Monday, July 15, 2024

Obituary - Robert W. "Bobby" Smith

Robert W. "Bobby" Smith, age 70, of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away at on July 12, 2024 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Missouri. Bobby's wishes was to be cremated.

He is survived by two daughters, Jessica and Zachary Skinner, Leawood, Kansas, Jennifer and Craig Klinksick, Rich Hill, Missouri, step-daughters, Kristen & Darren Morrow, Adrian, Missouri, Megan and Gabe Cantrell, Adrian, Missouri, nine grandchildren, two brothers, Clifford and Wanda Smith, Butler, Missouri, Richard and Debbie Smith, Rich Hill, Missouri.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, July 22, 2024 at the Christian Church in Rich Hill. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the service time at the church.

Mark your calendars!


Motorcycle accident claims the life of Cass County man

On Sunday July 14th around 3:55 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies, Pleasant Hill Fire Department and Pleasant Hill EMS responded to a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Route W and Route E just outside of Pleasant Hill.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the eastbound 2010 Honda Motorcycle driven by 72 year old Dennis L. Kimberling of Pleasant Hill, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, ejecting the driver.

Mr. Kimberling was pronounced dead at the scene of this accident and he was transported to Forensic Medical Center. This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 52nd Fatality of the year 2024. Next of kin notified.

View crash report below:

Obituary - Tracy Beth Kintzele

In Loving Memory of Tracy Beth Kintzele.

“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Revelation 21:4

Tracy Beth Kintzele, was born on November 6, 1973, at 7 pm, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Bonnie Grant and the late Mark Neitzel who preceded her in death.

Tracy Beth Kintzel, 50 years old departed this life peacefully on July 10, 2024, at 9 PM, in the comfort of her home in Lake Winnebago, MO., 64034; surrounded by her family, after a lengthy battle with ALS.

Tracy was energetic about life. She loved competition and participated in several of the Hospital Hill Run-Kansas City. Tracy enjoyed the beach, anything outdoors like hiking, and riding her Horse Norman. Tracy loved to cook and to travel. Tracy was a successful Real Estate Agent, as well as an accomplished artist and photographer. Tracy’s passion for beauty and aesthetics shone through all aspects of her life. However, it was her determination and creativity that truly set her apart.

Two of her favorite animal companions were her golden retriever Copy and her horse Norman.

Tracy is preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents, Clarence (Red) and Connie Beth Koch. And her Paternal Grandparents, Hans and Helga Neitzel.

Tracy is survived by her son Karson Edward Kintzele, her mother Bonnie (Gregory) Grant, her sister JoNel (Brenton) Bell, Her brothers Quinn (Stacy) Henning, and Jon (Holly) Henning; uncles, Patrick Koch and Todd (Karen) Koch and Ben (Sherie) Neitzel and Dirk Neitzel.

Nieces and Nephews, Nora Bell and Jase Bell, Drew Henning, Tori Henning, Zach Henning, Carter Henning and Kyle (Julia) Henning.

Cousins: Tanner Koch, Tyler (Brittany) Koch, Konnor (Kim) Koch, Amy Neitzel, and Scott Neitzel.

A celebration of life will occur on July 24, 2024, 5pm at Abundant Life, address: 414 SW Persels Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO. 64081.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a donation to the ALS Association (Donations on the ALS link requires: Tracy Kintzele and email: upon completion of the donation.) God Bless and thank you from Tracy's family.

ALS robs people of the ability to walk, talk and eventually breathe. We need your help to find a cure.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Vehicle fire in south Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with the Butler Police Department are on scene of a vehicle fire on Business 49 (S. Orange Street) near the Pantry Thrift Store at this time!

No one is injured and the cause of this fire is under investigation! Please use caution if you must travel in this area!

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Nevada Speedway feature winners from July 13th

We would like to congratulate the Nevada Speedway feature winners from last night! Thanks to ALL of the drivers, pit crew, and fans that came out! Thanks to all track crew for a great night.

Winners 7/13/2024
Mini Stocks: John Willard
Outlaws: Brandon Leer
Pure Stocks: Jeremy Willard
Midwest Mods: Jerry Morgan
Midwest Lightning Sprints : Stanley Kreisel
B-Mods: Jerry Morgan
Super Stocks: Dustin Biesley

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Heat Advisory Sunday & Monday

A Heat Advisory has been issued for Sunday and Monday as heat index values climb back into the 100-108 degree range. Overnight lows will only drop into the 70s. Be safe out in the heat the next few days.

Shooting in El Dorado Springs


On Friday, 7-12-2024, at approximately 10:32 P.M. the El Dorado Springs Police Department received a call to the 200 block of West Joe Davis St in reference to an individual that had been shot. Upon arrival, Officer’s made contact with the victim that sustained a gun shot wound to the head. 

The victim was life flighted to a Springfield area Hospital where an emergency surgical procedure was preformed. The suspect, identified as Dawson Traudt (21) of Olathe, KS, fled the scene. Officers worked with Olathe Police Department along with several law enforcement agencies in southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma in search of Traudt.

On 7-13-2024 at approximately 3:20 P.M., Traudt was taken into custody without any further incident by the Barton County Sheriff's Office. An arrest warrant was issued by the Cedar County Prosecutor's Office for Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. Traudt is being held at the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is still ongoing for this incident.


Released by:
Brett Dawn, Chief of Police

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