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KARL & THE COUNTRY DUTCHMEN – German-American Polka Band

The Grundy County Friends of the Arts Council, invite you to this evening of family fun with KARL & THE COUNTRY DUTCHMEN .

In 1973, at the age of 12, Karl Hartwich got his first concertina (a Silberhorn) as a combination birthday and Christmas present. Karl’s mom and dad bought the Silberhorn from Christy Hengel (who manufactured the Hengel Concertina) in New Ulm, Minnesota. Karl had never played a concertina

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Gallatin group seeks $50,000 grant

It is for the Gallatin entrance beautification project

A comprehensive, long-term beautification plan for Gallatin is one goal being targeted by the Gallatin Area Revitalization Alliance (GARA).

During the March 21 meeting, five group members met with Syd Weybrew, Jr., groundskeeper for Northwest Missouri State University, regarding the Gallatin entrance beautification project. Weybrew will assist in the application process for a MoDOT Transportation Enhance Funds grant. The lengthy application is

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Paradise Gardens coming soon

The business will feature a greenhouse; water garden plants; accessories for water gardens; trees and shrubs, Japanese Koi (fish), statuary, gifts and crafts .

Beverly and Lloyd Webb of Gallatin announce the opening of Paradise Gardens this coming spring.

The business, located two miles west of Gallatin on Highway 6, will feature a greenhouse; water garden plants; accessories for water gardens; trees and shrubs, Japanese Koi (fish); and statuary. Gifts

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Conservation awards highlight year

The Annual Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation Meeting was held at the Tri-County R-7 elementary school

The Annual Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation Meeting was held at the Tri-County R-7 elementary school on March 19, with a large crowd attending.

Special awards were presented and the students from the county were recognized for their achievements in the conservation poster contests.

The Conservation Farmer Award was presented to Ron

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PSF restricts public access to properties as safety precaution

Premium Standard Farms takes foot-and-mouth disease precautions

Due to the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak overseas, Premium Standard Farms is taking precautions to prevent introduction of the virus into its operations. Effective immediately, public access to Premium Standard Farms property and facilities is restricted.

A foot-and-mouth outbreak in Great Britain, France and the Netherlands has led to the slaughter of thousands of animals and the livestock industries in these countries have been

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Mowing bids, equipment purchase decisions voted by aldermen

Gallatin Board of Aldermen were looking forward to summer at their regular meeting held March 26

Gallatin Board of Aldermen were looking forward to summer at their regular meeting held March 26. After reviewing six bids, the board approved a bid from Michael Walker for the mowing of various city properties in the amount of $240 per mowing (with one bid area deleted). Eight bids were considered before a bid

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Post Scripts: What about March!

by Joe Snyder

I note in the news that the census missed a few million people and March is a good time to ‘fess up because it was in March, 1790, when our first census was taken. Come to think of it, March is remembered for several important events in addition to its winds, kite flying, and earth’s awakening from the doldrums of winter.

For example: on March 1, 1932,

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The imbecility of oxymorons

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

Please feel free to join my latest campaign: to eradicate, hopefully into oblivion, the unending proliferation of oxymorons. This is a word Webster describes as “a figure of speech that uses seeming contradictions.” You may have already detected two of them in the opening sentence. If you failed to notice them you maybe farther down the road to addiction than you realize.

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Missouriana

Quips by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*It’s quite possible that Americans will never enjoy governments that are efficient, frugal, visionary, hard working, conscientious and honest until all of us are.

*Pity poor Missouri motorists who drive on toll-free highways, never get stuck in mud and don’t have to repair or maintain the roads but have to pay a few pennies in taxes.

*The problem with being President of the United States

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