November 10, 1944
• Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for a fourth term as President of the United States and Phil M. Donnelly was elected Governor of Missouri in Tuesday’s election.
• John Gibson of Craig, who shucked 37 bushels and two pounds of corn in 80 minutes, won the shucking contest at Maitland Saturday and a $25 cash prize. Opal Herron of Rock Port was second with 36 bushels and 21 pounds. His prize was $15. A muddy field slowed down the contestants. About 750 people attended.
• Fairfax’s new locker plant is now open and ready for business and already, many are making use of its facilities. The plant is one of the most modern in this section of the state and has 580 lockers, most of which have already been contracted for.
• The first oil test well to be drilled in the county as a result of the survey being made by J. L. Chase, geologist, is to be drilled south of Dotham, about nine miles east of Fairfax. Work is expected to start there within the next few days. Mr. Chase has been making a geological survey of the county for the past three weeks and other locations will be drilled after the Dotham test.
November 13, 1969
• Worthy Matron Oma Hawkins bestowed a 25-year membership pin on Mrs. Edith Hindman in the Fairfax Community Hospital Tuesday, as members of the order looked on. District Deputy Patti Davis presented the honoree with a bouquet.
• Larry and Steve Schlachter recently spent a weekend together while in New York. The brothers, both in the Navy, had not seen each other for two years. They enjoyed a trip to an authentic replica of an old whaling port at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut. Larry also toured the diesel-electric submarine and the base where Steve is stationed. Steve left November 7 for a three-month tour in Scotland.
November 10, 1994
• The Fairfax Bulldogs advance to the state semi-finals play-off Saturday, November 12, in 8-man football. The Bulldogs will meet the West Nodaway team at Burlington Junction. The Bulldogs have defeated them this year, however, West Nodaway has not lost a game since losing to Fairfax.
• The Fairfax High School Girls’ Basketball Team started basketball practice on October 31. There are 12 girls going out for the team this year. The new basketball coach is Jill Owens.