March 16, 1945

• A fire that threatened to take the entire building at the Tarkio Hardware location on Main Street was brought under control Monday evening by the local fire department and wreaked an estimated $2,500 loss to the building and an undetermined amount of smoke and water damage to the merchandise. The roof at the north end of the building was burned and the interior considerably gutted, while the south end of the structure was not burned badly, but was damaged from smoke and water. Seepage of water from above and smoke damaged a newly-decorated interior. Fire insurance is carried on the building and hardware merchandise.

• Ben W. Gallup, assistant state service officer, will be at the City Hall in Tarkio on Monday, March 19, for the purpose of aiding ex-servicemen and their dependents in making out their claims for government benefits. Widows of World War I veterans are now eligible for a $35 per month pension and should see Mr. Gallup while he is here so he can assist them in making their application.

March 19, 1970

• Sixteen members of Delta Epsilon Phi, Colony of Delta Epsilon, did their part in cleaning up the streets and ditches in Tarkio last Saturday morning. The Tarkio College group was assisted by Jerry Roberts and the city furnished one dump truck along with a truck from Don Whited. Two loads were picked up, mostly beer cans.

• A “Welcome to Iowa” sign erected on Hwy. 59, north of Tarkio, by the Iowa Highway Department, mysteriously disappeared late last week and then mysteriously reappeared on the campus of Tarkio College just a few hours after its disappearance. According to Sheriff Paul Seymour, once the sign was reported missing, he contacted Marshal Bruce Hogue of Tarkio, who spread the word among the men students at the college that a search might be made for the missing sign. About an hour later, Marshal Hogue reported to the sheriff that the sign had appeared on the campus.

March 16, 1995

• Tarkio’s sixth grade D.A.R.E. students performed with singing and dancing at the Tarkio Community Awards Banquet on Monday, March 13.

• Many Tarkio outstanding citizens were honored at the Tarkio Community Awards Banquet held Monday, March 13. The Citizen of the Year/Adult Leadership award was presented to Jim Lindsay. Employees of the Year were John Wilcox and Virginia Burke. The Farm Family of the Year was the Vette family of Bobby, Karen, Nicole, Brian, and Tim. The Youth Leadership Award was presented to Marli Summa.

• Tarkio corn grower Sam Hannah is a winner in the 1994 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored by the National Corn Growers’ Association. The local operation placed third in the state in the “AA No-Till Non-Irrigated Class” with a yield of 208.9918 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer 3162.