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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Another milestone (or two)

From the Butler Chamber of Commerce this evening

We would like to say congratulations to the following businesses on having Chamber anniversary milestones. We appreciate your continue support and dedication. Recognized during our Chamber banquet tonight:

15 years 
Butler Abstract & Title
Community Food Pantry
DSW Securities 
State Farm Insurance 

35 years 
Koehn Bakery

40 years
Corner Hardware & Plumbing
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency

60 years 
Bates County Memorial Hospital 

80 years
Butler Lions Club

85 years
Cook Insurance Agency

Congratulations. Let’s keep Butler strong!

Schapeler takes first place at state fair

Facing some tough competition, Hayden Schapeler of Rich Hill managed to score First Place at the Missouri State Fair this week with one his rams. Congrats! photo submitted

Obituary - Michael E. Sites

Michael Eugene Sites, 69, Clinton, Missouri departed this life on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

He is survived by two daughters, Angela Williams, Garden City, Missouri, Annette Hendrickson, Raytown, Missouri; 3 grandchildren, Brett, Lyndsay and Bobby; two brothers, Ralph Sites and wife Linda, Clinton, Missouri, Pat Sites and wife Sandy, Peculiar, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 17, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the funeral home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Grant Cemetery Assocation.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available

Obituary - Johnathan Dale Callison

Johnathan Dale Callison, 28, Raytown, Missouri, died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, August 20, 2020, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Burial in Bakers Grove Cemetery, Lamar, Missouri. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

Contributions may be made to the Wockland Callison Educational Fund c/o/ the Atkinson Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be added when it becomes available.

Happy birthday Allyne: 105 and going strong!

Allyne Bock Schultze was born August 17, 1915 in Appleton City and lived in Butler on her own until she was 101 years old.  She now resides at the Butler Center in Butler, MO and is celebrating her 105th Birthday!








Things are tough all over...

During these times the impact of COVID is far reaching, including financial hardship to some of our local organizations. Case in point, a lack of activity at Frontier Village in Adrian means hard times for the Western Missouri Antique Tractor And Machinery Association. In their own words: 

We had a discussion at our monthly board meeting about the status of our club, I would like to share what we talked about. We have lost everyone of our yearly income generators, we have and will have lost thousands of dollars of income that goes to pay the yearly expenses such as ins. It will be a struggle to survive and be able to put on a show next year, but WE can do it........ Our working membership has almost completely disappeared with age catching up to many of us, we have great general membership but that does not keep the grounds and buildings in good repair , but WE can fix that !!  How you ask to both questions ?  One word  YOU  !!! We need YOU now more then ever, we need YOU to become active in this group and take part in endless projects. We have the answer and YOU are the solution !     For those who would like to donate to help the club offset our operating expenses they can be sent to Bill Thurman 800 Galaxie Ave. Harrisonville,Mo. 64701 All checks should be made out to W.M.A.T.@M.A. Association, We are a not for profit org. ( and not having any problem with that this year) and have IRS status as such so all donations can be taken off your taxes, but thats between you and the IRS, we have tax exempt forms for any large donations as well ! Thanks and God bless....... Bill Thurman

Where were you in ‘62?


If you weren’t born yet, we understand. But many of our readers remember starlight nights at Sky-Vue drive in which was located near the present day Butler Bears sports complex. This flyer promotes a double feature with movies that were popular around 1962. Ah, the good old days!


Bates County Cattlemen open for business


WHERE’S THE BEEF? At the Family Center in Butler. The Bates County Cattlemen are selling sandwiches along with side and drink for lunch today. Stop by for a delicious meal!

WEMO sets guidelines for high school athletics