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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

FLASHBACK: Farming in the 50’s

A dandy pocket ledger courtesy of Deems Farm Equipment allowed farmers to quickly calculate weights, adjust settings and easily get other ‘need to know’ data. This one dated 1956 had all the info needed for the day and included plenty of advertisements for the lineup of quality John Deere tractors and implements.

Date set for meat plant hearing

City of Butler 
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Butler Planning Commission at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2021, and by the Butler City Council at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 on the following matter:

 Reasons for request: Rezoning and Permitted Conditional Use at 809 S. Orange Street – Nathan Yoder requests to rezone property at 809 S. Orange Street from I-1 (Light Industrial District) to I-2 (Heavy Industrial District).  Mr. Yoder requests authorization to be permitted to perform the following manufacturing use: Meat packing, including all incidental and accessory retail businesses. 

All interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard at the public hearing. Anyone having questions regarding the application should contact the City Administrator’s office in City Hall located at 22 West Ohio Street, Butler, Missouri, or call 660-679-4182.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the City taking precautionary measures for health purposes, the Planning Commission Meeting and City Council Meeting will be held via Zoom. You may use the following address to join the Planning Commission Meeting via Zoom. 

 For public comment, please e-mail City Clerk at ( or call (660-679-4182). 
If the City is no longer taking precautionary measures, the meetings will take place in the City Council Chambers, in City Hall located at 22 West Ohio, Butler, Missouri 64730.

Corey Snead, City Clerk
22 W Ohio
Butler, MO 64730

Obituary - Anna Mae Leuthart

Anna Mae Leuthart, 59, Spring Hill, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Olathe Health in Olathe, Kansas.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at Grace Community Church, 19300 U.S. 169, Spring Hill, Kansas, with a funeral service set for 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri.

Anna was born May 28, 1961, to Robert and Faith Leuthart in Butler, Missouri. She grew up in Amsterdam, Missouri, with her parents and older brother, Leroy.

She graduated from Miami R-1 High School in 1979 in Amsterdam, Missouri. After high school, she was blessed with four sons, Brandon, Chris, Cole and Mitchell.

She spent most of her life working for UPS in Lenexa, Kansas, where she was medically retired in 2016.

In her free time, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren, listening to classic rock music loudly, spending time at the lake, fishing, watching Wheel of Fortune and doing puzzles, playing pool, taking long drives and tanning. She loved cheering on her hometown teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived and deeply missed by her four sons, Brandon Shupert, Chris (Kate) Shupert, Cole (Holly) Shupert, and Mitchell Teter; five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Kaylee, Lincoln, Langston, and Larson; and one brother, Leroy (Kathy) Leuthart.

Flowers may be sent to Grace Community Church, 19300 U.S. 169, Spring Hill, KS 66083.

Bingo to resume in Adrian

We have exciting news! Monday Night Bingo returns February 1st at 7pm! We will be requiring masks to be worn while in the building, except when eating or drinking. This will be for all players and workers. We look forward to seeing you! Stay tuned for menu soon… - courtesy Adrian Optimist Club

Henry County Health Center confirms 16 new positive cases of COVID-19

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 16 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-7, Windsor-5, Chilhowee-2, Deepwater-1, and Urich-1. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 1773.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Kansas Death Investigation Continues

Today, the KBI along with the Crawford County, Kansas Sheriff's Office provided an update on the suspicious death investigation that took place in Arcadia, Kan.

On Jan. 13, at approximately 11:55 p.m., deputies from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a tip indicating that a body could be located at 111 S. Kansas in Arcadia. Deputies went to the address and made contact with 37-year-old Nicholas Adam Carrillo. Carrillo gave permission for them to look around the property. When searching, deputies discovered a deceased subject in the backyard. Carrillo fled from the area on foot.

The KBI was asked to assist on Jan. 14, at approximately 1 a.m. Special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to Arcadia to investigate.

Carrillo was located on the evening of Jan. 15, in Arcadia. He was booked into the Crawford County Jail at around 10:10 p.m. Carrillo was arrested for criminal desecration of a body, possession of opiates, opium, narcotic drugs or certain stimulants, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interference with law enforcement. He is currently being held on $15,000 bond.

The deceased is a male subject reported missing to the Kansas City Missouri Police Department (KCPD). Investigators believe the man died in Kansas City, Mo., and as such they will be conducting further investigation into the death.

Mega Millions ticket worth $10,000 was sold at Casey's General Store in Butler

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