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Friday, May 24, 2019

Appleton City woman seriously injured in Bates County rollover accident

On 5/24/19 around 2:55pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County EMS and the Butler Fire Department responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 52 East Highway just west of CR8305 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2009 Buick Lacrosse driven 31 year old Kalen R. Meredith of Appleton City, Missouri was traveling eastbound when she traveled off the north side of the roadway and overturned.

Kalen R. Meredith sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.


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Obituary - Steven Frey

Steven Frey, age 59, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at his home in Brownington, MO Condolences and fond memories may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO. Services are pending.

Flash Flood Warning until 1:30am

Weather for Bates Co.... 

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Miami County in east central Kansas... Linn County in east central Kansas... Cass County in west central Missouri... Bates County in west central Missouri... 

* Until 130 AM CDT Saturday. * At 723 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain moving into the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Heavy rains will continue through a good portion of the evening and overnight hours. 

This combined with saturated soils from recent rainfall, will lead to flash flooding across the warned area. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Lee`s Summit, Grandview, Belton, Raymore, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Paola, Spring Hill, Greenwood, Peculiar, Osawatomie, Louisburg, Butler, Adrian, Garden City, Rich Hill, Pleasanton, La Cygne, Mound City and Archie. This includes Interstate 35 in Kansas between mile markers 200 and 201.

Tornado Watch until midnight

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Tornado Watch in affect for Bates and surrounding until 12am.

Mid America Live News will monitor the weather and provide updates when they are available!

Flooding and Thunderstorms very possible this evening





Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will result in dangerous flash flooding across portions of the region. 

Additionally, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible with hail and wind the primary concerns, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out at this time.

At present, we are unable to answer questions or messages on Facebook due to access issues. 

Please use our web page,weather.gov/kc and check our Twitter page (@NWSKansasCity) for more forecast information. Thanks!

Happy Retirement Colleen Gillis

Today we say “Happy Retirement” to Colleen Gillis. Colleen has been with the Wal-Mart family a total of 32.5 years.

Colleen has worked in many areas of the store and is one of the original associates that opened up the first Walmart in Butler, Mo.

We will miss you Colleen and Congratulations on your retirement.



Obituary - Patricia Ann (Ginn) Goolsby

Patricia Ann Goolsby, 77, Nevada, MO passed from this life on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her home in Nevada. Patricia was born February 13, 1942 in White Springs, FL to Melvin and Mellie Dixon (Johns) Ginn. She was united in marriage to Jerald R. Goolsby in December of 1970 and he survives of the home.

Patricia was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Church of the Nazarene in Nevada.

In addition to her husband Jerald she is survived by two sons, Richard Larry Goolsby and his wife Dana (Carlson) Goolsby, Nevada, MO, and Donald Goolsby, St. Cloud, FL; three grandchildren, Ashley Goolsby, Derek Goolsby, and Justin Goolsby, all of Nevada; one sister, Sybil Donaldson, Roselle, IL; two brothers, Melvin Ginn and his wife Elaine, Dothan, Alabama, Robert Ginn, Jacksonville, FL; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Church of the Nazarene in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Those who wish may plant a tree in her memory.

Complete destruction near Golden City MO

Forecasters put Bates County in the center of the bullseye for storms this week, unfortunately our neighbors to the south saw the brunt of it.

This was the home of 86-year-old Gene Harris and his 83-year-old wife, Opal. They were killed by the tornado that hit near Golden City, MO Wednesday night.

Devastation was not only limited to their farm, but spread from just northwest of Joplin into Jefferson City, where heavy damage was reported. Storms and more rain are forecast for the next 4-5 days as well.


V Highway south of Virginia closed at this time

Road Closure in rural Bates County: V Highway south of Virginia is closed at Marvel Bridge due to high water at this time. 

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