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Monday, March 18, 2019

Obituary - Terrance Douglas Roth

Terrance Douglas Roth, 54, Raymore, Missouri departed this life on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Research Medical Center surrounded by love and family.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Roth and 2 daughters, Anna Roth and Gwin Roth all of the home; his father and step mother, Leonard and Polly Roth and his mother and step-father, Joan and Jon Dunham all of Lee's Summit, Missouri; three siblings, Sean Dunham and wife Christy, Raymore, Missouri, Jeoff Roth and wife Sarah, State of Virginia and Jennifer Emch and husband Brad, Shawnee, Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration Of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Heart of Life Church - Lee's Summit Campus, 800 SW 150 Hwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64082.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the church.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Educational Fund.

A complete obituary will be posted when it becomes available.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 3/11-3/17-2019

Trespassing call High School.
Keep the peace Super 8
Disturbance 414 W Harrison
Possible prowler Cedar Lane
Noise complaint Cemetery
Warrant service White Oak
Well being check
Disturbance 1200 block of N Bus 49
Disturbance Courthouse
Accident Harrison and Havanna
Keep the peace 700 block of S High
Fraud report Family Center
Disturbance BCMH
911 hang up 300 block of W Harrison
Vandalism report 400 block of S Main
Animal complaint 100 block of N High
Walk in Juvenile report
Traffic assist Schowengerdt
Medical assist Fran apts
Animal complaint Chestnut and Austin
Traffic assist Fran Ave
Animal complaint High and Pine
Alarm Grade School
Attempt to locate
Missing person call
Theft report North side of Square
Warrant service
Warrant service 300 block of W College
Theft report 611 S Main
Traffic assist Ft Scott and High
Disturbance 400 block of West St
Theft report 100 block of Orange
Assault report Alley Bar
C and I driver call Square
Disturbance 6 Dove Lane
Well being check subject laying in ditch
Animal complaint Austin and Pine
C and I driver S Main
Theft report 200 block of E Oak

Assault report Bear Stop
Noise complaint 300 block of W Adams
Animal complaint 700 block of N Havanna
Animal complaint 200 block of S Main

Report of possible gun shot 300 block of E Pine

Sexual Assault Investigation in Drexel

On December 28, 2018 a Detective started an investigation of a possible sexual assault on a juvenile victim that had previously occurred in Drexel, MO.

On March 14, 2019 Richard E. Bussell (DOB 6/30/1959) of Pierce City, MO was arrested for this crime and was transported to the Bates County Jail. Bussell is a former resident of Drexel, MO and is a registered sex offender.

Bussell was charged with 1 count of Sexual Misconduct involving a Child under 15, 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 3 counts of Statutory Sodomy. Judge Highley set his bond at $100,000.00 cash or surety.

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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.

Things are getting busy...

It's been a long, hard Winter... now it's getting warm and there's plenty of things to do. You can check our Community Calendar here to make sure you don't miss anything

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April election creeping closer...

As the April election gets closer, we'd like to remind everyone to study the ballot and exercise your right to vote!

You can check out the ballot here

Rich Hill FFA members to attend youth leadership conference

Congratulations to Rich Hill FFA members Sydney Bell and Katie Tourtillott for being selected to attend HYMAX Academy this summer. Only 100 freshman FFA members in Missouri are selected to attend HYMAX, great job ladies!

Blackhawks dominiate Osceola yesterday

Varsity baseball shut out Osceola 4-0 in the 1st Round of the WEMO Tournament yesterday. 

The Blackhawks play  again tonight night in the semifinals at 6:30 at Adrian.

Good job, Bates County 4-H clubs

Congratulations to Bates County 4-H! You made it in the 10 ten counties in the state for food collected during the recent food drive. More info about the food drive program here:

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ballard Booster Club Golf Tournament

Obituary - Melody Martin

Melody Martin, age 63, of Montrose, Missouri passed away Friday, March 15, 2019. Condolences and fond memories can be left online at

Among survivors is her husband Larry Martin.

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