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…
East Atchison’s Jared Stanton, left, faces off with Rock Port’s Colten Stevens, right, during the Rock Port Tournament. EA’s Aaron Schlueter takes his opponent to the mat in a win at the Rock Port Tournament. EA’s Braiden Wennihan goes head-to-head with an opponent at the Rock Port Tournament. East Atchison’s Tanner Rollins, left, faces off with an opponent during the Rock Port Tournament. Kaylin Merriweather throws his opponent to the mat for the eventual pin and win during the Rock Port Tournament. EA’s Justin Stanton, top, wrestles an opponent during the Rock Port Tournament. EA’s Connor Brown, top, grapples with…
Cooking up the fish and chicken at the all-you-can-eat event were, left to right, Cody Joesting, Dalton Riley and Ross Hastert. There were 300 meals served to supporters of the Atchison County Fair Board on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The silent auction had many generous donations to bid on. The Atchison County Fair Board appreciates all the support from the surrounding communities and its members in making the 2018 Annual All-You-Can-Eat Fish and Chicken Fry a remarkable success! Without your donations and generosity, the fair wouldn’t be what it is today. Please mark your calendars for the 2018 Fair, July…
Since 1955, Atchison County music students have joined together to create a beautiful sound as one band for one night a year. This year’s production was held at the Fairfax Gym in front of family and friends Monday, February 26, 2018. The students from Fairfax, Tarkio, and Rock Port were under the direction of Mallory Mahon of Kansas City. Mahon is the assistant director of bands at Oak Park Hill School and director of band at Antioch Middle School. She began her teaching career in 2008 and is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Missouri…
Nearly 500 Jr. high and high school students from area schools filled the Rock Port R-II gym to attend an anti-bullying and sexting awareness assembly on Friday, March 2, 2018. Allyson Pereira, right, was the guest speaker at the anti-bullying and sexting awareness assembly at Rock Port R-II Friday, March 2, 2018. Allyson was awarded “Rising Young Woman of Change” from the NJ State House Assembly for her work in anti-bullying awareness and helping change New Jersey’s Sexting Law. Jr. high and high school students from area schools attended an anti-bullying and sexting awareness assembly at Rock Port R-II Friday,…