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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Kansas City man injured in Cass County Crash

On 5/19/19 around 5:50pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident on 291 north of 235th in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Dodge Caravan driven by 38 year old Christopher M. Cagle of Kansas City, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert before coming to rest in a ditch.

Mr. Cagle sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported to Cass Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle was towed from the scene Johnson's Tow of Harrisonville, Missouri.

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Attention La Cygne Kansas Patrons

Attention La Cygne Patrons - Join us June 10 at 7:00pm at the Community Building to hear first-hand about the condition of our sewer system and the potential project and rate increases needed to make this improvement in our community! Spread the word!

Obituary - Max Lee Robey

The family welcomes all to share in a celebration of life at the Altona Community Hall east of Adrian, Missouri on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or the Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program (1721 Blue Banks Farm Road, Greenville, NC 27834). Arrangements under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555), Butler, Missouri. Online condolences may be sent to

Max Lee Robey, age 84 of Adrian, Missouri departed this life the evening of Friday, May 10, 2019 after spending his final days with friends and family, remembering good times and having a few laughs. He was born January 21, 1935 to David Francis and Elta May Coates Robey in Altona, Missouri.

Max one of three boys and five girls, spent a few of his younger years in Nebraska. He then spent his life farming and raising his family on the same parcel of land just east of Adrian, Missouri.

Max was a well-loved and generous man. He loved to visit about the old days, but loved nothing more than spending time with his family and listening about the lives and accomplishments of his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Max is survived by his wife, Maryann Robey; children, Kathy (Terry) Jackson, Susan (Shawn) Rider, Jon (Christie) Nuckolls, Ben Robey and Betsy (Nate) Ridenhour; twelve grandchildren, Courtney (Brandon), Molly, Cassie, Max, Kate, Chloe, Jack, Luke William, Maggie, Lucy, and Charley; two great-grandchildren, Beau and Blair; siblings, Lila Gunn, Pat Cumpton, Betty (Larry) Flatt, Margaret (Hervil) Satterfield, Dolly Robey and RaGene Robey; and dozens of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Robey; two brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.

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Bates County Memorial Hospital Celebrates EMS Week, May 19-25, 2019

Bates County Memorial Hospital Celebrates EMS Week, May 19-25, 2019

BCMH thanks each of our EMS team members for going BEYOND THE CALL to keep our communities safe.

Pictured - BCMH Paramedics (L-R) Jerret Reno, Ben Strauch, Michael Nelson, Russ Whisenand (EMS Supervisor) and Chad Stark.

Not pictured: Sandy Bean, Randy Bennett, Shannon Abruzzo, Mike Ruff, Zach Boleyn, Mike Putthoff, Beverly Munsterman, Kerri Hardesty, Glen Sadler, Mark Ortiz, Dustin Miller, Chris Godinez, Lucas Cavalieri and Rich Glossip.

Obituary - Arnie "Coach" Drendel

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. 

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Valley City State University Men’s Basketball Scholarship, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

Obituary - Don Snodgrass

Don Snodgrass, 82 of Butler, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Kansas City Hospice house in Kansas City, Missouri. 

A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). 

Private family graveside services will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Obituary - Joe “Pete” Erie

Joe “Pete” Erie, age 82, a resident of rural Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, as the result of a fire at his home. He was born May 29, 1936, in Stotesbury, Missouri, the son of Henry John “Skeet” Erie and Winifred Marie Sheehy Erie. Pete married Nina Lou Buck on September 9, 1956, at the Buck family home in Dadeville, Missouri. 

Pete was employed by Key Industries for twenty-three years. He later worked as maintenance supervisor for the U-234 School District for twenty-thee years. Pete was instrumental in founding the Bourbon County Rural Fire Department; he remained active with the fire department for many years. He also maintained his own cattle herd.

Survivors include his son, John Erie, and wife, Terry, and his daughter, Sondra Ruhl, and husband, Nick, all of Ft. Scott; seven grandchildren, Brian Bolin, Ron Bolin (Brooke), Dawn Bryant (Micheal), Wendy Budd (David), John Erie, Jr. (Stephannie), Anita Vaugh (Daniel) and Bethany Thompson (Ray); and thirteen great-grandchildren, Codee Budd, Caden Bolin, Andy Bryant, Coree Budd, Aleana Erie, Dylann Bolin, Mia Bryant, Koby Erie, Alex Thompson, Raegan Bolin, Payton Bowling, Willow Vaughn, and Kanyon Vaugh with two more great-grandchildren on the way. Also surviving are two sisters, Peggy Cowan, of Ft. Scott, Pat Hoskins and husband, Frank, of Hillsboro, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Edna Erie, of Ft. Scott, and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Nina, preceded him in death on November 26, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Mike Erie, and a brother-in-law, Gene Cowan.

Rev. Virgil Peck will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 23rd at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Scott Township Fire Department or the Ft. Scott Church of the Nazarene and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Census Bureau now Hiring

The 2020 Census is approaching, and more than 120 field representatives for Bates County are still needed for this summer job! 

Stop by the library on May 20th at 10am to speak with a recruiter who can answer your questions and help you apply. 

It is great work for many, including teachers on summer break, recent high school graduates, and people just wanting extra income.

Need a new TV?

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Couple of cool days before rain returns

After a wet start to the weekend, we will get a little break from the rain today and Monday, but it won’t last long as we expect the return of thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday. 

Today and Monday will be a little cool for this time of year, but the returning warmer air Monday night into Tuesday will bring at least another couple rounds of rain to the region. 

And, while there are concerns that these storms may bring some severe weather with them, they are just about guaranteed to induce some quick localized flooding given the wet ground and torrential rainfall rates expected. 

Otherwise, looking beyond Tuesday, temperatures will stay near to above normal for late May, but there will be a continuing chance for some storms through the end of the work week.