April 6, 1945

• Jess Miller and the truck that he was driving took a 20 foot drop yesterday into a creek north of town when the bridge over which he was driving broke. Mr. Miller was apparently unharmed and remarked that after the truck hit bottom, he shut off the engine and crawled up the bank. However, the truck, loaded with ear corn, was considerably torn up. The accident occurred near the Arthur Low farm on the first bridge a mile west from Highway 59 and four miles north of Tarkio.

• Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ackey and two small daughters have moved from their residence in Mound City to the A.E. Andersen property north of the Andersen studio. Mr. Ackey is manager of the Golden Rule store in Tarkio.

• In a transaction that occurred Saturday, Don Harvey purchased the auditorium building on Main Street from Frank Cooper. Housed in the building are the rationing office, the Tarkio Cafe, the Davis Furniture warehouse, and the Atchison County Telephone Company.

April 9, 1970

• Superintendent D.A. Ferguson and Principal Neal Neff escorted visitors Janet E. Handy and Patricia K. Missner of Calabasas, California, to the fifth grade classroom of Mrs. J.O. Freeman to observe students conducting a science experiment. The two California teachers are making a study of team teaching and non-grading in schools all over the country during their sabbatical study time.

• Nearly 600 voters cast ballots in the election Tuesday in Tarkio and those selecting the city officials amounted to almost that figure. This was the largest turn-out in recent years.

• Tarkio experienced five inches of snow April 1 and the temperature dropped to a low of 12 degrees on the 2nd. On the 7th, the temperature soared to 79 degrees according to Lester Morton, local official weather observer.

April 6, 1995

• Dave and Mary Kay Ryan, owners of Dave’s Convenience and Car Wash in Tarkio, presented Jennifer Brown and Nancy Cummings with a check for $250. The money is proceeds from the Special Olympics Car Wash held March 11 that will help send the Strike-Etts Unified Bowling Team to the Special Olympic World Games in Connecticut.

• Tarkio farmer and off-season marketing consultant Alan Volker was featured in the March, 1995, issue of “Top Producer” magazine. In the story, Alan discusses how to beat the odds of options.