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Bates County rear end accident proves fatal for driver

BATES COUNTY, Mo. – A rear end crash Monday is fatal for a Butler driver. A report issued by the Missouri State Highway patrol indicates the incident occurred at 3:28 p.m. on Hwy AA and 6001 Rd. Northbound driver, 42-year-old Tony L. Radford, failed to stop and struck a vehicle slowed at an intersection, driven by 35-year-old Michael L. Willis, of Archie.
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Missouri man dies after rear-end crash

BATES COUNTY—A Missouri man died in an accident just before 3:30p.m. Monday in Bates County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1993 GMC passenger vehicle driven by Tony L. Radford, 42, Butler, was northbound on Highway AA and 6001 Road. The vehicle rear-ended a1988 Mack truck driven by...
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Fatality Crash takes the life of a Butler man

The Missouri Highway Patrol along with the Bates County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway AA and County Road 6001 on Monday, August 8th at 3:28pm. The accident occurred as two vehicles were traveling Northbound and a 1988 Mack, driven by Michael Willis, 35 of Archie,...
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BCMH Requests ARPA Funds for Aging Ambulance Units

Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) has submitted applications to Bates County Commissioners requesting funding through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for replacement of two aging ambulance units, and reimbursement for revamping the hospital’s central registration area to enhance infection prevention measures. BCMH seeks this funding in response to COVID-19, a disease that continues to pose a threat to Americans’ health. These funds would be used to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 to the general public:
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Bates County Coroner Report for June and July

It August already, I see another heat warning, so I’ll renew my caution about hydration and paying attention today. Thus far, this is the first summer I’ve not attributed any deaths to heat exposure and I pray that continues to be the case. Still, it never hurts to check on your friends today and tomorrow.
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Three Bates County Teachers Receive Grants from WGU Missouri

Three teachers from Bates County were recently awarded grants through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Andrea Martin, a first-grade teacher at Miami Elementary School in the Miami R-1 School District in Amoret, received a $300 grant to create an after-school STEM club. Stephanie Lovelace, a school counselor in the Ballard R-2 School District in Butler, received a $439 grant that will be used to purchase an elementary social skills kit for 5th grade students. Jackson Duncan, a 6th grade teacher in the Ballard R-2 District, received a $300 grant that will be used to purchase an Oculus Quest headset for his classroom. All three teachers learned they were selected for the grants in May when they were surprised with check presentations at their schools.
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Bates and Cedar County Deputies Arrest Car Thief

On Friday July 29th Bates County Deputies were patrolling the Rich Hill area. A deputy observed a 2020 F150 vehicle driven by William Swarnes. Before the Deputy was able to turn around his vehicle, he lost sight of him in the Rich Hill area. Shortly after that encounter Bates County...
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August 2022

Miami School has some exciting news for parent of Pre-K through 6th grade! Thanks to the generous donations of the community, Friendship Club, Miami School Alumni, Living Word Adventist Fellowship, and unused funds when Wesley Hubbard had a fundraiser/ community donation back to school drive a couple of years ago, Miami School will now be able to purchase gym shoes for each elementary student.
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Foundation Seeks Community Involvement for Proposed Regional Activity Center

In May, the Board of Directors of Bates County Memorial Hospital was approached by an investment broker who had set up a trust several years ago to be used toward a Community Center for the Butler area and requested that it be constructed on the BCMH campus. A committee has been organized and meetings have begun to spearhead this project.
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PSC APPROVES CHANGE IN EVERGY MISSOURI WEST DSIM CHARGE

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West to adjust the Demand Side Programs Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line-item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri West to recover...
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Juvenile injured in Bates County ATV accident

BATES COUNTY – Life Flight was needed to take a 12-year-old boy to the hospital after an ATV accident in Bates County Thursday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the juvenile was traveling eastbound on County Road Northeast 1253 when it began to skid on the roadway, crossed the center, traveled off the left side and overturned. He was taken to Children's Mercy with serious injuries.
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ELECTIONS 101: by Marlene Wainscott, Bates County Clerk

ELECTIONS 101: by Marlene Wainscott, Bates County Clerk. The election process begins long before Election Day. Candidate filings, ballot printing, selection of judges/workers, absentee voting, election worker training, and publication of election notices are just a few of the many tasks performed. The long election days are now gone. The...
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Bates County Sheriff Address Concerns about FBI Audit and CCW Files

From the desk of Bates County Sheriff Anderson. Sheriff Anderson has received numerous calls and questions in reference to this letter sent to the FBI from the Missouri Attorney General in regards to CCW files that the Missouri Sheriffs are responsible for. This stemmed from a CJIS (criminal justice information service) compliance audit.
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Press Release: Gallick Outpacing Field in District 62 GOP Primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sherri Gallick, Conservative Republican in District 62, has continued to outwork and outraise her competition. The Gallick campaign’s Q2 report, filed timely on July 15, showed she has support from more than 110 donors. She has raised more than $33,000 from voters. Her campaign...
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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From the Desk of Sheriff Anderson

On June 9th, 2022, I along with other law enforcement Chiefs from Bates County, Members of the Bates County Memorial Hospital held a meeting with all the area Superintendents and School Board Members in reference to identify the needs of each school in regards to school safety and response to active threats at the schools. The meeting was very productive and multiple areas were identified and agreed upon to work together to achieve safe schools.
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Troopers Arrest Excelsior Springs Woman on Drug Pair in Bates County Thursday

Troopers report the arrest of an Excelsior Springs woman in Bates County Thursday on two drug charges. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 39-year-old Tana R. Smith around 11:18 Thursday morning on preliminary charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
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