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Jamesport man arrested after brief pursuit

Duane Swalley, Jamesport, was charged with 10 misdemeanors  after he attempted to flee from law enforcement on Feb. 21.

According to the probable cause, Deputy Todd Watson observed Swalley entering  a camouflage 2014 Polaris at Sunset Avenue and Missouri Highway 13, south of Gallatin, at 10:53 p.m. Swalley turned north onto Highway 13 at a high rate of speed, and was swerving across the

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GHS FBLA Holds Drive, Delivers to Ronald McDonald House

The Gallatin FBLA chapter held a Ronald McDonald Wish List Drive the week of Dec. 10-16. Students at Gallatin Junior-Senior High School were divided up into teams by their homerooms and challenged to bring as many items as they could from the list provided to them. The winners of the Wish List Homeroom Challenge were given free movie tickets to the charity Christmas movie provided by FBLA. The second place

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Mail from Distant Copter Service Confuses Area Residents

An out-of-state air ambulance program recently targeted North-Central Missouri residents with a direct mailer advertising its membership program. However, EagleMed LLC’s closest medical helicopter is more than 200 miles away from some of the families it seeks to enroll.

“We’re concerned because of the confusion this has caused some of our members and others in the community who received the mailer and could mistake EagleMed for LifeFlight Eagle,” said Matt

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The GRC Has Seen Many Members Since Formation in 1930

Sports Editor’s note: The following story, detailing the early history of the Grand River Conference, appeared in the 1982 football preview special section that was a supplement to what were then nine weekly newspapers in the GRC coverage area.

It could have been the EverReady Conference, the Big High Conference, the Jefferson Hi-Way Athletic Conference, the Blue Grass Conference, or even the Pine to Palm Conference. Even Little Six Conference

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Winston Hires CATCO to Repair Water Pipe Damage

The Winston R-2 Board of Education met with Rob Bigler from CATCO about repairing the damaged boiler room attached to the side of the school and approved CATCO to make the repairs during their Feb. 16 meeting. Superintendent Brian Robinson stated the school’s insurance company had not yet determined an estimated cost for the repairs.

Mr. Robinson said the school lost water Feb. 11 due to a break in the

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R-3 Continues Search for SUPT, Five Applications Received

A principal’s contract was offered to Daniel Street for the 2015-16 school year during the Feb. 16 meeting of the North Daviess R-3 Board of Education.

Five applications have been received for superintendent. The district will continue to accept applications until Feb. 25. The resignation of Wendell Burns as superintendent was accepted during a special meeting held Feb. 2. Mr. Burns was offered a half-time high school counseling position at

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GHCAA Reports LIHEAP Funds Depleted

Green Hills Community Action Agency reports they are now officially out of emergency utility LIHEAP funding. What does this mean for clients in Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Grundy, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Sullivan and Putnam counties? If you are a first time applicant for FY15 winter energy assistance funds, it does not impact you at all, you are still eligible to apply for a one-time payment toward your primary heating source via

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Winston Among Schools to Receive $515,000 for Buses

Ten Missouri school districts, including Winston R-6, will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $515,000 in rebates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace existing diesel school buses.

Missouri districts include: Winston R-VI School District, $35,000 for two buses; Cozad Transportation LLC, $20,000, for one bus;

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Polar Plunge in Lake Viking Rescheduled

Based on the current conditions coupled with the forecast calling for inclement weather on Saturday, Feb. 21, the committee members of the Lake Viking Plunge feel it is in everyone’s best interest to postpone the events this weekend. Lake Viking Polar Plunge is rescheduled for March 7. (For information, contact [email protected]) The organizers apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Other plunges scheduled for Feb. 21 that have been rescheduled

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