Jr. High Boys take first place


The Adrian Junior High boys basketball team took first place at the Butler tournament on Saturday, December 6, 2014. In the championship round, the Blackhawks took on the Butler Bears in a match-up that ended in victory, 46-31.

Front row, left to right: Bryant Burkes, Brody Ford, Caleb Douty, Hunter Steen, Cameron Tallman, Collin Lybarger. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Wade Tenholder, Noel Martinez, Kyler Six, Dakota Harris, Jonhenry Jackson, Anson Johnson, Gavin Reed and Head Coach Josh VanSlyke.

(photo by Charlotte Johnson)

Ella Loraine Bitner 1924 - 2014

Ella Loraine Bitner, age 90, passed away in Commerce, OK on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Loraine was born in Bates County, Missouri, September 6, 1924 to Willie and Anna Ardena Leone (Hedger) Stark.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri. Burial in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Contributions to Butler Public Library.

John William Clark, Sr. 1936 - 2014

John William Clark, Sr., age 78, passed away at his home in Bolivar, MO on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. John was born in Center, Nebraska on May 11, 1936 to Harry Sherman and Minnie Frieda (Schwarz) Clark.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Gordon Dotson officiating. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri. Contributions to American Cancer Society.

Marjorie Nadine Roblin Reynolds 1921 - 2014


Marjorie Nadine Roblin Reynolds was born April 3, 1921 in Sutherland, Iowa to Lloyd and Gladys Roblin. She passed away on November 21, 2014.

Memorial services were held at Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Oregon on November 26, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Robert Lee Willson 1970 to 2014


Robert Lee Willson, 44, Archie, MO, formerly of Walker, passed away at his home on Friday, December 5, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Rob was born on April 11, 1970 in Nevada, MO to Gilbert Lee and Eleanor (McDermott) Willson.

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