Vision 2007 Groundbreaking


A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, July 9 on Adrian’s Main Street to celebrate the beginning of the Vision 2007 project. Pictured: Workers install storm sewer drains at the intersection of Virginia and Main Street. According to Jim Jacomb of Hilty Quarries, Route 18 could be limited to one lane of traffic during this phase of the improvements, which will continue into next week.

Water, water everywhere


High water plagued areas around Adrian, but, except for the rains, the city was unscathed. From the Grand River and the Mormon Fork in the north, to the Maris des Cygne and the Bates County Drainage Ditch to the south, high water caused detours through many areas.

U.S. 71 Highway was closed in different places between Archie and points farther south. There was major flooding just north of Rich Hill and several residents along V Highway near the Bates County Drainage ditch lost their homes and possessions to the high water.

Little Miss and Mr. Bates County


Little Miss and Mr. Bates County for 2007 were Kristen Chandler, 6, of Butler, and Coy Piland, 6, of Amoret. Kristen is the daughter of Eric and Selina Chandler. Coy is the son of Berry Piland of Butler and Shelia Jones of Amoret.

Steve O returns to Adrian


Well, the day finally arrived! Steve was able to come home last Tuesday after two months and 18 days. He is glad to be home and loves the smell of it. We’re hoping it will have a positive affect on him and he’ll make steady improvements.

25th Wedding Anniversary--Grimes

Randy and Karen Grimes were married on July 9, 1982. The have three sons: Clint Grimes and his wife, Cathy, and children Morgan, Curtis, Luke and Allie, all of Creighton, Missouri; Evan Rugg and wife, Cindy, and children Cherlyn and Shelby of California; and Ryan Grimes and wife, Karrie, and their children Ashley and Rachel, of Archie, Missouri.

Well-wishers may send cards to 20505 E. State Route A, Archie, MO 64725.

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