Both Emily Bremer and Josie Watkins received a I rating at Districts which qualifies them to go to State Music contest in Columbia.
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April 2 was the 2016 All-District Solo and Small Ensemble Contest at St. Joseph Central High School. Students are required to prepare a piece and then perform it in front of a judge. Ratings are as follows: (I) Superior, (II) Excellent, (III), Good, (IV) Fair, and (V) Need Improvement.  ... + continue reading

Sixth Grade teacher Mr. Parsons presented Aubrey Watkins with a medal and a stuffed lion for being one of the finalists in the essay contest from Rock Port.
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The annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation was held Monday, April 4, 2016, at the Fairfax R-3 School. Speakers for the evening included Atchison County Sheriff Dennis Martin and Deputy Rick Sons. Alexis Brown, Tarkio, was the overall essay winner. Winners from the... + continue reading
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On Thursday, April 7 the Rock Port High School Band participated in MSHSAA's State Band Large Ensemble Festival at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Rock Port was the first performance of the day, 7:40 a.m. Rock Port Band played Irish Tune from County Derry and Machine Age.... + continue reading
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A funeral service for Mary Lucille Lee was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Tarkio Assembly of God Church. Pastor Kevin Smith officiated. Interment was held at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Mary, the daughter of Elza... + continue reading
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Three boys, one girl, we are excited to give it a whirl!  Brandon and Jennifer Peregrine, Tarkio, Mo. are pleased to announce the arrival of their fourth child, Bennett Kash. Bennett was born Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 12:10 a.m. at SSM St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo. He weighed 8... + continue reading
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The Scouts annual Pinewood Derby for pack 59 was held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in the  Atchison County Memorial Building. Brecken Kelly placed 1st, Tayden Cook came in second place, Brogan Krutz was third and Gabe Gebhards landed in fourth. + continue reading
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The 2016 Tarkio Quad Track Meet was held on April 5 and both the Rock Port and the East Atchison athletes represented their schools well. Girls: 100 Meter Dash: 1. Alissa Nelson, NWN, 13.98; 3. Grace Martin, EA, 14.17; 4. Amanda Culver, EA, 14.59; 5. Montana Martin, RP, 14.64; 6. Alyssa... + continue reading
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The annual Youth Turkey Chek-In was held April 9 and 10 in the "old Rock Port Casey's".  The mock check station was sponsored Northwest Missouri Sportsman’s Club.  Several prizes were given away and great job to all of the youth hunters and guides who got out there and... + continue reading
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(BUSINESS WIRE) KCP&L has announced plans to increase its sustainability portfolio with the purchase of an additional 500 megawatts (MW) of power from two new wind facilities in its service region. That’s enough energy to power up to 170,000 homes. “This announcement marks a... + continue reading
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Teresa and Tim Morehouse of Tarkio are asking for donations to improve the roadways at Tarkio Home Cemetery before the cemetery is visited by hundreds of people on Memorial Day Weekend. On a recent drive through Tarkio Home Cemetery, the couple became overwhelmed with the desire to assist in the... + continue reading
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The red pickup is taking us north for the last time. No invoice in the console, no trailer full of Hurst Greenery plants bumping behind us. Just Blake and me lurching across the ruts on I-29, fighting the loosey-goosey front end of this 15 yr. old warhorse and looking for its replacement on the... + continue reading
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A funeral service for Laurel Electa (Meyer) Craven was held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Pastor Andy Braams officiated. Interment was held at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Laurel, the daughter of... + continue reading
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Ken Johnson, husband of Jessica Towle Johnson, was tragically taken from this life on April 4, 2016, at the age of 38. Services were held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment was held at Center Grove Cemetery in Westboro, Missouri, at 5:... + continue reading
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Girl for Merriett and Ridnour- Beth Merriett and Jason Ridnour of Tarkio are pleased to announce the birth of their baby girl, Adamae LeeAnn Ridnour. Adamae was born at 3:02 on Friday, April 1, 2016, at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri. She weighed 4 pounds and 12 ounces. Besides her... + continue reading
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Girl for Bates and Patridge- Kimberly Patridge of Belton, MO, and Robbie Bates of Tarkio are pleased to announce the birth of their baby girl, Sophia Marie Patridge-Bates. Sophia was born at 10:25 a.m. on January 25, 2016, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. She weighed 7... + continue reading
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Baby boy for Peregrines- Three boys, one girl, we are excited to give it a whirl!  Brandon and Jennifer Peregrine, Tarkio, are pleased to announce the arrival of their fourth child, Bennett Kash. Bennett was born Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 12:10 a.m. at SSM St. Francis Hospital in Maryville,... + continue reading
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Jim Crawford, from University of Missouri Extension, was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, April 5, 2016, meeting of the Tarkio Rotary Club. Jim spoke about spring application of crabgrass preventer, pruning summer blooming shrubs, and maintaining at least three inches of height in the lawn for... + continue reading

The Fairfax Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs joined forces for their annual Election Day Pancake Feed Tuesday, April 5. Proceeds of the pancake feed went to the summer ball program. Workers at the pancake feed (pictured above, left to right) included: Bob Alldredge, Kent Fisher, Danny Kemerling, Doug Garrison,
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Dan Fries signs in at the Fairfax poll Tuesday, April 5. Atchison County reported a 30% turnout of registered voters. In Fairfax, Josh Oswald and Mike Lewis were elected to the Fairfax R-3 School Board, and Michael Oswald was elected as Fairfax Alderman-at-Large.
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Dan Fries signs in at the Fairfax poll Tuesday, April 5. Atchison County reported a 30% turnout of registered voters. In Fairfax, Josh Oswald and Mike Lewis were elected to the Fairfax R-3 School Board, and Michael Oswald was elected as Fairfax Alderman-at-Large. + continue reading

Both Emily Bremer and Josie Watkins received a I rating at Districts which qualifies them to go to State Music contest in Columbia.

Sixth Grade teacher Mr. Parsons presented Aubrey Watkins with a medal and a stuffed lion for being one of the finalists in the essay contest from Rock Port.

The Fairfax Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs joined forces for their annual Election Day Pancake Feed Tuesday, April 5. Proceeds of the pancake feed went to the summer ball program. Workers at the pancake feed (pictured above, left to right) included: Bob Alldredge, Kent Fisher, Danny Kemerling, Doug Garrison,

Dan Fries signs in at the Fairfax poll Tuesday, April 5. Atchison County reported a 30% turnout of registered voters. In Fairfax, Josh Oswald and Mike Lewis were elected to the Fairfax R-3 School Board, and Michael Oswald was elected as Fairfax Alderman-at-Large.

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The Fairfax High School Junior/Senior Prom, “Under the Sea,” was held Saturday, April 23, 2016. Students and their dates arrived at Fairfax High School for pictures, then were transported by bus to the prom at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. David Bungenstock and Amber Clark were crowned Prom King and Queen. The After Prom event was held at Defy Gravity. See page 10 for more pictures.
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Shown presenting a check for $500 to Debra Wyatt, Fairfax R-3 Band teacher, are members of Xi Lambda Beta with the Fairfax Concert Band gathering around. Seated (left to right) are: Krys Carlock, Janice Ray, Debra Wyatt, Vickie Smith, Ginny Vernon, Sandy Fisher and Marilyn Alldredge.
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Fairfax Xi Lambda Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was concerned to learn that the Fairfax School Band was in dire need of a baritone saxophone. After learning the cost of such an instrument they decided to help bring the purchase of one to a more readily possibility. This sorority knows the... + continue reading
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The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The meeting was called to order by Alva Stoner, Mayor, at 6:06 p.m. Also present were: Jack Kruse, Kristi Duering, Pam O’Riley, Greg Beck, Michael Oswald, Ryan Kingery, Aldermen; Melissa Gilpin, City Clerk... + continue reading
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The 2016 Fairfax Alumni Banquet will be held Friday, May 13, in the high school gymnasium. The theme is “Superheroes of Fairfax.” The doors will be open at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet starts at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Tickets will be $15. There is still time to make reservations for... + continue reading

Atchison County FFA members were able to meet with State Representative Allen Andrews at the Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day. Pictured above (left to right) are: Gage Crowley, Alyssa Beck, Ethan Riley, Rep. Andrews, Kris Riley, Karlly Eyman, Jeremy Palmer, and Dustin Lambertsen.
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It was a busy day for 425 high school students and their chaperones who were involved in the Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 14, 2016. For 22 years, the event has brought students and their legislators together at the State Capitol. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the Missouri... + continue reading

Fairfax Kiwanis members have been busy cleaning the concession stand at the ball field. Pictured above (left to right) are Ed Taylor, Jack Kruse and Bob Alldredge. Gene Carder is pictured below. (Photos by Danny Kemerling)
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The Fairfax Christian Church will host a unique missionary outreach this Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. Norma Jean Hackett is a team member and board member of Omaha Rapid Response, a non-profit organization founded by members of several churches in Omaha in response to natural and man-made... + continue reading
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The Studio at Heartland Recreation Center had its 3rd annual dance recital, “Happiness is...Dancing!” on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at the Liberty Theatre in Rock Port, Missouri. Free will donations accepted at the event totaled $930.44. The Studio will receive $465, that... + continue reading
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C.A.R.E. of Atchison County will be offering a support group for teen girls ages 13-18 focusing on: • Body Image • Self-esteem • Teen Dating • Coping Skills • Future Dreams/Goals •Healthy Relationships • Self-discovery • Bullying The goal of... + continue reading

Marian Signori from Rock Port High School helps Stoner Drug (Rock Port) pharmacist, Christopher Roup, fill prescriptions.
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On Tuesday, April 19th, the Atchison County Development Corporation put on the first ever job shadowing day. The seniors from our three local high schools were given the opportunity to go to different jobs in the county to observe different working positions. The Atchison County Sheriff’s... + continue reading
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Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce is excited to announce plans for the city’s 145th Annual Arbor Day Celebration. This year, Arbor Day is Friday, April 29. Festivities kick off that day at Arbor Lodge State Park with special programs for local school children featuring special guest Miss... + continue reading

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