On to State!


Last weekend, Adrian youth wrestlers competed at Blue Springs High School to earn the opportunity to compete at the State Championships in St. Louis. Six wrestlers are statebound! Competing next weekend, March 28-30, are: Devon Keyton, William Brown, Cole Ritter, Trevor Thompson, Mason Reid, and Carter Vickers.

Pictured, front row, left to right: Devon Keyton and William Brown. Back row, left to right: Carter Vickers, Trevor Thompson, Cole Ritter and Mason Reid.


Ballard Troop 163 participates in Klondike themed camporee


The newly formed Troop 163 from Ballard, MO enjoyed a weekend of camping at H Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for a Klondike themed camporee March 14th-16th. The boys built their own sleds as well as learning to start a fire, morse code and cooking on an open camp fire using sticks, a pocket knife, and a a fire starter. They also used a giant sling shot as well.

Adrian Poster Contest Winners


Adrian Elementary 4th graders participated in the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest. In art class, Ms. Leslie Byrd worked with the students to design their posters. The top three posters in each class were submitted to the county level for the Bates County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest. Kendal Wimsatt’s artwork placed 2nd overall at the county level. The nine poster winners in 4th grade are pictured. Front row: Jace Reynolds, 1st place (Mr. Schupp); Kendal Wimsatt, 1st place (Mrs. McVey); Bryce Deardorff, 3rd place (Mrs.

Laurel Rae Hilborn 1933 - 2014

Laurel Rae Hilborn, age 80 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Medicalodge of Butler. He was born July 29, 1933 to Ralph Hubert and Evelyn Fern Summers Hilborn in Wenatchee, Washington.

Rae’s wishes were to be cremated and remembered with fond memories.

Ellen Elaine Cantrell 1956 – 2014

Ellen Elaine Cantrell, 57, Archie, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Funeral services were held Sunday, March 30 at the Archie School Dome in Archie, Missouri, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri. 

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