Farewell, Bookie, until we meet again.

Jaye Richard Griffith
1943 - 2014

Adrian is saddened by the loss of a man who loved the Adrian community. He was a longtime business owner, a volunteer for many civic organizations, and a good friend to many. Richard Griffith passed away last Tuesday, December 16, 2014, leaving behind a legacy that will long be remembered.

Adrian Optimist Club honors area Students of the Month


The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”. This month's Students of the Month are: Austin Corley, Adrian; James Engelhardt, Ballard; Jessica Blomquist, Miami.

Adrian man held in jail for two counts of sex-related crimes



On December 13, 2014 Bates County Deputies took a report of a rape that occurred just outside the City of Adrian at the suspect’s residence. The suspect was identified as Gabe Greenwood white male of Adrian.

Houston Plaza Manager retires after 35 years


In January of 1979, Bill Ball and Gene Irvin started developing the Houston Plaza subsidized housing. Judy Ball has been the manager since January 1980. Judy has had 14 supervisors over these years to help business move smoothly.

A corporate “retirement” gathering was held December 18 and the end of 2014 will finish her 35th year. Mary Ann Green will be on board to move forward seamlessly.

Adrian mourns the loss of Gene Irvin

March 3, 1936 – December 20, 2014

Gene Edwin Irvin, 78, Adrian, Missouri died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Adrian Optimist Building in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27, also at the Adrian Optimist Building.  A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper.

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