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Saturday, May 8, 2021

From the National Weather Service

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Bates county and surrounding areas to be in effect until 5 am.

Happy Birthday President Truman!

Today across the state of Missouri and throughout the nation, we celebrate the birthday of President Harry S. Truman!

Truman was born on this date in 1884 in Lamar, Missouri around a hour south of Butler. He would be 137 today.(

Happy Birthday President Truman!


Obituary - Bonnie Hannah Schuman

Bonnie Hannah Schuman, 92, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on May 3, 2021. Bonnie’s wishes were to be cremated with no public service. Her ashes will be scattered privately at a later date.

Upon asking mom if she wanted more information included, she said,

“NO, those that know me know my life story and those that don’t……IT’S NONE OF THEIR DAMN BUSINESS.”


Severe weather possible tonight


⚠️The severe weather potential has increased for tonight-including the metro area.  Wind gusts to 70 mph, hail to the size of half dollars, and a brief tornado or two are possible.  Storms are expected to begin after 9 pm tonight. Make sure you have a way to receive watch/warning information tonight!

Garage sale maps available...

If anyone needs a Butler garage sale map, grab a Shopper from the red box at 17 N. Main st. Have fun finding bargains and enjoy your day!

Way to go Rains!

Congratulations Butler student Rains Craft! 2nd High Individual Area VII Trap Shooter and Chapter FFA degree! Rains is the son of Dale and Pam Craft of rural Butler.

Rains is pictured with FFA Advisor Mr. Reece.


Obituary - Laney Amber Miller

Laney Amber (Metcalf Wilkins) Miller, 29, Nevada, MO went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. Laney was born in El Dorado Springs, MO on March 8, 1992 to Lisa Wilkins and John F. Metcalf.

When Laney was six months old her father passed away. In September of 1995, her mom married Monty W. Koehn and Laney quickly became HIS little angel. She loved to dance and sing and often attended Karaoke with her parents. She performed her first solo at the Eagles Aerie at the age of 4, and although she was horribly tone deaf, she was a huge hit with the crowd and quickly wormed her way into the hearts of many. At the age of 12, Laney moved to Nevada and started attending the Nevada Schools. She shot her first deer at the age of 13 and became an avid hunter. She especially loved going with the “old men” on goose and duck hunts. Laney graduated from Nevada High School in May of 2010. 

She went to work as a cashier for Wood’s Supermarket and worked her way up to supervisor roles and bookkeeper. It was during this time that she reacquainted with Stormy Miller and together they ended up having three children, Koeyn Blaine, Transyn Blaine, and Adalie Rayne. They married on February 3, 2020.

Over the years Laney worked at the US Bank Mortgage in Nevada, Sharky’s in Ft. Scott and in Nevada, was an in-home aide for the State o Missouri, and after several years at home with her children, she recently started a home cleaning business. After only a couple of months she was booked solid, ready to hire help due to her dedication and attention to detail. Laney’s main focus in life was her nieces and nephews in whom she was especially close to.

She is survived by her husband Stormy Miller and three children, Koeyn, Transyn, and Adalie of the home; mother, Lisa Wilkins, Nevada; brother, Andrew B. Wilkins (Dejah), Nevada, Jamin (Amanda) Koehn, Nevada; Brian (Hollie) Koehn, Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters, Kyla Compton, Nevada, and Brittney Meiwes, La Harpe, KS; two sisters-in-law, HarLee Peace, and Taron Derry, both of Nevada; three brothers-in-law, Levi Doody, Lamar, MO, Dusty Derry, Nevada, and Cody Derry, Nevada; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Laney leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and hundreds of friends, especially Ricky and Melissa Burns. She was preceded in death by her father, John Metcalf and Monty, two cousins, Jeremy Goins, and Zoe Reedy.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 1-3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to a scholarship fun for her children c/o Ferry d Home.