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Rylee Gail Thompson

Bill and Tiffany Thompson, Smithville, are the parents of a baby girl, born Aug. 1, 20005, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. She was named Rylee Gail Thompson.

Grandparents are Dale and Gail Rogers, Smithville, and Tommy and Leanna Thompson, Pattonsburg. She has a brother, Garrett, 4.

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Letter to the Editor from Michael Monteith

Dear Editor:

My prior story about my wife’s injury due to a dog needs a correction. It stated that the loose dog was with it’s owner. It was not with it’s owner. I was trying to make a point that the owner of the loose dog was breaking the leash law. The dog had tags but no evidence that it had broken loose but was let loose. Regardless everyone is

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Wilma Mills recalls growing up in the Midwest

Born and raised in Gallatin, Wilma Mills grew up in the Midwest.

by Merci Decker from the Adams County Free Press

Born and raised in Gallatin, Wilma Mills grew up in the Midwest. Growing up as an only child, her cousins played a significant role in her life.

“I grew up with the cousins,” she remarks.

“I had a room that had a doll and toys in it, and I

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Cash box containing over $3,000 stolen at Winston Speedway Saturday

Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff’s Department

A cash box containing between $3,000 and $4,000 was stolen Saturday night from the Winston Speedway between 10 and 11 p.m., when a white male subject wearing a black baseball cap, black long sleeve shirt and dark pants ran up to the open General Admission window, grabbed the cash box, and escaped into the parking lot. He was not seen again.

A search of the area

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Holiday birth a result of labor pains

by Denny Banister

by Denny Banister

Tennessee Ernie Ford’s hit recording Sixteen Tons lamented “…I owe my soul to the company store.” While the tune was catchy and fun to sing along with (while snapping fingers), most Americans could not relate to the idea of a company store in the mid 50s when the song sold a million copies in less than a month.

During America’s industrial revolution, however, the

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Gallatin golfers tee off with two season-opening victories

Gallatin upped its meet record to 2-0 Tuesday after soundly defeating Lawson

If Gallatin Lady Bulldog golfers are as good at home as they have been so far on the road, it will be a banner year for the defending Grand River Conference champions.

Gallatin upped its meet record to 2-0 Tuesday after soundly defeating Lawson, 185 to 262, on the Lady Cardinals’ home course. Six GHS golfers, including the

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School supplies shouldn’t burden teachers or students

Capital Eye by Randi Bjornstad

School already has started in some places around the country, and the rest of nation’s students will be taking their seats within the next few days.

But getting ready for school–for both teachers and kids–has changed dramatically during the past generation, and not for the better.

Kids and parents used to be responsible for getting the school wardrobe ready for the year–a new pair of

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Bottles as old as, well…

Bud Iddings found an old whiskey bottle earlier this month inside a barn he was tearing down

Bud Iddings is pictured with the whiskey flask he found while tearing down an old barn on his property recently. He found the coke bottle with the blob top several years ago when he was digging a septic tank for his wife’s business shop in Coffey. He found several old Coke bottles from

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Former Pattonsburg School superintendent sentenced

Ron DeShon to serve 3 1/2 yr., repay $850,000

A former superintendent of the Pattonsburg School District was sentenced in federal court Aug. 24 for embezzling more than $850,000 from the school district, according to Todd P. Graves, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Ronnie Gene DeShon, 51, of Gallatin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs, to three years and six months in federal

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