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New Program Gets Folks into Museums

ST. JOSEPH, MO — The Museums Association of St. Joseph announces the launch of a new program, Museum Crawl. Participating museums in the St. Joe area invite visitors to pick up a museum passport and visit each of the participating members. After completing the passport, participants can win a small prize from the final site. The crawl begins Memorial Day weekend and continues through Sept. 14. Participating sites include:

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Do You See the Writing on the Wall?

On the north side of the J.C. Penney buildings are dozens of names which have been etched into the brick over the years. One name dates back to 1903, making it 111 years old.

At first they look like chicken scratches or some kind of ancient hieroglyphic on the wall of the old hardware store in Hamilton. But a closer examination reveals the names and dates of what are most

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Foley Family Farm Celebrates 175 Years

The Foley Family Farm located at 26904 Waltz Avenue in south-central Daviess County, will celebrate its 175th anniversary on May 24.

Elijah Foley represented the first family to settle in the area. The Foley family homestead was built in 1884 in Monroe Township, Daviess County. It was built by Elijah Madison and Laura Brosius Foley, representing the second generation. Elijah and Laura had been living nearby in a log cabin

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McDonald Tea Room Lives On

The McDonald Tea Room is being revived, in print if not in brick and mortar.

Virginia McDonald

The University Press of Kentucky is releasing Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food by Louis Hatchett. This biography is being followed by the re-release of two old cookbooks penned by Hines. “Adventures in Good Cooking” is a best-selling collection of featured recipes from select restaurants across

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Step into the Civil War Era: Volunteers Needed

KINGSTON, MO — Caldwell County will hold its annual Civil War reenactment this summer, June 6-8, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of attack on the Kingston courthouse. Volunteers are needed to play the part of townspeople during the raid. Call 816-465-0052 for more information.

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Grand River Museum Opens for Season

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The Grand River Historical Society Museum holds its annual spring open house tomorrow (Sunday, May 4) from 1-4 p.m. Existing exhibits will be rounded out by a few changes and new additions, including a cell phone tour system. The museum, located at 1401 Forest Drive, will be open every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, also from 1-4 p.m. (Holidays will be the exception.) Call 660-646-1341 for more information.

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Jerry Ferguson Serves Aboard St. Paul

by Denise Felderman

The Veterans of Frank Frazier Post 2172 of Gallatin and the citizens of Gallatin will proudly host the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall” from Aug. 21-25 at Dockery Park in Gallatin. The following stories are a collection of stories from Vietnam veterans of Daviess County.

Jerry Ferguson, US Navy, July 1969 – April 1971

Jerry’s dad was in WWII and his grandfather was in WWI. Jerry

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Locker Plant Will Never Be Gone for Robert Graham

Graham holds a high school photo of himself.

The locker plant in Gallatin has been razed and the space will soon be turned into a parking lot for Casey’s. Not very many people use community lockers anymore, it’s mostly a thing of the past now that everybody has their own personal refrigerator with an “ice box.” But back in 1939, the idea of storing foods in a rented freezer box

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Do You Have a Revolutionary Patriot in Your Family Tree?

The Gallatin Chapter DAR was organized Nov. 22, 1913, and granted its Charter on April 4, 1914, reaching its 100th year in the community this month. The chapter maintains 22 members with 11 active and 11 non-resident members.

Marilyn Brandom and Barbara Foley — long-time active members in the community — are both 50-plus year participants of the chapter, followed by 10 members 25-plus years, two members reaching 25-year status

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