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Cheese…you can say that again…Altamont had the biggest cheese in 1900

04cheeseAltamont’s “big cheese” had become the stuff of legends, but it’s not a myth. Several historical records confirm the big cheese exhibit at the 1900 World’s Fair, which was held in September.

Missouri State University has an Agricultural History Series that reported about the “Big Cheese” as follows:

Missouri’s cheese exhibit was a one of a kind display of a full cream cheese block that weighed over 3,000 pounds. The

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New session comes into focus, more changes

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Change is in the air at the State Capitol. The next legislative session in Jefferson City begins Jan. 4 but preliminary work for the session begins in December.

One of the first orders of business is establishing offices and staff. Because of term limits and election turnover, there are 38 old reps leaving the Missouri House and 38 new ones coming in. Because not all

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A reader shares photos, details about a 131-year-old murder in Gallatin

Dear Editor:

About 30 years ago, my Uncle Ross Reno, lifelong farmer and resident of the community of Civil Bend, gave me a souvenir booklet of the Joe Jump/John Smith story entitled “Life, Trial, and Conviction of Joe Jump and John Smith Who Murdered Wm. C. Gladson, at Gallatin, Dec. 29, 1885, With Statements Made By Them.” The back page of the booklet says: “This booklet is reproduced by offset

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Thoughts on changing the electoral college

The debate has started again as to whether the U.S. Constitution should be
amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote
eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for
president while others believe the Electoral College should remain

Just as compromise solved the initial problems of the framers so
it is that compromise can solve this problem. The solution is to change

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Pre-filing 4 bills marks for the new session

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

In one month, the First Regular Session of the 99th General Assembly will begin. In addition to enjoying the holidays and the last few weeks at home in their districts, Missouri lawmakers are hard at work preparing for the upcoming session. Part of that preparation includes the pre-filing of legislation, which marks the unofficial start of session.

Under Senate rules, pre-filed bills are assigned

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Jade Wayne hurt in accident

A Gallatin teenager received moderate injuries in an accident that happened at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Daviess County.

According to the highway patrol, Jade Wayne, 17, Gallatin, was northbound on Hwy. 13. She was driving a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The vehicle went off of the left side of the roadway about two miles south of Gallatin. It struck several small trees and then came to

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Lock Springs man charged with murder

Aaron Thomas Tucker, 25, has been charged with murder in the second degree after the death of Michael Chad Estabrook, 48, at a Lock Springs residence.

Daviess County Ambulance and Jamesport First Responders were dispatched to the residence at 300 Lock Springs Lake St., Jamesport, at 5:20 a.m. on Nov. 12 in reference to a possible cardiac arrest.

They found Estabrook without a pulse and unresponsive on the bedroom floor.

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Election Results for Daviess County

Final totals cast in the General Election in contested county races are as follows:

  • Sheriff — Ben Becerra (D) 2,119; Kevin Heldenbrand (R) 1,622
  • #2 County Commissioner — Wayne Uthe (R) 1,080; Carl Carder (D) 776
  • Assessor — Sally Black (D) 2,557; Ronetta Burton (R) 1,152
  • Public Administrator — Kayla Michael (R) 2,626; Kathy Kyser (D) 933

Daviess County voters endorsed presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) 2,763 over Hillary Clinton

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Our recommendations on the proposed amendments

By Darryl Wilkinson

By now, you should have some grasp of proposed amendments which will appear on the ballot next Tuesday. The amendments, each printed in its entirety, were published in this newspaper the past two editions.  Additionally, Rep. J. Eggleston has summarized the amendments in his column during the past few weeks.

Here’s our take on each proposal and my recommendation for your consideration.

Amendment 1 — Vote Yes.

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