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One primary race set in county offices

The first day to file as a candidate for Daviess County offices was Feb. 23, and eight candidates have tossed their names into the hat.

So far, one primary race is set for the office of county assessor, between incumbent Republican Betty Harmison and Republican Ronetta Burton.

Incumbents who have refiled for their offices are Ben Becerra, Democrat for Sheriff; David McWilliams, Democrat for Coroner; Carl Carder, Democrat for Second

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Jail continues to stay ahead with sales tax monies

The staff and board of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail have claimed for years that the jail could not operate without the sales tax and nothing proves that more clearly than the 2016 proposed budget as presented at the budget meeting held Jan. 15.

Without the sales tax to save the day, the jail=s expenses would put it almost a million ($941,655) in debt. Even with the sales tax, the jail

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Gallatin couple marry in senior years

Shirley and John Thomas of Gallatin married later in life after having lost their spouses and have now been married for 10 years, since 2006.

web_Valentines thomas twoJohn worked at Lynch’s Supermarket and then for Dean Hales. He graduated from paramedic training and was head of the ambulance district in Daviess County for 14 years.

During that same time, he ran Gallatin Locker plant for about three years before selling it. John

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County poverty rates revealed in study

Poverty rates in Missouri by county:

According to the 2016 State of the State Poverty in Missouri, poverty in Daviess County impacts over 8,000 people and 600 of those are children.

Daviess County has a 16.8% overall poverty rate and is included amongst the counties in which 25% or more of children under the age of 18 live in poverty:

All Ages:

Poverty Universe: 8,099

Number in Poverty 1,363


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Gene and Irene Taul mark 50 years of marriage

Gene and Irene Taul of Gallatin will observe their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Gallatin. Everyone is invited to come and help them celebrate. Please, no gifts!

web_anniv Taul Anniv 1The Tauls were married on March 5, 1966, at the First Christian Church, back when it was located just east of the square on Grand Street. Gene served seven years in the

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Sheriff Becerra on lobby duty in Jeff City

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Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra, Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring, and Mick Covington, director of the Missouri Sheriffs Association, were lobbying at the state capital on Jan. 20. Pictured are Representative Jay Eggleston, Sheriff Becerra, and Representative Nick King. One of the main bills that Sheriff Becerra is tracking is one involving the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. HB2113 would extend the expiration date of the provisions authorizing the commission of

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Dogs wrap up regular season with 17-6 dual wrestling record

Michael joins Bird in club

Gallatin wrestlers picked up a pair of victories in their final home duals Thursday night and final competition before this Friday and Saturday’s district at Brookfield. The Bulldogs won 17 of 23 duals this season.

The Bulldogs defeated North Andrew, 60-18, and knocked off Stanberry, 57-18, on senior farewell night for senior CJ Richards, who drew a forfeit win and also won by pin over

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A mess on the mend

web_city work on mill streetGallatin city crews were working on Richardson Street on Jan. 29, in order to bypass the sewer line on Mill Street, one block north. Once the repair is done on Mill Street crews will open the sewer line on Richardson Street back up. The problem on Mill Street involves two sewer lines that connect, then drop to the main pipe.  When the main pipe shifted it caused the sewer to

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World Series trophy to make Cameron stop

The Kansas City Royals (World Series) Trophy Tour will be making a stop in Cameron, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Cameron Regional YMCA, 1903 North Walnut.

Fans may purchase a professional portrait of themselves with the trophy or Royals staff will take a photo for you on your own personal device. There is a limit of one photo per group.

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