40th Wedding Anniversary


Steve and Linda Oldfield will celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday, August 30, 2014. They were married in Adrian, MO at the Adrian United Methodist Church on August 30, 1974. The couple have two daughters, Chara (Derek) Jensen of Marshfield, MO and Jill (Brad) Jacobs of Drexel, MO. Their grandkids are: Joey, Bryson and Jaclyn Jacobs and Braden, Brock and Parker Jensen.

Dennis Clark Dickerson 1957 - 2014

Dennis Clark Dickerson, age 57 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his home in Butler. He was born January 16, 1957 to Donald Clark and Rilla Hazel Grimes Dickerson in Appleton City, Missouri.

Graveside memorial services were Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Pastor John Magoffin officiating. Contributions to American Cancer Society.

They’re baaaaack! Welcome back, Adrian R-III students and staff!


From preschoolers to the senior class, Adrian R-III students are back at school! The staff have been diligently preparing for their return and are ready for the new year. Everyone was all smiles as they reunited with friends and met their teachers on Thursday, August 14, the first day of the 2014 - 2015 school year.

Have a great year, Blackhawks!

To see more back to school pictures, see the August 21 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Blackhawk Pride!


The spirit of the Blackhawks is of utmost importance to our school and our community. It is a common theme among students and staff to boost Blackhawk Pride this school year. First year Adrian Student Council (STUCO) Advisor Megan Weers said that STUCO has plans in place to build school spirit, and the planning will continue throughout the year.

Man arrested in Bates County for 2nd Degree Assault



On August 18, 2014 Lance William Utech from Amsterdam, MO (DOB 06-21-1980) was arrested on a Class C Felony warrant out of Bates County for Assault-2nd Degree.

Lance William Utech is currently being held at the Bates County Sheriff’s Office Jail on a $50,000.00 cash only bond.

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