January 4, 2007
The second annual chili cook-off will be held January 30. Each elementary class will be making chili using their own secret recipe.
The county has received two donations which will be used to upgrade existing equipment, enabling Atchison County E911 to provide Phase II Wireless Telephone Service within the county.
A reception was held at the Atchison County Courthouse honoring Associate Circuit Judge Kay Graves Rosenbohm upon her retirement.
Fairfax High School will host its annual Fairfax Invitational Basketball Tournament January 8-13, 2007.

January 2, 1992
The Chamber of Commerce Christmas drawing was held December 21. Kara Kemerling and Dusty Collins were the winners of the bicycles.
Hunter’s advertised “Warm Up To Our Winter Food Values” – bacon, $1.19 per pound; split fryer breasts, $1.49 per pound; potatoes, 10 pound bag for 79¢; carrots, two bags for 89¢; and lettuce, 49¢ per head.
Fairfax businesses with Christmas greetings in the Fairfax Forum included: Rogers, Helen’s Place, Depot Car Wash, Stoner Machine Shop, Dooley’s Deli, Simmons MFA Service, Burke & Sons Lumber, Fairfax Implement, East End, Countryside Florist, Fairfax Agency, D.A. Martin Construction, Ag Power, and Exchange Bank of Fairfax.

December 29, 1966
Newell D. Green will travel his rural mail route for the last time on Friday, December 30, after more than 39 years as rural carrier from the Fairfax Post Office. He received his appointment and started duties when O.J. White was postmaster.
Pre-Christmas weather gave little hope for a white Christmas, but two days later snow set in early in the morning and by nightfall had piled up to a depth of seven or eight inches.
The Cloverleaf 4-H Club held a Christmas caroling party December 15. Members attending were: Nita Harmes, Loyal Kennel, Danny and Mike Deatz, Wesley Windhorst, Ricky Nauman, Jim Jones, Barbara Noellsch, Robert Resler, Lena and Donnie Tallant, Joy and Ricky Wilson, James Thompson, Kathy Muldrew, and Marion Oswald.
Fairfax has entered the 1966 National Cleanest Town Achievement Award Contest. The contest, which is the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States, is sponsored by the National Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up Bureau.