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More positive COVID-19 cases reported in Atchison County

Written on August 11, 2020

The number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Atchison County stands at 19, according to two joint press releases issued by the Atchison County Health Department, Atchison County Commission, Atchison County Emergency Management/911, and Dr. Richard Aron Burke. The first press release on August 7, 2020, reported patients include: a male in his 60s, a  Continue Reading »

Saturation issue August 27

Written on August 11, 2020

The Atchison County Mail’s next saturation issue is August 27, 2020. That week’s edition will be sent to all Atchison County addresses whether they have a subscription or not. This would be a great time to advertise your business or to send in an update about your local organization. Ads and articles may be sent  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Community Room renovations complete

Written on August 11, 2020

Renovations of the Fairfax Community Room are now complete, and the room is available for rent again. The Fairfax Fire Department held fish fries and boot drives to raise funds for the renovation. There were many generous supporters, including Atchison County Development Corporation and Fairfax Improvement Foundation, along with volunteers who helped with the project.  Continue Reading »

Fairfax bleachers fund nearing goal

Written on August 11, 2020

The Fairfax community and the Fairfax Improvement Foundation have raised over 75% of the funds for aluminum bleachers at the Fairfax R-3 School football field and for overall stadium enhancements. Improved outdoor seating will also allow the community to easily and safely engage in school events such as graduations, assemblies, pep rallies, and more, and  Continue Reading »

Oregon Trail Day

Written on August 11, 2020

Oregon Trail Day will be Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Oregon, Missouri. The day’s events include citywide garage sales, vendors around the square, and more. The day will also offer a look back in history. Hector Sabates is restoring the E.U.B./Nazarene Church at 207 W. George Street and is opening  Continue Reading »

Fairfax R-3 School Board meeting

Written on August 11, 2020

The Fairfax R-3 School Board held a regular board meeting July 18, 2020. Mike Lewis called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Also present were: Josh Oswald, Sam O’Riley, Jon Graves, Miles Smith, Chris Smith, and Brett Johnson, board members; Jeremy Burright, superintendent; and Dustin Barnes, principal. Jill Kingery, on behalf of the Fairfax  Continue Reading »

COVID-19 event cancellations and changes

Written on August 11, 2020

Tarkio Nutrition Center closed until further notice The Tarkio Nutrition Center is closed until further notice. This includes both dine-in and delivery. Rock Port Chamber cancels 2020 Old Fashioned Saturday Night The Rock Port Chamber of Commerce met August 5 and discussed whether or not to continue with plans for Old Fashioned Saturday Night. After much  Continue Reading »

Tom Gibson’s Memorial Fishing Tournament

Written on August 11, 2020

The name of the Watson Firemen’s annual fishing contest has been changed to Tom Gibson’s Memorial Fishing Tournament. The event will be held August 22, 2020, at Watson Boat Dock from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per person. Each person can enter one fish. This is a rod and reel  Continue Reading »

Twelfth COVID-19 case in Atchison County

Written on August 4, 2020

Atchison County Health Department was notified August 2, 2020, that another Atchison County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is a male in his 30s and is linked to positive cases in a nearby state. He is isolating per guidelines. There are now 12 confirmed cases for Atchison County. Eleven of the 12  Continue Reading »

Enel Green Power donates N95 masks to CH-F

Written on August 4, 2020

Community Hospital-Fairfax welcomed Enel Green Power on July 30. Enel brought a generous donation of N95 masks and met with CH-F administration and the Community Healthcare Foundation to discuss opportunities for partnering to benefit the health of our community. Pictured above are Matt Savell, Corey Martin, and Sage Jones from Enel Green Power and Julie  Continue Reading »

Stoner Drug Pharmacy opens new business in Auburn

Written on August 4, 2020

Stoner Drug Pharmacy owners Angie Alley, left, Christopher Roup, center, and Colby Haynes, right, are excited to bring the locally owned business to the Hilltop Health Plaza in Auburn. (Submitted photo) Pharmacy Technicians Stephanie Harms, left, and Darcy Anderson, right, will welcome new patients along with Stoner Drug of Auburn’s pharmacist, Colby Haynes, center. Stoner  Continue Reading »

Atchison County Sheriff candidates participate in debate

Written on August 4, 2020

Tyson Gibbons, Dennis Martin, and Andy Riley, candidates for Atchison County Sheriff, participated in a forum held Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Tarkio Community Building. The debate was aired live on Facebook and those attendees present in person and online were able to ask questions of the candidates, including (to name a few) how  Continue Reading »