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Spring flood risk extremely high for Missouri River and nearby waterways

Written on March 12, 2019

Spring flood season is here and due to the above average snowfalls and cold temperatures in the Missouri River basin, several areas are facing extreme risk of flooding. Atchison County Levee District No. 1 has detailed information about river levels for local rivers, daily and weekly forecasts, current conditions, flood safety tips, and links to  Continue Reading »

Tarkio College Alumni Association transfers campus to Tarkio College

Written on March 12, 2019

Tarkio College Alumni Association Chairman Wayne Gelston signs the transfer agreement. The Missouri Department of Higher Education has given their initial response to Tarkio College’s revised application for certification. The primary concerns contained in this communication center on items related to the shift from a traditional liberal arts curriculum to the career and technical tracks  Continue Reading »

Wind turbine farm plan approved, legislative fix moving quick

Written on March 12, 2019

By Dennis Sharkey, Mound City News Editor An agreement between Atchison County, its three school districts and Ameren Electric was approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission last week. As part of the agreement that was approved on Wednesday, March 6, Ameren Electric was granted the right to purchase a wind turbine farm in unincorporated  Continue Reading »

New renewable energy planned for Atchison County: Ameren Missouri reaches milestone in plans to build second wind facility in the state

Written on March 12, 2019

Ameren Missouri’s second planned wind facility in the state is one step closer to producing renewable energy. March 6, 2019, the Missouri Public Service Commission voted unanimously to grant Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), a certificate of convenience and necessity to acquire, after construction, an up to 157-megawatt (MW) wind facility  Continue Reading »

Burlap & Bows’ first vendor showcase a huge success

Written on March 12, 2019

Megan Ingram poses next to her craft booth at the Burlap & Bows Spring Vendor Showcase. Amanda Oswald of Fairfax had a booth for Matilda Jane at the Spring Vendor Showcase. The Velma Houts Building was full of crafts, gifts and people for the first Burlap and Bows Spring Vendor Showcase on Saturday, March 9.  Continue Reading »

Celebrity Waiter Dinner March 16

Written on March 12, 2019

Community Hospital-Fairfax will hold its annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner Saturday, March 16, 2019. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., and dinner service will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the show following. Dinner served up by your all-time favorite Rockabilly music and television stars from the 1950s and 1960s. Following dinner, you are sure to shake,  Continue Reading »

Art Show participants wanted

Written on March 12, 2019

The Rock Port R-II Art Club and the Rock Port Board of Tourism are planning an Art Show for Wednesday, April 10. If you would like to participate, please call 660-744-6245, leave your name, phone number, and what you would like to display. All ages (with any appropriate art media) are encouraged to participate.

Annual Spring Dinner

Written on March 12, 2019

Members of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio, are trying to “think spring” in the midst all this wintry weather we have experienced. The church will host its 55th annual Spring Dinner, Sunday, March 17, at the Tarkio Elementary School. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. The meal will include  Continue Reading »

Honey Tree’s Mother/Son Dance a big hit!

Written on March 12, 2019

Katey Kroeger and her son, Frank, dance to the Cha-Cha Slide during the Honey Tree Mother/Son Dance March 9 in Tarkio. Damon Lambert was one of the many boys who had fun playing with all the balloons floating around the dance floor. Honey Tree Nursery School in Tarkio held a Mother/Son Dance Saturday, March 9,  Continue Reading »

Free Movie Night in Tarkio

Written on March 12, 2019

Mikayla Smith, Charlotte Wright, Brinkley Wright, and Mame Dow (above) were some of the youngsters who attended the showing of “Trolls” at the Tarkio Parks and Recreation Department Free Movie Night Saturday, March 9, 2019. The movie was held inside the Tarkio Community Building and was projected on the Parks Department’s large, portable movie screen  Continue Reading »

ACDC hosting business lunches

Written on March 12, 2019

ACDC’s annual Community Lunches are here! This year’s COMPLIMENTARY lunches will provide you with information on ACDC’s purpose and efforts prior to your vote on April 2 to renew the 1/4-cent sales tax that funds economic development in Atchison County. The Tarkio/Westboro Community Luncheon is Wednesday, March 13. The Rock Port/Watson Community Luncheon is Wednesday,  Continue Reading »

A beautiful day for a lifesaving blood donation

Written on March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11, dawned sunny and warm (compared to recent days) and 80 people turned out to make a lifesaving blood donation at the Tarkio National Honor Society Blood Drive. Due to many blood drives across the region being cancelled because of uncooperative winter weather, the Community Blood Center is running extremely low of their  Continue Reading »