Thursday, August 31, 2023

Butler City-Wide Garage Sale September 9th

 The Butler City-Wide Garage Sale hits the streets of Butler on Saturday, September 9th. Over 60 Garage Sales are registered inside the city limits. Junk- in-the-trunk will be on the Butler Square for those who would rather have their sale from this location. 

The cost is 5 dollars per Junk-n-the-Trunk vehicle. A chamber member will be around to collect this fee on the morning of the sale. That’s the Butler City-wide Garage Sale Saturday, September 9th.


Bates County Recorder of Deeds Notification

 Bates County Property Owners!!

Want to be notified when a document is recorded with your name, trust, business, ect.?

With the increase in property fraud, that can result in the illegal transfer of ownership of your property you can receive alerts, via email when a document has been recorded with this FREE notification system.

This service will not stop property fraud from happening but can provide an early warning to take the appropriate steps to protect their property.

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Butler Public Library Services


The Butler Public Library reminds the public that they offer services other than just reading and checking out books.  For a small fee, you can make copies, use the fax machine, and scan documents. 

They offer free job search and resume building, DVD rentals, help with genealogy, they accept gently used books, and they have books for sale. 

For more information on the services offered thru the library, see the Butler Public Library on Facebook.

The Butler Public Library is located at 100 West Atkinson Street and they can be reached by calling 660-679-4321, they are open Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:30 and Saturdays 9:30 to 1:30.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Wealth of Time Tour in Butler September 6th and 7th

 The Wealth of Time Tour will be on location to buy gold and silver, including coins, antiques, vintage toys,and collectibles, and more.

This two-day show will be in Butler on September 6th and 7th. The tour will be held at the Bates County Elks Lodge at 1000 Elks Drive. A traveling team bringing you a tremendous event. This is a rare opportunity to sell your rare coins, coin collections, silver and gold bullion, and more, directly to the country's top buyers.

See you September 6th from 9 am until 5 pm and again on Thursday, September 7th from 9 am until 3 pm. The Wealth of Time Tour is to be held at the Bates County Elks Lodge in Butler.

Need more information or directions, call 417-920-6919. See the newspaper insert in your mailbox soon. 

Cell Phone Found at BCMH

 A cell phone has been found on a bench outside of Bates County Memorial Hospital. The phone has been turned in to the hospital front desk. If you think it might be yours, go to BCMH to claim it.

Prairie City German Fest Set for October 21st

 The Zion Lutheran Church and School of Prairie City will host the Annual Germanfest on October 21st.

The meal will be served on Saturday, October 21st from 4 until 8 pm.

The public is invited to attend Germanfest where the meal will consist of a variety of German Food including Brats, sausages, Sauerkraut, Ruben Sandwiches, Turnips, Apple Kuchen, and Desserts.

Your free will donation will be appreciated with proceeds from the meal supporting the Saint Paul Lutheran High School and a Local Charity.

Remember that “ B” highway to Rockville is still under construction and closed to traffic at this time. They suggest taking 52 West to “O” highway and then go south to Prairie City.

See them on the web at

Bates County Sheriff

 On 8/28/23 members of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Butler Missouri Police Department in serving a narcotics search warrant at 405 S Mechanic Butler Mo. Following up from leads generated from the search warrant Butler Police Department requested a search utilizing the K9s at another location. After clearing the agency assist one of the K9 handlers noticed a behavior change of K9 Falco. K9 Falco became disoriented and lethargic. Additional units responded to the K9 handlers location where two rounds of Narcan were administered to Falco. We believe that during his search he may have been exposed to fentanyl or some opioid that caused his medical reaction. Falco was then rushed to BluePearl Pet Hospital an emergency veterinarian hospital in Lees Summit.

Out of precaution and due to the fact that both K9s potentially would have been exposed to the same substance, K9 Griff was transported to the same hospital for evaluation.

Both dogs were immediately decontaminated at the Veterinary Emergency Room by staff. K9 Falco received emergency care and was held for observation until this morning. K9 Griff was checked and released after the initial care.

The Narcan used by K9 handlers have saved multiple lives of police canines around the country.

“We want to give a huge Thank You to Blue Pearl Pet Hospital and all the Staff who stayed over and were waiting on our emergency arrival. “ says Sheriff Anderson. “Unfortunately, this is a risk that K9s have in their service to our communities. It’s not just the K9s but also the handlers that are exposed to the very same threat to their health. The staff at Blue Pearl were excellent early this morning and we can’t thank them enough for their care, commitment and compassion for our K9 partners and handlers.”


Adrian 911 Silent Procession

 The Adrian Fire Department will host the twenty-second 9-11 remembrance ceremony on Saturday morning September 9th beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Line up is at 9:30 A.M. located in the area of 1st & Clark Street IN Adrian.

They will begin the procession at 10:00 A.M. with a program to follow at the Optimist Building at approximately 10:45 A.M.

Adrian welcomes the public to line the streets and watch the procession, and then make their way out to the Optimist Building as they continue to remember and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

During the program, Adrian will be honoring all veterans and those currently serving to protect our country and our freedom.

Drug Bust in Butler

On 08/28/2023, at approximately 2:18pm Butler Officers were in the area of the 400 block of S. Mechanic Street when they observed Ronald Rudder to be outside his residence at 405 S. Mechanic Street. The Butler Officers had knowledge of active warrants for Ronald Rudder’s arrest. The Butler Officers made contact with Rudder who then attempted to flee on foot but was unsuccessful in doing so. Rudder was taken into custody for the active warrants. While taking Rudder into custody, the Butler Officers recovered approximately 22.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine from Rudder.
Later that evening, a search warrant was applied for and granted for Ronald Rudder’s residence at 405 S. Mechanic. At approximately 11:12pm Butler Officers assisted by the Bates County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant on 405 S. Mechanic Street. As a result of the search warrant, multiple items of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered as well as approximately 58 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a stolen firearm.
As a result of the suspected methamphetamine recovered from Rudder during the arrest, Rudder has been charged with the following:
Class C Felony of Deliver Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana Or Synthetic Cannabinoid
The Class A Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia - Prior Drug Offense
Formal charges in relation to the search warrant are pending at this time.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Bates County Sheriff Press Release

 On 8/27/23, deputies were in the area of Fran St and 52 Highway in Butler when they observed the Butler Officer in pursuit of a silver passenger vehicle traveling west out out of Butler. Deputies immediately joined in the pursuit to assist the Officer. The pursuit continued westbound on 52 highway with speeds ranging from 60mph to 100mph. Deputies eventually took over the pursuit to deploy the Grappler System to bring the pursuit to a save ending.

The Grappler was successfully deployed on the vehicle approximately 3 miles from the City of Amoret. Once the grappler was deployed a second deputy used his push bumper on the drivers side of the vehicle to prevent the driver from being able to flee on foot.
The driver, 23 year old Arizona Booher, from Butler was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of methamphetamine and a gun.
Booher was charged with resisting arrest and trafficking drugs in the 2nd degree. Booher remains in the Bates County Jail.

Mo Dot Job Fair

 Warrensburg, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation Kansas City District Office will host a job fair to hire full-time highway Maintenance workers to start as soon as possible. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the MoDOT Maintenance Facility, 8 NE 375th Road, Warrensburg, MO 64093.

     MoDOT offers full training and benefits including medical insurance, paid annual and sick leave, educational assistance, paid holidays and more. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and a valid driver's license. Applicants also must successfully complete a criminal background check, drug screening, work simulation and physical - comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for the job fair are encouraged.

Community Cafe Meals Alternate Churches 2 times in September

 A public service message from Dirks Heavy Contractors, remember,  the Community Café Dinner locations will change for a couple weeks in September. On Tuesday, September 5th the meal will be

 served from the First Christian Church at 11 West Pine Street in Butler. On September 19th the

 location will again change to the Community of Christ Church located at 409 West Dakota Street.


Quilt Fabric Sale Butler

 Dirks Heavy Contractors of Butler reminds the community of the Comforting Angel fabric and craft

 sale. The doors will be open at the old Butler High School for shopping for materials for quilters. This

 includes fabric and crafts for making a quilt. Shop this "ready to be quilted"  sale on Friday,

 September 8th from 8 until 3 and again on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am until noon at the old

 Butler  High School on Pine Street.

City of Butler accepting Bids


Community Cafe of Butler Hosts a meet, eat and greet tonight at the Happy Hill Church of God

 Dirks Heavy Contractor of Butler reminds you that the Community Café will host a meet, eat, and greet this evening at the weekly Café meal.

 Stop by and meet your Butler City Council and enjoy tonight’s dinner  from the dining room of the Happy Hill Church of God. The meal is served between 5:30 and 6:00 pm.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Butler: Fall 2023 City Wide Cleanup September 11th - 15th

County Wide Disposal Trash Service has scheduled the Fall City Wide Clean-up date.

The dates are set for September 11th -15th. 

Have your excess trash by the curb by Monday, morning September 11th for the residents of Butler.  

Citywide cleanup starts in two weeks. Please do not put items by the road more than one week in advance.

Scam Alert from your Bates County Sheriff

 The Sheriffs Office has been made aware of a new scam in our area. Scammers are calling residents claiming to be with Bates County Memorial Hospital and attempting to collect money for bills and doctors

that do not exist. Please be cautious when receiving phone calls such as this. If it doesn’t seem right, always contact the hospital or business direct and ask about the request. Scammers are always looking for new ways to gain money and personal information. They may ask you to confirm your date of birth or other private information such as social security numbers and banking information. Never give this information over the phone. Stay alert and stay safe!

Friday, August 25, 2023

What's Up: :LeRoy Cook

 It was a memorable week, best filed away and forgotten. Any optional flying had to be deferred until cooler weather, as the 100-degree heat was just too much to deal with. We found reasonably livable temps up at 4000 feet but the oil temperature indication was still nudging the redline.

 Still, there was some transient traffic. Last weekend, former resident Dylan Morris flew over from Augusta, Kansas in a Piper Cherokee 140. Dylan has aviation family ties; his grandpa Darrel Diehl was a pilot, and great-grandfather “Mac” McDermot was a long-time mechanic for us at Pittsburg, Kansas. He took his friend Devon Page up for a ride in the heat.

 Other visitors seen were a rare Vashion Ranger trainer, a Piper Archer, a Robinson R-44 helicopter and Les Gorden’s Piper Twin Comanche. Local flyers out were Jim Ferguson in his Cessna 182, Jeremie Platt in his Grumman Tiger, the Turbine AirTractor sprayplane and Captain Gorden in his Beech Twin Bonanza.

 The ever-vigilant New York Times newspaper published an opinion piece last week about the “alarming” number of near-collisions involving airliners in the U.S., reportedly up to 46 last month alone. What gets tallied are actions taken to avoid another plane or when less-than-specified separation distance occurs. It could be an air traffic controller error, a pilot not paying attention or a plane moving faster than expected. The point is, nothing happened, because the system worked; the pilots involved saw the problem and acted to prevent tragedy, or a controller issued a go-around order. We all need to work together to keep the system safe, and learn from these reports so it doesn’t recur. The numbers quoted are the result of better record keeping and reporting.

 The big aviation accident news of the week was the sabotage-caused crash of an Embraer business jet in Russia, carrying staff of the Wagner Group paramilitary group that had been on the hit-list of Vladmir Putin for an unauthorized revolt. The bomb went off as the plane reached 28,000 feet after departing Moscow, as if it was triggered by an altitude-sensing device.  T’warn’t no accident, most likely.

 The weekly question was about a landing area’s beacon light with yellow and white beams, instead of the normal green and white lights. If you’re following it in for a landing you had better be in a seaplane, because that’s the designation of a lighted seadrome, or water landing area. Yes, they do exist, with lighted buoys outlining the sea lane. For next week, tell us how many tower-controlled airports there are in the state of Missouri. You can send your answers to [email protected].

Bates County Elks Lodge Car Show

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bates County Elks Lodge at their Car Show on August 26th! Enjoy hot rods, bikes, and more. Don't miss out! 🚗🎉

The Bates County Elks Lodge is turning 40 years old this year.  As a thank you to the community that has supported them through 4 decades, The Elks will be hosting the event of the summer.

The public is invited to a Car Show on August 26th. Classes include Hot Rod, Rat Rod, Bikes, Muscle Cars, and Stock Car-Race Cars.

The day will consist of registration between 10 am and 1 pm on August 26th.

Door prizes, music, a 50/50 pot, and food. There will be Koozies and T-Shirts for sale and the Corn Hole Tournament starts at 2 pm.

Kids can decorate their rides and a movie-themed costume contest will be held and the band hits the stage at 6 pm.

This fundraiser is a thank you to the community for their continued support of the Bates County Elks.

Admission is a free-will donation. For more information about the Bates County Elks August 26th Car Show contact Diana Bennett 660-227-1357.



Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Registration Forms

Get ready for the Butler Fall City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, September 9th! To participate, pre-register and pay the $10 permit fee. Your name and address will be on the Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Map. Don't forget to register by Wednesday, August 30th!

The Butler Fall City-Wide Garage Sale hits the streets on Saturday, September 9th. Those having garage sales must pre-register and pay the $10.00 permit fee to participate. This cost gets your name and address on the Butler City-Wide Garage Sale Map. The deadline to make the publication of the city map is Wednesday, August 30th.

The fee for the Junk-n-the Trunk is set at 5 dollars and will be collected by a Butler Chamber Member on the Garage Sale date.

If you private message the Butler Chamber they will send you a registration form to submit, or drop by the radio station to pick up your registration form and then drop it in the Chamber Drop Box at 112 West Dakota Street in Butler, just across the street from Mattress Plus  Remember that deadline is Wednesday, August  30th to register your garage sale.  


Bates County Industries closed for summer vacation

 Bates County Industries will be closed for an employee holiday August 23rd through September 4th. The recycle bins will be closed to the public during this vacation time. 

They are asking that no drop-offs be left at the facility during this time period. That’s Bates County Industries closed for summer vacation August 23rd through September 4th.

Re- enter the 92.1 Website address


The new 921news website is now up and active. To view this site you should re-enter the URL address to reach the new site.

On this site, you will see the written version of the 9 am and 5 pm daily local news from Bates, Vernon, Cass, Henry, St Clair, and various surrounding counties. 921 news website offers the written version of obituaries, a link to your weather forecast, and advertisers that make the broadcast of this radio station possible.

We invite you to join us on the web or Facebook for news and notifications that are important to our community.


Thursday, August 24, 2023

School Threat incident


On August 24, 2023, at approximately 12:30pm the Linn County Kansas Sheriff’s Office was notified that a former student of Prairie View USD #362 made a threat toward the Prairie View School District on social media. Law Enforcement responded to the threat; Prairie View locked down per protocol and notified parents of the lockdown by their notification system.


The subject who made the threat was never on campus and was contained a short time later at their home in Miami County. The lockdown was lifted.


The subject is currently in custody.

VFW Squirrel Contest


The  Annual Fishing Dock Bar and Grill and the Drexel VFW post #4347  will host their Annual Squirrel Tournament on Saturday, October 14TH t.

Sign-up will be at 6:00 am and weigh-in at 12:30 at the Fishing Dock 101 South West Outer Road in Archie. Entry fees are $20.00 per 2-person team with a $5.00 extra for the big Squirrel pot.

The  Annual Squirrel Tournament will be paying top 3 places 60-30 and 10 percent of the total weight of 3 Squirrels. Heaviest Squirrel must be marked. The Big Squirrel Pot will be 100 percent pay out. Squirrels must be harvested the day of the tournament.  

Early sign-ups do not need to show up at 6 am.

To pre-register or for more information contact Bryan at the Fishing Dock or VFW member Jim Pierce 816-896-7016.

100 Percent of all proceeds will go the Drexel VFW  

Bates County Memorial Annual Reunion


A reunion is planned for anyone that has ever been employed at Bates County Memorial Hospital… from Candy Stripers to CEO’s.

It’s all for fun and reminiscing of the, “Good Ole Days” at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Past and present employees are encouraged to bring pictures and memorabilia to share with the group.

The Bates County Memorial Hospital employee reunion will meet at the Thorco Shelter House at the Butler City Park, located at 899-801 Parkview Street on October 3rd  at 11:00 am.

This is a yearly event, held in October. This year everyone will need to bring their own lunch to enjoy with at the park.  

You do not have to RSVP to attend the yearly Bates County Memorial Hospital Past and Present Employee Reunion to be held October 3rd  at 11: am at the City Park located at 899-801 Parkview Street in Butler under the Thorco Shelter House. 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Dangerous Heat Continues


Dangerous heat is expected through Thursday. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees. 

When temperatures get dangerously high, it's crucial to take precautions. Stay hydrated, dress appropriately, and avoid prolonged exposure to extreme conditions. 

In addition to staying hydrated and dressing appropriately, it's also important to seek shelter indoors during extreme temperatures. Don't forget to check on your friends and family to make sure they're staying safe too!

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Excessive Heat Warning


A Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect today through Thursday for the entire area for heat index values 100-110+ each day through the stretch. 

Exercise heat safety during this period to avoid heat related illnesses!

New News Coming Soon!


Hey there! Exciting news! Starting Monday, August 21st, our news staff will be posting fresh stories on our site. We're constantly striving to keep you updated with the latest news and happenings. 

Don't worry if you can't find the previous stories right away, as they will be added to the site at a later date. Stay tuned for the new stories and get ready to stay informed and engaged!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Welcome to our new site!

We are excited to announce that our website is now faster than ever! We understand that during the transition period, some of our listeners experienced some down time and inconvenience. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.

We want to assure our listeners that we are committed to bringing you the most up-to-date and accurate news. Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that our website runs smoothly and efficiently, and we are thrilled to see the results.

We appreciate your patience during the downtime, and we hope that you will enjoy the speed and accessibility of our website. We vow to continue to bring you the best news available, and we thank you for your continued support.

City of Butler Renovation Proposal

  Request For Proposals   City Hall Renovations, Butler Missouri   PROPOSAL NUMBER: RFP #200   |      ISSUE DATE: July 17, 2024  ...