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Court approves settlement for undisclosed amount in wrongful death suit against jail

On Aug. 24, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri approved a settlement in a wrongful death suit against the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

The suit was filed by Janet Harris in June 2014. She claimed that her husband, Timothy Harris, 36, died a wrongful death on June 2, 2014 while he was an inmate at the jail due to the failure of the jail to provide medical

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Automated Artisans to open soon in Gallatin

Artisan Zack Simmons on CNM machine

Lee blowing dust off the pattern being made on the CNC machine.

Lee and Max Simmons have opened Automated Artisans on North Main Street in Gallatin. The shop features carvings and signage and will eventually offer furniture and jewelry boxes.

The wood crafts will be ready for a sidewalk display during Chautauqua in September. The showroom itself will be ready by the end of October.

The first floor of the

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Gallatin Fire responds to car fire

fire vehicle on hhAt 10:53 a.m. on Aug. 22, Gallatin Fire was dispatched to Hwy. 13 and Upland Avenue south of Hwy. HH for a reported vehicle fire. Engine 101 responded along with five volunteer firefighters. The sheriff and a deputy also responded.

Upon arrival on scene, the fire department found a car on the southbound shoulder fully involved with flames. Traffic was completely shut down due to black smoke blocking view across

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Gary L. Shipers 1948-2016

Gary Lynn Shipers, 67, of Pattonsburg, passed away August 10, 2016 at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo.

He was born Dec. 16, 1948 in Pattonsburg, the son of Eddie Glen and Mildred (Hancock) Shipers.

On Sept. 5, 1967 he married Marcene Morsch in Pattonsburg. She survives of the home.

Gary is preceded in death by his father.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Marcene, include daughters, Bamby Shipers, Falls City, Neb.,

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Gallatin School Patrons: Bus lanes have changed!

Gallatin parents! With the new middle school, bus lanes have changed! You need to know where to drop off and pick up your kids! Please take a look at this diagram before the first day of school — Wednesday, Aug. 17!

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Borntreger sentenced to 25 years for death of wife

Samuel Borntreger, 39, was sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections on Aug. 8 in the Harrison County Circuit Court, on a charge of second degree murder. The hearing was conducted by Judge Terry Alan Tschannen of the 9th Judicial Circuit.

Borntreger is an Amish man who confessed in January, 2016, to killing his wife while he was living in Bethany in late 2006. He was living in

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Rural home destroyed by fire during water crisis

fire at altamont house fire oneApril and Ray Johnson of Altamont lost their home to a fire at 4:30 p.m. on July 24. They have two children living at home, Kyler, 14, a freshman at Winston, and Calyssa, 11, a sixth grader at Winston; and two adult children who live away.

The Johnson home was one of about 700 households and businesses in Daviess County out of water over that weekend, due to an unspecified

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Boil Advisory continues for some areas, lifted in some areas

For Public Water Supply District #1 of Daviess County

The boil advisory is lifted for all of the Public Water Supply District #1 of Daviess County that are south of the Grand River, south of the old town of Pattonsburg; EXCEPT: Southwest of Weatherby, on C highway and Cook Road. Including Hedge Road, Valley, Elm, Elm Court, Ketchem Road and Patton Road.

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