September 22, 1944

The Rock Port Blue Jays start the 1944 football season Friday on the local athletic field, when Nebraska City comes to inaugurate the current season. A number of local football enthusiasts went to Nebraska City last Friday evening to watch the Nebraskans’ contest with Shenandoah in their opening game. Last year Rock Port won over Nebraska City on the latter’s field, the score being 7-6 and the margin of victory the added point after touchdown. It is hoped tonight’s game will again result in a victory for the Blue Jays.

September 25, 1969

The new Washeteria is now open in Rock Port and operated by Mrs. Louis “Pat” Leseberg, Rock Port. Aside from the new business venture, Mrs. Leseberg and her husband farm several hundred acres on the river bottom, west of Phelps City. She is also the mother of four children: Candy 16, Scott 11, Lou Ann 9, and Mike 6. The Washeteria will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. The business is located at 209 S. Main and features all new equipment. There are 14 washers and five dryers for the housewife’s convenience and it is air conditioned for comfort. There is an attendant on duty.

September 22, 1994

Movies playing at area theaters were: “Forrest Gump,” “Time Cop” and “Terminal Velocity” at the Pioneer Theater in Nebraska City, Nebraska; “Little Rascals” at the Rock Port movie theater; and “It Could Happen to You” at the Colonial Theater, Hamburg, Iowa.

Congratulations to the Rock Port runners in the Popcorn Day 10,000 meter and 2 mile runs. Mianne Underwood took first in the women’s overall, Raymond Underwood took first in his division, and Stephanie Erdman took third in her divison.