People & Living

Atchison County roadwork

Written on July 9, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has planned in Atchison County for the week of July 8-14. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, striping,  Continue Reading »

FSA in Missouri extends prevented plant crop reporting deadline to July 15

Written on July 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the prevented plant crop reporting deadline for Missouri producers affected by spring flooding and excessive moisture. Producers now have until July 15, 2019, to report acres they intended to plant this spring but could not due to weather conditions. The new deadline coincides with  Continue Reading »

New titles at the library

Written on July 9, 2019

The Atchison County Library has recently added the following titles to its collection: FICTION– A Plain Vanilla Murder by Susan Wittig Albert, Whiskers In The Dark by Rita Mae Brown, The Bookshop On The Shore by Jenny Colgan, The Oracle by Clive Cussler, Girl In The Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg, City Of Girls  Continue Reading »

Missouri State Highway Patrol conducts special enforcement

Written on July 9, 2019

Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, announces the results of the special enforcement projects over the July 4th holiday.  The projects encompassed two days, July 3, 2019, and July 5, 2019, designated as the peak travel days for the holiday period. As a result of the  Continue Reading »

On The Spiritual Side…You Are More Precious Than The Lilies

Written on July 9, 2019

Submitted by Pastor Mike Christian, Tarkio Assembly of God God knows where you are and what you’re going through! There are times when we feel all alone. Times when we feel as though even our best friend has forsaken us, left us to deal with our problems or difficulties all by ourselves. These moments can  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Food Pantry needs

Written on July 9, 2019

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper, tomatoes, soup, flour, cooking oil, cereal, Jello/pudding mix, and dish soap. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts located in the lobby.

“Life is Like a Box of Chocolates”

Written on July 9, 2019

By Cindy Walker Burton Forrest Gump famously quipped, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.” Amongst the chewy caramels, sweet coconuts and crunchy nuts, you sometimes end up picking out a funny-colored fruity flavor. Come to think of it, life is like a lot of other things besides  Continue Reading »

New Arrival: Hayes Michael Martin

Written on July 9, 2019

Jordyn Jakub and Tanner Martin are the parents of a son, Hayes Michael Martin, born at 4:02 a.m. June 16, 2019, at Women’s Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Emersyn K Martin. Grandparents are Stephanie and Jeff  Continue Reading »

Craig Cronies time again

Written on July 9, 2019

The Craig Cronies will be meeting for a “dutch treat” lunch on Thursday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Golden Corral in St. Joseph, Missouri. Anyone who attended Craig School,  lived in Craig or had friends there is sure to enjoy the time to visit, renew friendships, and share fun memories. The Cronies meet there  Continue Reading »

Brenda Lutz earns second place in Phi Beta Lambda national competition

Written on July 9, 2019

Brenda Lutz received an award for her second place finish at the PBL National Leadership Conference in June. Brenda Lutz of Rock Port brought home two top 15 finishes from the national competition at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio. She joined her teammates in bringing home 15 national awards including  Continue Reading »

Atchison County Historical Society meeting July 14

Written on July 9, 2019

The Atchison County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting this Sunday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the museum on Main Street in Tarkio, Missouri. Copies of their newest cemetery book and Rural Schools of Atchison County can be obtained at the meeting or by calling Delores Harrington at 660-736-4680.

New officers installed

Written on July 9, 2019

Tarkio Rotary incoming president for 2019-2020, Bob Koch, left, presents outgoing president, Brad Mathers, right, with his presidential plaque. Brad in-stalled Bob as the new Rotary president at the Tarkio Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Also installed was the executive board, with members pictured below, from left to right: Service Chair Jayne Scott,  Continue Reading »