Saturday, August 8, 2020

Obituary - Karl Walter Lehmann

Karl Walter Lehmann 76, of Nevada passed away on Thursday August 6, 2020 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.

Karl was born July 3, 1944 in Karlruhe, Germany the son of Karl Glaiser and Hedwig Louise Lehmann. He was raised in the Milo area by Elmo and Hedwig Pilcher and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1962. Karl served with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. 

Following an Honorable Discharge, Karl returned to Vernon County where he farmed and raised livestock all his life. He also owned and operated Karl’s Garage sixty plus years. Karl held a pilot’s license to operate helicopters and airplanes, a P.I. license and a locksmith’s license. Karl raced cars in his younger years and was a man of many trades and talents.

Karl is survived by his companion Trudy Smith of the home; children, Robert Lehmann, Nevada, Kandi Gendron (Wayne) NC, Michael Lehmann (Karen) Nixa, MO, and Regina Lehmann-Bennett, Seymour, MO; Numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; sister, Malita Roby (Kent) Milo; brother, Leroy Pilcher, Milo; sister, Mina Dressler (Daniel) Centerville, TN; sister, Mary Spencer (Jim) Hume, MO; sister, Carion Rumans (Scott);

Many nieces, nephews, extended family, and special friends.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents, by two sons, Karl Lin Lehmann and Darrell Dean Lehmann; and a sister, Gerdi Beaman.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday August 11, 2020 in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery at a later date. Military Honors will be held at the funeral home following services.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

Butler Police Department seeking public assistance

Butler Police Department is requesting the public's assistance on identifying the female subject in this photo in regards to theft. Contact us at 660-679-6131




Listen now: Weekend update


Friday, August 7, 2020

Belton Police seeking public assistance

The Belton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the woman pictured here.

On the afternoon of August 7th, she stole several hundred dollars worth of nicotine gum from Walgreens.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Ptl. Folvarcik at 816-331-1500.



Bake Sale tomorrow at the Carpenters Cup



We will be having a bake sale tomorrow starting at 10 am at the Carpenters Cup in honor of Anthony Adams. All the money raised with go to his funeral. 

We will be there most of the day or until we sell out. There will be cakes, cheese cake, brownies, cookies, muffins, peanut butter balls, and water. Please stop by and grab you some goodies or make a donation. Everything helps.

Suspect Identified in Overnight Pursuit in Cass County



Cass Co – Thursday night around 10:00pm deputies attempted to stop a stolen truck in the area of E. 171st and Wheatland west of Belton. The driver fled north on Holmes Road. At the intersection of Blue Ridge and State Line, the suspect failed to stop for the stop sign and was struck by a vehicle traveling south.

Three subjects ran from the stolen vehicle, two were apprehended immediately. The driver fled on foot. Officers from Kansas City Police, Leawood, and Olathe assisted at the scene and searching the area. A search by K9 was unable to locate that subject.


Deputies have been able to identify that subject as Blake A. McCauley, 23, Belton Missouri. McCauley is currently wanted on numerous felony warrants in Cass and Jackson County that include four previous charges for tampering with a motor vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported by a family member to be evaluated. The crash was investigated by the Leawood Police Department.

Anyone with information on McCauley’s whereabouts are asked to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 816-380-5200.

Harrisonville Police Department seeking public assistance



The Harrisonville Police Department is attempting to locate Judy S. who walked away after an appointment on 07/29 in Harrisonville and has not been seen since. We are concerned for Judy's safety. She has been known to frequent the Kansas City area both near the VA hospital and Broadway St.

Judy was last seen in black jeans and a pink shirt. If you have an information please contact the non-emergency number (816-380-8940) or your local police department.


Traffic Hazard in Harrisonville



TRAFFIC ALERT: Due to a power line being struck on Rockhaven near QT we have closed Rockhaven between MO 291 and the side entrance to Walmart/Applebees. Electric Dept. personnel advise it is likely to be approximately 2 hours until it can be repaired.

We are also receiving reports of the traffic devices at 291/Commercial as well the lights over I-49 which is likely because of the power issue. We have requested MODOT assistance to insure no secondary accidents.

Are you missing a tractor?

Are you missing a tractor or do you know who it belongs to.
Contact the Bates County Sheriff’s office, it’s east of Butler in a bean field!

Obituary - Mark Shawn Atkinson

Mark Shawn Atkinson age 65 of Blairstown, Missouri departed this life Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at his home.

Mark is survived by his brother James D. Atkinson and his wife Carol of Dogue, Virginia; two nephews, Jacob & Eric Atkinson; one great nephew, Brandon; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Missouri.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Carpenter Cemetery and may be sent in care of the Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.