March 12 was the first night of the Spring Scholastic Book Fair in the Rock Port Elementary Library. Pictured above are Garrett Schomburg and daughter Avery shopping during “Family Night” of the Rock Port Elementary book fair.
Rock Port Cub Scout Pack 59 held its Pinewood Derby Friday evening, March 16, 2018, at the Rock Port United Methodist Church. The top four overall cars were: 1st – Tayden Cook; 2nd – Grady Cook; 3rd – Desmond Chaney; and 4th – Ryzer Hale. Any of the kids have the option to race at districts, which is Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Maryville High School Gym. (Photo Submitted By Troy Cook) Rock Port Cub Scout Pack 59 held a Pinewood Derby Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Rock Port United Methodist Church. There were a…
These children are excited about the Fairfax park playground enhancement project. Pictured above (left to right) are: Brenna Kingery, Ava Oswald, Parker Woodring, Kendall Kingery, Kaydee Duering, Payton Woodring, Mason Kingery, Jasey Smith, Trenton Kingery, Tyler Duering, Knox Oswald, Jackson Smith, William Oswald, Alex Wintz, and Garrett Wintz. Children of the members of the Fairfax Improvement Foundation and the Fairfax City Council gathered in the Fairfax City Park last week to look over the site for the new playground equipment that is being planned. The excitement was quite evident and one child said, “Don’t wait too long to get it…
Atchison County officials include, from left to right: front row – Collector Diane Livengood, Assessor Lori Jones, County Clerk Susette Taylor, Treasurer Debbie True, Circuit Clerk Lorie Hall, and Recorder Eliza Beasing; and back row – North District Commissioner Jim Quimby, South District Commissioner Richard Burke, Presiding Commissioner Curtis Livengood, Sheriff Dennis Martin, Prosecuting Attorney Brett Hurst, Associate Circuit Judge Corey Herron, and Coroner Shawn Minter. Attendees of the Atchison County Government Day take THE FREEDOM PLEDGE – “I am an American, A FREE American, Free to speak without fear, Free to worship GOD in my own way, Free to…
East Atchison’s Madison Lesher and Kinley Thornhill were feeling the burn while working their arm muscles, getting in some of their first throws of the javelin and discus of the season during practice Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Tarkio. The 2018 high school track season begins next week for EA at Worth County Early Bird on March 22 at 3:30 p.m. Lady Wolves’ Coach Joe Unternahrer said, “We have a good group of upperclassman returning, including 2017 state qualifiers, Kaely Kirwan in the pole vault, Grace Martin in the open 400, and Tawni Martin, Jaycee Graves, and Grace Martin in…
Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) held its Rock Port Business Lunch Wednesday, March 7, 2018. ACDC Director Monica Bailey is pictured above giving an update on ACDC. Dusty Trail and Trail’s End owner Karen Brown was a guest speaker at the ACDC Rock Port Business Lunch Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Karen plans to expand the marketing efforts for Dusty Trail in hopes that it will ultimately become a destination location for the larger region. Brown also spoke about future uses for both the former Trail’s End restaurant space and the fireworks building. Todd Stevens, City of Rock Port Alderman, updated…
Pictured are Rock Port FCCLA members, left to right, Kelcie Gaines, Hannah Miller, Atchison County Deputy Sheriff Devon Sons, Beth Davis, and Ashley Christians, on Friday, March 9, 2018, as they conduct a roadside safety check. The check included counting who came to a complete stop at the stop sign, checked for seatbelts and how many people were talking on their cell phone.
Josie King of Tarkio and Cowen O’Riley of Fairfax were named Atchison County 4-H Queen and King at the 4-H Carnival Friday, March 9, 2018. (Photo submitted by Sam O’Riley) Claire Spiegel hands out a “fishing pole” at the fishing game booth during the Atchison County 4-H Carnival Friday, March 9, 2018. This year’s theme was “Under the Sea.” Blaykleigh Daugherty tries her hand at Captain Hook’s ring toss game at the Atchison County 4-H Carnival Friday, March 9, 2018. Viktorya Hogue plays one of the games at the Atchison County 4-H Carnival Friday, March 9, 2018.
The Rock Port Fire Department received its new city truck on Thursday, March 8, to take the place of the city’s 1998 pumper. Following the Entire fire the West Atchison Rural Fire board sold its 1974 Ford pumper to Entire to continue putting out fires. In turn they agreed to buy the city’s truck to replace the old pumper truck.
“American Pickers” Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe will be in Missouri. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” in Missouri. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique ‘picking’ on the History channel. The hit show follows Mike and Frank as they hunt for antiques. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. “American Pickers” is looking…