January 21, 1944

A motion picture, which is being shown at The Paramount Friday and Saturday of this week, has in it an Atchison County young man. He is Alfred Sloey, Jr., brother of Mrs. Harold Luhrs and Mrs. Wayne Kish. He is in a Jimmie Wakely trio in “Cowboy in the Clouds.” Sloey has quite a local reputation as a vocalist and has sung in Rock Port on various occasions. His friends should take this opportunity to see him in the movies.

January 23, 1969

A break-in at the Hippo Melvin Oil Company was solved in two hours and 40 minutes by an efficient team of law enforcement officers Wednesday. The break-in occurred sometime Tuesday night with the discovery not made until 3:10 the following afternoon. Employees at the firm noticed change gone from the cash register when they came to work Wednesday morning, but thought nothing of it. Herbert Melvin, owner, returned from a trip to Kansas City at 3:10 p.m. and noticed the door to his private office open and discovered the latch had been broken. A strong box containing deeds, car registration and other papers was missing along with $75 and a bottle of rum. Sheriff Dean Lane, Deputy Paul Seymour, State Patrol T. E. Pfaff and City Marshal Harold Hulett teamed up to put the pieces together. The suspect admitted his guilt after questioning and the finding of evidence in his auto according to authorities. He was charged with breaking and entering and is in the county jail awaiting formal arraignment.

January 20, 1994

Tad Gebhards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gebhards, is the recipient of the Optimist “Teen-of-the-Month.” Tad has one brother, Tyler, a freshman and one sister, Tawni, a sixth grader. He is a member of the First Lutheran Church, Rock Port, and plans to attend college and play baseball.

On one of the coldest days this winter, the warmth of a handshake was felt among health care officials after completion of an agreement for future health care services benefitting citizens in this Northwest Missouri rural area, last Friday. A leasing agreement will be completed within the next few days between Tiffany Care Centers, Inc. of Mound City and Community Hospital Fairfax for temporary quarters at Pleasant View in Rock Port for the future Rock Port Family Practice Center and home of the new office for Michael Knauss, D.O. and wife, Pat, R.N. Dr. and Mrs. Knauss will be arriving the last part of February and plan to have the family practice center in operation by March 1.