On 7/15/2020, Detectives from the Bates County Sheriffs Office received what they believed to be creditable information in reference to Missing Persons Nicole Mallott.
Case #1—male in his 30’s from Adrian. Because of delayed testing results, this individual has completed isolation at this time.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) made a statement by releasing 45 balloon in remembrance of the children lost to child abuse in Missouri this year. Thirteen riders from the Osage Chapter participated in a 100 mile ride in conjunction with more than 350 other chapters around the nation. The Osage Valley Chapter serves Butler, Clinton, Eldorado Springs, Harrisonville, Nevada, Osceola in Missouri, Miami & Linn counties in Kansas, and their surrounding communities.
The Bates County Elks were able to show their support to local veterans with the help of a $2500 grant from the Elks National Veterans Service Commission. With this grant they were able to make baskets filled with various comfort items and personalized throws for 16 veterans. They also were able to make a $500 donation to the Adrian VFW Post 1937 for their Veteran’s Relief fund. Pictured L–R front row: Don Arndt, Chaplain/Adjutant VFW, Tim Hummel, Quartermaster VFW, Terry Agnew, Surgeon VFW & Elks Trustee, Denny Petty, Commander VFW, Chris Cook Elks Exalted Ruler, Diana Bennett, Elks Trustee, Freedom Grant Organizer. Back row: Tiffany Blaser, Elks Secretary, Brenda Cecil, Elks Treasurer, Jason Bennett, Elks Leading Knight, Ryan Agnew, Elks PER, John Mertz, Elks Loyal Knight, Aubrey Westmoreland, Elks Tiler, Tammy Morgan, Elks Lecturing Knight.
Peggy Spencer, (the former Peggy Jean Armstrong) is turning 100 this Saturday, July 18, 2020. She grew up in Butler, living with her parents, Sam and Virginia Armstrong, and Virginia’s mother, Nannie Lampton, in a little house on Main Street. The home was a few blocks from the Armstrong Brother’s store on Main Street. As a young girl she and her friends would pretend to be mannequins sitting on the furniture in the store windows. She had a sister, Ann, 5 years younger. They lived at other homes in Butler – the right half of a duplex at 6 North High Street, and the house at 502 Ft. Carson Street.