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Additions to the Veterans Memorial

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Last week, the Lt. Charles Garrison Veterans Memorial received the monuments which are the completion of the most recent phase of construction. The monuments are engraved with solemn quotes from Presidents and various military leaders.

The most recent phase of the Memorial project has included placing seating near the Memorial for reflecting, the setting of the five military service flags and poles and these two monuments in the center of the flag poles.

Adrian voters approve Amendment 1

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The Adrian Optimist Building was buzzing early Tuesday, August 5th as residents came to place their votes in the primary election. Constitutional Amendments and a variety of U.S. and State candidates were decided. Amendment 1 was of the upmost importance to farmers and agriculturalists in the area. It was approved by nearly 1,500 votes.

Pictured: Adrian residents filed into the Adrian Optimist Building to place their votes in support of candidates and amendments in the primary election on Tuesday, August 5th.

Ready...set...it’s almost time to go!

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Summer vacations are coming to an end and people are getting ready for the 2014 - 2015 school year that begins on Thursday, August 14. Teachers have been getting their classrooms and lesson plans ready while students and parents are buying school supplies and back-to-school clothes. Secretaries returned to school this week to get everything in order, and custodians have worked diligently all summer to have a spit-shined school when the students return. Athletes and the marching band have participated in camps and practices are underway. Have a great year, Blackhawks!

Ballard Troop 163 heads to scout camp

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On Sunday, July 27, 2014 Troop 163 out of Ballard, MO headed off to H.Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for a 10 day camp. They will return home on Tuesday, August 5th. Visitors Sunday will be Sunday, August 3rd. The scouts and leaders are pictured. Front row: Trevor Newport. 2nd row, left to right: Jaedon Schliem, Dalton Newport, Tony Scaletty, Camden Hragyil, Drake Vermillion. 3rd row, left to right: Wyatt Blair, Trenton Bagby, Collin Lybarger, Payton Inglis, Isaac Kagarice, Daylon Doll.

From Alaska to Adrian, the Harris Family calls the Adrian Christian Church home

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By MICHELE BURRIS

Traveling almost 4,000 miles from Alaska to Adrian, Preacher Matthew Harris and his family have made their new home in Blackhawks country. Matthew is the new preacher at the Adrian Christian Church (ACC). He gave his first sermon on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

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