December 10, 1943

The corn show which Melvin Bros. Oil Co. held at its service station on North Main street last Saturday brought in some excellent products of Atchison County fields. The entries were not large, but the quality of grain exhibited was good. The winners in the several classes were as follows: Ten ears yellow: Merle Vogler, 1st; Herbert Grebe, 2nd; Emmett Block, 3rd; John Gerdes, 4th. Three ears yellow: W.G. Oswald, 1st; Herbert Grebe, 2nd; John Gerdes, 3rd. Single ear yellow: Donald Wolf, 1st; Joe Marlatt, 2nd; James Frede, 3rd. Popcorn: Joe Marlatt, 1st; L.E. Garst, 2nd; Herbert Grebe, 3rd; Gus Minter, 4th.

December 12, 1968

Open house will be celebrated Sunday at the “New Betty’s Hilltop Cafe” two miles west of Rock Port. This newest eating establishment is putting the final touches on the decor before opening for business. Owners Mr. and Mrs. Harmon are justly proud of their fine restaurant which they planned from the ground up. Friends and customers will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of space, well-planned layout and tasteful furnishings and decoration which Mrs. Harmon has incorporated in the establishment. The dining room is 30×44 and finished in turquoise, tangerine and gold motif with a white brick fireplace in the corner. The tap room features unique chairs and tables made out of dozens of old horse harness hames by Paul Hutsell. Added features are horse collar swinging gates, cream can ash cans, wall bracket lights and horseshoes to offset the 30 foot bar. Wall brackets will light the room which will feature 3.2 beer.

December 9, 1993

Rock Port will have a new family soon and the city has a new Chief of Police. Dan Allen has accepted the position as Chief of Police and he and his wife Patty have been looking at property and they plan to get the family moved by early January. The Allens have three children: Emily, 16, a 10th grader; Sarah, 12, in the 7th grade; and Cooper, 11, is in the 5th grade.

The Rock Port varsity boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Mound City Tournament the week of November 29 to December 3. The girls placed first in the championship game against the Tarkio Indians with a score of 62 to 49. Mandy Runkles led in scoring with 18 points, followed by Jill Meyerkorth with 17 points and Halley Evans with 16 points. The boys placed third, defeating Mound City 64 to 49. Curt Christians led in scoring with 18 points, followed by Cory Scamman with 17 points.