May 18, 1945

• Rock Port is to get city delivery of mail June 1st. This word comes from the first assistant postmaster general, in a letter received by Postmaster Henry F. Stapel. A carrier, yet to be announced, will make two deliveries daily. The first will leave the post office at 8:15 a.m. and the second at 1:30 p.m. The business district will be served first, folowed by delivery to the residential sections. As requirement to receive free delivery, every household who desires this service must have his house numbered and provide a mail receptacle or a door slot. A district inspector visited Rock Port in March and laid out the routes to be followed by the carrier. The services will cover the greater part of the town, lacking only the Pittsburg Avenue district, that part of the extreme south end of town below the Jos. Slater corner and all Nauvoo except two blocks.

May 21, 1970

• Gary Gebhards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Gebhards, Rock Port, placed second in the 8 Ball Pool Tournament in Carroll, Iowa, Sunday, May 17. He was sponsored by Betty’s Hilltop Cafe, Rock Port, where he was the winner in the elimination playoffs during the nine preceding weeks. He has a trophy for winning the elimination playoffs at Betty’s and a check for $400 for his second place in the finals at Carroll. He was accompanied to Carroll by David Palmeiro, Tarkio; Steve Herron (who refereed part of the tournament), Mrs. Betty Harmon, Mrs. Linni Grable and Mrs. Don Ingram, Rock Port.

May 18, 1995

• Bicycle safety volunteers are helping children in the community “be bicycle smart” by making them aware of the bicycle safety laws. A bicycle safety assembly was held Tuesday, May 16, in the high school gym for grades K-6, with Sheriff Dennis Martin and Police Chief Dan Allen speaking to all students about the importance of each of them being responsible when riding bikes. They also went over several important facts about safety.

• Luther Thompson was presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Rock Port Rotary Club. It is a real honor to receive this prestigious award. The board of directors chose Luther because of his many volunteer hours. Luther had, this last year, volunteered for two very time consuming but rewarding jobs.