Bates County Museum Opens with This & That Sale

The Bates County Museum is holding their annual This & That Sale on June
4 – 5, Thursday and Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm daily.  This event marks the official opening of the Museum to the public in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.  The sale had originally been scheduled for the last weekend of April but was postponed until now. 

The Friends of the Museum sponsor this event and donations have been particularly excellent this year.  Proceeds from the sale go to support the Museum.  Sales are cash only and all sales are final.  The public is invited to shop at the sale, located in Robertson Hall.

Covid-19 Protocols, posted on entrance doors, are as follows:

Hand Sanitizer is available at entrance and a station on the second floor. Wearing of a mask is optional.
Social distancing is to be practiced. 
Number of visitors will be limited.
Visitors are requested to sign (print) their names and provide telephone contact information, (this is not mandatory)    
Robertson Hall is currently not available for rental
And  finally, Staff may refuse entry to anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness. 

People are encouraged to tour the Museum beginning Tuesday, June 9. Operating hours are Tue – Fri, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm and Sat, 9:30 am – 12 noon.  Exhibit upgrades and design changes have been made since last season. 
Deep-cleaning, painting, and more, has also been done.  More artifacts, along with donor and family names, are being displayed, adding yet another layer of interest to the Museum’s remarkable artifacts, stories, and collections.

The Museum canceled events originally scheduled for June and July.  Decisions about an August program and a September concert will be made in coming weeks as the nation’s opening continues.  Please contact the Museum if there are questions or concerns.  The Museum Staff and the Board invite you to shop at the This & That Sale to support your Bates County Museum!

Hit and Run Ends in Arrest in Clinton

On 05/25/2019 at 11:00 a.m., Clinton Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash with the driver leaving the scene in the vicinity of Price Lane and Augusta Street. The crash apparently happened when the driver, Jeremy Jones, age 35, of Clinton, lost control of his vehicle while travelling eastbound on Augusta Street and crossing the bridge west of the intersection with Price Lane. The vehicle left the roadway and impacted a gas meter and the side of a house. The house was occupied at the time, but no one was injured. Jones was apprehended by Clinton Police Officers a short distance away after he fled the scene on foot. Jones was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Charges stemming from the vehicle crash itself are being sought.

Clinton Man Shot Inside His Home

On 05/23/2020 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Clinton Police Officers were dispatched to the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in reference to a report of a gunshot wound. 36-year-old Clinton resident Christopher Herron was contacted and found to have an injury in his abdomen. Clinton Detectives were able to confirm that the incident occurred at Herron’s residence, 603 South Orchard Street. Herron was transported via air ambulance to Research Hospital in Kansas City. Investigation continues in the case, but currently, all indications are that the wound was accidentally self-inflicted. Clinton Police Officers and Detectives were assisted by Henry County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.