Congratulations to the 13 and under Westy Royals on a perfect baseball season! The Royals went 15-0, earning them the Big 6 regular season championship and 1st place in the league tournament. From left to right on the back row: Coach Russ Geyer, Nick Nelson, Logan Oberg, Dylan Plummer, Christian Davis, Nathan Henning, Evan Allen, and Coach Scott Plummer. Front Row left to right: Brandon Geyer, Drayton Wahl, Drew Burenheide, Tanner Shoup, Brennan Oberg and Coach Brad Burenheide (not pictured). The team would like to thank Farmers State Bank for their support and sponsorship.
Mr. Donovan Dale “Don” White, age 86, of Nixa, Missouri passed away July 13, 2015 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born August 10, 1928, in Westmoreland, Kansas, the son of Carroll and Faith (Roberts) White. Don served his country in the United States Army for two years. After leaving the Army, he worked for ADT Security Systems as a security alarm installer for 34 years.
On May 15, 1955, Don and Carol were united in marriage; Don enjoyed fishing, playing pool, spending time with his family and his cat “Sophie.” He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carol White, Nixa, Missouri, three children: Kim White, Nixa, Missouri, Mark and wife Kob White, Ozark, Missouri, Julie McCroskey, Nixa, Missouri. Four grandchildren: Erin and husband Joe Evans, Clever, Missouri, Brooke McCroskey, Nixa, Missouri, Jemmie White, Ozark, Missouri, and Benz White, Ozark, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers David White, and infant brother Marvin White.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 17, 2015 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa burial followed in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time Friday in the funeral home.
After a Wyoming contact called to let me know skeletal remains found in Wyoming, were identified as a missing man from Kansas, we called the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office. After interviewing the officer in charge we can report the following. We will be doing more research in to this story as there are still many questions to be answered.
On May 3rd around 2:40 PM, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department responded to a scene near Wolf Creek area. Hikers had reported finding the skeletal remains of a human. Upon arrival the department confirmed it was human remains and secured the scene for the evening.
May 4th the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department along with the Natrona County Coroner searched the secured scene collecting skeletal remains. Also found at the scene was a back pack and a 9 mm Beretta. They found no identification inside the back pack.
They ran the handgun through NCIC and discovered it was reported missing from Olathe, Kansas and was believed to be in the possession of Michael “Bradyn” Fuksa. They then received dental records and confirmed the identity of the skeletal remains as those of Mr. Fuksa.
Mr. Fuksa was last seen on July 15th 2009 near Wheatland, Wyoming. July 16th 2009 a Wyoming State Patrol Officer discovered his truck near mile marker 122 on I-25.
Research shows at the time of his disappearance he had told his room mate he was going to his parents, but he never arrived. At the time of his disappearance he would have just turned 22 years of age.
This case was featured in the series Disappeared, Lost Highway on Discovery. It is a great mystery how Michael who went by his middle name Bradyn, got from Wheatland, to where his body was found in the Wolf Creek Area.
Per Sheriff Riat,
At 515 this morning, the St Marys Fire, St Mary’s Police, Rossville Fire, Pottawatomie County EMS and the Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Dept responded to a structure fire at 510 W Mission. The fire is currently in the clean up stage and there are no fatalities.
The Walk Kansas 2015 season is fast upon us. This 8 week program runs from March 15th-May 9th. I invite you to round up five friends to create your team of six and participate in this year’s annual walk for wellness program! Walking has a huge impact on your health and combats stress, depression, excess weight gain and improves your immune system and heart health.
On February 10th, 2015 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious situation at the St. George Elementary School. Between 2:50 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. two 12 year old students were taking items to the recycling trailer (located on the North side of the school) when they reported coming into contact with an older male at the trailer. One of the students believed the unknown older male had questionable contact with him while inside the trailer. This student who was inside the trailer believed the unknown male may have been trying to abduct him. The two students did leave the trailer and went back into the school without further incident. The Sheriff’s Office would like to speak with the older male involved in this matter. The description given was an older male, white and black vertical striped shirt, blue jeans, gray hair, balding in back of head with a white beard. The vehicle he was driving was described as a red 4 door Chevrolet. If anyone has information on this matter, or the identity of the older male, please contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353.