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Blasts from the Past

June 9, 2004

Sunday, June 6, marked the first Sunday for Pastor Russ Hamilton at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Gallatin. Russ Hamilton is a native of Northwest Missouri, graduating from Cainsville High School in 1985.

Gallatin seventh grader Wren Tolen, daughter of Misse and David Tolen, won the school-level competition of the 2004 National Geography Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Fourth grader

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Caldwell Civil War Reenactment June 6-8

It is a hot, sultry summer day. The town is tense; a lookout is posted. People are still doing the simple things that need to be done to live life as normally as possible. In these times, normal is a precious commodity. Suddenly, the lookout shouts – there is a large movement on the horizon.  It’s not expected and it doesn’t feel right – the town panics. Many of the

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North Missourian Vaults into 150th Year

After this edition is put to bed, the Gallatin North Missourian will begin its 150th year serving Daviess County. As proudly stated each week in the front page flag, “Our Best To You Each Week Since 1864.”

A peek at what the North Missourian was in its infancy is as close to you as the Daviess County Library. Copies of this newspaper stored on microfilm date back to Sept. 15,

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VFW Memorial Day Ceremony Pays Tribute to Fallen

Let us remember…

by Jeff Plotner, public affairs officer for VFW Post 2172 in Gallatin

VFW Post 2172 of Gallatin conducted Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies at the Lyle Cemetery in Gallatin and the Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport on May 26. Representatives from the VFW Post 2172 Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scout Troop 67, Girl Scout Troop 8057, and US Army Reserve soldiers from the 387th Human Resources Company in Bethany also

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A Sesquicentennial Proposal

Dw.cdrWhat do you do for something 150 years old?

This has been on the back burner for some time now, knowing this week was coming. The Gallatin North Missourian will embark on its 150th year after printing this week’s edition. And before you’re finished reading this column, we’ll float a balloon about an idea on a way to celebrate.

Whew, 150 years …how’d we get here?

The countdown on

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Harold Hennen Shares Military History

Harold Hennen as a young sailor.

by T.L. Huffman

Harold Hennen of Gallatin has had a lot of close shaves and he’s given a few, too, during his 30 years in the military (1951-1981). Twenty of those years were on active duty, and 10 were in fleet reserve. Besides serving on some unique and historic ships, Harold was the personal barber for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Harold’s father, Gordon E.

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Remembering ‘Over There’

Dw.cdrMany movies I see advertised nowadays aren’t worth the trouble it takes to touch a button to record at home, much less shell out the cash it takes to watch it in a theater. But I would recommend you see “Monument Men,” and what better time than over a Memorial Day weekend?

Last December Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt introduced a legislative bill in the Senate to award the Congressional Gold

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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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