February 25, 1944

You’ve probably mailed your 1943 income tax report, think you have settled your obligations to Uncle Sam and can now relax. Think again! Now you’ll have to file an estimate of your 1944 income by March 15 if the blanks are available by that date. In addition you will have to pay one fourth of the tax that will be due above payroll deductions if you are on a payroll. This was provided when the pay as you go plan was adopted last year, and the March 15 payment will really be the first time you are completely under the advance payment plan.

Mrs. Lucille Wade, employed at the McElhiney store, has probably achieved the best bond sales record of any clerk in Rock Port. Without neglecting her usual duties at the store, Mrs. Wade sold bonds amounting to more than $4,000 during the fourth War Loan drive, contacting customers as she waited on them for merchandise sales.

February 27, 1969

A national sports magazine has awarded its “Best in State” citation to Larry Groff, a local fisherman who resides in Rock Port. The award consists of a sterling silver insignia and a parchment certificate commemorating the achievement. Groff won the top award for Missouri by catching a three pound, nine ounce crappie, the largest taken in the Blue Hole Lake west of Watson last May. The state fishing awards program of the magazine embraces all 50 states. Its purpose is to encourage the catching of fish on sporting tackle, and to give recognition to meritorious catches on a state rather than a national level.

Shooting coyotes right off your front porch isn’t the norm in Atchison County, but it sure helps keep the predators numbers down and discourages the rest of the pack. Lennis Million, Tarkio, blasted one from his front porch and added three more for a bounty collection of $10 this week. Others turning in coyotes to Don Husing, County Clerk, for the $2.50 bounty were Larry Morrison, Westboro; Rita Daugherty, Watson; Jerry Welch, Rock Port; and Vernon Rhoades, Rock Port, two.

March 3, 1994

Congratulations to the boys and girls basketball teams for capturing their district titles! Leading in scoring for the boys was Cory Scamman with 36 points followed by Phil Eilers with 27 and Curt Christians with 21. Eilers led in rebounds with 23 followed by Scamman and Christians with 11. Leading in assists was Scamman with 11, followed closely by Tad Gebhards with 10. Leading in scoring for the girls was Mandy Runkles with 32 points followed by Jill Meyerkorth with 30 and Patti Gubser with 24. Leading in rebounds was Meyerkorth with 21, followed by Gubser with 19 and Halley Evans with 15. Runkles led in assists with 9 and Gubser with 4. Leading in steals was Runkles with 10 followed closely by Gubser with 7.