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Truck stolen off Gallatin square, recovered near Oregon, Mo.

The Gallatin Police Department reports that a truck was stolen Monday, Feb. 13, from off the Gallatin courthouse square.

The truck was recovered abandoned near Oregon, Mo., on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14. It was located in an area off of Interstate 29.

According to a report taken by Police Chief Mark Richards, the truck was stolen at 12:37 p.m. on Monday, from North Market and West Jackson Streets.

The truck

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Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The

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Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month focuses on earthquake risk and disaster preparedness

 Topographic map showing earthquakes greater than magnitude 2.5 (circles). Red circles are earthquakes that occurred after 1972. Blue circles are earthquakes that occurred before 1973. Larger earthquakes are represented by larger circles. USGS image.

Southeast Missouri is at the center of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains

Gov. Eric R. Greitens has proclaimed February as Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri, in

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Check out MoDOT’s citizen’s guide

by Estil Fretwell

“Winters aren’t as bad as they used to be,” I remember my Dad saying. “It would snow so much that drifts would cover the fences. When the sun melted the top of the snow during the day and it froze overnight, we would ice skate on the snow and over the fences all the way to school.”

Unlike my Dad, I didn’t ice skate, ride horseback or

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Tax scams top the scam tracker

Tax scams have again topped the list of scam reports to BBB Scam Tracker, an online interactive tool launched in 2015 by BBB’s Institute of Marketplace Trust.

BBB Scam Tracker received more than 30,000 reports from consumers last year, and the top three scam categories matched the pattern for 2015, with tax scams, debt collection scams and sweepstakes/prizes/gift scams coming in first, second and third. The number of reports

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Electric charge to drop 23 cents

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (KCP&L-GMO) to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills.

According to the application, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity a month will see the charge drop by approximately $0.23 a month, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

KCP&L-GMO provides electric service to approximately 316,600 customers in the Missouri counties

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Jacob Swafford new wildlife biologist

Jacob Swafford has begun work as the new Soil and Water Conservation Wildlife Biologist for Daviess Counties and Harrison, Gentry and Worth.

“A big part of my job is building relationships with local landowners,” Mr. Swafford said. “I work one-on-one with landowners, providing wildlife technical assistance and help enrolling in local, state, and federal conservation programs.”

Mr. Swafford grew up in Columbia. He graduated from the University of Missouri with

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Road work on Hwy. 13 in Daviess and Caldwell

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northwest Missouri region planned for the week of Jan. 9 – 15 from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Daviess County: Route 13 – From Route 6 to Route HH for sealing, Jan. 9 – 13

Caldwell County: U.S. Route 36 – closed at the Route 13 overpass for bridge maintenance, Jan. 9 – 13, 7:30 a.m.

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Teacher’s salary schedule and benefits report available

Missouri teachers are making small gains in salaries but are still making less than teachers nationwide, according to an annual report featuring data from 100% of the state’s public school districts. Missouri teachers earn $9,004 less per year than the national average.

The 2016-2017 Missouri State Teachers Association Missouri Salary Schedule and Benefits Report offers a clear picture of salaries for Missouri teachers. All 518 school districts responded to the

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