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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Lady Blackhawks Wemo Conference Tournament Champions


Adrian vs Jasper, 6-5
Adrian vs Rich Hill, 23-1
Adrian vs Archie, 5-2 (Championship Game)


Photo Courtesy of Mary Brown

Have you seen this missing Kansas man?

From the Miami R-1 Alumni

The 3rd Annual Miami Alumni Basketball Tournament will be Saturday April 27th. It will begin at 2:00pm. 

All playing please be there by 1:30 so we can get brackets set and shirts handed out. 

Thank you to all of the sponsors for this year’s tournament. Without you guys, we couldn’t make this happen!

Community First Bank
American National Insurance
Hoot Owl Heating and Air Conditioning
Heartland Hatchery
Kershner Heating & Cooling
Nieder Seed Sales/ Becks Hybrids
Custom Creations by Harvest Hill
James M Binkley DDS
Bob and Lori King
Jim Platt and Carol Platt
Mid America Live News
TLC Event Rentals
Lee Cummings Trucking
Byrd’s Pecans
Citizens Bank
The King’s Kutter
Addleman Farms
AA Bus Service
Cyclone Fabrication
Herrell Construction
American Family Insurance-Shawn McVey
Hubbard Kennels of Amsterdam, MO
Miami Alumni
Marcia Nieder Norwex Independent Consultant
ARC Electric
King Construction & Ranch LLC

School Threat Investigated in Benton County

At approximately 10 AM today, dispatch was notified by federal authorities of a possible pending offense against Lincoln R2 School by one or more students. 

The FBI monitors social media for key words in the same text like bomb, shoot, kill, gun and school.

The school was locked down for approximately 2 hours today as the Sheriff's Office assisted Lincoln PD in contacting the identified juveniles and searching for any harmful materials. 

The juveniles stated that they never intended to act on their statements and it was all a fantasy. 

At least one student will be referred to the juvenile authority and the school will take appropriate disciplinary action. 

Please talk to your kids about what is acceptable on social media and how to be responsible with your social media accounts.

Motorcycle fails to yield for police in Henry County

Sheriff Kent Oberkrom reports that on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 just after 3:30 p.m., his staff was advised that Johnson County deputies were pursuing a motorcycle eastbound on Hwy 2 from the Leeton area. The motorcycle, which was failing to yield, entered Henry County where Deputy Jones became engaged in the pursuit. 

The motorcycle lead deputies on several gravel roads south of Hwy 2 and East of Hwy CC for several minutes. The motorcycle then traveled on Hwy CC to eastbound on Hwy 2. Just west of Hwy J, the driver stopped motorcycle in the middle of the road.

After taking the driver into custody, the deputies noticed that the driver had an apparent gunshot wound to the left upper chest. A pistol holster was recovered from the driver, but a firearm was not found.

The investigation is continuing as to how the driver was shot, but it is believed that he shot himself accidentally or purposely. The driver was identified as Clint B. Nichol, age 44 of the Warrensburg area.

Mr. Nichol was transported to a Kansas City area hospital for treatment of his wound. The Henry County and Johnson County Sheriff Offices are investigating the shooting.

Obituary - Roy B. Miller

Roy B. Miller, 88, of Clinton, Missouri and formerly of Springfield and Richland, MO passed away Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019 at the Arbors at Glendale Gardens in Clinton. 

Among surviving are his children, Kevin Miller, Randy Miller, Courtney Mansu and Kimberly Stepp. 

Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Belton Police looking person of interest in homicide case

The Belton Police are searching for Joshua “Landon” Hance as a person of interest in the homicide which occurred on the morning of March 20th in the 300 block of Grand in Belton. 

Mr. Hance is a white male, 34 years old, 5 ft 9 in tall and 220 pounds. 

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Hance is asked to contact the Belton Police at 816-331-5522 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Obituary - Wilma Earlene Ratliff

Earlene's wishes were to be cremated and remembered with fond memories. There are no public services. 

Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Online condolences,

Wilma Earlene Ratliff, age 62 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born September 13, 1956 to Earl Leroy and Wilma Maxine Hood Boyer in St. Louis, Missouri.

Earlene is survived by three sons, Gary Ratliff and wife Kristy and Earl Ratliff and wife Deliverance all of Butler, Missouri and Jeremy Ratliff and wife Kristina of Nevada, Missouri; one brother, Victor Boyer of Gladstone, Missouri; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Brad Boyer.