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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Updated Obituary - Kurt M. Hodgson

Kurt M. Hodgson, age 40, of Belton, Missouri, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

A Visitation Service will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083 followed immediately by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. A burial will be held at a later date.

Kurt was born on May 12, 1979 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the son of Byrl L. Hodgson and Pamela J. (Matherly) Hodgson. Growing up, Kurt had two other brothers, Brad and Jason. In life, Kurt was a humble man. Helping others, not needing any recognition. He was in love with his two canine companions, Hadlee and Mattie. Kurt was a very kind man which showed through his ability to photograph beautiful images.

Kurt is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill and Mildred Hodgson; and maternal grandfather, Robert Matherly.

He is survived by his two loving parents, Byrl L. and Pamela J. Hodgson; two brother Bradly J. Hodgson (Amber) and Jason T. Hodgson (Lauren); and six nieces and nephews, Lowe, Neeley, Elke, Haven, Rayna, and Owen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to NAMI Missouri, 3405 W. Truman Blvd., Suite 102, Jefferson City, MO 65109 or

Please keep Kurt and his family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

Obituary - Kandice Jill McComb

Kandice Jill McComb, 38, of Amsterdam, MO passed away June 26, 2019. She leaves behind her husband Nathan M. Turner, son Nathan M. Turner Jr, and daughter Kaylea Turner all of the home as well as Her parents Joseph And Wanda Czechan. Brothers Joseph E. Czechan, Jr of Kansas City, KS, Billy Czechan of Amoret, MO, sisters Katie Wittkopp of Kansas City, KS and Kasey Weeks of Amoret, MO. Vistitation will begin at 11 AM Monday at Maple Hill Funeral Home where the funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM. Final resting Maple Hill Cemetery. Kandice May have left this earth physically but her presence will never be forgotten. 

Kandice was the kind of woman that everyone knew. She couldn’t walk into a room and go unnoticed. She had the most genuine spirit about her, she had no problem telling you the truth with her words but also with her energy. She would never pretend to be or feel anything that wasn’t true, she was sincere in everything she did. This quality of hers made everyone she cared about feel so very loved in her presence. This was a quality that made her so special to her family and friends, they knew they had a truly loving, unrelenting, & protective, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, and it is one of the reasons she will be so greatly missed. Kandice will be remembered for her spirit, her smile, her love for others and as the life of the party.

The Heat Is On!

Another very warm day is on tap for the region. 
Avoid being in the sun for long duration
Drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages.
Wear light colored clothing.
Check in frequently with elderly and infirm.
Bring in outdoor pets. 
Check the backseat!

D & D Firework Display tonight at dusk

D & D Firework Display tonight at dusk. 11 miles West of Butler on HWY52. 

Reminder the firework stand will be closed during the display but will re-open immediately following the display. We only take cash or checks. 

Wasteland will start performing at 6pm and the concession (Two Guys And A Smoker) will start selling at 5pm. Come out and enjoy the evening with us.

Come check out the 41st Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show Happening Now In Adrian

Independence Day Celebration in full swing in Adrian

The Annual Adrian Independence Day Festival is in full swing with cosmic bingo a horseshoe tournament and Fireworks Display later on this evening.

Enjoy some photos that we took from the Parade this morning, Feel free to tag your friends in our photos.

Check the bottom of this post for a full schedule of events happening in Adrian today... Thank you for viewing our news everyday.

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Kansas man killed in two vehicle accident

On 6/28/19 around 10:30pm the Kansas State Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle fatality accident just east of Frontenac, Kansas on Highway 160 in rural Crawford County.

The Kansas State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the northbound 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 70 year old Ricky L. VanKirk of Arma, Kansas failed to yield and struck the east bound 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 18 year old Caden M. Webb of Garland, Kansas.

Ricky VanKirk was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and he was transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City.
Mr. Webb along with two passengers in his vehicle 20 year old Jeron Poyner and 17 year old Lauren Madison both of Ft. Scott, Kansas all were injured in this accident and all were transported by private vehicle to Ascension/Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas for treatment.

Nevada man killed in motorcycle fatality accident

On 6/29/19 around 3:29am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with Vernon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a motorcycle fatality accident on Route K around 1/2 mile east of Nevada, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Honda CVR Motorcycle driven by 24 year old Dominic T. Nowak of Nevada, Missouri was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control on a curve and traveled off the roadway striking a barbed wire fence.

Mr. Nowak was pronounced dead by the Vernon County Coroner at the scene of the accident and he was transported to Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

The motorcycle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by TCB Tow of Nevada.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 45th Fatality Accident of 2019.

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