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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Obituary - Harriett Lanora Scott

Funeral services for Harriett Scott will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Schowengerdt Chapel.

Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences,

Harriett Lanora Scott, age 95 of Drexel, Missouri died Sunday, August 4, 2019 at her home in Drexel. She was born October 5, 1923 to Edgar Lee and Harriett Olive Reese Ingram in Rich Hill, Missouri.

Harriett is survived by two sons, Russell Scott and James “Jim” Scott and wife Trish, all of Drexel, Missouri; two grandchildren, Rebekah Scott and Brent Scott and wife Kari; and one great-grandson, Drew Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Barney in December of 2018; two brothers, Marvin and Bill Ingram; and one grandson, Trent Scott.

Obituary - Roger Allen Bowsher

Roger Allen Bowsher, 81, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital East in Lee’s Summit, MO.

He was born January 15, 1938, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Allen Bowsher and Naomi Francis (Swackhammer) Bowsher Hupp.

Roger married Mary J. Bowser in Springfield, MO, on November 5, 1965. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2017.

He farmed all his life. Along with farming, he was an aircraft insurance investigator. He and Mary drove big rig trucks together, while operating M & R Farms. He served his country with the Army National Guard during the Korean War, serving as a radio operator and tank driver. He also was an avid pilot. He always said the best thing he ever did was marry Mary.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Castor and husband Gary, Jefferson City, MO; two sons, Mike Bowsher and Maria, Clinton, MO, and Scott Bowsher and wife Amy, St. Louis, MO; and grandchildren, Dr. Sarah Castor, Garrison Castor, Nathan Bowsher, Shae Bowsher and Hadley Bowsher. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Wilbur Hupp.

Graveside services and interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Englewood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Condolences may be left online at

Obituary - Amelia Grace Gross

Our precious little angel, Amelia Grace Gross, beloved infant daughter of Cynthia F. Gross and Kyle J. Gross, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. During Amelia’s short time with us, she brought happiness to her loved ones.

A Visitation Service will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri. A Funeral Service will be held following at 12:00 p.m.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Fatality accident claims the life of one in Henry County

On 8/7/19 around 9:38am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County responded to a two vehicle fatality accident on Missouri 52 Highway and Route YY in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1991 Toyota driven by 93 year old Charles L. Soles of Windsor, Missouri was westbound when he crossed the center line of traffic and struck the east bound 2019 Toyota driven by 67 year old Floria J. Lehman of Calhoun, Missouri.

Charles L. Soles was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Floria J. Lehman sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene the accident by Golden Valley Tow of Clinton, Missouri.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 48th Fatality of 2019.

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Obituary - Hazel Marie Bogart & Benjamin Harrison Bogart

Hazel Marie Bogart, 85, of Nevada, MO passed away at her home on Monday, August 5, 2019 following a brief illness. She was born June 12, 1934 in Bronaugh, MO to Tony and Sarah (Greer) Rolando. On June 14, 1954 she married Benjamin Harrison Bogart in Arkansas who later passed away on August 6, 2019.

Hazel was raised on a farm in the Bronaugh area and attended Bronaugh High School. She worked for Nellie Don in Nevada as well as O’Sullivan Industries in Lamar for a time. In 1969, the family moved to Rock Springs, WY where her husband, Harrison, worked for the railroad. While in Wyoming, she worked for Safeway, City Market, and Albertson’s Grocery Stores as a cashier. Following retirement, Hazel and Harrison returned to the Nevada area in 1996. She loved spending time with her family, attending family get togethers, cooking dinners, and doing gardening and yardwork.

Survivors include five children: Connie McQueen of Rock Springs, WY, Bonnie Cullison (Derill) of Nevada, MO, Vonnie Bogart of Rock Springs, WY, Linn Bogart (Jennie) of La Verkin, UT, and Lorie Rivera (Alan) of Rock Springs, WY; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by infant son Winfred Bogart, son Larry D. Bogart, and two grandsons, David and Jonathon; four brothers, Jesse Rolando, Fred Rolando, Hurchel Rolando, Winfred Rolando, and one sister, Katie Sisseck.


Benjamin Harrison Bogart, 88, of Nevada, MO passed away at his home on Tuesday August 6, 2019. He was born February 1, 1931 in Sheldon, MO to Ernest William and Leminda Margaret (Dougherty) Bogart. On June 14, 1952 he married Hazel Marie Rolando, and she proceeded him in death on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Harrison was raised on the family farm in rural Sheldon and attended a rural country school. During his younger years, Harrison worked in the logging industry in Colorado. In 1969 he moved his family to Wyoming where he worked for the railroad. He would end up working for several railroads, retiring from Union Pacific Railroad in 1992. He and Hazel returned to the Nevada area in 1996.

In later years, Harrison enjoyed growing watermelons and entering them in the Sheldon Picnic, where he won numerous Blue Ribbons. He enjoyed playing cards, spending time with his family, and “picking on” his kids down to his great-great grandkids.

Survivors include five children: Connie McQueen of Rock Springs, WY, Bonnie Cullison (Derill) of Nevada, MO, Vonnie Bogart of Rock Springs, WY, Linn Bogart (Jennie) of La Verkin, UT, and Lorie Rivera (Alan) of Rock Springs, WY; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret VanDorn (Carl) of Mulvane, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was proceeded in death by an infant son Winfred Bogart, son Larry D. Bogart, two grandsons, David and Jonathon; seven brothers, and five sisters.

Funeral services for Hazel and Benjamin Harrison Bogart will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Bluff Cemetery, Barton County. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 12th, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. Monday until the hour of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bluff Cemetery Association in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

I pledge allegiance to the flag...

Pack 237 of the Cub Scouts lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the City Council meeting last night. Mayor Henry then presented them with the key to the city.

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site hosts lecture on impact of Civil War Order No. 11 from the women's perspective Aug. 22

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 7, 2019 – Peggy Buhr, director of the Bates County Museum will present “Order No. 11 – Desperate Days and Hard Travel: Recollections of Women” at Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22.

On Aug. 25, 1863, General Thomas Ewing issued the most infamous military order of the Civil War in western Missouri. General Order No. 11 commanded the forced removal of people throughout four counties, with Bates County being the only one that was totally vacated. The order was highly controversial and there was immediate reaction to the cruelty visited upon the citizens of the region that became known as the Burnt District. Learn more about the accounts from women who lived in the Burnt District at that time.

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site is located at 4837 NW County Road 1002, Butler, in western Missouri. For more information, please contact Stockton State Park at 417-276-4259.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Obituary - Betsey B. LaRose

Betsey B. LaRose, 73, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at her home in Kansas City. 

 A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 1:00p.m. in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Way to go Kellie

Congratulations today to Kellie Davidson who was honored by Butler Rotary President Lee McLain upon becoming a new Paul Harris Fellow. Kellie has given $1,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation. - Photo Submitted to us! 

Today is the Big Day!

Today is the BIG DAY!

NEW Good Shepherd Hospice office opening at 24 N Delaware in Butler, MO! 

We will be having a open house from 4-6pm today. 

Come by to meet the team, enjoy some food and check out our new home.

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Bus Driver Job Opening

LOOKING FOR FULL AND PART TIME DRIVERS! Looking for drivers in Butler, Appleton City, and Bronaugh! No cdl no problem they will train you!

Hours are great for people with children in school. Contact Lisa Hager for more information, 660-679-6259. 

Let's see if we can get these spots filled before school starts!

Obituary -- Savilla Ann King

Savilla Ann King, 72, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada.  She was born September 12, 1946 in Lebanon, MO to Frances Bernard and Savilla Ann (Stake) King.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor David Rorabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, MO.

Obituary - Bernard Duane Roberts

Surrounded by his family, Bernard Duane Roberts, died in Chester, Virginia at age 88 on August 5th, 2019. He was born August 27, 1930 in Grant, Iowa, the son of Neils Osmer and Jessie Marie (Olson) Roberts. B.D. was a youth standout on the Tiger Rifle Team and head cheerleader on the Tiger Cheer Squad at Nevada Missouri High School. It was there, in his last year of high school, when he meant, then later married, his life mate Virginia Mae McGee. Upon graduation in 1948 he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Austin Texas. He served his country in Korea and was honorably discharged.

He wed his beloved high school sweetheart on Dec 22, 1951 at her parent’s home in Nevada Missouri. Three children from that marriage survive their father Rita Marie (Dan) Medlock of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rosan Dora Campbell of Gum Springs, Virginia and Bernard Duane Roberts Jr. (Mary Lou) of Moseley Virginia. His six grandchildren are Marvin Earl (Becca) Hancock, Shelly Marie (Paul) Hardin, Lindy Lee (Josh) O’Neal, Douglas Duane (Liz) Roberts, Jessie Mae Roberts and Raymond Roberts along with seven great grandchildren, Jordan Faith Hancock, Saylor Grace O’Neal, Anniston Lee O’Neal, Ella Marie Hardin, Marvin (Trace) Hancock Jr, Hyson David O’Neal and Ethan Eoghan Hardin.

Bernard Roberts was educated at University of Missouri school of Mechanical Engineering and obtained a Master of Business degree from the University of Arkansas. He worked for Arkansas-Missouri Power company in Blytheville, AR and City of Richmond, VA accumulating over 30 year of gas utility experience.

He was baptized along with his three children in Blytheville’s First Baptist Church at the age of 35 and continued to serve God and his community in Arkansas, Virginia and Missouri throughout the rest of his life. He always had a garden wherever he lived and was fond of fruit trees and honeybees. He and Virginia cared for their aging mothers until they passed away at age 99 and 102 in Nevada and Butler, Missouri.

B. D. is preceded in death by his wife, his parents and one sister Lola Case and two brothers Maurice Roberts and Gerald Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Dr. William Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Pryor Creek Cemetery in Metz, MO.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home or

Police seize sizable amount of meth in Harrisonville

From the Harrisonville police department

Yesterday during two separate searches/investigations Harrisonville officers seized over 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine, as well as numerous firearms. Charges are pending so no names will be released at this time.

We're working hard to clean up Harrisonville and want to again ask for the public's help with tips and information so we can continue to make Harrisonville a great place to live.

Busy night at Butler council meeting

Highlights from Butler City Council meeting last night, courtesy ward 4 councilman Dale Newkirk

Personnel: the committee met tonight to discuss some changes and we will be following up at the next meeting.

Operations: the council renewed the cities contract with Larry Welston of Bates County Disposal. Otherwise known as Spud, he has served the city well since, I think he said 1979. One of the additions to the contract was Spuds willingness to make sure all customers dumpsters are dumped every 30 days. Hopefully this will help in alleviating over flowing dumpsters sitting in people's yards while they are finishing up their projects. Spud's dedication to service and dependability is very much appreciated.

Council meeting: started off great with the cub scout pack 237 leading us in the pledge of allegiance. Mayor Henry then presented them with a key to the city.

We had 5 scheduled guests appear before the council tonight.
Terry and Tammy Bledsoe of First Baptist Church discussed the 5k run/walk scheduled for August 18th. Council voted to approve.

Steve Craigmiles, Richard McLaine and Dennis Raybourn all spoke to the council about the problems they are experiencing with vandalism and break ins. There was a good discussion between them and the police Chief about stepping up patrols in these areas. There was also talk about encryption of the PD's radio equipment, so would be crooks can not hear the PD's location or dispatch.

We had a public hearing on the zoning of medical marijuana tonight with no input from the public.

Chief Beshore said that we are getting a "Labor Day" grant that will help with overtime costs over the holiday. A big thanks to the Chief for getting this grant for us.

We voted on Bill 2019-14 ordinance NO.1101 amending chapter 26 of the Butler City Code adding article VIII titled medical marijuana facilities.

Bill 2019-15 Ordinance NO. 1102 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Aviation Project Consultant Agreement with Burns and McDonnell Engineering for planning services for the Butler Airport. This will enable the City to get a grant for a long range engineering plan for the Airport. The cities part of this will only be 10%. While I used to think that the airport was not all that important, I have since realized that the quality of our airport is in direct connection with our ability to get a major employer. The ability for corporate management to be able to fly in and out of town for meetings, etc. is very important.

Just an FYI, we had someone interested in opening a grocery store, but have been waiting on a survey from Associated Wholesale Grocers. Unfortunately the survey said there is only about 100 to 125k dollars worth of potential business. Woods supermarket was disappointed as they need 175k worth of business per month to be able to make a store work in Butler. This is mostly due to Walmart's huge share of the current sales.

In regards to cleaning up our fair city, 106 S. Havana and the corner of Mechanic and Dakota have been demolished and 2 more eyesores are approved and awaiting demolition.

The county has been declared a disaster due to the flooding this spring and we hope to get some federal money to help repair some sink holes and washed out culverts, such as the one on Fort Scott street.

In regards to the "Dog Days" event at the pool I voiced my displeasure to the city administrator on this. I love dogs and cats, but I don't think it's a good idea to let pets into a multi million dollar facility, mainly due to liability issues and possible damage to pumps and filters from hair, poo, and other debris in the water.

There is still some talk that Dollar Tree may be coming to town. I will update you on any further developments as they become available.

We have a Non-Binding letter of intent to purchase the spec building in the industrial park, by Local Leaf LLC. Though my desire was to have a contract for the sale of the building with a contingency on them getting their permit from the state, this was the way the buyer wanted to proceed and the council voted to sign the document. I hope this works out as it could be great long term, for the city and our community. There are still a lot of details to hash out as a deal of this size is complicated.

Please remember the Town Hall meeting on Monday August 12th at the Butler High School. There are good things happening and we need your help to continue on. Invite your friends and neighbors and be a part of the solution, as we strive to make our fair city a place we can all be proud of!