January 15, 1943
Without doubt the largest farm sale that will be held in Atchison County this season was the Fred Fischer estate sale held last Friday by the administrators of the estate, Mrs. Ella Fischer and George W. Boettner. Receipts totalled more than $23,000.00 and a huge crowd was present to run up the bid on many pieces of farming equipment to far more than the equipment is quoted on the regular market. Scarcity of some implements caused the high bidding. Hubert Siegel, the auctioneer, worked at top speed, but even then it was late in the afternoon before all items had been sold.
January 11, 1968
Gerald (Gabe) Shineman has been hired by the Rock Port R-2 school board for next year as principal of the grade school. The board employed Shineman only for the job as principal. He will not conduct a summer baseball program as in the past or serve as high school football coach next fall.  Shineman, 34, came to Rock Port as head football and track coach in August, 1965.
January 14, 1993
High school vocal and instrumental students from Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska were chosen to participate in the Four State Honor Music Festival at Northwest Missouri State University this Saturday, January 9. The Rock Port students selected were Dolly Armstrong, alto; Martin Carpenter, trumpet; Tara Harmdierks, soprano; James Schaffner, percussion and Amy Taylor, clarinet. Also attending were Marla Pope, clarinet; Amy Slaughter, alto saxophone; Brian Slaughter, trombone (all from Fairfax); and Tasha Beason, soprano; Heath Nuckolls, bass; Chris Hunkins, baritone; Joseph Koeberl, percussion; Tim McEnaney, tenor; Tony Mitchell, tuba; and Tressa Whittington, alto (all from Tarkio).