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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Structure Fire in rural Archie

The Central Cass Fire Department long with mutual aide from the Adrian Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire at a address of 23511 E 341st Street in rural Archie.

Please avoid this area! 


Obituary - Scott Francis Vanskike

Scott Francis Vanskike, 48, of Nevada, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at his home following a brief illness. He was born February 17, 1972 in San Francisco, California to Walter L. and Marsha A. (Vernarecci) Vanskike. On July 28, 2000 Scott married Marqui D. Cook in Redmond, Oregon and she survives of the home.

Scott grew up in Ronert Park, California and attended school there. He continued his education in Oregon, where he lived and worked until 2007, and pursued a career as a truck driver. In 2007, Scott moved to Nevada where he worked for McInroy Construction for several years and has worked at 3M for the past seven years.

In addition to his wife, Marqui, survivors include five children: Christopher Baily of Nevada, Heather Beason (Donald) of Sheldon, Missouri, Mariah Vanskike of Nevada, Walter Vanskike of Nevada, and Tylor Vanskike of Nevada; two grandchildren, Caliber Beason and Luretta Beason; one sister, Stacy Vanskike of Pennsylvania; one nephew, Troy Bridgeman of Oregon; one uncle, Bruce Vernarecci (Cindy) and their children Molly and Sarah of Oregon. Scott was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 11,2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ and Later Day Saints in Nevada at 1:00 p.m.. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Update: D Highway east of Passaic closed due to semi truck rollover

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has D Highway shut down at this time just east of I-49 in Passaic due to a semi truck rollover accident that is blocking the roadway.

The driver of the semi truck wasn't injured in this accident, however it did cause a huge mess that is blocking the roadway at this time.

Mid America Live News will continue to follow this story and provide updates at a later time.

Please AVOID this area and find a alternate route! 


Semi truck rollover accident east of Passaic

The Bates County Sheriffs Office along with Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers, Butler Fire Department and Adrian Fire Department are on scene of a one vehicle semi truck rollover accident on D Highway around 2 miles east of Passaic at this time.

The semi truck was said to be hauling toiletries and it is currently blocking the roadway at this time.

Please move over for emergency vehicles and expect delays in this wreck! Please avoid this area!

Mid America Live news will update when further information is made available to us.

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Obituary - Frances Zoe Lewis

Frances Zoe Lewis, 92, formerly of Schell City, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Sunrise of Overland Park in Overland Park Kansas.

Frances Zoe Lewis was born May 17, 1928, nine miles east of Schell City to Leslie E. and Gladys Ruth (Strader) Bowman. She graduated from Schell City High School. Frances moved to Tucson, Arizona, due to her mother’s health in 1945. She attended the 1945-1946 year at the University of Arizona. John Lewis was discharged from the Army on April 9th of 1946 and came to Tucson where they were married on May 25, 1946. She and John both received a mortuary science degree from the Gupton-Jones College for Mortuary Science in 1947. In 1954, they moved to Schell City. To this union two children were born, Anna Ruth and Frances Ava. Sadly, Anna Ruth passed away on September 23, 1995. Frances was also preceded in death by her husband John G. Lewis.

Frances was very active in the community. She served on the School Board, was a 75 year member of the Eastern Star, a member of the Modern Mother’s and the Modern Priscillas, and was a member of the White Shrine. The Lewis’ joined the Schell City Methodist Church after moving back from Metz. She helped her husband run Lewis & Son Hardware, Funeral Home, and ambulance service.

Frances is survived by one daughter, Frances Ava Murrell, six grandchildren, April Sealy, Gary Dunn, II, Brandi Ulrey, Michael Burton, John Burton, and Verla Murrell; ten great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Frances is very loved and will be missed by all.

Following a private burial at Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced by Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.



Burglary at storage sheds in Lamar

Early this morning 01/07/21, Cpl. Toby Luce was checking the Lamar Mini Storage when he noticed a door and lock that appeared slightly different than when he had checked them a few hours previously. 

Upon further investigation, Cpl. Luce found that multiple units had been broken into and located a person still inside one storage unit. 

Joseph DeLeon, 43 of Lamar Mo has been charged with 2nd degree burglary and possession of burglar tools.


Electric City Downtown Business Spotlight: Creative Clink

Creative Clink, owned by Jamie and Kyle Morgan, is a craft studio that is located on the East Side of the historic Butler Square. Creative Clink opened in September of 2019.

Upon entering you are greeted by Jamie and her mom, Michelle. Both ladies are extremely crafty and there to help you with all your crafting needs. There are so many different projects, I personally could hangout in there for days! Projects vary in difficulty and sizes.

I asked Jamie what her favorite project is, and while she stated that it’s always changing, her current favorite is the new 3D projects. Because there are so many options, the hardest part of crafting at Creative Clink is picking a project. Though, Jamie and Michelle are there to help you with anything you need. 

When talking to Jamie, it’s clear that she loves being on the square. (Jamie is also a board member here at Electric City Downtown!) When I asked Jamie her favorite part of being on the square, she said she loves that at any time of day, rain or shine, people are out and about. She also loves being in a Historic building and fixing it up.

Creative Clink is a studio that allows crafters to come in without appointment (please note that COVID policy may be different). However, Creative Clink is available to schedule appointments for parties, classes, families, private groups, clubs and social circles. To schedule an appointment, send them a message on Facebook at Creative Clink or call Jamie and Michelle at 660-679-8010.


Bates County Museum Minute : Second Week of January in the Year: Walton Opera House, Orphan Train, Gen. Shelby

Bates County Museum Minute
Jan 7, 2021


Museum Minute presents This Week in History (According to Eddie Herrman Archives)

Second Week of January in the Year: Walton Opera House, Orphan Train, Gen. Shelby


1882 - Butler financier, William E. Walton announces he will build a $25,000 opera house in Butler. 

1929 – Bates Co Sheriff Hartley and a deputy go to Kansas City and return with Dr. Howertz, thought to be the head of the gang that has been robbing Bates Co homes, stores, and the Ballard Bank. 

1902 - The Butler City Council moves to get a railroad car of cinders from Rich Hill to be used in construction of the cemetery road. 

1874 – Mr. Rose moves his mill from on the Miami Creek to the Marais des Cygnes River two miles south of Bells Mill. 

1886 – 29 boys and 8 girls, orphans from New York, arrive in Butler, to be given to different applicants in the County. The train was 2 hours late because of the blizzard in Bates County. Their ages varied from 4 to 18 and they were accompanied by Reverend Maltiere. 

1886 – Manager Sanders of the Rich Hill Opera House announces the opening day will be the 23rd with The Hoyt Comedy Troupe. The Opera House had burned on October 14, 1895. 

1875 – All six Butler ice dealers have been putting up ice this past week from surrounding creeks. 

1882 – Financier and railroad magnate Jay Gould passes through Butler at 1:30 pm on his special train of five coaches. He’s one of the owners of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. 1918 – Fish are reportedly dying by the thousands in the Walnut Creek near Hume, which feeds into the Marais des Cygnes river. 

1906 – The first house in Butler, heated by a hot water heater, is the residence of Mrs. M. S. Powers, on South Delaware St. 1875 – Flynn & Slater’s distillery is dismantled by government officials near Coleville. 1889 – Former Confederate General J. O. Shelby is arrested by his son, Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy J. M. Shelby, on a subpoena which states J. O. hadn’t paid fines from the trail of Frank James in Gallatin on August 30, 

1883 - J. O. has his receipts and when they get to Butler there is an urgent telegraph message saying there was a mistake. He had paid. /// J. O. later hired all of Butler’s attorneys, sued, and received more than his fines and lawyer fees. 

1918 – The school wagons have arrived and with the mercury at 10 degrees below zero, and the roads blanketed with snow, the oil stoves in the wagons keep the kiddies warm, going to and from the Hume School.

From the Bates County Health Center

WHEN CAN I GET VACCINATED?

At this time, the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is limited and is being allocated to front-line healthcare workers and long-term care facilities. This first phase (phase 1A) is likely to take a few months and once the State feels that those in phase 1A have been adequately vaccinated they will then allow vaccinators to go to phase 1B, etc. 

We expect that all adults wanting the vaccine should be able to be vaccinated in 2021 as the state moves from phase to phase but it will take some time.

We will pass information out once we know more.

Obituary - Glen Byron Merryfield

Graveside services for Glen B. Merryfield of Butler, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler under direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) of Butler. No visitation. Contributions to the Butler Public Library or Children's Mercy Hospital. Online condolences www.showengerdtchapel.com.

Glen Byron Merryfield, age 95 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. He was born November 11, 1925 to Caryll L. and Jessie Inis Smith Merryfield in Appleton City, Missouri.

Glen is survived by a son, David Merryfield and wife MaryAnn of Butler, Missouri; two daughters, Diana Rich and Robin Lesmeister and husband Francis all of Butler, Missouri; a sister, Shirley Simmons and husband Bo of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; 6 grandchildren, Jesse Merryfield and wife Bridget, Lacy Glass, Jeffrey Merryfield and wife Lara, Denver Lesmeister and wife Jessica, Dakota Lesmeister and wife Rachel and Cheyenne Reinke and husband Tyler; 14 great-grandchildren, Macy, Mabry and McCoy Merryfield, Mya, Rowan and Cruze Glass, Bria and Bobbi JoAnn Merryfield, Grayson and Onnalea Lesmeister, Oakleigh and Walker Lesmeister and Dyxon and Eastyn Reinke; and a host of nephews and nieces. Glen was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ila Ann Wilt Merryfield in 2015; and infant grandson, William Brandon Rich.

Obituary - David K. Brown

David K. Brown, age 41, of Clinton, MO, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital due to a stroke.

David was born March 3, 1979 to Darlene Quint in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2008 he married Stacy Brown and together they have brought up 3 amazing children, Malaki D. Brown, Faith M Simmons-Brown, and Serenity H. Simmons-Brown.

David was a fun loving family man. He had his demons that he struggled with, but if you had the privilege to be a part of his life you were extremely loved. David thoroughly enjoyed debating and arguing with anyone that would let him, but he was always willing to listen. His love for his family, friends, and co-workers was strong and it always surrounded us all. David has left a piece of himself in all of us, and that fact would make him laugh.

David loved to scream at the tv and anyone who disagreed with him when it came to his team the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed smoking meat, watching birds, his dogs (his other babies), and hanging out with his friends and family.

David is survived by his spouse, Stacy; three children, Malaki, Faith, and Serenity; his mother Darlene Quint; one sister Darlene Elizabeth Brown and her children Emilee, Alex, and Madeline and her grand-child Zayne; his in-laws Cary & Danielle Dills and all of their children, grand-children, and great grand-children; plus many friends; and not to forget his other babies Remmy, Niko, Alea, and Zeus.

David was cremated. A funeral will be held for his family and friends at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton, MO on Friday January 8, 2021 @ 2 PM. A gathering will proceed after the funeral at the K-BLE Building located at 1311 N. Washington St. Clinton, MO 64735.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Consalus Funeral Home located at 209 S. 2nd St in Clinton, MO 64735. The family is also setting up a college fund for David’s children and any donations may be sent to Consalus Funeral Home.



Drexel Fire Department seeking answers!

We are sad, angry, and more that someone would be so careless and cowardess. Over the holidays our station was damaged in a hit and run. 

If you're the owner of the Dodge truck who did this, or know who did this, please contact Chief Greene or the Drexel PD and own up to what you did.

Thanks,
Drexel Fire Chief Sheryl Greene


Cloudy and Cool This Weekend

We've got good news! For folks that like cloudy, cold conditions, this is the perfect forecast. For the rest of, well, we just need to get through this.


Updated Obituary - John Lester Wolfe

John Lester Wolfe was born on October 1, 1955 in Butler, Missouri. He was the eldest son of Joseph Vernon and Isabelle Gressett Wolfe. He had one sister, Debbie Frazier and husband Richard, and one brother, Vernie and wife Lisa. His daughter, Shauna Mae Sterner, was his only child.

John grew up in Adrian, Missouri. He was very active in scouts, starting with Cub Scouts and working his way up to accomplishing the rank of Eagle Scout. He always enjoyed going to H. Roe Bartle Scout camp in the summers with his dad (a scout leader), his friends, and his brother. He even loved going back to camp for Call Night when his nephews were in scouts.

He was a member of the Adrian United Methodist Church and was baptized at a young age. He was involved in UMYF all through middle and high school.

He graduated from Adrian R-III High School in 1974, and always enjoyed going to class reunions to reminisce with his classmates.

John held several jobs throughout his career, such as working at Don Trinkle’s station, Western Electric, Midwest Lumber, a laborer for construction, the City of Adrian Water Department, and a house painter.

He loved fishing, listening to classic rock music, playing the lottery, and watching the Royals and Chiefs. One of his favorite days was when his daughter, Shauna, took him to a Royal’s game for Father’s Day.

John was a member of the Elk’s Lodge in Harrisonville, Missouri and helped with their Bingo games every Wednesday. He was also a member of the Adrian Lion’s Club for a while.

He loved The Three Stooges and Who’s Line is it Anyway, and could be heard laughing throughout the whole house when he was watching them. He had an infectious laugh that would make you want to join in. He liked playing cards on Saturday nights with his mother, “favorite” sister, and brother-in-law. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews as they were growing up and as they became adults. John had a gruff exterior, but underneath it all, he loved his mother, daughter, and family fiercely! He would also do anything for a friend!

John was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and his nephew, Aaron. He is survived by his mother, Isabelle, daughter, Shauna, sister, brother-in-law, brother, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, and great nieces. He will be missed!

 



Adrian R-3 School District Staff Shoutout

Congratulations to Adrian R-3 School District staff members Lynn DeMar Lindsey and Jennifer Marie Kagarice on your Staff Shoutout recognition! 

These two ladies have gone above and beyond during a very challenging period of time. 

We appreciate your extreme efforts and are proud of the Blackhawk Pride you continue to demonstrate! 
 



Obituary - David Allen Groves

David Allen Groves passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born to Warren and Ella Groves in Springfield, MO on March 2, 1941.

David was one of six children, raised to work hard and be productive from a young age. After graduation from Pleasant Hope HS, he joined the US Air Force at age17 and served 4 years as a medic. He was stationed in Maine for one year and in England for 3 years. Returning to the states, David served as a police officer in Springfield, MO, married Carole Pickering of Willard, MO, and started a family. 

In the summer of 1966, he launched his ultimate career and joined Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In early fall 1974, David relocated his family to Bolivar, MO and remained steadfast for the duration of his children’s childhood years. David made a final move to Nevada, MO in 1987 where he was promoted from corporal to sergeant before choosing to retire at the age of 55. David served 30 years on the MSHP, from October 1966 to September 1996.

Despite all of David’s accomplishments, his most cherished was his acceptance of Christ. David was in his fifties when he was baptized into the body of Christ and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ family in Ft. Scott, KS, where he regularly attended.

David spent his remaining years in Nevada, making many strong friendships in the area. He loved to help people. When he was not working his patrol job and long into retirement, he would spend his spare time building wheelchair ramps, fixing things for people, visiting nursing homes, mowing lawns and studying the Word. He absolutely loved mowing on his zero-turn mower. No question, David was a caring man who valued authority and structure, lent a helping hand to anyone in need, never expecting anything in return.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George “Edward” Jackson and wife Virginia and Larry Groves and wife Barbara and brother-in-law Larry Bonner. He leaves behind a son, Stephen Groves (Robin), and daughters, Sandra Barlow and Allison Daniels (Aaron). David was blessed with six grandchildren, Christopher Barlow (Jamie), Miranda Groves Snider (Austin), Ashlee Barlow, Marshall Groves, Lydia Daniels, and Grant Daniels, along with two great grandchildren, Lincoln Barlow and Lynnlee Snider. He is also survived by siblings, Carolyn Bonner, James Groves (Judy), and Linda Gillham (Stan), along with several nieces and nephews.

David Allen Groves passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born to Warren and Ella Groves in Springfield, MO on March 2, 1941.

David was one of six children, raised to work hard and be productive from a young age. After graduation from Pleasant Hope HS, he joined the US Air Force at age17 and served 4 years as a medic. He was stationed in Maine for one year and in England for 3 years. Returning to the states, David served as a police officer in Springfield, MO, married Carole Pickering of Willard, MO, and started a family. In the summer of 1966, he launched his ultimate career and joined Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

In early fall 1974, David relocated his family to Bolivar, MO and remained steadfast for the duration of his children’s childhood years. David made a final move to Nevada, MO in 1987 where he was promoted from corporal to sergeant before choosing to retire at the age of 55. David served 30 years on the MSHP, from October 1966 to September 1996.

Despite all of David’s accomplishments, his most cherished was his acceptance of Christ. David was in his fifties when he was baptized into the body of Christ and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ family in Ft. Scott, KS, where he regularly attended.

David spent his remaining years in Nevada, making many strong friendships in the area. He loved to help people. When he was not working his patrol job and long into retirement, he would spend his spare time building wheelchair ramps, fixing things for people, visiting nursing homes, mowing lawns and studying the Word. He absolutely loved mowing on his zero-turn mower. No question, David was a caring man who valued authority and structure, lent a helping hand to anyone in need, never expecting anything in return.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George “Edward” Jackson and wife Virginia and Larry Groves and wife Barbara and brother-in-law Larry Bonner. He leaves behind a son, Stephen Groves (Robin), and daughters, Sandra Barlow and Allison Daniels (Aaron). David was blessed with six grandchildren, Christopher Barlow (Jamie), Miranda Groves Snider (Austin), Ashlee Barlow, Marshall Groves, Lydia Daniels, and Grant Daniels, along with two great grandchildren, Lincoln Barlow and Lynnlee Snider. He is also survived by siblings, Carolyn Bonner, James Groves (Judy), and Linda Gillham (Stan), along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Church of Christ in Ft. Scott, KS.



We want your bids!

Sac Osage is accepting bids for a 2007 Ford 500 car with 145,169 miles. Bids must be delivered by mail or submitted in person to Sac Osage headquarters on or before the close of business January 22, 2021.

Mailing address: PO Box 111, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
Office street address: 4815 E Hwy. 54, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744



Obituary - Glen Peck

Glen Peck, age 99 years, passed away Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. A private family graveside service will be held at Drakes Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Drake’s Chapel United Methodist Cemetery and may be left in care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

Glen Peck was born January 24, 1921 in Hillsdale Wisconsin at home on the farm to George and Tilda (Flygstad) Peck. Glen was the third child born of 5 siblings. Glen was a member of Drake’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He privately owned a truck route hauling hay. Glen also worked for Pittsburg Corning Glass in Sedalia, Missouri, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, and farmed his own land.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents George and Tilda Peck, three sister; Loraine, Erma, and Beatrice, one daughter; Donna Halsey.

Survivors include three sons Duane Peck (Martha), Don Peck and Ron Peck (Theresa), two daughters Gloria Adkison, and Jerene Harrelson, one brother Jule Peck and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.


Nevada Regional Medical Center Employee of the month

Congratulations to Bec Blanchard, the winner of this month’s Nevada Regional Medical Center employee of the month award. Bec truly is a Shining Star in our Admissions Department. 

Both patients and fellow employees have recently sung her praises for treating them well, taking on extra duties, training new people and going the extra mile during these stressful times. Way to go, Bec!


Breaking News: Turner charged with murder in Bates County

(Butler, Mo) - Amended charges have been filed against Kaylea Jo Helen Turner. Turner attacked Wanda Czechan and Kasey Weeks at their Amoret, Missouri home last February.

Wanda Czechan was kicked and beaten and Weeks was stabbed in the neck. Weeks is still under a doctors care as a result of her wounds but Czechan later succumbed to her injuries suffered in the assault.

Bates County Prosecuting Attorney Hugh C. Jenkins has amended the 1st Degree Assault charges on Turner to 1st Degree Murder.

A mental evaluation was requested and Turner has been certified as competent to stand trial. A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for March 8, 2021. Turner is being represented by Public Defender Jason Speer.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



Obituary - Zelma L. Aldridge

Funeral services for Zelma L. Aldridge of Butler, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. No visitation. Burial at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 14 in Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, Missouri. Contributions to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com

Zelma Lee Aldridge, age 102 of Butler, Missouri died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. She was born September 23, 1918 to Casey Blake and Mary Belle Thomas Campbell in Odessa, Missouri.

Zelma is survived by two sons, Larry Aldridge of Belton, Missouri and Doug Aldridge and wife Becky of Butler, Missouri; six grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Aldridge in 1992; a brother, Max Campbell; and a sister, Jenne Bell.

Due to Covid, the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel respectfully asks that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Harrisonville Police seeking public assistance

We need your help. Detective Arbuckle needs your help in identifying the two guys in these photos. These criminal master minds’ plan, is they go into the store claiming to have purchased items online but cannot produce any type of paperwork or emails to support that. 

They then just pick items out and take them or try to take them. So far, they have victimized two of our local business for a total of about $1,100.00 in merchandise. We know they are driving a 1990 GMC gray over light blue van that appears to have a spoiler on the roof and Utah plates.

If you have information about these two, give Detective Arbuckle a call at 816-380-3621 or you can call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).
 



BCMH: Way to go Dr. James Miller



BCMH- Congratulations to Dr. James Miller, who was selected for the Top Doctors 2021 list by Kansas City Magazine. Dr. Miller was one of 15 family medicine physicians from the greater KC area who were chosen for this honor.

Dr. Miller has received this honor for several years in a row. The annual Top Doctor list also named Dr. Joseph Parelman, an ophthalmologist who performs surgery at BCMH on Mondays. Dr. Parelman has also been honored in several previous Top Doctor lists.


Kansas City Magazine's methodology for their Top Doctor includes:
- Compiled by Castle Connolly, a trusted national health care research and information company
- Online nomination by licensed physicians in the U.S.
- Careful screening of nominated doctors' educational and professional experience
- Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected


Obituary - Russell Scott Sheddrick

Russell Scott Sheddrick, age 55 of Bates City, Missouri passed away at his home on Monday, January 4, 2021. 

At this time there are not any services planned. Arrangements with Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Missouri.

We will update when more information is made available to us. 

Butler man arrested in Bates County

On 1/6/21 around 11:47pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 59 year old Thomas C. Klumb of Butler, Missouri.

Mr. Klumb was arrested for 1.) Felony Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Lane Violation.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and later released. 

View the MSHP Report:

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Osceola man injured in two vehicle accident in St. Clair County

On 1/6/20 around 7:05pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Route E around 2 miles north of Roscoe, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Kawasaki Prairie ATV driven by 63 year old Ronald Park of Osceola, Missouri crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic driven by 49 year old Thomas L. Edwards of Osceola, Missouri head on.

Mr. Park sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was airlifted to University Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri for treatment.

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From the desk of Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom

Yesterday Deputies Saulters and Lawson helped Mr. Keen change his flat tire near Deepwater. Mr. 

Keen took the time to call the office to express his thanks for the help from our staff. Mr. Keen is a former law enforcement officer from another jurisdiction and was traveling through Henry County. 

Great job guys and thank you Mr. Keen for taking the time to call in! Sheriff Oberkrom


Cloudy and Cool Ahead

There may be some drizzle/mist/flurries around the area this morning but the bigger story is the cloudy weather. We'll be socked in with low clouds for at least a few days. That will keep temperatures cooler than normal, for this time of year, heading into the weekend.