Butler High School: State Bound Students

The FFA qualified 7 contest teams to State FFA Convention on April 19th and 20th.  The chapter also won the single teacher department sweepstakes in the Central District.  This is the 2nd time in 3 years that the chapter has been awarded sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes award is presented to the top chapter in the district of 74 schools.  Sweepstakes award is a culmination of all contest teams and speakers points that place in the top 10 at Districts. 1st = 10 points, 2nd = 9 points…etc etc.


Dairy Cattle-1st place (District Champions)  Kenton Taylor 1st place individual out of 132.

Poultry Evaluation- 2nd place   Kinzie Wheatley 1st place individual out of 108.  Kinzie Wheatley also advanced to State for Advanced Prepared Public Speaking contest.

Nursery Landscape – 2nd place  Riley Mareth  1st place individual out of 69.

Soils Evaluation – 3rd place

Ag Issues Forum – 4th Place State Alternate

Extemp. Speaking – Casi Smith  4th place State Alternate

Horse Evaluation – 5th place

Dairy Foods – 6th place

FFA Knowledge – 10th place

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Bates County: Afternoon accident takes the life of a 62 year old man

The Bates County Coroner’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident today shortly after noon. The accident occurred on East 52 Highway just east of the intersection with St. Rt. O in southeastern Bates County.

A 62 year-old gentleman died in the accident and was pronounced at the scene by Coroner Greg Mullinax. Because family members are still being notified, the name of the deceased will be withheld at this time pending those notifications. The accident remains under investigation and additional details will be available later. We appreciate the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Troop A, Butler Fire, St. Clair County First Responders, and the Bates County Sheriff’s office.

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Butler Bears Varsity Defeats Appleton City/Montrose

The Butler Bears Varsity Team took on the Appleton City/Montrose Team on Monday, April 9th in Appleton City.

The Butler Bears Varsity Team has been in a bit of a slump offensively, and they have been struggling to make consistent hard contact.

Pitching has continued to be a strength for Butler Bear Cody Gabriel. During the Appleton City/Montrose game, Gabriel limited Montrose to only 5 base runners and 1 hit. The Butler Bears Varsity Team made all the plays in the field, and they had their second consecutive error-less game.

Butler Bear Varsity Team Coach Kevin Hill states “If [the Bears] continue to pitch and field until our bats wake up, we will be able to be competitive most nights.”

The Butler Bear Varsity Team will play Barstow in Kansas City today, April 10th, at 4:30pm. FM-92 will be onsite bring the public the play-by-play action during the Butler vs. Barstow Game. This is made possible thanks to the following sponsors:

126th Missouri State Representative Patricia Pike
Hammett’s Collision
Bear Stop
Max Motors
County Wide Disposal
Studio M
On Time Disposal
Derailed Commodity
Butler Bear Backers
Corner Hardware
Computer Isle
Patriot Auto
Westward Gifts and Floral
Principal Finance
World Finance Cooperation

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Butler Lady Bears Varsity Claims Lead in Fifth Inning to Defeat Windsor

Butler Lady Bears Varsity snagged a late lead and defeated Windsor 15-11 on Monday, April 9th. The game was tied at seven with Butler Bears Varsity batting in the top of the fifth when Olivia Fischer singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

Butler Bears Varsity collected 25 hits and Windsor had 17 in the high-scoring affair.

Windsor took an early lead in the first inning when Allanna Wilson grounded out and scored one run.

In the top of the fourth inning, Butler Lady Bears Varsity tied things up at seven when Lilli Colburn drew a walk and scored one run.

After Butler Lady Bears Varsity scored two runs in the top of the second, Windsor answered with two of their own. Butler Lady Bears Varsity scored when Chelsey Ketron tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and Jayde Eidson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Windsor then answered when Courtney Johnson doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, and Randi Renno grounded out, scoring one run.

Eidson toed the rubber for Butler Lady Bears Varsity. She went two innings, allowing six runs on six hits, striking out three and walking zero.

Butler Lady Bears Varsity collected 25 hits. Fischer, Ketron, Eidson, Claire Sutton, Katelyn McCrary, Colburn, and Alexis Lewis each racked up multiple hits for Butler Lady Bears Varsity. Sutton, Eidson, Ketron, and Fischer each collected four hits to lead Butler Lady Bears Varsity. Butler Lady Bears Varsity tore up the base paths, as six players stole at least two bases. McCrary led the way with seven.

Also a congratulations to Chelsey Ketron who went 4 for 4 at the plate last night. She completed the cycle with one single, one double, one triple, and an out of the park home run. She scored 2 runs and collected 4 RBIs. She also headed to the mound in the 3rd inning to help the Lady Bears capture the win and close out the game. Windsor collected 11 hits. She gave up 2 walks and struck out 3 batters. She gave her all last night in bitter cold temperatures and helped lead her team to a win.

The Butler Lady Bears hosts Drexel tonight, April 10th, at home. The game starts at 4:30pm.

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