1/7 Butler Bears Basketball

Tonight in Butler Bears Basketball, the Bears took on the El Dorado Bulldogs at El Dorado. Tonight the Butler Bears took the win with a final score of


El Dorado 51

Second Week of January in the Year: Walton Opera House, Orphan Train, Gen. Shelby

1882 –  Butler financier, William E. Walton announces he will build a $25,000 opera house in Butler.
1929 – Bates Co Sheriff Hartley and a deputy go to Kansas City and return with Dr. Howertz, thought to be the head of the gang that has been robbing Bates Co homes, stores, and the Ballard Bank. 
1902 – The Butler City Council moves to get a railroad car of cinders from Rich Hill to be used in construction of the cemetery road.
1874 – Mr. Rose moves his mill from on the Miami Creek to the Marais des Cygnes River two miles south of Bells Mill.
1886 – 29 boys and 8 girls, orphans from New York, arrive in Butler, to be given to different applicants in the County.  The train was 2 hours late because of the blizzard in Bates County.  Their ages varied from 4 to 18 and they were accompanied by Reverend Maltiere.
1886 – Manager Sanders of the Rich Hill Opera House announces the opening day will be the 23rd with The Hoyt Comedy Troupe.  The Opera House had burned on October 14, 1895.
1875 – All six Butler ice dealers have been putting up ice this past week from surrounding creeks.
1882 – Financier and railroad magnate Jay Gould passes through Butler at 1:30 pm on his special train of five coaches.  He’s one of the owners of the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
1918 – Fish are reportedly dying by the thousands in the Walnut Creek near Hume, which feeds into the Marais des Cygnes river.
1906 – The first house in Butler, heated by a hot water heater, is the residence of Mrs. M. S. Powers, on South Delaware St.
1875 – Flynn & Slater’s distillery is dismantled by government officials near Coleville.
1889 – Former Confederate General J. O. Shelby is arrested by his son, Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy J. M. Shelby, on a subpoena which states J. O. hadn’t paid fines from the trail of Frank James in Gallatin on August 30, 1883.  J. O. has his receipts and when they get to Butler there is an urgent telegraph message saying there was a mistake.  He had paid.  ///  J. O. later hired all of Butler’s attorneys, sued, and received more than his fines and lawyer fees.
1918 – The school wagons have arrived and with the mercury at 10 degrees below zero, and the roads blanketed with snow, the oil stoves in the wagons keep the kiddies warm, going to and from the Hume School.

Driver Examination Stations Closed Statewide On January 18, 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following date:

Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Harrisonville Police Department need your help!

Detective Arbuckle needs your help in identifying the two guys in these photos below.

These criminal master minds’ plan, is they go into the store claiming to have purchased items online but cannot produce any type of paperwork or emails to support that.

They then just pick items out and take them or try to take them. So far, they have victimized two of our local business for a total of about $1,100.00 in merchandise.

Harrisonville Police Department knows they are driving a 1990 GMC gray over light blue van that appears to have a spoiler on the roof and Utah plates.

If you have information about these two, give Detective Arbuckle a call at 816-380-3621 or you can call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).