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Monday, November 25, 2019

Ladies Night well attended


A big turnout for the annual Ladies Night Out in Butler this evening as stores stayed open late while offering some great holiday deals. The Butler Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who came out- and Happy Thanksgiving!





Structure fire in Amsterdam

Amsterdam fire department, along with Amoret and Adrian are currently on the scene of a garage/shed fire just north of Main Street on Y Highway. No injuries reported; more info to be posted as it becomes available.

Butler JH Boys Basketball team wins Sherwood Tournament

Congratulations to the JH Butler Bears Boys Basketball team on winning 1st place in the Sherwood basketball tournament! Way to go boys!



From the city of Archie




Obituary - Dean David Valentine

Dean David Valentine, 82, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Father Peter Savidge officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, November 29, 2019 with visitation following from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in Dean’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or charity of choice c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Thomas Charles Gordon

Thomas Charles Gordon, 59, Moundville, MO passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Tommy was born October 25, 1960 in Nevada, MO to Charles R. (Bob) and Ruth E. (McFarland) Gordon. He married Karen Lee Domer on June 25, 1999 in Eureka Springs, AR and she survives of the home.

Tommy grew up in Moundville and graduated from Bronaugh High School Class of 1978. He attended Missouri Southern State College and graduated with a degree in Physical Education. Tommy worked several years as a Terminal Manager for a packaging company and later worked for Lathrop Construction from 2004 until 2017. Throughout his life he raised cattle and for the past two years was self-employed. Tommy was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, riding motorcycles, basketball and softball. He deeply loved and was loved by the countless children in his life. Tommy was always available for his family, knew no stranger, and was willing to help anyone at any time.

In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived by one son, McCade Thomas Gordon, Columbia, MO; his mother, Ruth Gordon, Moundville, MO; brother, Philip Gordon and his wife Dalena, El Dorado Springs, MO; two sisters, Karen Ann Gordon, Springfield, MO, and Nancy Robertson and her husband Randy, Richards, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his father.

The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with Pastor Adam Gordon officiating.

Those who wish may contribute in Tommy’s memory to a Scholarship Fund for his son, McCade Gordon c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Attention farmers: PAT license reminder

From the University Extension Office in Butler

Soon, many farmers, ranchers, and other agri producers will be receiving a reminder notice in the mail their Private Pesticide Applicator License will be expiring. There will be many opportunities across the region to renew your PAT license, including Butler on February 27.
#MUWCR, #ExtendMU




Arrests Made, Drugs Seized During Raid of Nevada Home

Two people have been arrested Friday afternoon after Detectives with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of N. Chestnut Street in Nevada, MO. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his Office received information that occupants of the residence were selling methamphetamine. Mosher said a search warrant was executed, and suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized from the
residence. The suspects have been identified as 46-year-old Dale W. Garwood, of Nevada and 31-year-old Natasha L. Dillon, of Nevada. Warrants were issued Friday evening charging both Garwood and Dillon with:

Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance

Both suspects are being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 Cash Only bond.


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Butler Police Department Activity Report 11/18-11/24-2019

11/18/2019 
Theft report
Theft report Wal-Mart
Animal complaint 100 block of N Orange
Well being check
Traffic assist Mullinax
Traffic assist Schowengerdt


11/19/2019 
Disturbance 200 W Atkinson
Disturbance 700 block of N Havanna
C and I driver Ohio and Havanna
Theft report
Well being check
Well being check Fulton and Atkinson

11/20/2019 
Stolen vehicle report
Well being check KCPD 300 block of N High
Attempt to locate for Vernon Co. Sheriff
Disturbance 601 S High
Property damage S Bus 71
Animal complaint 500 block of W Vine
Alarm Osage Valley

11/21/2019 
Accident Kohen’s truck in ditch Stop Light
Medical assist 700 block of N Havanna
Stolen bike report Wal-Mart
Assist BCSO

11/22/2019 
Well being check Fran Apts Warrant arrest
Warrant service Bear Stop
Property damage 300 block of E Dakota
Well being check subject laying in grass Rose Lane
Well being check 400 S Delaware

11/23/2019 
Disturbance Mechanic and Nursery
Noise complaint Fran Ave
Walk in assault report

11/24/2019 
Alarm High School
Assault report Wal-Mart
Keep the peace 700 block of N Havanna
Noise complaint S High



Obituary - Donna Jean Senior

Donna Jean Senior, 91, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at her home. 

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with graveside service to follow at Orient Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs.

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


4th Annual Kalee Chandler Memorial Basketball Tournament




Wanted Person In Henry County

** WANTED PERSON

Ellis Tuter, age 43, of 1015 SE 101 Road or 1019 SE 101 Road, Deepwater is wanted on a Henry County warrant for Domestic Assault and is a NON-COMPLIANT Sex Offender in Henry County. Tuter avoided arrest after he fled from the Clinton Police and Henry County deputies earlier Monday morning, November 25, 2019. 


The vehicle he was driving was located on SE 1020 Private Road just off of Hwy Z and a short distance from the addresses listed above. If you see Ellis Tuter, call 911....he needs to be off the streets!

Missing truck last seen headed south


Stolen out of Butler sometime between last Tuesday night & the early hours of Wednesday, November 20. Last spotted in Springfield, MO early Wednesday morning. 1997 Ford 1 Ton truck with HydraBed hay bale bed. $500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the truck. 

Contact Butler PD with information.


A slight change to the schedule...

Due to Rich Hill city offices being closed Thursday and Friday, trash pick up will be as follows:
Wednesday will be Tuesday
Friday will be Wednesday


Person of interest sought in Kansas auto thefts


The person portrayed in the these pictures is a person of interest in a series of three auto thefts from Linn County which occurred throughout Linn County on the afternoon and into the evening of November 24, 2019. This individual is also suspected of a theft from the Mound City Casey’s General Store as well as multiple auto thefts in neighboring counties on November 24th and November 25th. This person of interest is to be considered armed and dangerous. If this person is observed, please do not approach and contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.


-Courtesy Linn County News