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TEC Club news

Written on October 15, 2019

By Georgia Gilley The TEC Club met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Pam Cooper to be welcomed by beautiful fall decorations both inside and out. The only trouble with fall is that winter is not far behind. We were all ready for pitch games. Merylan Lowrey was more than ready. She and Deb Johnson  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Rotary Club

Written on October 15, 2019

Nan Stepp, a member of Tarkio Renewal, spoke to Tarkio Rotarians on October 8, 2019, about the property improvement grant program sponsored by Tarkio Renewal. It is a 50/50 match for any exterior project for homes or businesses in Tarkio. Tarkio Renewal re-ceives their operating funds from donations. Rotarians com-mented how much the big flower  Continue Reading »

Dr. Wessler to receive Honorary American FFA Degree

Written on October 15, 2019

Dr. Alan Wessler of Columbia, Missouri, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. Dr. Wessler is the son of Pat Wessler of Tarkio and the late Paul Wessler. This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the  Continue Reading »

Watson Fire Department

Written on October 15, 2019

Members of the Watson Fire Department, pictured above (left to right) are: front row – Timmy Whelan, Chance Esser and Trey Garst; middle row – Rod Meinders, Jacob Gibson, and Seth Gaines; and back row – Tom Gibson (Chief), John Viets, Cody Gibson, D.J. Thompson, Jody Ellison (Assistant Chief). Andy Spiegel is not pictured.

ACDC board meeting

Written on October 15, 2019

The Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) board meeting was held October 9, 2019. Present were: Lori Seymour, Craig Corken, W.C. Farmer, Bob Alldredge, and Eryn Stepp, board members; Monica Bailey, director; and Carol Clark, assistant. The minutes were approved as presented. Financials: Farmers State Bank CD #67000665 matures on October 13, 2019, and will be  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Food Pantry needs

Written on October 15, 2019

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: potatoes, macaroni noodles, toilet paper, tissue, cooking oil, paper towels, mandarin oranges, small canned hams, frosting, peanut butter, and jelly. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts located in the lobby.

Brownville Concert Series to present The Who Generation: a tribute to The Who

Written on October 15, 2019

The Brownville Concert Series will welcome back Saucy Productions with their latest invention, The Who Generation: a tribute to The Who. This tribute band utilizes a line-up of some of the Kansas City region’s most talented and experienced musicians. It’s sure to be a show you don’t want to miss. They will perform in cabaret  Continue Reading »

Assessing frost damaged soybeans

Written on October 15, 2019

Frost has damaged many late planted soybeans. The frost damage depends on the combination of how low the temperatures dropped and the stage of maturity of soybeans when the frost or multiple frost events occurred. Drilled or narrow rowed soybean may provide protection with a dense canopy compared to wider row spacing. A killing frost  Continue Reading »

Sheriff’s Office to offer CCW Class

Written on October 15, 2019

The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class Saturday, October 19, 2019, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Velma Houts Building in Rock Port, Missouri. The price is $75 for Atchison County residents and $100 for non-Atchison County residents. This class is good for Missouri CCW certification as well as  Continue Reading »

Contracts awarded for NW Missouri bridge projects

Written on October 15, 2019

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded four contracts to replace or rehabilitate seven bridges in Northwest Missouri this week. Six of these bridges are included in Gov. Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program passed by the Missouri General Assembly during its 2019 session. The program appropriated $50 million in state general revenue to fund 45  Continue Reading »

Johnsongrass control

Written on October 15, 2019

Johnsongrass continues to spread into new areas in northwest Missouri. This weed is a perennial grass weed that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. Johnsongrass is listed as a noxious weed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. More information about noxious weed law can be found at https://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pdf/missouri-noxious-weed-law.pdf. A single plant of johnsongrass may produce more  Continue Reading »

Sheriff’s Office to offer CCW Class

Written on October 8, 2019

The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class Saturday, October 19, 2019, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Velma Houts Building in Rock Port, Missouri. Price is $75 for Atchison County residents and $100 for non-Atchison County residents. This class is good for Missouri CCW certification as well as Iowa  Continue Reading »