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Technical difficulties with the weekly edition

Written on September 21, 2021

Technology is great, but not always our friend! We are having issues with uploading this week’s edition to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope it can be uploaded soon.

Tarkio to hold Friendship Day

Written on September 21, 2021

Save the date Saturday, September 25, for Friendship Day on Main Street in Tarkio from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. A $5 entry fee will include all games, rides, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs and water. Some new things this year are: 200’ zip line (set up by a company out of Kansas City), axe  Continue Reading »

Old Fashioned Saturday Night

Written on September 21, 2021

New Horizons held a ring toss for the chance to win a piece of candy. Mya Welch tests her skills. The Rock Port High School Art Club painted faces throughout the night. Angylena Owens does her magic on a young lady. Debbie Lutz and Mary Palmer enjoy a carriage ride. Everyone was getting in on  Continue Reading »

KJ’s: The old is new at Westboro

Written on September 21, 2021

KJ’s is now being run by Sasha Bruce, right, who is helped by her mother, Teresa Hogue, left. (Beverly Clinkingbeard photo) By Beverly Clinkingbeard If you heard KJ’s in Westboro, Missouri, was closed, it is open and under new management. If you’re hankerin’ for great home cooking, it’s time for a visit. KJ’s is located  Continue Reading »

Atchison County COVID-19 cases rise by 12

Written on September 21, 2021

There were 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Atchison County from September 13-19, 2021: 1 male – age 0-9 1 male – age 10-19 2 females – ages 30-39 1 female – age 40-49 3 females, 1 male – ages 50-59 1 male – age 60-69 1 female – age 70-79 1 male –  Continue Reading »

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Written on September 21, 2021

Thanks to JR Chaney’s drone, this gorgeous view overlooking the Atchison County Courthouse and surrounding neighborhood in Rock Port is able to be enjoyed. It’s not a view most people get to see, but it sure is a beauty! (Photo by JR Chaney)

Fairfax Board of Aldermen

Written on September 21, 2021

The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting September 15, 2021. The meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by Mayor Ryan Kingery. Also in attendance were: Debra Wyatt, Tabitha Wintz, Michael Oswald, and Kristi Duering, Aldermen; Lori Helfers, City Clerk; Danny Kemerling, Treasurer; John Brown, Water Superintendent; Dakota Jones, Fairfax  Continue Reading »

Fatality accident on Hwy. 136 east of Rock Port

Written on September 21, 2021

A crew works to clear Hwy. 136 of debris after a fatal crash occurred September 14, 2021, just east of Rock Port, Missouri. A Tarkio, Missouri, man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 136 east of Rock Port, Missouri, September 14, 2021. The crash occurred at 5:17 p.m. when a 2000 Peterbilt 379,  Continue Reading »

Fall into fun!

Written on September 21, 2021

Come fall into fun at Niedermeyer Park (3rd and Broad streets) in Tarkio Saturday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m. You and your child will be painting with corn and apples, exploring pumpkin guts, making and playing with pumpkin pie dough, and challenging yourselves with a pumpkin shape sorter. Dress ready for some messy play and  Continue Reading »

Emergency blood shortage: donate Sept. 22 in Fairfax

Written on September 21, 2021

We are currently in an emergency blood shortage! There will be a blood drive held in Atchison County Wednesday, September 22, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fairfax Community Room (Fire Station) at 112 E. Main in Fairfax, Missouri. Sponsored by the Fairfax R-3 FFA and FCCLA chapters, this blood drive will give every presenting donor  Continue Reading »

Old Fashioned Saturday Night

Written on September 14, 2021

Rock Port’s Main Street will be full of fun Saturday, September 18, at the annual Old Fashioned Saturday Night. The evening will start at 5:00 p.m. with the singing of the national anthem at the intersection of Main and Opp streets. A ping pong ball drop will follow at the intersection of Main and Clay  Continue Reading »

Atchison County COVID-19 count rises by 22 to 613

Written on September 14, 2021

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Atchison County rose by 22 September 6 – 13, 2021, bringing the total to 613 cases. They included: 3 males – ages 10-19 2 females, 2 males – ages 20-29 2 females, 1 male – ages 30-39 1 female, 1 male – ages 40-49 2 females, 2 males  Continue Reading »