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Newsome - Oates participate in Missouri Lions All-State Band


Michelle Newsome and Nathan Oates, Adrian R-III band students, participated in the 2012 Missouri Lions All-State Band. The band was under the direction of Lion Steve Eubanks, retired Director of Bands at Jefferson City. 

Roger Hubbell 1921 - 2012

Roger Hubbell, age 91 formerly of La Cygne, Kansas died Monday August 6, 2012 at the Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. He was born on July 6, 1921 at Olathe, Kansas the son of James and Vesta Diltz Hubbell.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday August 9, 2012 at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery in Olathe, Kansas. The family suggests contributions to the Roger Hubbell Memorial Fund, c/o the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 304 LaCygne, Kansas 66040.

William “Bill” Murray 1930 - 2012

William “Bill” Loren Murray, age 81 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home in Butler. He was born October 28, 1930 to Fred Pearl and Dollie Mildred Hendry Murray in Nevada, Missouri.

Funeral services were Friday, August 3, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions, Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Arthur Gail Smith 1940 – 2012

Arthur Gail Smith, 71, of Adrian, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, in the care of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and surrounded by his loved ones. A memorial visitation was held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Patricia Cooper 1925 - 2012

Funeral services for Patricia Cooper were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Nazarene Church of Drexel. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 6 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel, Burial was held at the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO. Contributions are suggested to Continua Hospice.

Vickie Sue Callahan 1952 - 2012

Vickie Sue Callahan, age 59 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born November 19, 1952 to Arnold and Wilma Luckan McGuire in Butler, Missouri.

Graveside services were Monday, August 6, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Contributions, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

James Lynn Elliott 1954 – 2012

James Lynn Elliott, 58, Merriam, Kansas, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.  Graveside services were held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri, officiated by Rev. Chris Snyder, First United Methodist Church, Adrian, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Living Opportunities, 11627 West 79th Street, Lenexa, KS  66214.

Hunholz Farm yields bits of Bates County history



Calvary Baptist Church in Adrian celebrates 50 years


9th Annual Sales Tax Holiday begins August 3


Take A Walk On The Wild Side


Kids, ages 3 - 8th grade from Adrian, Ballard and other towns came together for Vacation Bible School at the Adrian Christian Church to “Take A Walk on the Wild Side”. During the week, VBS fun included lessons, crafts, snacks and games for ages 3- 5th grade and junior missions for 6th-8th grade.

Baylor Lee Osborne


Heidi Lynn Osborne would like to announce the arrival of her baby brother, Baylor Lee Osborne. Proud parents are Randelle Ragan and Casey Osborne. Baylor was born July 4, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Paternal grandparents are Billie and Jim Osborne. Maternal grandparents are Lynn and Aaron Bennett. Aunts and uncles are Ashtin and Logan Osborne and Chelsea Ragan and Brohde Bennett.

Robert Arthur Westerfield 1942 - 2012

Robert “Bob” Arthur Westerfield, age 69 of Butler, Missouri, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. He was born September 23, 1942 to Robert Francis and Margaret Isabell Whitman Westerfield in Racine, Wisconsin.

Cremation memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Church of Christ in Butler, Missouri with Evangelist Bill McLaughlin officiating.

Connie Jane Miller 1948 - 2012

Connie Jane Miller, age 63 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born August 4, 1948 in Independence, Missouri.

Cremation memorial services were Friday, July 27, 2012 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Contributions to family.