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2015 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2015 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 24 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Jamesport Resident, Main Street Chillicothe Awarded

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 30, recognizing revitalization excellence during the Annual Missouri Main Street Conference in Kansas City.

Main Street Chillicothe was recognized and received awards in three categories. Micah Landes has been serving as executive director of Main Street Chillicothe since September 2013. She came to Main Street Chillicothe after serving 1 ½ years as event coordinator for the Jamesport Community

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Improvements in Daviess Postponed Until June 2016

Weather delays have pushed back pavement improvements for six routes in Northwest Missouri, including three in Daviess County. Contractors working with the Missouri Department of Transportation have been unable to secure all necessary materials due to recent flooding and have rescheduled the following scratch course projects:

Route HH in Daviess County from Route 13 to the end of state maintenance; Route NN in Daviess County from Route 6 to the

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Road Work for County

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in Daviess County for the week of Aug. 3-9, from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Many projects will include lane closures, and delays can be expected. MoDOT reminds the public to buckle up, slow down, and drive with extreme caution through work zones.

Route 13 – From Route HH to the Ray County line (Caldwell County); mowing, Aug.

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The Early Pioneer Families of Daviess County: The Weldons

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogy President

Benedict Weldon, son of  Joseph Weldon (1774–1827) and Hannah Best (1775–1832), was born Jan. 28, 1799, in Garrett County, Ky., when John Adam was president and Thomas Jefferson was vice president. He married Charity Ann Best, and when they arrived in Daviess County, they were one of the two first families to settle in what was Harrison Township in 1882. In 1831,

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Board of Equalization Meets

The Daviess County Board of Equalization convened at 9:30 a.m. on July 29. Members present were Elaine Bohannon, Les Turner, Randy Sims, Carl Carder, David Cox, and Betty Harmison. Results were as follows:

Summit Gas was represented in person by David Moody and John Sterneker, and on conference call by Lori Ridwell, comptroller, Lisa Webb and Lisa Lynch. The information for the totals of the 2015 properties is needed from

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By Land or Water… Whatever Floats Your Boat!

The second annual Lake Viking Cardboard Boat Race & Bicycle Race/Run, hosted by Lake Viking Marine, Inc., will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, with all proceeds going to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Anderburg family from Lake Viking in the bat boat! — 2014 competition

It’s amazing what you can do with a little cardboard, paint and duct tape. You can design a boat that is wacky and wonderful for decoration

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McBrooms’ ‘Hodgepodge’ … Their Oasis

Shannon and Kyle McBroom call their back yard a hodgepodge, but really it is a very ordered oasis which has been named Yard of the Month for July by the Gallatin Garden Club.

The McBroom’s back lawn at 812 S. Prospect is surrounded by 50 lilac bushes which makes a natural privacy fence with enough space between a couple of the bushes to allow entrance for yard work.

They have

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Bridge Now Open

The Honey Creek Bridge on Route 13 just south of Gallatin is now open. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge on Monday, July 6, for extensive repairs. MoDOT appreciates the patience of motorists during this necessary road closure.

The 80-year old bridge, built in 1934, carries approximately 1,400 vehicles per day. MoDOT has identified it as a critical condition bridge. Replacing the Honey Creek Bridge is

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GTL Gearing Up for Chautauqua

The Gallatin Theatre League is gearing up for Chautauqua. After successful performances from Missoula and Michael Facciani it is time to move on to Chautauqua. Gallatin Chautauqua is scheduled for Sept. 18-19-20 with theatre performances set for Saturday and Sunday.

Plans are in the works for a melodrama that is packed full of fun. Rachel Peery and Glennie Peery will be directing this year’s production “The Scheme of the Driftless

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