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Thursday, June 18, 2020

KC Wolf will be in the Rich Hill 4th of July Parade

He called today...and he's gonna' be here again, at Rich Hill's "Famous for the 4th" parade!!! 

- Courtesy of Larry Hacker Southern Commissioner of Bates County 

Updated Obituary - Edna Hardinger

Edna Hardinger, 84 of Kansas City, formerly of Butler, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Butler Presbyterian Church. There will be no visitation. Private family burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Services will also be available virtually via Facebook Live and on Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Edna fought heart disease for many years prior to her death. Many believe she refused to succumb all those years in order to care for her husband, a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. In the end, she was not strong enough to fight off the COVID-19 virus that has taken the lives of so many.

Edna and Charlie celebrated 50 years of marriage in December of 2019. They resided most recently at Independence Manor Care Center in Independence, Missouri. Though Coronavirus prevented us from enjoying face-to-face visits, we could see their happiness at being together during window visitation. Staff described them as a “cute couple” that would hold hands as they watched television together.

An avid reader, Edna always had a book on her coffee table or nightstand. Having worked as a legal professional, she was particularly fond of John Grisham and Scott Turow novels. Later in life, Edna’s love of reading led her to become a Bible scholar. She used this knowledge to the benefit of Butler Presbyterian Church in Butler, Missouri where she and Charlie were long-time members.
Always generous, Edna loved to help people. 

She was an excellent cook, known particularly for her canning skills which delivered Edna’s Famous Pickles; a delightful condiment in high demand among her friends and family. She was also a dedicated animal lover. Edna’s many pets enjoyed her deep affection and they returned that love warmly and often.

Edna’s capacity for love was shared among many friends and family over her eighty-four years. We will all remember her fondly and miss her deeply.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents Bruce and Maureen Hollar, and her brother Donald Hollar, all of Weston, Missouri. She is survived by husband Charles (Charlie) Hardinger, stepson Charles Hardinger, Jr. and dear friends Andrea & Scott Sheridan who have supported and loved Edna as a mother.

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan A Safe July Fourth Weekend!

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages Missouri’s travelers to make smart choices for a safe July Fourth holiday. The state’s wide variety of recreational opportunities are a great way to celebrate our nation’s freedoms. But, no matter what you plan for the long weekend, you can’t go wrong if you choose to follow all Missouri traffic and boating laws. It is also important to observe social distancing and other CDC guidelines related to the coronavirus, and stay home if you are ill.

During the 2019 counting period, 15 people were killed and 457 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 1,109 traffic crashes. Over the 2019 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 162 people for driving while intoxicated. In 2019, there were nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Three people drowned during last year's July Fourth holiday. Troopers made 13 boating while intoxicated arrests in 2019.

The 2020 counting period for the July Fourth holiday will be from 6 p.m., Thursday, July 2, to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2020.

The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) and Operation Dry Water over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation Dry Water specifically targets impaired vessel operators. All available troopers will be patrolling Missouri roadways and waterways to enforce traffic and boating laws, and offering assistance as needed.

Remember: Statutes direct motorists to drive with the highest degree of care. There is never a good reason to drive over the speed limit. Please be a courteous driver and follow all traffic laws. Never drink and drive, and always use a seat belt!

Missouri’s boaters are asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water. With more boats on the water, it is even more important to pay attention when operating your vessel. Never operate a vessel if you’ve consumed alcohol. Boaters need to be aware that it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel. Leave all fireworks in a safe place on shore.

Anyone needing assistance or who witnesses criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways or waterways can contact the nearest Highway Patrol troop headquarters by calling the Patrol Emergency Report Line at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. Motorists may call 1-888-275-6636 to check for road construction along their travel route.

Too many people die in traffic crashes each year in Missouri. The choices you make when you’re behind the wheel matter. Make good choices, so you’ll never have to say, “If I could just go back …”
Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

Obituary - Elli Rose Parham

Elli Rose Parham, infant daughter of Dustin and Rebecca Parham, Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, MO. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO, with visitation from 10:00-11:00.

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

Water Main Break In Harrisonville

HAPPENING NOW: Oriole Street is closed between Mechanic Street and Ridgewood Road, due to a water main break.

The Harrisonville Water Department has been called to the scene.

Please avoid this area!

New Right Choice Tire Building coming along nicely

We haven't done an update on the new shop for a while we have come a long way in the last couple of weeks but still have a ways to go.

We are almost in the dry, the window glass should be a next week and then we can start on the inside work. 

The electrical work, installing the boiler for the in floor heat, framing in the customer waiting Room and installing the fixtures and the bathrooms are all on the schedule.

The customer entrance will have some dry stack rock around it and there's a bunch of dirt work to be done.
We are excited to be able to give more customers the chance to make the Right Choice.

The new building is located next to El Charro's in Butler.

City of Harrisonville partners with USACE to host Flood Prevention Open House

The City of Harrisonville, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be holding a Flood-Prevention Open House at the Harrisonville Community Center (2400 S Jefferson Parkway) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24.

The purpose of this workshop will be to provide residents with the resources and information necessary to combat/prevent flooding on their property.

Officials from National, State and City agencies will be there, to present information and to have one-on-one conversations with residents about the issues they personally face during a flood.

During the event, each agency will have a table, spaced at least six feet from any other agency, in an effort to uphold social distancing guidelines, while allowing for interactions with residents.

All are welcome to attend.

If you have questions about the event, please contact the City’s Public Information Officer/Deputy City Clerk or (816) 380-8909.

The City of Harrisonville is committed to mitigating flood risk. Elected officials have adopted a Storm Water Management Plan and development ordinances. 

The City meets the eligibility requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). But record storms and flash floods in 2017 showed that flood risk in the city was changing. 

Therefore, the City asked for help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE) flood risk management experts. Through Silver Jackets, USAGE built new tools to conduct studies and assessments for a plan to reduce flood risk in the future. 

Working as a technical team, this information summarizes Silver Jackets completed work while pointing to future action.

Osceola man seriously injured in motorcycle wreck in St.Clair County

On 6/18/20 around 9:10am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County responded to a two vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on Missouri 13 Highway and Truman Road in rural St. Clair County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2012 Dodge Avenger driven by 49 year old Melody A. Flippo of Lowry City, Missouri pulled into the path and struck the 2012 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by 63 year old James D. Dorrell of Osceola, Missouri.

Mr. Dorrell sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Citizen's Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri for treatment.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene of the accident by Bray's Towing of Osceola, Missouri.

Obituary - Louise Wiedner

Louise Wiedner, age 83, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was born on January 16, 1937 in Pleasanton, Kansas the daughter of Frank and Margaret Hazelbaker Wood. She was united in marriage to Virgil Wiedner on February 18, 1955 in Kansas City, Kansas. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2012. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Wood, and two sisters, Jean Baldwin and Madge Hennick. Louise was a homemaker, a member of the Pleasanton Church of the Nazarene and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed watching birds and being outdoors. 

 Louise is survived by a daughter, Michelle Louise Bull, a son Michael Lee Wiedner, a sister, Mary Newton, two grandsons, Jeremiah and Mark Bull, and three great grandchildren, Brennan, Emma and Grace Bull.

Celebration of Life 2pm Saturday, June 20, 2020 Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday, June 19 at the Schneider Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions are suggested to Kanasas Special Olympics, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Online condolences can be left at

Obituary - Jimmy D. “Jim” Whistle

Jim passed from this life peacefully on June 16, 2020. He was surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Caraway, AR. Nov. 1944. Jim spent his childhood with his grandparents, Otto and Margaret. Jim learned the value of hard work, “at a very young age”, working in the family business and on local farms.

Jim began working in the concrete industry in 1963. Jim founded Whistle Redi-Mix in 1987. Whistle Redi-Mix currently operates four locations. The family intends to continue Jim’s legacy, operating the business while upholding the values instilled by their father.

Jim was preceded in death by, his wife, Kristina Whistle and his parents, Bob Whistle and Floyce Moore.

Jim is survived by his wife, Viki Carol (Hodges) Whistle of the home; his sons, James “Chip” Whistle of South Haven, MS., Robert Whistle of Pleasant Hill, MO., Michael Whistle & wife Debra of Pleasant Hill, MO., Eric Hawkins of Fenton, MO., Ryan Whistle & wife Brooke of Pleasant Hill, MO., and Justin Whistle of Pleasant Hill, MO; his daughters, Ellen Spangler & husband William of Neosho, MO., Jennifer Kershner & husband Jim of Zionsville, IN., Sarah (Sharp) Green of Lee’s Summit, MO., Rachel Kauffman & husband Derek of Pleasant Hill, MO. and Jessica Hale & husband Josh of Lee’s Summit, MO; his siblings, Cheryl Wantland of St Louis, MO., Kim Bramell of Urich, MO., Cynthia Whistle of Norman, OK., Gerald Whistle of Hot Springs, AR., Rodney Whistle of Walnut Ridge, AR., Rickey Whistle of Arkadelphia, AR. And Michael Moore of Urich, MO. Jim, AKA Pop-Pop, is loved by 23 grandchildren and 8 (and ¾) great grandchildren.

Jim supported his local community and was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Jim’s compassion and generosity touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service in “Loving Memory of Jimmy D. “Jim” Whistle”, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday., June 24, 2020 at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 1300 Lexington Road, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 1300 Lexington, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080.

Adrian Lions Club Fireworks coming soon!

Adrian Lions Club Fireworks coming soon!

New location - Former McCurry Trailer Sales, 13196 NW County Rd 31, Adrian, MO

Hours: Monday - Friday, Noon to 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm

Now accepting most major debit & credit cards.

From the Henry County Circuit Court Clerk's Office

Please be advised that in as much as Chief Justice Draper has authorized the closing of all state judicial offices at noon on Friday, June 19, 2020, to allow employees time to reflect on recent events as well as the Juneteenth holiday - the anniversary of the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the former Confederate States of America and at the discretion of the Presiding Judge, be it known that all Courts in the 27th Judicial Circuit will close at noon on Friday, June 19, 2020.
/s/ M. Brandon Baker
Presiding Judge
27th Circuit

Huge Three Family Garage Sale in rural Butler

Huge Three Family Garage Sale at 3692 NE State Route H Butler, MO 64730 on Friday, June 19th (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Saturday, June 20th (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Many great items at a great price!

Peculiar woman injured in Cass County Crash

On 6/18/20 around 9:20am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Route Y just east of 239th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 GMC driven by 45 year old Bobbi J. Black of Peculiar, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck an embankment.

Bobbi J. Black sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment. 

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of the crash by J's Southland Tow.

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Stolen truck out of LaCygne Kansas

Anyone seen this missing Ford truck? It was stolen last night/ early this morning in LaCygne,Kansas.

If you see this vehicle or have any information on the whereabouts of this vehicle please contact your local law enforcement. 

Rain possible in the next couple days

Looking forward to the weekend? A hot Thursday leads to a cooler but wet Friday and Saturday. Rain should clear out on Sunday.

19th Annual Rich Hill Famous for the 4th Car Show

Rich Hill 4th of July Car Show Information:

Due to the ever changing social distancing guidelines, uncertainty surrounding them, and the potential for changes, we have decided that we will have the 19th Annual Car Show this year, but there will be some changes for this year only. 

As preparations were not possible because of the chance of not being able to have the show, we will not have any registration fees this year and there will be no judging or awards handed out, just come out, hang out, and have a great time showing off your rides. 

Please share to get the word out as this along with everything else this year has changed to fit in with our ever changing world. I hope to see you all there. Thank you!

Rich Hill 4th of July set to go!

We will have a 4th of July Celebration!!

We encourage social distancing during the celebration.

The schedule below is subject to change. Any changes will be posted here on our Facebook page.

No candy, handouts, flyers or any other materials will be allowed to be thrown or distributed during the parade.

June 30th
7:30 pm 5k Registration 7th and Park Ave
No fee, just dress patriotic and participate
8 pm Patriotic 5k

July 1
6:30 pm Baby Contest Registration (up to 18 months
with clothes)
7 pm Baby Contest sponsored by Swopes Drive In
8 pm Talent Contest (call Sue 395-2150 to enter)
Sponsored by Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic

July 2
4 pm Badmitton Registration
4:30 pm Badmitton Tournament SE West Park
Sponsored by Christmas Elves
6:30-7:30 Paula Newman & Linda Brewer Smith
7pm Pie Contest (drop off pies Methodist church
7:30 pm Pie Auction Sponsored by Citizens Bank

July 3 

7 pm Co-Ed Sand Volleyball tournament (call Luke
Tourtillott 660-464-0900) East Park
7-9 pm Isaac Kenneth Band
9 pm Street Dance by Moodaddy Entertainment

July 4 

11 am Car show (no registration fees, no trophies)
in West Park weather permitting
Sponsored by H3 Grafix
2 pm Parade Registration Park Ave & McCombs
3 pm Parade Theme "Home of the Brave"
4 pm RHHS Band Peforms
4 pm RHHS FFA Cornhole Tournament NW Section
4:30 pm Flag Presentation by local Boy Scouts
4:45 pm American Legion Salute to Veterans
4:50 pm Quilt Presentation
5 pm Mr Rockwood Band
8 pm Yosh the Fire Guy performs

Fun Time Shows Carnival open daily July 1-4.
Presale wristbands at Rich Hill Citizens Bank and Rich Hill Food Fair $20, will be $25 at the gate

The carnival will provide hand sanitization posts at each ride.
They will also limit riders on rides for social distancing, provide hand wash stations and sanitize the rides while open and thoroughly clean each night.

There will be markings for lines for the food vendors and carnival for social distancing.

4th of July Committee fireworks stand is open daily starting June 20th at 5th and Walnut.

2020 Tshirts will be available for purchase at the fireworks stand. Below is a picture of the front of the white t-shirt.

Belton man seriously injured in Cass County motorcycle crash

On 6/17/20 around 11:16pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a motorcycle crash on Missouri 7 Highway just north of Sycamore Grove Road.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Honda Motorcycle driven by 55 year old Paul E. Fishell of Belton, Missouri struck a deer in the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver.

Mr. Fishell sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The bike was totaled and towed from the scene of the accident by J's Southland Tow.

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New Dollar Tree Store Now Open In Butler

The Butler Chamber of Commerce along with Butler Mayor Jim Henry took place in a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning for the new Dollar Tree Store located and Ft. Scott and Orange Street in Butler.

The much anticipated opening has been in the waits for sometime now and from what we hear on the streets kids have been saving dollars for the opening of this store! 

Dollar Tree is open from 9am-9pm Monday-Saturday and from 10am-8pm on Sunday. Come on and check it out! 

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