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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Obituary - Billy P. Brown

Billy Paul Brown, age 71, most recently of Blue Mound, Kansas died Saturday March 16, 2019 as the result of an accident. He was born at Fort Scott, Kansas on October 14, 1947 the son of Rolla and Margie Black Brown. 

He graduated from Mound City High School. Billy served his country during the Vietnam War in the United State Army. He was married to his wife, Julie. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him were: his parents, and two brothers; Terry and Ricky Brown. 

He worked as a laborer in the construction industry and was a member of the Laborer's Union. Billy is survived by two sons; Brad and Billy Brown; two daughters; Bradi Barnes and Casi Ragland, and grandchildren: Trentin Treytin, Tiffany, Tayler, and Alycia; two sisters; Debby Lewis and Linda Hall and husband Dave who along with niece Kelley Harvey and nephew Chad Allen and his wife Tara have looked after and cared for Billy.

Funeral service will be held 11 am Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 am to service time. Contributions are suggested to the Blue Mound American Legion or to IRSF(International Rett Syndrome Foundation). Online condolences can be left at

Obituary - KaSandra Beltz

KaSandra Marie (Miller) Beltz, age 53 of Butler, Missouri passed away March 14, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the First Christian Church, Butler, Missouri. 

Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

KaSandra Beltz was born on November 13, 1965 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the daughter of James F. Miller and Doris McCleary Miller. She graduated from Cass Midway in 1984.

KaSandra worked in healthcare for a while and went on to be a nanny for a few years in Louisiana. She came back home to Missouri to work with foster children. She married the love of her life, Brad Beltz on December 15, 2002.

KaSandra was preceded in death by her father, James Miller.
She is survived by her mother Doris Miller of Butler, Missouri; her husband Brad Beltz of the home in Butler; two daughters Tina Scheerer (Cory) of Nevada, Missouri and Lillian Copeland (Jeff) of Independence, Missouri; brother James Paul Miller and sister Suzie Wilson (Darrell), both of Butler, Missouri along with 8 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and family that loved her very much.

Reminder from the Bates County Sheriff's Office

CCW permits must be renewed within 6 months after they expire. The cost of the renewal is $50.00. 

If you need to renew your CCW please schedule an appointment by contacting Jami at 660-679-3232 or

Obituary - Diane Isaacson

Diane Isaacson, Butler, Mo., passed away Monday, March 18, at her home at the age of 66. 

Services are scheduled at 1pm Wednesday afternoon, March 20, at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill with a committal in Rich Hill's Green Lawn Cemetery to be scheduled later. 

Visitation is scheduled between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Heuser Funeral Home and memorials to a Diane Isaacson Memorial Fund are suggested.

Wasteland at the Fishing Dock

Obituary - Florene Ashford

Florene Ashford, 81 of Louisburg, Kansas passed away March 17, 2019 at Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Cremation, with private family memorial services at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Florene Alberta Ashford was born February 8, 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Vernon and Hazel Shelton Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband LeRoy Ashford, son Kenneth Allen Owens, and sister Dorothy Patten. She is survived by her son Vernon Owens of Olathe, KS., son Robert Miller of Drexel, MO., daughter Kathy Huckaby of Warrensburg, MO., many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Carol Franklin, Patricia Hartman, Verna Jean Engelken, Sharon Brooks, Marvina Wyman, and Joe Lewis.

Obituary - Jean Phillips

Jean Phillips, 80, Archie, MO, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO, with visitation from 1:00-2:00.

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Mound City, Kansas.

(A complete obituary will be posted when that information is available).

Adrian Community Theater Auditions Notice

Adrian Community Theater Auditions for Taming the Wild West in a Dress start next week! March 21st and 22nd 6:30-8:30p and March 23rd 12 to 3p.

All auditions are held at the Adrian Community Library. Please go to our website to print your audition form

Obituary - William Leo Renne, Jr.

William Leo Renne, Jr. 79 of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away March 18, 2019 at the Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. Funeral services will be Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009).

A visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olathe Hospice House. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.

Bill Renne, Jr was born December 25, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri to William and Rose Keller Renne. He grew up in the Shawnee and Overland Park, KS area and attended Shawnee Mission High School. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps at the age of 17, serving at stations in Hawaii, California, and Japan. Bill was united in marriage to Carole Robinson in April of 1970. Two children were born to this union, William Leo Renne, III and Wyatt Lee Renne. Bill served as a firefighter for 10 years for the Olathe Fire Department and the Johnson County Industrial Airport, and later retired from Phillips Petroleum Company. Bill loved his Quarter horses, showing dogs, and fishing with grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Rose Knudson and Peggy Holloway.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Carole Renne, sons William and Wyatt, five grandchildren, Walker, Austin, Hailey, Wyatt Jr., and Emily Rose. He also leaves behind two sisters, Ruby Camp and Barbara Bradfield.

Rich Hill R-IV School District has 2 remaining coaching positions available for the 2019-20 School Year

The Rich Hill R-IV School District has 2 remaining coaching positions available for the 2019-20 School Year--Assistant High School Football and Assistant High School Girls Basketball.

The capacity to build relationships with our student-athletes, knowledge of the sport, work ethic, and the ability to work as a team member are the most important traits we seek in an assistant coach. Preferred applicants for each position will have earned at least 60 hours of college credits, but this should not prevent anyone who is interested in either position from applying.The applicant must pass a comprehensive background check and be physically able to perform the work.

Mail completed applications to Ashley Arwood, Athletic Director, Rich Hill High School. 703 N. Houston St., Rich Hill, MO 64779