Friendly Reminder from CountyWide Disposal

With a new trash service in the surrounding counties, we are still trying to make clear the issues of new rules and regulations. Here are just a few reminders from County Wide Disposal.

Attention City Residents of Butler, Adrian, Freeman, and Archie🛑

As many of you have seen, we are running some of our municipalities with an automated truck. Please help your friendly trash man “Little Spud” by considering the following points when placing your trash at the curb.

❌Place trash at least 3 feet from mailbox, vehicles, electric pole, fire hydrant, etc.

❌Do not place trash cans under power lines, phone lines, or overhead branches

❌Trash cans must be placed near edge of road

Please place all items including cardboard, in the trash can. If you have more than the can will hold, please place extra bags or boxes next to can.

❌Breaking down cardboard will save space.

❌Keep your town looking nice by returning the trash can to your garage or side of the house once it’s been emptied


Lee McLain


Tornado Drill March 7th

Fire Chief Jason Bennet announced today for the city of Butler, for citizens to be aware of this month’s scheduled Tornado Drill Warning for the citizens of Butler.

 On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM State Emergency Management 
and the NWS will conduct a Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill. 

The sirens will be off, but remember this will only be a test. If the weather is questionable, the drill will be moved to another day.

Butler: Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs For Sale

West Central Produce of Butler will offer farm fresh produce including certified free-range eggs from local farms this growing season. Delivery from the farm to Butler will be available from a central location. There will not be time for door-to-door delivery. Produce will be available when in season. A produce stand will be available at a later date. For now, place your egg order by email and West Central Produce will announce the day and time they will be in Butler for pick-up. To date, the location will be Bates County Broadcasting 92.1 Radio Station parking lot
800 East Nursery Street in Butler.
To place your egg order $3.00 per carton .

Community Blood Center Declares First Blood Emergency of 2023

Today Community Blood Center (CBC) declared the first blood emergency of 2023. The blood emergency is due to several evolving factors including cold and flu season, a high number of lapsed blood donors and a decrease in first-time donors. In January, CBC received 2,000 fewer blood donations than the year prior and blood donations are below hospital and patient needs.

The number of blood donations still are not back to pre-pandemic levels. Compounding the problem is a continued lag in first-time and youth donors, which remain about half of pre-pandemic levels. And while remote workers are returning to in-person work, office and community blood drives and visits to CBC Donor Centers are significantly down. People working from home had an easier time donating in the donor centers, but they are  seeing a dramatic decrease at the centers.

In addition to whole blood donors, platelet donors are urgently needed. With a shelf life of just 7 days, CBC relies on dedicated platelet donors to help patients undergoing chemotherapy, those with bleeding disorders, new mothers, and more.

Blood donors can give every 56 days, and platelet donors can give twice per month. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently lifted eligibility restrictions for individuals who lived in Europe during certain periods of time. To view current eligibility guidelines, visit or call 800.688.0900.

The need is constant, but the supply is not. Visit to schedule an appointment to donate, or call 877-468-6844.