Pleasant Hill Man receives Minor injuries in a one car crash

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to one vehicle accident on MO 7 and E 235th Street in Cass County on Sunday, August 29th at 12:53pm.

The accident occurred when a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Jason Thompson age 32 of Pleasant Hill Missouri, traveled off the road striking the ditch.

Mr. Thompson received minor injuries and refused care at the scene.

Vehicle was towed from the scene by Jim’s Tow of Lees Summit Missouri.

Honey Fest

The Golden Valley Beekeepers Association will host their 3rd Annual Honey Fest on Saturday, October 2nd from 10am to 2pm.  The Honey Fest will be held at the First Assembly of God Church located at 1506 E Ohio in Clinton.

The public is invited to observe the Beehive to see the bees in action, enjoy free hotdogs, chips, and water.  Also available at the Honey Fest is Honey, Honey Ice Cream, Candles, Lip Balms, Lotion Bars and more. 

This is a free family friendly event sponsored by the Golder Valley Beekeepers Association. For more information about the 3rd Annual Honey Fest call 660-924-1595

Local Blood Shortage reaches emergency levels as Delta fears lead to drop in donation

Community Blood Center (CBC) announced today that the blood shortage has reached emergency levels as fears of the COVID-19 Delta variant are leading to an even greater drop in donations. Though the region has been experiencing a chronic blood shortage since the onset of the pandemic, the local supply has further dropped to a less than 3-day supply of readily available blood.

“We are deeply worried by the recent drop in donations — at this concerning time it’s critical that healthy donors continue to come forward to help their neighbors,” said Patsy Shipley, Executive Director of Community Blood Center. “We thought we’d see our local blood supply recover with the return of school blood drives in the fall, but fears surrounding the Delta variant are presenting significant obstacles. A robust blood supply is essential for our healthcare system to function and we must do everything we can to strengthen it at this time of uncertainty.”

Bates County Memorial Hospital will have a Community Blood Center Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 1st at the Bates County Memorial Hospital Education Center located at 615 West Nursery Street in Butler.  Blood Drive will be from 12pm to 5pm. Appointments are preferred. Masks are required regardless of vaccination.

To schedule your appointment online, visit the CBC website:…/drive_schedule/72853

Or call 1-877-468-6844.

​​Donating blood is safe and it only takes one hour. We are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19. All donors and CBC staff are required to wear a face covering and staff are practicing health self-assessments prior to presenting at work. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.

To schedule an appointment or learn about hosting a blood drive in your community, call
1-877-468-6844 or visit

Sheriff’s Office Training Academy Graduation

CASS CO – Congratulations to Class 2101 of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy. Graduation was held on Friday, August 27th at the Historic Courthouse in Harrisonville.  These graduates will be joining agencies around the region that include, Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Butler Police Department, Blue Springs Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Harrisonville Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.  

If you or someone you know is thinking about a career in law enforcement the Cass County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the Fall 2021 Academy now, go to for more information.

(L to R) Front Row- Academy Director Sgt. J. Becker-Schutte, Ashleigh Patrick Blue Springs PD, Amber Schneck-Bokern Harrisonville PD, Morgan Griffith Blue Springs PD, Jason Dudgeon Harrisonville PD

Back Row – James Hudson Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Max Allen Butler PD, Kaden Tucker Blue Springs PD, Jonhenry Jackson Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Pfeifer Cass County Sheriff’s Office