Bates County Legal Notice


The Bates County Clerk’s office will conduct a public test of the electronic tabulating equipment on Thursday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. in the Bates County Administration Building at 103 W. Dakota Street, Butler.     

The Bates County Clerk’s Office at 103 W. Dakota Street, Butler will be open on Saturday, July 30th  from 8:00 a.m. to Noon for the purpose of absentee voting.   

Public Notice Bates County


Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held in the County of Bates on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, for the purpose of voting on candidates and ballot issues.  The official ballot for the election will be in substantially .

The polling places for the election will be:


ADRIAN PRECINCT: Adrian Optimist Building, 11092 NW County Road 41, Adrian (Adrian R-3 & Archie R-5) All voters in the Adrian R-3 and the Archie R-5 school districts vote here.         

AMORET/AMSTERDAM PRECINCT: Miami R-1 School,7638 NW State Route J, Amoret, (Miami R-1) Voters in the City of Amoret, City of Amsterdam, and Homer, Charlotte, West Point, Elkhart Townships vote here.  Note: All West Boone Township votes at the Drexel Community Center in Drexel.   

BALLARD PRECINCT: Ballard School, 10247 NE State Route 18, Butler (Ballard R-2) All voters in the school district vote here. 

BUTLER PRECINCT:  Butler High School Gymnasium, 420 S Fulton, Butler (Butler R-5) All voters in the school district vote here.

DREXEL PRECINCT: Drexel Community Center, 410 E. Bates, Drexel (Drexel R-4 & Miami R-1) Voters in the City of Drexel, Village of Merwin, and all West Boone Township vote here. 

HUDSON PRECINCT: Hudson School, 15012 NE State Route 52, Appleton City, (Hudson R-9) All voters in the school district vote here.  

HUME PRECINCT: Hume Legion Hall, 9355 SW 1ST Street, Hume (Hume R-8) Voters in the City of Hume and Howard and Walnut Townships vote here.       

RICH HILL PRECINCT: Rich Hill High School Auditorium, 703 N 3rd, Rich Hill (Rich Hill R-4) Voters in the City of Rich Hill, Village of Foster, and Osage, Lone Oak, Pleasant Gap, Hudson, Prairie, New Home South, Walnut, Howard Townships vote here. Note: All of Rockville Township votes at Rockville Community Center.

ROCKVILLE PRECINCT: Rockville Community Center, 408 W. Osage Avenue, Rockville (Appleton City R-2 & Rich Hill R-4) All voters in the City of Rockville and Rockville Township vote here.

The polling places will be open from the hours of 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. during which time any person properly registered to vote in the County of Bates and has an acceptable form of ID, will be given the opportunity to cast his or her ballot.

Done by order of the County Clerk of the County of Bates, this 15th day of July, 2022.           


Marlene Wainscott

Bates County Clerk

Butler: Now Open McArthur Jetting and Septic Service.

Darren Melton of Melton Plumbing introduces his son Tom McArthur to

the world of Septic Tank Service.  McArthur Jetting and Septic Service are

now scheduling septic tank pumping. Septic tanks should

be serviced at least every 4 to 6 years to prevent root growth and solids

from forming and damaging your septic tank. McArthur Jetting and

Septic Service, helping you prevent expensive septic tank problems, located in Butler 816-345-5320.

Bates County Farm Bureau Cornhole Tournament

A Cornhole Tournament is on the Bates County Fair schedule for Friday, July 8th, at 11:00. The tournament is hosted by Bates County Farm Bureau, for 4-H and FFA members up to age 18 only.

Various prizes will be awarded during the tournament. One lucky team will receive the grand prize of $50.00 dollars cash. Teams of 2 should register by 10:30 on July 8th, prior to the tournament.

The Bates County Farm Bureau Cornhole tournament will be held Friday, July 8th, at 11:00 am. The action will take place just south of the sale arena in the grassy area.

Check the Fair Grounds for flyers with complete details. That’s the Bates County Farm Bureau “Cornhole Tournament” Friday, July 8th, at 11:00 am.