August 27, 1943
Rock Port’s first attempt to stage a rodeo and horse show in twenty years proved a success Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of last week. The show was sponsored by the Rotary Club, with the cooperation of James Glenn of the Rock Port sales pavilion. Gene Dierks deserves the personal credit for putting across the entertainment. The rodeo was well received and gave the spectators the anticipated thrills, but from general expressions heard after the shows, it was the horse show on the three nights that caught the crowd’s fancy. Everyone appreciates good horse flesh and the animals which were put through their paces gave the spectators genuine pleasure.
August 22, 1968
Rock Port Mobile Homes’ new trailer court opened for business this week. Full concrete patios and sidewalks on 70 x 50 foot lots for 27 trailers have been completed. The company also handles trailer sales. The court is located about 1.5 miles west of Rock Port on Highway 136 just west of the Highway Department maintenance building and north of the old highway. Sewer, propane gas, water, electrical and telephone services are available at each trailer site. The streets have been graveled and asphalt will be added next year. Bill Corken, a stockholder in the corporation, said the trailer court site has space to eventually handle more than 50 trailers. He said there is a possibility of other developments at the site later.
August 26, 1993
Gordon and Gladys Clifton of Rock Port will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on September 2, 1933, in Rock Port, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Clifton both worked at the Citizens Bank & Trust in Rock Port. Mr. Clifton also worked for FDIC, ASCS and was Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Atchison County. Those helping them celebrate this momentous occasion were the children of their late son Jon: Mike Clifton, Tarkio; Matt Clifton, Mound City; and Melinda Dudeck, Oregon; five great- grandsons and daughter-in-law Lois of Mound City.