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Fire fighters responded to a pickup on fire at the Superior Auto Wash off South Main Street in Gallatin Thursday afternoon:
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Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month focuses on earthquake risk and disaster preparedness

 Topographic map showing earthquakes greater than magnitude 2.5 (circles). Red circles are earthquakes that occurred after 1972. Blue circles are earthquakes that occurred before 1973. Larger earthquakes are represented by larger circles. USGS image.

Southeast Missouri is at the center of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains

Gov. Eric R. Greitens has proclaimed February as Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri, in

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12 from Gallatin gather in Florida

Gallatin is well represented in Bradenton, Fla., in January of each year. In this photo taken on Jan. 18, at the Outback restaurant is Don and Carol Weaver, Barb Morrison, Louise Taylor, Carol and Wayne Wood, Duane and Ruth Frost, Nancy Terry and John Thompson, and Tom and Nita Cragg. We were celebrating Duane’s and Tom’s January birthdays and Nancy and John’s wedding which was set for Jan. 21 at

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Scuba diving comes naturally to area farmer

by T.L. Huffman

Dylan Leeper of rural Gallatin is a land-locked farmer, but he took to scuba diving like a fish to water.

Exploring an underwater world through scuba diving is an exhilarating experience that not everyone can enjoy. Nor should they. There are potential dangers. Death and injury can occur, especially by surfacing too quickly from a depth.

“During diving classes, the majority of what you practice in the

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Bergman murder may be a movie

On Jan. 6, 2017, 35 years will have passed since the Bergman murders took place at a rural home north of Gallatin.

On Jan. 6, 1982, Hal Page shot and killed Mary Bergman, 41, and wounded two of her children, Carl, 12, and Kevin, 16. He also killed a local electrician who happened to be working there at the time, Ed Ramsbottom. Page finally turned the gun on himself.

Of

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Gallatin Alumni Banquet May 27

The Class of 1967 is responsible for getting the ball rolling for the Gallatin Alumni Banquet to be held on May 27. The Class would really like to see everyone. Even if you have not attended for a long time, 2017 would be a great year to start a new tradition. Tours of the facilities will be offered and entertainment provided.

A catered meal will be served at a cost

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Rotary Trivia Night Feb 4

Gallatin Rotary Club will hold the second annual Trivia Night at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Lake Viking Clubhouse. Make reservations by Feb. 1; call 663-8929. The cost is $20 a person with six to eight people per table. A silent auction will be held.

Heavy appetizers and soft drinks will be serve. BOB.

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Physical activity pays off  in every way

By Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

For those whose New Year’s resolution was to get fit both physically and financially, a recent study quantified the financial benefit of being physically active.

According to research reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, following the US Department of Health and Senior Services’ recommendations for moderate to vigorous physical activity of 30 minutes or more on five or

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Paranormal researcher seeks the unusual from you

by T.L. Huffman

Are you haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past? Or anything else for that matter?

Then Sam Uptegrove, Greenfield, is interested in your story. He would like to develop a network of sources in Northwest Missouri to include in a book he is writing.

Mr. Uptegrove has been researching the Heartland’s paranormal since a teenager and has been doing it now for over 40 years.

“At eight

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