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Rock Port home destroyed in fire

Written on January 21, 2020

Frigid temperatures and the home’s remote location made fighting the fire difficult for the firemen. The Rock Port Volunteer Fire Department was called to a chimney fire shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Upon arrival, they found the home of Mark and Christy Lytle, Rock Port, nearly completely engulfed. A mutual aid  Continue Reading »

Community Hospital-Fairfax welcomes first babies born in 2020

Written on January 21, 2020

Chris and Rachel Hall are pictured above with their daughters. The babies are currently patients in the NICU of an Omaha hospital. Twin baby girls born to Rachel and Chris Hall of Mound City, Missouri, are this year’s New Year babies at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri. Kharagun Jamaica and Kheringtyn Richelle were born at  Continue Reading »

Tarkio FFA Fish Fry February 2

Written on January 21, 2020

The Tarkio FFA Chapter is hosting a Fish Fry Sunday, February 2, 2020, at the Tarkio High School Ag Building (Chestnut & 12th Streets) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy fried catfish, fried chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, and dessert. Children 5 and under eat for free, 6-12 year-olds for $5,  Continue Reading »

Fairfax students raising funds for trip to Spain

Written on January 21, 2020

Fairfax High School students Kilea Cooper, Jaycee Graves, Jesse Graves, and Gena Mitchell will participate in an educational travel program to Spain June 1 – 10, 2020, and have been raising funds to pay for the trip. Join them at a spaghetti lunch Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the  Continue Reading »

Daddy Daughter Dance

Written on January 21, 2020

New Horizons will be hosting a Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 8, in the Rock Port School’s north gym, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are two people for $20, three people for $25, or four or more people for $30. This buckaroo ball invites any young lady, age preschool  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Board of Aldermen meeting

Written on January 21, 2020

The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, January 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present were Andy Riley, Scott Poppa, Mike Klosek and Blu Dow, aldermen; Mayor Tim Morehouse; and Rebecca Jones, Clerk. The minutes of the regular meeting December 4, 2019, were approved. There were no additions  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Board of Aldermen meeting

Written on January 21, 2020

The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen met January 15, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Ryan Kingery, mayor, at 7:35 p.m. Also in attendance were: Kristi Duering, Michael Oswald, and Beth Graves, aldermen; Lori Helfers, City Clerk; John Brown, Water Superintendent; and Danny Kemerling, Treasurer.     The aldermen voted to approve  Continue Reading »

Tarkio R-I Board of Education meeting

Written on January 21, 2020

The Tarkio R-I Board of Education met Wednesday, January 15, 2019, at Tarkio High School. The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Meyer at 7:00 p.m. Board members who were in attendance were: Jamie Barnett, Chris Yates, Garrett Wood, Sam Hannah, and Steve Klute. Ann Schlueter was absent. Others in attendance were Tarkio  Continue Reading »

Driver injured when vehicle hits dirt berm

Written on January 21, 2020

A one-vehicle accident in Atchison County sent a driver to the hospital with minor injuries January 19, 2020. A 2020 Dodge Ram, driven by Kyle G. Pierson, 27, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was heading southbound on F Avenue at 6:50 a.m. when he approached the intersection of 270th. Pierson observed a dirt berm across the  Continue Reading »

City of Tarkio presents Johnathon Stout with proclamation for heroic actions

Written on January 14, 2020

The City of Tarkio presented Johnathon Stout, left, with a proclamation recognizing him for his heroic actions in entering the burning home of Martha Wallace Johnson and pulling her out to safety in time. Mayor Tim Morehouse, right, who recognized Johnathon, said it’s not every day that you find such a perfect example of an  Continue Reading »

Deadline to file for municipal election is Jan. 21

Written on January 14, 2020

The deadline to file as a candidate in the April 7, 2020, Municipal Election is January 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. The following is a list of seats that will be up in April and candidates who have filed (as of Monday, January 13, 2020): FAIRFAX Fairfax Board of Aldermen (two At Large openings, two-year  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Fish Fry Jan. 18

Written on January 14, 2020

The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department will host a fish fry Saturday, January 18, at the Fairfax Fire Station. Serving will begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue until the food runs out. A free will donation will be accepted. Free delivery is available for senior citizens in Fairfax by calling 686-2581.