May 25, 1945

• Announcement was made commencement day by Dr. M. Earle Collins that the college board of directors has approved the installation of a new pipe organ in the chapel of David Rankin Hall. The organ is to be the Frederick W. Mueller Memorial Organ and is to be dedicated in his memory.

• According to an Associated Press story, Master Sergeant Joe Tyson, Jr., former Tarkio resident whose family now lives in Oregon, and Private Walter Dahl of Puposky, Minnesota, had a rather bad time trying to get a sow to move over to give them more room in a foxhole during a night air raid on Okinawa. The sergeant, private, and sow stayed all night in the foxhole and in the morning, the sow was found to have added to the population six little pigs.

May 28, 1970

• The largest crowd ever attended the annual Fly-In Breakfast Sunday at the Tarkio Airport. A total of 548 people registered for the breakfast and the group viewing the parachute jumps numbered over that amount.

• Charles Wensel, R.B. Palmer, Henry Chaney, Jr., Pleas Neal, Loyd Hills, and Floyd Bennett erected a new flag pole at the west entrance to Home Cemetery in Tarkio. The new pole was constructed mostly by donated materials, under the sponsorship of Allen Schiffern American Legion Post #199.

May 25, 1995

• Commencement ceremonies for the 30 members of the Tarkio R-I Class of 1995 were held Sunday, May 21, in the high school gymnasium. The class song was “Farewell to You” by White Lion. Dr. Larry Deaton of Independence, Missouri, gave the commencement address. The class motto was “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

• Tarkio High School junior Marli Summa was crowned state champion in the 100 Meter High Hurdles on Saturday, May 20, at the Class 1-A Missouri State Track Meet in Jefferson City.

• Winners of the bicycles at the Tarkio/Westboro Lions Club Bike-A-Thon were Britney Laur and Cody Johnson. Britney rode 19 miles and had 201 1/2 points and Cody rode 21 miles and had 239 1/2 points.