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Tarkio College, Inc. receives certification to launch Tarkio Technology Institute

Written on September 10, 2019

Tarkio College, Inc. Board of Directors has announced the launch of Tarkio Technology Institute, a post-secondary career and technical school that will offer diploma and certificate programs in Plumbing Technology and Wind Energy Technology beginning January 6, 2020. Tarkio College, Inc. believes Tarkio Tech will help fill the much-needed vacancies in our regional industries and  Continue Reading »

Missouri Century Farm

Written on September 10, 2019

Pictured above (left to right) are Connie and Emmett Windhorst and Treyvor Umbarger, Vice Chair of the Atchison County Extension Council. The University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Farm Bureau have recognized the 80-acre farm belonging to Emmett and Connie Windhorst of Fairfax as a Missouri Century Farm. The Windhorsts were honored at the University  Continue Reading »

Food Pantry in Tarkio moves to new location

Written on September 10, 2019

The Tarkio High School FFA and FCCLA members who helped move the Tarkio/Westboro/Fairfax, Missouri, Food Pantry from the old location to the new one included, from left to right: front row – Riley Lekey, Grace Peck, Josie King, and Stormy Nordhausen; and back row – Daniel Lesher, Brooke Lee, Alexis Brown, and Katie Hall. Also  Continue Reading »

County schools now have School Resource Officer

Written on September 10, 2019

Deputy Devon Sons holds the door open for Fairfax High School students as they move on to their next class. Students in all three Atchison County schools will become to know Deputy Sons as a familiar face in the halls thanks to his new role as the School Resource Officer for Rock Port, Tarkio and  Continue Reading »

Friendship Day raises over $1,400 for Tarkio Parks & Rec

Written on September 10, 2019

Crew Martin and his cousin, Leevi Driskell, dance to the music played over the loudspeaker at the Friendship Day Fair on Main Street in Tarkio.   Kenisyn Yost and Charlotte Wright don their smiles at the Friendship Day Fair Photo Booth Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Tarkio. Some unfortunate Friendship Day Fair attendees wait behind  Continue Reading »

U.S. Route 159 access to Rulo, Nebraska, restored

Written on September 10, 2019

Holt County U.S. Route 159 from Route 111 at Big Lake to Rulo, Nebraska, was opened to traffic September 6. The route was closed due to flooding in late March. Crews from Phillips Hardy Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began the process of removing debris and completing extensive roadway repairs in late  Continue Reading »

Homecoming 2019 – Game On

Written on September 10, 2019

Homecoming Queen Marisa Carder and King Ethan Brumbraugh were crowned at the Rock Port High School Football Homecoming game on Friday, September 6, 2019. Crownbearers were Bertie Meyerkorth, left, and Jagger Jones, right. (See page 7 for more Homecoming 2019 pictures.) The 2019 Rock Port Football Homecoming Court includes the following students, from left to  Continue Reading »

Dog Days of Summer

Written on September 10, 2019

These two happy pooches were among several local dogs who took part in Tarkio Parks and Recreation Department’s Dog Days of Summer swim night Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Tarkio Municipal Pool. The dogs were able to swim the open pool for three hours.

Band marches in Popcorn Day Parade

Written on September 10, 2019

The Rock Port Marching Band marched in the annual Popcorn Day Parade Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa.

Benefit dinner and silent auction for Bill Lee

Written on September 10, 2019

A benefit dinner for Bill Lee of Tarkio will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Tarkio Community Building (402 S. 3rd Street). Stop by and enjoy a pork loin dinner and silent auction while helping to raise funds for Bill, who is currently fighting cancer. The silent  Continue Reading »

Tarkio FFA fruit sales

Written on September 10, 2019

Tarkio FFA fruit sales are going on now through September 20. They are selling fresh fruit, hams and turkeys, meat sticks, snack meats and cheeses, and cookie dough. If you are interested in purchasing please contact an FFA member or the Tarkio Ag Dept. at 660-746-4118, Ext. 4200.

Opera House and First National Bank

Written on September 10, 2019

This picture of the Opera House and First National Bank is another of those painted by Edna O’Dell and featured in a book, “Tarkio Memories – Through the Art of Edna McCoy O’Dell,” being sold by Tarkio College. The Opera House was built in 1890 through the collaboration of Tarkio’s leading citizens as an entertainment  Continue Reading »