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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Update: All Fire Units Are In Service Now And Back In Quarters

All of the the fire units that were assisting on the multiple brush and grass fires this evening are now back in quarters and in service. Bates County Live would like to thank all the Fire Departments and men and women who put their lives on the line everyday and train hard for situations like tonight. The people of Bates County are lucky to have such great people in this community.

Large Out of Control Fire 11 Miles West On AA Highway

The Drexel Fire Department and Adrian Fire Department and Amsterdam Fire Department is in route to a out of control grass fire 11 miles West of Adrian on AA Highway to county road 11001 then back South a half of a mile. The call is a huge out of control grass fire. Bates County Live will update when more information is available.

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Multiple Power Lines Down

We are currently working multiple power lines downs in the rural areas due to high winds and downed trees. Please be careful when traveling tonight and never cross a downed power line in the road. Also be observant for trees across roadways. Please be patient with our dispatch center as call volumes increase if power loss is experienced across our county.

Out of Control Brush Fire North of Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department with assist from the Central Cass County Fire Department is in route to a brush fire that is out of control North of Adrian on E Highway around 3 miles East of I-49 to County Road 2713 to the first residence on the East Side of the roadway. The fire has reached a timberline and is burning through the timber. The property is around the Nick Shipley property. Bates County Live will update with further information when it becomes available.

Local School Delays On Monday

The Miami R-1 School District will start 2 hours late due to cold weather on Monday Jan 27th, 2014. The School Buses will run 2hrs later than usual.

School starts at 10 a.m.
No Pre-school will be held on Monday Jan 27, 2014
No Breakfast served.
Dress Warm and Be Safe

The Appleton City schools will start late Monday 27th at 10:00 am and Jr high and high school will begin with 3rd hour.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative: Wind Causes Several Power Outages

Thanks to the arrival of the 40 mph wind, The Osage Valley Electric Cooperative has had several outages going on at this time. There are several without power west of Butler and a line outage east of Archie with a few individual outage throughout the area. Crews are walking sideways to restore power as quickly as possible. Please report you outage by calling 800-889-6832.

Grass Fire North Of Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department is in route to a out of control grass fire North of Adrian to E Highway and East past the S curves to County Road North 243. Unknown how many acres is on fire at this time. The wind has caused lots of fires in our area this evening. Please use caution with any kind of flame it's very dry outside.

Out of Control Fire North of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Fire Department along with mutual aide assistance from the Adrian Fire Department and Bates County Sheriff's Department is in route to a report of a out of control fire North of Amsterdam to County Road NW 11002. The fire will be North of the Larry Kates residence. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Bates County Sheriff's Office: Advisory Message

Advisory: Cold front will bring very strong winds to the Bates County area. wind speeds between 30 and 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Until Monday AM.

Out of Control Fire In Adrian

The Adrian Police Department along with the Adrian Fire Department is on scene of a out of control grass/leaves fire at 534 Pin Oak in Adrian. The wind is the cause of this fire. Adrian Fire Department will be out on detail to put out the hot spots. Bates County Live will update if there is further information.

Obituary - Robert Douglas Huff

Robert Douglas Huff passed away on January 24th 2014, at 12:30 pm KU Medical Center. Bobby was born July 25th 1963, and graduated Adrian High school in 1981. He was well known for his fun nature, vast science and computer knowledge. His passion was space exploration, robotics, his grand babies, and nieces and nephews and his computer business(Acme Computers) . He achieved the status as an Ebay power seller which he was proud of.

He was proceded in death by his father, Robert Allen Huff, and his grandparents, Irene Huff, Alie Huff, LaVera (Whiite) Simpson. He is survived by his wife Carrie Huff, mother Kay(Huff)Jones, grandfather Frank Simpson, his children Kevin Allen Huff and Heather Renay Bockes, and his granddaughters Carly and Baylee. Bobby also leaves behind his siblings Gene Schroeder of Butler MO, Jason Schroeder of Adrian MO, and Christina Schroeder of Kansas City KS, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held at 2:00pm, on February 1st, at the Victory Assembly of God Church, in Adrian Missouri. A memorial fund has been opened at youcaring.com/roberthuff to help send a memorial of him to the moon, and to pay for final expenses.

Possible Fire In Adrian


Adrian Fire Department is in route to a possible fire on West 8th street in Adrian. It is unknown the origin of the fire. Bates County Live will keep you updated if and when any information comes available.

Adrian Fire Department: 2 People Break Through Ice on Adrian Lake

The Adrian Fire Department along with the Bates County EMS and Bates County Sheriff's Department is in route to The Adrian City Lake on a report of 2 17 year old males that has fell through the ice and into the water. The Adrian Police Department is on scene and are reporting that the 2 people are out of the water at this time and are very cold awaiting on the ambulance to arrive. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.