From Alaska to Adrian, the Harris Family calls the Adrian Christian Church home



Traveling almost 4,000 miles from Alaska to Adrian, Preacher Matthew Harris and his family have made their new home in Blackhawks country. Matthew is the new preacher at the Adrian Christian Church (ACC). He gave his first sermon on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Replica tractor used by Adrian Foundry Company is on display at Frontier Village



What a magnificent tractor. This tractor is a replica of a tractor built and used by the Adrian Foundry Company started by Aaron Lentz in the late 1890s or early 1900s.

This particular tractor is a replica made by the late Jim Bellis of Butler, MO, a long time member of the WMAT&MA. He used only available photos of the real one. No other tractors like this exist that the WMAT&MA knows of.

Woman arrested for illegal narcotics



On July 14, 2014 Bates County Deputies meet DFS at 13267 NW Elm Street in Amsterdam. The purpose of the visit was to investigate an allegation of child endangerment for illegal narcotics allegedly being in the residence.

During the investigation a search of the residence was conducted, marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located. The illegal narcotics were collected as evidence.

Curtis Reynolds celebrates 25 years with American National Insurance Company


Friday, July 18 was a beautiful day, the sun was shining bright but not too hot. The weather made for the perfect day to celebrate a milestone for American National Insurance Agent Curtis Reynolds. Family, friends and clients came to help celebrate Reynolds’ 25 years in business.

Reynolds is a lifelong Adrian resident and an Adrian Class of 1964 alum.  In June 1990, Reynolds opened his own multi-line agency with American National Insurance Company in Harrisonville. Twelve years later, Reynolds moved his office to Adrian in 2002.

Adrian Bank elects Pierce as Assistant Cashier


The Board of Directors of Adrian Bank is pleased to announce that they have elected Kyla Pierce Assistant Cashier of the bank. Kyla graduated from Adrian High School in 2003, and obtained a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business from Missouri State University in 2007. Kyla started her banking career with Adrian Bank in 2007, as a teller, and now serves as Assistant Branch Manager of the Archie Branch, working in lending and operations. Please join the Board of Directors in passing on congratulations to Kyla.

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