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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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Making a living the old, hard way

It could be something in the water or the air…but mostly it’s something in the land that brings a diverse culture of people to Daviess County, Missouri, including the first Hutterite colony, the first men’s monastery, the largest Amish population, a growing Mennonite population; and a sizeable Mormon population.

The land is cheap — at least compared to other places —  MU Extension figured the 2015 average farm real estate

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Blast from the past

Jan. 18, 2006

Winners of the annual “Design a Cereal Box Contest” at Searcy Elementary are Daniel Arglye, first place; Derrick Lin and E. J. Owings, tie for second place; and Kaleb Shaw, third place.

Sara Lin and Derrick Lin were both winners in the sub-district Elks Hoop Shoot, sponsored by Elks Lodge #656 in Chillicothe. Sara finished first in the girls 8-9 year-old division at the district level and

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Blast from the Past

Jan. 11, 2006

Pvt. Clayton Baker of Gallatin joined the Missouri Army National Guard on Dec. 30, 2005. Baker is a senior at Gallatin High School and the son of Mark and Lori Baker of Gallatin.

William Jewell College’s Larry Holley became a member of an elite club as he notched his 700th career basketball coaching victory on Jan. 3. He is the 28th NCAA or NAIA coach

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Blasts from the Past

Compiled by Sports Editor Dennis Cox

Jan. 4, 2006

Premium Standard Farms is expanding the company’s Milan hog processing facility. The move will increase daily processing capacity by 35 percent to 10,000 head, an increase of 2,600 per day.

Air Force Airman Darcy L. Kumm has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Vicki Kumm of Winston, and is

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