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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Obituary - Ernie Hearting

Visitation will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

No other service is planned.

There will be a private family inurment at Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton City, Missouri.

Bates County Flood Water Photos 5/26/19

Water over the bottom of the old iron bridge in Papinville, Missouri photo taken today 5/26/19

(Bates County, Mo)- Mid America Live News traveled around Bates County this afternoon surveying flood water in the area. Several places around the Marais Des Cygnes River are extremely flooded due to all the rain we've got throughout the month.

While rain is always a necessity to much rain can cause quite a headache for the locals. The almighty Rain God's could turn the water off at anytime! 

Mid America Live News will continue to monitor road closures and river updates when they become available to us. We appreciate all of you viewing our news everyday! 

You can view the photos we took below:

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Photo #2: Water over the bottom of the old iron bridge in Papinville, Missouri photo taken today 5/26/19
Marais Des Cygnes River flowing at Marvel Bridge on V Highway south of Virginia photo taken today 5/26/19

Water over the roadway on V Highway just south of Marvel Bridge south of Virginia, Missouri photo taken today 5/26/19
Water over the roadway at Rip Gut Prairie near Rich Hill  photo taken today 5/26/19

Water over B Highway just east of N Highway in rural Bates County photo taken today 5/26/19
A mobile home and Jeep Cherokee that are currently in flood water near Marvel Bridge on V Highway south of Virginia photo taken today 5/26/19

Water over B Highway at N Highway in rural Bates County photo taken today 5/26/19
State Line Road south of Amoret photo taken today 5/26/19
South side of the old Haymaker Bridge south of Butler photo taken today 5/26/19

Obituary - Brian Anthony Padron

Brian A. Padron, 30, of rural Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday evening, May 23, 2019 at his home.

He was born July 22, 1988 in Mesa, Arizona, the son of Kenneth Eugene Haak and Rosalie Alicia (Padron) Haak. He married Sunni Dawn Borgman on May 28, 2012 in Harrisonville, MO. She survives of the home.

Brian was employed with the DH Restoration as a bricklayer. He was a member of the Local 15, Kansas City, MO and the Tightwad Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his family, and archery and firearms target shooting.

In addition to his wife Sunni, surviving are two daughters, Elaina Rose Padron and Willow Dawn Padron; and one son, Walker Tuff Padron, and a son on the way expected in October, all of the home; his mother, Rosalie Haak, Belton, MO; one brother, Travis Allen Haak and his wife Sidney, Frisco, Texas; three sisters, Amanda Jean Padron, Belton, MO, Jessica Loraine Haak, Harrisonville, MO and Kristen Marie Haak, Belton, MO; maternal grandfather, Ernie Padron, Palmdale, California; mother in law and father in law, Bill and Dayle Borgman, Tightwad, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2013, and also his maternal grandmother, Patricia Moore.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Dennis will officiate. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Racket, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. just prior to the funeral service. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Henry County Honor Coalition, Suicide Prevention, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

More road closures due to flooding in Bates County

Missouri B Highway in the area of P and W will be closing as water is starting to cover roadway. MoDOT will placing barriers soon. 

Please use caution and remember barriers are there for your protection please do not move them.

Courtesy of Bates County MO Emergency Management Agency

Obituary - Dorothy Keene

Funeral services for Dorothy Keene of Butler, Missouri will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. 

Visitation will be immediately prior to services from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the chapel. Contributions may be given to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to

Dorothy Keene, age 77 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the home of her daughter Becki. She was born February 9, 1942 in Oakland, California the daughter of Virgil William and Georgia Lucille Freeman Neill.

Dorothy is survived by son Bobby E. Keene Jr and Fiance' Gay Bedwell of Butler; daughters Becki Smith and Fiance' Alva Thornhill of Butler and Susan Miller and husband Chat of Harrisonville, Missouri; a sister-in-law Joyce Boydston and husband Tom of Oilton, Oklahoma. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Bob Keene Sr; her parents and one brother Delmar Neill.

South Fork Baptist Church is having a Car & Motorcycle Show

South Fork Baptist Church is having a Car & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, July 6th, from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bring your car or motorcycle to show off! Food & fun for all ages. 

Bounce house for the kids! Please, no alcohol on the premises. First place trophies will be awarded for the best car & the best motorcycle

BREAKING NEWS: Police Pursuit in Bates County ends in Vernon County

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Copple- Dunn 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies just ended a police pursuit of a stolen white Chevrolet truck that started on southbound I-49 near Archie and ended at around mile marker 88 the Bronaugh and Sheldon Exit on southbound I-49 in Vernon County.

The Sheriff's Office was able to deploy stop sticks at Missouri 52 East Highway and around mile marker 123 causing two of the tires to go flat.

The suspect is said to have crashed under the Sheldon/Bronaugh bridge into a ditch. He has been placed into police custody at this time.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.

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Video weekend update

Structure Fire in Butler

On Sunday, May 26 at 2:46 a.m. a Butler Police Officer, while on patrol, found smoke coming from a residence on north Water street. 

The Butler Fire Department was dispatched and upon arrival found fire in the basement extending upstairs into the living room. 

The fire was extinguished with heavy fire damage to the area of origin and smoke and heat damage throughout residence. All units were released from the scene at 5:15 a.m.

Mutual aid assistance was given by Adrian Fire, Butler Police, Bates County Ambulance and Bates County Sheriff's Department. Occupants were not home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries.

Courtesy of the Butler Fire Department 

Police Pursuit in Cedar County

Public Service Announcement: Eldorado Springs Police Officers assisted the Cedar County Sheriff's Office with a vehicle pursuit that that came to an end on West Carman Road near South First Street overnight. 

One female subject was taken into custody immediately and a male subject was taken into custody a few minutes later after he fled on foot. There is no danger to the community concerning this investigation.

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