June 4, 1943
James F. (Mosey) Andermann of Rock Port, who was recently transferred from Miami Beach, Florida, to the Army/Air Force Technical Training Command at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been promoted to the grade of private first class.
County Assessor William H. Massingill got off to his year’s assessing chore Tuesday morning. His first work is that of taking merchants’ assessments, which will consume about two weeks. After that he will start the rounds of the county, making real estate and personal property assessments.
May 30, 1968
Rock Port is supporting a new business, Pfeil’s Body Shop, located in the Heckel Produce building at the south end of Main St. Carroll Pfeil has had experience in the body business, with one year’s experience in Rock Port and four years in Auburn, Nebraska. Carroll will specialize in body repair and estimates and glass installation.
Missouri Beef Packers, Inc., is accused of contamination of waterways in the Phelps City – Langdon area by 17 persons signing a petition at a meeting held Monday night at the Langdon school. The group has appealed to the Missouri Water Pollution board for action. Several people have complained of water pollution in their wells while others were complaining of the increase in flies. Conservation agents were brought into the argument and agent Steve Kramer and Missouri Conservation biologist Walter Redmon made a survey of the fish killed in the old Nishnabotna River bed along the seven mile course between Phelps City and Langdon indicating that at least 5,000 had been killed. Quick action by the pollution board is requested in the petition.
May 27, 1993
The Blue Jay spirit is alive and well! The Blue Jay teams proved that hard work and persistence can pay off, as both the young men’s and ladies’ track teams captured first place at state. The boys’ team scored 50.5 points and the girls’ team 56 points! This year’s teams put forth an all out team effort and accomplished a feat paralleled by few schools in the records of state competition. Princeton won both boys and girls state championships in 1992, but this is the second time in the recent history of state records.