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Pattonsburg accepts bids, engraved bricks may become flower beds

The Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen accepted bids on a mower and a sewer lift station during their meeting held April 11. Terry Implement’s mower bid was accepted at $6,799 and Allied Systems, Inc. proposed estimate for a lift station was accepted at $46,342.

In other business at the April meeting, May 16 was set for spring clean-up.

Richard Mooney turned in his resignation, due to lack of time to perform

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Take this opportunity to dispose of drugs responsibly!

The Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) is reminding people to dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in a responsible manner. That opportunity will take place at the upcoming Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Unwanted or outdated drugs will be collected at facilities around the state.

During the past several years, the national Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies have teamed up in an

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Daviess County has less people: most are white, speak English

The first five years of the decade saw a population loss for Daviess County along with most counties in Northwest Missouri, according to Census Bureau estimates released recently.

Daviess population was 8,253 at last count in 2015. That’s a 1.6% decrease since the 2010 census.








About a quarter of the population is under 18 (26.2%) and about 18% is 65 years and over.

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NCMC business and technology students take first at state

The North Central Missouri College Business & Technology students Tatum Skinner from Jamesport and Aubrey Nelson from Gallatin competed at the Missouri State Leadership Conference in Springfield. NCMC students competed against business and technology students across the state from all colleges and universities including University of Missouri, Missouri State, Truman State, Southwest Baptist and Central Missouri University.

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NCMC Business and Technology students Tatum Skinner and Aubrey Nelson placed first at

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Library ends winter reading program, gets on mark for summer program

Daviess County Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program ended March 31 and was a great success with 38 participants from both the main branch in Gallatin and the Jamesport branch.  Participants logged books read between January and March. They received a “book buck” for every six books read.  Book bucks may be used to purchase books from our used book sale racks, with no expiration on the coupon.

Pete Sigler of

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Gallatin man faces additional charges, statutory rape

Teddy Holcomb, 53, was charged April 15 with statutory rape and violation of child protection order. He turned himself in to the sheriff’s office on April 18 to post bond on the two charges and posted 10% of a $36,000 bond.

According to the probable cause report prepared by the Gallatin Police Department, a 16-year-old juvenile described a meeting with Holcomb at his residence during a Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy

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Turning ‘plain old’ into something amazing!

by T.L. Huffman, GNM staff writer

wilma Trentonfirst christian churchYou’ve probably seen the handiwork of this gifted couple without knowing who the artists were. Steve and Vilma Holt have lent their creativity to several parks and churches in area towns – Steve with his wood carving and Vilma with her stained glass.
vilma holt's stained glass sun catcherSteve’s wood carving can be viewed at Simpson Park in Chillicothe. He began by carving life-size realistic ducks then branched out

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From lights to elevators…we depend on electricity

Linda Robertson, who lives at the corner of Mill Street and Willow in Gallatin, was reading an email inside her home when she heard a loud explosion and her lights, computers, everything electrical shut down.


Smoke from the utility pole before it was replaced

“It sounded like a bomb,” she said. “It went kapowi and everything went off.”

Gallatin city crews quickly responded to repair the blown transformer. The damage

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Gallatin approves audit service, hires support and teaching staff

The bid from Lockridge, Constant and Conrad was approved to provide audit services for three years at $5,750 for 2016 with a $100 increase for the next two years during the meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education held April 14.

The reorganization of the board was held with Board Secretary Swopes administering the Oath of Office to Brice Terry, Dr. William Irby and Amy Heldenbrand.

Department of Elementary

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