May 26, 1944

• Marine Private First Class Fred W. Wyrick of Tarkio is a member of a small unit which set a new record for amphibious landings in the recent invasion of the Marshall Islands. Wyrick’s unit landed on 33 islands in 23 days, finished up the the assignment by fighting as assault forces in the furious battle for Parry Island in Eniwetok atoll. Most of the 33 landings were made in small boats at night through treacherous surf which constantly menaced the craft and frequently capsized them.

• Tarkio’s airfield became the emergency landing field of a B-17 Flying Fortress about 3 o’clock yesterday morning when a four-motored bomber on a night flight from Kansas City to an unrevealed destination was forced to land. The crew consisted of two officers and six enlisted men. Being a sod field and soggy from recent rains, the large bomber bogged down to more than half over the front wheels when it landed. However, no damage was made to the fortress.

May 22, 1969

• Commencement exercises for 59 Tarkio High School seniors will be held Friday night at eight in the high school gymnasium. Dr. Ernest White, pastor of Wyatt Park Baptist Church of St. Joseph, Missouri, since 1962 will be the speaker. The title of the address is “So You Can Destroy.” Top five seniors are Patty Currie, Nancy Dunham, Terry Freeman, Karen Mehaffey, and Patty Simmons.

• Temperatures in the Tarkio area ranged from a high of 83 degrees on the 15th to a low of 46 degrees recorded on the 19th, according to Lester Morton, local official weather observer.

May 26, 1994

• Members of the Tarkio Elementary School sixth grade class held its annual Rocket Launch on Wednesday, May 18. Sixth grade teachers are Georgia Houghton and Kathy Defenbaugh.

• Students at the Westboro, Missouri, R-IV School held its awards assembly and kindergarten and sixth grade graduation on Thursday, May 19. A special recognition was given to Miss Jane Walter for 16 years of service to the Westboro School District. Miss Walter will not be returning next year.