Butler High School/ Wesley McDaniel retires

The Butler High School will honor Wesley McDaniel for 50 years of service, this month. Wesley and his wife “ Mona” are both lifelong residents of Butler and Butler High School graduates.

Wesley began his career as a janitor at Bates County Memorial Hospital shortly after graduation. Wesley soon made a job change and began his journey at the Butler High School and is now in his 50th year of service.

His last day will be Wednesday, May 25th. Wesley plans to spend time in the garden, tackle yard work, and schedule many road trips.

The school will host a group retirement party for all the 2022 Butler High School retires. The celebration will be held Monday, May 23rd in the Butler High School Auditorium at 2:30.

Congratulation to all those that retire this term and we wish you the best in your retirement.

The 30th Annual Montrose Festival Small Town, Big Heart

The 30th Annual Montrose Festival will be held on May 27, 28, and 30th in Montrose.

On Friday Night May 27th will be the Kids and Adults 5K Run/walk beginning at 6pm

Saturday, May 28th will be load with events beginning at 7am with the VFW Breakfast.

The Kids parade and Grand Parade will begin at 12:45, Register for kids parade at 3rd street and Missouri Avenue and register for the Grand Parade at the Montrose public School starting at 10am

Montrose Festival will have a Car Show, Vendor/Craft booths, and Pony Rides and Petting Zoo.

The Montrose Festival Wine and Pie Auction will begin at 12:30pm, the reception for Purple Heart Veterans Families will be noon, KC Wolf will be there at 2pm.

Chicken Dinner at 7pm at the Community Building, corn hole tournament at 3;30pm and Band Members Only will play at the VFW Shelter beginning at 9am.

Sunday, May 29th the Montrose Festival will wrap up with Softball games at 2pm, Food trucks, Scavenger Hunt, Beer Olympics, and a DJ for evening entertainment.

We have only highlighted a few events happening to see the complete list of events for the Montrose Festival on May 27th, 28th, and 29th see them on Facebook at Montrose Missouri Festival.

Butler Chamber of Commerce June Cruise Night

Butler Chamber of Commerce is planning for a family night of fun, come out see all the vehicles and don’t’ forget they will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets.

The more 50/50 Raffle tickets purchase the larger the cash amount won by one lucky winner!

The Butler Chamber of Commerce’s will be giving Cruise Night awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plus a People’s Choice Awards!

Butler Chamber of Commerce will also have a Mystery Entry Prize for one random Cruise Night participant! To be entered to win the Mystery Prize your vehicle must be entered in Cruise Night.

For more information about the June 17th Cruise Night at Sonic in Butler
Contact Karen Rayborn at (660) 464-1339 or director@butlerchamber.com

Join in the Celebration for Teresa Smith’s Retirement Friday, May 20th

Adrian native, Teresa Smith, began her 42 year career with Adrian Bank following her graduation.

At that time, Adrian Bank had only the one location in Adrian. Since then, Adrian Bank has established two more locations, one in Archie and one in Butler. As the bank has grown and expanded, so has Teresa’s career within the bank. Eventually Teresa advanced to the position of Bank Manager at the Butler branch.

Life for Teresa progressed and expanded as well. She married her husband, Steve Smith and they went on to have three children, Bryan, Stacey and Brett. The Smith family has thrived in our area and they still live in Adrian.

Join the Adrian Bank family and the community in celebrating Teresa’s career and her upcoming adventure as a retiree at a reception in her honor to be held from 2 to 4pm, Friday, May 20th, at the Butler branch of Adrian Bank.