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Bates County Museum to dedicate George Ann Fisher Memorial Exhibition Building

On Thursday evening, October 2nd at 6:00 pm the Bates County Museum will hold a very special dedication service prior to the annual Heritage Dinner and program. One year ago, Butler and Bates County said goodbye to a woman who was and is irreplaceable. George Ann Fisher lost her battle with cancer after a long courageous fight with the disease. George Ann, husband Jim and mother-in-law, Louise Fisher, always supported the museum with their time, talents and gifts.

Scenes from the Archie Fall Festival


The weather was perfect for the Archie Fall Festival that was held Saturday, September 20. The parade was a big hit as several vendors lined the streets for all to enjoy.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Jacks

September 11 processional and ceremony brings people together to remember and to appreciate


On Patriot Day, the Adrian Fire Department hosted a remembrance processional and ceremony to honor those who lost their lives during the brutal attacks on America on September 11, 2001. During the ceremony, veterans and those in the United States military were recognized for their bravery in keeping Americans safe and free. The ceremony was also a tribute to the men and women who work in emergency services each and every day.

A night to remember. A night to be grateful. A night to honor our hometown heroes. A night to hold close to our hearts as we said, “God Bless America.”

Bates County Sheriff Deputies make arrests


On August 5, 2014 the Peculiar Police Department took a report of a 1997 Gold Case Uniloader had been stolen sometime between Saturday, August 2nd and Monday, August 4th of 2012.

Archie Homecoming King and Queen Candidates


Archie Homecoming King and Queen candidates are all seniors this year. Front row, king candidates (left to right): Caleb Blundell, Dakota Jones, Damon Wimsatt, Luciano Combs. Back row, queen candidates (left to right): Mallory Dillard, Mary Kurzweil, Tiffany Greenwood, Brittany Thomas.

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