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Fatal Fire Leads to Barricade, Death of Suspect

A fatal fire in Trenton on Sunday night led to a standoff in the small town of McFall in Daviess County on Monday afternoon.

The incident involved as many as 10 law enforcement agencies. It ended when the suspect, David Call, a 1983 graduate of Jamesport High School, apparently took his own life after barricading himself inside a residence east of McFall.

Mr. Call opened fire on officers who went

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Christmas at the Corner Café

Christmas came early to the customers at the Corner Café on Monday, Oct. 20. A very generous man left a certain amount of money to pay for the customers’ lunches. The customers and staff were quite surprised and very appreciative. The workers at the Corner Café say they know this local man and know that he is a very caring and giving person every day. They all say, “Thank you,

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Built, Not Bought

by Jonathan Arnold

Editor’s note: Jonathan Arnold, son of Mike and Linda Arnold, is a 2007 graduate of Gallatin High School and contributor to GoodGuySwag.com, a website about encouraging young men to lead, to be successful, and to live with integrity. GoodGuySwag.com, edited by Kris Wolfe of Los Angeles, CA, is where this article first appeared.

“Built. Not Bought.” Those were the words on the sign being held up proudly

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Foster/Adoptive Parents Needed

In Northwest Missouri, more than 4000 children suffer from abuse and neglect. These kids are in need of a family. Whether or not you’ve considered fostering or adopting before, go to healthyfamilies4kids.org, or call 855-SRV-KIDS for more information about what it takes to get involved and make a life-altering difference.

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Eyeball to Eyeball, Heart to Heart

Winnie and Howard, friends for life.

People driving by the Gallatin home of Vicky Ray and Danny Sloan often do a double-take when they see a dog and a duck in the yard together. The odd animal couple seem to have formed a warm and lasting friendship.

Vicky said they have had Winnie, a purebred pug, since she was a seven-week old pup. Winnie is three now.

The duck belongs

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Vivian Bowman Pens First Book

Vivian Gault Bowman, 83, rural Pattonsburg, is a retired reading specialist who has spent a lifetime trying to get children to learn to love reading as much as she does. But it wasn’t until she reached her seventies that she put her secret passion — writing — to paper.

Vivian poses with her first published book.

Vivian taught school close to four decades, grades kindergarten through fifth.
“I taught fifth

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German Exchange Student Returns for Visit

Bettina Wissmann from Pforzheim, Germany, an exchange student during the 1998-99 school year returned to Gallatin to visit friends this past week. Bettina stayed with the Bradley and Batson families during her GHS year. Bettina works now in human resources in a savings bank in Pforzheim called “Sparkasse.” Bettina lives in her own apartment. She enjoys sports and traveling. She returned one time before in 2007 as a guest at

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Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Block Party Oct. 4

The Gallatin United Methodist Men’s Prayer Group will hold Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Market Street in front of the Gallatin Methodist Church.

The meal and entertainment are free; however, a free-will donation will be accepted.

All money raised will be used to purchase gas cards to help Daviess County cancer patients travel to treatments. Those wishing to donate toward this

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Sport Leaders Put Victory Over Decency

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Editor’s note: The following op-ed was published in USA Today on Sept. 17. Besides currently serving Missouri in the U.S. Senate, McCaskill is a former sex crimes prosecutor.

This week was a gut-check moment for big-time sports in this country. A giant mirror has been raised for commissioners, coaches and athletic directors across the country. It is their time to take a hard look at

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