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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Way to go fellas!

JV Bears had three players named to the Eldo All-Tournament Team this week. Kaleb Sandborn, Dylan Davidson, and Bryce Triebel were the three selected. Proud of these guys for their accomplishment and helping us to a 3rd Place finish!

Updated Obituary - Larkin "Dub" DeWitt

Memorial services for Larkin "Dub" DeWitt of Adrian, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Schowengerdt Chapel. Inurnment in Byron, Arkansas. Contributions to East Lynne Baptist Church. Online condolences,

Larkin “Dub” William DeWitt, age 75 of Adrian, Missouri died Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Adrian Manor in Adrian. He was born January 12, 1946 to Henry A. and Oma L. Sanders DeWitt in Rodney, Arkansas.

Dub is survived by his wife, Evelyn DeWitt of Adrian, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Toye Hensley and husband Scott of Cave Springs, Arkansas and Tammera Halliburton and husband Chet of Butler, Missouri; three sisters, Ethel Fann and husband David of Arizona, Judy Dillenger of Viola, Arkansas and Deloris Tate and husband Terry of Pineville, Arkansas; one brother, Frank DeWitt and wife Norma of New Boston, Missouri; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces; great-nephews; and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thurston DeWitt; four sisters, Cleatus Kruse, Henrietta Kern, Clorse Newman and Dolley Coonce; one stepdaughter, Tonya Lannette Wassam; and two grandsons, Weston Cox-Halliburton and Woody Cox-Halliburton.

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

Update: Police Pursuit ends in Kansas

The Butler Police Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and MSHP Trooper just ended a pursuit in Linn County Kansas with a white explorer who failed to yield for police.

The pursuit ended at the junction of 69 Highway and Missouri 52 Highway when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and disabled.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us at a later time. 

Obituary - Donna Clidene Burrus

Donna Clidene Burrus, 75, Nevada, MO, departed from earth only to be welcomed by her Lord and Savior in Heaven on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Donna was born on May 1,1945 in Sheldon, MO to Dorothy Louise Irvin and Ralph Hershell Roby. She was raised in Milo, MO by her wonderful grandparents, Minnie Louise and Alonzo (Shorty) Laccoarce.

Donna attended grade school in Sheldon and graduated from Nevada High School class of 1964. Following graduation, Donna started a family. Becoming a mother established her love and admiration for little ones. As her children got older and built friendships, Donna became a friend and mother to her children’s friends and family. She was impartial and showed love to all who knew her.

Her compassion for children motivated her to pursue a career at Head Start, which began in 1970. Donna faced many trials in her life, one of which was losing her two sons, Oran and Travis, in 1984. During that difficult time, Donna embraced her faith evermore and comforted those around her with God’s word. Following her daughter’s death in 1995, Donna continued Lisa’s dream of a home daycare. Her selflessness led her to provide sanctuary to many of her grandchildren by providing a safe and loving home. Through her many years of home daycare, she has been influential to many families by becoming a grandma to their children and teaching them God’s unconditional love.

Survivors include one son, Elvy Burrus, Jr.; six grandchildren, Brooke Silvola, Micha Cargill, Khameron Cargill, Kendra Shepherd, Logan Burrus, Emily Burrus and numerous inherited daycare grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, Rhylee, Asher, Khadyn, Finley, Rayden, Bryce, Andrea, Gavin, Conner, Adalynn, and Ella; one great-great grandchild, Lucas; and one sister, Maria Tucker, Hugo, OK; and an abundance of dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; two sons, Oran and Travis; one daughter, Lisa; one grandson, Khaleb Cargill; and two brothers, Ralph Roby and Francis (Benny) Irvin.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Nevada with Pastors Jerry Pyle and Mark Mitchell officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, a scholarship fund has been established for her great-grandsons, Rayden and Bryce Cargill, who reside in the home. The family is asking the community to share memories and pictures of Donna by emailing them to

Bates County Sheriffs Office assists in Cedar County search warrant

On January 29th the Cedar County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for illegal drugs, related paraphernalia and firearms at a residence east of Stockton. The search warrant was served by Bates and Cedar County Sheriff's Office. 

Methamphetamine, cash and firearms were seized in the search. Three persons were arrested at the location and they are currently in Cedar County Jail. 

Criminal charges are pending and should be filed later today. Special thanks to Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson and his crew for responding to assist

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Obituary - Edna Jean Cunningham

Edna J. Cunningham, 82, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, MO. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, MO. Memorial donations may be made to the Harrisonville Animal Shelter, or The American Heart Association.

Edna was born October 12, 1938 in Koshkonong, MO, the oldest daughter of Henry and Clara Jean (Butler) Thompson. She had lived in the Kansas City, MO area until moving to Harrisonville in 1960. Edna enjoyed spending time with her family and playing cards and games. She loved to garden, fish, and listen to music, especially old country music.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents and one brother and two sisters. She is survived by three sons, Danny Cunningham (Jan), Freeman, MO, Tom Cunningham (Keri Bell), Peculiar, MO, and Phillip Cunningham (Trish Strouse), Macks Creek, MO; one daughter, Amie Cunningham, Leawood, KS; three brothers, Jimmy Thompson (Pamela), Warsaw, MO, Johnny Thompson, Lebanon, MO, and Romie Thompson (Lisa), Archie, MO; four sisters, Jo Ann Huskey (Jim), Pomme de Terre, MO, Lois Gray (Jerry), Harrisonville, MO, Kay Eisel (Bob), Harrisonville, and Valerie Risner, Clinton, MO; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Police pursuit on I-49

Use extreme caution if traveling in the area of northbound I-49 near mile marker 134. Police are in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. More details will be published as they are available.