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Dennis Croy Given Commendation

On June 18, Gallatin Police Chief Richards presented Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Dennis Croy with a commendation for his support in the community policing programs of the Gallatin Police Department. Mr. Croy’s success in providing students with a safe environment to learn, and his commitment to the safety and welfare of the children, has been much appreciated. Thank you, Mr. Croy, for your service to our community.

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Know Any of These School Children?

Dennis Cox, sportswriter at the Gallatin North Missourian, has had this family picture for several years. The picture is of Haw Branch (Blakely) School about 1912-1913. There is a mixture of family members, including Pierces, Coxes, Dunningtons, Tarwaters, Kays and Hobbs. However, it’s not certain which is which.

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Pictured, as best as could be remembered, are:

front row: ?, girl may be Bessie Pierce, ?, ?, Claude

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Gallatin Receives MoPEP Grant for Substation Improvement

Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew receives MoPEP grant award from Kerry Cordray, Missouri Public Utility Alliance. [Submitted Photo]

The City of Gallatin has received a grant from the Missouri Public Energy Pool (MoPEP), to make improvements to the city’s electrical substation.

Gallatin will use the grant award of $13,543 as part of the cost to purchase reclosers for the city’s substation, an improvement that will provide greater reliability to the city’s

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report


9:10 pm – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) arrested Brittany Bell, 31, Winston, for 3rd degree domestic assault, misdemeanor. The incident occurred on 6-14-15. Bond is set at $750 cash.

10:28 pm – Funeral escort.

11:10 am – Walk-in to SO reference building broken into in Jamesport. Suspect gained entry by breaking a window. Nothing was reported missing.

11:27 am – Complaint from Jamesport regarding individual trying to run

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

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Road and bridge crews are hauling rip-rap for storm damage repair county-wide. Storm damage repairs are completed as follows: bridge on 100th Street in Jefferson Township, bridge on Vista Avenue in Colfax, and bridge on Granite Avenue in Grand River Township. The low water crossing in Benton Township will

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City Still Working on Street Repair Contract

The City of Gallatin discussed receiving the City of Trenton’s bid on street repairs during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen on June 22. The bid of $90 per ton was higher than expected and required Gallatin to provide the trucking of material from Trenton and tack oil at all times. The city will look into contracting the City of Trenton for shorter stretches of street repairs.


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Storming Warning… Be Careful

Elisa Welp took these pictures right after the Sunday, June 21, storm at the home of Jim and Pam Sweat on Hwy. 69 in Pattonsburg. The hail measured about two inches in diameter. Coffey, McFall, Bethany and Gilman City also had hail between one to two inches in diameter, according to StormerSite.

There was a lot of damage to cars and crops in the Pattonsburg area, reported Kay Sweat, administrator

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Exam Stations Closed

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of July Fourth Holiday, on Friday, July 3, 2015. Normal operations will resume on Monday, July 6, 2015.

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Counting Down to Blast Off at Dockery Park

Final planning and preparations for the July 4 celebration were discussed during the June 18 meeting of the Gallatin Park Board. Three bounce houses will be available for children and many other activities provided by the military including the Army climbing wall, Marine pull-up challenge, and Air Force mini-jet starting a 5 p.m. The format for the 8:30 p.m. program will be slightly different this year. The stage will be

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