May 26, 1944

A chartered bus from Kansas City brought a group of seven high school boys to Rock Port last Friday for placement on Atchison County farms, where they will work this summer. The seven were taken to various farms and all have agreed to take jobs for the summer months. The boys returned to Kansas City Sunday evening to complete the school year and will return to Atchison County extension service and Kansas City school authorities. The seven who came here were part of a full bus load which left Kansas City, the others being dropped off at intermediate points. Further groups will be brought in over the next two weekends, to see if other boys can be placed here for the summer.

May 29, 1969

A grant for $165,000 that will allow Missouri’s regional diagnostic clinics to expand their educational programs has been awarded the Division of Mental Diseases. The eight clinics will use a portion of these funds, coming from the U.S. Office of Education to begin pilot projects aimed at preparing slow learners and mentally handicapped children for entry into regular school, special education or state training school programs.

A group of Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts will leave July 14 from Rosecrans Field in St. Joseph to attend a ten day National Scout Jamboree at Farragut, Iowa. Fifty-six area boys will attend, with six from Rock Port: John and Jim Cox, Bryan and Mark Cox, Jim Polson and Bob Phelps. This will be the first National Jamboree any of these boys have attended.

May 26, 1994

The Rock Port Blue Jays score another first in the history of state competition. By both teams winning at the State Championship Track and Field, the Blue Jays are the first school to have both boys’ and girls’ teams win back to back, 1993 and 1994. Both teams have done well over the years and records fall each year. This year was no exception and the season and state results reflected their work and dedication.