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Blackhawk wrestlers participate in Battle of Lexington tournament


On December 19th and 20th, 2014 the Adrian Blackhawks wrestling team was hosted by Wentworth Military Academy for the Battle of Lexington. This was a very large tournament comprised strictly of 1A class wrestling teams from Missouri. All of Adrian’s wrestlers fought hard, despite illness and injuries, and Adrian brought home three medals.

Exciting changes at Cresent Hill Lodge #368 in Adrian

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New officers were recently installed at the Masonic Lodge, Crescent Hill Lodge #368 in Adrian and new members are petitioning. All brothers are invited to attend regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. All members of Crescent Hill Lodge, active or inactive, are encouraged to attend and participate.

James Edward Bourland 1951 - 2014

James Edward Bourland passed away at Overland Park Regional Medical Center on Dec. 30, 2014. Jim was born October 11, 1951 and grew up in Harrisonvile. The family is having a memorial at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Jan 4th, 2014 and his ashes will be interred at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. 

Betty Marie Enos 1927 – 2014

Betty Marie (Fortsch) Enos, 87, Adrian, Missouri, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Adrian United Methodist Church in Adrian, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian, Missouri. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 6, 2015, also at the Adrian United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim and Betty Enos FFA Scholarship Fund.

Happy New Year!


Join Chase Smith of Adrian as he rings in 2015! Chase is the six-month old son of Brett and Jami Smith, Adrian. He is the younger brother of Emma, age 5, and Mya, age 2.

The Adrian Journal staff extend a special thank you to our readers, advertisers, family and friends. Because of you, this hometown newspaper is beginning its 127th year of circulation. We hope that the new year brings you happiness and many blessings.

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