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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Adrian man arrested in Bates County

On 1/23/21 around 3:07am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 34 year old Brian C. Cockrell of Adrian, Missouri.

Mr. Cockrell was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and he was later released.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Racers Auction January 30th

Racers Auction January 30th
1500 S Jefferson Parkway
Harrisonville Mo 64701

Winter Weather On Monday

Accumulating snowfall is expected to arrive Monday morning to the forecast area. Areas along and south of I-70 will see mostly rain through Monday at this time.

Friday, January 22, 2021

And so its over! Adrian Manor set to close

And so, it is over. Our Residents have found new homes, our staff are scattering to the wind . Many taking a much needed collective breath before seeking other opportunities. The past 2 to 3 months have been have been more than challenging to say the very least. It has been more like working in a war zone with many of our loved ones being the casualties.

At this point, our last reason for working in our building rolled out around 2 pm.

If I might say so, this was the best, caring, team in the business and I can say this because one by one, as the Residents left, they told us this in many different ways. We pray collectively for each one of them and their family members that their new homes will be happy and well cared for.

It touched our hearts that so many showed us so much love these past few weeks. Thanking Lynn Hines and the Wiltermood family for treating us to Flatbread pizza's from the Wine Journal on Tuesday.

And last but not least, Thank You to our friends at St.Croix hospice for the beautiful parade (and dance)of Love, appreciation and encouragement on our last day. You had us in tears and stitches all at the same time. Sharing some photos of our incredible team in our last few days. (Wendy took most of them.)

For me, this has been a 26 year love affair with so very many Residents and Families coming thru my office. We have loved and remember each one and we Thank all for sharing your loved one's with us and allowing us to care for them and you in a very special and fragile times in their life. It has been a fantastic honor and privilege to do so.

I was told at the time I was hired all those many years ago that at Adrian Manor, it is always "Residents First". I think most of us throughout the facility adhered to that purpose.
Liz Chancellor, SSD

The Butler Girl Wrestlers traveled to Liberty North for a scramble

The Butler Girl Wrestlers traveled to Liberty North for a scramble.

Makayla Mallatt: 2-1.
Josie Johnston: 2-2.

Makayla pinned her first two opponents quickly as usual. Her last match, she wrestled one of the top girls in her weight class. She fought hard, but lost by decision 5-0. 

Josie lost one match by pin, but her second loss was a heartbreaker. A 4-2 decision in overtime. She was a split second from winning. She pinned one opponent, then pinned another avenging her loss from last night. 

I am very proud of both of them.
Tomorrow we head to Knob Noster for a tournament.

Police searching for subject who fled on foot from a traffic stop in Adrian

Bates County Sheriff's Deputies are assisting Adrian Police Department on a traffic stop where the subject fled on foot.

No known clothing description has been given but the area is on 2nd Street.

Please lock your vehicles and call if you observe anything strange in your neighborhood.

Obituary - Ervin Dale Siercks

Ervin Dale Siercks, age 85, of Grandview, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

An inurnment will be held on a later date at Loural Oaks Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

Dale was born in Clinton, Missouri on April 10, 1935 to John Ervin Siercks and Sarah Rhoda (McQueen) Siercks. After graduating high school, Dale joined the work force and created a career for himself as a Tool and Die Mechanist for Bendix. As a man of faith Dale was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. In life he enjoyed hunting, farming, taking his children camping, and would lend a hand when in need.

Dale was preceded in death by parents, John and Sarah Siercks; son, Stanley D. Siercks; brother, Tommy Siercks; and sister, Irene Brzuchalski.

He is survived by his loving wife, JoAnne Siercks; two sons, Bart Fritze (Elaine) and Steven Fritze (Lisa); daughter, Marry Ann Siercks; brother, Denver Earl Siercks; brother in law, Willard Brzuchalski; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland, 8900 State Line Rd. #320, Leawood, Kansas 66206 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 3846 W. 75th St. #4126, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Museum Minute: ‘Bug juice’ prompts showing of knife

Museum Minute presents ~ This Week in History

(According to Eddie Herrman Archives)

Happenings in January…

1924 – The legendary, world renowned Blind Boone & Company appears at Hume High.
1885 – Butler night watchman, John Dickerson, arrests Charles Simmons, who was full of ‘bug juice’ and waving a large pruning knife at the officer.  He is fined $59.19.
1885 – A special social hop is held at the W. J. Bard mansion, near Vinton.  A fantastic supper is served at midnight.
1883 – Bates County Post # 58 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) is organized in Butler.  
1890 – The old reliable firm of Burris & Culbertson, in Shobe, is preparing to close their business, as Burris is going to the Yukon Territory to start a store there.  
1897 – Jacob Nafus dies.  He came to Pleasant Gap township in 1844 and was a successful farmer and stockman.
1869 – The Butler Lodge #254 AF & AM votes to change the by-laws to change the meeting night to the Saturday on or before the new moon.
1902 – Mr. Buckley, of the Seth Thomas Tower Clock Co. of Chicago, is in Butler and making an estimate to submit to the City Council for a town clock in the new Courthouse.
1883 – The Lone Oak Grange holds an oyster supper, with the Butler Brass Band entertaining.
1899 – The new Postmaster of Reavely is Ann Jobson, as the name is changed from Shobe.
1882 – Gunshots are fired into the side of a Missouri Pacific railroad car north of Adrian.
1858 – The Lexington House hotel burns in West Point.
1881 – Of the 19,385 tons of coal produced from the Rich Hill area mines, the town of Butler used 87% of it.
1882 – Dobson & Henry have purchased Boltwood’s cigar factory.  They will move it as well as their stock of groceries to the former Chicago Grocery site on Park Avenue in Rich Hill, east of the railroad tracks.
1895 – Rich Hill signs to field a baseball team in the new league with Clinton, Butler, Calhoun, Nevada, Carthage, Webb City, Joplin, Ft. Scott, & Pittsburg. 

*Recent news of the closure of Adrian Manor makes the following entry of particular interest. January 24, 1999: Adrian Manor Nursing Home rolls out the welcome mat and the public, from all over the county, explores the only city owned facility of its kind in Missouri.  Opening date was April 24, 1976.  On May 1, 1995, ownership transferred to the City of Adrian.  

Obituary - Ovida Ellen Vincent

Ovida Ellen Vincent, 85, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, KS. Ovida was born January 24, 1935 to Robert and Mary (Jamison) Jadlot, She was united in marriage to Charles Vincent on May 11, 1957 in Springfield, MO and he preceded her in death on June 25, 2009.

After graduating from El Dorado Springs High School with the Class of 1953, Ovida came to Nevada and worked at the South Western Bell phone office as an operator. She was a member of First Christian Church in Nevada, and was also a Children’s Director at Moss House, a job Ovida enjoyed very much.

Ovida is survived by her children, Ronald Vincent (Julie), Nevada, and Linda Harreld (and the late Billy Harreld), Nevada; grandchildren, Stephanie Otter (Cory), Aaron Lofquest (Elizabeth), Clayton Harreld (Melissa), Brooklynn Vincent, and Kaitlynn Vincent; and two great grandsons, Braxton and Brady Otter. In addition to her husband Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Billy Harreld; one granddaughter, Marissa Harreld; and two brothers, Stanley Jadlot, and Robert Jadlot, Sr.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Youth Fair c/o Ferry Funeral Home.