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Fake Shooters, Fake Guns, Fake Reactions — Real Message

At active shooter demo at GHS

The Gallatin Police Department ran through several possible scenes to simulate a shooter in the Gallatin High School building and demonstrate the best way for staff to respond on Friday, Aug. 21.

Here Chief Richards plays the bad guy, trying to gain entrance into a classroom.

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards and Detective David Vaughn played the role of the shooters, using fake guns

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Missouri Tax Amnesty Offered Sept. 1 – Nov. 30

As authorized by House Bill 384, Missouri will offer a tax amnesty from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2015. The tax amnesty provides individuals and businesses with a one-time opportunity to pay back taxes that were due prior to Dec. 31, 2014, without having to pay interest or penalties.

“Missouri Tax Amnesty provides taxpayers with a three-month window to pay their debt without having to pay the interest and penalties

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Area Livestock Exhibitors Earn State Fair Recognition

Equine Mules: Open Mules:

Horse Mules, 56 Inches & Under: 1st – Joker, Randy Eads, Coffey; Mare Mule, Over 56 Inches, Open, 5th – Sissy, Randy Eads, Coffey; Showmanship, 12 Years Old & Under, 1st – Joker, Randy Eads, Coffey; Showmanship, Adult, 4th – Sissy, Randy Eads, Coffey.

Pleasure Mules, 12 Years Old & Under, 1st – Joker, Randy Eads, Coffey; Costume Class, Open, 4th – Joker, Randy Eads, Coffey.

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Gallatin Pool Ends Season with a Splash

The annual Gallatin City Pool Party will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 8-11 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Admission includes food, swimming, and a chance to win some really cool prizes for all ages. Seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs. There will be many games, music, and a chance for everyone to enjoy a night time swim. Thanks to a very generous donation from the BTC Bank

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Vandiver Barrow Brings Record Price at State Fair

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, with several record-breaking prices, raising $142,950. 

The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited by Kaycee Vandiver of McFall. Kaycee’s 275-pound Crossbred hog was purchased for a record $23,800 by Elite Swine Program/ESP Show Feeds and BTC Bank with locations in Bethany, Gallatin, Albany, Pattonsburg,

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Lewis and Clark Canoe Replica Almost Complete

A 29-foot long canoe hollowed out of a cottonwood log is taking shape at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. The canoe mimics those used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806, especially on their float back downstream on the Missouri River from the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis. But canoe creator T.J. Jenkins has an advantage that the Lewis and Clark

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MDC Offers Gallatin Conservation Area for Dove Hunting

More than 180 MDC areas offer dove hunting with nearly 100 providing crop fields.

With dove hunting season opening Sept. 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds dove hunters of its more than 180 conservation areas around the state that allow dove hunting, including nearly 100 planted in multiple crop fields that attract the popular game birds. Crops include sunflower, corn, millet, wheat, and buckwheat.

Gallatin Conservation Area is

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PSC Approves Change to KCP&L-GMO Fuel Adjustment Charge

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.

The change in the FAC will take effect on Sept. 1, 2015. It will mean a decrease of approximately $3.11 a month for the typical residential customer in the MPS service territory (Kansas City) and a decrease of approximately

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Fiesta Dave’s Fajitas from Gallatin Debut in Missouri

A new Missouri-grown product makes its debut this Saturday during at the Missouri State Fair when Rains Meat of Gallatin unveils “Fiesta Dave’s Fajitas.” Over 1,000 boxes of the new product will be offered at the Missouri Cattleman’s Beef House with proceeds to benefit the Missouri State Fair Youth Scholarship program.

“Fiesta Dave’s Fajitas” will have a uniquely local flavor – literally. Each kit includes Missouri beef from the Rains

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