Friday, August 16, 2019

Butler Bear Backers Pancake scrimmage tomorrow morning

Butler Bear Backers Pancake scrimmage is tomorrow at 9am at Deaton Thomas Field!! There will be a table there to renew your membership & also have shirt order forms that are due back next week!! 

There will not be extras ordered so make sure to get your orders in!

Everyone is welcomed to come out and support the Butler Bears.

What a great night for the Harrisonville Police Department

What a great night for the Harrisonville Police Department and the City of Harrisonville. We are very happy to introduce our newest members of the HPD family, Officer Richard Johnson badge #283 and Officer Christian Lee badge #268 both who graduated the Cass County Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy tonight. 

They will be officially sworn in on Wednesday of next week and both will start there training. Welcome aboard gentleman!

Silent Auction and Softball Tournament in Butler

On September 21st a benefit softball tournament and silent auction will be held for the families of the fatality accident on Friday August 9th just north of Butler.

The tournament and silent auction will start at 8am at the Bates County Fairgrounds. Jackwagon BBQ will be setup as a food vendor.

The cost of this will be $300 a team (6 guys, 4 girls) softballs will be provided for this event. 

Anyone interested can contact Kalena Taylor for more info or to register a team. 660-227-1518.

You MUST be 16 years or older to play in the tournament and all proceeds will go to the families of the victims involved.

Obituary - Peggy Lou Butler

Peggy Lou Butler, 88, of Nevada, MO, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on September 22, 1930 in Walker, MO to Frederick Franklin Roof and Ruby Clara (Palmer) Roof. She was married to Ellwyn Butler and he preceded her in death in 1974.

Peggy grew up in Walker and graduated from Walker High School Class of 1947 where she was a star basketball player in high school. Peggy was a life-long resident of Vernon County. She worked at Cox Grocery on South College Street in Nevada, was a clerk for 25 years at Armitage’s Hardware in Nevada, and then worked at the Nevada State Hospital until her retirement.

Peggy was an avid volunteer for the American Red Cross and was a top blood donor for many years. She was also a long-time volunteer at Moore-Few Care Center and was known for making birthday cakes for the residents. Peggy was a woman of strong faith and very active in several area churches and was a current member of the Community Christian Church in Nevada.

Survivors include one sister, Jean Francis of Nevada; stepbrother, Jim Perrin and his wife Peggy, Nevada; stepsister, Rosemary Ryan, Nevada; one niece, Cindy Spencer, Canyon, TX; one nephew, Don Goins and his wife Diane, Walker; one great-nephew, Dustin Goins, Nevada; one great-great-nephew, Bryce Goins, Nevada; one great-great-niece, Paige Goins, Nevada; step niece, Tammy Perrin Stanley and family, Nevada; step-nephews, Mike Perrin and family, Nevada, and Paul Murphy and family Nevada. In addition to her husband, Ellwyn, she was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ida Lee Spencer; and her brother, Ernie Roo; brothers-in-law, Glenn Francis and Kendall Spencer; stepbrothers, David Perrin and Paul Perrin; and great nephew, Jeremy Goins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada with Pastor Rick Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute in Peggy’s memory to the American Red Cross in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

From the Nevada Police Department

Max Motors opens new store in Belton

Today marks another big milestone for Max Motors Dealerships with the acquisition of Landmark South Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Belton, Missouri. The dealerships new name will be Max Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Belton and part of the United Automotive Dealerships Group, owned by Mark Muller and Bob Jacaway. 

Mark Muller started simple with the purchase of the local dealership in Butler, Missouri in 2006. Within ninety days of opening his first store, Muller was already negotiating the purchase of a second, and in less than a year, he had purchased his second dealership which stands today as Max Motors of Butler: Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram.

In 2011, he expanded the business even further with the purchase of the old Guthrie Motors in Nevada, Missouri where he moved the original Butler dealership. This store stands today as Max Motors of Nevada: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC. Finally, in 2015, Max Motors of Harrisonville was purchased and home of the Ford Dealership and Max Motors Collision Center. In 2017, Max Motors relocated the Collison Center with a start of the art facility in the heart of Harrisonville.

While Muller has worked hard toward creating his empire, his team has played an integral role in creating the Max Motors name. In 2017, Muller also added another member to the Max Motors family when Bob Jacaway joined the team as President. With the recent purchase in 2019, Bob Jacaway has become partner in all Max Motors Dealerships and brands; New Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC.

All 4 locations are not only located on Interstate 49 in order to add to the convenience of making Max Motors the "Easiest Place To Buy a Car with the Highest Trade-in Values in the Midwest" but they are also located on the distinguished "Purple Heart Highway" in order to pay tribute to those who have served our great country. This meaningful location is a great source of pride with the Max family as it serves as a constant reminder to show their respect and gratitude to our brave servicemen and women and allows them to share this remembrance with their customers as well.

"Our mission is to be the premier quality vehicle retailer in the Midwest, providing the best opportunity for our team members, customers, communities, and the manufactures we represent."

We contribute our rapid growth to the success of our team members and customers that drove Max Motors to expand, now representing 8 Franchises, 4 locations, and 2 collision centers.

Max Motors Dealerships now consist of Max Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Belton, Max Collison Center Belton, Max Ford of Harrisonville, Collision Center Harrisonville, Max Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Butler, Max Ford of Butler, and Max Motors of Nevada Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Storm Damage In Rich Hill 8/16/19

Mid America Live News spent the morning surveying damages from the overnight storm in the city of Rich Hill. 

Strong straight line winds destroyed several trees and power lines throughout the city along with a building that was ripped apart near Walnut Street. 

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Obituary - Desirae Vance Jones

Desirae Vance Jones, 30 of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away August 14, 2019 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Crossroads Assembly of God in Harrisonville. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 PM also at the church. 

Burial will follow services in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Desirae Vance Jones Memorial Fund, and messages and memories for the family may be left at

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Obituary - Lilas Rose Gibson

Lilas Rose Gibson, 84, of Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by love and family.

She is survived by the loves of her life - her children, Mark Allen Gibson and Twyla Renee Martin both of Independence, Missouri, Sherrie Jan Shaw and husband Kevin and Todd Alden Gibson all of Harrisonville, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, Jeremy, Nicole, Jonathan, Lucas, Tyler, Toby, Jacob and Cherie; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sarah Edwards, Blue Springs and Carol Ray, Independence; brother, Cameron White, Kansas City; many nieces and nephews; Kitt-Kitt of the home; her true and loyal friends, Reta and Dwain Vaughn.

Cremation. Celebration of Life Gathering will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. with the reading of the obituary at 7 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Integrity Hospice, Kansas City, Missouri.

Bicycle Registration in Nevada

Nevada Police have been responding to numerous calls of abandon bicycles throughout town. Please remember if you live within the City of Nevada you can bring your bicycle up to the Police Department and register it at no cost. 

Registering your bicycle with the Police Department will provide us the correct information to get the bicycle back to its rightful owner. 

If you have any questions about bicycle registration please contact the Nevada Police Department at 417-448-5100.