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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Obituary - Catherine Kern

Catherine Kern age 88 of Rich Hill, passed away Saturday, February 15, at Independence, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and services are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22nd, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Rich Hill. 

Rosary is to be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with visitation to follow before the service. Burial is planned in the Green Lawn Cemetery at Rich Hill. 

Memorials either to St. Bridget's Church or the Kern Senior Center in Rich Hill are suggested and can be made in care of Heuser Funeral Home.

Road closure Friday in Vernon County

Missouri Department of Transportation officials announced a road closure for Friday.

Vernon County Route O North of Nevada between Halley Road and Indian Line Road is to be closed Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crews will be replacing a deteriorating drain pipe.

MoDOT officials say Route O will only be closed where the work is taking place. Drivers will be able to get to driveways and entrances on either side of the work zone, however through traffic will not be allowed.

For more information call MoDOT's Springfield offices at 417-895-7600 or visit MoDOT's Southwest Facebook page.

Obituary - James Melvin Johnson Sr.

James M. Johnson Sr., age 82, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Clinton Health Care and Rehab, Clinton. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11am at Vansant-Mills Chapel with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Vansant Road Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Golden Valley Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

James M. Johnson Sr. was born July 4, 1937 to Thomas and Nellie (Meyers) Johnson in Brownington, MO. James enjoyed fishing, hunting, scrapping metal, and building homes. He was a member of the Souls Harbor Church. James was always willing to lend anyone a helping hand.

James is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ellise, twin brother Cecile Johnson, 2 brothers Paul Johnson and Eugene Johnson, 2 sister Juanita Smith and Wanda Jones, daughter Pam Heuer, and daughter-in-law Victoria Johnson.

James is survived by 4 sons, James (Darlene) Johnson Jr., Larry (DeAnne) Johnson, Kelly Johnson, and Shane Johnson, a brother Harold (Mary) Johnson, sister-in-law Fancis Johnson, son-in-law Greg Heuer, 18 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.


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Obituary - Ralph Masoner

Ralph Emerson Masoner, age 78, Amoret, Missouri passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born on February 17, 1942 in Louisburg, Kansas the son of Elmer K. and Emma Faye Hogue Masoner. Ralph attended auctioneer school in Iowa and settled in Amoret in 1958. He worked at the local elevator and had a yard mowing service. 

He was a member of the Amoret Christian Church and enjoyed spending time with his family. Every year around Christmas time the family would gather for what became known as Ralph Fest.

Graveside funeral service will be held 1 pm Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Sharon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. 

Contributions are suggested to the Medicalodge Activity Fund or the Amoret Christian Church, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kansas 66040. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

Obituary - Dan Eads

Dan Eads, 64, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at his home. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with Masonic services at 11:30 a.m.

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


From the desk of Marlene Wainscott

NOTICE OF NO ELECTION AS PER RSMo 115.124


Notice is hereby given that the following political sub-divisions will be not be having an election for the following positions at the April 7, 2020 Municipal Election. The candidates shall assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time and in the same manner as if they had been elected.


BATES COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD – 5 year term
James Shade

ADRIAN R-3 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS-3 year terms
David C Knuth
Erin Sharp

HUME R-8 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS- 3 year terms
Brad Steuck
Greg Fillpot
Mark Byrd

HUDSON R-9 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS – 3 year terms
Matthew Green
Lacy Glass
Kathy Knox

CITY OF AMSTERDAM BOARD OF ALDERMAN – 2 year terms
John E Menke
Lonnie E (Hoot) Cutshaw


SOUTH HUDSON SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT – 3 year term
Edward W Davis

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#1 BOARD MEMBERS
Mike Bukaty

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #2 BOARD MEMBERS
Robert “Bob” King

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #3 BOARD MEMBERS
David Laughlin
Larry Mitchell
Francis Lesmeister
Doug Wix

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #4 BOARD MEMBERS
Gary Anderson

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#5 BOARD MEMBERS
No Candidates Filed

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT#6 BOARD MEMBER
No Candidates Filed

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #7 BOARD MEMBERS
Darrell Dains

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #12 BOARD MEMBERS
Jim McDonnell
Joyce Sanders

PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT #4 – HENRY COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS
Wendy Vernon
J E Graef


From the Nevada Police Department




Obituary - Judith Anne LeNeve

Judith LeNeve, 81 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at her home in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the service, also at the funeral home. 

Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Butler Library or the Butler Youth Center. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinafuneralhome.com.

Judith Anne LeNeve was born July 11, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri to Earl and Marcine Hartel Leach. She grew up in Butler and graduated from Butler High School. She was united in marriage to Marion LeNeve and to this union three girls were born.
Judith was active in the Butler community, especially when it came to golf. 

She was an avid player in the women’s league and helped with the local Junior Golf Program. Judith was a person who enjoyed life and embraced everyone she met. She loved to play golf and read a good book, but most importantly, she loved her family. She was at her best when she was surrounded by those she loved.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her daughters, Kelly Bise and husband Jeff of Kansas City, MO., Kristy Umstattd and husband Kevin of Butler, MO., and Kim McGrath and husband Tom of Kansas City, MO. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Blake Billington and wife Leslie, Tyler Billington and wife Michelle, Jennifer Milligan and husband Bryan, Jami Smith and husband Brett, Tyler Bise, Miles Umstattd and wife Emily, Corbin Umstattd and wife Lauren, Drew McGrath and wife Crystal, Brian Horn and wife Kelley, Cori Hutchens and companion Larry Lambeth, and Keith Horn, 23 great-grandchildren, brother Jim Leach and wife Judy and their children, Dani Butowsky and husband Ed, and Cami Hayduk and husband Brian, as well as her brother-in-law Don LeNeve and his wife JoAnn and their daughter Tamee Heiman and husband Doug. Judith also leaves behind many dear friends.

Obituary - Margie Vera Calderwood

Margie Vera Calderwood, 88, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Meadow View of Harrisonville. No services.

Margie was born December 24, 1931 in Killeen, TX, a daughter of Ozias and Vera (Buchanan) Joiner.


Grandview man arrested in Bates County

On 2/19/20 around 8:32pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 25 year old Dalton McDaniel of Grandview, Missouri.
Mr. McDaniel was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he was later released.

Disclaimer: 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.



Two vehicle accident involving a Butler Police car

On 2/19/20 around 10:46pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Business I-49 just south of Route TT in rural Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2014 Dodge driven by 28 year old Butler Police Officer Mishon J. Clark slowed and pulled to the shoulder of the roadway, the vehicle then reentered the roadway with emergency lights activated to complete a U-turn back onto the roadway and was struck on the drivers side by a 2014 Ford driven by 28 year old Jordan H. Kunkelman of Adrian, Missouri.

Jordan H. Kunkleman sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was treated at the scene of the accident.

Officer Clark sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler for treatment of leg pain.

The vehicle's were towed from the scene of the accident by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.


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Spring 2020 Temperature and Precipitation Outlook

The Climate Prediction Center has released their Spring (March-May) Outlook. For the local area, the main concern is for increased chances for above normal precipitation here and in much of the upstream Missouri River Basin...particularly with the river running 150-250% of normal already. This leads to a heightened concern for flooding across the area this Spring.




Stolen Motorcycle In Rich Hill

On February 19, 2020 a Bates County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a residence on Park street in Rich Hill, MO to take a report of a stolen motorcycle. 

The victim stated that he woke up around 12:30 a.m. and noticed that he had left the garage door open. His 2006 Suzuki motorcycle was missing from the garage. The motorcycle is yellow in color with a blue seat. It has a 50cc motor.

A copy of the report will be forwarded to the Rich Hill Police Department for further investigation.