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McVeigh juror to Boston:

As jurists weigh the fate of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the Boston marathon bombing, a jurist who joined in the unanimous decision to impose the death penalty on another terrorist almost 20 years ago says: "I hope you can live with your decision..."
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Read the latest GHS Alumni newsletter about plans for the All Alumni Reunion on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25...
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Tornado, High Winds… Either Way it Was Something

Bobbie Cabra of rural Gallatin said she and two of her grandchildren were home at about 1:30 a.m. Monday morning when she heard a loud, heavy wind.

“And then everything came crashing into the house,” she said.

CLICK TO ENLARGE: Bobbie Watkins and Sheila Curtis are pictured with their mother Bobbie Cabra outside her home on Pepper Avenue. A lot of the tornado damage had been cleaned up by Monday

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Gallatin Alumni Will Run in Boston Marathon

Never look back

Melissa Sue Whited of Blue Springs, a 1985 Gallatin High School graduate, has qualified to run in the Boston Marathon on April 20.

Ms. Whited is the daughter of JL and Ina McFee of Gallatin and the daughter-in-law of the former Bill and Jean Whited of Gallatin. After graduating from Gallatin High, Ms. Whited attended Central Missouri State University (UCM) and received a degree in accounting in

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Daviess County Residential Collection Event

The City of Gallatin and Daviess County in conjunction with the North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Region B is sponsoring a solid waste collection event. This event is funded with grant funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This is an opportunity for ALL residents of Daviess County to dispose of special waste items banned from landfills. Absolutely no business or commercial drop offs, residential only.

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New City Admin, Clerk Hired

During the April 13 meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen Tony Stonecypher was hired as city administrator and will be starting on April 20 and Hattie Bailey was hired as city clerk with a tentative starting date of May 1.

The mayor signed a letter of disclosure with D.A. Davidson Co., as required by law, to discuss specifics of bond re-financing. Charlie Zitnik with D.A. Davidson discussed re-financing the

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All Alumni Reunion Set for May 22-25

The Gallatin All Alumni Reunion will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25. Schedule includes an icebreaker at South Side Tavern on Friday; Class of ’65 gathering at the library from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday; All alumni banquet at the high school gym with doors open at 4 and dinner at 5:30 on Saturday; All alumni pot luck wiener roast at Dockery Park at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; and

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Ray Pettit Home After Accident

Ray Pettit is home after taking a spill off the back of an ATV. According to his daughter, Sherri, Mr. Pettit was sitting on a stool in the back of the vehicle. The driver headed up a small incline when it experienced difficulties and Mr. Pettit was thrown face first to the ground.

He was taken to the emergency room in Liberty. He had three broken ribs and a

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GHS Greenhouse Selling to Public for Two Days

Greenhouse Management class at the Gallatin High School will be selling to the public from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on May 2 and May 9. Prices are $10 for hanging baskets; $1 for four-pack budding plants (vegetable and flower); and $3 for perennials.

There are two classes of Greenhouse Management with about 20 students attending, according to Ron Alden, agriculture education instructor. The plants are grown from seeds or

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

County Commission

April 8, 2015

This week, James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and his crew will be driving piling on 242nd Street after clean-up and fixing a bridge on 292nd Street in Jamesport Township.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

Trudi Burton discussed a marketing ad for Daviess County. David Cox

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Report


2:43 pm – Abandoned vehicle removed from property in Jamesport.

7:26 pm – Report of suspicious vehicle parked in driveway of residence east of Gallatin.


1:26 pm – Intruder in home of resident in Altamont. Subject left in blue Ford F150 eastbound on Highway 6. Law enforcement officers canvassed area and did not locate suspect. Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) would like to remind all residents of Daviess

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