September 8, 1944
Evan Peters of Fairfax, who is in France, sends Joyce Bailey a short V-Mail letter in which he says: “Greetings, friends, from the land of sunshine, cognac and Jerries (although the latter are getting scarce). I received my last copy of the Bull Sheet, and needless to say, it was greatly enjoyed. My sergeant major, whose home is in Maryland and doesn’t know anyone in Missouri except myself, is always as anxious to see it as I am. So you see, I am not just flattering you. Keep a keg of beer on ice at Lyle’s for me and say hello to the boys.”
September 11 1969
Theft of a pickup set off one of the strangest stories ever heard by Cpl. Fred Kling of the Missouri State Highway. Sunday, about 3:30 a.m., Mrs. Jack Kelly, Fairfax, heard noises like someone trying to start Jack’s pickup parked out front of the house. Kelly called Kling, who got ready to head out from Tarkio to investigate. Before he could get going the pickup returned and Kelly was instructed to hold the man there until authorities arrived.
“I woke up six miles down the road driving this pickup,” said a 26-year-old man when questioned. “I knew this wasn’t the right vehicle, so I turned around and returned it to Fairfax.” The sleepwalker indicated that he and his companion had been driving hard and pulled up in Fairfax to sleep and the next thing he knew he was headed down the road in the pickup.
The pickup belonging to Tarkio Pelleting Co., had the name all over the truck and wouldn’t have been a good choice for anyone wanting to steal a truck. Both men had plenty of money, and there was no evidence of drinking or use of drugs.
September 8, 1994
Saturday morning August 27,80 golfers teed-off with a shotgun start for the first portion of the 3rd Annual CommuniTEE Benefit Golf Classic with a four person scramble. Proceeds from the event total $29,500. Otis Taylor, Hall of Famer for the Kansas City Chiefs, was on hand to sign autographs, pose for team pictures and visit with the players. Around 193 golfers, guests and area supporters turned out for the steak supper and sports auction held at the Memorial Building.