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Armed Robbery in Polo, MO

At approximately 5:19 a.m., on July 10, 2015, an armed subject entered the Casey’s convenience store in Polo, and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation. If anyone has information in reference to this incident, they should contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department at 816-586-COPS.

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Honey Creek Bridge Closes for Three Weeks

The bridge on Route 13 over Honey Creek, south of Gallatin, has closed for three weeks as Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance crews make extensive bridge repairs. The bridge closed Monday, July 6, at approximately 7 a.m. and will remain closed around the clock through Friday, July 24. Message boards warning of the closure are in place. Motorists will need to plan an alternate route until the bridge is reopened.

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Back to the Future is Chautauqua Theme

The Daviess County Arts Council is excited to announce the theme for Daviess County’s 30th Annual Chautauqua: “Blast Back to the Future celebrating 30 Years of Chautauqua.” The festival is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 on the Gallatin square.

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Thirty years ago the first Chautauqua was held. That same year, Universal Studio’s blockbuster hit Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox was released on the big screen. In the second

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Little Mermaid Audition

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of The Little Mermaid on Monday, July 6, at the Courter Theater in Gallatin from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Those auditioning should plan to stay for the full two hours, 10-noon. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Approximately 50-60 roles

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Wagon Wheel Takes Last Turn

The Wagon Wheel II, located north of Pattonsburg, closed its doors this March and held an auction on April 18. The Wagon Wheel was a family friendly music hall. Founded in 2000 it claimed the largest dance floor in northwest Missouri. The Green River Band was its house band.

Its most recent owners, John and Lorrie Green, cited on the Wagon Wheel’s Facebook page health problems and the expense of

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Exam Stations Closed

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of July Fourth Holiday, on Friday, July 3, 2015. Normal operations will resume on Monday, July 6, 2015.

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Letter to the Editor: Hesitation About Hog Farms

Dear Editor:

The purpose of writing this letter is to express our concerns regarding the proposed construction of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) adjacent to Highway W in the Hickory Creek area of Grundy County.

In close proximity to this planned CAFO, about 3.1 miles SW, lies the Poosey Conservation Area. Many of us in this part of Missouri and beyond are much aware of the varied recreational opportunities

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Reward Increased in Lake Viking Case

UPDATE 6/22/15: The reward for information leading to the arrest of person or persons responsible for the property damage to residents of Lake Viking has been increased to $1000. If you have any information, please contact the sheriff’s department.

Original story (posted June 10): On June 6, numerous reports of property damage were made to the sheriff’s office by residents on Lake Viking Terrace. The damage included mailboxes being run

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Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Holds 77th Annual Meeting

Approximately 700 people attended the 77th Annual Meeting of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Tuesday evening at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe. The member/owners of the cooperative re-elected three directors to serve three-year terms. Re-elected to the cooperative’s seven-person Board of Directors were: Ronnie Cornett (District 1: Daviess, Harrison, Gentry & DeKalb Counties), Warren Hoyt (District 4: Livingston and Grundy Counties) and Richard Anderson (District 5: Carroll

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