September 8, 1944
• Some local agriculture students traveled to Kansas City to enter livestock winners in the Midwest Vocational Agriculture Fat Stock Show and Sale. The show is for students of Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Out of 67 calves, 346 hogs, and 250 lambs, Gene Broermann’s 930-pound, 14-month-old Angus calf was the grand champion of the show. The calf won first in the Angus class (bringing $22 in prize money), which qualified him for the grand championship round of all breeds, where he came away the winner (an additional $10 prize money). His grand champion calf sold for $25 per hundred at auction, far above the open market of $17.50.
• Labor Day was taken literally when a large turnout of 32 candidates reported for the opening football practice at Tarkio High School. Eleven of these pigskin warriors are lettermen. Coach Charles Blodgett reports a full schedule until November 10.
September 11, 1969
• “How to be the winner you want to be” will be the topic of Floyd Corbin, internationally known speaker and writer of Los Angeles, California, when he addresses the student body of Tarkio College at Tuesday’s convocation, September 16, in Schechter Auditorium. Corbin’s combination of Irish wit, humor, and practical ideas have earned for him a reputation as one of the most dynamic speakers on the national lecture platform today.
• Jack Millsap and Larry Poppa of Tarkio, owners of a stock car racer, won second place in their class at the Whitehead Speedway one mile east of Nebraska City on Sunday. The men have been racing for seen weeks and this was their most successful race. Millsap is the driver of the car and Poppa is the mechanic.
September 8, 1994
• For the first time that anyone can remember, there is a girl on the junior high football team in Tarkio. Amanda Salmond, a 12-year-old seventh grader, is a tackle and/or guard on the Warrior team. Coach Ed Defenbaugh said, “We don’t give Amanda any special treatment. She requested we treat her the same way we do everyone else. We asked the boys not to treat her differently as well. She has the ability to play with any of the people on our team.”
• Missouri’s child restraint law is now tougher. As of August 28, the child restraint law requires children under the age of four to be in an approved child safety seat in the front and back seats of all motor vehicles. The previous law only required children under four in the back seat to be restrained by a seat belt.