On January 11, 2014 the Adrian Blackhawks wrestling team enjoyed a short trip for a change, traveling to Butler to take part in their annual invitational tournament. Participating teams included the Adrian Blackhawks, Butler Bears, Diamond Wildcats, ElDorado Springs Bulldogs, Hogan Prep Rams, Holden Eagles, Springfield Glendale Falcons, Knob Noster Panthers, Lathrop Mules, Principia Panthers, Rogers Mountaineers, Trenton Bulldogs and Warsaw Wildcats. The Blackhawks took home 5th place as a team.
World War II veteran Don Curnutte, Adrian, served in the United States Army. In recognition of his service he was presented a certificate of appreciation from Adrian VFW Post 1935 Commander Tim Hummel at Adrian Manor Nursing Home on January 22. Following the presentation, Curnutte received a salute from the group of VFW members in attendance.
Ronda Jean Jolliffe-Grant passed away January 25, 2014 at the age of 44 in Butler, Missouri. Ronda was born November 29, 1969 to Ronald and Jaima Kelley Jolliffe in Butler.
Funeral services were Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Priest Ronda Thomas officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Wayside Waifs.
Inez Colene Thomas, age 82 of Butler, Missouri died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Belton Regional Medical Center in Belton, Missouri. She was born July 7, 1931 to Harold Franklin and Melba Doris Hoover Page in Butler, Missouri.
Funeral services were Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.