May 19, 1944
• Dr. William Murchie, D.D., of Wichita, Kansas, and well-known throughout Tarkio and the vicinity, will preach at the Sunday Morning worship service in the United Presbyterian Church. Dr. Murchie comes to Tarkio at this time being one of the members of the class who graduated from Tarkio College 50 years ago.
• The Tumble Inn restaurant was sold to Forrest McGinnis by Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Brooks in a deal consummated this week. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks have operated the cafe the past 17 years, but due to impaired health conditions and the shortage of labor, they sold. Mr. McGinnis will be the manager of the cafe.
• Commencement exercises tonight at 8 o’clock at the high school auditorium will mark the final activities for the current school year when Dr. George Vick, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Joseph, will deliver the commencement address to a class of 21. The group of five students ranking highest in scholarship includes Esther Belle, Duane Bay, Betty Cooper, Alice Kaufman, and Lydia Lou Stickerod.
May 15, 1969
• George Henry, David Grossman, and Mike Hale were presented with the highest rank in Boy Scouts Sunday in a Court of Honor held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
• The contract for the nursing home to be built by the Tarkio Development Corporation, Inc. (TDC) was signed Monday by George Knepper, TDC president, and Dr. R.L. Espey, TDC secretary, with Witt and Juckette Construction Co., Inc. of Iowa. The contract for $300,000 will build a 60 bed unit with dining facilities, chapel, barber shop, and beauty shop. There will be private and semi-private rooms and the home will include a TV lounge area and a specialized activity center. The home will be located on the former Van Lueven property in the 800 block of North Third Street. Construction will begin as soon as $150,000 worth of stock is sold by the TDC.
May 19, 1994
• Sixth graders at Tarkio Elementary spent Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, on a campout at Charity Lake in Atchison County. The group was accompanied by their teachers, Georgia Houghton and Kathy Defenbaugh, as well as several members of Atchison County’s law and conservation departments.
• St. Paul’s Catholic Parish is pleased to announce that three young parishioners received the sacrament of First Holy Communion during mass on Sunday, May 1, 1994. They were Bryan Amthor, son of Barry and Joni Amthor; Kenny Gordon, son of Kenneth Gordon; and Nicole Talbott, daughter of Ken and Patty Talbott.