Austin Township, MO

Missouri man sentenced to 15 Years in prison for three bank robberies

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for robbing three banks within a period of about a month in Lee’s Summit, Kansas City, and Odessa. Hubert J. Holmes, 61, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Holmes was sentenced as a career offender.
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The replicas of the Statue of Liberty in Missouri and other states are also known as the Little Sisters of Liberty

Replica of the Statue of Liberty, Butler, Bates County, Missouri.Photographer: William Fischer, Jr. (Apr. 2016), The above replica of the Statue of Liberty is in Butler, Missouri in front of Butler Elementary School. It was erected in 1951 by the Boy Scouts of America. There are others in Missouri including locations not far from where I live.
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Rich Hill Family Care Clinic temporarily closed for Construction

Bates County Memorial Hospital reports that the Rich Hill Family Care Clinic will be close temporarily while construction is completed for an addition to the clinic. Patients can still see Misty Tourtillott, FNP-C and her staff at the following locations:. High Street Family Care Clinic at 706 S. High, Butler.
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Holden Woman Injured In JoCo Crash

A Holden woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday morning in Johnson County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 1995 Honda Civic, driven by 52-year-old David M. Carrender of Sweet Springs, ran off the left side of the roadway. A westbound 2003 Ford Taurus, driven by 46-year-old Melissa T. Collins of Holden, then overcorrected, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a rock wall.

Projects across Raymore: Johnny’s Tavern

There are few places to go to watch the “big game” in Raymore, but residents will have one more option later this year at a restaurant that may be familiar to many. Johnny’s Tavern, a popular sports bar and restaurant in the Kansas City metro area, will be opening its newest location in Raymore. The new restaurant will be at the Raymore Market Center at Highway 58 and Sunset Lane.

New City Administrator in Adrian

Story written and composed by The Adrian News Leader. The City of Adrian hires a new City Administrator. Ryan Wescoat was selected from several candidates and starts tomorrow. Ryan Wescoat has lived in Missouri his entire life. He grew up in the Belton and Raymore communities and graduated from Raymore-Peculiar High School in 1991. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, an MBA, and a Graduate Certificate. Ryan has been married to Adreanna for 29 years and has three grown children: Emily, Sarah, and Alex.

Carrie A. Nation used to be a household conversation as she vandalized alcohol with a hatchet

Carrie Amelia Moore Nation (b. Nov. 25, 1846, d. June 9, 1911).National Portrait Gallery, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. Caroline Amelia Nation (Moore), commonly referred to as Carrie Nation and Carry A. Nation was a notable and radical member of the temperance movement. This movement was pre-Prohibition. She's credited with attacking establishments that served alcohol with a hatchet. In other words, she used vandalism and religion to spread her voice about alcohol and tobacco, but chiefly alcohol.

Belton man sentenced for illegally possessing guns, drugs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A young man from Belton has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for illegally possessing firearms and crack cocaine. Keylan L. Williams, 19, was sentenced Tuesday to six years and eight months in prison without parole. In December of 2021, he pleaded guilty...

IBD Promotions | Art & Crafts Shows | Lee’s Summit, MO

The 85 vendors that will participate in the Summer Chill Art & Craft Expo are excited to show you their treasures in air-conditioned comfort on July 22 & 23. There are 100 booths filled with quality products. Some of the items you will find are wood, metal, resin and fabric art, books, photography, baked goods, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, candles, and a few home party products like Tupperware, Pampered Chef and much more. And almost half of these vendors are new to shows in this area, so there is a lot to see. View some of the vendors work on this website.

Neighbors voice concerns over prospective homeless housing location

“What business will want to come in here knowing right across the street there is a major facility for the homeless.”. Neighbors voice concerns over prospective homeless housing location. By John Sharp. A proposal by KCMO city staff to possibly purchase the 99-room America’s Best Value Inn at 11801 Blue...

Water Main Break at Country Club Drive and Lawndale Ave

As of 7:45 pm on Thursday, June 23rd, crews are responding to a water main break near Country Club Drive and Lawndale Avenue. Water pressure will be low, especially along Country Club Drive between Hillcrest Drive and the VFW. Crews will begin digging around 9:30 pm.

Heartland athletes compete at day one of USATF

EUGENE, Or. (KFVS) - Five Heartland athletes competed during day one of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. In the hammer throw, Southern Illinois University teammates Elisia Lancaster and Shauniece O’Neal finished 16th and 11th, respectively. Saluki alumni Gwen Berry earned 7th and Deanna Price placed 4th. The fourth place finish qualifies Price for an alternate spot on Team USA at the World Championships in July.

Austin Heritage Festival Weekend Good Participation & Weather!

The 33rd Moses Austin Heritage Festival is in the books and it was a great way to get back to celebrating in ‘Downtown Potosi’. Friday kicked off with a scavenger hunt and the ‘Hometown Battle’ hosted by Belgrade State Bank in downtown. The games had four teams participate and the competition was fun and good hearted. The scavenger hunt ran the teams around the ‘old Potosi’ area, searching for dates, artifacts and historical information.