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Monday, December 11, 2017

Obituary - Alvin "Al" Adam Gerstner

Alvin “Al” Adam Gerstner, 91, Peculiar, MO, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville with burial at 1:30 p.m. in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 12 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with Rosary at 5:00. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans (

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available

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Sorry, it wasn't Santa...

Saturday night just after 8:30 pm, many folks around the area noticed strange flashing red lights in the sky. Face book lit up, text messages were sent by the thousands- what the heck is that?

The whole event, lasting about about 10 minutes as a 'stack' of red and flashing strobe lights appeared over the eastern horizon and moving very slowly, together.

As time elapsed, the 'stack', due to the angle of viewing, transformed to a staggered line as the objects moved directly overhead. Speculation was that it was some time of military formation with about 13 (the count is questioned) of the objects. Also, as they passed overhead it became obvious the sound produced was from jet aircraft.

Sorry, no Santa and reindeer. No UFO's. 

It has been confirmed that it was indeed military. In fact, it was a string of C17 cargo aircraft making a jaunt from the east coast to just beyond Denver, Colorado.

Other sources say this actually happens on a somewhat regular basis, however the flight path varies, taking the caravan usually through a more northern route.

Congrats Cody

Butler High School Junior Cody Gabriel was named as a member of the Warsaw All Tournament team.

Obituary - Jerry Michael "Mike" Walden

Jerry Michael "Mike" Walden, 49, of Oak Grove, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Clinton, Mo.

He was born January 5, 1968 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Jerry Duane Walden and Virginia Ruth (Williams) Walden. On October 10, 2006 he married Brenda Gale Johnson in Westmoreland, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Jerry was employed with the United States Veterans Affairs as a field examiner for several years. He is a veteran of the United States Army, and has been a federal government employee since his discharge from the Army.

He enjoyed fishing, baseball and coaching little league teams.

In addition to his wife Brenda, he is survived by two sons, Justin Alexander Dycus, Kansas City, Mo., and Tyler Lee Walden, Des Moines, Iowa; his mother, Virginia Walden, Liberty, Mo.; one brother, Chris Walden and wife Leslie, Kansas City, Mo.; two nephews, Ryan Walden and wife Emily, Kansas City, Mo., and Logan Walden, Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry in 2010; paternal grandparents, Bill and Minnie Walden; and maternal grandparents, Otis and Daisy Williams.

Private family memorial graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. Military services will be at the grave under the direction of the United States Army, Leavenworth, Ks. A celebration of Mike's life is planned for a later date.

Raymore woman arrested in Bates County

On 12/10/17 around 10:16pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 23 year old Kelci M. Medley of Raymore, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1. ) 4 Misdemeanor Polk County Sheriff's Office Warrant ( Bolivar, Missouri).

Kelci M. Medley was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and she is currently listed as bondable.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Adrian woman injured in Bates County crash

On 12/9/17 around 4:52pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on FF Highway just south of Missouri 18 Highway in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2006 Buick Rendezvous driven by 37 year old Amanda K. Chancellor of Adrian, Missouri was traveling northbound on FF Highway when she traveled off the east side of the roadway, struck a MoDot sign and a ditch.

Amanda K. Chancellor sustained moderate injuries in this accident and she was transported by private vehicle to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by a private party.

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Public Service Notice from the City of Butler

Planning Commission Meeting tomorrow at 6:00pm in Council Chambers at Butler City Hall. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 12/4-12/10-2017

Alarm 600 block of W Ft Scott
Walk in dog complaint
Theft report Family Center
Animal complaint Grove Street
Disturbance Cedar Lane

Medical assist 411 Fran
Vandalism report 200 block of W Atkinson
Walk in theft report
Harassment report
Open door Rice Road

Well being check
Disturbance 411 Fran
Alarm 600 block of W Nursery
Accident Fran Apts
Keep the peace

Stolen cat report 110 S Willow
Disturbance 200 block of S Broadway
Disturbance 812 W Grove
Walk in theft report
Theft report S 71 storage
Well being check 600 block of W Harrison
Disturbance 204 E Chestnut

Animal complaint Gail Lane
Theft report 600 block of W Nursery
Theft report 1300 block of N Orange
Accident Pine and Delaware
Theft report S Bus. 49

Well being check 400 block of N Water
Alarm 600 block of W Ft Scott
Keep the peace Courtney Dr
Animal complaint W Ft Scott
Keep the peace 800 block of E Page

Well being check Taco Bell
Alarm 100 block of N Delaware
Well being check 411 Fran
Disturbance Wal-Mart parking lot
Trespassing call Ft Scott and Delaware
Alarm 900 block of W Ft Scott