March 3, 1994

• On February 26, the Fairfax Junior High Band students attended the Northwest Missouri State University Junior High Music Festival in Maryville. Fairfax entered 22 solos and ensembles and received 17 I ratings, two II ratings, and three III ratings.

• The first really big winter storm occurred last Tuesday when about eight inches of snow fell. Strong winds whipped the snow around Wednesday leaving four foot drifts in many places. School was closed two days and one night of the District basketball tournament was called off until the next. Monday afternoon another snow storm moved through Fairfax and left three inches of snow.

February 27, 1969

• The Kiwanis Club of Fairfax is sponsoring an entertaining show at the high school auditorium Friday evening, February 28, as they present the Pony Expressmen from St. Joseph. The Pony Expressmen, a barbershop chorus, was organized in 1958.

• Opening Saturday, March 1, will be a new business in Fairfax to be known as C-P Outlet. It is located in the Wilber Schooler building and owners are Gary Cooper and Richard Pearce. Mr. Cooper is a district representative for Na-Churs Fertilizer, and products of his firm will be featured, as well as a variety of other items, including seeds. A unique feature will be a soda fountain, complete with mirrored backboard and counter. Mr. Pearce, a knowledgeable antique collector, will have a display of items for sale.

March 3, 1944

• Marion Carter has purchased the Dean Hindman property, located one block south of the vocational ag building. The consideration was $3,650. Mr. Carter and family have lived in the property for the past several weeks.

• According to an estimate of the federal census bureau, Atchison County on last November 30 had a population of only 10,410, a loss of 2,487 since the April 1940 census, which gave the population as 12,897. In percentage the loss is 19.3.