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Contaminated runoff still a problem

A drive by Gallatin Livestock Auction gives all appearances of good things happening. Business activity is up, with thousands of cattle crossing the auction block from week to week.

Holding pens along West Grand Street are more free from manure than before, and sale barn owner Danny Froman is taking steps to make environmentally friendly changes to his business.
But his neighbor most directly affected by rain water running off

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Lady Bulldogs rack up longest win streak ever, share GRC title

Last night’s 5-1 loss to King City hardly dulls the luster on Gallatin’s outstanding varsity softball season.

 The Lady Bulldogs won the Hamilton Tournament on Saturday and extended their best ever 24-game regular season winning streak which ended last night. Gallatin and Bethany are co-champions of the GRC with 7-1 records with post-season excitement yet to come. For more details about the six games played last week and the games

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Rural schools must endure legal ‘slap in the face,’ says Supt. Ruse

During their regular meeting held Thursday, Sept. 13, Superintendent Jim Ruse talked to the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education about the recently lost legal battle waged by about 250 school districts against the state’s school funding formula.

The Committee for Educational Equality (CEE) filed suit in Missouri in January 2004 claiming the state’s school funding system is unconstitutional. An August ruling by Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan upheld the

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2007 Football: Wood carries for 252 yards, 5 TDs and sets new GHS rushing record

Mother Nature could postpone, but not prevent the inevitable on Friday night.

Gallatin jumped out to a 15-6 lead before lightning chased players and spectators off the field, but the Bulldogs kept their focus when play resumed 45 minutes later. The Bulldogs moved to 2-0 in the Grand River Conference and 4-0 on the season with a 39-21 victory over arch rival Hamilton.

Halfback Stephen Wood turned in a career-high

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R-3 holds board/staff dinner on Sept. 28

North Daviess R-3 Board of Education will hold the board/staff dinner on Sept. 28.

Gene Morris will be cooking the meat for the dinner. The high school staff is asked to bring salads. The elementary staff is asked to bring deserts. The board will provide the table settings, drinks and bread products.

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Chautauqua Winners

Talent Show 7-14 – 1. Vocal group of Harrison Pettit, Bailey Morrison and Kirbie Crouse;

 2. Ray Family Singers; 3. Vocal group of Morgan Jeffers, Sam Hamilton, Morgan Horvatin, Molly Mott, Bailey Morrison, Harrison Pettit and Kirbie Crouse.
15 and over – 1. Katie Iddings.

5 K Walk/Run
Men’s Run – 1. Jeremy Covey, 2. Raymond Milhex, 3. Bart Boyd. Women’s Run – 1. Jennifer Dixon; 2. Katie McAtee; 3.

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Gallatin Bulldog Pride Band does well at Carrollton Band Days

Everyone responded very enthusiastically when Drum Majors Abbey Ray and Jamie Brinnen, Flag Captain Lacy Edwards, and Senior Derrick McBroom stepped forward to receive their trophies this past weekend at Carrollton Band Day.

The band received 1st place in Drum Line, 2nd place in Parade Competition, and 3rd place in Flag Corps.
The band has been working hard for the past two months and all of their work has paid

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Winston woman injured in one-vehicle accident

Krystal Huff, 20, of Winston received minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.

According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, Ms. Huff was southbound on Rt. K south of Gilman City, when she picked up a cell phone to make a call and drove off the west side of the road. She overcorrected, crossed Rt. K, overcorrected again and overturned. The

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Techniques for saving favorite seeds, two main things to consider

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension

For beginning seed savers, I would suggest starting with an easy crop to save seed from. Many species require special techniques when saving seed. Others don’t, and they are the ones to start with.
There are two main factors to consider here. First is the life cycle that the plant goes through in our latitude.
Is it an annual, biennial, or

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