Butler Christmas Parade Cancelled

The City of Butler regrets to inform the public that the festivities for the December 5th Annual Christmas Parade has been cancelled, due to Covid rules and regulations and for the protection of the public.

An official press release will be available soon.

Governor and First Lady Parson Invite Families to Candlelight Tours, Tree Lighting Ceremony at Missouri Governor’s Mansion

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson cordially invite families to attend this year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on Friday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Tours will also be available on Monday, December 7, Tuesday, December 8, and Wednesday, December 9 from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. 

Governor Parson and First Lady Parson will light the 2020 Mansion Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. The tree is a 40-foot Norway spruce donated by Doris Baker of Desloge, Missouri. Ms. Baker decided to donate her tree because it became too large for her yard.

The Candlelight Tours will begin immediately following the tree lighting. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Candlelight Tours have moved to a time-ticketed reservation system to allow for responsible social distancing. Reservations can be made here through the Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.

Tickets will be sent via email once a reservation is made. Guests will need to present their tickets upon entering the Mansion.

The doors will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday and again from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the following week. During the tours, visitors will be able to walk through the festively decorated ground floor of the Mansion. 

The Candlelight Tours are free and open to the public. Visitors will enter through the Madison Street gate.

Bates County Courthouse Covid Update

The following press release is from the Bates County Circuit Court. The Bates County Courthouse will remain in Phase 0 through mid-December. The infection rate will be evaluated and determined for the remainder of December at that time.

The Court will continue to have emergency hearings. If you have an attorney contact your attorney for your next court date; your Attorney may have a video conference on your case.

 As always, they ask you continue to maintain contact with your Attorney for updates in your case.  If you are on the Public Defender wait list you can follow your case and get updates from www.missouri.courts.mo.gov/case.net .

Once you are on your case go to the Case Header tab click on Track This Case for alert messages with regards to your case. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but their first priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Butler Bear Basketball Season

The Butler Bears Basketball team will hit the courts for the first game of the season on Tuesday, December 8th. The Butler Bears will take on the Sherwood Marksmen at the Butler High School. Tip-off will follow junior varsity games at approximately 7:30 pm. This game will broadcast live from 92.1 and the web as we stream live from www.921news.com. Join us for Butler Bears Basketball December 8th from the studios of 92.1 KMOE.