August 10, 1945

• Professor Merle Maupin of the Tarkio College faculty returned last Friday from Chicago, Illinois, where he has been studying piano under Allen Spencer at the American Conservatory.

• Wilbert Flesner has leased the Standard filling station and purchased the stock owned by Kenneth Harris. The station is located at the north corner of Highway No. 4 and No. 59.

• A huge spider has sat in its nest in a banana stalk, traveled in refrigerated cars from South America, made its home in heated rooms, existed in the confinement of a glass jar, and was still alive Thursday, according to reports of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Schoneman, who captured it Tuesday morning. Schoneman discovered the tarantula sitting on its nest in a cavity next to a layer of bananas he was cutting from a stalk.

August 13, 1970

• Trophy winners of the Tarkio Tennis Tournament were: Stewart Coe, winner of the Boy’s 15 and Under; Jerry Mattson, winner of the Men’s Open; Millie Schau, winner of the Girl’s 15 and Under; and Francine Kaid, winner of the Girl’s Open. The Tarkio Tennis Tournament was sponsored by the Tarkio Park Board and Coach Bob Lade was the director of the tournament.

• Following county citizens seeing a $2 million tax levy proposition for a county-wide ambulance service approved by a vote of 913 to 687, it was learned that a two-thirds approval vote was required for passage of the tax levy, which was lacking, and according to available information, another vote on the proposition cannot be held until a 12-month period has passed. After learning of this, the ambulance committee decided to end its operation, however, it made strong suggestions to the county court.

August 10, 1995

• The San Juan, Puerto Rico, Indians claimed the crown of the 11 & Under C.A.B.A World Series in Tarkio with a 5-1 win over Omaha, Nebraska, Pacesetters on Friday, August 4. Since Tarkio was celebrating its 10th year hosting the World Series, it seemed only fitting that the team that won the first World Series, Puerto Rico, should win it again this year.

• The Dave and Betsy Chapin residence located at 1202 College Street in Tarkio received Yard of the Month honors for District II in August. Other winners were Gary and Janice Beneda, District I; Dale and Joyce Livengood, District III; K.M. Vette, District IV; Ralph Chambers, District V; Denton Chambers, District VI; and the First Baptist Church, Special.