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Wake up to a new business…Janny’s Java is on a roll

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Janelle Leeper of rural Gallatin loves a fresh-brewed cup of coffee, so it was only natural for her first business venture be a small coffee shop. Only this shop is a little different than the usual coffeehouse…Janny’s Java is on wheels.

Janelle looked into several different buildings but none were suitable for her needs.

“That’s when I thought: ‘Why not get a traveling coffee truck where I could serve several

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All-state hoops gone forever

My Turn … by Preston Cole

The headline you just read above is just a beat-up, road-weary, wore-slick, veteran sports writer calling his shot about the likelihood of media in Missouri ever selecting all-state basketball teams again.

If one were to write an obituary about this, it might read something like this:

Missouri all-state basketball teams, chosen by media, were born during the 1951-52 school year. They went on life

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Long Horse Ride Update

web_horse riderHorsewoman Megan Lewis, who is from Wales, left from Jamesport this Spring for her long horse ride westward. She arrived at Fort Kearny, Neb., this week. Pictured is her “cozy little hobbit house, aka Fort Kearny powder magazine.” Mrs. Lewis wrote that she hoped the only thing that goes off in the night will be her to sleep.

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Library ends winter reading program, gets on mark for summer program

Daviess County Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program ended March 31 and was a great success with 38 participants from both the main branch in Gallatin and the Jamesport branch.  Participants logged books read between January and March. They received a “book buck” for every six books read.  Book bucks may be used to purchase books from our used book sale racks, with no expiration on the coupon.

Pete Sigler of

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Long horse ride update

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Megan Lewis and her horse Lady and Missouri, or Mo for short, continue their westward horse ride. The following was taken from her blog: Arriving at the Pony Express stables in Marysville, Kansas. Unfortunately the museum is still closed for the winter! Arleta Martin who took me for supper is in the background. Lyle organized for us to stay at the Marysville sale barn and the police gave us an

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Sounds like Scotland


Bob Burnett stopped at the Daviess County Courthouse Square in Gallatin Sunday afternoon, April 10, to practice his bagpipes before performing at the Women’s Tea at the Gallatin Methodist Church. Mr. Burnett said he belongs to the Buchanan Highlanders Bagpipes and Drums out of St. Joseph and has been playing for about 15 years. The Buchanan Highlanders have been together since 1991. The group plays numerous parades, weddings, funerals,

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True Love for 60 Years

web_Senior PicsI met Darlene Brown at Glendale High School in Southern California during our senior year in 1955. She sat right behind me in our 5th period senior Problems class. She was kind enough to bring my book to class since I had no other classes that required a book. I was what they called back then a vocational arts student: wood shop, three periods of print shop, senior problems and

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Unearthing the past, in more ways than one

Mary Nauser helped Mr. Sullivan locate the wagon train trail cemetery. A wagon trail followed the base of the steep hill. The tracks are more visible in an area to the west where it crosses a stream.

Tom Sullivan is confident he has three cemeteries on his farm located south of DD Highway north of Lake Viking. He is seeking confirmation on a fourth.

Mr. Sullivan has lived on the

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Before the stories slip away….

Dottie Thompson

Dottie Thompson

When Dottie Doak Thompson asked her cousin a question about family history that neither could answer, they both realized there was nobody alive left to ask for information.

“Nobody Left to Ask” became the name of Dottie’s book.

“I realized the family story would end with us, if I didn’t get it written down,” she said.

You can go to Amazon and read the description and the first few pages of Dottie Doak Thompsons’ book “No One Left to Ask.” The book's cover shows the houses and farms connected to her family:  About a mile south of Gallatin is the home of Harry and Sarah Doak. At the corner of Rustic Lane and Highway 13 is the home of her great grandparents James and Anna Lewis Parker. Farther down the lane, the little house where she was born. A little farther is where the Doak family farm was located; and where her five older brothers were born. On down closer to the Grand River is depicted the Tarwater home place.

You can go to Amazon and read the description and the first

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