Adrian Blackhawk Competes in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

This information is courtesy of the Adrian News Leader.

Monday, December 20th was a big day for Adrian Blackhawks senior Colton Bass. Bass had been selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl played on the home turf of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. The game featured many of the nation’s top prospects from the class of 2022. Many of the players are highly recruited prospects while the others participated in combines held at NFL stadiums and other training facilities. Players were selected from the outcomes of those combines. Players on the teams represented 22 states from the East and 17 States from the West. The selection committee chose Colton and the others from a pool of more than 6,750 recruits that competed at the regional combines. More than 500 colleges nationwide viewed and scouted practices for the game and the game itself. The All-American Bowl is a recruiting bonanza for college coaches all over the country. Historically there have been high profile athletes participate in this game as well as athletes under the radar. To give you and idea about some of the talent to pass through this game in 2013 there was a high school senior quarterback out of Whitehouse, TX who had committed to Texas Tech. Fans may better recognize him today as Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Superbowl Champions, Kansas City Chiefs. Colton had several family members and friends make the trip to Dallas to cheer him on.   “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity that I’m hoping to make the most of to help my future” said Colton before the game. “I’m excited for the challenge and fully confident in my abilities to play alongside them.”
Colton’s East squad fell to the West by the score of 27-35 but it was a fun experience for a kid from rural Missouri to compete at the national level.  

Update on Fort Scott Double Homicide

UPDATE: KBI agents and the Fort Scott Police Department have arrested 23-year-old Dawson J. Mitchell, the person of interest connected to the murders of Melissa Mitchell and Leonard Zimmerman.Mitchell was arrested at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, near the intersection of 5th St. and Judson St. in Fort Scott.He was arrested for theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and unlawful possession of controlled substances. He was then booked into the Bourbon County Jail. Currently, Mitchell has not been charged related to the murders. The investigation is ongoing.EARLIER: ♦PLEASE SHARE♦ We are searching for Dawson J. Mitchell, 23, who is wanted for questioning connected to two homicides in Fort Scott on Tuesday night.On Tuesday, Dec. 21, at approximately 7:40 p.m., the Fort Scott Police Department received a 911 call from a subject who came home to find a female family member had been shot. When police officers arrived at 402 Main St. in Fort Scott, they located 48-year-old Melissa L. Mitchell who had died from a gunshot wound. They also discovered inside the home, 53-year-old Leonard D. Zimmerman, who had also been shot and was deceased. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.At approximately 8:30 p.m. the Fort Scott Police Department requested KBI assistance. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to Fort Scott.The victims’ son, Dawson J. Mitchell, 23, of Fort Scott, is a person of interest and is wanted for questioning connected to this case. Investigators are working to locate him at this time. If you know the whereabouts of 23-year-old Dawson J. Mitchell, you are asked to contact the Fort Scott Police Department at 620-223-1700 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Mitchell is expected to be armed and dangerous. Do not approach him, but immediately call police.Mitchell is a white male, 5 ft. 7 in. tall, and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Mitchell was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown Carhartt-style coat and a baseball cap that is light in color on the front and dark in color on the back.

Update on the Parker Baptist Church Burglary which occurred on December 13, 2021

Two warrants have been issued for the arrest of subjects in the Parker Baptist Church Burglary. Linn County Prosecutor Burton Harding applied for warrants based on the investigation of the burglary. The warrants were filed after a finding of probable cause was determined by the Court.

The warrants are attached. A bond of $50,000.00 cash/surety has been set on the warrants. The suspects in the case are currently in custody in Las Vegas, Nevada on charges not associated with the attached warrants. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has notified the Clark County Sheriff’s Office of the warrants and holds have been placed on the subjects, Linn County will await the disposition of the charges in Las Vegas, Nevada, and extradition hearings to transport the suspects back to Linn County, Kansas to stand for the burglary charges.

Tips from the public greatly assisted in the identification of the suspects, we thank the public for the assistance in the investigation.

It should be noted that all persons are considered innocent until adjudicated in a court of law.