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Friday, January 24, 2020

2020 Adrian Court warming king and queen

Congratulations to Adrian Blackhawks Sophmores Jeff Punmanee and Lilly Bremer on being Court warming King and Queen - Courtesy of the Adrian School 

Obituary - Rita Paulette Maxwell

Rita Paulette Maxwell, 76, of Clinton, Missouri passed away early Monday morning, January 20, 2020 at the Westwood Living Center in Clinton. She was born May 30, 1943 in Marshall, Mo., the daughter of Charles L. Coffey and Willa "Billie" Mae (Ray) Coffey. She married Gerald Wayne Maxwell in Marshall, Mo., on August 13, 1960. He preceded her in death on September 18, 2016. She was employed as a seamstress and later as a supervisor with Unitog. 

She and Gerald enjoyed many trips and vacations on their motorcycle. She also enjoyed feeding and watching the hummingbirds. Paulette was fascinated with social media, especially her Facebook friends. Surviving are one son, Darrell Wayne Maxwell and Misty, Marshall, Mo.; one daughter, Tina Marie Wolfe and her husband David, Newton, Iowa; six grandchildren, Kevin Wayne Sperry and fiance Krystal Turner, Dustin Lee Veach and wife Courtney, Joshua Wayne Maxwell, Britny Marie Maxwell, Levi Garrett Maxwell and Jason Michael Maxwell; eight great-grandchildren, Hunter Veach, Weston Veach, Bryson Veach, Emmitt Veach, Rayne Maxwell, Raidon Maxwell, Hudson Turner and Hadlee Turner. 

In addition to her husband Gerald, she was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services and interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Mo. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. 

Friends may call Friday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Obituary - James T. Carpenter

James T. “Jay” Carpenter, age 59, of Belton, Missouri, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Olathe Medical Center.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri. A celebration of Jay’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Jay was born in Corvallis, Oregon on August 7, 1960 to James O. Carpenter and Willa S. Fulkerson Carpenter. Growing up Jay had one sister, Sherie.

Jay lived all over the world during his childhood while his father was serving his country in the United States Air Force. Jay graduated from high school in 1978 from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany. Jay was an accomplished athlete. He was active in baseball, track, wrestling, and football. He participated in the Little League World Series with baseball and was inducted into the FAHS Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

After graduating high school Jay attended Arizona State University, where he played football. His college football career was unfortunately cut short with a knee injury. Jay attended his final three years of college at the University of Missouri in Columbia where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. By this time, his parents had returned from Europe and had retired in Belton, Missouri. Jay created for himself a successful career as a sales representative. Jay was a very kind, patient, and loving stepfather and uncle to Brad, Caleb, and Molly. He loved to find little gadgets for everyone at Christmas. Jay was blessed with wonderful friends that spanned many age groups. He loved visiting and spending time with his friends, especially the "NW Corner Club". Jay and Sherie shared a special relationship that lasted his lifetime... He will be greatly missed!

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Sue Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Carpenter; sister, Sherie Chevalier (Bruce); son, Bradley Mason; nephew, Caleb Chevalier; niece, Molly Chevalier; many aunts, uncles, and family members; and many more friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, 6800 93rd St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212.

Obituary - Richard Raymond Buckner

Richard “Raymond” Buckner, 76, Sheldon, MO passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at his home in Sheldon. Raymond was born April 2, 1943 in Deerfield, MO to George W. and Addie Mae (Ellifrits) Buckner. He was united in marriage to Mary Loretta Garrett on August 19, 1967 in Kansas City, KS and she survives of the home.

Although Richard was born in Deerfield, he was raised in the Bronaugh area. He attended Bronaugh High School graduating in 1961. Raymond joined the United States Air Force on February 13, 1962 and in March returned home early due to a Medical Discharge. Raymond worked as a truck driver for 25 plus years, and at Fram Corporation in Nevada until their closing. Following his retirement, he worked at various jobs around Sheldon. Raymond loved to square dance, listen to music – especially Gospel and Blue Grass, fishing, and being with his family. He was a past president of Sheldon Lions Club for five years.

In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by one son, Kenneth Buckner (Shelly) Nevada; four daughters, Kim Newton, Sheldon, Karen Jeffries (Bruce), Sheldon, Loretta Murray (Jess), Milo, Lisa Gardner (Larry), Sheldon; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett Buckner (Mary), Nevada, Stanley Buckner (Linda), Lawrence, KS; two sisters-in-law, Linda Conrad, Nevada, Martha Byram, Sheldon; numerous nieces nephews, extended family and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Ellie Mae Buckner, Dorothy Buckner, Betty Buckner, and Erma Allen; two brothers, James Buckner, and Freddie Buckner.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo, MO. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital or St. Jude’s Hospital in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Power restored in the city of Harrisonville

UPDATE: Crews have replaced the burned electrical cross arm and power has been restored to the affected area.

We greatly appreciate your patience as our crews completed their work.

ORIGINAL POST: The Harrisonville Electric Department will be disabling power in the area of Meadowlark Drive, Brookridge Drive, Osage Street and Elm Street, as they worked to repair an electrical cross arm that recently caught fire and burned in half during a power outage.

Crews estimate this project will last about an hour.

We understand that this process will be inconvenient to those living in the area.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

BCMH support groups in February

February Support Groups at Bates County Memorial Hospital 
When you are struggling with health goals, a support group can really help. Bates County Memorial Hospital hosts the following support groups:

Weight Management Support Group: Portion Distortion -  Appropriate portions of all foods
Tuesday February 4, 2:00 - 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the BCMH Education Center

Grief & Loss Support Group: Coping with the Terrible Threes (Anger, Guilt & Sadness)

Weight Management: The Skinny on Fat
Tuesday February 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the BCMH Education Center

Diabetes Support Group: Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Quit Smoking Support Group: Thinking Like a Non-Smoker

Weight Management and Diabetes Support Groups are led by Jennifer Lindquist, RDN, LDN, Dietitian-Nutritionist.

Grief & Loss and Quit Smoking Support Groups are led by Jennifer Eick-Jakiela, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant for Family Care Clinics of BCMH.

Reservations are not required to attend BCMH Support groups. Attending is free. All meetings are held at the hospital, 615 W. Nursery in Butler, Mo.Groups are also open to caregivers and those who want to support their loved ones. For more information about BCMH Support Groups, please call 660-200-7007, or visit the hospital’s website:

Hume teen injured in Bates County Rollover accident

On 1/24/20 around 12:01am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Bates County EMS responded to a one vehicle accident on Route A just west of Missouri Route U near Hume, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1995 Chevrolet truck driven by 19 year old Dylan L. Nicholas of Hume, Missouri lost control on snow covered roadways causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn.

Mr. Nicholas sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by the drivers father.

Obituary - "Sandi" Joyce Dailey

Sandra “Sandi” Joyce Dailey of Garden City, Missouri was born December 9, 1944 in Nyack, New York the daughter of Melford Faynesby and Sophie (Jones) Quelch. She departed this life on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 10 days.

On May 25, 1979, Sandi was united in marriage to Robert E. “Bob” Dailey in Garden City, Missouri.

Sandi was employed as a bus driver for the Sherwood School District, Creighton, Missouri until her retirement in 2000. Earlier she had been employed at the Garden City Garment Factory and later at the Clinton Chicken Hatchery. Sandi was a member of the Garden City Chapter #340 Order of the Eastern Star joining on March 11, 1974, First Baptist Church, Garden City where she taught Sunday school and later the United Methodist Church, Garden City. She loved going to the Casino’s, being outdoors, mowing her lawn, gardening and sewing.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Dailey on June 1, 2010; a great-granddaughter, Rylee Maye Woolery and a sister, Eleanor Courtney.

Sandi is survived by a son, Jerry Fuller and wife Amy, Harrisonville, Missouri; 3 daughters, Mary Bryant and husband Rick and Donna Morris all of Creighton, Missouri, Kathy Hopkins and husband Rusty, Garden City, Missouri; two step-daughters, Tori Burris, Harrisonville, Missouri, Tina Powell, Memphis, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Three Arrested, Drug Seized After Search Warrant of a Nevada Home

According to Officials with the Sheriff’s Office, three Nevada residents were taken into custody after Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence on E. Sycamore Street in Nevada, MO on Wednesday morning. 

According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, a team from the Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrant and was able to take multiple people into custody before the suspects even had time to get out of bed. 

“The residence, including a separate structure had multiple people in different areas of the home that needed to be detained at the same time in order to preserve the evidence.” Mosher said two separate teams communicating with each other, made it to all the suspects at the same time.” Suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located during the search.

The suspects have been identified as 41-year-old Jennifer Stark, of Nevada, 28-year-old Codey Henderson, of Nevada, and 39-year-old Viola Holman, of Nevada. 

On Thursday morning, warrants were issued by the Courts charging Henderson and Stark with Possession of a Controlled Substance, with a $5,000 cash only bond. Both Henderson and Stark are being held in the Vernon County Jail. Holman is also being held in the Vernon County Jail on multiple Failure to Appear warrants of original Felony drug charges.

*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Butler Police Department seeking public assistance

Hey Earl Ratliff,

when you jogged away from Officer's yesterday you dropped some items. We have them here at the Police Department if you would like to POP in, we won't be TART about it.

If anyone else happens to see Mr. Ratliff contact 660-679-6131 for Officer Denham so that he can say #HIGH


Obituary - Alan French

Alan French 71 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Cremation with private memorial services to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Alan Glenn French was born November 14, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri to Robert and Vera Igo French. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from East High School in Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law Eula French. Alan is survived by his children, Josh and Kara French, siblings, Steve French of Sheldon, MO., Paul French and wife Susie of Butler, MO., Nancy Parlova and husband Randy of Tempe, AZ.

Death of Pittsburg Kansas woman under investigation

The deceased female that was located in Opolis Wednesday morning was identified as Brandi S. Moore, 35 of Pittsburg Kansas. Preliminary external examination of the body by the pathologist has indicated that the injuries sustained by Moore are consistent with being struck by a vehicle. A completed autopsy and official cause of death are pending.

The identity of the driver and vehicle has not been determined at this time. The time of death death occurred between 8:00 pm Tuesday January 21st and 6:00 am Wednesday January 22nd. It happened on Walnut Street between 2nd and 3rd Street east of the Opolis City Park. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Danny Smith

Obituary - Dana Lawrence

Dana Lawrence, 66 of Butler, Missouri passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Cremation with private family memorial services. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Dana was born November 8, 1953 in Butler, Missouri to Lloyd and JoAnn Smith Fahnestock. She grew up in Butler and graduated from Butler High School. She was united in marriage to Clifford Lawrence in 1971. From this union two children were born. She was a good wife and mother with several talents and enjoyments including, painting, playing the piano, reading, and a love for puzzles.

Dana was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Deborah Tippie. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Clifford Lawrence, son Patrick Lawrence (Nancy), daughter Jackie Davis (Mike), grandchildren, Joe White, Macaja White, Anna Marie White (Frederick R. Pement), Niandralyn Lawrence, Nicklas Lawrence, and one great-grandson Samuel Pement.

CPR Class coming next month

An American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED class will be offered at Bates County Memorial Hospital on February 25, 2020 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: BCMH training center - basement level beneath the Emergency Department.
Cost: $25.
Class size is limited - please call to register.
For reservations or more information, call: 660-200-7007

Need a job?

Quality Home Care in Butler has immediate personal care aide position available ASAP please call for more info 660-679-6733

Additional Snowfall Forecast 6am-6pm

Two to three inches of snow has fallen across the KC Metro area. Up to an additional inch is expected across Metro area. Snow will end around mid-day for eastern Kansas and Western Missouri, and ending around sunset for northeast through central Missouri.

School Closings for 1/24/20

The following schools will be closed on 1/24/20 due to inclement weather and road conditions:

Adrian (Including Adrian head start

Appleton City
El Dorado Springs
Lakeland (Deepwater)
Prairie View USD 362
Pleasanton USD 344
Rich Hill 

Please bookmark this page as we will be updating when more closings become available: