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Blasts from the Past

Jan. 12, 2005

Freezing rain and icy roads have made a shambles of high school basketball tournaments throughout Northwest Missouri this week, including the 11th annual Lawson Tournament. Unless conditions improve this afternoon (Wednesday), tonight’s games could be in jeopardy, as well. A full day of games on Saturday is a foregone conclusion.

Clayton Baker, the third-ranked Missouri Class 1 wrestler at 189 pounds, remained unbeaten at 11-0 by

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Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase in Several Counties

A woman driving a Ford Windstar van was arrested after a high-speed chase on I-35 in Northwest Missouri, according to Missouri State Highway Lt. Scott Meyer.

Angelica Echavarria, 40, Kansas City, was arrested at 3:37 p.m. for speeding, registration violation, driving while suspended, failure to stop at stop sign, and resisting arrest by fleeing.

The pursuit started around 3 p.m. on Thursday at the 96mm in Harrison County and sped

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MDC Hosts Missouri Master Naturalist Training in St. Joseph

The Loess Hills Chapter in St. Joseph will hold training sessions Feb. 24 to May 19, which include both classwork and field trips. The initial training provides the knowledge and skills foundation for completing conservation volunteer service projects. Local contact is Dan McCann of Gallatin, 816-810-5436. Contact out of St. Joseph is T.J. Peacher, 816-271-3100.

Missouri Master Naturalists mix science with service. They aid conservation programs and help people discover

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Estimates Show Daviess Has 18.9% Poverty Level

New poverty statistics have been released by the federal census bureau, and the news is still not positive. According to its annual Small Area Income and Poverty Estimate (SAIPE), Daviess County has a poverty rate of 18.9%. The percent indicates that of the 8,098 total population in the county, 1,527 are in poverty. Those in poverty under the age of 18 make up 31.1%, or 654 of 2,103 children.


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Test for Radon, Free Home Kit

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless chemical element found in the ground, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Test your home with a free kit available from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Visit health.mo.gov/radon or call 573-751-6102.

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2014 in Review!

A summary of what made the news during the past year (July – December)


When Scott Critten takes a road trip — it’s the company, not the journey; Upward Bound provides help to college-bound; Daviess County Junior Livestock Show opens; Trooper Keenan J. Cool has been assigned to Daviess and DeKalb; Park board having a blast planning July 4 event; Gallatin Police with residents a safe holiday; over 10,000

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Concert Violinist to Perform in Gallatin

Concert violinist Brent Busselberg will perform in Gallatin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building, 211 Ash Street. This concert is free to the public.

Mr. Busselberg began playing violin when he was 12 years old. At first he paid for his lessons by himself having a paper route. However, upon his parents seeing that he was serious about

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New Youth Pastor at First Baptist Gallatin

First Baptist Gallatin has announced the employment of Wood Marshall as youth pastor.

Bro. Marshall is a native of Gilman City who served as youth pastor at Excelsior Springs Baptist Church since January, 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, graduating in May, 2014, with a major emphasis on biblical studies. He was ordained at Excelsior Spring Baptist Church on May

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

County Commission

Regularly scheduled commission meetings are held each Wednesday, beginning at 8 a.m. Minutes from today’s meeting will be posted online and printed in next week’s edition.

Circuit Court

Civil cases filed: Mildred Gabhart, Gower, vs. Shatto Farms Inc. et al, Osborn, change of venue from Clinton County, wrongful death.

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