Bates County Health Department Identifies Another Positive COVID-19 Case

July 14, 2020


The Bates County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Bates County.


The case is a female in her 30’s that resides in Adrian.  Bates County Health Center has completed its investigation with her assistance to identify and contact anyone that may have come in contact with this individual which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness.  Per CDC guidelines, this individual is isolated at home and any close contacts have been instructed on self-quarantine protocols.


With all cases if the individual only had contact with family members or friends in private settings and no activity putting anyone at risk for community transmission there is nothing to release.  During the initial investigation if the individual reports they have not been anywhere in the community since symptoms began or since testing there is nothing to release to the public.


At this time, Bates County has had 20 positives cases, 6 of which are currently active.


With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth).  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread of this disease!

Wild Horse Ministries at Butler Saddle Club Arena

Wild Horse Ministries is coming to the Butler Saddle Club Arena on Tuesday, July 21st at 7 pm.  This is a colt starting round pen demonstration that’s free for the public to attend.  Come for the education or just the entertainment and register for “gate” prizes to be given away during the evening.  Wild Horse Ministries, Butler Saddle Club Arena, Tuesday, July 21st, 7 pm.  For more information go to

Monday Night Bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club

Play Monday night bingo at the Adrian Optimist Club.  Doors open, Monday, July 20th at 5 and bingo starts at 7 pm.  Concessions are available on site.  This week’s Hot Ball Jackpot is $2050, Blackout Jackpot is $1450.00, King of Diamonds will start back up on July 27th.  You must be 16 years old to play bingo.  The Adrian Optimist Building is located at 11092 NW County Road 41 in Adrian.  Monday night Bingo with the Adrian Optimist Club, Monday, July 20th.

Butler: Now Hiring Flaming Lantern Restaurant

The Flaming Lantern Restaurant of Butler is now hiring servers. Apply in

person at the Flaming Lantern Restaurant Fort Scott Street in Butler.

That’s job opportunities at a local restaurant. Apply in person for a server

position at the Flaming Lantern Restaurant in Butler.