September 15, 1944

• Anyone who can read the Norwegian language will be greatly welcomed by the county Red Cross office in Tarkio. The office has received a message which was sent from Oslo, Norway, on March 22 through the Norwegian Red Cross and cleared through the International Red Cross at Geneva, Switzerland. The message is written in Norwegian and addressed to someone in “Westbury, Missouri,” but appears likely that Westboro was the intended address.

• Workmen are raising a rather unusual smoke stack on the heating plant at Tarkio College these days. In fact, the new chimney is proving to be quite a point of interest to local citizens. It is of radial brick construction, the bricks are curved in shape making the chimney circular. It is to be 90 feet in height from the base with 50 feet already completed.

September 18, 1969

• Joseph Stevenson Miller of Tarkio was presented with a certificate recognizing 50 years membership in the American Legion by Howard Crites, Fourth District Commander. Mr. Miller is a charter member of Allen-Schiffern American Legion Post No. 199 of the American Legion in Tarkio.

• Betty’s Fashion Shop and Painters Standard Service were broken into late Saturday night and property was stolen. At the service station, items stolen included about $7 in pennies, two cartons of cigarettes, two 8:15×15 tires and a set of 3/8 drive socket wrenches. The dress shop missing items including clothing, all in one size, jewelry and other stock, including items on one of the display window mannequins. City Police Officer J.C. Henson, who discovered the burglaries, had a startling moment as he entered the shop and saw the denuded figure sticking out from under a counter.

September 15, 1994

• For an evening of fun with music, come see, hear, and enjoy the River City Ramblers on Tuesday, September 20. Begin the evening at the new Walnut Inn Restaurant in Tarkio for cocktails and a menu of seafood, gumbo, salad, Louisiana fried catfish, red beans, Cajun rice, fruit tarts, and a beverage.

• The Indians’ football team defeated Essex, Iowa, 30-13, putting their season record at 2-0. The Lady Indian golfers opened their season with a win over Rock Port, defeating the Lady Blue Jays 234 to 246.

• The six-horse hitch “Country’s Reminisce Hitch” has successfully completed its historic journey from Maine to California. The champion Belgian draft horses spent 16 months walking across the United States and finally finished the first ever coast-to-coast journey August 12 when they returned to Centerville, Iowa. They made two stops in Tarkio while on their journey, October 1993 and July 1994.