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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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Library to Host Chris Marks BBQ 101

Learn how to smoke delicious, competition quality ribs and chicken with Chris Marks, owner of Three Little Pigs BBQ. Chris will take you through the entire smoking process and cover topics such as different types of smokers and common mistakes when smoking. Students will eat mouth-watering smoked chicken and taste a “smoked to perfection” slab of ribs. Each student will have his or her own chicken thigh to prepare and

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Little Mermaid Rehearsals Underway, Show July 10-11

Auditions have been held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of The Little Mermaid and rehearsals are underway. The performances are scheduled for Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the box office from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through this week. For more information, call Amy McMahon at 660-605-1718.

This production is part of the Missoula Children’s

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Work on MFA Grain Pipes

MFA Grain is replacing grain pipes and distributors at the elevator located on Hwy. 6 about four miles northeast of Gallatin, according to Rob Murphy, manager. Mr. Murphy said there was already wear and tear on the spouts when the business was purchased by MFA and after all the bushels of grain going through at harvest, the pipes wore out. The picture was taken Tuesday, July 7. [Staff Photo/TLH]

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Chautauqua Grand Marshals Announced for 2015

The Daviess County Arts Council is happy to announce that J.R. and Betty Bird have been chosen as the grand marshals of the 2015 Chautauqua parade. This year’s Chautauqua is set for Sept. 17-20 on the Gallatin square.

The letter of nomination, which was submitted last year, reads as follows:

J.R. and Betty Bird moved to Gallatin in March 1951. In September 1955, they held the first “Red Bird Farms”

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Seven Students Benefit from Burrows Scholarship

This past May, the Nicholas Henson Burrows Scholarship was given out for the last time in Gilman City. This was the 17th year for this scholarship award, given in memory of Nicholas Henson Burrows, son of Mary and Dennis Burrows, grandson of Everett and Leontine Burrows, all of Gilman City, and Theresa Henson of Bethany.

Nicholas died in 1998 of bacterial meningitis at the age of 13 months. This year

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FSA County Committee Nomination Period Open

Daviess County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kirby Payne, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Daviess County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 3, 2015.

To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections is available online at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.

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Incident Responses for Gallatin Fire Protection District

June 8 at 3:39 p.m.: Aircraft standby/landing zone, Mutual Aid Given to Lake Viking Fire;

June 8 at 3:53 p.m.: Vehicle accident at Otter Ave and 190th;

June 9 at 7:41 a.m.: Medical Assist at 510 E. Mill;

June 9 at 8 a.m.: EMS Call, E. Mill;

June 9 at 10 a.m.: Public service, Daviess County Library;

June 10 at 2:22 p.m.: Medical Assist, 601 Corrine;

June 10 at

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If Our Jail Could Talk…

There’s renewed interest to update and improve upon the informational displays at the ol’ Squirrel Cage Jail in Gallatin. With a little more effort, some of what’s now underway will be up in time for the fall Chautauqua.

As you know, the antique jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and doubles as a visitors’ information center. Sadly, there’s no funding to keep the facility open all

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Aubrey Burns Completes Successful Week at Girls State

Aubrey Burns of Gallatin has returned home, having spent a week immersed in learning the ins and outs of the life of a state legislator, holding political conventions and listening to speakers from various levels of local, county and state government.

To cap off the experience, Aubrey was appointed to Health Director of Adreon City; elected as an Electoral Official at Adreon City; elected County Council Woman of Johnson County;

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