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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Traffic Alert in Harrisonville

We wanted to give everyone as much of a heads up as possible regarding an upcoming road closure.

On Monday March 29th beginning at 7AM, W. Mechanic St. will be closed between Commercial Street and Plaza Dr. so work can be done on the railroad crossing.

It is estimated the work will take all day and it is anticipated the roadway will open back up late on the 29th or early on the 30th. To get around this, use Commercial and Plaza.

Obituary - Brian Todd Bolin, Jr.

Masks are REQUIRED when entering Hill & Son Funeral Home. Please wear your mask when attending the visitation and service. A limited number are available, please bring your own if possible. We appreciate your compliance. The online guestbook is available for those who are uncomfortable with being in public or wearing masks.

The FUNERAL SERVICE for Brian, will begin at 1:00 p.m. March 25, 2021 at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.

VISITATION will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. preceding the service.

OFFICIATING at the service will be Pastor David Hill.

The family requests any MEMORIAL donations be made to a Family Love Fund.

Brian Todd Bolin, Jr., 32, of Liberal, Missouri was taken from us suddenly on March 19, 2021. Brian was born September 4, 1988 in Independence, Missouri the son of Brian Todd, Sr. and Vickey Ann (Thomas) Bolin.

Brian grew up and attended high school in Appleton City Missouri and worked his teenage years at Yoss Grocery and the Appleton City Hospital. Brian loved fishing and hunting.

In 2007 Brian married his high school sweetheart, Nickie Ann Stanfield, and they raised four children: Rylie C. Stanfield (15), Aaron T. Stanfield (13), Brian T. Bolin III (12), Kalie E.R. Bolin (9) all of the home.

Brian was preceded in death by his mother Vickie Bolin, maternal grandfather Raymond Thomas, Sr., one brother Raymond Connor, Jr. and a grandmother-in-law Sharon L. Hickcox.

Brian is also survived by his father Brian T. Bolin, Sr., maternal grandmother Annie Thomas, paternal grandmother Beverly Roark, one brother David Connor (Tabitha) of Taberville, Missouri, one sister Jennifer Connor of Appleton City Missouri and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

(Enjoy fishing with Grandpa and Brother!!!!)

Wade Auction Service Public Auction

Public Auction
Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 A.M.
Racket, Missouri
Real Estate:

Very clean and well-kept 4-bedroom, 3 bath ranch-style home with walk out basement, 2 car attached garage, large deck, nice oak cabinets in kitchen, Master bedroom with master bath, whirlpool tub and walk in shower.

Finished basement with full bath and bedroom. Basement also features a built-in storm shelter and storage sitting on 19 acres m/l with a 24'x40' detached garage/shop, concrete floors, electricity, as well as a 24'x40'x12' motor home carport. Also includes a 1,000 gallon and 500-gallon propane tanks, shooting range, property is partially open with some timber. Roof is 8 years old, ca/ch, well water & septic. This property is semi-secluded, VERY well maintained with lots of curb appeal, within 10 minutes of Long Shoal boat ramp. Home built in 1997.

Terms of Real Estate: 10% down with balance due at closing in 30 days or less or date agreeable to both parties. Taxes will be pro-rated & closing costs will be split equally between seller & buyer. To view real estate contact Auction Company.

Also selling:
Ford Tractor, JD Skidsteer, Arctic Cat 4 Wheeler, Firearms & Ammunition, Tools & Household.
To View Real Estate or Any Questions Call Wade Auction Service:
Kevin: (660)-492-3279
Tyler: (660)-492-7764
Bryan: (660)-492-3740

Opening Night Old 71 Speedway in Butler

Opening night at Old 71 Speedway in Butler 
April 2nd - Opening Night Class Running
Recycled Homestead - USRA B-Mods
Crump Construction - Factory Stocks (FS)
Studio M - E-Mod/Midwest Mod
Ol’Boys Tire and Auto - Powri Street Stocks (SS)
Old 71 - USRA A-Mods
Asphalt Sealing and Striping - Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

Two laborers needed for tomorrow at TC Feed

TC Feed in Rich Hill is looking for 2 laborers to unload bags of starch tomorrow Wednesday March 24th. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs and not afraid to get dirty. Will be paid with a check at the end of the day.

Update: All spots have been filled. Possible more work in the future, if you are available and would like to be considered for future work or when someone who is scheduled calls in sick, please text your name, phone number and "Day Laborer" to 417-413-1625
First come first serve basis.
Looking for 2 laborers to unload bags tomorrow Wednesday March 24th. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs and not afraid to get dirty. Will be paid with a check at the end of the day. Location is here in Rich Hill.

Job Opening at the Pennell

Apply in person and dressed accordingly for an interview.

Ability to listen and communicate effectively
Able to multitask efficiently
Strong organizational skills
Experience as a Server, Waitress, or Waiter a plus

Need a job?

Butler Spring City Wide Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday, May 8th!

It's about that time to start cleaning out the closet, spare room, garage or shed! The Butler Spring City Wide Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday, May 8th! Make sure to get your Garage Sale Registration and Permit turned in by Monday, April 26th!

$10 Garage Sale Permit Fee
$5 Fee to setup on the Butler Square for Junk in the Trunk!

Way to go Jayden

Congratulations! To Miami Senior Jayden Reitz who received a silver medal at MSHSAA State Music Contest on his trumpet solo. 

He played “Trumpet Suite” (mvt’s 1 & 2) by Fitzgerald. After canceling the contest last Spring, this year’s contest was held virtually due to COVID.

Obituary - Dora Irene Carroll

Funeral services for Dora I. Carroll will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. No visitation. Burial in Johnstown Cemetery, Johnstown, Missouri. Contributions to Church of Christ India Missions or In Search of the Lord's Way. Online condolences

Dora Irene (Spears) Carroll was born January 21, 1936 in rural Bates County near Ballard, Missouri. She passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Citizen's Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri at the age of 85. She was the youngest of nine children born to Roy Edward Sr. and Laura (Umstattd) Spears.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers (Elwin, Buddy, Buster and Asa), also her sisters (Mildred, Nina, Elizabeth and Lois). Dora is survived by her husband Thomas of Appleton City, MO, her three children Clark (Connie) Carroll of Appleton City, MO, Steven (Eldonna) Carroll of Butler, MO, Melinda (Paul) Noble of Appleton City, MO, brother-in-law Charles (Louise) Carroll of Harrisonville, MO, sister-in-law Wanda (Ross) Wainscott of Butler, MO; ten grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren (with another expected in August) and many nieces and nephews.

Obituary - Lori Ann Light

Lori Ann Light, age 58, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, Missouri 64083.

Lori was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1963 to Jac C. Behm and Carol (Lohoefener) Behm. She graduated from Belton High School in 1981. She later returned to education and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1993 from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Lori was a woman of Lutheran faith, attending services at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Raymore as well as Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Olathe. She loved soccer and was a fervent supporter of local Kansas City teams, past and present. Lori’s boisterous and infectious laugh will be remembered by all that knew her.

Lori is preceded in death by her father, Jac C. Behm; mother in law, Judy Light; and nephew Kyle Behm.

She is survived by her mother, Carol Behm; significant other, Bobby Poole; son, Joshua Light (Lori); two brothers, Richard Behm (Kim) and Roland Behm (Ellen); and sister, Mellodie Ellis (Joseph).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to, the Mayo Clinic online at or by mail at Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Contributions may also be given to the KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas 66160.

Bates County Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for a temporary part-time Janitor position

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for a temporary part-time Janitor position that is approximately 15 hours a week. 

The hourly rate is $15.00. For more information contact Chief Deputy Simmons at 660-679-3232.

Bates County Elks will serve takeout Award Winning Pulled Pork Sandwiches

On March 29th, the Bates County Elks will serve takeout Award Winning Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Jason Bennett, and baked beans, for $8, beginning at 6 PM. 

In recognition of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day, all Vietnam-era Veterans will receive a free meal.

Obituary - Sheila Estella Brakey

Sheila Estella Brakey, age 70 of Butler, Missouri passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 in Butler, Missouri. Sheila was born August 21, 1950, the daughter of Theodore and Thelma Louise Sparwaser Buhrle at Butler, Missouri. 

She enjoyed doing needlepoint, putting puzzles together, playing computer games and collecting various items. Sheila was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Buhrle. 

She is survived by husband, Benton, three sons, Danny Spear, Shawn Brakey (Bailey), Michael Spear, a daughter, Veronika Spear, a brother, Robert Buhrle, a sister, Karen Louise Watts, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 27th at the Trading Post Cemetery in Pleasanton, Kansas. 

Visitation will be held from 1 pm to 1:45 pm, Saturday, March 27th at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Olive's Hope. Online condolences may be left at

Power Outage in Harrisonville

ATTENTION: The Harrisonville Electric Department is responding to a power outage currently affecting the west/central portions of town.

Staff say the outage was caused by an underground burn at one of the substations and are working diligently to get it restored.

Staff estimate repairs will take about 45 more minutes.
We appreciate your patience during this time. We will update you when we know more.


Obituary - Jay Dee Thomas

Funeral services for Jay Dee Thomas of Butler, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler.

Visitation prior to services from 10 - 11 a.m. Friday, March 26 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Contributions to the family. Online condolences

Jay Dee Thomas, age 27 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. He was born May 7, 1993 to Bobby Dale and Sharon Yates Thomas in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jay Dee is survived by his father, Bobby Thomas of Butler, Missouri; two brothers, Steven Thomas and wife Natalie and Calen Chaney and significant other Ashley all of Butler, Missouri; and one nephew, two nieces and two uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother.