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Adrian R-III recognizes Board of Education


This month is school board member recognition. Superintendent Don Lile extended appreciation to each board member on behalf of the Adrian R-III School District. The school board is pictured. Front row, left to right: Bret Still and Susan McMillan. Back row, left to right: Tom Underwood, Jim Tenholder, David Knuth, Michele Burris and Jay Walley.

Former Adrian business owner charged with unlawful possession of a firearm



In January the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and the Butler Police Department were made aware of a subject who was asking for assistance in the murder of his ex-wife. The subject was looking to purchase a firearm for that intent. The subject is restricted from possessing a firearm because of multiple felony convictions.

Bates County among elite communities across the nation leading the way on energy efficiency


Bates County has officially advanced to the semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that is challenging communities across the U.S. to rethink their energy use. At a press event in Washington, D.C. today, Bates County was announced as one of the (TBD) communities who are leading the way on energy efficiency.

Adrian Chamber of Commerce holds 14th Annual Banquet


On Saturday, January 10, the Adrian Chamber of Commerce hosted the 14th Annual Banquet at the Adrian Optimist Club. Jerry Ferguson was honored for his hard work and dedication to the Adrian community. He was presented with a plaque by President Nieder (pictured below).

John Nagle, owner of Adrian Computer Services, will be at the helm of the Chamber in the coming year.

Jim Sterns holds longtime school record, honored during Blackhawks basketball game



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