June 1, 1945

• The public library, located in the South Methodist Church on Main Street, will open Saturday, with Miss Luthella Young acting as librarian. Numerous new books have been placed on the shelves.

• From “In Days of Yore” (Items detailing events of prior years.) Seven bands will furnish music for Rock Port’s Decoration Day exercises and if it is a nice day a crowd of four or five thousand is expected.

• Christian “Bud” Husing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Husing and a veteran of the European invasion, arrived home Sunday with a discharge from the army. It was his first opportunity to make the acquaintance of a baby born after he went overseas. He was at Cherbourg, France, when Germany fell.

June 4, 1970

• The most successul Memorial Day observance in many years was staged at Rock Port Saturday by the American Legion Posts of Atchison County in connection with the dedication of the Peace Memorial, erected at the corner of the Memorial Building.

• Mrs. Minnie Strobel, the only woman member of the Ralph Greer Post 49 for the American Legion and the only Atchison County woman veteran of World War I, participated in the Memorial Day parade in Rock Port. Miss Strobel, a native of Mound City, received her nurse’s training at the Ensworth Training School for Nurses, St. Joseph from 1914 to 1917. She became a member of the American Expeditionary Forces overseas in May 1918 and served as a Red Cross nurse in foreign service until May 1919. She served as county nurse in Holt County and then in Atchison County from August 1936 to November 1952. Miss Stroble retired in 1952 but then came back in 1954 to serve as school and community nurse in Rock Port until 1958.

June 1, 1995

• In cooperation with the Rock Port Park Board, the Lutheran Brotherhood Lewis and Clark Trail Branch #00450 recently conducted a Respecteen project which has provided eight new grills for the Rock Port City Park. Gary and Kris Davis donated materials and time to assist with the installation, with youth from First Lutheran Church completing the installation on Wednesday, May 24. Pastor Carey and members of First Lutheran’s confirmation class then went to FunPlex in Omaha for an afternoon of fellowship.