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

Jr. High volleyball takes first


The Adrian Junior High volleyball team took first place in the Rich Hill Junior High Tournament last Saturday, September 20, 2014. Appleton City, two wins; Osceola, two wins; Clinton (championship round), two wins to claim first place.

Elks Drawing Winner


Don Chulufas of Harrisonville was the winner of the drawing held by the Adrian Elks 2864 during their Gun Show September 14. LeRoy Kagarice, right, presents the Savage American Classic 243 gun to Don, left.


Bates 4-H’ers hit the mark


Lots of hard work and practice paid off on August 23, 2014, for the Bates County 4-H trap shooting teams. Ten participants, two coaches and a host of family members arrived at the annual State 4-H Trap Shooting event in Linn Creek, Missouri.  The 4-H members shot very well, bringing home lots of blue ribbons and a handful of reds. Participants were: Front: Gaven Hale, Austin Nold, and Case Doody. Center: Blake Doody, Caleb Morris, Anson Johnson, Victoria Sears, and Ty Underwood. Back: Luke Crawford, Steven Doody, Coach, Conrad Walley, Jay Walley, Coach.

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