Kevin Munsey, a 1989 graduate of Rock Port High School, captured this image of the Eclipse while he and a group of photographers gathered in Mackay, Idaho. Eclipse watch parties were everywhere in Atchison County on Monday, August 21, 2017, as they tried to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse through the clouds. Rock Port Junior High and High School students went to Blue Jay Stadium to eat lunch and hope to experience this once in a lifetime event.
An open house was held for Tarkio R-I students Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Tarkio High School and Tarkio Elementary. Students were able to put their school supplies away at their desks and in their lockers and their parents were able to meet their teachers before the first day of school, which was Thursday, August 17. Pictured setting up her school supplies is Harper Wood. Also pictured are students and their parents heading over to Tarkio Elementary for the open house.
New teachers at Fairfax R-3 include, from left to right, Lauren Clark, Kelly Morris, Zachary Kellner, Melanie Lucas, and Sami Stadel. Fairfax R-3 students were greeted by a handful of new teachers when they began the school year last week. One of those teachers is Samantha “Sami” Stadel. Sami will be teaching third grade and will also be the junior high assistant volleyball coach. Hailing from Spearfish, South Dakota, Sami attended college at Black Hills State University. This will be her first teaching job. When not teaching, Sami likes to golf or hang out with family and friends. Another new…
This “Old Time Photo” was brought in by a man that bought it at a rummage sale in California. The back reads, “Grandpa Walters house near Rock Port, Missouri.” If you know anyone in the photo or have information that might help identify the farm location please give us a call at the Atchison County Mail. 660-744-6245 For more info call W.C. at 660-744-6246 or evenings 660-744-5494.
This was the scene as the students head out of the cafeteria to their classrooms on the first day of the 2017-18 school year. The Rock Port Rotary annual Back to School picnic was, as always, a big crowd pleaser. You could hear the Rock Port High School cheerleaders as they kicked off the first day of school, getting everyone into the cheer. The jr. high cheerleaders brought some Blue Jay spirit to meet your teacher night on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Lily Shineman is pictured with mom, Stephanie, as they get things put away in Mrs. Lawrence’s 2nd grade…
Mike Christian, Jr., right, and his wife, Glennette, left, have made Tarkio Assembly of God Church and the community their new home. The Assembly of God Church in Tarkio is excited to introduce Pastor Mike Christian, Jr., and his wife, Glennette. Starting this past June, the couple have made the church and Tarkio their home, having come from a 14 year pastorship in Alaska. Born and raised in West Virginia, Mike Christian, Jr. found himself called to the church when an injury ended his chances of playing college football. He had always had a love for the church, being raised…
Mayor Chamberlain presented Ashtin Paris with a plaque in recognition of her 10 years of outstanding service and dedication to the City of Rock Port.
Katy Baker, 2017 Miss Fairfax, rides in the Fairfax Fair Parade Saturday, August 12, 2017. Katy was crowned Friday night at the fair. The 52nd annual Fairfax Fair truly symbolized what a “Small Town, Big Heart” is all about. Hundreds of people gathered in Fairfax, Missouri, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 11-13, to take part in this annual event. Friday night’s festivities began with opening ceremonies a little after 6 p.m. The stage was decorated by Sarah Osburn and KG Buds. Fairfax Legionnaires raised the flag and last year’s Little Mr. and Miss Fairfax, Knox Oswald and Avery Fast, as…
Kendal Straub was crowned Junior Miss Fairfax. She is pictured as she rides in the Fairfax Fair Parade Saturday, August 12, 2017.
Gary and Betty Wennihan, this year’s Fairfax Fair Parade Grand Marshals, ride in the parade on August 12, 2017. Gary and Betty Wennihan were chosen as this year’s Fairfax Fair Parade Grand Marshals. The couple met on the Corning Public School bus in 1953 when the Wennihan family moved to the Milton community. They both graduated from Fairfax High School, where Betty was the basketball homecoming queen in 1962. Childhood sweethearts married in 1962, they are the parents of two daughters, Deana Wennihan, Fairfax, and Cindy Matthes Wennihan, Beatrice, Nebraska. They are the grandparents of Jennifer Brandon Jensen, Stanberry, Missouri,…