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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Use caution when traveling today

Be careful as you head out this morning as roadways remain very slick and dangerous. 

Please allow extra time to reach your destinations as light freezing drizzle and snow will continue for a few hours this morning. Fortunately, warmer temps expected beginning tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office seeking public assistance

The Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance locating a stolen vehicle:

On 02052019 a 1990 Ford F250 Ext Cab truck was taken from the area of 68 Highway and Plum Creek. It is red with a hydraulic bale spear, tool box, running boards, visor over windshield, crack in windshield on passenger side, Barbwire trim down the sides, almost new tires. 4 wheel drive 3/4 ton. The vehicle was last seen headed north on Plum Creek towards 68 Highway.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Roush at 913-294-3232.

Obituary - Jo Ann Hart

Jo Ann Hart, 77 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at Jo Ann's wishes were to be cremated with no services at this time. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Jo Ann Hart Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Jo Ann was born in Gardner, Kansas to Darleen and John Hoyt on November 11, 1941. Jo Ann was retired from Unitog. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards with friends and spending time with her family.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Darleen and John Hoyt, and Tommy Hoyt.

Jo Ann is survived by her daughters, Anna Smith Hale and Darla Canfield Brzuchalski and her husband James Brzuchalski, grandchildren, James Clason, Deziree Brzuchalski, Lacie Smith, Rachale Licking and Jessica Brzuchalski, 4 great grandsons, 3 great granddaughters, sister, Carol Jean Peterman, brother, Johnny Ray Hoyt, nieces, Melody Craft, Sunday Cloughley, Diana Wood and several great nieces and nephews.

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

Obituary - Darrell Edward Hearting

Funeral Services for Darrell will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the funeral home.

The minister will be Jerry Johannigmeier and Pastor Larry Sorrells.

Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

The family requests any MEMORIAL donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church (for purchase of new entry doors).

Darrell Edward Hearting, 58, was born in Appleton City, Missouri June 15, 1960. He departed this life February 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Darrell grew up on the family farm near the City Lake. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and trail riding in his younger days. After graduating from Appleton City High School in 1978 Darrell worked at many jobs. He had his own welding business, drove a gas truck for Estel “Moon” Davis, helped his dad farm and helped many friends and neighbors on their farms. Throughout the years he had trained many horses and stock dogs, holding training clinics for those who wished to participate. His favorite dog was Sharp, a border collie. In 1981 Darrell went to work for Kansas City Power & Light as a welder retiring in 2018 after 36 1/2 years of service. He was a CSA qualified welder, working on high pressure pipes. His KCP&L welding “family” referred to him as “Doc”.

In July 1990, Darrell and Susan Lorraine Hines were united in marriage. They made their home on the home place where Darrell had grown up, raising Seth, Jamie and Marty.

Darrell was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he and Susan were members of the Pathfinders Sunday School Class even before their marriage. He was a member of the church trustees and had been the president and member of the board. Darrell and Susan team taught the older youth Sunday school class for many years as well.

Recently, Darrell, out of obligation, helped Susan and good friends Mick and Susan Hellwig in a venture called “Vintage View by Sue”, a rustic wedding and event rental business, which he complained about regularly. He spent many weekends “loading up all that junk” for their “rustic” creations. They also spent many hours decorating the church fellowship hall and sanctuary for holidays and events.

Darrell always worked hard, but he was also a man who loved a good story and was ever ready for a practical joke. The twinkle in his eye and sly smile was a ready tell there was mischief afoot.

Darrell was always helping someone. If he saw a need, he was there, lending a hand in his friendly, gentle way. He was never too busy and always had a smile and a kind word. He was the good and faithful servant.

Preceding Darrell in death was his father, Walter. Survivors include his wife, Susan of the home; three children: Seth Hearting, Jamie Bokern and husband Brian, and Marty Hearting; his mother, Joyce Herndon; his grandchildren: Amber, Bailey and Cole Bokern, Eli and Gracie Hearting, Graceleigh Green, Harlee and Ava Hearting; his Siblings: Darwin Hearting and wife Jane, Delma Hearting and Delores Bracher and husband Steve; many nieces, nephew and friends.

School Closings For 2/20/19

The following schools will be closed tomorrow Wednesday 2/20/19 due to poor road conditions: 

Adrian School District 
Appleton City School District
Archie School District
Ballard School District
Belton School District 
Butler School District 
Cass Midway School District
Clinton School District 
Drexel School District 
Harrisonville School District
Hudson School District 
Jayhawk Linn USD 346 School District (Kansas)
Miami School District
Montrose School District (2hr late start)
Osceola School District
Pleasant Hill School District 
Pleasanton USD 344 School District (Kansas)
Prairie View USD 362 School District (Kansas)
RayPec School District 
Rich Hill School District 
Sherwood School District
Warsaw School District

Please bookmark this page as we will be updating more closings throughout the evening. 

From the Harrisonville Police Department

HOT OFF THE PRESS: unfortunately we have a report of our first traffic accident of this storm. It appears to be a two vehicle crash on southbound I-49 near MO 291. Be cautious. Officers are in route.

NOTE: Cass County is reporting several accidents on I-49 north of our City limits.

Complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Feb. 11-18, 2019

St Clair Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made six arrests and took a stolen property report during the week of Feb. 11-18, 2019.

Click here to view the press release:

Nevada Police seeking public assistance

The Nevada Police Department is attempting to identify the subject in the following photos.

If you know the identity of this person please contact Detective Clinton Berry at 417-448-5127.

Stolen vehicle recovered after short pursuit west of Butler

The Butler Police Department took a report of a stolen 1998 Dodge truck with a fuel tank in the back and a green tailgate that was stolen from O'Reilly Auto Parts Store in Butler around 8:40 am this morning.

The vehicle was spotted by a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper who turned around and gave pursuit of the vehicle.

The Bates County Sheriff's Office along with Missouri State Highway Patrol engaged in a short chase with the stolen truck which came to a end with one male in custody and the vehicle recovered around 52 West Highway and the Water Treatment Plant.

A male suspect from Kansas City Kansas was arrested and transported to the Bates County Jail.

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

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