President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri

Written on May 21, 2019

Governor Mike Parson announced May 20, 2019, that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair  Continue Reading »

Westboro School bricks for sale

Written on May 21, 2019

The Westboro Lions Club is selling bricks from the Westboro High School. The Westboro Lions Club is selling limited-edition hand-stamped bricks from the gymnasium of the Westboro High School. The bricks are $20 apiece and the proceeds will go to the purchase of playground equipment to be placed at the site of the old school.  Continue Reading »

MU Extension in Atchison County welcomes summer intern

Written on May 21, 2019

University of Missouri Extension in Atchison County will have an intern in the office this summer. Brianna Justice, from Oregon, Missouri, will be working at the MU Extension center in Rock Port from mid-May to early August. During her internship, Justice will be learning about MU Extension’s mission of delivering research-based information to the public  Continue Reading »

Watson and Tarkio alumni banquets

Written on May 21, 2019

WATSON – The Watson Alumni Banquet will be Saturday evening, May 25, at the Watson Community Building. Those attending can visit from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. A picnic will begin at 7:00 p.m. The price of the meal is $10. TARKIO – The 2019 Tarkio High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May  Continue Reading »

No Hunger Summer

Written on May 21, 2019

No Hunger Summer will begin Tuesday, May 28. The program is free to all kids (no enrollment), and will conclude July 12. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Rock Port United Methodist Church. The first week’s menu will be: May 28: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, 2 cheese sticks, Sun  Continue Reading »

Drug Take Back June 1

Written on May 21, 2019

A Drug Take Back event will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri, at Farmers State Bank in Tarkio, Missouri, and Citizens Bank & Trust in Rock Port. Expired or unused medications can be dropped off from 9:00-11:00 a.m. The event is being sponsored by the Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary and  Continue Reading »

Postal Service participates in Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Written on May 21, 2019

The United States Postal Service recently held its annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. Post offices around the nation ask their customers to donate food items or other necessities for the local food pantries in their areas. The Tarkio Post Office collected 739 pounds, Rock Port collected over 800 pounds, and Fairfax collected 445 pounds.

Nancy Harrington retires after 26 years of teaching

Written on May 21, 2019

A retirement reception was held Sunday, May 5, 2019, for Nancy Harrington. Nancy Harrington of Fairfax, Missouri, said goodbye to her students and retired after 26 years of teaching in schools in Atchison and Holt counties. Nancy was born and raised in Fairfax and graduated second in her class from Fairfax R-3 High School in  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Board of Aldermen meeting

Written on May 21, 2019

The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting May 15, 2019. The meeting was called to order by Ryan Kingery, Mayor. Also in attendance were: Kristi Duering, Tabitha Wintz, Michael Oswald, and Beth Graves, Aldermen; John Brown, Water Superintendent; Kristy McDonald, City Clerk; Danny Kemerling, Treasurer; and Luke Roberson, employee. Kristy McDonald,  Continue Reading »

Accident at four-way stop in Rock Port

Written on May 21, 2019

Jody Vansickle works to get a wrecked van onto his Double M Towing truck to clear the intersection at Hwy. 136 and Route 111 in Rock Port Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Also pictured is Rock Port Police Officer Derek Morriss directing traffic around the scene. The driver of the van received minor injuries in the  Continue Reading »

ACDC board meeting

Written on May 21, 2019

The Atchison County Development Corporation board met May 15, 2019. Board members present were: Lori Seymour, Bob Alldredge, Roger Martin, Craig Corken, Eryn Stepp, Jeff Meyer, and Lydia Hurst. Monica Bailey and Carol Clark were also present. Board members voted to approve minutes as presented. They also voted to approve financials as presented. CD #1336  Continue Reading »

Tarkio High School Class of 2019 commencement ceremony

Written on May 14, 2019

Catelyn Prater, left, was valedictorian of the Tarkio Class of 2019. Kaely Kirwan, right, was salutatorian. Members of the Tarkio High School Class of 2019 received their diplomas in a commencement ceremony held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019, in the THS Gym. Twenty-nine seniors crossed the stage as Tarkio High School graduates, including  Continue Reading »