Doris Belle Kropf 1919 - 2014

Doris Belle Kropf, age 95 of Butler, Missouri died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. She was born February 11, 1919 to Emmett and Nellie Belle McElroy Burk in Butler.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Rev. Dave Owsley officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice or Virginia United Methodist Church.

Unofficial Election Results - April 8, 2014


On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, voters exercised their right to vote for City officials and School Board members. In Adrian, the incumbents were all re-elected. Larry Ritter will serve another term as Mayor and Joyce Talley will serve as the South Ward Alderman. David Knuth and Tom Underwood will again serve on the R-III School Board.

The unofficial election results from the election are listed in the April 10 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Pictured: Leslie Swartz casts her votes at the Adrian Optimist Building on April 8, 2014.

Adrian City Park Board discusses baseball fields


The Adrian City Park Board met Thursday, April 3 at 6pm in Wimfield’s. It was stated that the east ball field needs a lot of work. Debris from the old City dump keeps coming to the surface of the playing area. Several local business men and contractors have volunteered to dig out the field and replace the dirt. The Board would be responsible for fuel for the project. Donita made a motion to allow private contractors including Jamie Kidwell to improve the east ball field at a maximum cost of $600 to the Board. Steve seconded and it carried 5 to 0.

April is National Child Abuse Month


Mayor Ritter signs proclamation, Children’s Center hosts Casino Night

A new taxi takes the road


Now for the rest of the story. In 1991, Judy Ball, with the help of Gary Ford, the City Manager, asked the City Council for the use of a retired police car to use for a taxi service in Adrian. All approved so it started November 18, 1991. Joanne Buhr has scheduled volunteers for 10 years.

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