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Wagon trains leave behind memories, trail, graves

Mary Nauser, 78, formerly of Gallatin and now living in Liberty, recently visited her childhood home on a mission to find eight graves.

“I bet I walked three miles Saturday looking for it,” Mary said. “But the lay of the land changes. And I was only 10 or 12 years old when my grandmother showed it to me.”

Mary still owns a 40 acre tract of timber from the original

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Blast from the past

March 8, 2006

After seniors Kinsey Batson, Maria Burge, Katie Jarboe, Trisha Sprague and Taylor Henderson led Gallatin’s girls to an upset win over #1 state-ranked Tarkio last Thursday, everyone was all smiles when Gallatin defeated #2 seed East Buchanan for the District 16 championship.

Lions Governor of District 26F, David Primm, presented Peace Poster winner Briana Heldenbrand with a $50 U. S. Bond at the Lake Viking Club’s regular

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From the American Revolution to King David, this genealogy bug gets around

by Diana Gault

Three generations of a Daviess County family were recently inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution, an uncommon event, according to DAR Registrar, Carolyn Trump, of the Kinnikinnik Chapter.

Frances Stitt Albert of Pattonsburg, along with her daughters, Darlis Albert Wallace of Bethany and Diana Albert Gault of Woodland Park, Colo., and her only granddaughter, Courtney Gault Hollohan, were accepted into DAR during its 125th year

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Blast from the past

March 1, 2006

Last Thursday, 900 yards of concrete was poured in about nine hours by four workers to lay six inches of level concrete over nearly an acre of ground at Landmark Manufacturing. It was done by using laser technology and equipment brought on site from Kansas City and Atchison, Kan.

Earning All-GRC basketball honors from Gallatin High School are Kinsey Batson, Nic Burrell, Maria Burge, Andrew Adkison and

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Blast from the past

Feb. 22, 2006

Gallatin R-5 senior Clayton Baker capped his high school wrestling career with a second place finish at the 2006 MSHSAA Wrestling Championships in Columbia. Baker, who suffered a mild concussion during the 189-pound championship match, lost by an 8-1 decision to Maysville’s Aaron Bridgeman in what was a rematch of the district and GRC title matches.

Dessa Crum, a junior at Gallatin High School and daughter of

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Blast from the past

Feb. 15, 2006

Paperwork is being completed that finalizes the purchase of Midwest Security Housing in Pattonsburg by the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail District. Midwest Security Housing is owned by Ron and Pam Huston.

Good citizenship awards were presented to the five county schools by the Gallatin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Award winners were: Katie Patton, Gallatin R-5; Derek King, Winston R-6; Whitney Mason, Pattonsburg R-2; Amber Roberts, Tri-County

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Time Exposures

Johnnie Black of Gallatin collects old postcards and has about 75 in his album, the oldest dated 1906.

Johnnie Black is pictured holding the album full of postcards he has collected of the town of Gallatin through the years. Johnnie is married to Sally and they have two children, Katy and Kevin.

Deltiology is the official term for collecting postcards. They are the third most popular thing to collect, behind

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Blast from the past

Feb. 8, 2006

Gallatin High School celebrated courtwarming without Queen Trisha Sprague Saturday night following basketball games against Albany. Trisha, a senior on the Lady Bulldog squad, injured her knee during the game and was at the hospital when the announcement of king and queen was made during coronation. She took her crown on crutches from class sponsor Amy McNeely upon her return.

Sara Lin captured first place in the

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Why do we save what we save?…later generations may want to know

Van Champion of Parker, Ariz., rescued this piece of the front page of a Thursday, Sept. 4, 1873, North Missourian newspaper in its 8×10 frame. It’s meaning to its former owners has become a bit of a mystery to him.

“I’ve been trying to figure out why they saved it — if it was a significant date for them or something,” he said. “I looked up the date and found

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