September 7, 1945

• Classwork at Tarkio College began yesterday and the first chapel of the school year was held with Miss Anna B. Criswell of Assiut, Egypt, as featured speaker. Upon her was conferred the honorary degree of doctor of laws by President M. Earle Collins. Miss Criswell was a member of the Tarkio College class of 1904 and became Administrative Head of the Pressly Memorial Institute at Assiut, from which she is now on furlough.

• Miss Mary Hayes of Watson, who was formerly employed at Union National Bank in Kansas City, has accepted a position with the First National Bank of Tarkio. Miss Betty Hall of Tarkio is another new employee at the bank.

• Location of the store to be known as the Tarkio Electric Company has been announced by Robert I. Martin, who will own and manage the business. The complete line of electrical equipment is to be installed in the Harvey building on Main Street, the first door east of the rationing office.

September 10, 1970

• The First Christian Church of Tarkio held a carry-in dinner in the fellowship hall on Wednesday, August 26. The program was well-attended and consisted of comments and color slides of the recent study tour of the French language and culture experienced by Lynn Peterson and Marcia Jones.

• What’s it like to be the world’s tallest man? Shoppers will have an opportunity to learn straight from the giant’s mouth when Henry Hite, 8’2” tall, visits the Hy-Vee Store in Tarkio Friday, September 18. Hites’ shoes cost $90 a pair and suits are a bargain at just $250. “Handkerchiefs,” Hites insists, “are the only things I can buy ready-made.” Hites requires special accommodations wherever he goes for as simple a thing as a good night’s sleep. Usually, two beds are pushed together so that Hite can stretch out. “I sleep longer than most anybody,” he quips.

September 7, 1995

• Student enrollment figures in the Tarkio R-I School District are up overall from last year’s first week. Projections from Tarkio R-I estimate 503 students this year, up 51 from last year. There are 260 students in elementary and 233 in secondary grades. The largest classes are seventh and ninth grades with 46 students each.

• Lee Roy Lingerfelt was presented a plaque by Atchison County Sheriff Dennis Martin on Friday, September 1, 1995, at a retirement party. Lee Roy served Atchison County residents for 10 years and has spent 17 1/2 years in law enforcement. He served as Chief of Police in Rock Port from 1975-79 and Security Chief at Excel and Cooper Nuclear Plant.

• John and Bev Sands and Jason and Lorie Goldberg are the new owners of the NAPA store, Lindsay Auto Supply, in downtown Tarkio. The store was previously owned by Jim Lindsay of Tarkio.