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Fatal Fire Leads to Barricade, Death of Suspect

A fatal fire in Trenton on Sunday night led to a standoff in the small town of McFall in Daviess County on Monday afternoon.

The incident involved as many as 10 law enforcement agencies. It ended when the suspect, David Call, a 1983 graduate of Jamesport High School, apparently took his own life after barricading himself inside a residence east of McFall.

Mr. Call opened fire on officers who went

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Halloween Safety for Kids

by Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards

Kids love Halloween. They get to dress up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday. Some kids already know things that you can do to be safe, like how to cross the street, not to talk to or go with strangers and things like that. But we adults know how exciting Halloween can be and that can make you forget to be careful.

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Railroad Crossings Damaged, Repairs Fall to Gallatin Man

Joe Flanders of Gallatin, an employee with Union Pacific, repaired the crossing gate on Unity Avenue early Friday morning, Oct. 24. A passing train had reported the damaged gate before 6 a.m. Mr. Flanders arrived to find the gate arm had been hit, either by someone trying to drive around it after it had lowered, or maybe by a piece of large equipment. The bolts were sheered and the arm

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

The county clerk’s office will be open Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee walk-ins.

County Commission

Jason Smith submitted his 2014 training hours for Medicolegal Death Investigation Conference.

Bills were audited.

The road and bridge crew is working in Grand River Township cleaning out a low water

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Share the Scare at Trunk or Treat Event Halloween night

Daviess County Fine Arts Council is presenting Scare on the Square Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, on the Gallatin courthouse square.

Everyone is invited to decorate a pumpkin, a trunk, give out candy, or just take a stroll around the square.

Deliver your pumpkins to the courthouse lawn from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Submit the pumpkins to be judged or to just add

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Christmas at the Corner Café

Christmas came early to the customers at the Corner Café on Monday, Oct. 20. A very generous man left a certain amount of money to pay for the customers’ lunches. The customers and staff were quite surprised and very appreciative. The workers at the Corner Café say they know this local man and know that he is a very caring and giving person every day. They all say, “Thank you,

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report


6:25 pm – Freddie Pendergraft, 53, Allerton, IA, was transferred from Wayne County, IA, to DDCRJ on Daviess County warrant for FTA for class D felony DWI.

6:52 pm – Call regarding child being bullied in Jamesport.

8:06 pm – Verbal dispute in Jameson.

8:22 pm – Individual at courthouse reference arrest from 10-19-14.


3:25 am – Property damage to vehicle at Winston Truck Stop.

6:33 am –

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Follow-Up: Health Department Funding Cuts

Dear Editor:

I wanted to follow up with you about the story the North Missourian published [found HERE] about the funding cuts we received at the Daviess County Health Department. That funding was restored due to the Ebola scare.

The Governor met with Department of Health and Senior Services and representatives of local public health from around the state. I am not sure how long this will remain intact.

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