August 26, 1993
• Amanda Burke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burke of Fairfax, was crowned Miss Fairfax 1993. In the Little Miss and Mr. Fairfax contest, the honors went to Shelby Zirfas and Tyson Miller. J.T. and Myrtle Whitford of Fairfax were selected as the 1993 Parade Marshals by the Fairfax Optimist Club.
• The Fairfax R-III School District will have an 8 hour period day in high school this year, replacing the 7 period day. The additional period was added in hopes to helping students take a few other subjects.
August 22, 1968
• The first of the week a work crew made up of CB&Q and Missouri State Highway personnel totalling at least 35 men along with much heavy equipment, moved in to go to work on the rail crossing about three miles north of Fairfax on Hwy. 59. The condition was brought about some two years ago when the highway department added black top to the road surface, making it several inches higher. Nothing was done at the crossing until now, so the drop off has existed far too long.
• Harold Volker moved his office from Broadway to the Richard L. Pearce building on Main Street last weekend.
August 27, 1943
• “Star Spangled Rhythm,” one of the really big film productions of the year, is coming to the Crescent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week. Probably no other producer ever brought together so many favorite stars for one picture as will be seen in this big feature show – 43 in all.
• The three-room residence of Conrad Holterman in Milton was completely destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, as well as practically all of the contents. The blaze is thought to have started from an oil stove and the flames spread so rapidly it was impossible to get help in sufficient time to save the building and contents.