August 11, 1944
• Miss Rachael Wright of Tarkio has been employed by the local board of education to teach the fifth grade during the coming school year. Miss Wright is a graduate of Tarkio College and for several years was supervisor of music in Nodaway County schools.
• Proceeds from the advance sale of tickets for the benefit movie “Jam Session” to be given at the Tarkio Theater next Wednesday and Thursday will be added to the Calf Club fund which has been created by the American Legion here for World War II veterans. The fund was established by the Legion with plans to build a club house for returning soldiers, sailors, and marines.
August 14, 1969
• The Tarkio Fire Department substituted tree watering of the new evergreens planted along the new cemetery road for their regular meeting. Present to use approximately 1,400 gallons of water for the young trees were Fire Chief Guy Mather, Secretary-Treasurer Delbert Greever, and firemen Ned Seymour, Kenneth Lindsay, Larry Morehouse, Bruce Hogue, and Jerry Roberts.
• The Atchison County 4-H Judging Team placed fourth at the District Contest. Team members included Steve Houts, John Ball, Alan Wessler, Gerald Kirby, Janette Wessler, Dave Frede, Bruce Kirby, Chad Freeman, and Susan Wessler.
August 11, 1994
• The Hawaii Rainbows defeated the Tennessee Tigers 8-3 to win the C.A.B.A. 11 & Under World Series Championship in Tarkio. This year’s tournament was full of controversy regarding whether certain players on Puerto Rico’s team were actually too old to be playing. After an Ohio team refused to play Puerto Rico and birth certificates of players on the Puerto Rico team were deemed suspect by Atchison County Judge Kay Rosenbohm, the team withdrew from the tournament.
• KTRX 93.5 Radio Station in Tarkio recently closed its doors to business according to officials with KMZU Radio in Carrollton, Missouri. The reason for the closure was “There was not enough revenue to run it.” Just before the closing of KTRX in Tarkio, KMZU added a new affiliate station by purchasing 71 WHB, an AM radio station in Kansas City, Missouri.