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Sunday, July 14, 2019

A few photos from the MSTPA tractor Pull in Butler

The MSTPA tractor pull was in Butler on Sunday evening to wrap up a great week at the Bates County Fair! Thank you all for attending. 

View some photos from the tractor pull in Butler below:










Structure Fire North of Amsterdam

Around 5:30pm this afternoon the Adrian Fire Department along with Butler Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed house fire at a address of 11226 CR 12001 north of Amsterdam.

The house is a total loss and no one was home at the time of the fire. KCP&L Crews and the American Red Cross have been called in to assist on this fire. 

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


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Bates County Sheriff's Office on the lookout




Obituary - Jerry Wayne Carpenter

Funeral services for Jerry Carpenter will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Jerry Wayne Carpenter, age 72 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, July 12, 2019 at his home in Butler. He was born February 10, 1947 to Irvin Lee and Willa Wigger Carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Kelly Carpenter of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Kevin Carpenter and wife Roxie of Butler, Missouri and Bobby Carpenter and fiance` Tassie of Independence, Missouri; a daughter, Kelli McMullin and husband Mike of Butler, Missouri; three sisters, Charlyn Mooney of Belton, Missouri, Terri Moore and husband Jack of Overland Park, Kansas and Amber Plunkett and husband Paul of Nevada, Missouri; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Patricia Carpenter; one brother, Brent Carpenter; and one sister, Kathy Ann Carpenter.


Obituary - Rose Ann Burns

Funeral services for Rose Ann Burns will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Ballard, Missouri. Contributions in lieu of flowers, Walnut Grove Presbyterian Church or Ballard School. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Rose Anna Burns, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, July 12, 2019 at her home in Butler. She was born November 5, 1928 to Asa and Anna Bell Prier Radford in Appleton City, Missouri.

Rose is survived by one son, Jerry Burns of Butler, Missouri; three brothers, Don Radford of Butler, Missouri, Carl Radford of Springfield, Missouri and Richard Dean Radford of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Lois Mae Radford of Grove Springs, Missouri; three grandchildren, Tracy Burns and wife Tina, Christy Ann Morgan and Holly Marie Weaver and husband David; a step-granddaughter, Tonie Jean Gallian Wood and husband Grayson; five great-grandchildren, Keeli Ann Morgan, Kalli Marie Morgan, Jessica Bockenkamp and husband Mitch, David Wood and wife LaRae and Sarah Wood; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wesley Burns; one son, Gary Lee Burns; a brother, George Radford; and one sister, Martina Smith.


Updated Obituary - Aleta Schowengerdt

Funeral services for Aleta Schowengerdt will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Community of Christ Church or Interim Hospice. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Aleta Pearl Schowengerdt, age 95 of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her home. She was born August 4, 1923 to John Fredericke and Sarah Athalia Hughes Loar in Mapleton, Kansas.

Aleta is survived by her children, Claude Lee Burch and wife Carol of Parkville, Missouri and their children, Stephen, Tyler and Les; Diana Lynn Crawford and husband Bill of Kansas City, Missouri and their children Shawna and Stacie; Joseph Robert “Bob” Schowengerdt and wife Sherry of Independence, Missouri and their children, Michelle and Nicole; Gary Lee Schowengerdt and wife Trevalyn of Butler, Missouri and their son Jesse; and Ronald “Ron” Dean Schowengerdt and wife Linda of Nevada, Missouri and their children, Amanda and Emily; 15 great-grandchildren, Peyton, Parker, Elizabeth, Derek, Brett, Johanna, Torvi, Devon, Asli, Burak, Leland, Waylon, Kensley, Kenton and Maxwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Claude R. Burch in 1958; second husband A.B. Schowengerdt in 1990; two brothers, Raymond and Eldon; and grandson Bryan Scot Schowengerdt in 1987.


Royalty crowned at the Bates County Fair


2019 Bates County Fair Princess Mallory Taylor and Queen Lanie Kauffman

Winners in Purt Near Anything Goes:
1st place  Wrecking Crew (donated $100 winnings to Lily's House)
2nd place #notthecops
3rd place East 52 Deadbeats
4th place Peaked in High School
5th place Mud Dawgs

Highlights from the games last night:








Redneck Reunion Car Show




Be safe out there!




Archie Youth Football Sign-Up's




Warm Today, Slightly Cooler Monday



Temperatures this afternoon will be near-normal for middle July. Clouds and a few scattered showers will help cool readings across central Missouri on Monday thanks to the influence from Tropical Storm Barry. 

The heat and humidity will be on the rise by mid-week, with heat index values exceeding 100 Wednesday into next weekend.