July 28, 1944

Another of Rock Port’s modern homes changed hands last week when Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wells sold their residence to J. T. Bentley of Watson, who operates the Watson elevator. Possession will be given September 1st. The property which changes hands has been in the Wells family for many years and became the home of Judge and Mrs. Wells when they moved to Rock Port from their farm south of Phelps City. Mr. and Mrs. Bentley and family, who have been without a home in Watson since the property they occupied changed hands, have been living in Hamburg, but have for some time hoped to secure a home in Rock Port.

July 31, 1969

Another strike is slowing work at the atomic power plant just south of Brownville, Nebraska, according to Omaha and Consumers Public Power Districts. The strike began at Ft. Calhoun Monday at noon when pickets prevented 360 men from working. By Tuesday the strike had spread to Brownville where 500 workmen refused to cross the picket lines. According to officials the strike is a dispute over which workers are supposed to do what work with the operating engineers of the opinion that the electricians are doing some of the work that the engineers should be doing. This is just one of the strikes and delays that has put the project about four months behind schedule.

July 28, 1994

Perry’s Tobacco & Grocery is now under the management of Danny and Kim Perry who purchased the establishment from his uncle. Danny and Kim have two children, Devon and Kade. Perry’s currently features live bait, a small line of fishing tackle, an expanded line of grocery items, microwave sandwiches, family and adult movie rentals and in the near future they will be selling hunting and fishing permits.

Mark Anthony McKenney, 20, and Christi Ann Symser, 18, both of Rock Port, Missouri, were married on July 16, 1994, by Rev. Timothy P. Carey at Rock Port.