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.

Blackhawks varsity basketball takes two from KC Lutheran

The Adrian Blackhawks varsity boys and girls hosted KC Lutheran Thursday, January 15. In the girls game the Lady Blackhawks moved their record to 11-2 as they defeated the Lady Knights 63 to 51. In the boys contest Adrian came away with a 74 to 64 victory.

See the January 22 issue of The Adrian Journal for the full story and stats.

Adrian Blackhawks Wrestling

The Adrian Blackhawks wrestling team participated in the Butler Invitational Saturday, January 10. Taking first place was Steven Jacobs (113) and Dakota Jones (126). Zachary Shannon (132) took 2nd and John Collins (145) came in 3rd.

The Adrian Blackhawks hosted El Dorado Springs, Sherwood and Summit Christian on Tuesday, January 13. Team results were:
Adrian vs. Summit Christian Academy - Adrian 60.00, Summit Christian Academy 12.00; Adrian vs El Dorado Springs - Adrian 69.00, El Dorado Springs 12.00; and Adrian vs Sherwood - Adrian 54.00, Sherwood 22.00.

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