July 20, 1945

• There are now three persons in the community with the same name – Chas. M. Fox. The newest Chas. M. Fox resident, along with his wife, who recently bought the Elmer Andermann residence property in Nauvoo, moved to Rock Port Monday from their farm in Nodaway County. The other two Chas. M. Foxes are the man who owns and lives on the former Nora Moss farm in Fairview district north of town and our newcomer’s grandson, Chas. M. “Buddy” Fox, a graduate of the local high school last spring. The Chas. M. Fox of Fairview district, through coincidence, resides on a farm which the Rock Port Chas. M. Fox owned some years ago.

• According to published statements of their condition as of June 30th, Atchison County’s five banks had on deposit on that date $8,118,829.59. This is $1,534,372.18 more than the banks held on June 30, 1944.

July 23, 1970

• Lucian Smith of south of Hamburg reported July 19 that someone had bulldozed out a fence and some trees on his land and that 14 cows, 11 calves and one bull, all herefords were stolen or missing. The incident is still under investigation.

• Jack Hunt, Postal Clerk at the Rock Port Post Office, is the recipient of a Special Achievement Award and cash bonus. Hunt assumed full responsibility and took charge of the post office from January 26 to March 20 due to the absence of Postmaster Virgil Walter, hospitalized for a heart attack. Assuming duties of both the Postmaster and postal clerk required hours in addition to the regular 40-hour week.

• Two new teachers have been hired at the Rock Port R-II school. Elementary music teacher will be Mrs. Elizabeth Glaves. Miss Myra Kay Norman will be the new social studies and French instructor in the secondary school.

July 20, 1995

• The temperature reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday, July 12.

• The Rock Port Volunteer Firemen hosted a water fight Sunday, July 16, in Rock Port. Winners included: Women – 1st – Hilda Drake, 2nd – Brenda Haynes, and 3rd – Teresa Woodward; Men – 1st – Tim Taylor, 2nd – Mike Daugherty, and 3rd – Larry Graybill; and Bunker Gear Relay – 1st – Tim Taylor and Mike Daugherty, 2nd – Billy Thomas and W.C. Farmer, and 3rd – David Owens and Tom Woodward.

• The 1st Annual Perry’s Tobacco Fishing Contest was held Sunday, July 16, at Langdon Bend. There were 11 boats and 30 fishermen entered. Grand prize for most pounds per boat went to John and Jim Stoner with a total of 30.7 pounds. Other prizes included: Biggest Catfish – Jim Hudson, 7.5 pounds; Biggest Carp – Jerry Perry, 12.4 pounds; Smallest Catfish – Earl Stoner; and Smallest Carp – Ed Riley.