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Marching Indians perform for nursing home residents

Written on October 20, 2020

The Tarkio High School Band traveled to Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care Tuesday morning, October 13, 2020, to perform a variety of songs for the residents, who have been kept inside – except for a few occasions – since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has been rough on the residents, who have  Continue Reading »

Wynn Dixee Glass Studio opens in Fairfax

Written on October 20, 2020

Charla Graves, left, is teaching the art of stained glass at her new business, Wynn Dixee Glass Studio, in Fairfax. Charla Graves of Fairfax, Missouri, has opened a stained glass business called Wynn Dixee Glass Studio (named in honor of Dave Wynn, who taught his skills to Charla). The new business is located inside The  Continue Reading »

Atchison County reaches 85 COVID-19 cases

Written on October 20, 2020

The Atchison County Health Department reported that there were eight new COVID-19 cases reported October 12-18, 2020: 1 female – age 20-29 1 female, 1 male – ages 50-59 2 females, 2 males – ages 60-69 1 female – age 70-79 As of October 18, there had been 85 total cases and five were currently  Continue Reading »

Celebrating 55 years of service

Written on October 20, 2020

Bank Midwest in Rock Portcelebrated Jayne Ann Bennington’s 55 years of service this last week. There aren’t many employees who can say they have worked at the same business for over five decades. We hope you were able to go through the drive thru and get a cookie.

Gov. Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2019

Written on October 20, 2020

Missouri Governor Mike Parson awarded the Medal of Valor to Rock Port Police Chief Shannon Sherwood, below, and Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Keaton L. Ebersold, above. (Photos by the Office of Missouri Governor Parson) Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 11 first responders and six civilians for heroic and  Continue Reading »

Seiter hired as new officer for Rock Port

Written on October 20, 2020

Rock Port Police Department officer Luke Seiter. The Rock Port Police Department, along with the Rock Port Board of Aldermen, welcomed their newest officer, Luke Seiter, on August 27, 2020. Luke is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri, graduating from Lafayette High School in 2006. In 2008 Luke graduated from the police academy. Luke got  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Police Dept. receives funds to purchase in-car camera

Written on October 20, 2020

Jeff Arp, left, of MIRMA recently presented the Tarkio Police Department, represented by Chief Tyson Gibbons, right, with a grant to purchase a new in-car camera. (Tarkio Police Department photo) At the regular Tarkio Board of Aldermen meeting Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Tarkio Po-lice Chief Tyson Gibbons accepted recognition for a grant funding application utilized  Continue Reading »

Three long-term recovery flood projects funded

Written on October 20, 2020

Atchison and Holt Counties and several other entities suffered extensive damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2019. The damages commenced in March with rising river levels and levee failures and continued in some areas throughout the year. Assessments of the damage areas were completed by both Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Department  Continue Reading »

New equipment at Fairfax City Park

Written on October 20, 2020

Sophie Smith, daughter of Zac and Katie Smith, Fairfax, is having fun on the new fire truck in the Fairfax City Park. This piece of equipment is for toddlers and was purchased by Fairfax Improvement Foundation. The foundation has initiated several projects this year for the betterment of Fairfax. Bo Peregrine, left, Isaac Vette, center,  Continue Reading »

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Written on October 20, 2020

Thanks to very generous donations made to C.A.R.E. of Atchison County this past year, C.A.R.E. was able to have all new windows installed on the back porch of the C.A.R.E. house. (C.A.R.E. photo) Submitted by Nikki Graves, Victim Advocate October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this year it looks a little different. With COVID on  Continue Reading »

Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program

Written on October 20, 2020

Tarkio, Westboro, and Fairfax The Tarkio/Westboro Ministerial Alliance has launched its annual “Adopt-a-Child” Christmas program. This year, Tarkio will be handling the adoptions for Fairfax also. Applicants should apply through Community Services this year. The “Adopt-a-Child” program is a way to provide assistance for families who have found themselves in a situation that hinders them  Continue Reading »

Meals on Wheels adoption

Written on October 20, 2020

The Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring a Meals on Wheels adoption program (this will take the place of senior baskets) for Tarkio, Westboro, and Fairfax senior citizens. You can simply donate (suggestion is $30) and your money will provide a senior with meals.  Checks can be left in the office at the Tarkio First Baptist Church  Continue Reading »