New Covid-19 Cases in the Adrian School District

The District has 4 new positive cases of COVID-19. As soon as the individuals and the District were aware of the situation, the individual self-isolated and has not returned to school.

Though we know you will have many questions and concerns, in order to protect the privacy of the individual involved, the District is incredibly limited as to the information it can share with you; however, if you’d like to ask specific questions regarding any next steps you may need to take, please contact the Bates County Health Department.

We continue to thank our community for your support and patience during these difficult times. We remain committed to ensuring staff, students, and the community are safe and informed.

Sincerely Don Lile Adrian RIII School Superintendent

Bates County Memorial Hospital Remembers 20 Years Later

9/11, 7:46 AM: A Solemn Recognition of 20 Years

Bates County Memorial Hospital hosted a flag-lowering ceremony on Saturday, September 11, recognizing the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The brief ceremony, organized by the BCMH Ambulance department, began with silence – accompanied by a flyover by LifeFlight Eagle at 7:46 a.m. as the flag was lowered, performed by Retired Sergeant Carl Gregory (Army, Missouri National Guard). Gregory is a radiologic technologist for BCMH Imaging Services.

First responders from local departments took part in a reading of the devastating events of that day.

In a short message by Greg Weaver, CEO of the hospital, he reminded those in attendance, “For nine months afterwards, they were still searching Ground Zero for bodies … Even to this day, there were some that were not found. It is very heart wrenching … The survivors and the families that pushed forward, and even today those who are still seeking medical treatment for the after effects of either what they breathed in, or injuries sustained, that are living witnesses of the horror of that day, who still suffer along with their families – that’s what we are to remember. To push forward and to realize the world remains irrevocably changed on that day.” 

Barb Weaver, wife of Greg Weaver and a hospital Auxiliary volunteer, sang “My Country Tis of Thee” to conclude the ceremony.

BCMH thanks all who participated and attended the event.


JEFFERSON CITY—Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Association (Osage Valley) and the
City of Rich Hill, Missouri (Rich Hill) have filed a joint application with the Missouri Public Service
Commission seeking approval of an electric territorial agreement between the two which designates
the boundaries of each electric service provider within the City of Rich Hill.

According to the joint application, the purpose of the agreement is to allow Osage Valley to
purchase Rich Hill’s electric facilities and provide electric service to 696 locations in Bates County.
Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than October 1,
2021, with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City,
Missouri 65102-0360, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System
(EFIS) at .

Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel
(Governor Office Building, 200 Madison Street, Suite 650, P.O. Box 2230, Jefferson City, Missouri
65102-2230, telephone (866) 922-2959, email or the Public Service
Commission Staff (P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, telephone 1-800-392-4211, email

The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency that represents the
general public in matters before the Commission.