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JH takes first


The Adrian Junior High boys basketball team claimed 1st place in the Butler Tournament last week. Front row, left to right: Jordan Gray, Jonhenry Jackson, Anson Johnson, Nick Preston, Seth Baker, Parker Deal and Jay Freeman. Back row, left to right: Marcus Meade, Hunter Steen, Gavin Reed, Brendan Shackles, Wyatt Reynolds, Cameron Tallman and Hayden Keating. Back row, left to right: Head Coach Brian Tenholder and Assistant Coach Terry Dunham.

Blackhawks open 2013-14 wrestling season


The Adrian Blackhawks wrestling team opened their 2013-2014 season on December 3, facing off against the Knob Noster Panthers and Chillicothe Hornets, at Knob Noster High School. The Blackhawks walked away even on the night, falling to Chillicothe 45-31, while defeating Knobknoster 54-30.

Right: John Collins against Quaid Jones of Chillicothe.

Middle: Christian Graham wrestles Chance Holcer of Chillicothe.

Far right: Jeremy Dryden goes up against Chillicothe’s Bryce Larson.

Frances May Williams 1923 - 2013

Frances May Williams, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born February 16, 1923 to Edgar Thurston and Mable Martha Murphy Jennings in Spruce, Missouri.

Funeral services were Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Burial, Radford Cemetery, Spruce, Missouri. Contributions to Radford Cemetery, Heartland Hospice or Willow Lane Nursing Center.

Robert Carl “Bob” Hagberg 1952 - 2013

Robert Carl “Bob” Hagberg, age 61 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kansas. He was born September 30, 1952 to Emil Carl and Anna Roggensack Hagberg in Rockford, Illinois.

Funeral services were Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Butler First Assembly of God Church under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Pastor Ken Plaster officiating and John Gross assisting. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions, Butler First Assembly of God Church.

Jenkins observe 69th wedding anniversary

W. K. and Earlene Jenkins, rural Adrian, observed their 69th wedding anniversary Tuesday, December 10, 2013. They were married in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and have lived on the same farm since 1948.

Scenes from the 2013 Christmas Parade & Hot Chocolate Night


Mother Nature brought warmer wintertime temperatures for this year’s Christmas parade and Hot Chocolate Night. The Christmas parade, sponsored by the Adrian Chamber of Commerce, was a huge success with many entries making their way down Main Street. After the parade, Santa made is way to Frontier Village for the longtime tradition of Hot Chocolate Night, hosted by the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association. Kids shared their Christmas wishes with Santa and received a full-size candy bar and an apple from the Adrian Lions Club.

Sami Costigan makes her first delivery of donated goods


Sami Costigan, an 8th grader at Adrian Middle School, has been reaching out to the community to help her provide food to people in need. Sami set a goal to collect 2,013 nonperishable items by the end of the year for the Bates County Food Pantry. More than halfway to her goal, Sami gave 1,514 items to the Pantry, which should feed 930 families.

Adrian Lions make a donation to help an Adrian athlete


Christian Graham is headed to Tampa, FL on January 11, 2014. He will be playing football at the Buccaneer’s stadium. ESPN will stream live and record the game.

It all started when Graham attended the Blue Gray Regionals on April 3. Graham was one of 6,750 high school players in the country to participate. Only those selected to compete at Nationals would go to Canton, OH, home of the National Football League Hall of Fame. Graham represented Adrian at the nationals competition. From nationals, 90 players were selected to play at Buccaneer’s stadium.

Blackhawks open 2013-2014 basketball season


The Adrian Blackhawks varsity basketball opened the 2013-2014 season Monday, November 25 as they hosted the Sherwood Marksmen. In the girls game, the Lady Blackhawks easily defeated the Lady Marksmen 47-17. The boys were defeated 58-44.

Right: Lauren Shipley goes up for two against the Lady Marksmen defender.

Far right: Gage Steen gets his shot off over the defending Marksman.

5 Generation


Pictured with Joe Wix of Butler is his daughter Karen Middleton (husband is Boone Middleton-formerly of Adrian), grandson Rodney Middleton, great-granddaughter Kenzie Middleton, and great-great grandson Makoa-all of Springfield, MO.


50th Anniversary


Congratulations on
50 Years of Wedded Bliss!
Dale and Sharon Kiesel
December 6, 1963
All our love,
Your kids, grandkids and great grandkids

Shubert family gathers for Thanksgiving


It’s that time of year again when the family of Ruth and Bub Shubert get together. The gathering place for our November get together was the Altona Community Hall in Altona, MO.

First Deer


Walker Watts, 8, is pictured with his first deer.

L. Marilyn Cook 1944 - 2013


Lois Marilyn Croson Cook, quite often called Mimi, age 69 of Adrian, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at her home in Adrian Manor where she had lived for the past eight years. She was born on a Thursday evening, October 19, 1944 to George Allan and Lois Geraldine Noland Croson. She was the oldest of three children.

Robert Samuel “Sam” Doerflinger 1942 - 2013


Robert Samuel Doerflinger, ”Sam”, Overland Park, KS, passed away November 30, 2013. Born February 27, 1942 in Appleton City, MO, Sam was the only child of Helen Telitha Davis and Robert Theodore Doerflinger.

Memorials may be given to St Mark’s UMC, Overland Park, KS.

Landon Levon Stafford 1977 - 2013


Landon Levon Stafford, Warsaw, Missouri formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri; suddenly left this earthly life Wednesday, November 13, 2013; a victim of a house fire.

Family will accept your visit of sympathy and condolences, Sunday December 8, 2013, 2-4 pm at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested for Shepherd’s Food Pantry of Harrisonville and Stafford Family Cemetery Maintenance Fund. Inurnment at the Stafford Family Cemetery, Bradleyville, Missouri will be determined at a future time.  

Neva Jesse Green 1930 – 2013

Neva Jesse Green (Talley), 82, died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at her home in Adrian, Missouri.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 27 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with burial at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bates County Food Pantry.

Michael Lee Wilkinson, Jr. 1969 - 2013

Michael Lee Wilkinson Jr., age 44 of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Butler, Missouri departed this earthly life Monday, November 18, 2013 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was born September 10, 1969 to Michael Lee Sr. and Lorraine Brown Wilkinson in Butler.

Funeral services were Monday, November 25, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Apostle Yolanda Browne officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions, Family.