June 29, 1945

• Mrs. Ben H. Wolfe saw and heard General Dwight D. Eisenhower last Thursday in Kansas City. She sat in the section reserved for Gold Star parents, wives, and children. Mrs. Wolfe’s son, Pfc. Clarence E. Wolfe, was killed in action July 13 in France.

• This issue begins the 62nd year of publication of the Tarkio Avalanche.

• Mrs. Floyd Parr, after 14 years as owner of the Parr Beauty Shop in Tarkio, has sold her business to Miss Nora O’Riley of Burlington Junction. The salon will be known as Nora’s Beauty Shop.

July 2, 1970

• The Director of the Provincial Land Bureau of the Republic of China was touring this agricultural region last week with Dr. and Mrs. A.M. Woodruff, president of the Tarkio College Board and Chancellor of the University of Hartford.

• The Tarkio Rotary Club has installed attractive Rotary International signs along the highways leading into the city.

• The Region V office of Department of Housing and Urban Development authorized the Housing Authority of the City of Tarkio to award the main construction contract to Structures Incorporated of Omaha, who was the low bidder on the Project MO: 32-1 to construct 40 housing units for low income/elderly occupancy.

June 29, 1995

• Gary and Judy Burke of Rock Port, Missouri, have taken over as the new owners at Fletcher Motors in Tarkio, which was formerly owned by Gene Fletcher of Westboro, Missouri. Gene will stay on and help Gary and Judy get settled. The Tarkio Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting Friday, June 30.

• The 1/4 cent sales tax for Economic Development in Atchison County will go into effect July 1, 1995. The development corporation is working closely with the county commissioners in starting the economic development office.

• A new sidewalk was laid in front of the Flower Mill in Tarkio.