died in Harrisonville, MO on March 22, 2019. Mitchell died as he lived, always doing the the things he loved with the people he loved. A celebration of life for Mitchell will be held at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, MO on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 5pm-7pm.

Mitchell was born to Steve and Jo-Ann Johnson on April 11, 1995. Mitchell spent his life pursuing many passions, but they all had one thing in common: people. Mitchell loved the people in his life with ease, ready laughter, and a truly generous spirit. It was impossible to meet Mitchell and not feel as though you had been friends for years.

Mitchell is reunited with his paternal grandparents Thomas and Eveyln (Severe) Johnson, and his maternal grandfather Glennie Wry. Mitchell is survived by the multitudes who loved him including his parents, Steve and Jo-Ann Johnson; his maternal grandmother Marilyn Wry; his siblings Jessee Johnson, Haylee Adkins (Kevin), Jonathan Johnson, Jeremy Appleby; and countless other friends and family.

In honor of Mitchell’s spirit to help those in need, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Kansas City Pet Project or the Suicide Prevention Hotline

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Obituary - Travis P. Kirk

Travis P. Kirk, 44, Urich, Missouri passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at his home in Urich. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

A Celebration of Life for Travis will be on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1pm at the Clinton Rotary Building, Clinton, Missouri.

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

Butler Chamber of Commerce annual banquet

RSVP now for your Annual Butler Chamber of Commerce Banquet tickets! This event is open to the public! New members are welcome!

March 28th, 2019 located at the Bates County Elks Lodge.
Social Hour starts at 5:30PM with a Cash Bar!

Dinner starts at 6:30PM including Spaghetti & Meatballs, Green Beans, Side Salad, a Roll, and delicious Sheet Cake.
Thank you Linda Howard Catering Service!

Tickets are $25 and we would prefer them be purchased in advance.

Cant wait to see everyone there! We have lots to share about the upcoming year!

Reservations can be sent through Facebook

Update: Fatality accident east of Appleton City

On 3/25/19 around 2:35am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle head on crash 1/2 mile east of Appleton City on 52 Highway.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the westbound 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by 51 year old Brent G. Green of Appleton City, Missouri crossed the center median and struck the east bound 2000 International 9900 driven by 39 year old Jackie N. Davis of Appleton City head on.

Brent G. Green was pronounced dead by St. Clair County Coroner at 3:41am and he was transported to Hill and Sons Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.

Mr. Davis sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to Ellett Memorial Hospital for treatment.

As required by Missouri State Law the surviving driver Jackie N. Davis was tested for alcohol and the results were negative 0.00.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by C&H Towing and Mike's Wrecker out of Collins, Missouri.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 20th Fatality accident of 2019.

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release March 18-25, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made four arrests and took multiple reports during the week of March 18-25, 2019.

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

Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Osceola

On March 22, St. Clair County deputies recovered a stolen vehicle out of Kansas. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Missouri State Highway Patrol of a possible stolen vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 13 coming through St. Clair County.

St. Clair County dispatch notified all units of the vehicle description. While staged at Highway 13 and Highway 82, a unit observed a vehicle matching the given description with a Kansas registration, traveling southbound Highway13.

The deputy activated his lights and sirens and the suspect vehicle pulled to the right side of the highway. Back up units arrived on scene. The driver and passenger were ordered out of the vehicle. A record check was performed on the driver and passenger.

During the investigation, it was determined that the driver’s daughter had told her parents to take the rented vehicle. The vehicle was originally rented by the daughter’s boyfriend, and never returned to the rental agent

Information courtesy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.

Dog Attack in Schell City

On March 24, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SW 200 Road in reference to an animal complaint. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Raymond Evans. Evans stated that his neighbor’s dogs had attacked and killed one of his dogs.

Evans stated two days ago he had discovered one of his Border Collie dogs had been attacked and was bleeding from the mouth and neck. Evans stated he went to the Veterinarian and picked up some antibiotics, hoping his dog would pull through. Evans found his dog dead the morning of March 24.

Evans stated he has also had five of his sheep killed over the last few months. He also stated he did not witness any of the attacks, but did see one of the neighbor’s dogs eating one of the dead sheep.

Evans filled out a request for prosecution. Evans’ estimated loss from the dog and sheep is $3,000.

The deputy made contact with the neighbor, Brian Hearting. Hearting stated he did not know his dogs had got into a fight with one of Evans’ dogs, but did notice some blood and cuts on one of the dogs’ face.

Information provided by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

Obituary - Thomas Leroy Bohrn

Thomas Leroy Bohrn, affectionately known as Bop, to his family, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, MO.

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

Nevada Police need your assistance

Do you know this subject?

Nevada Police are attempting to identify the subject in the following photos. The vehicle is believed to be a single cab Ford Ranger type pick-up.

Anyone that may know the identity of this individual please contact the Detective Sergeant Joshua Westerhold at 417-448-5134 or leave us a message.

Miami Jr. athletics signup dates

Miami Junior Athletics will be holding signups for summer baseball and softball

Signups Dates
-Sunday March 31st, 1:30-3pm
-Tuesday April 2nd, 5:30-7pm
-Wednesday April 3rd, 5:30-7pm
-or you can signup online via Facebook
Cost: $25 per athlete

-Co-Ed TBall Pre-K/K
-Girls: 1/2 grade, 3/4/5 grade, 6/7/8 grade, HS
-Boys: 1/2 grade, 3/4 grade, 5/6 grade, 7/8 grade, HS

The league meeting is less than two weeks away. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can enter teams.

Butler Cruise Nights return in April

The Butler Chamber of Commerce Cruise Nights are coming soon... 4th Friday of each month below. Get the old crate fired up and join us!

April Cruise Night 5 PM Sonic
None in May, holiday weekend 
June Cruise Night 5 PM Sonic
July Cruise Night 6 PM Butler Square 

Cars * Trucks * Motorcycles * Customs welcome

Fundraiser Breakfast In Urich

Upcoming Programs at the Butler Public Library

Butler Police Department Activity Report 3/18-3/24-2019

911 Medical 200 block of S Delaware
Well being check Casey’s
Property damage report Typhoon Bay

Warrant service
Disturbance 400 block of W Mill
Animal complaint 700 block of S High
+Animal complaint Mill and Fulton
Assist BCSO
Accident Fran Apts

Alarm 600 S Main
Animal complaint Fulton and Mill
Warrant service Chestnut and Main
Animal complaint Howard and Thompson
Assist DFS 800 block of N Main
Animal complaint Midwest Lumber

Clinton Police Department Investigates Property Damage and stealing at Wilder R-V

Zachary Edgington
On Saturday, March 23rd, Clinton Police Officers were dispatched to Wilder RV in reference to an unknown person or persons gaining access to their secure lot, forcing entry into numerous recreational vehicles, and stealing a variety of expensive items from those vehicles, resulting in a potential financial loss estimated in thousands of dollars. The Investigations Unit were called on to process the scene and were successful in gathering several pieces of physical evidence that would later prove extremely beneficial in the continuing investigation.
Steven Mackey

In a seemingly unrelated event, another Clinton Officer performed a traffic stop that resulted in an occupant fleeing from the vehicle. After a short foot pursuit, Clinton Officers detained Zachary Edgington, a 27 year old Clinton resident, who was arrested on outstanding criminal warrants.

Another Clinton Officer, who had earlier assisted Detectives at the Wilder RV scene, discovered evidence in Edgington’s possession that he recognized as being related to the Wilder RV investigation. Clinton Detectives were called on again, and their continued investigation led them to a second suspect and his residence where much of the stolen property from Wilder RV was recovered.

Steven Mackey, age 33, also a resident of Clinton, was the second suspect arrested in the incident. He is charged with Felony Property Damage and Felony Stealing with a $15,000 bond. Edgington is also held at the Henry County Jail on the charges of Felony Property Damage and Felony Stealing with a bond of $15,000.

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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 - Audrey Arnold

Audrey Arnold, 84 of Adrian, Missouri passed away March 24, 2019 in Adrian. Cremation, with Memorial Services at 11 AM Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler.

Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice. Messages and memories for the family may be left at

Complete obituary information will be added as it becomes available.

It won't be long...

There are some theories out there..."the first few days it hits about 80 degrees" or "mid April when it gets warm right after a rain shower".

What ever guideline you use to start looking for Morels, they will be here before you know it.

If you're a newbie, the Missouri Department of Conservation has some info and helpful hints on finding the once-per-year treats here

Confused about LED bulbs?

We're not sure Thomas Edison would have seen this one coming- we went from filament bulbs to compact florescent, and now LED bulbs are the 'highly efficient' choice. However, picking the correct size and type of light you want can be tricky.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative recently shared a link that should clear up any confusion... you can learn more about LED lighting HERE.

Spring Junk Fest in Clinton

🌻🌻Our favorite time of the year is here. 🌻Are you ready for Clinton's 2nd annual Spring Junk Fest come down to Primitive Olde Crow & Winery, 2 miles East of Clinton, MO on Saturday April 6th.🌻

We have a huge variety of vendors, from Antiques to Crafts to Specialty Booths. They will be setting up on our beautiful front lawn from 9-4. This is a KID and PET friendly event. Let's make this a new favorite Spring Market in West Central Missouri 🌻🌻

5 day forecast

This morning will be as cold as it will get this week, so it's all uphill from here! Expect to get into the 70s Wed & Thur.

Light rain will return Thursday with moderate to heavy rain Friday into Saturday expected, mainly over northern Missouri.

Traffic Crash near Appleton City