April 8, 1949

  Henry K. Noel, who devoted 41 years of service to Tarkio College, observed his 90th birthday Saturday with his family in Tarkio. Mr. Noel served as business manager of Tarkio College for 28 years and had previously served as a member of  the college faculty from 1892 to 1905.

• Fashions and coiffures typifying the 1949 Easter trend were displayed by 55 adult and juvenile models last night at the 1949 style show sponsored by the Tarkio Business and Professional Women’s league.

• Military graveside services for Sgt. Blaine G. McNulty, formerly of Tarkio, were held Saturday in Home Cemetery. Blaine was born to Mr. and Mrs. Beryl McNulty in Tarkio on May 5, 1918, and was killed during his 15th mission, a bombing raid on Tokyo April 7, 1945. His body had been interred in the Yokohama Military Armed Forces Cemetery in Japan.

• A stock reduction auction sale – $25,000 stock of appliances and radios – will start April 13 at the Tarkio Electric Company until all is sold.

April 10, 1974

• Barker Sales & Service in Tarkio is advertising a special front end alignment for $7.50 through the month of April; checking tie rod ends, shock absorbers, ball joints, toe in caster, and camber.

• The 60th annual Tri-State Track Meet sponsored by Tarkio College was held on Saturday, April 6, and was won by Tarkio High School.

• Frank J. Jones and Evan J. Evans earned buttons signifying 50 years as a Master Mason of Good Standing. Mr. Jones received the degrees on Northwest Lodge No. 358, Tarkio, where he was raised to Master Mason March 13, 1924. Mr. Evans received the degrees from Wellington Lodge No. 150, Wellington, Kansas, and was affiliated with Northwest Lodge December 10, 1931.

• The Tarkio City Council voted unanimously to proceed with haste in the construction of the sewer on North 7th Street from Spruce Street north to the city limits. It is estimated that construction would begin this summer.

• The Tarkio City Council and the public school officials are cooperating in the construction of a new lighted softball field. The new field will be located behind the elementary building and will be ready for use during the upcoming season.

April 8, 1999

• Riley’s Service station in Tarkio is upgrading its site with new above-ground gas tanks. The underground tanks were removed.

• Tarkio Cub Scout Pinewood Derby winners were: Most Original Car – Zach Murphy; Best Paint – Doug Low; Top Cub Race Finisher – Adam Nelson; Best Design – Jason Nelson; and Top Webelo Race Finisher – Jason Nelson.

• At the Morning Sun Friendship Club meeting held at the Farmers and Valley Bank in Tarkio March 16, roll call was taken with members answering the question of “What was your first paying job?”. A variety of responses were heard, including The Linwood Hotel, Andy Politz’s Country Kitchen, the A & W, and telephone operators at Gaynor and Orrsburg, Missouri, switchboards. Other jobs were teaching, corn detasseling, strawberry picking, cooking for thrashers, theatre help, working at Dairy Queen, and of course, the classic, babysitting.