Mildred Romona Merritt 1918 - 2014

Mildred Romona Merritt, age 96 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, July 26 at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. She was born February 26, 1918 in Janesville, Wisconsin to Henry and Cora Mae Duel Rawley.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Windsor United Methodsit Church in Windsor, Missouri. Burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Missouri. Contributions may be made to Windsor United Methodist Church or Elta and Chloe Merritt Scholarship Fund c/o Windsor High School.

Donald Lester Barry 1930 - 2014

Donald Lester Barry, age 84 of Montrose, Missouri died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Appleton City Manor in Appleton City, Missouri. He was born May 14, 1930 to Earl and Bonnie Laska Barry in Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Bryan Keith officiating. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice.

Nina May Deardorff 1926 - 2014

Nina May Deardorff, age 88 of rural Adrian, Missouri died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home. She was born May 7, 1926 to Percy and Emma Ione Day Winegardner in Bates County, Missouri on the family farm.

Graveside services were Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Ballard, Missouri with Dr. Jeff Funderburk officiating. Contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

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By MICHELE BURRIS

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

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By JOYCE WALSH

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.

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