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Do You Have a Revolutionary Patriot in Your Family Tree?

The Gallatin Chapter DAR was organized Nov. 22, 1913, and granted its Charter on April 4, 1914, reaching its 100th year in the community this month. The chapter maintains 22 members with 11 active and 11 non-resident members.

Marilyn Brandom and Barbara Foley — long-time active members in the community — are both 50-plus year participants of the chapter, followed by 10 members 25-plus years, two members reaching 25-year status

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Reenactment Planned, Battle of Plattsburg

It’s been 150 years since the Battle of Plattsburg (July 21, 1864) and the town plans to commemorate with a weekend of events free to the public, April 26-27. Perkins Park (east side of town) will set up an authentic Civil War camp, host two battle reenactments (Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m.), and present demos, ceremonies, children’s activities, a play – “The Jewel of Plattsburg,” live music, a period-style Sunday

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Blasts from the Past

March 31, 2004

Twenty-four years ago Frank Wheeler of Jameson played in the Hearnes Center in Columbia on a final four Missouri state basketball team. In March 2004 Frank returned to Columbia to coach a final four basketball team. Last week Frank was named the 2004 Richard Fairchild Missouri Basketball Coach of the Year for Class 5A schools.

Gallatin High School Principal Mike Burrell has announced that Keira Story, a

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Step into the Civil War Era: Volunteers Needed

KINGSTON, MO — Caldwell County will hold its annual Civil War reenactment this summer, June 6-8, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of attack on the Kingston courthouse. Volunteers are needed to play the part of townspeople during the raid. Call 816-465-0052 for more information.

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Blasts from the Past

Feb. 4, 2004

The computer science, mathematics and physics department at Missouri Western State College awarded 14 scholarships for the spring 2004 semester. Among the recipients who were so honored at a reception this month was Amanda Boyd, Gallatin.

John Runde won both his matches to finish first in the 275-pound weight class at Saturday’s Grand River Conference Tournament held at Penney High School. Klint Kloepping, Riley Rains and Adam

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Old Barns, A History of Early Farm Life is Stored Here

The Dunnington horse barn is as old as the original farm. On the east side there is a door that opened to allow for hay to be loaded in the loft. It has a rock foundation.

by T.L. Huffman

Drive down any road in Daviess County and you will spot an old barn somewhere. They may not be much to look at. With rotted timber and sunken roofs, many have

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Gallatin Will Host “The Moving Wall” Aug. 21-25

The Veterans of Frank Frazier Post #2172 of Gallatin and the citizens of Gallatin will be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall from Aug. 21 through Aug. 25 at Dockery Park in Gallatin. Originally the event was scheduled for September. Please mark your calendars for the August event.

View a map of the wall’s planned location HERE.

The Moving Wall is one of three replicas of the original monument

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A Penney for Your Thoughts

Think you know the famous merchant?

James Cash Penney circa 1902.

Q. In what state besides Missouri did Penney own farms?

A. New York.

Q. What did Penney call his home farm in Hamilton?

A. He named this farm “Homeplace Farms.”

Q. Besides farmer, what was his father’s other occupation?

A. Minister.

Q. How man children were in the Penney family?

A. 12

Q. What did J.C. Penney refuse to

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50th Anniversary of Kennedy’s Assassination

Where were you on that day?

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation in 1963–64 by the Warren Commission concluded that

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