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Bates County Live gladly accepts news stories from our readers. Please read the following before submitting  news:

  1. News may be emailed to Feel free to attach photos. We will give photo and story credit to the sender. Please include your full name, address and phone number in case we need to reach you for further information. News may also be mailed to the address below.
  2. All news submitted is subject to verification prior to being made available to the public. Bates County Live reserves the right to not use submitted news if all information cannot be verified.

Bates County Live gladly accepts birth, wedding, anniversary and engagement announcements:

Birth, wedding and engagement announcements with or without photos may be emailed to Please included all pertinent information. Lengthy submissions may be subject to editing. 


Readers may contact us regarding an obituary they would like to have placed on the Bates County Live web site. However, we must receive the obituary directly from the funeral home involved-please include the name and number of the funeral home so we may obtain the obituary directly.

Contact info:

Founder, owner & head honcho - Doug Mager 913-669-5848

Note that Bates County Live will never sell or otherwise share any email information.

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