Cats remain free in Butler

By Lucas Lord The feral cats of Butler will continue to rule the streets a while longer. Despite holding a public safety committee meeting to tackle mounting concerns of feral cat colonies, the Board of Aldermen did not pass an ordinance to deal with the problem during its May 3 meeting. “We didn’t realize that […]

MRVC Champions

Lady Cats finish perfect in conference play with 2-1 win over Oak Grove By Christopher Tenpenny The Harrisonville girls’ soccer team found itself in overtime for the fourth time in six games. While the Lady Cats had come out on top the previous three times, this game was different, this was for the conference championship. […]


Albert Eugene “Zeke” Bauer Albert Eugene “Zeke” Bauer died at home from complications of vascular dementia that he battled for about seven years. His wife and daughters were at his side. Zeke was born Sept. 11, 1940 in Paola, Kansas, to Lawrence and Clara Strausbaugh Bauer. He grew up on a farm east of Louisburg, […]

Ribbons cut

Members of the Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce held two ribbon cutting events last Friday. Above, Hannah Chambers, manager of Scooters Coffee cut the ribbon marking the formal opening of their Harrisonville location. Below, Richard Tufts cuts the ribbon to commemorate the new name and location of Arbor Accents. The business was previously known as […]

Former staff trespassed from Western Cass

By Lucas Lord After being fired from the Western Cass Fire Protection District, three former employees were trespassed from the fire district’s property by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office after a town hall meeting concluded Friday night. While talking with his former colleagues in the parking lot of the station, Kevin Collins said board member […]

Plattner eclipses 500 career strikeouts

By Christopher Tenpenny Archie senior Reese Plattner reached one of the more prestigious millstones in pitching when she collected her 500th career strikeout against Adrian April 26 at Archie. The game was stopped and Plattner was awarded a banner celebrating the achievement. Plattner was excited to reach the milestone, but already had her mind on […]


Joyce Darlene JacksonJuly 14, 1939 – April 18, 2022 Joyce Darlene Jackson was born July 14, 1939, to Clifford Levell and Norma Drew Levell in Keytesville. She died April 18 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, and into the arms of Jesus. Joyce was always jovial, a little mischievous and enjoyed a good laugh. She loved […]