April 15, 1993
• Monday evening the Fairfax Boy Scouts, under the direction of their leader, Gary Frohn, planted a Northern Red Oak tree in the Fairfax City Park in memory of former Scout leader, Lewis Vaught. The tree was planted east of the stage. The Scouts will be watering it this summer as a Scouting project.
• Get ready…get set..Go for the 8th Annual Pelican Pursuit Running and Walking Events, sponsored by the Development Council of Community Hospital, Saturday, April 24, at Big Lake State Park. A new scenic course has been designed by the chairmen, Matt and Marsha Straub, for this year’s event.
• The Fairfax High School entomology team placed sixth in the district contest in Maryville recently and will compete at the state level on April 15 and 16. This is the first year for FFA advisor Roger Martin’s class to have an entomology team. They had studied bugs in the class taught by Mr. Holtz, so they just combined the two class’ knowledge and took it from there.
April 11, 1968
• The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department was represented by Don Kerr and Jim Harbin at the Rookie Academy in Sedalia April 6 and 7. It featured an intensive 2-day course on practical aspects of fire fighting. Fairfax Fire Chief Harrington said that 122 man hours had been invovled in fighting the 14 rural and one city fire during January, February, and March. Some 11,750 gallons of water were expended.
• The Fairfax R-3 music department students earned 10 I ratings, 7 II ratings, and only 4 III ratings at the annual Spring Music Festival at Maryville last week. The band earned a II. Solos and ensembles receiving the I rating will attend the State Contest at Columbia April 27.
April 16, 1943
• Two hundred ninety-three thousand, nine hundred dollars, or approximately $250 for every man, woman, and child in Atchison County…that is the quota in the Second War Loan Drive. The government of the United States is trying to raise a total of 13 billion dollars in the next few weeks.
• The Missouri River Flood, causing the Burlington to annul some of its main line trains, has interrupted mail service here and mail from both north and south was limited both Tuesday and Wednesday.