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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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The Haunted Heartland…Murder by the decades -1900

From the Gallatin Democrat, December 20, 1900

State vs. George Henry Clay

Defense: Attorney: Rollin J. Britton and Joshua W. Alexander

Prosecutor: John C. Leopard, assisted by Attorneys J.A. Selby & Givens.

Jury: J.L. Black, Robert Drummond, J.H. Myers, J.R. Williams, A.B. Hale, Fred Fossinger, Henry Heaston, C.M. Hale, P.L. Hoskins, W.W. Hopkins, Milton Trosper and Noah Hershberg.

Sentence: Found guilty of murder in the first degree. Sentenced be hanged

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2015 Year in Review (January – June)


  • Concert violinist Brent Busselberg performed in Gallatin Jan. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building.
  • First Baptist Church of Gallatin announced the employment of Wood Marshall as youth pastor.
  • Bryan Scott Carter of Gallatin plead guilty to assault first degree, amended from statutory rape, and one count of incest in a 2013 case involving his then 4-month-old child.
  • Pattonsburg Multi‑Purpose Center’s Third Annual Catfish,
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Blast from the past

Dec. 28, 2005

H. Olsen completed 20 years of service to the Daviess County FSA Committee and 18 years dedicated service to the Daviess County Community Committee.

Students from our area named to the NCMC President’s Honor Roll were Kyle Hefley and Jenny Stanhope of Gallatin; Felicia Nelson of Jameson; and Susanna Bennett and Melody Prescott of Jamesport.

Russell Hamilton, pastor of the Gallatin First Christian Church, recently received the

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