March 9, 1945

The February meeting of the Community Club, held at The Ritz last Friday evening, attracted a capacity crowd of some 140 men and women, the occasion having been designated as ladies’ night by President Geo. I. Beasing.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hunter are the proud parents of their first baby, an 8-pound boy, born February 17 at the Hamburg hospital. He has been named Steven Wayne. The mother is the former Miss Orma Lee Dawson.

The sophomore class of Rock Port High School gave a farewell party on Thursday, February 15, in honor of Delmas Howell, who has joined the Coast Guard.

March 5, 1970

Max Lee Thomas reported to the Sheriff’s office February 26 that his house had been entered sometime during the night of February 25. Articles taken included children’s furniture, toys, shotgun and rifle shells and fishing equipment.

The strike is over at Missouri Beef Packers – Rock Port Division. Workmen reported on Monday with actual production starting Tuesday after the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America Local 576 voted 124-9 Sunday to end the 45-day strike. The company and union came to terms on all three divisions of plant wages.

The Atchison County Welfare office has officially moved to into their new office at 310 S. Main, Rock Port. The building was formerly occupied by the Bank of Atchison County.

March 9, 1995

The annual celebration of the American Legion birthday party was held Monday, March 6. The Auxiliary had the Legion Hall decorated for the event and a birthday cake decorated and tasty. The tables carried throughout with a red, white and blue theme. The covered dish dinner was enjoyed by all. Lester Workman, 4th District commander, congratulated both the post and auxiliary for going over the top in membership. Lester presented pins and framed certificates to two 50-year members, C.O. “Bud” Husing and John Peck. Pins and certificates will be presented to Bob Harmon and Carl Johnson, who couldn’t make the meeting.