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New Teachers in Daviess County 2015-2016

Gallatin R-5 will hold the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24.

Gallatin new teachers: Left to right, front row, Courtenay Treece, Sydney Elbert, Susan Allen; back row, Michelle Anthuis, Jennifer Youtsey and Tiffany Otto.

Courtenay Treece, 25, Gallatin, will teach second grade. Courtenay was born and raised in Lee’s Summit and graduated from high school there. She received her degree in elementary education (preschool through sixth) at

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Fiesta Dave’s Fajitas from Gallatin Debut in Missouri

A new Missouri-grown product makes its debut this Saturday during at the Missouri State Fair when Rains Meat of Gallatin unveils “Fiesta Dave’s Fajitas.” Over 1,000 boxes of the new product will be offered at the Missouri Cattleman’s Beef House with proceeds to benefit the Missouri State Fair Youth Scholarship program.

“Fiesta Dave’s Fajitas” will have a uniquely local flavor – literally. Each kit includes Missouri beef from the Rains

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‘Small-Town America at its Best’ – Over $7,000 Raised

Over $7,000 was collected during a benefit for a young Gallatin man, Chris Cameron, who was injured in a motorcycle accident in June.

The benefit was held Aug. 15 on the courthouse square, organized by Jim and Jill Hiatt Kinder, and sponsored by the Lake Viking Church.

During the afternoon of the benefit, as things were being set up, a man from Oregon was passing by, and he stopped to

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

County Commission

The road and bridge crew will be placing corrugated metal pipe in several areas in the county.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent release HQ-15-057 which states the President has declared a disaster for Missouri which includes Daviess County.

Frank Blakemore, Garver Engineering, discussed engineering for bridges and other

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R-5 Board Approves Sale of $790,000 Lease Financing

The Board of Education of the Gallatin R-5 School District of Daviess County at a regular meeting on Aug. 13 approved the sale of $790,000 lease certificates of participation to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis. These certificates are for the purpose of funding the site development, construction, equipping, and furnishing of an addition to the middle school building.

According to Dr. Bruce A. Johnson,

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Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

by Sgt. J.P. Angle, Public Information Officer, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop H

The title says it all: Human trafficking is the equivalent to modern day slavery. The topic of human trafficking is a dark and uncomfortable issue, but unless we are willing to have an honest discussion about it, the problem will persist. Every year human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits from victimizing millions of people in

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City Seeks New City Auditor

Discussion was held during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday, Aug. 10, regarding publishing a proposal request for a new city auditor. City Administrator Tony Stonecypher plans to provide auditor recommendations to the council for the Sept. 14 council meeting. Scott Stephens is the present city auditor and has been with the city for several years. He has health issues and will no longer be providing

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report


12:01 am – Resident thought they heard noises outside their house near Jameson.

8:18 am – Complaint about dog in Altamont.

9 am – Report of gas and diesel fuel stolen from farm north of Gallatin.

9:17 am – Suspicious vehicle parked in Altamont.

1:50 pm – DeKalb County advising that Brian Atteberry, 25, Creston, IA, has been transferred to DDCRJ on Daviess County warrant for two counts of

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Transparency Taken to a Future Level

We appreciate reader comments. It’s not that we like hearing complaints, but at least it confirms that people are reading. Sometimes there’s even a compliment in the mix.

Recently we published minutes from the Daviess County Board of Equalization meetings. This isn’t the kind of fluff you read on Facebook or even the lighter fare you read elsewhere. Choosing what you read is like eating at a smorgasbord. There are

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