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Daviess County Farmer Wins $2,500 for AARC

Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Randy Johnson of Daviess County has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The money is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice and Mr. Johnson selected Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin to receive the donation. Mr. Johnson is pictured on March 18 with Rodney Roberts with Merschman Seeds on behalf of Monsanto, Russ Hamilton,

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Incident Report

KC man charged with multiple felonies in traffic stop

Tyree J. Campbell, 22, Kansas City, Kan., was arrested March 19 in a traffic stop on southbound I-35, clocked at a speed of 94 mph. During the stop, Trooper Aaron Griffin detected a strong odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing 10 grams of cocaine, marijuana, a bottle of Promethazine with codeine, a scale

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GRC to be Equally Divided in East, West Divisions

The school boards of Braymer and King City school districts have voted to play 8-man football beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

As a result, the Eastern and Western divisions of the Grand River Conference, which were divided for the purposes of basketball and softball, will now be the same for football.

While there will be divisional championships in softball and basketball, there are no plans to have a conference

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Raises All Around at R-5, Bids Start for Middle School

Salary and Welfare Committee Chairman Rhonda McCann and member Ryan Beenken were in attendance at the March 19 meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education to request placing an additional $250 on the base salary. They also requested a change in payment for unused leave days. Both of these requests, as well as some previous calendar requests, were approved and enacted. This will make the base salary for the

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Options Presented to Reduce Cost of Water Plant

Andy Macias of Snyder and Associates presented a list of options for reducing the cost of the proposed new water treatment plant for Gallatin during a work session held March 18. The options included moving the contact basins outside and therefore reducing the size of the building, and eliminating some monitoring equipment.

The work session exploring ways to reduce costs of the new water plant was conducted after construction bids

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Library Financial Statement Posted

The 2014 financial statement for the Daviess County Library was approved at the February board meeting. State law, Section 105.145 RSMo and 15 CSR 40-3.030, requires the filing of a financial report with the state auditor’s office each year. The financial statement is available for viewing on the library’s website at daviesscountylibary.org and posted at both the Gallatin and Jamesport Branch Library.

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Letter to the Editor: Winston Well Represented

Dear Editor:

As team hosts this past weekend for the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships in Columbia, we had the pleasure to spend time with Coaches Tim Harding and Rynn Hedrick along with the Winston Redbirds, cheerleaders and fans.

These young people represented their community, school, parents and especially themselves in a most positive manner. Their actions in Columbia speak very highly of their attitude in life and

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Jamesport Will Hold First Saturday, Starting in April

The City of Jamesport will begin holding a new event called “First Saturday” which will include a flea market, swap shop, bazaar, and more. A “Farmer’s Market” with Amish raised produce and Amish products will be added as the growing season rolls around. The “First Saturday” will start with the first Saturday in April and run through the first Saturday in November.

Jamesport is the largest Amish Community west of

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Blasts from the Past

March 16-23, 2005

Dylan Rogers, son of Jeff Rogers and Sally Sparks Rogers of Altamont, won a first place trophy in advanced chess at GEM Day on March 5 at Bode Middle School in St. Joseph. This is a special one-day program which provides enriching experiences for gifted children and their parents.

David and Lesa Leeper, Gallatin, received the Cooperator of the Year award at the 61st annual meeting

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