In the spring of 2014, it became obvious that the library software and hardware had to be updated. They had served us well since the opening of the library. The board decided to move to Follett Hosted Service, which is the same software the Adrian R3 School and the Butler Library use. This is where local businesses stepped up. Jacob Watts, Watts Construction, Jenny Reid, Studio 201, and Tim McGowan, Gutter PRO, donated the computer for the checkout desk. Patricia Pike applied for a $500.00 Wal-mart grant, which we were awarded, and Citizens Bank donated $500.00.
Dorothy Mae Hetherington, of Peculiar, Missouri, was born December 16, 1929 in Deepwater, Missouri the daughter of William H. and Mildred M. (Parks) Lewis. She departed this life on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 14 days.
Services were held at Dickey’s Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:00 pm with burial in Peculiar, Missouri.
James Franklin Butler, 92, Adrian, Missouri, died Monday, September 29, 2014 at home. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian Fire Department, or Grace Hospice, Kansas City, Missouri.
A week full of homecoming preparation and activities led to a memorable, fun-filled homecoming celebration on Friday, September 26. A high-energy pep rally kicked off the festivities. Afterward, Main Street was packed with people eager to see the parade pass by. That evening, the Blackhawks football team crushed the Appleton City Bulldogs. At halftime the king and queen were revealed, as well as the winning float and the spirit stick.
Freshman Andrew Stewart and sophomore Brenna Adkins were named as the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen.