SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Missouri Businesses in Atchison County, Sets Up Outreach Center at Velma Houts Building

Written on July 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Missouri businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred March 11 – April 16, 2019, announced acting Administrator Christopher M. Pilkerton of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial  Continue Reading »

Wing Nuts Flying Circus hosts fly-in and air show

Written on July 16, 2019

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team was one of the highlights of both the night show and day show of the Wing Nuts Flying Circus festivites Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, 2019, at Gould Peterson Municipal Airport in Tarkio. Even though the temperature was sweltering, hundreds of people attended the Wing Nuts’ Air Show at  Continue Reading »

Gov. Parson signs legislation to keep wind farm revenues local

Written on July 16, 2019

Rep. Allen Andrews, his wife, Robin Andrews, Atchison County Clerk Susette Taylor, Rep. Jay Eggleston, and Trent Watson, MAC lobbyist, watch as Govenor Mike Parson signs HB 220 Bill. Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation sponsored by State Representative Allen Andrews that will ensure tax revenues generated by wind farm projects stay local. The bill  Continue Reading »

Atchison County Emergency Management updates mobile weather warning service

Written on July 16, 2019

Atchison County recently updated its account with OnSolve, providers of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service. This no-charge update will allow message recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. The message recipient’s Caller ID will read OnSolve or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. And for CodeRED Weather Warning calls,  Continue Reading »

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Pinocchio”

Written on July 16, 2019

Ian Stepp of Tarkio portrayed Pinocchio. Missoula Children’s Theatre presented “Pinocchio” Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the Tarkio High School Auditorium. Those who participated in the production included, from left to right: first row – Vera Hale, Sophie Hegstrom, and Graceyn Reeves; second row – Teagan Taylor, Caroline Powell, and Silas Lester; third row –  Continue Reading »

AHEC to hold 81st annual membership meeting July 30

Written on July 16, 2019

The 81st annual membership meeting of the Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative (AHEC) will be held Tuesday, July 30, at the Rock Port High School. Registration will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., with a meal served from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative is owned by the members that AHEC serves, and each member/owner’s  Continue Reading »

Plan to attend Old Fashioned Saturday Night September 21

Written on July 16, 2019

Old Fashioned Saturday Night is fast approaching. The event will be held on September 21 this year and will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the “Star Spangled Banner.” There will be a kids’ tractor pull and carriage rides, and the same people will be organizing the entertainment this year. There will be local entertainers performing.  Continue Reading »

Cook-out in Fairfax

Written on July 16, 2019

John Richards Post 284 will hold a cook-out this Saturday, July 20, in front of the Fairfax City Hall, Fairfax, Missouri. Members will serve hot dogs, brats and hamburgers from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a free will donation.

Back to School Fair

Written on July 16, 2019

Community Hospital-Fairfax (CH-F) and Community Healthcare Foundation will host the Atchison and Holt County Back to School Fairs July 23 in Atchison County and July 30 in Holt County. CH-F works with Community Services to supply children in need with school supplies for the upcoming school year. School supplies for the children who participate in  Continue Reading »

Driver killed in one-vehicle accident

Written on July 16, 2019

Nancy E. Cherry, 54, Fairfax, Missouri, was killed in a one-vehicle accident Monday, July 15, 2019. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Ms. Cherry was southbound on U.S. 59, two miles south of Fairfax, driving a 2010 Toyota van. The vehicle began skidding and went across the center line and off the  Continue Reading »

Time to show off some rural sweethearts!

Written on July 16, 2019

Fairfax Xi Lambda Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is making a plea for all Fairfax youth between the ages of birth thru high school to be a part of their portion of the Fairfax Fair this year. We want as many children as possible to help let people realize there are a lot of  Continue Reading »

Flood assistance for individuals and businesses

Written on July 16, 2019

Atchison County residents affected by the flood are encouraged to contact FEMA as ground representatives are here now to assist with sign up for disaster assistance. This applies to anyone impacted by the flood. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). You can also register online at When filling out FEMA paperwork for “Individual Assistance” you must remember  Continue Reading »