Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives:
1870-The cage ordered by the Bates County Sheriff from St. Louis should be arriving in Butler very shortly. It is 13 1/2 feet long and 7 feet wide. The cost is $1,000.
1870-Bates County Sheriff Smith (W.T. Smith) takes delivery on a custom made buggy from Hale, Evans & Co.
1876-The committee on a public library for Butler makes a survey and finds a willingness of citizens to donate books and money.
1905-J. A. DeArmond resigns as Butler City Attorney and Clerk J.F. Smith is appointed.
1907-The editor of the Bates County Record says, “The new street signs are the cheapest looking signs, ever. But what can you expect for a quarter?”
1911-Ob Keirsey , of near Ballard, is in the Spruce area and takes one of the school marms ‘sleighing’. No one else sees any snow.
1914-At the wedding of Mary Alleene Arnold of Butler and William N. Mills of K.C., the Butler Mandolin Club plays softly during the ceremony.