June 30, 1944

John Henry Cox left Wednesday for West Point Military Academy in New York state. He recently received a coveted appointment to this  outstanding military establishment from Senator Harry Truman.

The Missouri River flood has passed its crest in the west part of Atchison County. Farmers have started the task of rehabilitating themselves and are trying to get as near to normal as possible.

Late last week the high water on the Missouri River bottom began falling. Then came an anxious day or two when there was a resurgence of higher water, which may have been caused by the traditional “June rise” of the Big Muddy. This rise has continued into part of the present week and has caused concern.

July 3, 1969

Cheerleaders of the Rock Port R-2 A and B teams attended a cheerleading clinic at Maryville College last week. The A team cheerleaders were Diane Rold, head cheerleader, Sally Shubat, Ann Heyen, Fran Cox, Marcia Lister and Patty Shineman. The varsity squad brought home four outstanding ribbons and one excellent ribbon. Their greatest honor was winning the spirit stick three of the five days of the clinic. Members of the B team were Lynn Bailey, head cheerleader, Christy Perry, Donna Brockman, Judy Miller and Theresa Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pankau are the parents of a son, born June 12 at 10:30. The young man weighed 6 pounds, 14 inches and has been named Gregory Allen. The Pankaus have three daughters: Dawn, 6 1/2; Becky, 4 1/2; and 20-month-old Telisa.

Greg Davison, Craig, Missouri, has been appointed as Deputy Sheriff to Sheriff Paul Seymour of Atchison County.

Greenley’s Market  advertised ‘Independents’ Days specials: charcoal, 99¢ for a 20-pound bag; hot dogs, 49¢; buns, two packages for 49¢; Kitty Clover potato chips, 59¢; catsup, 19¢; ice cream, 1/2 gallon for 69¢; and Shurfine soda pop, 12 cans for $1.

June 30, 1994

Star Hill Prairie Art Institute, located at the old Opp Motel building in Rock Port, will be holding the grand opening of its art resource library, exhibit gallery and gift shop July 8 and 9. The  exhibit gallery will feature a sampling of future exhibits. A contest will be held to identify unique items in an exhibit of antique implements and tools. 

Phil Eilers has been chosen as this month’s Teenager-of-the-Month. Phil is the son of John and Elaine Eilers and has one sister, Jennifer, going into her sophomore year in high school. Phil plans to attend the University of Nebraska and major in Engineering.