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Friday, December 11, 2020

The Museum Minute: This Day in History


This Week in History According to Eddie Herrman’s Archives

December 11th – 17th in the year…


December 11, 1882 – The long awaited opening of the Walton Opera House features the may Wheeler company in the play, “Engaged.” Before the play, Judge Lelfer addresses the full house and the Young Men of Butler present William Walton with a fine, gold headed walking stick.  (The walking stick is part of the Museum’s collections and is on display)

December 12, 1901 – George Falloon, who has amassed several thousand acres of land, southwest of Adrian, comes to Bates County to take charge and live there.  He will make improvements on the ranch to be called ‘Falloon Heights’.  (Young’s Mansion)

December 13, 1861 – The former Bates Co Courthouse is burned at Papinville by Union troops, from Kansas, commanded by Senator Jim Lane. 

December 14, 1883 – The Cumberland Presbyterians have $ 1,500 raised toward the building of their new church at the corner of Pine & Fulton streets in Butler.

December 15, 1887 – Carrie Nation, renowned anti-liquor crusader, leads a parade of booze foes around the Butler square.  She also speaks at some of the local churches. (A photograph of the march around the square is on display at the Museum, and a Carrie Nation, ‘hatchet pin’ and her autobiography)

December 16, 1877 – Mrs. Divan, who was being held in the Bates Co jail, in Butler, for operating a ‘bawdy house’ in Rockville, is freed by some cohorts who beat down the door with sledge hammers.

December 17, 1890 – The ladies of Rich Hill hold a grand entertainment, the proceeds going to the building of a home for the destitute ex-Confederate soldiers of Missouri, and their wives an orphans.  Dinner at 11:30 am and Supper at 6 pm. Tickets 25 cents for each meal.  (The Confederate Home is located in Higginsville)

Butler Bears Basketball News 12/11/20

The Butler Bears cap off Senior Night with a 69-56 win over a tough Archie team. Layton Gabriel led the team in scoring with 13 points. As a team, we had 15 assists to our 24 made field goals.

JV goes positive in 2 quarters of action with a 24-21 score.

We welcome district opponent Adrian to the Bears’ Den tonight 12/12. JV girls’ start the action with tip-off at 5:00pm.

Obituary - A'Rayah Lorraine-Jade Lukecart

A'Rayah Lorraine-Jane Lukecart became one of God's little angels on December 6, 2020. You were Mommy's whole world. I don't know why God took you from us so early, but he has a plan for everything. 

Even as much as you are loved by so many people you were perfect for this earthly Mommy, and your two brothers love you more than words can explain and will forever hold you close to our hearts! 

Surviving are her Mommy and Daddy, Destiny Lukecart and Anthony Roberts; two older brothers, Aaron Lukecart and Amarion Lukecart-Jacobs; Grandpa, Kevin Jacobs; and Grandmas, Tamy Lukecart and April Jacobs; and her uncle, Dalton Lukecart. Greeting her in heaven was her uncle, Dakota Lukecart.


Way to go Clinton Cardinals!

Once again, our community and school staff have come through for the children of Clinton! Our goal was to raise $1,000 for the Bright Futures Angel Tree, and in less than 3 days we surpassed this goal. Thank you to all who gave!

The Clinton Technical School teachers below will hold up their end of the bargain by allowing their heads to be shaved today!

Join us here at 2:00 this afternoon for a Facebook Live video to see these amazing gentlemen demonstrate just how big their hearts are for our Cardinals!


#CardinalPride


Obituary - Irene Holland

Irene Holland, age 74 of Belton, Missouri passed away peacefully from Covid-19 on December 9, 2020. She was born September 23, 1946 in Ulvah, Kentucky, to the late Corbett and Mattie (Sexton) Campbell. She is survived by her husband Horace Richard Holland of 53 years and they married on August 5, 1967 in Rushville, Indiana.

Irene enjoyed sitting on her back porch swing every evening watching the birds and looking for her favorite bird the Baltimore Oriole. She also loved Christmas time, decorating her house and making treats for the holidays. Irene worked for Jones Store (Macy’s) as the manager of security for 25 years then happily retired. Among Irene's many accomplishments she took the time to enjoy traveling to 45 states and gardening; especially roses in honor of her mother. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her daughter Shelley Graves of Belton, Missouri and son Richard (Tera) Holland of Overland Park, Kansas along with her grandchildren Taylor (Ethan) Fulghum, Seth Smith, Morgan Graves, Parker Graves, and one great-grandchild, Luke Fulghum.

Irene is also preceded in death by her sisters, Viola (Jo) Yazel, Laura Holland, Jackie Ward, and Lonnie Reams; brothers: Clifford Campbell, Eugene Campbell, and Emmett Campbell.

Due to COVID 19 the service will be a private family viewing and will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore, Missouri (612 W Foxwood Dr, Raymore, MO 64083) followed by cremation. With any thoughtful considerations please send to the address of the funeral home.

The family of Irene Holland wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love and kindness shown to them during this time of bereavement.

Proverbs 31:31
Honor her for all that her hands have done…



More like December


Periods of rain will continue for much of the day. By tonight into early Saturday, precipitation will transition to snow across northwest Missouri and far northeast Kansas. Accumulations of 1-2 inches are expected in far northwest Missouri, closest to the Iowa and Nebraska border.