July 8, 1993
• Due to I-29 being closed as a result of water over the road, Tarkio became the detour for motorists traveling the interstate on Monday, July 5. Traffic became intense around 12 noon as motorists hurried through Tarkio, finding alternate routes to get them to their destination. Tarkio Development has been trying to think of ways to get people into Tarkio, but this was a little much.
July 4, 1968
• Tarkio Lions Club decided to start a fundraising project. For a fee of $10 per year, the club will install a bracket at the homes in Tarkio and the surrounding area and on the morning of the 10 holidays in the year they will erect an American flag. They will return in the evening and take the flag down and store it until the next holiday.
• Army Captain George F. Mason, 28, assumed command of the 9th Signal Battalion’s Company C at Camp Bearcat, Vietnam, May 5. The captain’s wife, Terry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Brooks, lives in Tarkio.
July 9, 1943
• But for the fact that shelves in Mrs. Marie Meek’s department at Kirkendoll’s Food Market needed restocking, which necessitated a trip to the basement, fire just starting there would have taken the entire building last Friday afternoon. The prompt action of the clerks in organizing a “bucket brigade” had the fire extinguished in short order and the only damage caused was slightly charred joists and the destruction of nine dozen brooms.
• The City Council hired three new policemen. Five officers were deemed necessary to handle traffic and other duties. James Asbury, operator of the bowling alley, appeared before the body and appealed to the council to repeal the law which prohibits children under 16 years of age from pool halls and bowling alleys. The council declined the appeal after some consideration and instructed the chief of police to enforce the law as it now stands.