Tolle blasts Blackhawks' first out of the park homerun

The Adrian Blackhawk baseball team opened their season Monday night on their home field as they took on Lakeland. The Blackhawks will continue their season this Friday night as they are part host for the Archie/Adrian Baseball Tournament. Adrian is set to play Friday night at 4:00 p.m. at Adrian as they take on Jayhawk Linn.Tyler Tolle put his name in the Blackhawks' record book while batting Monday night when he blasted a homerun over the fence against the Vikings. This was the first homerun in the new baseball program that started in 2005.

64th Wedding Anniversary

Gene and Betty Pruden, 505 Pin Oak, Adrian, Missouri will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary next Saturday. They were married March 31, 1943 in Harrisonville, Missouri at the Courthouse.

G. Clarke Lentz 1939-2007

G. Clarke Lentz, Jr., 67, of Hardin, Missouri, died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lavelock Cemetery, the Hardin Cemetery or to the Hardin Fire District. Funeral services were Monday, March 26, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at Hardin Methodist Church, Hardin, MO. Visitation was Sunday, March 25, 2007 at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, MO. Burial was at the Hardin Cemetery in Hardin, MO. Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, MO was in charge of the arrangements.

March Mahalah Gough 1914-2007

Mary Mahalah Gough, age 92 of Greenwood, Missouri died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Lee's Summit Hospital in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Elder Larry Beckham officiating. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to the City Union Mission.

Ferguson brothers awarded "Farmer of the Year" honor

The Bates County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) held its annual Cooperator Appreciation Open House on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the USDA Building, located at Business 71 Highway and Nursery Street, in Butler.An awards ceremony began at 1 p.m. and awards were presented to area farmers for conservation and wildlife preservation. The winners of the county fourth grade poster contest were also presented with prizes.

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