January 21, 1993
Charles Litherbury and his wife, Dolores, will be traveling to the 1993 Corn Classic thanks to ICI Seeds and the Brownfield Radio Network. The annual event will be held February 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas. Litherbury, who along with his youngest son Chuck farms 640 acres of corn and soybeans in Atchison County, was one of two Missouri grand-prize winners in a contest sponsored by the two companies.
The 63rd annual Fairfax Invitational Basketball Tournament began last Wednesday night, after a two day delay, due to an ice and snow storm that hit the area.
January 18, 1968
Kiwanis Corn Yield Contest participants who received recognition Tuesday are Kenny Osburn who won first place, and Ralph Ball, Burt Smith, Jim Hawkins, John Ball, Mark Mitchell, Scott Hawkins, and Warren Wright.
After a period of some three to four months of waiting, repaired parts have at last been received and installed in the six foot lighted clock S. J. Peterson donated to the Fairfax citizenry. The east face has been without hands during the out-of-repair period, but Monday workmen installed the fixed works and now the clock tells time on both sides.
January 22, 1943
There has been plenty of cold weather the past week. Sunday and Monday frigid temperatures were made worse by high winds that kept most folks shivering, and Tuesday morning came with little wind, but with the mercury reported down from 18 to 21 degrees below zero.
Eighteen below zero is too cold for some types of gas so Mrs. Guy Prime has found out. Cooking at the Prime Cafe is done with gas from an underground tank. The weather was too cold for the gas to flow and as a result no cooking could be done. The restaurant has been closed since Saturday, but will reopen as soon as conditions will allow the use of gas again.