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Blast from the past

March 21, 2007

A new walk-through metal detector has been permanently installed on the second floor of the Daviess County Courthouse, used for the first time on March 21.

Katy Black, a junior at Gallatin High School, is the first student from GHS to run a campaign for state FBLA president. If elected, Katy will be installed during the closing session of the state FBLA meeting and would serve the

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Blast from the past

March 14, 2007

Shelly Renee Taul, daughter of Alan and Cathy Maddox of Gallatin and Donald Taul of Jamesport, graduated with honors Magna Cum Laude, Dec. 16, 2006, from Missouri Western State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Gallatin R-5 freshman Levi Michener, who recently captured a third place medal in the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships, received Academic All-State recognition.

Riley Rains, a senior at Gallatin R-5, recently signed

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MU Extension Council for Daviess County holds annual dinner, recognizes two farm families, elects officers

The Century Farm of John and Nancy Gann, is represented by, left to right, front row, Stacey Gann, Dyson Fry, Nancy Gann, John “Doc” Gann, Nichole Gann, Missy Gann; back row, Justice Fry, Nicole Gann, Barron Gann, Kyle Gann, Todd Gann.

The Century Farm of Mildred and the late Garold McDaniel, is represented by, left to right, front row, Tiffany Arndt, Mia Arndt, Jayleigh Arndt, Leisa Whisler and Trinity Kile;

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Blast from the Past

March 7, 2007

The Gallatin Science Olympiad team will advance to state competition in Columbia in late April. Members from Gallatin are Jamie Brinnen, Kevin Corwin, Tyler Avriette, Josh McLey, Chris Little, Bradley Barton, Kaitlyn Wilson, Breanne Brammer, Kaymon Witt, Len Deutschman, Abbey Ray and Monica Hanson.

The Department of Health and Senior Services honored a long-time employee last week. Frank A. Woodruff, a 35-year employee at the Cameron office

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Cattle drivers in Daviess County

By Dave Stark

The grass of the Great Plains, upon which buffaloes had grazed for thousands of years, proved to be equally good food for cattle. Government land purchased from the Indians was without fences and until 1875, when barbed wire first came into use, private land was also mostly without fences. The tall grass part of the Plains extended across northern Missouri, Illinois and into Indiana to Indian Town

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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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