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City of Gallatin’s Public Meeting

Dw.cdrIt takes money to make money. Do you believe this adage?

On Tuesday, April 8, Gallatin voters will decide whether to actually put money to that truth. The vote will be on a half-cent sales tax. If it passes, a list of much needed improvements can be attempted, each of which promises to save us significant money whenever completed. If the vote  fails, then not much on the list will

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Only One Contested Race in County Elections

March 25 was the last day for candidates to file for Daviess County offices. There were no new filings, however, one candidate withdrew from the election.

Republican David Michael withdrew from the race for Daviess County presiding commissioner, leaving incumbent Republican Randy Sims as the only candidate for that job.

There is only one contested race in Daviess County. Democrats Jane McKinsey and Katherine Kyser will face off in the

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Spring 2014: On the Ballot

Spring election decisions before voters throughout Daviess County command some interest.

Perhaps the biggest issue appearing on a local ballot concerns a proposed half-cent sales tax in Gallatin for a number of capital improvements. There are also continuing property tax proposals for the villages of Winston and Jameson. A few voters within boundaries of adjoining districts are eligible to vote a proposed middle school at Cameron and a school tax

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Breanne Brammer Interns at GPC

Will spend summer as intern in Washington, D.C.

Read the feature story Breanne put together — from concept to composition — HERE.

Breanne Brammer, a 2011 graduate of Gallatin High School, recently completed a week-long internship at the Gallatin Publishing Company through the Community Newspaper class at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“It’s been a very diverse experience, covering everything from the courthouse news to our back page feature where

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Cause of Saturday Outage Remains in the Dark

The electricity went out for over 2,000 people in the area on Saturday morning for a couple of hours when the NW Electric Substation blew some fuses. The substation is the power supplier for both FEC customers and Gallatin customers in Daviess county.

Byron Roach, director of communications and special projects for NW Electric out of the Cameron office, said no cause was found on the side of their system.

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Annual Meeting Held at Lake Viking Recently

The Viking Valley Association Annual Meeting of Members convened at 2 p.m. on March 2 at the Lake Viking Clubhouse. Balloting was conducted to fill three positions on the board of directors. The three successful candidates were Dee Rizek, Donna Redden Archibald and Janet Weidner.

Committee reports were presented. A question and answer session was conducted. An initiative for the prevention of zebra mussel introduction into Lake Viking was adopted

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Gallatin Switches Insurance Companies

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen passed a resolution giving Midwest Public Risk (MPR) notification of the city’s intent to withdraw from property and liability insurance coverage effective June 30. An ordinance was passed at the last meeting to join Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA) for the city’s insurance.

Mike Walker’s bid was the only bid submitted for mowing of the cemeteries and was accepted for $700.

Jeremy Dungy was

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Iowa Woman Injured in Accident Near Pattonsburg

An Iowa woman received minor injuries in an accident that happened at about 3:45 p.m. on March 24.

According to a report by the highway patrol, Nona Stinemetz, 58, Urbandale, Iowa, was driving a 2004 Ford Escape in the northbound left lane of I-35 about seven miles south of Pattonsburg. Dirk Barrett, 41, Ankeny, Iowa, was in the northbound right lane driving a 2012 Ford Fusion. Ms. Stinemetz was entering

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Princeton Man Hurt in I-35 Accident

Fred Downing, 41, Princeton, received moderate injuries in an accident that happened at about 1:50 p.m. on March 24 about six miles north of Winston.

Mr. Downing was southbound on I-35, driving a 2012 Peterbilt. His semi went off the left side of the roadway, crossed the median and the northbound lanes. The vehicle struck an embankment and a barb wire fence before coming to rest.

Mr. Downing was taken

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