March 3, 1994

• America’s craziest and most unpredictable sport – donkey basketball – will be featured at the Tarkio High School Gym Tuesday, March 8. The teams participating will include Tarkio Hy-Vee, Tarkio Lions Club, THS/C.A.T., and a team from Fairfax, Missouri. There will also be some other fun games played including a diaper the donkey contest and an egg-in-the-spoon relay.

• More snow came to Tarkio on Monday, February 28. The snow ended late evening, but not before dropping an additional two inches on the already snow-covered ground. Weather forecasts are calling for tempertures in the lower 60s on Thursday, March 3, and upper 60s on Friday, March 4.

February 27, 1969

• The Tarkio Indians boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both won the 275 Conference Tournament. The girls’ team finished second in the Conference overall with a 6-2 record. The boys’ team finished first overall with an 8-0 Conference record.

• Dr. Joe Dolan, one of the nation’s recognized authorities on the control of athletic injuries, will be the principal speaker for the Athletic Banquet to be held Tuesday night, March 4, at Eppley Lounge. The banquet is an annual affair, held each spring to honor Tarkio high school and college athletes, sponsored by interested business and professional men of the community.

March 3, 1944

• When customers and friends of the Farmers and Valley Bank step into the marble faced lobby of the building, they enter one of the most modern banking rooms in northwest Missouri. The entire interior has been redecorated and has been given an appearance of light and spaciousness. New low-type counter fixtures of dark walnut made with plate glass, which is part clear and part sand blast finish, are mounted on the marble wainscoting. The rich mahogany woodwork and furniture have been refinished and are striking in contrast to the light peach tint of the walls and ivory dado. The beams of the ceiling are painted ice green and the panels are ivory. New equipment has also been added, and large plate glass mirrors are being installed in the special vault which contains 400 safety deposit boxes of the two-key type.

• George H. Kaufman, editor and publisher of the Tarkio Avalanche, died at his home in this city Thursday afternoon, following a heart attack which he had suffered about an hour and a half earlier. Mr. Kaufman was a native of Kansas and was born at Kiowa on December 1, 1897. In 1921, he and his brother-in-law, L.H. Sommer, came to Tarkio and bought The Avalanche from John Frazier. Four years later, Mr. Kaufman bought the interest of Mr. Sommer and has since operated the paper.