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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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Video footage of August 1st flood

John Hightree posted a video on Facebook, early on August 1st, showing the flooding that was occurring due to heavy rains that swept the area. The video is located on Hwy UU, east of Jameson. This is a link to the video.


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Are you focused on the upcoming Primary Election to be conducted next Tuesday, Aug. 2?

Voters have the most choices in determining party nominees for U.S. Representative, 6th District. There are five choices on the Democrat ballot and three listed on the Republican ballot. Republican Sam Graves is the incumbent now serving as 6th District Congressman.

Similar candidate counts are found among choices on party ballots for U.S. Senator and nearly all statewide offices.

On the local level, most contests will be determined in the

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Just another day on the farm …NOT!

Hendersons IMG_1377It was just another day until Vicki Henderson of rural Gallatin discovered a calf trapped in an old 20-foot deep containment pit as she was running her nightly check of the cattle in the back pasture. The waste containment pit hadn’t been used in several years and had panels all around it.

Vicki quickly rode back to the shed to get help from her two sons, Chris and Jeremy, who

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