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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Amsterdam Jubilee would like to announce the 2020 Grand Marshal Leona Hale

The Amsterdam Jubilee would like to announce the 2020 Grand Marshal Leona Hale. Leona has been a resident of Amsterdam for 28 years and has been a female business owner in Amsterdam for 27 years. 

She has 2 children 1 son Dr Richard Hale and 1 daughter Lori Beckman 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, boating, and traveling.

She would like to thank all her customers who have kept her business going strong in Amsterdam.


One in critical condition after house fire in Clinton

08/08/2020: The Clinton Fire Department responded to 1600 North Water Street, Lot #66 this morning at 12:33am on a reported structure fire.

Fire crews arrived on scene to find the residence full of smoke and were informed the occupant may still be in the home. 

A sole resident of the home was located inside the residence and rescued from the home by fire crews. 

The victim was transported by GVMH Ambulance crews to a Kansas City Regional hospital in critical condition.

A formal press release will be released on Monday, August 10th.

Obituary - Karl Walter Lehmann

Karl Walter Lehmann 76, of Nevada passed away on Thursday August 6, 2020 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.

Karl was born July 3, 1944 in Karlruhe, Germany the son of Karl Glaiser and Hedwig Louise Lehmann. He was raised in the Milo area by Elmo and Hedwig Pilcher and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1962. Karl served with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. 

Following an Honorable Discharge, Karl returned to Vernon County where he farmed and raised livestock all his life. He also owned and operated Karl’s Garage sixty plus years. Karl held a pilot’s license to operate helicopters and airplanes, a P.I. license and a locksmith’s license. Karl raced cars in his younger years and was a man of many trades and talents.

Karl is survived by his companion Trudy Smith of the home; children, Robert Lehmann, Nevada, Kandi Gendron (Wayne) NC, Michael Lehmann (Karen) Nixa, MO, and Regina Lehmann-Bennett, Seymour, MO; Numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; sister, Malita Roby (Kent) Milo; brother, Leroy Pilcher, Milo; sister, Mina Dressler (Daniel) Centerville, TN; sister, Mary Spencer (Jim) Hume, MO; sister, Carion Rumans (Scott);

Many nieces, nephews, extended family, and special friends.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents, by two sons, Karl Lin Lehmann and Darrell Dean Lehmann; and a sister, Gerdi Beaman.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday August 11, 2020 in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery at a later date. Military Honors will be held at the funeral home following services.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

Butler Police Department seeking public assistance

Butler Police Department is requesting the public's assistance on identifying the female subject in this photo in regards to theft. Contact us at 660-679-6131