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Blasts from the Past

April 13, 2005

Gallatin R-5 senior Chris Barnes received first place for his photograph in Best of Show at the North Central Missouri College Art Show held recently. Chris received a $350 scholarship to NCMC at Trenton.

Many bidders were interested in the beautiful old pews which were offered for sale at the auction held at the old Christian Church building in Gallatin. The majority of the pews were purchased

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USDA Grants Help Cut Energy Costs

For farmers and rural businesses

Missouri Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning announced the availability of grant and loan funds through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides financial assistance to rural small businesses and agricultural producers for the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements to reduce their energy costs and consumption.

“REAP is a community and economic development program. Any time a

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Sheriff Reports Intruder at Altamont, Victim Speaks Out

Advises citizens to lock doors

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence located in Altamont regarding a report of an intruder at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. The sheriff’s office has not yet released an official report regarding the incident.

Aezia Catlyn Longworth, who lives in Altamont across the street from the former BINGS service station, said her two-year-old son had been sleeping in his

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Wanted Person Arrested in Daviess County

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After a three-day investigation, Patrick Allen Printup, Jr. was found at a rural Daviess County residence and arrested on April 8 by Gallatin Police Chief Richards and Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputy Watson.

Printup was wanted on warrants related to drugs and theft in both Leavenworth County and Hamilton, Mo. Information received by our local law enforcement suggested the subject was located in Gallatin area, and their investigating paid

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Remembering Walter Page — They Called Him ‘the Big ‘Un’

by T.L. Huffman

Most people, even the natives of his home town of Gallatin, don’t know who Walter Page is.

That’s probably okay by him.

Walter Page

In an interview published only a month before his death in The Jazz Review, Walter expressed how he never sought praise and that he just wanted to know that he was appreciated for his influence on music.

Walter was only 57 when he

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Carts Among Jamesport Amish, Precautions Taken

The Jamesport Amish community will continue to allow their students to ride to school in small two-wheel carts as longs as they have reflectors, flags, and “slow-moving” signs, according to Joe Gingerich, long-time church member at Jamesport. The carts are not allowed on the roads at night.

A young girl drives a horse-drawn cart pulled by a miniature horse or pony from school. The orange triangle on the back indicates

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Election Results

See a PDF of full unofficial results HERE.

Municipal and school elections attracted scant interest across Daviess County in balloting conducted yesterday. Only 464 of the 5,070 eligible voters – just 9.15% – took the opportunity to vote.

Most ballots did not offer choice other than an opportunity to write-in a name rather than to endorse a declared candidate. The following summarizes only those ballots where decisions on declared

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Story of the Big Van — The Long Drive Home

A big white 1988 Chevrolet step van has found a permanent home with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office after taking a somewhat circuitous route. The 20-foot van started with the Lake Viking Diving Team, which purchased it from an individual in Chillicothe in 2008. The lake used it to store diving equipment. When the lake’s diving team recently disbanded, the van was turned over to the Gallatin Fire Protection District.

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Quilting Your Way Across Missouri Highway 36

American Genius Highway unveils new Quilt Trail and Passport

Your travels across Missouri Highway 36 just got a little more creative. Today, the Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance unveiled the American Genius Highway Quilt Trail, featuring quilt shops along the historic highway.

Dubbed “The Way of American Genius” for its connection to prominent Missourians from Mark Twain and Walt Disney to Gen. John J. Pershing, Missouri’s stretch of U.S.

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