March 30, 1945

• Mrs. Goldia Stepp and Mrs. Maxine Bell have leased the Rinehart Cafe and will take charge of the business April 1. Mrs. Stepp and Mrs. Bell are sisters and are experienced cafe operators, formerly engaged in business in Fairfax and until recently were operators of the Walnut Inn Cafe in Tarkio.

• Reid Jackson of Maryville, a representative of the Standard Oil company, has purchased from Wilferd Graves the business buildings at the west end of Main Street that are now occupied by the Bolin Produce, the Standard Service Station, the Moser Garage, and the Rinehart Cafe.

• The Patterson oil test well near Dotham is drilling again in a new hole, about 30 feet from the original one. Drill tools stuck in the old hole and could not be recovered. The well was down 385 feet Wednesday night.

April 2, 1970

• Conservation Agent Steve Kramer was attracted to The Forum’s report last week of oil pollution on Long Branch Creek north and east of Fairfax to the extent that he escorted a member of the staff to a point east of the McCartney Farm where a picture could be made of a sizeable deposit of crude oil lodged against a fence. The picture shows more than an inch of oil at that spot. He indicated that the public had made it known sufficiently to officials and that action was being taken.

• A work day and car wash Saturday, April 10, is being planned by Fairfax seniors to help defray expenses of the annual senior trip this year to Chicago, Illinois. Boys will hire out for any type of work for the day and the girls will conduct a car wash at the school playground.

March 30, 1995

• The Fairfax High School Band traveled to Maryville to participate in District Music Contest March 23. Fairfax was one of only four bands (out of 26) to receive a “I” rating from all four judges. They played “Big Cage” and “Declaration Overture.”

• Leona Ray will be retiring as postmaster of the Fairfax Post Office and a farewell party will be held in her honor Friday, March 31. Leona joined the postal service as a distribution window clerk in 1973 and was appointed as the Fairfax Postmaster in 1990.

• A new outpatient clinic area will be ready for services the first part of April at Community Hospital, Fairfax. Along with the new clinic area will be the beginning of additional, new specialty clinics.

• Buffy, the registered White American Eskimo dog of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Slemp of Fairfax, has walked over 52,500 miles and is still going strong. She walks with Wes, who goes on an eight mile a day trip, and then again with Beverly, who walks four miles each day.