July 7, 1944

• The community cannery is operating at the City Park and on Wednesday and yesterday, the canning of green beans during two morning periods resulted in more than 150 quarts. The best of equipment is available with a trained instructor, F.L. Dunivin of the high school.

• Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooper are planning to open a restaurant about August 1 on Main Street in the stand formerly occupied by the Merrill Johnson Furniture store. Carpenters are making repairs to the building and putting in a balcony for a special dining room.

July 10, 1969

• From the time Friday afternoon’s parade starts down Main Street until the last trophy is placed in the hands of a contestant, the 14th annual Missouri State High School Championship Rodeo will bring thrills, action, and entertainment to the hundreds of persons who will attend the event. Leading the parade will be Jack Kelly, Sr., in past years one of the major promoters of the high school rodeo. With his wife, Ruth, Jack helped organize the Tarkio Rough Riders, the original sponsoring organization.

• Kayla Musch and Wayne Gelston play the title roles in Hansel & Gretel in the two performances this weekend in the air-conditioned Mule Barn Theatre. The “wicked witch” is portrayed by Bill Beamon and the woodman is played by John Mariano.  

July 7, 1994

• Tarkio Development Corporation has loaned $50,000 to Youth Services International (YSI), Inc. The no-interest loan is to be paid back over four years. 

• Tarkio High School English literature teacher Doris Ann Schmidt and her husband, Jack, chaperoned seven area youth on an education travel program to London, Paris, Lucerne, and Heidelberg. The trip was sponsored by the American Council for International Studies (ACIS). Tarkio High School students Tasha Beason, Melanie Smith, Linda Moore, and Brian Vette, Fairfax High School students Dustin Barnes and Chris Smith, and Nancy Stevens, granddaughter of Mary Hackett, were the students who went on the trip.