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Michael Reunion

The 51st annual Michael reunion was held on Aug. 1, 2015. David and Kayla Michael hosted the event at their farm at Gallatin. Thirty-two members of the Michael family celebrated the heritage of Jesse Tillman Michael and Stella Ruth Cousins, who were married on Aug, 9, 1898. In keeping with Michael tradition, lunch was served at 12 noon following the blessing by Ted Michael of Hannibal. A delicious meal was

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McFees Renew Vows After 50 Years of Marriage

JL and Ina McFee of Gallatin will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at the Methodist Church in Coffey on Sept. 4, 1965. They are lifetime residents of the rural Gallatin and Daviess County area. JL and Ina are the parents of two daughters, Melissa (Tim) Whited of Blue Springs and Robin (David) Fowler of Kansas City. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In celebration, a

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Reunion – Roy and Irene (Carter) Walton Descendants

On July 25 a Walton family picnic was held at John Walton’s farm in Plattsburg. Roy and Irene (Carter) Walton descendants from West Chester, Penn., Phoenix, Ariz., Tonganoxie, Kan., Liberty, Mo., and Gallatin, Mo., attended. Family members looked at pictures, told many stories about family members, and enjoyed each other’s company with a delicious meal. Also attending were Bob Kingsolver and his daughter Billie Kingsolver.

Pictured, left to right, are 

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Leepers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary


On Aug. 1, Don and Carolyn Leeper celebrated this milestone at their Lake Viking home along with four generations of family members and numerous friends from Lake Viking and the Des Moines, Iowa, area where they formerly resided. [Submitted Photo]

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Ruth McLaughlin Celebrates 90th Birthday

Ruth (Troop) McLaughlin will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 31. You are invited to give her a call at 660-749-5779 or send her well-wishes in a card to 28429 State Highway J, Altamont.

Ruth was born and raised in Kansas with seven brothers and sisters. She grew up on a farm where she learned to be a hard worker and dedicate herself to her family. She married Roy

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Reunion: John Heldenbrand Descendants

The descendants of John Heldenbrand will have their annual family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Winston City Park. A carry-in dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Besides food, bring photographs, yard games, horse shoes, lawn chairs, children and grandchildren.

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Reception for Jack Lowrey’s 90th Birthday

Jack Lowrey is still going strong at 90 years of age. Whether it’s for deer or morel mushrooms, he still enjoys hunting. Socializing at the senior center, playing cards, or working a jigsaw puzzle on long winter days keeps him busy when he isn’t farming or caring for his cattle.

To honor their father, his children and grandchildren will be hosting a birthday reception on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 2

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Agensteins Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

On Sunday, July 3, 1955, Clifford Hale Agenstein, Jr., of Gallatin and Lois Jean Ramsey of Jamesport were united in marriage by the bride’s brother, Charles Edwin Ramsey, at the Jamesport United Methodist Church. It was a hot, sweltering day, but the heat didn’t mar the happiness of the couple.

Friday, July 3, 2015, Cliff and Lois will celebrate their 60 years of love and friendship with friends and family.

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Ford-Cox Married in March

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, James L. Cox of Trenton and Theresa M. Ford of Gallatin were married before family and friends at the Trenton First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Pastor Mike Moore officiated over the afternoon double-ring ceremony.

The groom’s cousin, Delores Mann of Independence, greeted attendees at the guest book. Guests were ushered into the sanctuary by the bride’s brother, Benton Dick of Kansas City, and the

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