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Monday, January 21, 2019

Obituary - John Daniel Black

John Daniel Black, age 58, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Miami County Medical Center. He was born on August 25, 2019 at Fort Scott, Kansas the son of Weslie and Marjorie Berg Black. He graduated from Pleasanton High School in the Class of 1978. He married Susan Boyle on August 30, 1980 at Winfield, Kansas. He was employed by Linn County for thirty-eight years serving as road foreman for twenty-nine. He also operated Black and Sons Rolloffs. John served as a volunteer firefighter with Linn Country Station #920 for twenty-five years. He served as chief during several different periods and instructed Fire Rescue I and II. He was a member of the Pleasanton Nazarene Church. John''s biggest joy was his family; he was a loving husband, dad, brother, and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard, and two brother in laws, Dale Baldwin and Eric Kleweno. John is survived by his wife, Susan, two sons, Dan Black and Jeffrey Black and wife Danielle; two brothers, James Black and wife Julie and Patrick Black and wife Brenda; five sisters: Penny Black, Carol Beckwith and husband Bob, Glenna Baldwin and husband Lloyd, Janet Kleweno and Patricia Murray and husband Larry and one grandson.

Funeral service will be held 1:30 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Littell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to Linn County Fire Station #920. Outdoor plants are preferred to be used in a landscape in John''s memory. Online condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Obituary - Kenneth Clifton “K.C.” Moore

Kenneth Clifton “K.C.” Moore, 78, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home in Nevada. He was born August 15, 1940 on a farm three miles southwest of El Dorado Springs, MO to William W. and Murial B. (Johnson) Moore.

K.C. started school at the age of 5 at Union Hall, a one room school with all eight grades. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1957 at the age of 16. K.C. attended School of the Ozarks from 1957 – 1958 at which time he joined the United States Army serving until 1962. His army travels took him to Fort Wayne in Detroit, Camp McCoy in Wisconsin, and two years in Hawaii.

K.C. returned to Nevada in 1962 and met the love of his life, Linda Hawkins (although he wasn’t sure which twin she was). The couple was married on June 30, 1963. After working at Richardson Motor Company he began a career with Farm and Home Savings in 1968. In 1971 the Moore’s moved to Marshall, MO where he became the youngest branch manager in the Savings and Loan. He served the banking industry for 40 years, working for Boatman’s Bank, Missouri Bankers Association, and retiring from Central Bank in Sedalia, MO. Following his retirement in 2011 the family returned to Nevada, MO where he worked at Bowman Title Company, and as manager of Frank E. Peters City Golf Course.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, John W. and Gary M. Moore; brothers-in-law, Ken Hawkins, Chester Barrett, and Dan Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Linda L. Moore of the home; their daughter, Robyn S. Moore, Nevada; sisters-in-law, Sandy Thomas, Nevada, Marilyn Hawkins, Wetumpka, AL, and Laura Moore, Knob Noster, MO; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Dr. Kevin Daugherty officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the Ernest and Eugenia Wyatt Guest Home in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 1/14-1/20-2019

Well being check 200 block of N Austin
Animal complaint Grade School
Accident Pine and Havanna
Keep the peace 700 block of S High
Medical assist 80 block of N Orange
Keep the peace 800 S High
Accident Koehn’s Bakery
Accident W-52 and Rice Rd
C and I driver call S Main
Traffic assist N Main
Disturbance 211 W Dakota
Animal complaint 700 block of Country Club
Walk in assault report
Alarm Max Motors
Medical assist 600 block of W Pine
Possible prowler 500 block of N Fulton
Animal complaint 700 block N Main
Burglary call 400 block of S Main
Medical assist 800 block of E Nursery
Disturbance BCMH
Hit and run accident W-52 and Rice Rd
Assist DFS Keep the peace 400 block of Sunset
Theft report Pike St
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Well being check
Assist Louisburg PD attempt to locate
Disturbance Casey’s on Ft Scott
Property damage 200 block of W Ohio
Accident Ft Scott and Rice Rd
Report of Fight Alley Bar
Well being check Wal-Mart
Walk in assault report
Animal complaint 400 block of Howard
Noise complaint 300 block of E Oak
Medical assist 900 block of Wix lane
Animal complaint Wal-Mart
Medical assist 600 block of W Pine
Noise complaint S High

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Obituary - Robert L. Gentry

Robert L. Gentry, 69, Belton, Missouri departed this life on Friday, January 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by love and family.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gentry of the home; two sons, Brian Robert Gentry and wife Myra Gonzales-Catli-Gentry, Belton, Missouri; Kevin William Leonard Gentry, Boston, Massachusetts; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at their home in Belton.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.

Obituary - Jane Ellen Schilling

Jane Ellen Schilling, age 70, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at her home in Clinton. Memorial services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Chapel, Clinton. Visitation will be 9:00-10:00 AM prior to service. Inurnment will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. 

Memorial contributions can be made to P.A.W.S. or Project Christmas Cheer and may be left in care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Jane was the daughter of S. Theodore and Billie Mae (Tillman) Schilling. She attended Clinton High School graduating in 1966. She worked as a salesman for a newspaper.

She was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Billie, and a brother , James Schilling.

Among survivors is a nephew, Doug Schilling, and two nieces Erica Piela and Janice Schilling.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO.

Update: Structure Fire in rural Adrian

At 07:20 Sunday morning the Adrian Fire Department was dispatched on a reported residential structure fire at 5261 NW CR 10504. Mutual aid was requested from Butler Fire and Central Cass Fire to respond to the scene, while Amsterdam Fire was requested to stage at the Adrian fire station for coverage of any additional calls in the Adrian area. 

We arrived on scene at 07:36 hours and found the structure to be fully involved. All occupants were out of the home and were treated by EMS but did not need transported. 

Firefighters were on the scene for over two hours battling the fire. The fire is believed to be accidental in nature caused from a wood stove. Adrian Fire Department would like to thank all agencies who responded on the call. 

Courtesy of Adrian Fire Chief Gary Dizney

Complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Jan 14-21, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made nine arrests and took a stealing report during the week of Jan. 14-21, 2019.

View the link we have provided for you below for additional information. 

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