Butler, MO

End of an era at Cottey College

NEVADA, Mo. — Today marked the end of an era for Cottey College. It was the last day for two Cottey College faculty members. Dr. Jann Weitzel is retiring after serving as president for 7 years. Also retiring, Director of Public Information Steve Reed who’s been with the school for 30 years.
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Nevada business expansion will bring more jobs

NEVADA, Mo. — A local window and door manufacturing company just announced its expansion. Peerless Products broke ground in Nevada in 2019 and has employed more than 40 people. Now, the company is investing $3.5 million to increase production capacity and upgrade warehousing and manufacturing spaces. This investment will...
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65 Years of Marriage and Going Strong

Today the Butler Senior Center was honored to celebrate Stacey and Erma Hutton 65th wedding anniversary. This celebration was a surprise to the Hutton’s. They went to the Butler Senior Center to have a meatloaf dinner and play in a puzzle tournament. Just a normal day of having lunch at the Butler Senior Center.

Amsterdam, Mo. man facing assault, kidnapping charges in Bates County

BATES COUNTY – An Amsterdam, MO man is facing assault and kidnapping charges following an incident last week. According to a Facebook post by the Bates County Sheriff's Office, Robert Pointer is in custody at the county jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Pointer is accused of assaulting a woman and forcing her into a vehicle.

Why are flags at half-staff today?

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, June 29, in honor of Linn County volunteer firefighter Joshua Haynes of Rural District 1 Fire Department, who died while battling a fire in Pleasanton, Kansas. “I am directing flags statewide be flown at half-staff to honor […]

More than 100 new jobs coming to Nevada, Missouri

Windows and doors maker Peerless Products, Inc., says it is expanding and adding jobs in Nevada, Missouri. The company says the three-and-a-half million-dollar expansion will create 111 new jobs. Peerless says the growth will increase the company’s production capacity at its existing Nevada facility used for warehousing, manufacturing, and research...

Harrisonville July 4th Fireworks Show

4TH OF JULY: We are excited to announce that we will again host a 4th of July Fireworks Show in City Park!. The show is free to attend and will begin at dusk (9:15 p.m.) on Monday, July 4. If the show is rained out on Monday, the make-up day...

Bates County Cattlemen’s Steak Dinner

The Bates County Cattlemen’s Steak Dinner will be served Thursday, July 7th from the Bates. County Fairgrounds in Butler. Serving will start at 5:00 pm. Each meal will include a Certified. Angus Beef Strip, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, iced tea or waterm and a dinner roll. The meal...

Peerless Products to expand in Nevada, investing $3.5 million and creating more than 100 jobs

Windows and doors manufacturer Peerless Products, Inc., recently announced it will expand in Nevada, investing $3.5 million and creating 111 new jobs. Peerless’ expansion will increase the company’s production capacity at its existing Nevada facility used for warehousing, manufacturing, and research and development. “It’s exciting to see Peerless...

Peerless Products plans to add 111 jobs in Nevada expansion

Kansas-based window and door manufacturer Peerless Products will expand its Nevada location, investing $3.5 million to add 111 jobs at the western Missouri facility, according to a press release. The manufacturer first moved to Nevada in 2019, where it currently employs roughly 40 people in sales, marketing and logistics. Peerless...

Funeral services held for fallen Linn Co. firefighter

LINN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - The funeral service for a fallen Kansas volunteer firefighter took place Wednesday morning at Pleasanton High School. Joshua Haynes, 35, passed away last week from injuries he sustained while battling a fire at a chiropractic office. Haynes will be laid to rest at Pleasanton cemetery.

First Music Day brings art and artists to Nevada

NEVADA, Mo. — Thursday was the first-ever Music Day in Nevada. Musicians and artists shared their talents all day in an effort to promote music and the arts in the area. Many businesses in downtown Nevada opened their shops for musicians to play and sing. Thursday evening, local artists shared their creations at the art walk on East Cherry Street.

The Little Apple (6/29)

There is a need in the Appleton City community (including Montrose and Rockville) to establish a “community organization” focused on meeting and enjoying activities with others the area. Trinity United Methodist Church at 214 E. 3rd St, is offering their social hall for a meeting place to establish an “Over 50 Club”. They plan to meet Wednesday, June 29 at noon. They will not be checking birth certificates, so if you are looking for a little more social interaction, please join them or call so they can keep you informed. Free sandwiches will be served for lunch and if you would like, please bring a dessert or salad to share. For more information or to let Stephanie know you are bringing something, please call 660-207-2423.

In News From the Butler City Council

During the recent Butler city council meeting it was announced that the airport commission and local crop dusters have come to a conclusion that will work well for all regarding access to the tarmac and runway at Butler Municipal Airport, after concerns that access would be limited following asphalt resurfacing of this month. City Administrator Mike West said that access will continue ‘as is’ this year but next year plans call for construction of a paved area near the south end of the runway for ag planes and trucks used to fill them, including a new road from business 49 highway.