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Winston Joins Lottery for School Buses

The Winston R-6 School District has applied for funds through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Rebate program to replace two buses.

Public and private school bus fleet owners are eligible to apply for funding to replace school buses that have older, dirtier diesel engines.

The EPA has implemented standards that require diesel engines to be more than 90% cleaner, but many older diesel school buses remain in

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North Daviess Has Two Opening on Board

North Daviess R-3 School District has openings for two board members for three year terms. The terms of Paul Caven and Amy McMahon are expiring. Filing dates were set for Dec. 16 through Jan. 20 for the April 2014 election.

In other business at the meeting of the R-3 Board of Education, it was decided that gift cards would be purchased for the staff.

Bus routes were discussed.

Henry Rhoades

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Local Schools Shoulder Backpack Buddies Program

Every Friday Gallatin FBLA members package and deliver Backpack Buddy items to classrooms. Students receive a bag of nutritious food to take home for the weekend or before extended holidays. Pictured, left to right, are Madison Rounkles, Tristyn Siegel, Bailey Maxwell, Hannah Mullins, Morgan Acree and Andrew Michael. Not pictured: Tannah Terry, Aubrey Nelson, Macon Allen and Maria Bickford. [Staff Photo/TLH]

Three Daviess County Schools are involved in the Backpack

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Kathy Henderson Retires After 20 Years

Kathy Henderson of Lake Viking will retire from a 20 year teaching career, 15 years at Winston and five years at Gallatin. A reception will be held in her honor from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, at the Winston school cafeteria.

Mrs. Henderson started her teaching career teaching kindergarten at Gallatin. She taught in a variety of areas at Winston, including Spanish, seventh and eighth grade communication

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Special Awards Highlight R-5 Fall Sports Banquet

Gallatin R-5 players, coaches, parents and friends fought off the chill of a cold autumn night with warm remembrances from successful fall athletic endeavors.

Janet Rhoades welcomed the crowd on behalf of the GHS Booster Club. Mark Corwin gave the invocation prior to the meal. R-5 Athletic Director Rick Lin served as master of ceremonies.

Head softball coach Chad Sullenger introduced members of the Lady Bulldog team that finished 19-5

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Local Seniors Attend Trulaske Leadership Academy

The College of Business at the University of Missouri in Columbia was the site Nov. 14 for the fifth annual Trulaske Leadership Academy. Attending this year’s academy were GHS seniors Macon Allen, Tannah Terry, Aubrey Nelson and Maria Bickford. All four students are very active in the Gallatin Future Business Leaders of America Chapter under the advisement of Barb Holcomb.

The event is coordinated by the students in the college’s

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Croy Retires; Building Bids Higher Than Expected

The Gallatin R-5 School Board accepted the resignation for the purpose of retirement from Superintendent Dennis Croy during their meeting held Nov. 17. Mr. Croy is completing his thirtieth year in education at the end of the current term. He was approved for the early notification of retirement incentive.

The board authorized MARE, the Missouri Association of Rural Educators, to conduct a superintendent search for the district. They then set

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MU Extension Brings Food Power Adventure to Gallatin

Gallatin students learn about where food comes from at MU Extension’s Food Power Adventure.

Students from the Covel D. Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin traveled the path from the farmer’s field to the playing field when University of Missouri Extension’s Food Power Adventure came to town on Nov. 14. Along the way, students learned answers to the questions, “Where does food come from?” and “How does it give me energy

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Tour is Just Capital for Gallatin FBLA

The Gallatin FBLA Chapter attended the 2014 National Fall Leadership Conference from November 6-9 in Washington, D.C. The chapter had an eventful weekend in our nation’s capitol with sightseeing and conference activities. Members attended opening and closing sessions as well as leadership based workshops.

Gallatin FBLA Chapter members attending leadership conference in Washington, DC, are pictured, left to right, front row, Hayley Michael, Taylor Rardon, Mattison Ishmael, Tannah Terry, Chloe

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