Henry County Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest

NEWS RELEASE — STOLEN VEHICLE PURSUIT / ARREST OF JOHN ROBERT SCOTT — THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021On April 28, 2021, around 10:00 a.m., Deputy Stutzman attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the 600 block of SE 400 Road, that had been taken during the early morning hours from a business on South Hwy 7. The vehicle failed to yield to emergency lights and siren, fleeing eastbound on SE 400. The stolen vehicle traveled north on Hwy U to Hwy 7 and then west to SE 571 Road. At the dead end of SE 571, the vehicle traveled through private fields and turned south onto SE 701 where Sheriff Oberkrom began pursuing the vehicle. The vehicle turned west onto SE 400 and then north onto SE 611.On SE 611, Sgt. Bremer with the Missouri State Highway Patrol began pursuing the stolen vehicle until it turned into a private field. The vehicle traveled west through a wheat field and traveled near a house and office building before exiting onto SE 300 Road. Just of west of SE 431, the vehicle entered a private field and became stuck while being pursued by Corporal Kubilus.The driver fled from the vehicle into a wooded area. Corporal Kubilus deployed the Sheriff’s Office drone and spotted the subject in a tree line just north of the stolen vehicle. Sheriff Oberkrom was in the area on foot and was able to take the driver into custody without incident.Arrested was John Robert Scott, age 29, of Clinton for stealing, fleeing to avoid arrest and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Scott was transported to the Henry County Detention Center and his parole/probation officer supervisor was advised of his arrest. The case has been submitted to Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields’ Office for filing of the new charges and revocation of his parole/probation.Other units with the Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted throughout various stages of the vehicle pursuit.

Butler: Community Cafe Resumes serving meals every Tuesday evening, starting in June.

The weekly Community Café will resume in June 0f this year, (2021) after  Covid-19 delayed the serving of meals this past year. The Community Café of Butler is a service completely made up of volunteers, local groups, churches and businesses that serve meals every Tuesday evening to families and individuals in Butler.

The goal of this service is to break some barriers and bring family and friends together to enjoy a meal and fellowship.

The weekly meal is free of charge and is served from a different church every “Tuesday of the month. The meal is served between 5:30 and 6 pm.

The Community Café will resume serving meals in June.  

First Baptist Church in Butler 300 North Delaware Street on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Ohio Street United Methodist 205 West Ohio Street Butler, the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

The First Christian church in Butler located at 11 West Pine Street in Butler the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

The Church of the Nazarene 110 West Nursery Street Butler
the 4th Tuesday of each month.

The Happy Hill Church of God 901 North Main Street Butler
the 5th Tuesday of each month.

If your organization would like to contribute to or prepare a meal and/or volunteer to serve at one of the scheduled churches, contact Holly Rabourn 660-227-9001.  The Community Café will resume serving meals in June. 

Portions of Missouri River to change color temporarily as USGS releases dye to study endangered pallid sturgeon.

Portions of the Missouri River will change color temporarily as USGS releases dye to study endangered pallid sturgeon.Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct a dye-trace assessment. For a few hours during this research, several miles of the Missouri river will appear reddish due to non-toxic dye. The red color will dissipate rapidly and will disappear after it travels several miles downstream. During the study, USGS will deploy several boats on the river to monitor how and where the dye moves 

 The research will be dependent upon weather and is expected to be one day during the week of May 3, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 The study will involve releasing a non-toxic fluorescent dye along the Missouri River near Huntsdale, Missouri. Scientists will monitor flow patterns for 2-10 miles downstream from the Interstate-70 bridge in Boone County, Missouri. 

The assessment will help scientists understand how larvae from the critically endangered pallid sturgeon drift downstream after hatching and how they find supportive habitat in the complex Missouri River. 

This assessment follows successful experiments conducted by USGS on the Yellowstone and Upper Missouri Rivers in Montana in 2016 and 2017. 

Rhodamine WT is commonly used for these types of assessments throughout the country and is considered completely safe. After releasing the dye into the river, scientists will measure dye concentrations using instruments placed in the river and by aircraft. 

This study is in cooperation with the USGS, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

For questions, please contact Donyelle K. Davis, 626-202-2393, dkdavis@usgs.gov or  Robert Jacobson, rjacobson@usgs.gov   

Bates County Museum Now Open

THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM WILL OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON ON APRIL 1ST. THE MUSEUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM APRIL  1ST THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER EACH YEAR.

THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM INVITES YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BATES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THEY URGE YOU TO JOIN AND SUPPORT THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM IN THEIR EFFORTS TO SUSTAIN AND SUPPORT THE PRESERVATIAON OF THE HISTORY OF OUR AREA.

THE BATES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS BEEN PRESERVING HISTORY AND PROVIDING EDUCATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SINCE 1961…. YOUR SUPPORT WILL ENABLE THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM TO CONTINUE TO WORK FOR YOU.

THE BATES COUNTY MUSUEM IS OPEN TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY  FROM 9:30 AM TO 4 PM AND SATURDAY 9:30 UNTIL NOON.  BANQUET ROOM RENTAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER , IS HANDICAPPED ASSESSIABLE AND LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR, THE BANQUET FACILITY  IS USED FOR MEETINGS, SEMINARS, WEDDINGS AND FAMILY REUNIONS.. THE FACILITY HAS A KITCHEN AREA AND IS ACCESSIBLE TO RESTROOMS. CONTACT THE MUSEUM FOR RATES AND MORE RENTAL INFORMATION.

THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY, MONDAY  AND HOLIDAYS, ADMISSION TO THE MUSEM IS 5 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, TWO DOLLARS FOR STUDENTS AGES 6-18,  CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5 ARE ADMITTED FREE OF CHARGE, BATES COUNTY MUSEUM MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED FREE.

THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM IS LOCATED ON ELKS DRIVE IN BUTLER AND IS OPEN TO VISITORS, TOURISTS, ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS AND TOURS.

THE PHONE NUMBER TO CONTACT THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM IS 660-679-0134. THE BATES COUNTY MUSEUM IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN APRIL 1ST FOR THE 2021 SEASON AND WILL CLOSE  OCTOBER 31ST 2021.