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Letter to the Editor: Christmas Around the Square

Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself and the City of Gallatin, I want to give a big shout out to Sally Black, Judy Elbert and Cyd Terry for organizing, planning and working so tirelessly on “Christmas Around the Square” this past weekend. I thought it was a huge success! It was so good to see our uptown busy with people and events. The decorations look so nice and I know

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Water Rates Increase Dramatically

An ordinance adjusting the water rates for the City of Gallatin, which will raise the average water bill for 5,000 gallons use by $12.60, received a first reading during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Nov. 10.

One of the final requirements from the United States Department of Agriculture before the city can put its water treatment plant project out to bids is to have an adequate

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Party Corrections

In last week’s election story, two winning Republicans were listed as Democrats.

Republican J. Eggleston was victorious in his race for District 2 State Representative, defeating Democrat Mike Waltemath. Randy Sims, Republican incumbent for Daviess County Presiding Commissioner, was unopposed in the election. We apologize for the errors.

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Nov. 4, 2014 Election Results

Yesterday’s election results for Daviess County were unusual in that there was no contest for six local officeholders. Voter turnout measured 38% of the 4,906 eligible to vote in the seven designated local precincts.

Republican J. Eggleston of Maysville won all 4 counties to record 69.2% of the vote to win the seat for 2nd District State Representative.

Republican Sam Graves carried all 36 counties to win re-election as 6th

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Pattonsburg Board Hears About Lagoon Aerators

Ron Hochreiter with Schulte Engineering and Roy Adams with Allied Systems, Inc. made a presentation on Oct. 20 to the Pattonsburg Board of Alderman on the Model WQA Lagoon Master Water Moving Aerators, which is a system that the council is considering installing at the city’s lagoon to better meet permit limitations set by the Department of Natural Resources.

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission has recently prepared a Hazard Mitigation

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City Receives Grant for Car Camera

Patrick Bonnot, left, and Chief Richards.

Patrick Bonnot with Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management presented the Gallatin Police Department and the City of Gallatin with a $3,375 risk management grant during a meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Oct. 27. The money will be put toward the purchase of a new camera for the patrol car.

Police Chief Richards discussed the recent activities of the department and the purchase

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Winston R-6 Opposes Amendment 3

Winston R-6 School District’s Board of Education has passed a resolution to officially oppose Amendment 3 on the November 2014 ballot.

“Amendment 3 will take away local control of our schools, and we are fundamentally opposed to that. The fact is Amendment 3 would implement unfunded, state-mandated standardized tests that could cost upwards of $1 billion, which school districts and taxpayers would be forced to pay. Additionally, Amendment 3 would

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Capital Report: When 60% is Considered High

by State Sen. Brad Lager

As American citizens, we have both the privilege and the responsibility of being active participants in our democratic process. Our founding fathers escaped an oppressive government and made great sacrifices in order to establish the greatest system of self-governance. Millions more immigrated here as the United States became the shining star of democracy and a symbol of freedom around the world.

Unfortunately, over that last

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Silver Haired Legislature Votes on Top Five

Silver Hair Legislature attendees from Northwest Missouri District: Kathy Roach, Rea; John Murphy, Maysville; Troy Lesan, Gallatin; Sharon Murphy, Maysville; Shirley Leakey, Gallatin; Betty Stroud, Milan.

 

Last week, the annual Silver Hair Legislature convened in Jefferson City at the State Capitol Building. The purpose of this legislative body is to meet for three days, listen to various speakers and then vote as a group on the five most important

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