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An Asset or Albatross?

Some talk around town has City Hall taking the lead in determining the future of the cupola building on North Main. That’s good!

City Hall taking charge of this problem property makes sense. We’ve got good people serving on the board. We should encourage our aldermen to take a leadership role to coordinate what’s to happen. With the city’s commitment comes stability and an opportunity for individuals and community groups

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Altamont BBQ Serves 2,000; Little Town Sticks to the Ribs

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

Jefferson Township was originally a part of Grindstone township, one of the three first townships formed in Daviess County. Anderson Smith was the first permanent white settler who settled in 1834. He and his wife, Mahala A. Henderson, who was a sister to Daviess County’s Judge Henderson, settled here from Clay County. Other early settlers were John Owings, John Higgins,

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Clean Up of Cemeteries Offers Challenges and Rewards

by Daviess County Genealogical Society President Lanita Sconce Smith and member Joe Richardson

Life Scout Nicholas Flanagan of Venture Crew 96, Gallatin, had a challenging project on his hands when he undertook the clean up of Waters and Haver Cemetery in Marion Township, Daviess County for his Eagle Scout project. Nicholas, son of Chris and Heather Flanagan of Gallatin, and a senior at Gallatin High School, began the project on

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Blasts from the Past

Dec. 1, 2004

Benjamin Herrold, Kaleb Wilson and Kyle King combined for 46 points to lead Gilman City to a 69-63 upset of Winston in the opening round of the Gallatin Invitational Tournament.

Katie Patton, Missouri FCCLA State President and a junior at Gallatin High School, attended the National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Summit held in Washington, D.C., as the representative from Missouri.

Nov. 30, 1994

Marilyn Tolen and Sharon

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Letter to the Editor: Pattonsburg Tree Climbers

Dear Editor:

We need the help of you and your readers. As with any family in today’s environment, the Pattonsburg Tree Climbers Society is faced with financial concerns.

Our current costs for maintaining the genealogy library of family history have exceeded the revenue generated from the memberships alone. A handful of local members have generously been helping financially to keep us going.

We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers.

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Book Review: The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James by James P. Muehlberger (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2013). xiv + 256 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $24.95

The hold that Missouri outlaws Jesse and Frank James have upon American popular memory and culture shows little sign of abating. Immortalized in dime novels, films, and folk songs, the James brothers have been the stuff of legend for more than

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Blasts from the Past

Nov. 10, 2004

Brook Carder and Amanda Bohannon, members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter, earned the American Farmer degree awarded by the National FFA organization at the 77th National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky. Brook is the daughter of Carl and Sherri Carder, and Amanda is the daughter of Mike and Linda Bohannon.

Lynch Supermarket, located on Hwy. 13 in north Gallatin, celebrated its 50th anniversary this

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Cemetery Workday Scheduled for Water’s

Saturday, Nov. 15, is the day that volunteers have set to go to Daviess County’s Water’s Cemetery for cleaning, according to Lanita Sconce Smith, President of the Daviess County Genealogical Society.

Scout Nicholas Flanagan has made the clean-up at the cemetery his Eagle Scout project. The cemetery is overgrown with brush, and all help is appreciated.

Pictures of the stones will also be taken, and posted online for family researchers.

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30 Years of Clock Winding Recognized

Daviess County Resolution 2014

Realizing Eric Corwin has given 30+ years of service to the citizens of Daviess County and to the Daviess County Commission, we hereby proclaim our appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Corwin for his commitment to the winding and maintenance of the courthouse clock.

Eric Corwin was recognized by a resolution for 30 plus years of winding the Daviess County Courthouse clock. Pictured are County Commissioners Randy

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