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Monday, December 16, 2019

Quite a bit of snowfall

Quite a bit of snowfall over the last 36 hours for our region. Below is a map of estimated observed snowfall utilizing radar estimates.

Disclaimer, because it is radar based it doesn't account for compaction of the snow, so subtract about 1-2" for what's actually on the ground. 

Example, we got 9.2" of snowfall here at the office in Pleasant Hill, but only have 6" on the ground currently.

Burglary reported at City of Butler Shop

The Butler Police Department is looking for information in regards to a burglary at the Butler City Shop located on Mill Street.

The incident happened sometime late Saturday 12/14 evening or early Sunday morning 12/15.

A white 2002 Dodge Ram truck with a City of Butler logo on the door was stolen from the building. The truck was loaded with stolen items from the shop.

A exact amount of items that was stolen is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on this please contact the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131 or the Bates County Sheriff's Office at 660-679-3232.

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2020 Clinton Rotary Car Giveaway

The 2020 Clinton Rotary Car Giveaway...a Red 2020 Chevrolet Camaro will be given away at Olde Glory Day's 2020. Tickets are now available from Clinton Rotary Members.
Tickets are $20 Each or 6 FOR $100! Make great stocking stuffers or Christmas Gifts.
Be watching for the Red Chevrolet Camaro at various Clinton Location and at Jim Falk Motors on display! Get your tickets now, only 2,500 tickets available!

Updated Obituary - Kenneth Jay Wilson

Kenneth Jay Wilson, 56, of Nevada, MO passed away and went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 14, 2019. Kenny was born October 27th, 1963 in El Dorado Springs, MO to Huleigh and Linda (Smith) Wilson.

Kenny grew up in Nevada most of his life and graduated from Nevada High School in 1982. He attended Pittsburg State University right after high school and later graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Graceland University. His career life started in the banking business working for Citizens State Bank and Heritage State Bank before joining into the family business, Wilson Tire, as part owner and businessman. 

He ran the tire store in Butler, MO for 16 years before coming back to work at the Nevada store, all while helping on the family farm with his father, brothers and son, which he loved. He had a passion for his cattle that he partnered with son, Kohlten and daughter, Kaitlyn. It meant the world to him to get to work beside his dad, brothers and children. He was devoted to the work of the Lord and spent many years preaching, serving and working for his church, Community of Christ. At the age of 22 Kenny met and fell in love with his wife Karla; they were married December 31, 1988. Their love for each other was something everyone prays to find in life. They built a beautiful family with the foundation of faith and love; his true pride and joy in life. His grandson, Aceten, and him were best friends and he adored his two granddaughters, Madyn and Sutton.

Anyone who had Kenny in their life was blessed. He had a kind and loving nature that radiated to all around. His faith shined through in his actions and words in all he did. He would do anything for anyone and he never met a stranger; always taking the time to visit with each person he came into contact with and made sure everyone knew he truly cared for them. He enjoyed many hobbies which included hunting, fishing, enjoying the beauty of nature, taking his grandson to check cows (although who knows how much checking actually got done) and, more than anything, spending time with family and the ones he loved. 

Kenny leaves behind a beautiful legacy that will never be forgotten. Kenny leaves behind a family who dearly loves him. In addition to his wife Karla, he is survived by three children, Kohlten Wilson and his wife Katelyn, Nevada, Kayli Leftwich and her husband Ernie, Nevada, Kaitlyn Wilson and Kail Francis, Nevada; four grandchildren, Aceten Leftwich, Madyn Leftwich, Paiten Leftwich, Sutton Wilson; his parents, Huleigh and Linda Wilson, Nevada; two brothers, Kurt Wilson and his wife Julie, Nevada, Mark Wilson and his wife Mary Ann, Walker; mother and father-in-law, Tom and Louise Ast; numerous nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. 

Memorials may be made to the Community of Christ Church, Nevada or Scholarship fund for his grandchildren in care of the Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Glenda Casto

Glenda Casto, 71 of Butler, Missouri passed away December 13, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2019 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. There is no visitation. Cremation will follow services. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be left at

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Obituary - Cynthia Gordon

Cynthia Gordon, 64 of Grandview, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Funeral services will be 12:00 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Merwin Christian Church, Merwin, Missouri. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, also at the church. 

Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Services under direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers to the William Gordon Memorial Scholarship. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Cynthia Louise Gordon was born February 17, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri to Royal and Maxine Temples Youngs. She will be forever remembered as a strong woman of faith in Jesus Christ, along with a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and of course friend. 

Cynthia loved to travel, listen to music, playing games, and she especially loved her family.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, and husband William Gordon. She is survived by her son Joshua Gordon and wife Stephanie, son Caleb Gordon, son Matthew Gordon and wife Katherine, daughter Chelsea Evans and husband Bradley, grandchildren, Hannah Gordon, MaKenna Finley, Anna Finley, Paige Gordon, Kaylee Gordon, Addison Evans, Wyatt Evans, and William Gordon, brother Robert Youngs and wife Rose, sister Darla Wright and husband John, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Closings and cancellations for Tuesday Dec. 17th

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  • Adrian R-3(Including Head Start)
  • Archie R-5
  • Appleton City Public Library
  • Appleton City R-2
  • Ballard R-2
  • Belton US #124
  • Butler R-5
  • Butler Public Library to open at 1:30 pm
  • Clinton schools
  • Drexel R-4
  • Hudson 
  • Hume R-8
  • Magic Years Head Start in Rich Hill
  • Miami R-1
  • Montrose R-14
  • Nevada R-5
  • Old High School Thrift Shop in Butler 
  • Osceola School District 
  • Pleasant Hill R-3
  • Rich Hill R-4
  • Sheldon R-8

Butler Police Department Activity Report 12/9-12/15-2019

Disturbance 200 block of North Street
Well being check
Report of items laying in the road S Mechanic
Well being check Wilson and Lyons
Animal complaint 400 block of E ft Scott
Animal complaint Hillcrest

Walk in vandalism report
Animal complaint 400 S fulton
Leave without pay Casey’s Orange Street
Fraud report 500 block of n havanna

C and I driver mill
Trespassing call 500 block of E Dakota
Medical /Well being check 310 W College
Theft report 400 S Delaware

Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Theft report 200 block of Sunset
Theft report N Main
Well being check

Abandoned vehicle taco Bell
Theft report N Delaware
Well being check N Bus 49
Accident Sunset and W-52
Accident Wal-Mart
Accident O’Rielly’s

Suspicious person Wal-Mart parking lot
Well being check N Orange
Warrant service

12/15/2019 Alarm Max Motors
Theft report
911 Hang up Page street
Theft report 400 block of W Harrison
Animal complaint Fran

Obituary - Kenneth J. Wilson

Kenneth J. Wilson, 56, of Nevada, MO died suddenly on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Nevada. 

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Additional obituary information will be announced by Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Wallace "Doby" Ray

Funeral services for Doby Ray will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 20, 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, Missouri. Contributions to Family. Online condolences,

Wallace “Doby” Ray, age 78 of Amsterdam, Missouri formerly of Butler, Missouri died Saturday December 14, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born June 30, 1941 to Jack Brown And Dorothy Ray Brown in Butler. On June 18, 1961 Doby married Janice Irene Kerr and to this union five children were born. Doby later in December 2015 married Pat Crim.

Doby is survived by his wife, Pat Crim Ray of Amsterdam, Missouri; two sons, Wallace Ray and wife Donna of Kansas City, Missouri and Patrick Ray and wife Shelli of Blue Springs, Missouri; two daughters, Lena Ray of Independence, Missouri and Sherry Recob of Gladstone, Missouri; stepson, George Crim of Springfield, Missouri; stepdaughter, Cassie Crim of Adrian, Missouri; sister, Lorraine Wilkinson of Belton, Missouri; and 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Janice Irene Ray; one son, Tony Ray; three brothers Jack Mack Brown Jr. and twin brothers Earl and Carl Brown and son-in-law, Darrell Recob.

Talley Love Fund set up in care of Community First Bank

The Talley Love Fund was set up to help the Talley family who lost everything in a house fire in Adrian on Friday.

The clothing sizes include: Women's Medium Shirts and pants or jeans size 6-8 and size 7 shoes. 

Mens clothing size medium and mens shoe size 10.5 and 9.5 Also boys size 10/12 and size 3 in shoes.

If you would like to donate clothing items you can drop them off at Clockwork Designs located at 207 South Old 71 Highway in Adrian they are open until 6pm daily.

If you would rather give a cash donation you may donate to the Talley Love Fund in care of Community First Bank in Butler and Appleton City.

You may also donate using Venmo and the account information is: @Jessica-Talley-12

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From the Nevada Police Department

Closings and cancellations for Monday Dec. 16th

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  • All Butler JH games against Warsaw tonight are cancelled. All other activities including practices are cancelled for today
  • Butler students will not be traveling to NRTC today
  • No Adrian Optimist bingo tonight
  • Kern Center in Rich Hill closed today
  • No bible study at the Carpenter's Cup or luncheon at Kellys, will be rescheduled later
  • Miami basketball games this evening cancelled
  • Drexel R-IV School District events and activities cancelled include the WEMO BB Tournament games cancelled and will be played on Tuesday and an updated bracket will be posted when it becomes available, there will be no practices today.  The 7-12 Christmas Concert has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Tuesday and will follow the Elementary Concert. 
  • Rich Hill R-IV: No practices or events today, Monday December 16, 2019. 5th/6th Grade Concert is rescheduled for Wednesday Dec 18 and will start at 5:30PM. 

Super busy day for highway patrol, first responders

As of 8 pm last night, the Missouri Highway Patrol had responded to:

1668 calls for service
525 stranded motorists
559 traffic crashes
506 non-injury crashes
53 injury crashes
4 weather related fatalities
2 non-weather related fatalities.

More snow is expected today, with heavier amounts south of Kansas City. Bates County is forecast to get an additional 1 to 2 inches by the end of the day.

Please be careful and take your time!

Rollover accident east of Rich Hill

First responders and the Highway Patrol are headed to the scene of a rollover accident on B highway just east of county road 4265.

Injury status unknown; more info will be posted as it becomes available.