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Tarkio Rodeo Association celebrating 25 years

Written on May 21, 2019

This year’s Tarkio Rodeo Queen is 2019 Miss United Rodeo Assocation KD Butler. It’s been 25 years since the Tarkio Rodeo Association organized and began a rip-roaring good time at the Tarkio Rodeo grounds every summer. With buckin’ bulls and broncos, ropin’ cowboys and cowgirls, little tykes taking the rides of their lives on mutton,  Continue Reading »

Fairfax R-3 honors seniors and 8th graders in commencement ceremony

Written on May 21, 2019

The Fairfax Class of 2019 valedictorian was Shelbey Morris, left, and salutatorian was Zach Garrison, right. Both gave speeches at their commencement ceremony Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Fairfax eighth graders included, from left to right: front row – Trinity Wooten, Sadie Williams, Kierra McDonald, Georgia Swinehart, Alejandra Ramirez, Gavin Talty, Hayden Riley, and Caden  Continue Reading »

Westboro Alumni Banquet

Written on May 21, 2019

Westboro High School alumni gathered for their annual reunion on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Westboro, Missouri. One of the honored classes was the class of 1939 and a member of that class, George Laur, was in attendance at the banquet. Members of the Westboro High School Class of 1949, including Dick Roberts, Carol (Meyer)  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Alumni Banquet

Written on May 21, 2019

The Rock Port Alumni Association held its annual banquet Friday, May 10 in the high school gymnasium, with approximately 140 in attendance. President Lynn Hunter welcomed everyone and senior Riley Vogler gave a prayer before dinner was served. The 2019 Alumni Committee honored the following individuals: Oldest alumni in attendance: John Knierim, Bill Smith, and  Continue Reading »

New building at CH-F to house MRI

Written on May 21, 2019

Community Hospital-Fairfax (CH-F) received a special delivery on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The building that will house the wide-bore MRI was delivered on site and lifted onto its foundation with a crane. Renovations to the building continue to prepare it for the delivery of the MRI which will occur later this summer. (Submitted by Ann  Continue Reading »

Fairfax seniors sweep Main Street

Written on May 21, 2019

Street sweeping is a time-honored tradition for seniors who wish to become official members of the Fairfax R-3 Alumni Association. This year’s seniors took part in the dirty fun on Friday, May 17, 2019, sweeping away the dirt and debris on the sides of Main Street from east to west and north to south. This  Continue Reading »

State Bicentennial program highlights history of Forest City

Written on May 21, 2019

Missouri entered the Union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821, and will celebrate 200 years of statehood on August 10, 2021. In 1836, the U.S. government acquired a portion of land from area Indian tribes which added 3,149 square miles of land to the State of Missouri; Holt County was included in what  Continue Reading »

More dilapidated properties coming down

Written on May 21, 2019

Tarkio Renewal continues its quest to rid Tarkio of unsightly and dangerous, dilapidated properties, both in the commercial and residential districts. The latest are two buildings on Main Street, between the Soaks ’Em Clean laundromat and Sharlyn’s Beauty Den, and a house that was located at 402 College Street in Tarkio. The one on the  Continue Reading »

TAC signs

Written on May 21, 2019

Signage has been installed at the Tarkio Activity Center (TAC) and Fitness Center in Tarkio. The signs were designed and created by the Tarkio Avalanche and Penn Street Signs.

County athletes take the medal stand at Class 1 State Track Championships

Written on May 21, 2019

Gage McAdams finishes off his high school career in the pole vault as a four-time state champion. Gage cleared 14’6” to win, then attempted a new state record of 15’3”. Gage McAdams was all smiles as he stood on top of the medal stand on Saturday. Gage threw his best in the javelin on Saturday  Continue Reading »

Memorial Day Flags

Written on May 21, 2019

American flags will be set up in the Fairfax City Park for Memorial Day weekend by the John Richards Legion Post #284. Set-up is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and take-down, as they will be flying all the flags, which now total over 100. Please contact Stan  Continue Reading »

Brumbaugh competes at state golf

Written on May 21, 2019

Ethan Brumbaugh hits the ball on the fairway at the Sedalia Country Club. (Photo by Mound City News) Rock Port golfer Ethan Brumbaugh competed in the 80th MSHSAA Boys Golf Championships May 13 and 14, 2019, at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia, Missouri. Ethan shot an 83 the first day of Class 1 competition  Continue Reading »