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National SBA Award Given to Hamilton Business

On May 8, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognized and awarded this year’s National Small Business Week National Award winners including the Small Business Persons of the Year at a ceremony at the White House.

“It is my extreme pleasure to announce that Alan Doan and his sister Sarah Galbraith are this year’s Small Business Persons of the Year. It was just seven short years ago

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Private cemetery established on monastery land (see this post for a discussion with Father Alexii)

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Father Alexii Altschul from Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete, a monastery recently established in Daviess County, came to discuss a private burial plot on property in Colfax Township. There was discussion as

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Theater Asks Public to Ponder Ideas for Use of Building

The Gallatin Theatre League now owns the former Gallatin Area Revitalization Alliance building and with the help of the public is looking for ways to put it to good use.

The GTL recently took possession of a building in downtown Gallatin situated immediately south of the Courter Theater. The building has historic value as it carries forward the architectural integrity of the original Townsend Block. Its metal façade is just

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Farmland Productivity Valuation Going Up

New agricultural productivity values took effect on Jan. 1, 2015, according to Daviess County Assessor Betty Harmison. The assessor recently received information about the increase from the State Tax Commission.

The most recent study conducted for the State Tax Commission indicated an increase in productivity values per acre for agricultural and horticultural land. In December of 2013, the State Tax Commission of Missouri proposed the study’s range of productive values

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report

Coffey woman charged with child abuse

On May 10, Donna Jolynn Sweat, 23, Coffey, was charged with two counts of abuse or neglect of a child – felony C. The probable cause report states that she physically abused her children, ages 2 and 3. Bond is set at $35,000.


4:15 pm – Report of dog bite in Pattonsburg.

9:20 pm – Information received regarding subject possibly intoxicated while driving.

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McLey to Receive Eagle Scout Award

Micheal McLey of Boy Scout Troop 67 will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m. in the library of Gallatin High School. A reception will follow. The public is invited to attend.

In announcing the Court of Honor, Scoutmaster Mark Corwin stated, “This is an opportunity for our community to celebrate the accomplishments of an outstanding young citizen as he receives the highest

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Access II 5K Color Run Set for May 16

Access II Independent Living Center will hold their annual 5K Color Run fundraiser event on Saturday, May 16, in Gallatin.

All proceeds from the Color Run benefit Access II’s special projects for individuals with disabilities in our community. The race is a 5K-3.1 mile loop course which starts and finishes on the south side of the intersection of Market and Grand Streets in Gallatin.

Registration is $50; ages 13 and

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Cameron’s Harrison Wins National Teacher Award

Donn Harrison Check

Parkview kindergarten teacher Donn Harrison of Cameron won the 2015 Top Teacher Award from the “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” show. He is shown with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.

Harrison was the top vote getter among the four finalists for the award.

He won a new Ford Edge and $20,000 in addition to the already awarded seven-day family vacation to Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao.

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Granddaughter Crowned Miss Teen Kansas

Recognized for Green Prom Movement

Tobie Roberts, the granddaughter of local residents David and Mary Mott of Pattonsburg, was recently crowned Miss Teen Kansas 2015 at Union Station in Kansas City.

Tobie is a freshman at Stephens College in Columbia. Her plans are to major in fashion design and receive a minor in business, focusing on nonprofit work.

Tobie will be traveling to New York this year to work as

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