Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Clinton man seriously injured in Henry County Crash

On 6/3/20 around 6:25am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County along with Henry County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 7 Highway just eat of Route U in rural Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2009 Ford driven by 44 year old Phillip Fry of Clinton, Missouri ran off the roadway and struck an embankment.

Mr. Fry sustained serious injuries in this accident and he 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 of the accident by Gary's Tow.

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Obituary - Barbara Ruth (Hale) Doolittle

Barbara Ruth Doolittle, 86 of Nevada, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Medicalodges of Nevada. She was born on May 31, 1933 in Hudson, NY to William and Ruth (Wallace) Hale. She was married to Charles E. Doolittle on November 29, 1966 in Wooster, OH. After 50 plus years together he preceded her in death in April 2018.

Barbara was a loving mother to 8 children. She will be missed for her sense of humor and loving care that she had for her family. Barbara loved to travel and throughout her lifetime she visited all 50 states. For the past two years she has lived in Nevada after having resided in Mansfield, OH for most of her lifetime.

She is survived by her children, Vikki Finney, Walker, LA, Robert Horsley (Irene), Nevada, MO, Bud Doolittle (Susan), Elma, WA, Tina Credeur, New Orleans, LA, Chris Doolittle, Sagle, ID, Todd Horsley (Jackie), Montegut, LA, Diana Rothenberger, (Bart), Sagle, ID, and Toby Doolittle (Tammy), Soldotna, AL, ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Day, Henderson, NV. In addition to her husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nina Clark of Mansfield, OH.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, OH. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO.

The Right place, Right time...

Things are starting to take shape as the new building for Right Choice Truck & Tire is progressing quickly. It’ll be easy to get to, located on west 52 highway next to El Charro and the new, bigger facility will certainly offer space for more inventory and easy service as usual. 

Barring delays, work should be completed around August.

Stolen Vehicle in Harrisonville

THIS truck was stolen last night from Harrisonville!! So if you happen to see it( black 07 Ford Ranger Extended Cab with a toolbox ) please keep your eye out for it!!

Call the Harrisonville Police Department with information 

Severe Weather Threat the next 1-3 hours

We're watching for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms in the yellow shaded area over the next few hours. Lightning. damaging winds and hail are the main hazards

Joint Press Release from Sheriff Anderson and Chief Wheatley

Joint press release.


The Bates County Sheriff’s Office and the Butler Police Department have been aware of the planned protest on the Butler Square today. We received information on Monday and began the process of working together to prepare for any potential threat to our community. We have been reassured that the protest is expected to be peaceful.

Together we have taken an oath to protect our citizens and to protect our citizens' right to exercise their first amendment right. Our oath included protecting all citizens and each of their rights afforded to all citizens by the Constitution of the United State of America. We are asking that if you do not agree with the content of the protest that you do not arrive with the intention to counter those who chose to hold the peaceful protest.

It is a time now more than ever for our country to come together and be the Americans we truly are. We have never achieved anything with hate, division and violence. This is a time for us to return to the days of welcoming our neighbors, friends and visitors to our community.

With that said, rest assured, together we have implemented procedures to squelch anything that would take the protest from peaceful to violent. We will protect our citizens and their property with the same vigor as we protect the 1st amendment as that too was a part of the oath that we took. We ask that our community take a deep breath and have faith that we will be able to allow all citizens the freedoms that so many in our country have died to protect.

Courtesy of 
Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson 
Butler Police Chief Jerret Wheatley

Obituary - Steven W. Huntsman

Steven W. Huntsman, 64 of Adrian, passed away June 2, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Cremation, with Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 6, 2020 at St. Sabina Catholic Church (700 Trevis Ave., Belton, Mo., 64012) with Fr. Jeff Stephan officiating. 

Visitation will be prior to Mass from 10-11 at the church, with Rosary at 9:45. Visitation will also be Friday evening at Mullinax Funeral Home (10 S. High St., Butler, Mo., 64730) from 6-8 PM, with spoken memories and sharing at 7PM. 

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions are suggested to the Steven Huntsman Memorial, a college fund for Steve’s grandchildren.

(The Catholic diocese provides that in this time of social distancing, occupants in St. Sabina Church are limited to 100 persons, and each must wear a mask. Masks will be available at the church, and guests are asked to observe social distancing among all in attendance). 

Steve was born December 12, 1955 in Topeka, KS, oldest son of Floyd Huntsman and Betty (Arnold) Huntsman. Steve grew up in Topeka, KS and graduated from Seaman High in 1974. He took an early retirement from UPS after almost 25 years of service due to health issues. He married his wife Debra (Barter) Huntsman August 26, 1989 and together they raised three wonderful boys. Steve was an amazing husband, father, friend to all and most proudly a Papa, the man, the myth, the legend. 

He was an avid outdoorsman who thrived to fish and hunt as well as shoot archery. He lived each day of life like it was his last. His huge smile and exciting personality filled any room he entered.

He was preceded in death by his father Floyd Huntsman, mother Betty Huntsman and biological dad Richard Fleming and daughter-in-law Stacey Huntsman.

Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Debra (Barter) Huntsman, brother Randy Huntsman (Linda) Topeka, KS, children Sean Huntsman Denver, CO, Garrett Huntsman (Jimi) Peculiar, MO and Caleb Huntsman (Emilie) of Adrian, MO. Step-granddaughters Raychel, Whitney, grandchildren Collin and Olivia, step-great grandsons Landon and Christian and several cousins and extended family members. 

You will be missed by all.