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Twister Destroys Homes, Outbuildings Throughout County

Two families lose homes to tornados; destruction path leads northeast toward Spickard

Reports of damage from storms and sightings of tornados and funnel clouds began pouring into Daviess County Central 911 at about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, March 27. No injuries were reported.

Damage from the storm extended from the Daviess/DeKalb County line from Hwy. 6 northeast through  the western half of the county to just northeast of Jameson.

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Tuesday

Dw.cdrMany words have been written these past weeks, proving that the complexities in financing city services defy brief explanation. Another letter to the editor in this last print edition before next Tuesday’s election offers more evidence.

I feel compelled to clarify what I hope is obvious. Space provided for views we do not endorse is the standard policy of this newspaper. The newspaper business is all about competition, including the

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Benefit for Trail Ride

A benefit trail ride is being planned on Saturday, April 5, for Joseph William “J.W.” Heil, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.

The event will organize at Good Time Charlie’s, located northwest of Chillicothe just off Highway 190 and begin at 10 a.m. A whole hog roast meal is planned at 2 p.m. for good-will donation, followed at 3:30 p.m. by an auction.

J.W. is the son

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Former Gallatin Man Runs for Congress

Gary Crose, 63, has announced his candidacy to represent the 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Crose will compete against Bill Hedge of St. Joseph and Edward Fields of Kansas City for the Democrat nomination.

Mr. Crose lived in Gallatin from 1982 until 2001 and was employed at Landmark Manufacturing Corporation for 20 years. He presently is retired and resides in Gladstone. This is Crose’s first

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Help Bash Trash Through April

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) encourage Missourians to do some spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s No MOre Trash! Annual Trash Bash throughout the month of April.

The Trash Bash is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide anti-litter campaign. Volunteers are needed all around the state to clean up litter from

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Garnett to Be Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Ten Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association legends have been elected to the MIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the conference office announced Monday.

Among this year’s inductees is Gallatin R-5 grad Brice Garnett, currently a member of the PGA Golf Tour. Garnett is coming off a tie for 31st place in the Valero Texas Open held last week in San Antonio, TX.

This year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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5K Color Run Event to Highlight DisABILITY Awareness

Access II Independent Living Center will hold its 3rd Annual Walk It, Run It, Roll It 5K event on Saturday, April 5, in Gallatin. This year’s event will feature a COLOR RUN. The goal of this event is to chase away the common perception of disability from the minds of all communities and to promote community wellness while providing a race that is for everyone.

Registration is $20, with a

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Winds Whip Brush Fire

A fire broke out at a farm site located along Hwy. 13 north of Gallatin and just down 250th Street on March 26. The fire was in the Jameson district and received mutual aid from Gallatin, Coffey and Jamesport. It is believed that strong winds caused overhanging electrical wires leading to a shed to blow around and become loosened. The fire destroyed a couple of outbuildings and then moved

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Champion Black Maple Found Outside Gilman City

A black maple tree in rural northwest Missouri has joined a list of giants. The black maple growing in a field edge in southeastern Harrison County recently qualified for the list of Missouri State Champion Trees.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) keeps a list of champions to celebrate the beauty and economic benefits trees provide in forests, fields and lawns. Trees are chosen by a formula that takes into

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