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County poverty rates revealed in study

Poverty rates in Missouri by county:

According to the 2016 State of the State Poverty in Missouri, poverty in Daviess County impacts over 8,000 people and 600 of those are children.

Daviess County has a 16.8% overall poverty rate and is included amongst the counties in which 25% or more of children under the age of 18 live in poverty:

All Ages:

Poverty Universe: 8,099

Number in Poverty 1,363


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Gene and Irene Taul mark 50 years of marriage

Gene and Irene Taul of Gallatin will observe their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Gallatin. Everyone is invited to come and help them celebrate. Please, no gifts!

web_anniv Taul Anniv 1The Tauls were married on March 5, 1966, at the First Christian Church, back when it was located just east of the square on Grand Street. Gene served seven years in the

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Sheriff Becerra on lobby duty in Jeff City

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Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra, Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring, and Mick Covington, director of the Missouri Sheriffs Association, were lobbying at the state capital on Jan. 20. Pictured are Representative Jay Eggleston, Sheriff Becerra, and Representative Nick King. One of the main bills that Sheriff Becerra is tracking is one involving the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. HB2113 would extend the expiration date of the provisions authorizing the commission of

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Dogs wrap up regular season with 17-6 dual wrestling record

Michael joins Bird in club

Gallatin wrestlers picked up a pair of victories in their final home duals Thursday night and final competition before this Friday and Saturday’s district at Brookfield. The Bulldogs won 17 of 23 duals this season.

The Bulldogs defeated North Andrew, 60-18, and knocked off Stanberry, 57-18, on senior farewell night for senior CJ Richards, who drew a forfeit win and also won by pin over

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A mess on the mend

web_city work on mill streetGallatin city crews were working on Richardson Street on Jan. 29, in order to bypass the sewer line on Mill Street, one block north. Once the repair is done on Mill Street crews will open the sewer line on Richardson Street back up. The problem on Mill Street involves two sewer lines that connect, then drop to the main pipe.  When the main pipe shifted it caused the sewer to

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World Series trophy to make Cameron stop

The Kansas City Royals (World Series) Trophy Tour will be making a stop in Cameron, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Cameron Regional YMCA, 1903 North Walnut.

Fans may purchase a professional portrait of themselves with the trophy or Royals staff will take a photo for you on your own personal device. There is a limit of one photo per group.

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Harold Wayne “Casey” Gay 1937-2016

Harold Wayne “Casey” Gay, 78, Gallatin, passed away Jan. 22, 2016 at a Chillicothe hospital.

He was born July 23, 1937 in Jamesport the son of Raymond Lloyd and Mildred Arvilla (Saul) Gay.  He was a 1955 graduate of Jamesport High School.  Casey served in the U.S. Air Force.

On March 8, 1956, he married Ruth Francis in Jamesport, MO.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2011.  He

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North Daviess R-3 superintendent resigns

The resignation of Superintendent Terry Mayfield to be effective June 30, 2016, was accepted during the Jan. 18 meeting of the North Daviess R-3 Board of Education. Mr. Mayfield has resigned to accept the superintendent position with the Drexel R-4 School District in Drexel, Mo.

“Drexel is my hometown and I graduated from there in 1991, my family is still in Drexel, as well as my wife’s family lives in

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Murder by the Decades: Who murdered Cathy Robertson and will we ever know?

Two juries convicted Mark Woodworth in connection with the 1990 shooting death of neighbor Cathy Robertson in her home near Chillicothe. Both convictions were later dismissed. After the second was thrown out in 2013, Woodworth won his release from prison on bond while awaiting a possible third trial.

In July of 2014, after studying the evidence and finding it insufficient, a special prosecutor decided Mark Woodworth should not be tried

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