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Adrian rolls up its sleeves, tidies the town, and plans the future

ADRIAN – Not long ago, the Adrian Antelopes played their autumn home football games at night under the big lights at the high school.

Those lights, though, dimmed.

Then they quit working.

 “The lights were so old they don’t make them anymore so we can’t replace them,” said Adrian resident Nickie Shira.

Shira, who works as a science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) coordinator through the Malheur Education Service District, said Adrian suffered another blow after the severe winter two years ago destroyed the local market.

“A lot of folks got their groceries there and not having a grocery store in town has been tough on some members of our community,” said Shira.

Shira said the absence of the lights, the loss of the market and concerns about public safety underscored a growing . . .