August 18, 1944

• Lightning struck the smoke stack on Thompson Hall of Tarkio College Wednesday night and hurtled the top of it to the ground. On Sunday night, a comparatively new barn on the Mrs. W.F. Marshall farm three miles west of Westboro was completely destroyed by fire from lightning which struck about 9:30 o’clock. Two calves and about 126 tons of baled alfalfa hay were burned. That same night, the Dunham garage was struck by lightning in Westboro, causing the chimney to crack and the rubberized roof to be slightly damaged. East of Tarkio on the Frank Hanna and J.M. Akers farm places, lightning killed cattle, numbering five head on two farms.

• On Main Street Tuesday afternoon, a team of horses hitched to a wagon belonging to Emmet Vance staged a good old fashioned runaway. They crashed into a parked car belonging to Mrs. Don Harrison and tore off the tail light and bent up the fender. After a few blocks, the team, very docile, was stopped with little difficulty. Mr. Vance had left his team standing untied while he was unloading his wagon when they decided to make the run.

August 21, 1969

• A $10,000 donation to Tarkio College from the Goppert Foundation of Kansas was announced today by Charles Knierim of Rock Port. Mrs. Virginia Cox, wife of State Representative Hardin Cox and a member of the Tarkio College Board of Directors, cooperated in obtaining this grant.

• Tarkio will host a tractor pull this Sunday, August 24, at the rodeo grounds, sponsored by the Missouri State High School Rodeo Association, Inc. Numerous contestants are expected to compete for prizes in six different classes.

August 18, 1994

• A Court of Honor was held Sunday, August 14, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Westboro, Missouri, to present Nathan Nelson and Tony Mitchell their Eagle badges. Nathan and Tony are members of the Boy Scout Troop 88 in Tarkio.

• Sickman/Vette Bridge dedication ceremonies and ribbon cutting were held on Thursday, August 11. The old bridge was built in 1930. The new structure is 70 feet long and 25 feet wide and has no load limit.