Summer Reading is underway for youth at the three local libraries in Atchison County. The Atchison County Library sponsors this annual event, with this year’s theme being “Libraries Rock.” This summer’s reading program features a variety of topics about sound. Topics include how do you create sound, how does sound travel, and how do you hear sounds. There might be some music making too, or just a lot of noise! Pictured above are youth listening to great books read outloud by Jayne Martin and taking part in fun activities. The Summer Reading program continues this week and next so be…
The Tarkio Golf Club hosted a youth golf clinic for area youth Tuesday through Thursday, July 10 through 12. The clinic was led by Brad Volker, above right. Volker is a graduate of Tarkio High School and is teaching pro at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Liberty, Missouri. The youth golfers learned the fundamentals and skills of golf with the help of Volker and other volunteers, which will help them better their game. If you would like to help support this event in the future through financial support, volunteering with Brad, or serving lunch, please contact the Tarkio Golf Club…
The cast of Missoula Children’s Theatre King Arthur’s Quest Sir Kay, the Blue Knight: Ryan Paris Sir Erec, the Yellow Knight: Gabe Gebhards Ghost: Willa Lester King Arthur: Claire Martin Sir Lancelot: Bo Peregrine Guinevere: Tommi Lee Martin Taleisin: Drew Sanders Merlin: Natalie Coughlin Lady of the Lake: Kendal Straub Recalcitrant Giant: Jen Sinnen Damsels In Distress: Beth Clark, Macy Stepp, Maddie Cox, Jillian Hannah, Reagan Lester, and Raelee Russell Mini King Arthur: Zeke Gebhards Mini Guinevere: Graceyn Reeves Mini Sir Lancelot: Eli Cox More Minis: Silas Lester, Sophie Hegstrom, Owen Vette, Brynna Alsup, and Rogan Russell Camelotian: Savanna Lindsay…
Participants of the 4h/FFA speed show line up with their horses: left to right: Raylynn Jenkins (Fancy), Ashton Dunkle (Apache), Hannah Brown (Peanut) Charlie Smith (Star) and Rylee (Magic) 2018 4-H Fair Queen Josie King and King Cowen O’Riley (presented trophies to the winners of the speed show: Youth High Point winner Charlie Smith, riding Star, and Senior High Point winner Rylee Jenkins, riding Magic. Josie King holding Elaina Kroeger on Jenkins’ horse, Fancy and Rylee and Markie Gaines on Magic. Elaina Kroeger and Markie Gaines participated in the Pee Wee Open Jackpot. Jessica Livengood rides her horse, Roberta,…
Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care hosted its annual Independence Day Celebration Friday evening, June 29, 2018. It was a fun-filled event, with a car show, bounce house, face painting, dunk tank, cake walk, games, food and goodies, and fireworks. A drawing for prizes was also held. The Tarkio Fire Department put on the fireworks show, with fireworks provided by Liberty Fireworks, Hale Fireworks, Big John’s Fireworks, Outlaw Fireworks, and Shelton Fireworks.
SAND VOLLEYBALL IN THE PARK Team Pierpoint was the 4th of July in the Park Sand Volleyball Champions. Team members pictured left to right are: Dustin Pierpoint, Tyler Durant – Allen, Merissa Felix, Rachel Bohling, Karina Johnson and Spencer Pierpoint. Team Henning was the runner-up in the 2018 sand volleyball tournament in the park. Team members pictured left to right are: Seth Sheldon, Ben Henning, Melinda Bell, Chase Chamberlain, Maddy Douglas and Leslie Wittmann. Seth Sheldon gets up to the net and is backed up by Melinda Bell. YOUNG vs. OLD SOFTBALL Old wins again… Pictured are the winners of…
Fairfax resident Betty Wennihan shared photos and original cartoons by George Booth with the Atchison County Mail staff. Pictured above is a collection of George’s work, including the book “Hey George” by Sandra Boynton and illustrated by George, original drawings featuring an FHS basketball player and numerous family photographs. George grew up in Fairfax with his parents and two brothers, Gaylord and James Booth. The brothers are shown in this photo rough housing in their front yard in the late 1930s. George, shown here in a school photo, graduated from Fairfax High School in 1944. He enlisted in the Marines…
As you can see of these “before” photos of the Westboro school, the building was already in extremely bad shape and in a state of collapse. Due to the danger, it was necessary to demolish the building. For Westboro residents and former Westboro students, not many buildings in town housed so many memories as the Westboro School. Vacated of students and faculty in 1995, the building had since sat empty, slowly crumbling away over time and collapsing upon itself. Recently, enough funds were raised (and are still being collected…
The National Weather Service recently issued a flood warnings for several areas along the Missouri River. Pictured above is a view of the flood waters at the Langdon boat dock. According the National Weather Service, the Missouri River at Brownville was 38.7 feet, 5.7 feet above flood stage, as of Friday, June 29. Pictured above is a view at Hoot Owl Bend.
Gib Holmes speaks with customers Gary Burke and Earl Stoner about the various products at his produce stand in Rock Port. Gib Holmes’ produce stand is a landmark in Rock Port during the summer. It’s hard to resist stopping by for fresh produce and many people enjoy the vegetables and fruit for sale. Not only does Gib’s stand offer great produce, it also benefits the community. With proceeds from his sales, Gib donates to provide scholarships for students through the Watson Baptist Outreach program. The number given and monetary amount of the scholarships differ from year to year depending on…