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GHS Girls Drop Softball Opener to Trenton, 2-0

Trenton’s Lady Bulldogs scored twice in the first inning Tuesday night and made that lead hold up over seven frames, sending Gallatin to a 2-0 loss in what was Gallatin’s season opener.

Trenton used a pair of hits, an error and passed ball to take the early lead behind pitcher Daryian Otto, who wound up with a one-hit, complete game effort. Otto held Gallatin to four base runners and gave

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Two Points Enough to Down Bulldogs in Game of Inches

Bradley Rhoades has a Wyatt Bird pass go off his fingertips during first quarter action Friday night against North Platte.

As the fourth quarter of Friday night’s season football opener rolled around, it was clear that single touchdown in the final minutes would either win the game for Gallatin or give North Platte what it needed to slam the door on the Bulldogs.

Perhaps a fitting end to two fine

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Fake Shooters, Fake Guns, Fake Reactions — Real Message

At active shooter demo at GHS

The Gallatin Police Department ran through several possible scenes to simulate a shooter in the Gallatin High School building and demonstrate the best way for staff to respond on Friday, Aug. 21.

Here Chief Richards plays the bad guy, trying to gain entrance into a classroom.

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards and Detective David Vaughn played the role of the shooters, using fake guns

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R-2 Sets Tax Rate, Proposes Facility Improvements

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education set the tax rate at 4.8352 (Incidental Fund $4.2729; Debt Service Fund 0.5623) during their meeting held Aug. 9. The school’s assessed valuation was $14,168,359.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for analysis for possible facility improvements was approved by the board. The RFP is to provide a single construction management and a single qualified provider to implement performance contracting. The school continues to look

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Gibson Named to Dean’s at Drake

Allison Gibson of Gallatin was named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Spring 2015 semester.

Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,300 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students from 40 states and approximately 40 countries. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate

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New Teachers in Daviess County 2015-2016

Gallatin R-5 will hold the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24.

Gallatin new teachers: Left to right, front row, Courtenay Treece, Sydney Elbert, Susan Allen; back row, Michelle Anthuis, Jennifer Youtsey and Tiffany Otto.

Courtenay Treece, 25, Gallatin, will teach second grade. Courtenay was born and raised in Lee’s Summit and graduated from high school there. She received her degree in elementary education (preschool through sixth) at

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Gallatin Elementary Makes a Splash

Searcy Elementary at Gallatin announces the following dates to remember:

Preschool Parent Meeting – Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 in the library; Kindergarten Splash Night – Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30; Grades 1-6 Back to School/Open House – Friday, Aug. 21, at 5:30.

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R-5 Board Approves Sale of $790,000 Lease Financing

The Board of Education of the Gallatin R-5 School District of Daviess County at a regular meeting on Aug. 13 approved the sale of $790,000 lease certificates of participation to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis. These certificates are for the purpose of funding the site development, construction, equipping, and furnishing of an addition to the middle school building.

According to Dr. Bruce A. Johnson,

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North Daviess Fills Seat on Board,

Asbestos inspection completed

Beth Wheeler was appointed to the vacant seat on the North Daviess Board of Education during their meeting held Aug. 17.

Superintendent Terry Mayfield gave the facility report. Asbestos inspection has been conducted and the school is in compliance, but the inspectors did make two recommendations: 1) All members of custodial/maintenance staff receive Asbestos Containing Building Materials awareness training; and 2) Every six months the school conduct

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