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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2019 National Night Out in Nevada

Come on out to the Walton Aquatic Center in Nevada, Missouri next Tuesday August 6th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and celebrate the 36th Annual National Night Out with us! Several vendors will be in attendance. 

We will have swimming, food, drinks and giveaways throughout the event!

The rails in Harrisonville

WORKING FOR YOU: Members of the City of Harrisonville staff and Missouri Department of Transportation Senior Rail Road Inspector Cory Reynolds recently reviewed the railroad crossings at Mechanic Street.

Reynolds inspected the crossing and did see issues that needed to be addressed. He told staff that he will be actively reaching out to those in charge of track repair and working to address the issues.

We appreciate your patience while these issues are being addressed.

Happenings at the 2019 Linn County Kansas Fair and Rodeo

The 2019 Linn County Fair & Rodeo kicks off on Friday, August 2! Make plans to join us at the fair!

Newly added to the line up this year is a Truck Demolition Derby! This will take place Aug 2nd which is the first night of TWO nights of Demolition Derby events.

For a list of rules for the Truck Demolition Derby event, check out

Have you seen this missing teen?

Good afternoon everyone, we are needing to help our friends with the Lee’s Summit Police Department. They are looking for a Missing juvenile named Alyah “Aly” Bodenhamer. Our department received information that Aly was spotted in Harrisonville on two different occasions today. 

She was reported to be in the area of Missouri 291 Highway near Walmart carrying a pink Vera Bradley backpack. It is also reported that she currently has a very short haircut. Our Officers conducted an extensive area search but could not find her. 

If you see Aly here in Harrisonville, please contact our department or the Lee’s Summit Police Department. - Courtesy of the Harrisonville Police Department

Police looking for stolen trailer in Drexel

On July 28, 2019 a Deputy took a report of stolen property that was located at a residence on Willetta street in Drexel, MO. The victim stated that he left his property on 7/26/19 and when he returned on 7/28/19 he immediately noticed his trailer was gone from his driveway. His Polaris was inside the trailer.

A neighbor told the victim that on 7/27/19 she noticed a dark in color truck backed up to the trailer.

The stolen trailer is an enclosed utility trailer that is flat black in color and has black wheels. There is also a black air condition unit on top of the trailer. The license plate number on the trailer is 05F5BB. The Polaris is a 2019 RZR with a fabricated roll bar and a light bar. The top of the RZR is red gray and the bottom color is red.

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft stops in Butler this morning

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft stopped by the new Bates County Administration Building along with State Representative Patrica Pike this morning.

Secretary Ashcroft in each year of elected statewide office has to visit everyone of Missouri’s 114 counties and met with local election officials, library executives and business owners to promote the Office’s services and learn how he can help improve elections and support Missouri libraries and businesses. - 

Photos Copyright of Mid America Live News @2019 

Job Opening in Butler

Casey's General Store #1094 on Orange Street in Butler is currently hiring part-time employees and the are also looking to hire a 2nd assistance manager for a full time position.

If you are interested in this please apply online at

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release July 15-29, 2019

St Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 15 arrests and took two reports during the weeks of July 15-29, 2019.

View the full press release by viewing the link we have provided for you below:

Part time maintenance worker needed in the Butler area

Part time maintenance worker in the Butler area. Must have basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and able to trouble shoot. Must have own tools and transportation. 

Send resume to: Butler Plaza, 409 S Fran Ave Office Box 21, Butler MO 64730. 

Equal Opportunity Employer. Contact 660-679-5589 for further questions Thank you!

Respect the Load. Share the Road.

JEFFERSON CITY – Respect the Load. Share the Road. That’s the message you’ll be seeing across Missouri August 5-31 in a statewide campaign urging drivers to drive safely around big rigs. In turn, commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers will be reminded to obey traffic laws, use their seat belts, slow down and pay attention. 
“There were 146 people killed involving a CMV in 2018, with nearly 80% being drivers or passengers of other vehicles,” said Jon Nelson, MoDOT assistant to the state highway and traffic engineer. “Please don’t risk your life by driving aggressively around big trucks.”
Commercial motor vehicles make up 20% of Missouri’s interstate traffic, carry goods from coast to coast and are a vital part of our nation’s economy. They also provide critical services many Missourians rely on every day. When crashes involving tractor trailers happen, the disproportionate size of the large truck versus a car means those crashes can often involve serious injuries, or worse. Research shows that in the majority of these crashes, drivers of passenger cars unnecessarily endanger themselves by not paying attention and driving aggressively around big rigs. That’s why it’s so important for all motorists to drive safely around big trucks. Respect the load. Share the road.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety offers the following tips for driving safely around big rigs.
  • Don’t cut off large trucks or buses. Make sure you can see the truck’s cab lights in your rearview mirror before moving back into your original lane.
  • Stay out of the “No Zone.” Big rigs have large blind spots on either side and up to 200 feet behind a vehicle. Pass only on the left side. 
  • Watch your following distance. Keep a safety cushion around trucks.  Can you see the truck’s side mirrors? If not, the driver cannot see you.

Obituary - Phillip Gene Schneider, Jr.

Phillip Gene Schneider, Jr., age 51, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Nevada. Phillip was born January 10, 1968 in Columbus, GA to Phillip Gene Schneider, Sr. and Patricia Ann Mathews.

Phillip grew up in the St. Louis area and came to Nevada in 1990. For several years Phillip lived and worked in Overland Park, working as a cook for most of his life. He enjoyed fishing and playing video games.

Survivors include his mother, Patricia Massie, Nevada; father, Phillip G. Schneider, Sr., St. Louis, MO; sisters, Tracie Foggy, St. Louis, MO, Regina Gensler, Nevada, and Kendra Schneider, St. Louis; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Water Leak Northwest of Amsterdam

Crews will be working on a water leak north west of Amsterdam.

The water shouldn't be off to long. We will update when me know more.

Koehn's Bakery Hiring Part Time

Part time Tues-Sat. Excellent customer service skills required. A love for making delicious food necessary. We can teach you the rest! 

Applications can be picked up at The Bakery or requested online by emailing No phone calls please!

Rockville man injured in St. Clair County rollover accident

On 7/30/19 around 6:34am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route P around 4 miles south of Appleton City.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 72 year old James E. Wood of Rockville, Missouri traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.

Mr. Wood sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and tow from the scene of the accident my Bulldog Tow of Appleton City, Missouri.

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Windsor teen injured in Henry County crash

On 7/29/19 around 11:20pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 52 Highway at AC Highway in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1997 Dodge Dakota driven by 16 year old Patricia S. Hickey of Windsor, Missouri traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Patricia S. Hickey sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and secured roadside until it can be towed at a later time.

Beautiful week weather wise

Storms will be hard to come by today (a few folks may see a stray sprinkle or two this afternoon), but chances increase especially during the overnight periods later this week