April 6, 1945

After enjoying the perfect weather of Easter Sunday, Atchison County experienced blizzard-like weather Tuesday night. Temperatures Wednesday morning were well below the freezing point. Tender vegetation suffered damage and it is feared the prospective fruit crop has been killed. For the first time in years, peach trees showed a heavy bloom, with promise of a good crop. Peaches are now considered a total loss, unless the coming days show that the freeze was not as severe as thought.

April 9, 1970

Burke & Sons Lumber Company will begin construction soon of two new homes in the Parkview Addition. The frame homes will have three bedrooms with attached garages and no basements.

Gene Kerr will close the doors of his IGA store in two weeks after being in the grocery business in Rock Port 14 years. He has operated the Kerr’s IGA at its present location for the past 12 years. Prior to that he operated a Hy-Klas market at the present Rock Port Market location. Gene stated he was having a liquidation sale and didn’t know how long it would take since he’d never had one before.

April 6, 1995

Trystan (9), Brogan (7) and Ransom (2 1/2) are excited to announce the birth of their little sister, Payton Skylar. Payton was born March 31 at 1:25 p.m. at Community Hospital, Fairfax. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Proud parents are David and Dawn Lair.

The Atchison County Soil & Water Conservation District held their annual meeting and poster awards dinner at the Fairfax School Cafeteria March 23. The following awards were given: Crystal Easley, first place, 5th grade; Hallie Clodfelter, first place, 6th grade; Lacy Carlson, first place, 4th grade, and overall school winner; Courtney Loucks, third place, 5th grade; and Drew Lingerfelt, third place, 3rd grade.