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Worth a mint

Charlene Ridgell of Gallatin paid for a six-month subscription to the Gallatin North Missourian with two silver and seven gold one-dollar coins. The coins provided an interesting history lesson on American Presidents and  Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women’s rights activist. Her work and political movements brought about the nineteenth amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The coin was the first United States coin that featured

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Off the Editor’s Spike: Have you been following the Delta Queen story?

Missouri’s U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are pushing to bring the historic 1920s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River. Proposed legislation would reinstate a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new home port of Kimmswick in Jefferson County, just off I-55 along the Mississippi River south of St. Louis.

This is no small thing and goes beyond the romantic, the historic or

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Memories stand their ground long after buildings fall down…growing up on a Lickfork farm

   Written by Sammy Evans

The Evans family, consisting of my parents Ben and Ada and seven of us children (sisters, Lena Mae, Violet and Rosealee (Boyd Carpenter) and brothers, Floyd, James and Jack) were all born in the Lickfork neighborhood in southeast Daviess County and lived there for many years.

My great-grandfather built a large two-story house that stood on a knoll on the east side of the road, just

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Blast from the Past

Feb. 7, 2007

Seniors Samantha Mott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bridges, and Colt Bohannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bohannon, were crowned queen and king following varsity basketball games Friday night for the traditional winter sports dance.

Gallatin’s Logan Corwin, who won all five contested matches in the 285-pound weight class, was named Outstanding Wrestler at the Albany Tournament on Saturday.

Ashley Owen took a pass from

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Gallatin Reserve meet in Wisconsin

Kenny Mort found this picture in his archives. It was taken at Camp McCoy, Wis., where Battery B, 381st Field Artillery Battalion, 102nd Ozark Division, had gone for yearly training. It was in 1957 or 1958. The Gallatin Reserves went to the meetings at Camp McCoy twice a month. They were called the 155 Howitzer Division and they could use the big guns at the camp.

Mr. Mort knew a

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Blast from the Past

Jan. 31, 2007

The Gallatin Rotary Club has recognized Doyle Patton as the club’s 2007 Paul Harris Fellow. The award represents a substantial contribution to the humanitarian and educational programs of Rotary International.

Senior Logan Corwin won the biggest pressure-packed match of his wrestling career on Saturday, and by doing so carried Gallatin’s varsity squad to the first GRC championship in school history. Gallatin defeated GRC newcomer Polo, 141 to

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He sued Jesse James, and lived to tell about it!

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Blast from the Past

Jan. 24, 2007

The Daviess County Health Department and Dockery Park Board are working together to get a new, paved walking trail constructed around the playground at Dockery Park. Bids were placed to get a handle on the actual cost of the trail; it was estimated around $20,000.

Dennis Croy was among nearly 75 individuals from across the state to be honored at the 15th annual High School Teachers Recognition

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Bergman murder may be a movie

On Jan. 6, 2017, 35 years will have passed since the Bergman murders took place at a rural home north of Gallatin.

On Jan. 6, 1982, Hal Page shot and killed Mary Bergman, 41, and wounded two of her children, Carl, 12, and Kevin, 16. He also killed a local electrician who happened to be working there at the time, Ed Ramsbottom. Page finally turned the gun on himself.


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