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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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Water issues in Coffey

City of Coffey, your water is about to go off …

Due to a leak, the water will be shut off in Coffey about 4 p.m. today (Oct. 19).

Although the water will only be off for a short time (approx. one-half hour) the entire town will then be under boil advisory until further notice!

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Eagles down Bulldogs, 12-2, with long ball barrage … Lady Bulldog softball season is over

It became apparent early in the Oct. 12 Class 1 softball sectional that the Knox County Lady Eagles knew how to swing a bat.

The Lady Eagles drove that point home with four home runs and 17 hits overall, on Gallatin’s field, and with their offensive explosion defeated Gallatin, 12-2, to advance to Saturday’s quarterfinal round.

Knox County’s opening salvo came with two outs in the first inning when pitcher

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