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More than $42 million of Unclaimed Property returned in Fiscal Year 2016

Treasurer Zweifel has now returned more than $280 million of Unclaimed Property since 2009

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced today that his Unclaimed Property team has set a new record for dollars returned this fiscal year, marking the seventh straight year of setting records during his two terms as State Treasurer. More than $42 million of Unclaimed Property was returned by Treasurer Zweifel’s Unclaimed Property team in Fiscal Year

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City considers options for water plant, decides to move forward

The city of Gallatin considered whether to build a new water plant or fix up the old one after learning the lowest of two construction bids cost more than the city had to spend.

The city has $4.6 million in available funding, but the lowest of two bids received to construct the plant was nearly $400,000 over that mark.

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher presented the following options for a water

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Intercom system replaced at jail

A new bid was received for audio equipment at the regional jail in Pattonsburg. It will cost approximately $2,000 to replace the intercom system in F Hall, which is used for security purposes.

The jail board also reported on the purchase of a 12-passenger van for $17,500.

In other business at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board meeting held June 24, an intergovernmental agreement with DeKalb County in regard to court

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Old dogs, new cats at Winston meeting

Too many stray cats and dogs on the streets, not enough ice cream and cake for Jesse James Days were among the topics of discussion for Winston aldermen.

The Winston Board of Trustees spoke more in detail about building a holding facility for dogs during their meeting held June 6. It was determined the clerk would make flyers asking for donations of materials and labor to pass out at Jesse

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Gary Dowell begins as jail’s new assistant administrator

Gary Dowell will be the new assistant administrator for the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Mr. Dowell graduated in 2000 from Trenton High School. He received a degree in computer systems networking from Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, in 2002. In 2005, he received his B.S. degree in criminal justice with a minor in corrections from the University of Central Missouri. In 2016 he became a grad of Centriq Training, (Information-Technology)

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Citizens raise a stink after jail raises a stink

Stephen Loxterman, an alderman for the city of Pattonsburg and  Bob Hildreth,  the city’s water/sewer operator and maintenance person, were present at the meeting of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board to discuss issues with debris from the jail clogging up the lift station and the pump station at the city sewer. The lift station pumps waste from the sewer system into the lagoon.

The pump station was “stinking something fierce”

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Jail meeting May 27

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at the training trailer at Pattonsburg. Old business will cover Securus, phone and internet service, DeKalb County court security, and sewer issues. New business will cover the new assistant administrator, Greg Dowell of Lathrop.

Closed session will be held.

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Winston contracts for shutoffs discusses dog problem, considers holding facility

A motion carried to contract Bud Potts at $150 per hour to install sewer shutoffs during the meeting of the Winston Village Board of Trustees held May 2.

Terry Caldwell approached the board to ask if the grader operator would clear his front ditch to allow water to flow correctly. After discussion, the board agreed to allow Kelly Ebbert, street maintenance, to clear the front ditch at the resident’s home.

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Cupola building coming into focus, water plant out for bid

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher provided an update from the Cupola Building Committee to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen at their meeting on April 25.

The committee, appointed by Mayor Barb Ballew, is focusing on ideas to revitalize the property located on the northeast corner of the square. The committee requested clarification from the aldermen about its role. The aldermen’s response is as follows: to provide ideas/plans to preserve the building;

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