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New City Admin, Clerk Hired

During the April 13 meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen Tony Stonecypher was hired as city administrator and will be starting on April 20 and Hattie Bailey was hired as city clerk with a tentative starting date of May 1.

The mayor signed a letter of disclosure with D.A. Davidson Co., as required by law, to discuss specifics of bond re-financing. Charlie Zitnik with D.A. Davidson discussed re-financing the

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Ray Pettit Home After Accident

Ray Pettit is home after taking a spill off the back of an ATV. According to his daughter, Sherri, Mr. Pettit was sitting on a stool in the back of the vehicle. The driver headed up a small incline when it experienced difficulties and Mr. Pettit was thrown face first to the ground.

He was taken to the emergency room in Liberty. He had three broken ribs and a

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GHS Greenhouse Selling to Public for Two Days

Greenhouse Management class at the Gallatin High School will be selling to the public from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on May 2 and May 9. Prices are $10 for hanging baskets; $1 for four-pack budding plants (vegetable and flower); and $3 for perennials.

There are two classes of Greenhouse Management with about 20 students attending, according to Ron Alden, agriculture education instructor. The plants are grown from seeds or

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

County Commission

April 8, 2015

This week, James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and his crew will be driving piling on 242nd Street after clean-up and fixing a bridge on 292nd Street in Jamesport Township.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

Trudi Burton discussed a marketing ad for Daviess County. David Cox

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report


2:43 pm – Abandoned vehicle removed from property in Jamesport.

7:26 pm – Report of suspicious vehicle parked in driveway of residence east of Gallatin.


1:26 pm – Intruder in home of resident in Altamont. Subject left in blue Ford F150 eastbound on Highway 6. Law enforcement officers canvassed area and did not locate suspect. Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) would like to remind all residents of Daviess

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Gallatin Club Installs Officers

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on April 6 at the home of Lois Barton. Prior to the business meeting, members enjoyed visiting with Anna Barton Zager and her little son Henry. The following officers were installed for a second term: President Sue Gillilan, Vice President Carol Weaver, Secretary Nancy Tate, Treasurer Linda Bridgeman, and Corresponding Secretary Nancy Salmon. Meeting dates were scheduled for the coming

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Best Family Literacy Night Yet

On April 9, Covel D. Searcy Elementary held its 4th Annual Family Literacy Night. More than 500 were in attendance—including pre-K, Early Childhood Special Education, Parents As Teachers children, high school helpers, volunteers, retired teachers, faculty, and a record-breaking 64% of K-6 students—which made it the most successful night so far.

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Early on the evening focused on reading only, but math literacy was added to the

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Community Celebrates Public Health Week, 283 Get Labs

The Daviess County Health Department celebrated Public Health Week and its 40th anniversary the week of April 6-10.

“We had several activities planned and we would like to thank the community for your continued support,” said Cheryl Alexander, RN-Administrator.

The health department offered free labs for Daviess County residents, or discounted labs for those out of county, on Monday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 8, with 283 participants.

Tuesday, April

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Letter to the Editor: Support of Winston Redbirds

Dear Darryl,

I wanted to say thanks to the North Missourian, Dennis Cox and the many supportive people of Daviess County.

You did a tremendous job with your coverage of the Redbirds in their recent post-season basketball finish. The pictures, stories and tweets were tremendous…the feeling was that you went above and beyond.

In addition, Redbird Nation was really impressed with the many Gallatin community members that came to games

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