May 26, 1944

• Lieutenant Colonel Jesse L. Perkins, USMC, 49, of Fairfax, Missouri, was recently appointed Commanding Officer of the Guard Battalion of the Marine Corps Base in San Diego, California. Just returned from 15 months of active duty overseas, Colonel Perkins has had 27 colorful and notable years of service with the Marine Corps, winning the coveted Navy Cross for “individual gallantry in action” in Haiti in 1920.

• The Forum is soon to become a Main Street institution having last week purchased the two-story building which for many years was used as a meat market and grocery, just west of the former Farmers Bank building. The building was purchased from Clem Peters, who only recently purchased it and the former bank building from John Muster of St. Joseph.

May 22, 1969

• Kiwanians were treated to a conducted tour of the almost-completed hospital wing by S.J. Peterson, supervisor of the project, following Tuesday’s noon luncheon meeting. Many of the club members had not viewed the hospital construction as it progressed and expressed themselves favorable to the features the facility incorporates.

• Sunday night, May 11, found 27 seniors and two sponsors leaving the school house for a journey to Red Oak, where they got on the train for Chicago and toured the city for two days before heading home.

May 26, 1994

• The Fairfax High School track teams came home from the 1A Missouri State Track and Field Championships with several medals. Brian Slaughter won the 800 Meter Run. Megan Smith, Kenna Demott, Heidi Heitman, and Molly Harding placed 2nd in the 3200 Meter Relay. Molly Harding in the 800 Meter Run finished fourth.

• Brice Ball of Fairfax received a new Huffy “Mud Slinger” bicycle from Community Hospital, Fairfax Development Council. Brice won the bicycle for collecting the most pledges in the Pelican Pursuit.

• The 75th annual Fairfax Alumni Banquet was held Friday evening, May 20, with 298 in attendance. The theme was “Diamonds are Forever.”