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Monday, July 22, 2019

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Hey Jackwagon’s...we will be set up at the Butler Chamber of Commerce car show this Friday night, July 26th. 

Come on out for dinner and fun!

Shed Fire in Butler

On 7/21/19 around 10:39pm the Butler Fire Department responded to a shed fire in the 500 block of West Harrison Street in Butler.

The shed was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene and the cause of the fire was undetermined and is currently under investigation.

Mid America Live News will updated when and if more information is made available to us at a later time.

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Nevada man escapes injury in Vernon County Crash

On 7/22/19 around 6:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a two vehicle accident around 2 miles north of Dedrick on AA Highway.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1992 Ford Econoline Van driven by 39 year old Carma A. Hamilton of El Dorado Springs, Missouri failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled into the path of the 1997 Dodge Ram driven by 38 year old Gregory T. Housh of Nevada, Missouri.

Carma A. Hamilton sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles received extensive damages in this accident.

Photo Courtesy of the Walker Rural Fire District 

Photo Courtesy of the Walker Rural Fire District

Obituary - Cauline Marie Edmonson

Cauline Marie Edmonson, 81, Harrisonville, MO, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Redwood of Blue River in Kansas City, MO. 

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO, with visitation from 5:00-6:00 p.m. 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Haven, Harrisonville.

Appleton City woman injured in Bates County rollover accident

On 7/22/19 around 10:00am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 52 East Highway and CR NE 706 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1999 Oldsmobile driven by 23 year old Jacqueline J. Schwartz of Appleton City, Missouri traveled off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

Jacqueline J. Schwartz sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by Don's Tow of Butler, Missouri.

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Obituary - Gerald Weldon Callahan

Funeral services for Gerald Callahan will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  
Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions in lieu of flowers to Fulton Street Church of Christ. Online condolences,

Gerald Weldon Callahan, age 100 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, July 20, 2019 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. He was born August 29, 1918 to Joseph Calvin and Mary Jane Cofer Callahan in Johnstown, Missouri.

Gerald is survived by his wife, June Callahan of Butler, Missouri; five children, Gary Callahan and wife Sandy of Liberty, Missouri, Carol Taylor and husband John of Amoret, Missouri, Jay Scott Underwood and Jeannie of Butler, Missouri, Neil Underwood and wife Tammy of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Richard Underwood and wife Donita of Warsaw, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Obituary - Mary Ann Cumpton

Mary Ann Cumpton, 56, Mt. Vernon, MO, died Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Adrian United Methodist Church in Adrian, MO, with visitation from 9:00-10:00. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO. Contributions to the family.

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

Obituary - Barbara Jean Carter

Barbara Jean Carter, 84, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at her home.

She is survived by her son, Phillip Carter and wife Karen Ann, Harrisonville, Missouri; a daughter, Susan Phillips and husband Mike, Blue Springs, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Rachel Phillips and husband Joe, Samuel Phillips, Pamela Dye and Christina Spellman; a sister, Pam Morgan and a nephew, Dan Morgan and wife Kris all of St. Petersburg, Florida; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the church.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 7/15-7/21-2019

Alarm 1100 block of W Ft Scott
Well being check Douglas park
Vandalism report 100 block of N Lyons
Alarm 200 block of S High
911 Medical 200 block of E pine 

Alarm 1100 block of W Ft Scott
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Report of C and I driver I-49
Trespassing call Willow lane
Theft report
Leeave without pay Casey’s Orange Street
911 medical S Austin
Disturbance 218 S Mechanic

Disturbance 200 block of W Vine
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Walk  in theft report
Trespassing call 305 W Ohio
Report of a small child in the street S Main
Keep the peace McDonalds

Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Theft report Fair Grounds
Disturbance 400 S Delaware
Theft report

Animal complaint 200 block of W Wilson
Theft of utilities 100 N Olive
Animal complaint Mill and Orange
Keep the peace 500 block of W Adams
Keep the peace Smokers Outlet
Noise complaint 503 N Main
Well being check Pine and Havanna
Walk in property damage report
Well being check 600 block of W Ohio

Disturbance 920 E pine
Medical assist Post Office
Theft report Butler Center
Alarm Casey’s Orange Street
Well being check Jefferson and Olive

Warrant service W-52 and Sunset
Assault report BCMH
Disturbance Nursery and Delaware
Theft report Family Center
Well being check 200 W Mill
Theft report Raybourn Storage Unit
Disturbance 110 E Dakota
Disturbance Cedar Lane

Breaking News Update: Shooting on Spring Street in Nevada leaves one female dead

On Sunday July 21, 2019 at approximately 2:31pm, officers from the Nevada Police Department and Vernon County Sheriffs Office responded to a residence in the 200 block of S. Spring Street for a reported disturbance in progress. Officers located two subjects, one male and one female, inside the residence that had sustained gunshot wounds. 

Both subjects were transported from the scene by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center. The female subject, identified as Terah Hallam, age 30 was pronounced dead at Nevada Regional Medical Center. 

The male subject, identified as Jason Hallam, age 38 was transferred from Nevada Regional Medical Center to Freeman Hospital in Joplin via air ambulance. 

One subject was taken into police custody at the scene and has been identified as Lance Berry, age 20 of Nevada. On July 22, 2019, the following charges were filed against Lance Berry through the Vernon County Associate Court: 
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon - Class E Felony 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance - Class D 
  • Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance - Class D Felony 

Mr. Berry is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail without bond. The investigation remains ongoing; citizens with information that would be helpful in this case are encouraged to contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-2710. Confidential information may be provided by calling the Nevada Police Department Tips Hotline at (417) 667-8477

Mid America Live News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available ton us from the Nevada Police Department.

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 - Elsie Schwartzkopf

Funeral services for Elsie Schwartzkopf will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. 

Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Church of Christ (612 E. Ft. Scott) or Heartland Hospice. Online condolences,

Elsie Schwartzkopf, age 94 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at her home in Butler. She was born October 4, 1924 to Carl and Anna Grabe Hopp in Melbeta, Nebraska.

Elsie is survived by two sons, David Lee Schwartzkopf and wife Karen of Indianapolis, Indiana and Don Mark Schwartzkopf and wife Sharon of Gretna, Nebraska; one daughter, Tena Jean Wix and husband Doug of Butler, Missouri; three sisters, Alma Bower and husband Harley of Worland, Wyoming, Virginia Harimon and husband Marvin of Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Lucille Hopp of Kenesaw, Nebraska; a sister-in-law, Elsie Hopp of Torrington, Wyoming; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Albert in 1996; three brothers, Carl, Dave and Albert; and three sisters, infant sister Irene, Leah Eichorn and Viola Schriener.

Theft report in rural Rich Hill

On July 21st a Bates County Sheriff's Office Deputy responded to a property located on County Road 365 in Rich Hill to take a theft report. The theft had occurred sometime within the past week. 

The victim advised the deputy that there was a total of 15 wooden trusses missing, ten foot sections of an antenna tower and 2 electric boxes. The total value of the stolen property was approximately $2800.00.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Announces Returns of Capital Credits to members

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative (OVEC) is continuing its long-standing practice of retiring capital credits to its members. 

The OVEC Board of Directors has elected to retire approximately $1,102,097 in capital credits effective August 1, 2019.
OVEC is a not-for-profit member-owned utility that operates at cost. Revenues above the cost of doing business are allocated to the members annually in the form of capital credits.
The board of directors voted to retire capital credits when the financial condition of the cooperative will not be impaired. The decision to retire capital credits again this year was made due to the continued financial strength and sound management of the cooperative. This year we are returning margins from the years 1992, 1993, and 2018.
Your share is figured based on the amount of electricity you used during each of those years. Current members that are eligible will receive this refund as a credit on their August 1st bill. Former members who longer have service with the cooperative will receive their refund in the form of a check by mail.

If you were not a member during any of these years, you will not receive a refund this year.

It is important for both current and former members to maintain a current address on file with OVEC so that we can ensure any retirements due to them will be received.

Lock your cars in Pleasanton Kansas

There were a string of vehicle break-ins and burglaries in Pleasanton over the weekend. 

Please remember to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in your car. 

If you see anything suspicious, please call the Pleasanton Police Department.

Stolen vehicle reported in rural Rich Hill

On July 20th a Deputy was dispatched to a residence on State Route A in rural Rich Hill regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim advised the Deputy that when she arrived home on July 19th both of her vehicles were parked in her yard. 

When she left her residence the following morning her 2007 Scion was missing. She also observed that her other vehicle had been gone through but nothing was missing out of it. 

The license plate on the Scion is JC3K7B. It is a tudor sedan that is gray in color. If you see this vehicle please contact your local law enforcement or the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

Stealing reported in Nevada