Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Nevada School was locked down today

The Nevada Police Department was actively looking for a subject following an altercation at a residence on the 500 block of North Adams Street that potentially involved a weapon this afternoon. 

With the close proximity to Bryan Elementary, the school was placed into lockdown for a short time so that during the search and subsequent arrest, there would not be children outside playing.

The individual was apprehended, and Nevada Police report there is no threat to the school or surrounding community.

Triebel breaks BHS javelin record


We would like to congratulate Butler High School Junior Dylan Triebel for breaking the school javelin throw record at SBU today!

His throw of 45.16 meters (148’ 2”) breaks the record previously held by Ezekiel Martin in 2018.

This is the sixth new track record set this season!

Pizza Tascio Opens In Belton

The Belton, MO Chamber of Commerce and The City of Belton welcomed a brand new pizza place to Belton this morning. 

Pizza Tascio cut the ribbon to officially become part of the Belton business community!

They’re bringing New York style pizza to N. Scott Street! Make sure to stop in when you get a chance, and thank you, Pizza Tascio, for choosing Belton.

Obituary - Freda Elizabeth (Jobe) Hoover

Freda Elizabeth (Jobe) Hoover, 79, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Freda was born July 3, 1944 in Kansas City, KS to John W. and Lillie M. (Rusconi) Jobe. She married Standlee J. Hoover on August 31, 1962 in Kansas City, KS and he survives of the home.

Freda grew up in Kansas City, KS. Following her marriage she and her husband Standlee came to Nevada where they have continued to reside. Freda worked as a cook at Nevada High School for 15 years, and later volunteered at Loretta’s Attic. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed crocheting, and having tea parties with her granddaughter.

In addition to her husband Standlee, she is survived by six children: Shelly Turman (Tim), Nevada, Joe Hoover, Cassville, MO, Pam Hoover, Nevada, MO, Beth Gerster, Republic, MO, Willa Kemper (Michael), Argyle, TX, and Byron Hoover (Maria), Springfield, MO; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, John William Jobe, Jr. (Opal), Florida, Patricia Roland, Tonganoxie, KS, Michael Jobe (Candy) Kansas City, KS, and Charles Jobe (Eva), Monett, MO; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Vicki Tremble, and two brothers, James Jobe, and John Jobe.

No services are planned at this time.

Two arrested in Miami County Kansas for multiple wildlife violations

Indy was at it again Saturday evening! Just after 6pm, a landowner in Miami County Kansas reported turkeys being poached off his property in rural Miami County. 

The Miami County Sheriff's Office responded and located the vehicle. Warden Falls and K-9 Indy were notified and responded as well.

Deputies and Warden Falls spoke with the two individuals at the scene and worked through a language barrier. Two turkeys (one Tom and one Hen), three .22 rifles, and an air rifle were seized by Warden Falls.

The shooter was arrested for multiple wildlife violations. After the scene was cleared and everyone had left, Indy started into an area search for any more evidence. Shortly after that, another suspect came out of the woods with his hands up.

That suspect was also arrested and taken to jail. Indy was sent back out to search and located another freshly dead hen turkey in the woods. 

Kansas Game Wardens are thankful for the observant landowner making the call and quick response by the Miami County Sheriff's Office.

Obituary - Mary Ellen Lewis

Funeral services of Mary Ellen Lewis of Amsterdam, Missouri will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation prior to services 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Wycliffe Bible Translators or Youth With A Mission. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Mary Ellen Lewis, age 96 of Amsterdam, Missouri died Sunday, April 21, 2024 at her home. She was born August 3, 1927 to George Douglas Baker and Montez Edith Long Baker in Granby, Missouri.

Mary is survived by four sons, Lee Lewis and wife Kathy of Amsterdam, Missouri, Wayne Lewis and wife Phyllis of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Paul Lewis of Denison, Texas and Timothy Lewis of Tucson, Arizona; four daughters, Cecelia Greer of Wichita Falls, Texas, Gail Smith and husband Howard of Denison, Texas, Susan Hughes of Collinsville, Texas and Amy Lewis of Amsterdam, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Cecil Lewis; three brothers, Winfred Baker, J.D. Baker and Pat Baker; and four sisters, Opal Guidi, Elgie Kenney, Connie Baker and Doris Logan.

George breaks Pleasanton Kansas High School pole vault record

We would like to congratulate Ashlan George who just broke the Pleasanton Kansas High School pole vault record with a vault 8’4”.

Way to go Ashlan!

Tuesday morning showers and thunderstorms

Showers and thunderstorms move out of the area by the afternoon. Amounts will be generally less than 1/4 inch.

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