People & Living

Girl Scouts work on community services projects

Written on June 2, 2020

Tarkio Girl Scouts Charlee and Izabella planted flowers on Main Street. Girl Scouts Adi, Alyce, and Viktorya planted flowers at Torrey Pines. Girl Scouts Avery, Aspyn, Caroline, and Brenna (not pictured) raised $722 selling fresh squeezed lemonade on cruise nights in Atchison County. The girls worked with Hy-Vee in Tarkio to purchase cases of food.  Continue Reading »

Farmers and ranchers in Missouri can now apply for financial assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Written on June 2, 2020

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The  Continue Reading »

Census response data

Written on June 2, 2020

Atchison County citizens were challenged earlier this year to complete their census information. Atchison County’s response rate is 60.8% as of May 31, 2020, slightly above that of the State of Missouri (60.7%), as well as the United States (60.5%). The census response rate data as of May 31, 2020, for Atchison County towns was:  Continue Reading »

New COVID-19 tracking tool monitors continuous 14-day trends as nation, states reopen

Written on June 2, 2020

A screenshot of the swipe map showing new COVID-19 cases in Missouri over the past 14 days. A new tracking tool developed at the University of Missouri provides a continuously updated 14-day snapshot of new cases of COVID-19 in every county in the nation, helping the public monitor trends in cases as local stay-at-home restrictions  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Board of Aldermen meeting

Written on June 2, 2020

The Rock Port Board of Aldermen met Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom with Mayor Chris Chamberlain presiding. Board members present were Ron Deatz, Lavon Paukert, Todd Stevens, and Tim Taylor. Also present were Superintendent Trevor Hale, Utility Clerk Terri McGuire, Chief of Police Shannon Sherwood, and City Clerk Emily Schulte. Visitors  Continue Reading »

Tips to keep mosquitoes away

Written on June 2, 2020

Summer is on its way, which means so are mosquitoes. The flying pests invade neighborhoods like an army, but they aren’t just a backyard nuisance with bites that itch. They also can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika. Most regions of the U.S. have issues with mosquitoes, but knowing prevention and mitigation  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Park Board meetings

Written on June 2, 2020

The Rock Port Park Board met Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Members present were Katey Kroeger, Jill Lager, Tisha Jackson, Clint Dougherty, Tawni Ellis, Shauna Farmer, Sheena Roup, and Devon Sons. Also present were Alderman Liaison Todd Stevens, Mayor Chris Chamberlain, City Clerk Emily Schulte, and Terri McGuire. The meeting agenda  Continue Reading »

OATS Transit schedule

Written on June 2, 2020

OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service, but with restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is limited seating on each bus to facilitate social distancing measures, and riders are encouraged to wear face masks/coverings. Drivers are sanitizing the buses on a routine basis. Individuals can call the OATS Transit office at 816-279-3131 or  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Food Pantry

Written on June 2, 2020

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: peas, beets, crackers, cream of mushroom soup, potatoes, pancake mix, syrup, sugar, flour, cooking oil, toilet paper, paper towels, peaches, crushed pineapple, small canned hams, Spam, and dish soap. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into  Continue Reading »

Card shower for 80th birthday

Written on June 2, 2020

A card shower is planned in honor of Pat Martin,Westboro, Missouri, who will celebrate her 80th birthday June 17, 2020. Cards may be sent to: 604 High Street, Westboro, MO 64498.

Vacation Bible School: Knights of North Castle

Written on June 2, 2020

The Rock Port United Methodist Church will host this year’s Vacation Bible School July 13 – 17 for children from preschool through sixth grade. Each day’s session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor, invites children to be strong  Continue Reading »

Fredes to observe 70th anniversary

Written on June 2, 2020

James E. and Marcia L. (Johnson) Frede of Rock Port, Missouri, will be married 70 years on June 11, 2020. The couple was married June 11, 1950, at the United Methodist Church in Westboro, Missouri. They have two children, Janet and David. Their family includes Janet (David) Taylor, Gravois Mills, Missouri, and their family, Anne  Continue Reading »