Cass County: Deputies Arrest Murder Suspect from Louisiana

Cass Co – Around 10:30 pm Wednesday a deputy with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit stopped a vehicle on Interstate 49 near 58 Highway in Belton for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Stanley R. Goldsby Jr, 33, Shreveport, Louisiana.  A computer check of Goldsby revealed an active warrant from Louisiana issued September 28, 2020 for murder and attempted murder.  Cass County Deputies took Goldsby into custody without incident. 

Stanley Goldsby is accused of the shooting deaths of LaDarrien Taylor and Denzel Taylor in Shreveport, La. Authorities there say Goldsby went to the home where the Taylors were, got into an argument and fired shots. The two men died from their injuries at the hospital.

Goldsby is currently being held in the Cass County Jail on the Louisiana warrant for Murder 2nd Degree and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a $350,000 Cash Bond.

Bates County Museum Minute: The Butler Square and a Tintype Mystery

Huckster’s Day is this Saturday, October 3rd and it will once again be held in our county seat, Butler.  The Square will come alive, just as in days of old.  It is with a bit of melancholy that those bygone days are remembered.  The Square was the center of business and merchandising; the center of visiting and connecting; the center of finding out what was happening in town and throughout the county.  Saturdays on the Square were an essential part of life just a few decades ago. 

Community festivals are important.  They are important not only for us old people to recall life’s yesterdays, but they are especially important for today’s young people to experience that slower pace of life.  There’s a special kinship when small-town crowds walk around and visit vendor booths, lingering and talking, watching children run free, everyone looking out for everyone else.  Ahhh…those days are to be treasured!

This week I have shared postcards of the Butler Square.  Two are differing views of the North Side, one is the East Side, and the final one is the West Side.  In this particular collection there wasn’t a view of the South Side so we’ll save that for another time. 

Also shown is a Tintype Mystery.  Perhaps someone out there can enlighten us about just who the photographer was.  Mr. LEM. BIGGS’ Photo, Gem & Art Gallery was located somewhere in Butler.  Now, I’ve not spent a great deal of time trying to track him down so there may well be information about Mr. Biggs that I have yet to discover; however, if anyone knows of him, please do me the courtesy of sharing your knowledge.  The two gentlemen in the tintype are also mysteries and I find it hard not to create stories about their lives and let my imagination conjure up all kinds of exciting adventures.

This particular mystery has some background information.  Apparently, this tintype was mailed in April 1997 from a woman in Frontenac, Kansas to “City Library, Butler, Mo. 64730.”   The Library donated the tintype and the envelope to the Museum in 2016.  What little I know about this tintype is already remarkable and maybe one day additional information will be revealed about its’ history to make the story even more remarkable!

Courtesy of Mid America Live

Archie: New Business Woodward Meats Butcher Road

We welcome a new business to the city of Archie. Woodward Meats LLC of Archie is now open for custom processing and butchering of Pork or Beef. This business is locally owned and operated by Adam and Kendra Woodward.

Butchering every Tuesday and Thursday. Woodward Meats locally owned and operated by Adam and Kendra Woodward. Located at 34504 South Butcher Road in Archie.

No Deer processing available. Open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. 816-670-5022 see them on Facebook at Woodward Meats of Archie.

Auction: Marty Read October 10th sale: not a long auction, be early to have time to view the merchandise

Public auction by Marty Read Auction Service Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 am, 18761 East 1600 road Pleasanton Kansas.  Very nice 2011 John Deere tractor with loader and bale spear, net wrap or twine round baler, disc mower, 1999 Chevy 4X4 with flatbed, meat processing and grinding equipment, riding mower, antiques, horse tack and lots more. This is not a large auction so get there early. Public auction October 10, for information and a sale bill go to This is NOT a long auction so be sure to get there early to have time to inspect the equipment for sale . That’s a public auction by Marty read Auction Service Saturday, October .. see the website for a complete list of items on this auction block. or see it on