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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Obituary - Robert LeRoy Kramer

Robert LeRoy Kramer, 82, Decherd, TN, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Tennova Health Care Harton, in Tullahoma, TN.  

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO with visitation from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Newton Burial Park in Nevada, MO.  

(A complete obituary will be posted when information is available).

From the Barton County Sheriff's Office

Legal Limit at the Fishing Dock

Farm House Restaurant set to open tonight in Adrian

The Farm House Restaurant in located at 700 N. Old 71 Highway in Adrian. The former Blackhawk Corner Location! Everyone come out and enjoy. 

BL & Sons trash service to resume normal operations tomorrow

Due to hazardous road conditions, BL and Sons Rural disposal will NOT be running their regular route today, 2/22/18. Please be advised operations will resume tomorrow 2/23/18. We apologize for any inconvenience- if you have questions, please call 417-395-4159. Thank you.

Public Service Announcement

Butler Senior Taxi is not in service today, Thursday, Feb.22 during icy conditions.

Obituary - Ruby D. Blackaby

Ruby D. Blackaby, age 67 of Clinton passed away February 21, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 25 from 5-7pm at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home,Clinton and funeral service will be on Monday, February 26 at 1pm also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parks Chapel, Tightwad, Missouri. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

Obituary - Alice Mae Adams

Alice Mae Adams, age 94, La Cygne, Kansas passed Tuesday, February 18, 2018. She was born on August 9, 1923 at Taylor Springs, Illinois the daughter of Earl and Lena Hays Ernest. She graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School. She married Drue Wilkes who preceded her in death. She then married Gene Smith. Alice cared for Gene''s children and other family as her own.

Gene also preceded her in death. She later married Clarence Adams who too preceded her in death. She was a very active member and served in several capacities at the New Life Baptist Church in La Cygne. She volunteered with hospice. Her grandkids were very special to her. 

She enjoyed quilting and everyone of her grandchildren have at least one of her quilts. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Earl Pulver and Clarence Ernest, and a son in law Rex Hale. Alice is survived by a son, Drue Wilkes and wife Sharon, three daughters: Barbara Hale, Linida Roberts and husband Kevin, and Joyce Baker and husband Dave, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Funeral service 2 pm Friday, February 23 at the New Life Baptist, La Cygne. Burial in Trading Post Cemetery. Visitation 1 pm to service at church. 

Contributions are suggested to New Life Baptist or Crossroads Hospice. Online condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

From the Sherwood School District

The Board of Education is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Bryan Himes as High School Principal beginning the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Himes follows Mr. Bill Stackhouse, who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Mr. Himes taught at Sherwood for 7 years before becoming the Leeton High School principal for the past 3 years. We are looking forward to having Mr. Himes back in the Sherwood District. Please join us in welcoming him!

School Closings For 2/22/18

The following schools will be closed due to inclement weather on Thursday 2/22/18:

Adrian R-3
Archie R-5
Appleton City R-2
Ballard R-2
Belton School District #124
Butler R-5
Clinton #124 Henry County Mo 
Drexel R-4
East Lynne
Harrisonville R-9
Harrisonville Christian School
Hume R-8 
Plesanton USD 344 (Kansas)
Miami R-1
Montrose R-14
Mound City USD 346 (Kansas)
Rich Hill R-4
Sherwood R-8

If you have a school closing please email us a or send us a private message. Please note that this page will update when new closings becomes available to us.

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