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24/7: Levee work never stops

Written on February 25, 2020

Looking west, scrapers are dumping their load on the river side of L-550 levee as four dozers continually push to fill the hole. As trucks line the access road to Hoot Owl Bend, scrapers are filling up to make the mile and a half trek back to the breach. This is an overview of L-550.  Continue Reading »

Fuzzy’s Harvesting Repair relocates

Written on February 25, 2020

Kenny and Joy Clapp have moved their Fuzzy’s Harvesting Repair business to 15798 R Avenue, northeast of Tarkio. The extra large garage at Fuzzy’s new location will allow for combine repair to take place inside, out of the elements when needed. Fuzzy’s Harvesting Repair has relocated from South Hwy. 59 between Tarkio and Fairfax to  Continue Reading »

Spring Blood Drive

Written on February 25, 2020

The Rock Port United Methodist Church is hosting a Spring Blood Drive Monday, March 2, 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall, located at 211 W. Opp Street in Rock Port. You can book your appointment at savealifenow.org/group and enter Group Code EG14. For additional information, contact Donna Clark Fuller at 660-744-2101 or  Continue Reading »

Northwest Missourians unite to showcase priorities at GNW Day

Written on February 25, 2020

State senators and representatives visited the Atchison County booth at Great Northwest Day. Pictured, from left to right, are: Rep. Allen Andrews, Carol Clark, Ashlee Driskell, Crystal Woodring, Senator Dan Hegeman, Monica Bailey, Sheridan Mires, and Susette Taylor. The Atchison County booth, below, was the winner of the 2020 booth contest. Great Northwest Day at  Continue Reading »

Rock Port R-II School Board of Education

Written on February 25, 2020

The Rock Port R-II School Board of Education held a regular meeting February 13, 2020. President Jeremy Davis called the regular meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. Other members present were Afton Schomburg, Ken Miller, and Rich Dewhirst. Members Harold Lawrence, Dan Lucas, and Clay Vogler were absent. Others in attendance were Superintendent Ethan Sickels,  Continue Reading »

Tarkio R-I Board of Education

Written on February 25, 2020

The Tarkio R-I Board of Education meeting was called to order by President Jeff Meyer at 7:00 p.m. on February 19, 2020. Board members who were in attendance were: Jamie Barnett, Chris Yates, Garrett Wood, Sam Hannah, and Ann Schlueter. Steve Klute was absent. Others in attendance were Tarkio R-I Superintendent Karma Coleman, board secretary  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Board of Aldermen

Written on February 25, 2020

The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting February 19, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Ryan Kingery at 6:30 p.m. Also in attendance were: Kristi Duering, Michael Oswald, and Tabitha Wintz, aldermen; John Brown, Water Superintendent; Lori Helfers, City Clerk; and Danny Kemerling, Treasurer. Visitors included Matt Larson,  Continue Reading »

Danika Agnew raises over $800 for St. Joseph Animal Shelter

Written on February 25, 2020

Tarkio Elementary student Danika Agnew, right, held a bake sale during EA’s Senior Night Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the TAC to raise funds for the St. Joseph Animal Shelter as part of her passion project. She raised $827.41 for the animals. Pictured helping her sell her goodies are, from left to right, Finn Hurst,  Continue Reading »

Corps awards a $37 million contract to complete final repairs on Missouri River Levee System L-550

Written on February 18, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District awarded a $37.4 million construction contract to Weston Solutions of Chester, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 14. Awarding this contract keeps the team on track for closing the final breach on the L-550 levee system before March 1. This contract is the second final repair contract to be  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Alumni Fish Fry

Written on February 18, 2020

Dan Athen recruited some help to cook all of the fish and chicken on Sunday, February 16, 2020, for the Rock Port FFA Alumni Fish Fry. The community came out and supported the FFA Alumni Association with their fund raiser Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Team Anna

Written on February 18, 2020

The Rock Port Blue Jay boys’ basketball team and coaches got a picture with Anna Weber after their win against Stewartsville Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The Rock Port community showed its support to the Weber family that evening with several silent auction items. The benefit raised over $9,000. A fish fry will be held Saturday,  Continue Reading »

Atchison County Band and Choir 2020

Written on February 18, 2020

Atchison County Band & Choir Day 2020 was held February 12, 2020, in the Tarkio High School Gym. The musicians were made up of Tarkio, Fairfax, and Rock Port, Missouri, high school music students. Students at Atchison County Band Day were conducted by Mr. Brice Willson, who currently serves as the associate pastor of worship  Continue Reading »