Jesse Anderson "Bud" Cooper 1916 - 2007

Jesse Anderson "Bud" Cooper, age 90 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis officiating and Masonic Rites by Art Zellmer. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler with military honors by the Clinton VFW. Contributions to the Butler First Baptist Church.

Cora Estella Hand 1915 - 2007

Cora Estella Hand, 91, Adrian, MO, died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Willow Lane Nursing Center, Butler, MO. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO, officiated by Rev. Paul Burhart, Adrian Christian Church. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Rose "Yvonne" (Gunn) Bryant

Rose "Yvonne" (Gunn) Bryant, 69, Olathe, KS passed away May 18, 2007 from ALS/ Lou Gherigs Disease. Memorial services were Thursday, May 24th at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Olathe, KS. The family requests memorial contributions may be made to ALSA or Kansas City Hospice.


Cody Knuth and Josh Huenefeld have been named as Co-Valedictorians of the 2007 graduating class at Adrian R-III. Cody is the son of David and Sharon Knuth and Josh is the son of Randy and Kathy Huenefeld. Both Cody and Josh plan on attending Kansas State University in the fall. Commencement excercises will be held Sunday afternoon, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Adrian R-III Gymnasium.

Fredrickson hired as Manor Administrator

The Adrian City Council voted unanimously to hire interim administrator Doug Fredrickson as the Adrian Manor Administrator. The Aldermen also voted to hire a third full time police officer and to train all officers on animal control procedures. Police Chief Charles Chapman is currently under investigation for an animal control incident and the Council heard from citizens involved with that incident.

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