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Monday, February 24, 2020

Schell City woman seriously injured in St. Clair County rollover accident

On 2/24/20 around 11:40am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route Y around 6 miles north of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 29 year old Brandi M. Maus of Schell City, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned ejecting the driver.

Brandi M. Maus sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by Bray's Towing of Osceola, Missouri.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Harrisonville man Injured in Cass County rollover accident

On 2/24/20 around 2:08pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on the south outer road of 307th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Honda driven by 49 year old Michael T. Brewster of Harrisonville, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Mr. Brewster sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by Miller's Tow.

Copyright Mid America Live News 

Obituary - Barbara Jean Allen

Barbara Jean Allen, 85 of Butler, Missouri passed away on February 21, 2020 at Medicalodge in Butler, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held prior services on Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm also at the funeral home. 

Burial will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Medicalodge Activity fund. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Born Barbara Jean Luppens on March 23, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Francis and Mabel Ross Luppens. Mrs. Allen, a long time Bates county resident, whom along with her late husband, Scott William Allen, owned and operated an award-winning Adrian milk farm. 

For years Barbara was active in the Eastern Star organization, rising to the distinction of District Deputy Grand Matron. She had three sisters, Lavon Test, Blanche Harding, and Darlene Thompson, all of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves her brother-in-law, Clyde Thompson of Adrian Missouri, several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Semi truck rollover in Barton County

The Barton County 911 center received a call of a semi truck rollover accident on 126 hwy and just east of M hwy. 

First responders from the Liberal fire department and Barton County ambulance responded to the scene. At this time we have no information on injuries. 

The accident is being investigated by the Missouri state highway patrol. Please if you're driving in the area of the accident drive with caution.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2nd-6th

Missouri’s 2020 statewide tornado drill will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. In case of severe weather on the day of the drill, it will be moved to Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. 

This is an opportunity for Missourians to practice their sheltering plans and ensure readiness in case of a severe weather emergency while at home, work or school.

Learn how you can participate.

Road Construction in Clinton

TRAFFIC ALERT: Missouri Route 18 (Ohio Street) in Clinton CLOSED for Tree Removal Feb. 27

What: Missouri Route 18 (Ohio Street) in Clinton CLOSED for tree removal between 9th Street and Missouri Avenue

When: 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday Feb. 27

Why: Contractor crews removing large tree, dropping limbs and debris onto highway

Traffic Impacts:

All lanes of Route 18 (Ohio Street) CLOSED 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.

Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the closed highway
Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.

Darlene Arndt Celebration of Life set for March 1st

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 2-4pm at the Frontier Village in Adrian, MO for Darlene Marie (Jadlot) Arndt .

In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Darlene's honor to the Western Missouri Antique Tractor &Machinery Association."

Updated Obituary - Amanda Jeanne Guggisberg

Amanda Jeanne Guggisberg, 33, of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at her home. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Lung Association in Amanda’s name.

Amanda was born on June 3, 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Larry and Jackie (Braden) Guggisberg. She was a graduate of Harrisonville High School Class of 2002. After high school, she spent most of her career as a CNA in various nursing homes throughout the area when her health would allow her to work, as she battled with a lung condition most of her life. Amanda’s greatest achievement was being a mother to her two children as they loved to go swimming together or take a trip to the local park to play. She will be remembered for her collection of panda bears.

Amanda was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather. She is survived by her parents: Larry and Jackie Guggisberg of East Lynne; her children: Lyniah Marie and Lamar Jarell “LJ”; her brother, Jason Guggisberg; her paternal grandmother, Donna Guggisberg; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Archie Gun and Knife Show

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 

The Archie Gun and Knife Show is set for February 28th, 29th and March 1st at the Archie Community Center. 

The show hours are Friday 4-8, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-2, $5 per day, veterans with ID and kids under 10 are free.

Enjoy a steak dinner on Friday night and tenderloins on Saturday. There will be a knife sharpener on hand to sharpen knives.

For more information, contact Allen Page, 660-679-1360

Archie District Basketball Tournament Information

The District Tournament being held at the Archie R-V School District this week is officially a MSHSAA sanctioned event, therefore admission for all students, adults and senior citizens will be $5 per MSHSAA regulations. 

The only patrons admitted to the event without pay are required to be on a district generated pass list.

Obituary - Diane T. Darlington

Diane T.Darlington, 73, of Bronaugh passed away on Friday February 21, 2020. Diane was born July 29, 1946 in Bridgeport, CT. Diane graduated from Las Vegas High School Las Vegas, NV. 

She lived in Sarasota, FL, Ft. Collins, CO until 1980, Houston, TX and in 1990 moved to Bronaugh with her husband, Richard “Rick” Darlington. Diane had a big heart and loved all the beauty the outdoors had to offer. She enjoyed crafts, cross stitching, cooking and being the woman of the house.

In addition to her husband, Rick, she is survived by two sons: Scott Dudley Folsom (Micaela) and Alexander Guy Folsom, both of Grand Junction, CO; step-daughter, Liesel Renae Perez (Rodell); Ft. Worth, TX; granddaughter, Autumn Rae Diane Folsom of Grand Junction, CO; step-grandchildren, Landon Perez and Gabrial Perez; sister, Eileen Ackworth; extended family and special friends. There is a private family Memorial Service planned.

Stolen truck in Amsterdam

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a stolen white in color Ford F-150 with New Castle Homes written on the doors.

The vehicle was last seen in the Amsterdam area of Bates County.

If you see this vehicle please contact the Bates County Sheriff's Office at 6606793232.

Thank you for the assistance the vehicle has been located 

Obituary - Noble E. Davis

Noble E. Davis, age 82, of Peculiar, Missouri, formerly of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, surrounded by his loving family.

A celebration of Noble’s life will be held at a later time.

Noble was born in Warrensburg, Missouri on September 15, 1937. He was the son of Noble Lawrence Davis and Elvira Marie (Lindeman) Davis. After graduating high school, Noble continued his education at the University of Kansas. He went on to establish an honorable career with Hallmark for forty-two years as a Graphic Engineer. In the summer of 1958, he was joined in marriage with his loving wife, Elizabeth “Jody” (Oberly) Davis on the twelfth day of July. Together they were blessed with two daughters Sharon and Kimberly. However, this was only the beginning of Noble’s life blessings, he and Jody later were blessed with grandchildren. Noble loved his career and had a passion for cars but it was family that mattered most to him. As a loving, supportive father and grandfather, he consistently provided his family a helping hand, wise counsel and attended all the important events in their lives. His selfless demeanor defined him.

Noble was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Elvira Davis, and infant brother, Lawrence Davis.

He is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Elizabeth “Jody” Davis; two daughters, Sharon J. Carney and Kimberly J. Kieffer (David); and seven grandchildren, Jason, Jonathan, Jordan, and Jantz Carney, Kelly Kieffer Sohasky, and Lauren and Andrew Kieffer.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration In Adrian

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration
March 2 @ 9:00 a.m.
Stories and Crafts for preschool-age children!
Adrian Community Library
116 E. Main

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Meet and Greet

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Butler is hosting a “meet &greet” for our Pastor Chris Deines.

His last day with us is March 8th and he will be serving a Congregation in Kansas.

We are hosting a “meet and greet” on Saturday March 7th from 1 til 3 at St Matthew Church located at S. Fulton & Atkinson in Butler.

Please come to say good bye and wish him well. Enjoy some cake with him.

Hume Community News 2/24/20

The community of Hume was saddened by the loss of one of our long time community members, Bob King. I have many fond memories growing up and staying at their house. 

Bob started and organized the County-Line 4-H club 50 years ago and many children have benefited from this endeavor. He was a very active member of our community. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed no only by his family, but his Church family and friends.

The Hume RVIII School Kindergarten Round-up, Preschool Enrollment and Early Childhood Screening will be held March 5th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please call 660-643-7411 for an appointment and more information on what you need to bring with you. Children must be 3 years old before August 1, 2020 to enroll in Preschool. Maximum of 20(possibly only 10 students) will be accepted into preschool program on a first come, first serve bases with Priority given to in-district students that are 4 years old before August 1, 2020. Children must be 5 years old before August 1, 2020 to enroll in Kindergarten.

Several enjoyed the Ladies Winter Tea held at the Christian Church on Sunday. A wonderful devotion was presented by Kristy Brooks. Delicious snacks were enjoyed and goody plates were made to be delivered to several in the community.

The Hume school will present the play “Sleepy Hollow” on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday March 22 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are going fast to please call 660-643-7411 for information on how to obtain your tickets for the play.

Courtesy of Karen Irwin

Burglary reported in Nevada

Power Outage in Montrose

Montrose School is experiencing a power outage. KCP&L has been made aware of the outage. We only have 1 working phone line, so if you need to get a message to the school, keep trying or send a text. We’ll update everyone when the power comes back on. - 

Vote Brenda Cecil For Ward 2 Butler City Council

Brenda Cecil is asking for your vote for Ward 2 Butler City Council on April 7th! 

A little background on Brenda… Being a graduate of Missouri Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, I was afforded the opportunity to work for the State of Missouri at the Rich Hill Youth Development Center for 17 years. 

While working at the Center, I led a group of 12 teenage boys and a professional staff team of 10 youth specialists. Other experiences include teaching, counseling, fire service, emergency management, running my own business, and various other service industry jobs. I have learned a lot about myself and others from each of these experiences and have become proficient at most everything I have put my hand to. 

I don't quit. Through all of my experiences, I have developed a strong inclination toward helping people as well as the skills for leadership and decision making. These are the skills and experiences that I will bring with me as a member of your City Council. Have a great day! - Courtesy of Brenda Cecil 

Rain... Then periods of snow Tuesday - Wednesday

Rain today...periods of snow Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning, with rain/snow mix during the day on Tuesday. Less than an inch of snow for KC Metro area, higher amounts northeast Missouri.

Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report February 17th, 2020 thru February 23rd, 2020

February 17th, 2020

Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson seeks re-election

To the Citizens of Bates County. Over the last several months I have fielded many questions about my decision to run for Sheriff. On Tuesday February 25th, I will officially sign up to seek re-election as your Sheriff. I have dedicated my whole career in law enforcement here in Bates County. I have had the honor of serving as your Sheriff since 2009. I have over 20 plus years of experience in law enforcement and look forward to continuing my career in Bates County. Since 2009, we have made major strides at the Sheriff's Office to bring quality law enforcement to the community. We have built a Sheriff's Office that the community can be proud of. We have improved the quality of service by training our employees with top of the line continued education courses, updated all the technology for deputies and detention officers, and provided top of the line equipment to provide our staff the tools needed in our line of work.

Since 2009, I have tasked all employees to continue to look for ways to run efficient and effective. By continuing to review the process in what we do and to seek out better ways we are able to perform our job as efficient as possible. Every employee understands that we are to be good stewards of the tax dollars in which we are entrusted. Every year since I've taken office, we have ended each year under budget. This has resulted in saving our tax payers millions of dollars.

I consider myself a God fearing man and a Constitutional Sheriff. I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and pledge to continue to support the rights of law abiding citizens. I have been a Sheriff that serves ALL the citizens of Bates County and have represented our voices to Jefferson City law makers. My wife and I have raised our children in Bates County and have invested personal finances in this community to help do more to improve the community.

If given the opportunity to continue to serve the Citizens of Bates County, I will continue to be fiscally responsible with our budget. I will continue to move the Sheriff's Office in a positive manner. I will continue to recruit, retain and train good employees so that we can continue offering the best services we can. I will continue to research and improve the technology that is available to law enforcement to better serve our citizens. I will continue to look for ways to put more Deputies in your neighborhoods on patrol. I will work with other law enforcement agencies, other office holders and other stake holders to better our community.

I believe I have been an honest and transparent Sheriff. I believe I have been the leader, mentor and professional that the citizens expect of our Sheriff. No matter what your politics are, I would like to ask for your continued support and vote in this years election.

Sheriff Chad Anderson