July 6, 1945

• Possession of the Food Market, formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kirkendoll, was assumed Monday by the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hansen, and son, Phil Hansen. The Hansens managed a Gamble store in Malvern, Iowa, for the past seven years.

• Reports from Northboro, Iowa, tell of baby chicks that fell victim to hail the size of lemons during a thundering hail storm about eight o’clock Friday night about three miles west of Northboro. Ben Darby, who saw it all at the Ernest Bredensteiner place, reports the gardens almost ruined but says the corn has a chance.

July 9, 1970

• Grand entry time for the opening performance of the 15th annual Missouri State High School Championship Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the local rodeo grounds. Over 70 cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for honors and prizes at the event. Presiding at the rodeo performances will be Miss Debbie Ramsey of Independence, who was selected as queen in 1969. She will crown the 1970 queen at the Sunday night performance.

• Five members of the Tarkio FFA Chapter and their advisor, Gene Eulinger, attended the State FFA Leadership Training Camp at Camp Rising Sun, Lake of the Ozarks, June 22-26. Those members were John Hall, Paul Monk, Clay Myers, Glenn Rolf, and Bobby Vette.

July 6, 1995

• With the closing of the Westboro School, many of its assets, along with its students, will now come to Tarkio. A majority of the furnishings were transferred over to Tarkio R-I. It took two trips with the U-Haul to transport all of the items to Tarkio.

• The number of students and staff at Tarkio Academy in Tarkio continues to increase by leaps and bounds. As of Friday, June 30, 1995, there were 190 students enrolled at Tarkio Academy with that number expected to pass the 200 mark within a week or two. Of those 190 students, 148 of them are in the program for juvenile delinquents and 42 are in the program for juvenile sex offenders.