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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hertzog's Beef Processing Plant making progress

Progress continues on our new state of the art, USDA inspected, facility in Passaic! We are excited to be nearing the end of construction, which means we will be ready to book your cattle and hogs in the very near future.

Help us celebrate!!

Help us celebrate!!

Donna Porter is turning 80 on March 12th! Our family would like to honor her with a card shower!

Please send cards to:
6444 NE Business 49 Loop
Butler, MO 64730

Easton Corbin Concert in Rich Hill

The 2021 Headliner for Rich Hill Famous 4th of July Celebration is EASTON CORBIN!

Free concert July 3rd 8pm, Rich Hill West Park. More schedule details will be released soon!!

Learn more about Easton Corbin by using the link below:

Traffic Advisory in Harrisonville

Traffic Alert please avoid the 900 block of Garden Way in Harrisonville.

Fire and Emergency crews are in the process of working a structure fire at that location.

Traffic in the area will be diverted temporarily.

Nine Seniors were awarded the Butler Education Foundation Spring Dual Credit Scholarship

Nine Seniors were awarded the Butler Education Foundation Spring Dual Credit Scholarship. Congratulations to these students for their hard work. 

The Education Foundation funds opportunities for students for dual credit for both spring and fall, Scholarships for Seniors to attend post secondary opportunities after graduation, and grants for teachers in the spring and fall. 

For more information on how you can help the foundation or BHS students, you can contact Dave Miller, President.

Obituary - Gary D. White

Gary D. White, 77, of Wellington, Missouri passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at his home.

An inurnment with military honors will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Greenton Cemetery, 9687 Greenton Rd, Odessa, MO. 64076. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Memorials are suggested to Catch-A-Dream Foundation, 2485 Ennis Rd, Starkville, MS, 39759, and may be left in care of the funeral home. 

Memories of Gary and condolences for his family may be left at or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.

Gary was born on January 3, 1944 in Kansas City, MO to Kenneth and Bonnie Jean (Robbins) Byrd. After graduating from Raytown High School in 1962, he enlisted in the Army National Guard on July 9, 1964, and served with the Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 110th Engineering Battalion, Company C in Lexington and Company A in Kansas City. 

He earned the Sharpshooter Badge for the M-14 rifle, the Expert Marksmanship Badge for the M-1 rifle and the Missouri National Guard 5-Year Long Service Ribbon. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Specialist 4 on July 8, 1970. 

On December 18, 1970 Gary was united in marriage to Rebecca “Becky” (Mayfield) in Wellington, MO. He co-owned and operated KG Machining in Grain Valley, MO for many years before retiring in 2011. In addition to spending time with family and friends Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, cooking, gardening, and was an avid outdoorsman.

In addition to his wife, Becky, Gary is survived by two daughters, Shelley Walker (Bob) of Raymore, MO, and Amy Pierce (Russ) of Higginsville, MO; a son, Chris White (Amanda) of Adrian, MO; eleven grandchildren, Kristin, Meagan, Aubrey, Bobby, Brooke, Sarah, Allen, Aidan, Bayley, Keegan, and Kordell; thirteen great grandchildren; a sister, Judy George of Raytown, MO; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Carol Throckmorton.

Just to set the record straight...

As race season approaches, I feel the need to put a stop to a ridiculous rumor that is spreading around about Nevada Speedway. There's a rumor going around that if drivers support a said track on Friday nights, that they're not wanted/welcome to come race with us on Saturdays. 

That is completely NOT TRUE and honestly my family and I want ALL local tracks to succeed! We may not race all of the same classes or have the same exact rules as the local Friday night tracks in the area, but we'd NEVER say you can't come race with us because you support a local Friday night track. - Courtesy of Nevada Speedway Facebook Page

Several grass fires today

Several fire personnel from multiple agencies were busy today battling several grass fires throughout the area! 

With the weather getting warmer and nicer we must remember to burn with caution and be responsible.

If your having a controlled burn we would advise you to contact your local fire department and tell them before you start burning. 

Obituary - Lisa D. Robbins

Lisa D. Robbins, age 46, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Belton, Missouri.

Private family services will be held on a later date.

Lisa was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1974 to Dennis C. Robbins and Paula B. (Dias) Robbins. 

In life Lisa loved music! She was ABBA’s number one fan. She also enjoyed attending the Nova Center Adult Day Program. Most of all she loved being with family during the holidays and family birthday parties.

Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Dennis C. Robbins; and maternal and paternal grandparents. She leaves behind her loving mother, Paula B. Robbins; brother David P. Robbins (Kayla); nephew, Linden Robbins; and two nieces, Reini and Naomi Robbins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64137

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Traffic stop leads to arrest

On March 2nd, 2021 Officers with the Fort Scott Kansas Police Department conducted a traffic stop. The subsequent investigation led to the discovery of two stolen hand guns, a large sum of cash, and methamphetamine.

Racheal Gesslein and Lowell Hill were arrested and booked into the Bourbon County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of stolen property.

Updated Obituary - Jeremy Scott Taylor

Jeremy Scott Taylor was born June 15, 1973 in Killeen, TX at Ft. Hood to Donald Edward Taylor and Anita Marie (Brooks) Taylor. He passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 1, 2021 in Calhoun, MO. After spending his first half dozen years globetrotting around the globe as an Army brat, his family settled in Calhoun Missouri. Jeremy would be raised in Calhoun, MO and graduate from Calhoun High in 1991. While growing up, Jeremy was never without a ball in his hands and that carried through his childhood earning him top honors in baseball and basketball and an opportunity to play ball at Missouri Valley College. After graduating Jeremy moved to the Kansas City area and to start a career at Western Blue Print where he would go on to spend over 10 years starting out as a delivery driver to Vice President and managing the business through an acquisition takeover. In 1997 Jeremy married Rachel Williams and they had two sons, Jacob Donald Taylor and Nicholas Anthony Taylor. Jeremy's greatest passions were his family and sports. Having KC Chiefs season tickets with family and friends created wonderful memories of Sunday's for almost two decades. When not cheering for the Chiefs and Royals you could find him enjoying Jayhawk basketball games or watching and playing golf. He enjoyed many rounds of golf with the "old farts and young punks" over the years. In 2015 Jeremy moved back to Calhoun to be near family and friends. Whether enjoying shared stories around the card table or bonfire and reconnecting with old friends, he found comfort in being back home. Jeremy was most proud of his sons, Jacob & Nicholas; bragging about them every chance he got. He is proceeded in death by his father Donald Edward Taylor, paternal grandparents James Donald Taylor and Eva Pauline (Jacobs) Taylor, maternal grandparents Cecil Eldon Brooks and Eula Marie (Utt) Brooks. Great grandparents Edward Porter Jacobs and Grace May (Piersee) Jacobs, Herbert Taylor and Georgia Elizabeth (Jackson) Taylor, Noah Webster Utt and Edythe Leona (Oglesby) Utt, William Elza Brooks and Mattie Norris (McFarland) Brooks and Edith Lorena (Williams) Brooks and an Uncle, Robert Eldon Brooks. He is survived by his sons, Jacob Donald Taylor and Nicholas Anthony Taylor; his mother Anita ( Brooks) Marriott (Chuck), his siblings Angie Dittmer (David), Amy Andreasen (Chris), Josh Marriott (Kelly), Shane Marriott and Jamie Marriott and step mother Cheryl, as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and extended family and friends that will miss him greatly. Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Calhoun Baptist Church, Calhoun, Mo. Pastor Mark Abney will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service. The register book will be available for signing 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Jeremy Taylor memorial fund to assist with funeral costs. Donations may be left at the funeral home.

Update: Investigation continues in fatal house fire in rural Adrian

At approximately 330am today dispatch received a call of a structure fire in rural Adrian. When a deputy arrived on scene he observed a mobile home fully engulfed in fire. Fire units arrived and began an interior fire attack.
Once the fire was extinguished, the remains of one person was found.

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a joint death investigation with the Bates County Coroner’s Office and the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office.

No other information is available at this time.

Nevada Regional Medical Center employee of the month

Congratulations to Nevada Regional Medical Center employee of the month, Krystal Stone! Krystal was nominated for her tremendous work ethic. She has covered shifts, in multiple areas, she always keeps busy while on the clock, and she is friendly to all. Thank you for being a ⭐ Krystal!!

Updated Obituary - Susan Melinda Sheridan

Graveside services for Susan Sheridan of Butler, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. There is no visitation. Contributions to Archie Methodist Church. 

Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences,

Susan Melinda Sheridan, age 70 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, February 26, 2021 at Medicalodge of Butler in Butler. She was born July 22, 1950 to Alfred Calvin and Blanche Nadine Snyder Greenwood in Adrian, Missouri.

Susan is survived by four brothers, Larry Greenwood and wife Linda of New Haven, Missouri, Aaron Greenwood and wife Lela of Archie, Missouri, Frank Greenwood and wife Glenda of Campbell, Missouri and Bill Greenwood and wife Nicki of Adrian, Missouri; three sisters, Joyce Walsh of Adrian, Missouri, Harriet Bledsoe and Dixie Dawson and husband Garry all of Butler, Missouri; and nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mike Sheridan; and brother, James Greenwood.

The family respectfully asks that graveside attendees wear masks and practice social distancing.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner to help Sylvia Matson and her family

We will be hosting a Benefit Dinner to help
Sylvia Matson
and her family!! If you would like to make any donations please message
Josie Faibian
Meagan Neher
Here are the items we will need:
Spaghetti Noodles
Spaghetti Sauce
Hamburger 100lbs
Garlic Bread
Bags of Salad
Ranch Dressing
Italian Dressing
Parmesan Cheese
Lemonade Mix
Paper Plates
To-Go Boxes(Henry Kraft here in Nevada has a big box of these)

Upcoming fundraiser dinners Drive Thru only in Kern Center Parking Lot in Rich Hill

March 17 Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with Irish potato and dessert (free will donation)

This dinner is for the Easter Egg Hunt which will be April 3 in the West Park.

April 6 Taco Dinner (free will donation)

Fatal House Fire In Adrian

Around 3:30am this morning the Adrian Fire Department along with several other emergency personnel responded to a fully engulfed structure fire at 2542 West State Route 18 in rural Adrian.

One person is said to be fatally injured in this fire and the Missouri State Fire Marshall is on scene to investigate.

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