August 26, 1993
• The Mule Barn Theatre Guild is announcing that BINGO is moving from the basement of the Walnut Inn in Tarkio to the “old Super Chevy building” located at 2nd and Main Streets in Tarkio. The Mule Barn Theatre Guild has been operating BINGO for over a year with proceeds going to maintain the Walnut Inn. There has been an average of 70 to 80 players in attendance weekly at Bingo during the past year.
• The Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri, has sent a 27 foot tractor trailer truckload of items for flood victims in northwest Missouri. Under the direction of the Tarkio and Westboro United Methodist Churches and Tarkio/Westboro Ministerial Alliance, the items are being distributed to area flood victims.
August 22, 1968
• Recent visitors to the Tarkio College campus were Mrs. Momoko Yamada and her daughter, Mariko, Tokyo, Japan. Mariko attended Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda for the past two years and has returned to the area to attend Tarkio College as a freshman.
• After expenses, approximately $1,000 was cleared by the Mule Barn Opera House Company on its highly entertaining production of “Carnival.” The musical was seen by capacity or near-capacity houses nightly July 15-21 at the Mule Barn in Tarkio.
August 27, 1943
• F.R. Elton, captain of the depot gang victory gardeners, was exhibiting a cucumber on Main Street yesterday that was really a daisy. It weighed 2 1/2 pounds, was 10 inches long, and 11 inches in circumference. It may not be the grand champion for size but we think the growers are entitled to a leather medal or something.
• Prominent pioneer Clark McConnell, 84, former county judge, was buried Wednesday. He served as presiding judge of the county court from 1915 to 1919 and was considered one of the most substantial citizens in the county. He and his family lived in Atchison County for the past 49 years and for several years after coming to this county, Mr. McConnell was associated with the Rankin farms, but for the past forty years he has operated his own farm.