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July 4th Fireworks Fund

Written on June 2, 2020

Ready for a blast this 4th of July? The Rock Port Chamber is too! Once again, the firemen have planned a great fireworks display. Help raise the goal of $7,000 by making a donation. You can take your donation to Craig Corken at Oswald Crow Agency, 319 S. Main, or the Atchison County Mail, 300  Continue Reading »

THS Class of 2020 graduates

Written on June 2, 2020

Jake McEnaney, left, was the valedictorian for the Tarkio Class of 2020, and Gus Hurst, right, was salutatorian. The Tarkio High School graduation ceremony was held Sunday, May 31, 2020, at David Palmeiro Stadium. Watch for the special graduation section to be published in the June 18 edition of the Atchison County Mail.

Trudy Martin retires

Written on June 2, 2020

Trudy Martin was honored at a retirement reception Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Tarkio Family Practice. It’s rare to find someone who works in the same or similar profession all of their life. When you do find that someone, you know that they are truly hardworking and dedicated and usually one of the bests in  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Farmers Market opens for the season

Written on June 2, 2020

The Farmers Market has opened for the season in Fairfax. Weather permitting, vendors will be set up every Friday, 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Hwy. 59 and North Broadway Street. Customers will be treated to a variety of baked goods, fresh vegetables, and flowers. Be sure to stop by for some goodies.

Klute wins 2020 Surprise Graduate Gift Giveaway

Written on June 2, 2020

Hy-Vee recently honored high school graduates in a 2020 Surprise Graduate Gift Giveaway. Anna Klute, middle, was the Tarkio Hy-Vee winner and was gifted an Instapot and candy basket. Her gifts were presented by Tarkio Hy-Vee Store Manager Jennifer Heard, right, and accounting coordinator Tracy Whitaker, left, on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Tarkio Board of Aldermen holds special meeting on pool opening

Written on June 2, 2020

The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen met in special session Thursday, May 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Mayor Tim Morehouse called the meeting to order. The pledge of allegiance was recited by all. Roll call was conducted by City Clerk Rebecca Jones. Mayor Morehouse and aldermen Scott Poppa, Mike Klosek, Blu Dow and Andy  Continue Reading »

Atchison County Garage Sales

Written on June 2, 2020

Salvation Army helping food pantry to fill the shelves

Written on June 2, 2020

Atchison County’s Salvation Army is helping the Tarkio / Westboro / Fairfax Food Pantry by fulfilling a request to organize a food drive. For fun, teams have been created to “compete” to fill the pantry. The contest will run from June 1 through July 1. If anyone else would like to volunteer, please contact Tammy  Continue Reading »

Fairfax graduation planned for June 13

Written on June 2, 2020

The Fairfax R-3 School will hold its graduation for the Fairfax Class of 2020 Saturday, June 13, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairfax football field. Each student is allowed 20 guests (that does not include parents). Graduates will be seated on the football field. Parents and immediate family members will sit in the larger section  Continue Reading »

RPHS Commencement 2020

Written on June 2, 2020

Graduation will be held Sunday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Jay Stadium. Each senior is limited to 10 tickets for guests. The southwest gate will be limited to handicapped guests. The southeast gate will be open for all other guests. All guests will be subject to a touchless temperature scan and ticket verification  Continue Reading »

Pop-Up Mobile Food Pantry

Written on June 2, 2020

Atchison County residents are invited to another Pop-Up Mobile Pantry in Tarkio. Community Services, Inc., along with Second Harvest Community Food Bank, will be hosting the event Thursday, June 18, 2020, starting at 10:00 a.m. and going until 12:00 noon (while supplies last) on Main Street in front of Community Services, 322 Main Street, Tarkio.  Continue Reading »

No Hunger Summer – Free meals for kids

Written on June 2, 2020

Second Harvest Community Food Bank and Rock Port Ministerial Alliance have opened their No Hunger Summer feeding site to assist youth in need during the summer. No Hunger Summer meals are free to all children under 18, and there is a $1 charge for parents. There are no income requirements. You do not have to  Continue Reading »