Bates County Sheriff Arrest

On 10/11/22 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 4075 NE CR 3 Butler Missouri, in reference to a burglary in rural Cass County. Items from that theft were recovered at the residence. Three subjects were taken into custody with two being transported to the Bate County Sheriff’s Office.

As the search was being conducted illegal narcotics and paraphernalia were observed in plain view so a second search warrant was applied for and granted. Numerous items of narcotics, paraphernalia, scales and firearms were recovered. Charges are being submitted to the Bates County prosecutor for items recovered in both search warrants

German Fest October 16th

The Zion Lutheran Church and School will host the annual German Fest on October 16th.

The meal will be served following the Divine Service at 10 am. Serving from 11:30 until 1:30.

The public is invited to attend German Fest where
the meal will consist of a variety of German Food including  Brats, Sausages, Sauerkraut, Ruben Sandwiches, Turnips, Apple Kuchen, and Desserts.

Your free-will donation will be appreciated with proceeds from the meal supporting the Saint Paul Lutheran High School and a Local Charity.

The address is 10135 County Road  9401 Rockville

Remember that “B” highway to Rockville is closed to traffic at this time.  They suggest taking 52 East to “O” highway and going south to Rockville.

See them on the web at

Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser

The 17th Annual Rockville Fire Department will hold a fundraiser for the needs of the fire department.

The meal will be Kickin Chicken or Brisket. The Appleton City FFA BBQ Team will be serving pulled pork.

The event will be held on Main Street in Downtown Rockville.
Serving will begin at 11:30 until the food is gone.

Free Will donations will be appreciated.
That’s the 17th Annual Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser on November 5th in Rockville.  

Linn County Death Investigation

For Immediate Release: September 08, 2022
Re: Death Investigation
On September 07, 2022, at 5:51p.m. a call was received at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the caller stated that a deceased body was found in the area of 2400 and Iliff Rd., Fontana, Kansas. The location is just south of the Linn / Miami County Line near Middle Creek. The body was reported to be found in a hay field.
Deputies responded and confirmed the report. Detectives were called to begin investigation of the findings. Deputies canvassed the area and discovered a vehicle on the property in a wooded area, the vehicle and body were separated by some distance and not within site of one another. Items of personal property were found scattered about the property. The body was collected and sent for forensic review; the identity of the body is not confirmed at this time.
Linn County Deputies and Detectives departed the scene on September 7, 2022, after the collection of the body and all found property. Personnel has returned to the area on September 08, 2022, in the daylight hours to search for any other items. Detectives are being assisted by the Drone Operations Unit to fully search the property as it is a large area.
Linn County Detectives are working with the Ottawa Police Department on the investigation as we believe there may be a connection with a case from their jurisdiction. Upon positive identification of the found human remains further releases will be made.

Kevin J. Friend