About

Welcome to The Messenger online. We are a weekly newspaper covering Bates County, Missouri and surrounding areas. Our paper is a continuation of the Adrian Journal & Drexel Star. We have a long history, dating back to 1889, covering news and events for this area and are excited to continue keeping you informed. On our site you’ll find ways to contact us, submit classified ads for our partner shopper, The Hub, and view our online versions.