August 10, 2006
The annual Fairfax Fair will begin Friday, August 18. This year’s theme is “125 Years of Fairfax.” Miss Fairfax candidates are Tiffani Burke, Kristi Sons, Shelby Zirfas, Chelsea Miller, Leslie Smith, Ashley Stanford, Colleen O’Riley, and Tabatha Theas. Junior Miss candidates are Jill Riley, Sara Rhoades, Amy Stoner, Alicia Clark, Darian Burke, Ashton Lewis and Mary Gilbert.
A crew of men, under the direction of Fairfax superintendent, Ed Defenbaugh, renovated the crow’s nest at the football field on August 5, 2006.
August 15, 1991
Hal and Pattie Davis, both born and raised in Fairfax, and graduating from Fairfax High, will serve as parade marshals for the 1991 Fairfax Fair Parade.
The new school year Fairfax R-3 Schools begins August 21. Harold Brown is superintendent, Joe Drake is the high school principal, and Martin Sweatman is the elementary principal.
Tracy and Holly Barnes, Fairfax, are the parents of a son, Spencer Combs Barnes, born August 8 at Community Hospital in Fairfax.
The Combs, Osburn, Davis bridge was dedicated Tuesday, August 6, on Cart Road No. 471 south and east of Fairfax. The bridge was replaced entirely by the county working force in 40 working days.
August 11, 1966
Miss Sandra Wennihan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wennihan, was crowned Miss Fairfax by Mayor Ralph Hackett at the Community Fair August 6. Other candidates were Rita Oswald, Sharon O’Riley, Sue Graves, Deanna Bolton, Judy Schooler, Renea Smith, Joetta Kerr, Dinah Younger, Gail Emrick, and Sally Hunter.
A number of people in this area were witness to the Braniff plane crash which took the lives of 42 persons Saturday night. The plane crashed north of Falls City, Nebraska.
Stephen Umbarger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Umbarger, and Sam Creed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Creed, were among the graduates at the end of the summer session at Missouri University.