Total Solar Eclipse

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,…
School days

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…

Gavin Abbott gets his first sack for the season. Linebacker Carter Ottmann goes up and gets his first interception. Rock Port opened their regular season at DeKalb with a 72-8 win. The Jays made short work of the Tigers, scoring…
Fairfax R-3 welcomes new teachers and coaches

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.…

August 27, 1992 • The next production for the new season at the Mule Barn Theatre at the Walnut Inn is Andrew Bergman’s hilarious Broadway comedy “Social Security.” “The story centers around the hilarious, yet touching consequences that result when…

August 27, 1992 Shorty and Lea Fair of Fairfax donated 19 large, wooden golf ball signs with tees to be used at the 1st annual CommuniTEE Golf Benefit Classic, sponsored by Community Hospital, to display the names of the major…

August 28, 1942 Your reporter makes no profession of being an agricultural expert, nor would he qualify as an authority on farm matters, but even to his inexperienced eye it looks as though Atchison County is going to harvest this…

Heartland Recreation Center is hosting an open house this Thursday, August 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come meet the new gymnastics and dance instructors and sign your children up for classes. WCF SOF All of us here at the…

In a few weeks, Rock Port will host Old Fashioned Saturday Night. The event will take place September 16. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for booth or activity space. Registration forms are now available at Watts Cleaners.  Be sure…