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CDSE Students Try Alexander T. Wolf

After hearing both sides of the case, the jurors deliberate.

Under the guidance of Officer David Vaughn from the Gallatin Police Department, and as part of Sara Koenig’s social studies class, the fifth graders at Covel D. Searcy Elementary spent recent days preparing for, and then executing, a mock trial.

The retelling of a classic fairy tale found Alexander T. Wolf charged with attempted murder of the renowned third little

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MSHP Seeks Candidates, 100th Recruit Class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting candidates for its 100th Recruit Class, what will be the newest group of troopers to represent the force since its inception in 1931. Minimum requirements are: completion of 60 college credits, 2 years of federal active duty military service with honorable discharge, or 2 years post-certified full-time law enforcement service. The selection process consists of a written exam, fitness test, polygraph, background investigation,

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School Assaults Investigated by Police

Police Chief Mark Richards submitted a report on activity from March 10-24 (see it HERE) to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen. The report includes a juvenile assault and assaults at the high school.

Chief Richards said the school commonly reports assaults that happen on school property to law enforcement and in certain cases, such as instances with injuries, law enforcement does a follow-up investigation to see if any criminal

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

Newborn, other children removed from home after mother and baby test positive for meth

Kelly Jo Beeler, 37, was taken into custody at 6:30 p.m. March 21, after delivering a baby at her residence in Coffey earlier that day.

After giving birth at 1:10 a.m., Beeler and the child were both transported to North Kansas City Hospital where they both tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana.

At 4:50 p.m., the

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Gallatin Switches Insurance Companies

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen passed a resolution giving Midwest Public Risk (MPR) notification of the city’s intent to withdraw from property and liability insurance coverage effective June 30. An ordinance was passed at the last meeting to join Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA) for the city’s insurance.

Mike Walker’s bid was the only bid submitted for mowing of the cemeteries and was accepted for $700.

Jeremy Dungy was

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Plans Move Forward to Add Room at Jail

Plans to build a room addition for the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail were discussed during the meeting of the board held March 21. The administration will check with the gas company on moving the alternate gas line on the east side of the jail so the office can be added. Plans will be drawn up and presented to the board at the next meeting. The financial report was accepted.  Sales tax

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Assistants Get Raise at 911

Assistant Supervisors Tammy Jones and Kerri Sterneker received a .25 cent per hour raise when the Daviess County Central 911 Board met on Jan. 30. The motion passed with Walker, Watson, Sullenger, Chrisman and Huskey voting in favor; Wilson opposed; Ward abstained.

Employee per diem was raised to $7.50 per shift.

No election will be necessary for 911 in April as the same number of candidates have filed as were

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School in No Danger from Distant Shooting

Deputy Robert Mazur with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department said that rumors of shots being fired at or near the Winston school this afternoon (Wednesday) proved false.

Apparently a staff member at the school overheard shots fired and reported it to the sheriff. The office investigated and discovered some city folk who were firing at a shooting range on private property. The shooting range was at least a mile to

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


1:30 pm – Charges were filed on Robert Seemuth who was taken into custody on March 10 after a road rage incident on I-35. He was charged with class D felony unlawful use of a weapon and class A misdemeanor assault 3rd degree. Bond was set at $15,000.

4:09 pm – Caller advising Sheriff’s Office (SO) of controlled burn in Jameson.

6:18 pm – SO en route to Jamesport

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