From the Desk of Bates County Coroner, Greg Mullinax

Bates County Coroners Office

On September 18, 2022 just after 7PM the Coroner’s office responded to the Bates County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.

Earlier in the evening EMS and law enforcement had responded to a possible medical emergency at the I-49 outer road just south of Archie. Initial report was a male subject was acting erratically.

The subject was treated and transported to the ER where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The decedent is identified as Roger Redman, 45. Mr. Redman is believed homeless and apparently has been for an extended time. Investigation of the cause of death is underway.

The Bates County Coroner’s Office is attempting to identify and locate Mr. Redman’s next-of-kin. His last known location and associations are possibly around the state of Virginia.

If you have any information regarding this individual, please contact the Bates County Coroner’s Office, 660-679-0009.

Greg Mullinax

Bates County Coroner

Linn County Sheriff’s Office to Resume VIN Inspections

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will resume our VIN Inspection program on September 28, 2022, at 8:00am.

The VIN program was suspended for the move of the Sheriff’s Office and Jail to the Justice Center located at 308 Main Street, Mound City, Kansas.

The VIN program will resume at our new location, we will do VIN Inspections from 8am to 2pm on Wednesday and Thursday of each week, to access the Justice Center for a VIN Inspection you will enter the front entrance (on the south) and you will be directed from there.

As before, you must have a title, valid driver’s license, $20 (cash or check), and the vehicle (it must be operable). We do not inspect Kansas or Salvage titles, only out of State titles accepted for transfer to Kansas.

1868 Mount Zion Methodist Church Open House and Restoration Donations Needed

Mount Zion Methodist Church in Butler is hosting an Open House and Homecoming on October 2 at 2 pm. Mount Zion Methodist Church is located at 502 East Pine in Butler. 

The community is invited to tour the historic building and hear the rich history of the church.  There will be a brief church service followed by music by the Butler Community Choir, the Brass Quartet, and the Burton girls.

If you can’t attend the Open House and would like to donate to the restoration of the 1868 Mount Zion Church, send your donations to Mount Zion Church Restoration Fund, Community First Bank, 915 W Fort Scott St, Butler, MO.  64730

BCMH Sock Drive

Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers have kicked off their 2022 Operation Sock-It-To-Me campaign, an annual project that helps area school children receive new, warm socks for the cold winter weather.  

If you would like to donate,  purchase new socks still in the package, for girls or boys ages 5 to 18 years. Collection boxes for the public are located in the hospital’s entryway and at each of the Family Care Clinics in Adrian, But,ler and Rich Hill. Donations may be dropped off on weekdays between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm until October 31, 2022.

You may also drop off sock donations for this project at the Butler Senior Center at 611 W Mill St, Butler.

The donated socks will be delivered to area schools and distributed by the schools to students in need in grades K-12.

The Auxiliary thanks our community in advance for your help in making Operation Sock-It-To-Me a success.