June 23, 1944

The front of the Paramount Theatre is undergoing a “face-lifting,” with a complete rehabilitation of the building. The canopy has been torn down for the rebuilding program, and when the theatre improvements are completed the building will present a considerably altered appearance.

Three boys from the Rock Port and Watson communities left Tuesday for Fulton, Missouri, to attend a week’s session of Boys’ State. Hardin Cox went from Rock Port and Randall Sharp and Billy Moore from Watson. Their trips are sponsored by the American Legion and the Community Club. During the week’s session they will be taught Americanism, the routine of state government and allied subjects. In addition, they will indulge in various sports and entertainments.

June 26, 1969

Rock Port R-2 school cheerleaders are attending a week-long clinic at Maryville College this week. Senior cheerleading team members attending are Diane Rolf, Marcia Lester, Ann Heyen, Fran Cox, Sally Shubat and Patty Shineman. Junior cheerleaders team members attending are Lynn Bailey, Christy Perry, Donna Brockman, Judy Miller and Teresa Miller.

Clarence (C.L.) Squires, Lincoln, Nebraska, has been appointed as the new MFA Insurance agent for Atchison County according to the MFA Insurance Companies, taking over the late Charles M. Burke Agency in Rock Port. Squires, a former resident of St. Joseph, has had five years experience with the company and has completed four of their advanced agent schools.

June 23, 1994

The Garden Club selection of Yard of the Month is the J. R. and Betty Muntz residence at 508 E. Cass Street. The back yard shows the careful planning and thought that has gone into the landscaping and planting. The overall view is pleasing to the eye. The combination of colors along with the greening simply paint a beautiful picture. The lay-out is also creative and accents the lay of the land. 

Rev. F. Allan Bash has accepted a call from the Fairfax-Rock Port Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), beginning July 1. He will hold his first worship service in Fairfax at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3. The two churches have entered into yoked parish arrangement in the calling of a minister. Rev. Bash, his wife Rev. Karen Bash and their six year old son Keenan will reside in the parsonage at Rock Port.