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R-3 Gets Estimate for Water Leaks

Superintendent Wendell Burns reported to the North Daviess Board of Education that water was still coming in the gym and closet during the heavy rains the area has had lately. An individual was contacted to get an estimate for needed repairs. The estimate was $3,400 and the board agreed to get this taken care of.

Funds in the amount of $30,000 were transferred from the general fund to the capital

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Jesse James Days Riding into Town

Jesse James and the gang will ride again as Winston holds Jesse James Days July 10 and 11.

Friday night, July 10: homemade ice cream social and gospel sing; food shack opens at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m.; bag toss tournament at 7 p.m. (registration and practice between 6-6:50).

Saturday, July 11: 7 a.m.: biscuits and gravy breakfast; 9:30 a.m.: baby show (please register by 9); the raising of

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The Early Pioneer Families of Daviess County

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

The Penistons

One of the first families to settle in Daviess County was that of the family of Robert Peniston, Sr. ,who came in the fall of 1831, according to son, Theodore’s, obituary. The family came from Jessamine County, Ky., when Theodore was 19. The children were: Robert Jr., buried in Livingston County; Col. William, P., buried in California; Theodore;  Francis,

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Little Mermaid Audition

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of The Little Mermaid on Monday, July 6, at the Courter Theater in Gallatin from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Those auditioning should plan to stay for the full two hours, 10-noon. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Approximately 50-60 roles

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Don’t Let the Sizzle Fizzle This Fourth of July

by Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards

July 4 is quickly approaching and several local fireworks stands have opened. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the citizens of Gallatin a safe and happy Fourth of July and to point out the ordinances for shooting fireworks within the city.

Section 210.720 of the Gallatin City Code prohibits fireworks to be fired within the city except between the hours of

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Wagon Wheel Takes Last Turn

The Wagon Wheel II, located north of Pattonsburg, closed its doors this March and held an auction on April 18. The Wagon Wheel was a family friendly music hall. Founded in 2000 it claimed the largest dance floor in northwest Missouri. The Green River Band was its house band.

Its most recent owners, John and Lorrie Green, cited on the Wagon Wheel’s Facebook page health problems and the expense of

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Dennis Croy Given Commendation

On June 18, Gallatin Police Chief Richards presented Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Dennis Croy with a commendation for his support in the community policing programs of the Gallatin Police Department. Mr. Croy’s success in providing students with a safe environment to learn, and his commitment to the safety and welfare of the children, has been much appreciated. Thank you, Mr. Croy, for your service to our community.

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Gallatin Receives MoPEP Grant for Substation Improvement

Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew receives MoPEP grant award from Kerry Cordray, Missouri Public Utility Alliance. [Submitted Photo]

The City of Gallatin has received a grant from the Missouri Public Energy Pool (MoPEP), to make improvements to the city’s electrical substation.

Gallatin will use the grant award of $13,543 as part of the cost to purchase reclosers for the city’s substation, an improvement that will provide greater reliability to the city’s

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report


9:10 pm – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) arrested Brittany Bell, 31, Winston, for 3rd degree domestic assault, misdemeanor. The incident occurred on 6-14-15. Bond is set at $750 cash.

10:28 pm – Funeral escort.

11:10 am – Walk-in to SO reference building broken into in Jamesport. Suspect gained entry by breaking a window. Nothing was reported missing.

11:27 am – Complaint from Jamesport regarding individual trying to run

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