Bates County Coronavirus Numbers On The Rise

COVID-19 Updates July 9, 2021 Positive Cases Reported: 1,485 Active & On Isolation: 23 Deaths (confirmed by death certificate): 39 Total Negative Tests Reported: 17,990 as of 7/08/21


In recent months officers with the Nevada Police Department have been working alongside the United States Postal Service – Investigations Division and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in regards to drugs being trafficked into our community through the mail. Officers obtained information that a mail delivery of drugs was being made to a residence […]

Boil Water Advisory for Areas in Rich Hill

A water leak in the city of Rich Hill has been fixed.  The city has issued A boil water advisory for the area of Cedar to Poplar from McCombs to 1st until further notice.

Bates County Fair Demolition Derby Postponed

Due to forecasted rain, the Bates County Fair Demolition Derby scheduled for Saturday, July 10th has been postponed until later in the summer. If you have already purchased your tickets, you can get a refund by contacting any Fair Board Member.