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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Summer Temperatures Return Tuesday...



For those of you who like it hot, we have the forecast for you! Summer temperatures are just around the corner...like Tuesday.

But really, please take it easy. Given the cool spring, we haven't had a chance to adjust to 90° temps and heat indices in the lower 90s quite yet. Drink plenty of water and take plenty of breaks if outside for any extended amount of time.

Obituary - Roger Paul Myers

Roger Paul Myers age 79 of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his home surrounded with family and love.

Services are pending under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Service times and a complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.


Harrisonville Police Seeking Public Assistance

The Harrisonville Police Department is again asking for help in identifying some suspects. 

These two individuals helped themselves to over $500 in merchandise from Walgreens and per management they’ve conducted similar activities in at least two other jurisdictions.

If you have any information please call Officer Jacobs at 816-380-8940.



Stolen vehicle in Barton County

Today the Barton County Sheriffs Office took a stolen vehicle report for William Griffitt and his son Aaron Griffitt. The truck is a 99 white in color ford f-350 long bed wit a fifth wheel attachment in the bed. It had the name DEB on the driver's door and blue pin striping down the side. 

The truck also has a Mo license plate number of 42A2MF. Items in the truck was a red craftsman tool box in the back seat and a folding latter in the bed. The truck is thought to be stolen between the times of 5am to 6am on todays date.

If anyone has any information on this vehicle please contact the Barton County Sheriffs Office at 417-682-5515. Thanks

Missouri State Parks now open

Missouri State Parks OPEN.

Our parks are experiencing record crowds as people take time to enjoy the great outdoors. We ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation as we implement measures to minimize congestion and maintain social distancing at our facilities.

All visitors must remain diligent and come prepared to enjoy the outdoors responsibly by following the guidance from our Show Me Strong Recovery Plan and the CDC:
• Keep a minimum distance of six feet between you and others.
• Avoid crowded areas and groups of people.
• Stay close-to-home and travel with only those from your household.
• Wash your hands often.
• Come prepared and carry hand sanitizers, soaps, wipes and water.
• Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
• Avoid touching your face, handshakes and hugs.
• Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
• Pack out what you pack in.
• Be kind and considerate of others.
• Most importantly, stay home if you are sick.

Visitors are encouraged to visit mostateparks.com to find a park close-to-home and to check for individual park advisories before heading to the park.

Vote Doncella Liggins for Ward 2 Butler City Council



Anissa Harris for Butler R-V School Board

June 2nd is quickly approaching and there are some choices to be made on the ballot. I am up for election as a candidate for Butler R-V School Board. Let's get out and vote on June 2nd. I would appreciate your vote. 

My name is Anissa Harris and I am currently running for the Butler R-V School Board. I am not very good at advertising or campaigning so I thought I would just cut straight to the chase and tell you who I am and who I am not.

I was born and raised in Butler, Missouri. Graduated in 1996 from Butler High School and have a lot of great memories from my time spent in school and some maybe I should try and hit the delete button on. After living a few places throughout Missouri, I decided that Butler was indeed where I wanted to come back and live my adult life. 


I am married to Brian Harris who is from Bates County and works in Management at the Distribution Center for Walmart in Harrisonville. I have two daughters that are students in the Butler R-V school district and also two bonus kids that have already graduated from their high schools and started their own adult lives. I graduated from then Central Missouri State University, now UCM, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. 

I work for the State of Missouri as a Juvenile Officer for the 27th Circuit (Bates, Henry and St. Clair counties) and my office is in Butler. I have been in this position since 2009, however I have been with the Juvenile Office since 2003. Prior to that, I was a school social worker for a neighboring district. From the time I graduated college, I started my journey of being in “the kid business”.

The business of looking out for the best interest of the child. Making decisions, formulating plans, working as a team, and doing all I can from my side to see that each child and/or family I come in contact with has every chance to succeed.

I have been on the Butler R-V School board for one term. I have learned quite a bit about how policies work, how the budget comes together, how concerns are brought to the attention of not only administration but the board itself, and how we all come together to find solutions that benefit the district and kids as a whole. I am not done. I feel that I have more to learn, more to give back to my school that gave to me, more to give to the kids, the community and the staff of the district.

Now as for what I am not. I am not afraid of a challenge. I am not afraid of conflict nor am I afraid to stand up for what I believe is right or wrong. If you have ever had a conversation with me, you know that I do not mince words much and you will know where you stand with me. I am a definite supporter that people can agree to disagree while still holding firm to their own beliefs. We can debate and come to a resolution and still go to lunch later. We all should have a common goal - kids, education, staff and the district as a whole. I believe in transparency. I will always answer questions through my job to the best of my ability and if I do not know the answer, I will find it or find someone who does and pass the knowledge on.

I apply that to every aspect of my life. I am always eager to learn. Learn about laws, policies, statutes, guidelines, etc. The more I know, the more I grow.

I am asking for your vote on June 2nd to elect me, Anissa Harris, to be on the Butler R-V School Board. It is my pleasure to be on this board.

Thank you -
Anissa Harris



Obituary - Carol Ann Seleman

Carol Ann Seleman, 77, of Creighton, Missouri departed this life on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by love and family.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Terry Seleman of the home; two sons, Paul Seleman and wife Marsha, Harrisonville, Missouri, Marty Seleman and wife Loretta, Garden City, Missouri; a daughter, Ginny Seleman and companion Calvin Luethe, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Kayla, Cassandra, Austin and Christopher; three great-grandchildren, Dallas, Mason and Skylar; a sister, Peggy Walters and husband Raymond, Lexington, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date.

Meet and greet underway now on the Butler square

A meet and greet is underway at this time at the gazebo on the southeast side of the Butler Square at this time for Butler City Council Candidates Timothy Young (Ward 1) and Brenda Cecil (Ward 2).

Come and enjoy some Koehn Bakery donuts and feel free to bring any questions or ideas you may have.

Nevada Speedway 1,000$ to win pure stock race set for tonight!

1,000$ TO WIN PURE STOCKS TONIGHT AT NEVADA SPEEDWAY! 

**PLEASE NOTE STREET STOCKS WILL BE OFF THIS NIGHT.**

Mini Stocks, Midwest Mods, B-Mods, and Late Models will also be in action.

Gates open at 4:30
Driver Cutoff at 6:30
Hot Laps at 7:00
Racing at 7:30

General Admission
Adults $12
Kids 6-12 $5
Kids under 6 Free

Pit Passes
Drivers $35
Pure Stock Drivers $50 (this is your pit pass and entrée fee)
Kids 6-12 $15
Kids under 6 Free

Nevada Speedway Pure Stock rules apply for this race!!! Feel free to send us a message and we'll get you in contact with our tech officials for any questions you might have.


Garage Sale Today in Butler

Garage Sale TODAY from 8am-? 407 S. High Street Butler. Girls clothes sizes 3 months to 2T, Boys clothes from Newborn to size 5. 

Women’s and Men’s name brand clothing. Lots of Nike and Under Armour for kids. Home decor and some furniture! LOTS OF 1$ ITEMS 


Join us and celebrate the Grand Opening of Shiver Ice Hiuse in Harrisonville!

Join us and celebrate the Grand Opening of Shivers in Harrisonville!
June 5th @ 6pm we will open the doors on the very first Shivers without wheels. Located on the Historic Square in Artisan's Corner on Wall Street.
With the added space of a building and new Dole Whip machine, we can now offer 2 flavors of whip (🍍pineapple & 🍒cherry for opening weekend) and you can get them in a twist, cup, cone or float!
Yes, we are also bringing back our fresh pineapple whip cookie sandwiches because they are amazing!