July 21, 1944

• Another strike of oil in Atchison County was made this week when, on Monday evening, Dan Short, independent operator, announced a good showing of oil in Giffen No. 1 well at a depth of 1,340 feet. This well is located only a half mile from the city limits of Tarkio on the northwest outskirts and approximately five miles northwest of the Cities Service company’s five producing wells.

• Twelve years ago, Mrs. Frank Jones lost her gold band wedding ring in wash water which was emptied in her garden. A search at the time was in vain. But when Mrs. Jones was working her garden Wednesday she noticed a bright gleam on a clod in the garden and upon investigation she discovered the lost ring.

• High school girls and boys from Tarkio, Rock Port, and Fairfax, and boys from Sidney, Iowa, have been transported daily this week to the farms of Ralph and Vern Seymour between Tarkio and Fairfax to detassel corn. As hybrid seed has become a requirement for many farmers, the tops of each alternate row of corn tassels must be taken off before the pollen matures. About 150 German prisoners of war are employed on the 800 acres of the Seymour farms and are transported daily from the Clarinda, Iowa, prisoner of war camp.

July 24, 1969

• Carol Van Hoozer of Tarkio was the 1st place winner of the Halter Showmanship (over 13) and Janice Espey was 2nd place in the 2nd annual 4-H Horse Show held Sunday at the Tarkio arena. Gayle Seymour of Fairfax was the 1st place winner and her brother, Lane Seymour, was 2nd in the over 13 grooming event at the 4-H Horse Show.

• The parade Friday afternoon in connection with the Missouri State Championship High School Rodeo in Tarkio was certainly one of the most colorful ones seen here in recent years. There were tiny pony-drawn carts and the latest in massive mechanized farm machinery, as well as saddle clubs and individual riders. The parade was led by Past Rodeo Board President Jack Kelly, mounted on the conventional rodeo quarter horse, and Rich Grebe, astride a petite burro, followed by the members of the Rodeo Board attired in flaming red western shirts riding horses. One livening view was of a “passionate purple” tractor painted by its owner.

July 21, 1994

• Gerald and Barb Hess of Tarkio are the new owners of The Whiskey Barrel, located at 208 Main Street in Tarkio, formerly known as J & K Spirits. Other employees are Kris Traughber, Janet Hess, and Christina Smith. The business will specialize in movie, VCR, and Nintendo game rentals, crafts, cold beer, candy, cold pop, snacks, and spirits.

• After raising $35,000 for airfare, vehicle transportation, and other travel fees, the Guam Association of Youth Athletics Club will be able to send an All-Star team to participate in the upcoming 1994 11 & Under Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series in Tarkio.