Gayle Alexander, the great-great-granddaughter of David Rankin, unveiled the David Rankin historical marker that was erected near the North Polk Schoolhouse in Tarkio at 10th and Park streets on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Rankin mansion at 10th and Park Streets, Tarkio, c. early 1900’s is pictured above. The home was located where the one-room schoolhouse museum now stands. David Rankin is standing at right in the photograph. (Rankin Family Collection Photograph) David Rankin is pictured at his home in Tarkio. This photograph appeared in a major story in the Saturday Evening Post April 2, 1910, titled “America’s Greatest Feeding…
Enel Green Power North America photo and news release Atchison County’s Rock Creek Wind Farm is officially online and producing power, making it the largest wind farm in the state of Missouri! Rock Creek is a 300 MW wind farm located east of Tarkio, Missouri. Now that Rock Creek is fully constructed, it is the largest wind farm in the state with 150 wind turbines across 40,000 acres. The 300MW (or 1,250 GWh/year) of renewable energy that Rock Creek generates is enough to power approximately 100,000 Missouri homes. Rock Creek is the first renewable project for EGP-NA in the state.…
Shop AC Night was a great success, with 28 businesses and hundreds of shoppers participating from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. Shoppers are encouraged to show their passport when you make a purchase at any participating store until November 30. Return passports to any participating store by 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, to be entered to win gift certificates to Atchison County store of your choice! Kay Graves, right, of KG Buds in Fairfax, kicked off her three day holiday open house event on November 16, in conjunction with #Shop AC Night. The shop is filled with fun…
Rogers Pharmacy is celebrating 50 years of business this year and to thank the company’s loyal patrons, a Customer Appreciation Day open house was held Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees were treated to hot dogs and drinks, as well as freebies and prize drawings. Pictured are Rogers Pharmacy employees Benne Rogers, Lisa Gish, Melissa Olson, Rebekah Gebhards, Holly Swinehart, Curt Clark, Sue Klute, and Sherry Caufield.
East Atchison boys second place team picture. Front row, left to right – Deondre Hughes, Bo Graves, Oliver Smith, Daniel Lesher, and Braden Graves; and back row – Cameron Oswald, Titus Eaton, Adam Phillips, Josh Smith, Kaylin Merriweather, Carter Holecek, Aaron Schlueter, and Tony Skeen. East Atchison girls second place team picture. Front row left to right – Alexis Brown, Olivia Morris, Haley Garrison, and Sophia Martin. Back row, Coach Kelly Morris, Camryn Holecek, Alexis Gibler, Emilee Caudill, Natalie Hedlund, Tessa Rolf, Emily Blum, and Kelsea Kirwan. …
Commander Bud Harger, left, presented Kelly Daugherty, right, with his 50 year American Legion certificate. Mary Kahn, Vice-Commander, was the guest speaker at the 2017 Veterans Day dinner on Saturday, November 11. Commander Bud Harger, right, is pictured as he presented Steve Grossman with his American Legion certificate, recognizing his 50 years of membership. Adjutant, Kelly Daugherty, right, salutes Richard Lutz, left, for his 50 years as an American Legion member. Adjutant, Kelly Daugherty, left, congratulates Bill Amthor, right, on…
Over 20 veterans were honored at an assembly held at Tarkio High School Friday, November 10, 2017. The assembly recognized the veterans for their years of service to our country with songs, letters, and gifts presented by Tarkio Elementary kindergarteners, and readings and “Taps” by Tarkio High School students. The colors were presented by Allen-Schiffern American Legion Commander Tim Morehouse and Legion member Andy Riley, and the guest speaker was Ponya King, who spoke about her time serving in the Navy Reserves in Bahrain.
The Tarkio High School Musical Theatre class proudly presents the Broadway musical “Big Fish.” Based on the book by John August and on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia motion picture written by John August, “Big Fish” includes music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. “Big Fish” tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life – according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about meeting witches,…
Zach Garrison competes in the Class 1 Missouri State Cross Country Championship race at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri. (Photo By Angela Garrison) Rebekah Lucas competes in the Class 1 Missouri State Cross Country Championship race at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City, Missouri. (@RP Blue Jays Photo) Two Atchison County cross country runners, Zach Garrison and Rebekah Lucas, ran their hearts out at the Class 1 State Cross Country…