Sunday, July 23, 2017

Obituary - Darin Scott Walrod

Darin Scott Walrod
Darin Scott Walrod, age 51, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Wednesday July 19, 2017.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. 

A funeral service will follow the visitation beginning at 6:30 pm.

From KCP&L: Kansas City Power & Light

OUTAGE UPDATE: Crews continue to make progress restoring power after the major storm last night. Currently, we have about 50,000 customers without power, down nearly 90,000 from 138,000 during the height of the storm. 600 operations crews, including linemen from nearby utilities, continue to work to restore power. We expect outages to go into tomorrow.

We urge all customers to stay away from any downed power lines they may see. For outage updates or to report a power outage or down line call 1-888-544-4852 (LIGHTKC) or online at

It is extremely hot today, so please take extra precaution if you’re without power. Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity. Wear loose fitting, lightweight, natural fiber clothing. Limit the number of times you open the fridge to when only necessary to preserve your food. You can call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling locations in your area.

Drexel Fire Department responding to vehicle fire at this time

The Drexel Fire Department is in route to a vehicle fire in the area of 69 Highway and 399th Street in rural Miami County Kansas.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.

Police still searching for missing truck from rural Butler

Stolen from NE State Route D Highway in Butler 
White Chevrolet 1984, stick shift 
Regular cab, long bed 
Bigger tires, 4 inch lift 
Clearance lights in the tailgate, 
With an (eat more beef) Ft Scott livestock market license plate on the back. 
Expired tags on the front.
If you see this truck please call the Bates County Sheriff's Office at 660-679-3232.

Thank you Melissa

A huge thank you to Melissa Dawson of Butler who has been a full time volunteer for House of Hound in Butler over one year now. She works five days a week and sometimes six days. Melissa answers our phones and helps with all the office paperwork! Thank You Melissa! 

Power Outages in Archie area over 700 people affected

Mid America Live News has received several reports of power outages in rural Adrian and Archie areas at this time. 

Around 735 KCP&L customers are said to be affected at this time.

Also affected is the city of Amsterdam and Amoret.

Crews are working on fixing the problem and again thank you for your patience.

2nd Annual Saints Christian Motorcycle Ministry bike ride

Job Opening In Harrisonville

Harrisonville Trade Fair is located at  2301 S Commercial Street.

Obituary - Pamela Sue Long

 Pamela Sue Long 
Pamela Sue Long, 72, of Nevada, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Moore Few Care Center in Nevada. Pam was born March 5, 1945 in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of Bob and Maurine (Ridgeway) Long. As a young girl Pam was Baptized and a member of First Christian Church in Sedalia, where the family attended for many years.

Pam graduated from Smith Cotton High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Future Homemakers’ of America and a member of the National Forensic League. As a member of the Tanglenook 4-H Pam served as president and also served as secretary of the Pettis County 4H Council. She was a 4-H delegate to the American Royal in 1962 and was 4-H County Metal winner in foods and clothing. She also won the Missouri 4-H Key Award that same year.

These early accomplishments led to her career as a Home Economics teacher at Marysville Public School in Marysville, Mi. for many years until her retirement. Pam taught in Marysville but lived in nearby Port Huron, Mi. where she enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and gathering with her friends.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Steve Long and wife Barbara of Nevada. Niece Kindra Smith and husband Kelly of Nevada, their children; Silas, Emma, Grace, Ellie and Lindy Smith. Niece Amy Fisher and husband Justin of Ft. Scott, Ks., their children; Blaine, Jozie and Junie. Nephew Dr. Zack Long and wife Laurie of Pittsburgh, Ks., their children; Laikyn, Kayden and Drew. Niece Lindsay Jackson and husband Dr. Travis of Nevada, their children; Hailey, Lanie, Will, and Palmer, and many special friends at Moore Few Care Center.

Services will be Monday July 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel with visitation from 1:00 pm until service time. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Not Quite As Hot.... But Still Summer

The good news is that today and tomorrow won't be quite as hot as what we saw last week.

The bad news is that it will still be pretty warm, and that could be problematic for the thousands of you who are still without power after last night's storms. 

Hopefully power comes back for everyone soon, but in the meantime it wouldn't be a bad idea to check on those who may be struggling to keep cool today.