The Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary will be conducting a county-wide Drug Take-back Event on Saturday, June 3, 2017. There is no charge for this service. Collection sites will be open in Fairfax, Tarkio and Rock Port. (See details on page 6.)
This weekend the Atchison County community was reminded how fragile life really is as five teens were nearly killed in a single car wreck. Everyone needs to hug their children and grandchildren, tell them you love them, and remind them to buckle up when they get into a vehicle. I can say that I’m proud to be a part of the Rock Port Fire Department, but this accident hit too close to home for me. This was the most difficult accident I have ever worked in my 25 years on the department. I can’t explain what was going through my mind seeing the look on the parents’ faces as I passed through them to get to the girls. Many THANKS go out to all the personnel who, without any question, ran down into that ditch to extricate two young ladies who were still trapped in the car. Hopefully everyone can learn something from this incident.