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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Commission meetings will change to Wednesdays in 2015.

County Commission

September 8, 2014

Commissioners have decided to change their meeting times in 2015 to Wednesdays instead of Mondays.

Keith Gay, Union Township Trustee, discussed the tractor mower that was purchased from the county with the commissioners.

The road & bridge crew

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Chautauqua’s Theme: How the West Was Fun!

The 2014 Daviess County Chautauqua will kick off on Friday, Sept. 19, with some new events and some traditional events on the schedule. A variety of vendors will be around the square throughout the weekend.

Friday’s 5:30 p.m. opening will feature a flag ceremony and VFW brick ceremony, followed by musical entertainment and a family movie on the square.

On Saturday, some new events have been added, including an old

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Bottled Water Distributed to Schools for Sale

On Aug. 27 and 28, volunteers from Murphy-Brown of Missouri delivered 1880 cases of bottled water to area schools. This is the fourth year of the Murphy-Brown of Missouri bottled water donation which has grown from 14 schools in 2011 to 20 schools in 2014. Each school receives up to 100 cases of bottled water, which is primarily sold in concessions at school events for fundraising.

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This year, if

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GHCAA Women’s Clinic

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health will hold a women’s clinic in Trenton on Friday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; and Wednesday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. The clinic is located at 1506 Oklahoma Ave. The entrance is the 2nd door on the north side

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McFall School Reunion

The annual reunion of teachers, graduates and students was held Sept. 6 at the Pattonsburg Multi-Purpose Center.

Those attending were: Frank and Shirley Lupfer, Albany; Norma Lindsey, Bethany; Robert and Francis Stratton, Bethany; Dick and Pat Teel, Bethany; Gary and Joyce McCrander, Bates City; Cliff and Janice Hibbs, Clarksdale; Norma Robertson, Cameron; Gordon, Linda and Tracy Plowman, Cameron; Olin and Virginia Salmon, Gallatin; Gary and Ann Carter, Gallatin; Nellie Croke,

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How Sweet It Is… Homecoming 2014 Theme is “Candy”

The theme for the 2014 Gallatin Homecoming is “candy” and features spirit days, a parade, coronation, dance, and game. The parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, Coronation that evening at 6 p.m., at the high school football field. The game is against the Princeton Tigers. Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. The dance is from 9:30 to 12:30 on Friday, at the high school gymnasium.

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Results of Hazardous Moving Operation in Clinton County

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer Troop H, St. Joseph, released the following information: A total of 37 arrests and 63 warnings were issued in conjunction with a hazardous moving operation in Clinton County on Sept. 7, 2014. The operation was conducted on Interstate 35 in Clinton County. Totals from this enforcement effort include: 24–Citations for speed; 4–Citations for failure to wear seat belt; 3–Citations for non-moving violation; 1–Citation for

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 8, 2004

Work is underway for the Veterans Walk of Honor on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn. Ground work has also begun for the Civil War cannon display and veteran’s memorial.

So far this golf season, the GHS Lady Bulldogs are competing with each other. Gallatin defeated four different GRC schools over the course of the last week while running its meet record to 4-0. Whitney Boyd,

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Railroad Grew This Town

Do you know this town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

In June 1871, the St. Louis, Chillicothe, and Omaha Railroad had been completed up to where this present town is situated. After surveying the town, lots were sold for $100 each. The ground, originally entered in 1854 by Charles Cravens and Ark Briggs in 1855, was now owned by Henry Briggs. The first building, owned by

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