September 29, 1944

• Dr. S.J. Peterson of Fairfax purchased the residence property on highway No. 4 next to the filling station formerly occupied by the Sinclair Oil Company, from Dave Chaney last week. Dr. Peterson will use the property as a tenant house.

• A one-act play (“A Bargain’s a Bargain”) cast has been chosen for the first production of the Tarkio College dramatic society. Professor J. Ralph Neale, director of dramatics, expresses enthusiasm over the splendid response of some 30 candidates for try-outs this past week.

October 2, 1969

• Robert Short, author of The Gospel According To Peanuts, the No. 1 best-selling paperback of 1965, and The Parables Of Peanuts, among the top bestsellers of 1968, will give a color-slide program on the theology of Peanuts at the Convocation Program in Schechter Auditorium October 2.

• Men started Tuesday to raze an old building on Tarkio’s Main Street owned by Ray Simpson. The two story structure most recently housed a cafe and an upstairs apartment and in years past was a doctor’s office. The back part of the building was destroyed by fire some months ago.

• Saturday, October 4, will be Pancake Day in Tarkio with members of the Tarkio Chamber of Commerce doing duty as chefs and the Business and Professional Women will be dishwashers. The eating place will be the Walnut Inn with all-you-can-eat pancakes and accompaniments available all day long for one dollar.

• Four young men with a great deal of imagination plus a generous helping of courage have undertaken an ambitious business venture in Tarkio with the opening of “The Low Rent Pizza.”  “Dirty Ernie” Cummings, Bob Sloss, Greg Onasch and Chuck Irish, all Tarkio College students, opened the business in the old Harvey building adjacent to “The Establishment,” owned by the First National Bank.

September 29, 1994

• The Atchison County Fire Fighters Association is now back in action. This organization was started several years ago in order to help provide training and information to the county fire departments in the event of a major fire or accident when mutual aid is needed. Reorganization of the board has taken place and those elected were: President – Tim Taylor, Rock Port; Vice-President – Charlie Bolin, Tarkio; Secretary/Treasurer – Brian Curry and Dennis Bowlin, Fairfax.

• The Tarkio Indians’ Varsity Football Team picked up its fourth win of the 1994 campaign on Friday, September 23, with a 21-6 win over Princeton. Both Grand River Conference teams went into the game with 3-0 records.

• Michael and Anna Klosek have made available for public viewing at Tarkio Elementary School a 1789 issue of the New York Daily Gazette. This newspaper contains President Washington’s inaugural address.