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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Injury accident slowing traffic north of Harrisonville

Southbound I-49 is closed just north of the 291 Exit in Harrisonville due to an injury accident. Please find an alternative route.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.


The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a fatality accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-49 when one persons car broke down on the side of the road and another person stopped to help them. Both vehicles were then struck by a semi truck. 

We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this accident! We will update when we know more

This Story Has Been Updated 5/3/20 at 7:00am

Way to go Vin!

Henry County, MO Emergency Management would like to congratulate Vin Journey on being selected by the County Commissioners as the New Director of Emergency Management. Vin has served as the Deputy EM Director since August 2019, and has completed all FEMA and Missouri SEMA Training and Exercise requirements.

Listen now: Bates County Live Saturday

Obituary - Jacob Foster

A VISITATION will precede the graveside service on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The family will be present for the public to share condolences at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Missouri. Please be respectful of all in attendance being mindful of the COVID-19 regulations during this time for social distancing and numbers allowed in funeral establishments. Each person's safety and health is very important.

VISITATION/GRAVESIDE SERVICE for for Jake for those who wish to only be present at the cemetery. A short time to relay condolences to the family and then the service will be held beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 with the service being led by Pastor David Hill at Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri. Please be respectful of the COVID-19 regulations during this time. Remember social distancing for your and other's safety.

A MILITARY GRAVESIDE PRESENTATION by Montrose VFW Post #8820 and the Missouri Army Honor Guard will preceded the service.

The family requests any MEMORIAL donations be made to the Montrose Ball Association, the Montrose VFW Post #8820 or Heartland Hospice. Those donations may be left at the funeral home, sent to the funeral home or made at the time of the service.

Jacob Foster, 83, the son of George, Sr. and Eunice Leora (Frey) Foster, was born September 1, 1936 in rural Bates County. He departed this life April 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He grew up in the Appleton City area, graduating from Appleton City High School in 1954. Then he began working for H.D. Lee in clothing manufacturing for several years. Jake served in the US Army from 1959-1961, proudly serving his country. Shortly before this he married Georgia Foster on July 1, 1959, his wife of 60 years. To this union two children were born: Kevin and Jeff. After completing his military service, he began a 31year career at MODOT until his retirement.

Apart from his career, Jake’s family was the most cherished thing in his life. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren, supporting their passions and endeavors throughout their lives. Along with this, he enjoyed teasing and joking with friends and family. Jake also supported his community with his presence, where he would do anything for anyone, serving on many local boards and the volunteer fire department. Many generations of Blue Jays knew Jake would always be in the stands supporting them. He will be deeply missed by his many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: Elizabeth Foster, Joan Pullen (Elmer), Stella Jones (Glen), and George Foster, Jr. (Patty).

He is survived by his wife, Georgia; two sons, Kevin (Amy) Foster and Jeff (Michelle) Foster; one granddaughter, Abby Foster and fiancé T.J.; 3 great-grandchildren: Quinton, Jaylen Chianne; and two sisters: Dora Cole (Maynard) and Margaret Dines (A.C.); along with a large-extended communal family and many friends.

Obituary - George John Hirt Jr.

George John Hirt Jr., age 86, of Belton, Missouri, went to meet his Heavenly Father after a long battle with health issues on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at St. Sabina Catholic Church.

George was born in Fairmount, Missouri in 1933 to George Hirt Sr. and Elizabeth (Schuler) Hirt. George served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and later received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of St. Louis. George worked as a managing engineer for Black and Veatch for forty-three years before retiring as a Managing Partner.

In 1956 George and Norma J. (Waterworth) were joined in marriage. Together they were blessed with four children, Chris, Vicki, Marc, and Stacy.

He leaves behind his loving wife of sixty-two years, Norma J. Hirt; three children, Vicki Jones, Marc Hirt and Stacy Brown; six grandchildren, Jeremy Jones, Tara Orstad, Ali Hirt, Georgia Brown, Lizzie Brown and Gus Brown; and eleven great grandchildren, Aurora, North, Elle, Scarlett, Liv, Avery, Montana, Mickey, Izabelle, Luke and Lauren.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Scattered Thunderstoms Tonight: Likely not severe

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible later tonight after 10 pm across the area. Some storms, mainly south of I-70 could see some quarter-sized hail. Rumbles of thunder may stick around into the morning hours on Sunday.

Amsterdam woman escapes injury in Henry County accident

On 5/2/20 around 5:40am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with Henry County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Route C just north of Missouri 7 Highway in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2016 Jeep driven by 29 year old Brandy Perkins of Amsterdam,Missouri was struck in the rear by a 2003 Honda Motorcycle driven by 33 year old Corey M. Testerman of Warsaw, Missouri as she slowed for a vehicle that was parked off the roadway.

Mr. Testerman sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by EMS to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicles sustained damages in this accident.

Shots fired in police pursuit in Miami County Kansas

Early yesterday morning a Miami County Kansas Sheriffs Deputy was shot at during a pursuit. We are thankful no one was injured and the suspect was taken into custody.