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One act play tells story of farm transition

On Friday, June 10, 2016 the one-act play, “Map of My Kingdom” will be presented at no charge from 7-9 p.m. at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, Chillicothe High School, 2801 Hornet Drive, Chillicothe. The play was commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa to tell the story of the emotional challenges that farmers face with farm ownership transition.

The one-hour play will be followed by a panel discussion forum

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Walking for MS  

By Troy Lesan

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Allison Spidle and Courtney Lybarger during Courtney’ walk around the Lake.

Now that the season is here, it’s time to take the boats out on Lake Viking for sightseeing or maybe a little fishing. Going around the lake in a boat is an activity that is always a satisfying way to spend time. I know of one person; however, who recently went around the lake a different

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Fishing derby June 4

The North Missouri Sportsman’s Alliance and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be co-sponsoring a Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, June 4, at the Livingston County Fairgrounds just outside of Chillicothe.

The Fishing Derby will be held in conjunction with the annual North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show, which will be held June 3-4 in the Jenkins Building, also located on the county fairgrounds.

“We thought it would

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Get hooked on fishing with MDC Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12

mdc free fishingGet hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

Normal regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county,

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Area man will attend 73rd class reunion

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Ross and Ava Swofford plan to attend the 36th Annual Gallatin Alumni Reunion on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the GHS gym from 4-9 p.m. It is hosted by the Class of 1966. Ross was a sister to Roberta Swofford Eckelberry Green who passed about a year ago.  His brother Jack now lives in Texas in a retirement center. The couple’s only living relative in the area is Linda Eckleberry

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Harts’ selected for Yard of Month

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The front view of the home

The home of Jay and Janet Hart at 411 East Berry Street in Gallatin has been selected as Yard of the Month for May by the Gallatin Garden Club.

Janet said she grows a variety of perennials, including hostas, carnations, dianthus, daisies, sunflowers and butterfly bush.

She especially enjoys sowing flowers with bright colors that attract and support butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Back yard of

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Old sign from the age of Model Ts

web_highway sign shared_photoJason McReynolds of South Kansas City found this metal Highway 6 road sign about this time last year using a metal detector in a field off of Highway 6. It was on the right side at the intersection to Hwy. 190, which leads to Crowder Park. The sign is about 18 inches wide and 12 inches high. It was discovered under about four inches of dirt. The metal is in

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Roger Wehrli honored in hometown of King City

RogerW2The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company paid tribute to Roger Wehrli at his alma mater, King City High School, last Thursday morning as part of the Hometown Hall of Famer program. An audience of 600, including students, teachers, the school’s marching band, friends and others, attended the ceremony.

Hometown Hall of Famer is a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of

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Farewell, Jesse…Missouri’s last Pearl Harbor day survivor

Spike_WPGraveside services for Jesse T. Reynolds were conducted last Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. The crowd in attendance was small by worldly standards, but the life celebrated was significant.

Jesse Reynolds is a hometown hero.

Journalist Tom Brokaw called Jesse’s generation America’s greatest. In recent years as Jesse approached his 100th birthday and the nation focused on the 75th anniversary marking the start of World War II, Jesse was

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