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THS Class of 2020 graduates

Written on June 2, 2020

Jake McEnaney, left, was the valedictorian for the Tarkio Class of 2020, and Gus Hurst, right, was salutatorian. The Tarkio High School graduation ceremony was held Sunday, May 31, 2020, at David Palmeiro Stadium. Watch for the special graduation section to be published in the June 18 edition of the Atchison County Mail.

Fairfax R-3 School Board meets

Written on June 2, 2020

The Fairfax R-3 School Board met May 21, 2020, via Zoom. Mike Lewis called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present were Josh Oswald, Sam O’Riley, Chris Smith, Jon Graves (6:43 p.m.), Brett Johnson, and Mike Lewis. Others present were Fairfax R-3 Superintendent Jeremy Burright, Fairfax K-12 Principal Dustin Barnes, and board secretary Karen  Continue Reading »

East Atchison athletes honored

Written on June 2, 2020

The East Atchison winter and spring athletes were recently recognized for their successful seasons, as well as individual successes. The seniors who went out for the spring sports were also recognized. East Atchison Boys’ Basketball 2019-2020 Basketball players – Jake McEnaney, Trey Bowling, Gus Hurst, Briacin Bywater, Jordan Goodin, Wyatt Burke, Ian Hedlund, Kaylin Merriweather,  Continue Reading »

RPHS Commencement 2020

Written on May 26, 2020

Graduation will be held Sunday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Jay Stadium. Each senior is limited to 10 tickets for guests. The southwest gate will be limited to handicapped guests. The southeast gate will be open for all other guests. All guests will be subject to a touchless temperature scan and ticket verification  Continue Reading »

Fairfax graduation planned for June 13

Written on May 26, 2020

Fairfax R-3 School has announced its plans for the Fairfax Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. Graduation will take place Saturday, June 13, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairfax football field. Each student is allowed 20 guests (that does not include parents). Graduates will be seated on the football field. Parents and immediate family members will  Continue Reading »

Tarkio R-I Board of Education

Written on May 26, 2020

The Tarkio R-I Board of Education met May 20, 2020. The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Meyer at 7:00 p.m. Board members in attendance were Jamie Barnett, Garrett Wood, Chris Yates, Steve Klute, and Ann Schlueter. Sam Hannah joined the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Others in attendance were Superintendent Karma Coleman, board  Continue Reading »

Rock Port R-II School Board meeting

Written on May 26, 2020

The Rock Port R-II School Board of Education met May 14, 2020. President Jeremy Davis called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Other members present were Afton Schomburg, Harold Lawrence, Rich Dewhirst, Clay Vogler, Ken Miller, and Dan Lucas. Also present were Superintendent Ethan Sickels, High School Principal Donnie Parsons, Elementary Principal Steve  Continue Reading »

Local FFA members receive state’s highest FFA honor

Written on May 19, 2020

Seven Atchison County FFA members have received the State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at state level. They are: Joey Herron, Lauren Kelly, Ethan Lucas, Rebekah Lucas, Remington Stoner, and Fischer Tharp of Rock Port, and Jaycee Graves of Fairfax. The local FFA members join a record 988 degree recipients receiving the honor. The list  Continue Reading »

Fairfax seniors ring the bell

Written on May 19, 2020

Seniors said goodbye to Fairfax R-3 by ringing the bell one last time Friday evening, May 15, 2020. Pictured above, left to right, are: front row – Wyatt Burke, Jesse Graves, Kilea Cooper, McKenzie Frohn, Jaycee Graves, Jaelynn Hill, and Morgan O’Riley; and back row – Ben Bowling and Trey Bowling. Jaelynn Hill gives the  Continue Reading »

Rock Port School teacher parade

Written on May 19, 2020

Cars lined up on Calhoun Street as they made a circle cruise around the student parking lot on the east side of the school. Isabella Kroeger is all smiles as she parades through the parking lot to see the teachers. Jack Bailey, a/k/a Rusty McDuke, holds up his appreciation sign for Mrs. Waigand.

Rock Port R-II retirees honored

Written on May 19, 2020

Rock Port R-II School recently recognized five employees upon their retirement. The group represented a century and a half of service to Rock Port R-II. Receiving awards were Steve Grossman, Jackie Miller, Marty Farley, Lyn Simmons, and Delores Holmes. Steve Grossman worked for the Rock Port R-II School District in maintenance a total of 41  Continue Reading »

Fairfax R-3 teachers say goodbye to students

Written on May 19, 2020

Fairfax R-3 teachers and administrators waved goodbye to students who drove by the school Thursday evening, May 14, 2020. The students didn’t get to enjoy the last part of their school year with their teachers in school so the kids who drove by were excited to see everyone and were full of smiles (including Mack  Continue Reading »