Larry D. LaMere 1956 - 2014

Larry D. LaMere, age 58 of Merwin, Missouri, a former laborer/construction worker, died of a heart attack at his home on October 19, 2014. Larry’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorial service is pending and will be held in Montana in November. In lieu of flowers, contributions Humane Society or Charity of Choice.

Jeffrey Vernon Winburn 1971 - 2014

Jeffrey Vernon Winburn, 43, Platte City, Missouri, died Monday, October 13, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. The family suggests contributions to the National Veterans Foundation.

Adrian Fall Festival


The sun was shining bright as the Adrian Fall Festival, hosted by the Adrian Chamber of Commerce, kicked off at 3:00pm last Saturday, October 18. A large crowd filled Main Street to check out the booths and displays, and to grab a bite to eat. Numerous vendors were on hand to greet people. Kids played on the inflatables and people participated in and/or attended the shows. Shows included: cars, motorcycles, tractor and bicycles and baby contest. Entertainment was on hand for the crowd to enjoy.

Adrian students give back


Adrian Middle and High School students once again participated in a school-sponsored Community Service Day.  On the morning of October 17, students were able to give back to the community that gives so much to their education each and every day.  In addition, High School Tribe Teacher Julie Carr explains more about the large volunteer effort.  “Tribe Community Service Day gives students an opportunity to interact with each other in a setting other than school.

Blackhawks Marching Band earns high honors at contest


For the first time, the Adrian Blackhawks Marching Band competed at a band contest at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO.  Under the direction of Adrian Band Director Lauren Moravec, the marching band was thrilled when they claimed 1st place in their division out of eight bands, and the Color Guard took 2nd place overall.  Connie Reynolds, band parent and AMS/AHS administrator,  said:  “It is exciting for kids to participate in an event the school has not participated in before.  In spite of them being small, they looked and sounded really good.  We heard lots of com

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