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Update on Fire Victims

Two brothers received burns in a fire near Jameson on Feb. 7 that destroyed their family home and claimed the lives of three small children. The boys are sons of Charles Allen Curtis and Christina Curtis.

According to Allen Curtis, Drake Curtis, 8, remains in Children’s Mercy. He is doing well. He is walking around and eating. His face is healing. He is done with surgery. He is waiting for

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Saturation Results in Two Arrests

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer Troop H, St. Joseph, announces the results of a DWI (driving while intoxicated) saturation conducted in Daviess County.  The saturation was held from 10 p.m. on Feb. 21, to 2 a.m. on Feb. 22.

During this enforcement operation four officers patrolled specific areas with a goal of detecting impaired drivers and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes.  As a result of the

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GRC Membership to 15; Meeting Could Decide Divisions

One day after Milan school officials announced they have accepted an offer to join the Grand River Conference, Putnam County High School officials have announced the intention of moving to the league, bringing the GRC membership for 2016-2017 to 15 schools.

With the addition of Milan and Putnam County, both former Tri-Rivers Conference members, to the GRC, a revision of the two-division structure adopted at a Feb. 6 meeting will

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

County Commission

These are the unapproved minutes of Feb. 18, 2015. Randy Sims, presiding commissioner, called the meeting to order. David Cox, first district commissioner, and Carl Carder, second district commissioner, were present.

James Lewis, road & bridge supervisor, and his crew are cutting brush around county.

Bills were reviewed and

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report

Jamesport man arrested after brief pursuit

Duane Swalley, Jamesport, was charged with 10 misdemeanors  after he attempted to flee from law enforcement on Feb. 21.

According to the probable cause, Deputy Todd Watson observed Swalley entering  a camouflage 2014 Polaris at Sunset Avenue and Missouri Highway 13, south of Gallatin, at 10:53 p.m. Swalley turned north onto Highway 13 at a high rate of speed, and was swerving across the

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Join the ‘FAFSA Frenzy’

On March 3 and 4, the financial aid office at North Central Missouri College in Trenton will take part in FAFSA Frenzy, a nationwide event designed to help college students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and their families attending the FAFSA Frenzy will learn valuable information about financial aid and complete their 2015–16 FAFSA online with the help of NCMC’s financial aid professionals. The

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Mail from Distant Copter Service Confuses Area Residents

An out-of-state air ambulance program recently targeted North-Central Missouri residents with a direct mailer advertising its membership program. However, EagleMed LLC’s closest medical helicopter is more than 200 miles away from some of the families it seeks to enroll.

“We’re concerned because of the confusion this has caused some of our members and others in the community who received the mailer and could mistake EagleMed for LifeFlight Eagle,” said Matt

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The GRC Has Seen Many Members Since Formation in 1930

Sports Editor’s note: The following story, detailing the early history of the Grand River Conference, appeared in the 1982 football preview special section that was a supplement to what were then nine weekly newspapers in the GRC coverage area.

It could have been the EverReady Conference, the Big High Conference, the Jefferson Hi-Way Athletic Conference, the Blue Grass Conference, or even the Pine to Palm Conference. Even Little Six Conference

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College Play Announces Open Tryouts

TRENTON, MO — North Central Missouri College announces open tryouts for the Introduction to Theatre class’s spring production, Monday Always Leads to Murder. The public as well as students are encouraged to audition. Those interested are encouraged to bring prepared material to read, or can choose to read from the material provided. Come to the Ritze Building on campus at 7 p.m. on March 12 or 13. For more information,

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