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Local Couple Races the River for 340 Miles

Megan and Sawyer DeWitt have been racing in their sleep and in their dreams…paddling, paddling, paddling down the wide Missouri.

The couple recently finished the Missouri American Water MR 340, one of the longest and largest boat races in the world. The race crosses the width of the Show-Me State, a length of 340 miles, starting at Kansas City and ending at St. Charles. Delayed a month by floods, the

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Wiffle Ball Tournament for Patrick McBroom

A wiffle ball tournament and silent auction will be held for Patrick McBroom at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Gallatin’s Dockery Park.

ribbonPatrick McBroom, 17, Gallatin, is currently battling cancer for the third time. Join his sponsors in honoring his continued fight.

Wiffle ball team entry fee is $100. Minimum of seven players per team. Number of teams will be limited. Contact Rusty Hendricks to register a team

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City, County Request Support for Victims of Childhood Cancer

Gallatin Mayor Barbara Ballew signed a proclamation on Monday, Sept. 8, proclaiming September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the number one disease killing children today. Tens of thousands of children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer spares no one, affecting children from every socioeconomic background. The citizens of Gallatin are urged to join the effort to support the victims of childhood cancer and to

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Flushing Out Childhood Cancer

A golden toilet is making the rounds in the neighborhoods of Gallatin. The toilet is meant to use a little humor to inspire everyone to remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Gold is the international symbol for childhood cancer. Gold, the most precious metal, was chosen to recognize the most precious members of our communities, the children. Citizens must pay to have the toilet removed from their yard.

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From Gallatin to Guatemala

Pastoral family goes on a mission building homes, hope, and faith in humanity

Russ and Theresa Hamilton and their son, Sam, the pastor’s family from Gallatin First Christian Church, went on a mission trip to Central America, with the goal to salvage the dignity, hope and faith of a people living in the largest dump in Latin America.

The Hamilton family planned and paid for the mission trip with help

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Seventy-Year-Old Tractor Stays in Family

Dean Merrigan, who lives on Hwy B in Coffey, gave this 1946 John Deer tractor to his son to restore. When Dean got out of the Navy in 1946, people were still farming with horses and mules and there were not a lot of tractors around. Dean purchased the John Deer and he and his three brothers (Donald, Jacky and Jerry) did a lot of custom work. Dean’s first job

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 8, 2004

Work is underway for the Veterans Walk of Honor on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn. Ground work has also begun for the Civil War cannon display and veteran’s memorial.

So far this golf season, the GHS Lady Bulldogs are competing with each other. Gallatin defeated four different GRC schools over the course of the last week while running its meet record to 4-0. Whitney Boyd,

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Capitol Perspectives: Ferguson, Police and Reporters

by Phill Brooks

Cops lobbing tear gas at reporters. Journalists handcuffed and arrested while trying to do their jobs. Reporters threatened while covering a story of international significance. A TV news crew having its camera shut down by police.

Those scenes from Ferguson portrayed an animosity to journalists by police that does not reflect my reporting experience in more than four decades working with law enforcement officials. Just the opposite.

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The Wall Brings Mysteries, Answers

Aaron Gray (on right with tattoo on arm) is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He spends seven to eight months traveling with The Moving Wall and scheduling events. Every year, during the winter months of the off-season, between November and April, brand new panels are put on the wall with any new names added. Mr. Gray said the community of Gallatin was “phenomenal.” Because of the excellent volunteer help

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