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County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed roads and bridges around the county that need to be completed. Work was completed this week on 290th and Harrison and 175th and Sheridan. The crew also distributed tubes for work next week. On Oct. 6 the crew will be flushing a tube on 230th Street in Union Township with the help of Gallatin Fire Department. Ross Williams, tractor mower operator,

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County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed roads and bridges that need to be completed. Ross Williams discussed the cutting of brush for culverts and bridges in Liberty and Union Townships.

Lance Rains, Green Hills Regional Planning Commission, discussed procedures for grants regarding paperwork and information that would be required from the citizens of Daviess County. USDA monies will only be low interest loans instead of grants. The

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Altamont man found guilty in 2014 arson, assault in Altamont

In a bench trial conducted Sept. 22, Terry M. Roberts of Altamont was found guilty on all counts in a case of arson and assault which originated in November 2014. Judge Thomas Chapman presided over the case.

On Nov. 6, 2014, Roberts struck Thomas D. Neal multiple times in the head with a hammer and forcefully entered a residence in

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Absentee voting times announced for election

Absentee voting for the November 8 General Election begin on September 27th and continues through November 7th at the Daviess County Clerk’s office in Gallatin. The County Clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday November 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The last day to request a ballot by mail is November 2nd. People may send written requests to: Vicki Corwin, Daviess County Clerk, 102 N Main, Gallatin,

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Circuit Court

Charles A. Barlow of Gallatin was convicted of DWI, chronic offender, class B felony, in a jury trial conducted in Daviess County Circuit Court on Sept. 19. The jury began deliberation at 3:37 p.m. and returned with a finding of guilty at 3:58 p.m.

Barlow was arrested the evening of Dec. 12, 2015, when Deputy Tyler Miller was present and observed Barlow at the Corner Café in Gallatin.

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County Commission

Ross Williams, brush mower operator, discussed brush issues around the county. He will be brush cutting 195th Street in Salem Township.

The road and bridge crew will be installing a 5′ tube on 195th Street and will be repairing storm damage on Waltz Avenue in Harrison Township, also in Colfax and Jefferson Township and other areas as calls come in from townships and residents.

Commissioners reported from the

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Pattonsburg grad named 2016-17 Missouri Teacher of the Year

valenti-teacher-of-year-sept2016A passion for education developed in the heart of Darbie Valenti years ago, when the actions of an elementary school art teacher changed her life.

“School is what saved me,” said Valenti, a 1998 graduate of Pattonsburg High School. “It shaped me, and it determined my life. I am purposeful in my mission to make sure that it does the same for the students in my classroom, because my life

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County Commission

Carl Carder attended the Transportation Advisory Committee meeting on Aug. 30.

Commissioners signed a contract for services with Visual Lease Services with Caldwell County and Caldwell County Assessor’s Office in regards to shared payment for services for the Daviess County Assessor’s office.

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, updated commissioners on brush clearing around the county. Crews are finishing Waltz Avenue in Monroe Township and Key Avenue in

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Court approves settlement for undisclosed amount in wrongful death suit against jail

On Aug. 24, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri approved a settlement in a wrongful death suit against the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

The suit was filed by Janet Harris in June 2014. She claimed that her husband, Timothy Harris, 36, died a wrongful death on June 2, 2014 while he was an inmate at the jail due to the failure of the jail to provide medical

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