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Wall Street Station in Altamont Now Open

John and Lori McLaughlin of Altamont have purchased the former BING’s convenience store and service station in Altamont and the doors are now open. Wall Street Station offers unleaded and high premium fuel along with clear diesel and number two or farm diesel. Pizza will be available inside along with hot dogs and toronodoes and Pepsi fountain drinks. A Pepsi slushie called Arctic Chill will be new to the area.

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Touch-A-Truck at This Year’s Chautauqua!

How often have you driven down the road past a construction site or farmer’s field and noticed your child sit up, press their face against the window and stare in awe as you pass by an enormous tractor, bulldozer, or combine? How often does your child sit for hours with toy trucks or construction equipment pretending to haul dirt or dig holes?

2015 Touch a Truck LogoThis year at Chautauqua is every child’s opportunity

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President Declares Disaster for Missouri

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period May 15 to July 27, 2015.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

County Commission

The road and bridge crew will be working on a bridge in Washington Township, 185th Street in Sheridan Township, replacing a corrugated metal pipe in Marion Township and doing shop work at the county barn. Washington Township asked about replacement of a larger corrugated metal pipe.

Bills were reviewed

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Early Pioneer Families of Daviess County: The Scott Family

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

Martin Scott was born March 14, 1807, in Jackson County, Tenn., the son of John Scott, a Revolutionary War soldier. (There is confusion over his mother’s information.) When he was a child, Martin’s parents moved to Indiana, where he was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools of that state. He was one of a family of 14 children,

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Women in Ag: Home Grown Event Set for Sept. 24

The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the first annual Women in Ag “Home Grown” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on September 24. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Container Gardening Workshop at 6, dinner served at 6:30, and guest speaker, Andrew

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Fire Report for July

The Gallatin Fire Protection District reported the following incident responses for July. July 4 at 3:45 p.m.: Public service at Dockery Park; July 4 at 4:48 p.m.: Medical Assist at 230th & Ridge Ave; July 4 at 8:57 p.m.: Medical Assist at 411 S. Daviess; July 4 at 9:45 p.m.: Public service at Dockery Park; July 6 at 3:15 p.m.: Mutual Aid with Jameson Fire on a shorted electrical equipment;

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report


8 am – Benjamin Danz, 31, Colorado Springs, CO, was arrested when he reported for court supervision after refusing to follow supervision orders. A warrant was issued for bond revocation on original charges of felony possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bond is set at $65,000.

6:27 pm – Mercer County advising that missing juvenile from their area may have been seen in Jamesport. Gave vehicle description

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Interstate 35 Narrowed This Week

Shoulder maintenance has narrowed both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between Pattonsburg and the Iowa state line this week. Crews working with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be milling and patching the shoulders in this area all week during daylight hours Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 14. All work is weather permitting and schedules are subject to change.

Please follow all traffic control signs. MoDOT

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