• Tarkio High School students performed “Fiddler on the Roof.” Sixty-four students participated in the production.
• Kevin Sundermann, Hanna Vette, and Tanner Umbarger qualified for State Cross Country. Hanna placed 5th at state.
• The Lady Indians’ volleyball team won Districts and Sectionals, but fell in quarterfinals. The last time Tarkio had won Sectional Volleyball was in 1995.
• Nine area farmers used their antique tractors and plows to farm the “old-fashioned way” at Kenny and Darlene Joesting’s 25-acre field. Those participating included Kenny and Steve Joesting, Tristan Lair, Marvin, Marlin, Travis, Greg, and Dan Gubser, and Josh Sierks.
• Shannon Shaw opens Rock Creek Quilts in rural Westboro, Missouri.
• Halloween was officially “cancelled” in Tarkio when an ice storm hit on Halloween day. Many buildings, vehicles, and power lines were damaged by fallen trees and limbs weighed down by the ice.
• The Tarkio High School Indian Football Team was named District 14 Champion following the win against the LeBlond Eagles by a score of 42-16.
• Members of the China International Exchange Association of Agriculture visited Tarkio and the surrounding area. They were here to meet with friends, Liz and John Jones of Tarkio, and to visit some of the area’s farming operations.
• Boys and girls of the first grade classes of Katherine Cox and Connie Freeman at Tarkio Elementary School participated in a essay contest on the topic of “What Tarkio Means to Me.” The essays of three boys and three girls were chosen. Winners included Danielle Madron, Maggie McAdams, Heather Riley, Brent Clifton, Tommy Lindsay, and Aaron Steinbach. The names of these students were placed on jars in three different locations and the boy and girl receiving the most cash donations were named “Mr. and Miss Christmas Spirit” and rode in the Tarkio Christmas Parade. (Winners selected in December were Tommy Lindsay and Danielle Madron.)
• The remains of Oscar Hosfiel, Jr., of Coin, Iowa, were found by a Tarkio teenager who was hunting in a field in Fremont County, Iowa. Mr. Hosfiel had last been reported seen November 30, 1990. The death was treated as a homicide and investigated. (This case was never solved).
• Friends and neighbors of Merle Hess held a corn harvesting bee at the Ida Mae Norton farm north of Westboro. Hess has just spent over three weeks in the hospital. Fifty-two men using 13 cornpickers, 15 tractors, three elevators, and 15 wagons completed the job by 2:30 in the afternoon, harvesting 115 acres.
• General Maxwell Taylor spoke to a capacity crowd at Brown Gymnasium at Tarkio College. General Taylor received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Tarkio College.
• Despite an ultra-quiet campaign, more than 2,800 Atchison County voters turned out for Tuesday’s general election. The highlight of the balloting was the magnificent support given Hardin Cox of Rock Port in his race for representative from the newly-created 78th legislative district.
• Temperatures in one week of November ranged from a low of 12 degrees on the 2nd of November to a high of 74 degrees on the 7th of November.
• Junior high students picked up corn at Burr Oak Ranch, thereby gaining $202 for the junior high activity fund.
• A cake show was held at Tarkio Community Building. The Family Living Committee of the University Extension Center offered workshops this fall in cake decorating for women of the county.
November 17, 2016