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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.

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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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Tin Lizzie rides again

Jack and Teresa Crowley, formerly of Lake Viking and now of Lathrop, stopped in Gallatin April 19, with this tiny vehicle on a trailer behind their pickup. The little car is called a Tin Lizzie.

web_Crowley with tin lizzieThe Shriners at one time used the car in parades. It is equipped with a siren, a cat’s call, a dog bark and lights. For some reason, it stopped being used in the parades. Jack

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Another successful Literacy Night

Another successful Literacy Night was held at Covel D. Searcy Elementary on April 7. The school had 192 students in kindergarten through sixth grade participate, along with approximately 27 preschool, Early Childhood Special Education, and Parents as Teachers students; 35 high school helpers; 17 volunteers and retired teachers; and 40 faculty members.

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More than 190 family and community members attended and over 480 people joined the school for the evening.

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Pavement improvements scheduled in Caldwell and Daviess Counties

Weather delays pushed back pavement improvements last year for six routes in Northwest Missouri. Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation are gearing up to begin pavement improvements on the following routes:

  • Route RA in Daviess County from Route 190 to the end of state maintenance
  • Route NN in Daviess County from Route 6 to the end of state maintenance
  • Route B in Caldwell County from Route F to
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Archers 1 year Anniversary Announced

Wed ArcherFranklin Dwight Archer and Elegenia Morales Rulida Archer announce the anniversary of their first year of marriage. They were married in the Republic of the Philippines on March 31, 2015. Jean is still in the Philippines waiting on her visa and passport to be approved before coming to America. [Submitted Photo]

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Shopko contributes $250 to Color Run

Shopko at Gallatin contributed $250 through its community grant to Access II’s annual 5K Color Run fundraiser event set for Saturday, May 21, in Gallatin. All proceeds benefit Access II’s special projects for individuals with disabilities in the community. Pictured are Peggy Simmons, Gallatin Shopko Store Manager, and Brandy Gannan, program manager at Access II. [Staff Photo/TLH]

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5K Color Run set for May 21

Access II Independent Living Center will hold its annual 5K Color Run fundraiser event on Saturday, May 21, in Gallatin.  All proceeds benefit Access II’s special projects for individuals with disabilities in the community.

Registration is $50; ages 13 and under is $35.  Participants registered by May 6 will receive a t-shirt and a drawstring bag with this year’s race logo. Participants can also register on the day of the

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Fire destroys residence

Gallatin Fire Protection District responded to request for mutual aid from Jameson Fire on a residential fire at 25417 Lilac Avenue at about 6:22 a.m. on Friday, April 8. Engine 101, Tanker 103 and Brush 104 responded with seven volunteer firefighters. The Community Ambulance District also responded.

Upon arrival on scene, fire crews found the home completely collapsed into the basement still burning but destroyed by fire. The home, which

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