September 8, 1944

• Every Atchison County community was represented in the nearly 200 persons from the county who volunteered to contribute a pint of blood to the Red Cross blood bank at St. Joseph August 30 and September 1. Miss Strobel, county nurse, says the response this time was much more generous than at any previous clinic.

• Sgt. Rodney Cloutman, 26, of Athol, Massachussetts, singlehandedly captured 400 Nazi prisoners armed only with a rifle. Capt. J.R. Willingham, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, captured 300 Germans by circling overhead in a plane and hearding them to the Allied armored columns who took charge. Due to this exploit, he has been called the “flying cowboy” of the American Air Forces.

September 11, 1969

• For the fellow who believes this country no longer has rattlers, here is proof otherwise. A young rattlesnake was killed on Highway 46 near the county line by Dewayne Koenig and C.J. Sillers, Jr. They reported having killed one earlier with seven rattlers.

• Phyllis and Terry Swackhamer have returned from a summer tour of Alaska and parts of Canada. They were employed a few weeks in Fairbanks. Terry will be a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Phyllis plans to leave for India soon.

September 8, 1994

• Michelle and Doug Bliss will be leaving for Paris, France, Wednesday, September 7, where Doug will be attending the Ecole Nationale des Ponts el Chaussess’s to receive his MBA in International Business. Their stay in Paris will be approximately 15 months. A farewell dinner was held in their honor Friday, September 2, at The Klub in Mound City.

• In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Hawkins were honored at a supper Saturday evening at the Eagles Nest at Big Lake. Following supper, the group went to the Gaines’ camper at Big Lake and enjoyed a pontoon ride on the lake.