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The Coonridge Digest: Campaign hoopla

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.
Probably the most exciting event in our little town’s history this past year was the day when Estelle Kyrouac killed her husband Robert. They had been arguing for days, Robert was sullen, and Estelle was a crack shot with a 12 gauge. The facts were all there. The neighbors had heard the arguing, the neighbors saw the lights come on, and the

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Give Missourians a raise

by Randy Downs

When I was 19-years-old, I lost my father. I never received Social Security survivor benefits because they said I was over 18-years-old. I am now almost 21-years-old and trying to put myself through community college; supporting myself by working a minimum wage job as a server in a restaurant in rural Missouri.
No one can really make it in today’s economy on $5.15 per hour. I can

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Post Scripts: Freedom and justice

by Joe Snyder

Remember the nut who boarded a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it? Little of what the judge said to Shoe Bomber Richard Reid was printed or carried on television, but I ran across the judge’s transcript on Internet recently and want to share it with you. The judge sentenced him on various counts not only to life in prison but

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New business building, new location

Skinner Automotive officially opened at its new location at 301 North Main on Monday, Oct. 16.

The new 40 by 64 foot shop is across the street from its previous location next to John’s Amoco. Along with the garage expansion, Skinner’s now has an easier entrance and more parking space for customers.
“It’s a lot better access than what we had before,” said Daniel. Skinner Automotive offers general auto repair

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To honor our Veterans…

Gallatin R-5’s seventh grade class will be honoring local Daviess County Veterans for their service and sacrifice at a ceremony scheduled 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 11 on the northeast corner of the courthouse square.

Be sure to bring a lawn chair as the students present biographies of the veterans and the Gallatin R-5 band entertains.
Throughout the month of November the students will be collecting donations for a Christmas package

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R-5 gets clean audit report; meets all 14 standards on APR

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education heard an audit report from Kevin Hudson, CPA, Trenton, during their regular meeting held Monday, Nov. 16. For a sound and solvent audit report, Mr. Hudson reported no findings.

The Annual Performance Report and MAP testing results were presented to the board by counselors Jerry Batson, high school, and Louise Bird, elementary. Gallatin met 14 out of 14 standards on the APR report, which

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Marijuana brick found during stop

Captain Johnnie B. Hoggatt, Commanding Officer of Troop H in St. Joseph, reports that members of Troop H made a significant drug arrest on Interstate 35.

On Oct. 17, a 1995 Dodge pickup was stopped on I-35 in Daviess County for expired vehicle license. The trooper became suspicious of the driver’s destination. He asked for and received permission to search the truck.
Two members of the Troop H Criminal Interdiction

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City’s fuel adjustment rate continues

Discussion was held on the electric system and rates during the regular meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Monday, Oct. 23.

 A motion carried to charge a fuel adjustment of two cents ( 2) per kilowatt of electricity used on the Nov. 1 utility bill.
Discussion was held on implementing new electric rates to meet the rising cost of wholesale electricity. An ordinance is to be drafted for

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Boost and buckle to arrive alive

Gallatin Parent’s as Teachers sponsored a successful seat belt and booster seat safety night on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Officer Mark Richards checked 17 car seats and booster seats for proper installation and recall notices. He is one of the few law enforcement officers in this area who has completed the training and is certified to check car seats for proper installation and safety. A new Missouri law, effective Aug. 28,

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