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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office News Release January 1 through 7, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made two arrests and took multiple reports during the week of Jan. 1 through 7, 2020.

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

Obituary - Janice Lynn Jackson

Janice Lynn Jackson 64, of Belton, Mo. went home to be with Jesus on Friday December 27th, 2019 surrounded by many loved ones.

Jan as many knew her was born on April 10th, 1955 in Kansas City Mo. to James and Barbara Hoback. In her early childhood years she was raised in California where she spent precious time with her Nana.

Later they moved to Shawnee Mission, KS. To be near her mother's family. She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School. She had a passion for horse back riding, loved crocheting, sewing, and listening to her oldies. In 1980 she got married to the love of her life Joe A. Jackson. They began a family shortly after in 1981. They had 4 beautiful children who she devoted her life to. She had a strong faith always leaning on Jesus for strength and support. She was involved in many church activities through out her life. She loved sharing about her amazing God and all his mighty miracles. After moving to Belton, Mo. and raising her children she enjoyed taking care of her mother; Spending time with family and soaking up every second of her 9 Grandchildren. Jan was a true faithful servant of God and such a beautiful soul. Many adored her and called her mom and friend she will be missed dearly.

Jan was survived by; her 4 children Julie and husband Vincent Rice, Joseph Jackson, Joni and husband Seth Wyatt, Jeff Jackson and wife Elizabeth. 9 Grandchildren Dominic and Leah Rice, Ryder Jackson, Tyson, Leighlin, Charlyanna, and Axael Wyatt, Josie and Lydia Jackson.

Jan was preceded by; her parents James and Barbara Hoback, twin brothers, and her beloved husband Joe A. Jackson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 10, 2020 with visitation from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Belton Assembly of God Church, 613 E. North Avenue, Belton, Missouri 64012.


Funeral arrangements made for fallen West Peculiar Fireman Charles " Chuck " McCormick




Obituary - Lawrence Maxwell Greer

Lawrence Maxwell Greer of Milo, MO passed from this life on January 6, 2020. He was born on July 31, 1930 as the eldest of 5 children to Harold (Pete) Maxwell Greer and Cora Ellen (Hieronymous) Greer in Sheldon, MO. Lawrence was united in marriage to Marilyn Yvonne Forkner on June 1, 1962. Marilyn preceded him in death on March 14, 2012.

Lawrence attended Wild Rose elementary school and was a graduate of Sheldon High School. After High School he worked several different jobs though out the US. Lawrence joined the United States Navy on November 4, 1950 where he served 4 years during the Korean War on a fleet tugboat and later on the USS Passumpsic oil fueling vessel as a Gunner’s Mate Second Class. Upon being honorably discharged from the Service on August 18, 1954, Lawrence came back to Milo and ran a gas station for a short time before purchasing the general store in Milo and operating it for approximately 15 years. He was also a substitute rural letter carrier during that time and became a full-time rural letter carrier in 1978. Lawrence also enjoyed raising hogs for his Brother-In-Law, Everett Forkner. Lawrence retired from the Postal Service in 1992.

Lawrence was involved in many organizations throughout his lifetime. He was a long time Deacon then Elder at the Rinehart Christian Church where he faithfully attended every Sunday until his passing. Faith and family were always his top priority and he lived his life serving others. Lawrence loved helping people and was an active member of Habitat for Humanity, the Sheldon Lions Club, the Milo Rural Fire Department of which he was a founding member as well as several other philanthropic organizations throughout his life. Lawrence and Marilyn enjoyed traveling and spent many years attending both the state and national Rural Letter Carrier Association conventions. Lawrence visited all 50 states throughout his lifetime, finally checking North Dakota off his list with a family road trip in 2018. Lawrence loved spending time with his family and was so very proud of all of his grandkids.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his brother Dean Greer and his Son-In-Law, Jeff Duke. Survivors include his two children: Dianna Duke of Independence, MO, and Terry Greer and wife Kim of rural Nevada, MO. 6 grandchildren including: Jacob Duke of Independence, MO, Teryn Bor and husband Jerry of Kansas City, MO, Paige Greer of Boston, MA, Carly Mitchell and husband Easton of Independence, MO, Joshua Duke of Independence, MO and Bryce Greer of rural Nevada, MO. Three siblings also surviving include: Steve Greer and wife Betty of Riverside, CA, Doris May and husband Lloyd of Bella Vista, AR, and Pat Moore of Eldorado Springs, MO.

Services are planned for Friday January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Rinehart Christian Church in Richards, MO. Interment will be at the Rinehart Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO Thursday evening January 9th, at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions in Lawrence’s memory can be made to Rinehart Christian Church or Habitat for Humanity in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


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Notice of election in Appleton City

Filing is now open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Last day to file is January 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. City Hall will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 12/30/19 - 1/5/20


12/30/2019  Alarm Wal-Mart
Medical assist Main and Ft Scott
Home burglary 800 block of N Havanna
.Alarm Max Motors
Animal complaint 400 block of W Clark


12/31/2019  Possible prowler Ohio and High
Accident Fran Apts
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Animal complaint 200 block of S Austin
Stolen bike report
Warrant service Water and Park
Recover stolen firearm


01/01/2020  Theft report Wal-Mart
Noise complaint S Park
Animal complaint Main and Mill
01/02/2020  Animal complaint Country Club
Animal complaint 200 block of S Main
Well being check E Mill
Harassment report


01/03/2020  Runaway juvenile report
Accident N bus 49
Accident W-52 and Fran


01/04/2020 Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Theft report Budget Inn
Animal complaint 700 block of Parkview
Animal complaint Mt Zion Church
Medical assist McDonalds


01/05/2020  Keep the peace 306 E Oak
Accident Casey’s on Ft Scott
Animal complaint Parkview and Hillcrest
Noise complaint 200 block of W Dakota
Theft report 112 E Dakota
Traffic assist Mullinax
Open Door Main and Chestnut
Disturbance 600 block of W pine
Disturbance 200 block of S Thompson
Alarm 1100 block of W Ft Scott



Schell City Fundraiser




TRAFFIC ALERT: Bates County Route B east of Rich Hill CLOSED on Tuesday, Jan. 7th

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bates County Route B east of Rich Hill CLOSED on Tuesday, Jan. 7th

What: Bates County Route B CLOSED east of Rich Hill to allow MoDOT crews to replace a deteriorating drain pipe underneath the road 

When: 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7th

Where: Route B approximately two miles east of Rich Hill

Traffic Impacts:
Bates County Route B CLOSED only where crews are set up working
Drivers will be able to get to driveways and entrances on either side of the work zone, but will not be able to travel through the work zone
Drivers urged to find alternate routes. No signed detours are planned.


Electronic message boards located near the planned road work will alert drivers to any changes in the work schedule Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map for road closings/traffic impacts

(Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule)