June 30, 1944

• Friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Macrander gathered at their home near Westboro Sunday to cultivate their corn and put up hay. Because of illness which had confined Mr. Macrander to his home, he had been unable to attend to his crops. Eight tractors were in operation at an early hour and the work was completed quickly. The haying crew finished their work before noon and assisted in the tractor work in the afternoon. A basket dinner including homemade ice cream was served by the women of the community at the home of Clifford Winstead.

July 3, 1969

• 4-H Clubs from throughout the county met at the Tarkio College Chapel Saturday, June 21, for the annual Share-The-Fun event. A fine audience watched six 4-H clubs conduct different skits. The first place trophy went to Farmers City 4-H Club with the performance “Hill Billie Go 4-H,” starring Debbie Nelson, Mike Peregrine, Bobby Vette, Janet Vette, Nancy Hull, Evelyn Peregrine, Gary Peregrine, Donnie Broermann, Judee Ohrt, and Paula Ohrt.

• A total of 368 people attended the Flight Breakfast and Fly-In at the Tarkio Airport. A 1942 bi-plane was the oldest plane at the fly-in and the plane that flew the most miles was flown by Rhett Sears from Ainsworth, Nebraska, 305 air miles.

June 30, 1994

• Marla Riley, daughter of Carl and Carolyn Riley of Tarkio, was working as a clerk at Winchell’s Donut Store in Independence, Missouri, when a family rushed in needing to use a phone to call for help because their 8-month-old baby was choking on a piece of candy. Marla, who is a trained medical assistant, rushed to the rescue and used the Heimlich maneuver on the infant, saving the boy’s life.

• Elsie Fae Rhoades’ article “Five Generations of Carpenters: Three in Tarkio” was a great story about the McCoys and their contributions to building Tarkio homes and churches from the ground up. Little tidbits she added included: “After WWII and the atom bomb, people were urged to build bomb shelters. Dr. Niedermeyer had Meryle McCoy build a bomb shelter beneath his office. Ryland Coe said that Meryle’s estimate for building Ryland’s house missed the price by only forty dollars (this was later the Thelma and Jim Woolsey house). Danny told me he thought he knew how to build a fence, until he built one for Aunt Edna.”