A Christmas parade, Santa Claus and hot chocolate brings a large crowd to Main Street and Frontier Village


To kick off the Christmas holiday season, the Adrian Chamber of Commerce hosted the 4th Annual Christmas parade last Saturday. With the warmer weather, a large crowd gathered to watch the Christmas-y themed entries make their way down Main Street.

The Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association (WMAT&MA) carried on the longtime tradition of “Hot Chocolate Night”. Hot chocolate and cookies were served as Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted innumerable good boys and girls. The Adrian Lions Club provided apples and candy bars. WMAT&MA gave hay rides and train rides as well.

Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the hustle and bustle of the holiday season


Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. It’s a day for family and a day to give thanks. After Thanksgiving, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing, beginning with Black Friday. In Adrian, people went shopping, decorated Christmas trees and hung outdoor lights, visited Santa at Frontier Village after the Adrian Christmas parade, took mini-vacations and more.

Gordon Brown appreciated the down time on Thanksgiving Day. Toni Wiseman said Thanksgiving for her family is a day for celebration.

Celebrating 25 Years


Phyllis and Wayne Bunch are celebrating their 25th wedding  anniversary on December 6, 2014. Congratulations. May your day be filled with love and joy. We wish you many more wonderful years together. From your loving family and friends.

70 Years Together


William K. and Earlene Robinson Jenkins, rural Adrian, were married December 10, 1944.

Bates County Cattlemen hold annual meeting


The annual meeting of the Bates County Cattlemen was held November 15 th at the Optimist Building in Adrian. Over 200 members and friends enjoyed a delicious meal of prime rib, being served with the help of the Drexel FFA and listening to the music of the River Bend Band. The business of the evening followed with the presentation of awards and the election of officers for 2015.

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