The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”. This month's Students of the Month are: Madeline Reynolds, Adrian; James Engelhardt, Ballard; and Dallas Scholes, Miami.
By BATES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
On 1/31/2014, Detectives from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melvin Ray Foley, 8/03/1969. Detectives were following leads from a burglary in rural Adrian in July of 2012. Shortly after the burglary Foley was arrested in another county on unrelated charges and sent to the Department of Corrections. Foley was released from DOC and returned to Vernon County to face burglary charges. Foley was transferred to Bates County where he was charged with two counts of burglary.
Two members of the Adrian Blackhawks football team, Greg Collins, left, and Adam Cochran, right, were named to the Academic All-State. To be eligible a player must be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and have started in at least 70% of the football games. A player must also attain two of the three criteria: Be in the top 10% of his class, have an ACT score of at least 25, or have a GPA of 3.5 or better.