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Hamilton’s Fairchild Announces Retirement

In November, Penney High School said farewell to its greatest high school football player, Kellen Overstreet. On Tuesday, the Hornets also bid goodbye to their greatest coach.

Dave Fairchild announced his retirement Tuesday in a quiet way, telling his players in a group meeting, “It was a difficult decision to make and I expect you to continue to work hard.”

Fairchild is the only head coach current Hamilton players have

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One Local Student’s Effort to End Childhood Hunger

Maile presents to a class.

GHS student Maile Cook has been working recently on an FCCLA project about ending childhood hunger. Over the past several months, she has presented to groups of students about the childhood hunger trends locally and nationally. Her goal is to give the students an idea of how many children in our school suffer from childhood hunger, and persuade them to help or take a stand

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Local Student Invited on Trip with Honor Choir

Seeks help from community with expenses

Jasmine Ramirez would like to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, June 16-22, to sing with Honor Choir USA, and is seeking sponsors from the community to raise funds to help pay for traveling expenses.

“I’ve been singing all of my life and am very excited to go,” said Jasmine, who is a member of the Gallatin choir and has competed in state music contests and

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Rogers Selected for State Academic Honor

Gallatin High School senior Rachel Rogers has been selected for the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Stan Coulson, principal at Gallatin High School. Students will be recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia on Sunday, April 26.

Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored

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Girls and Boys State Delegates

Five GHS Juniors, Coby Brogan, Sam Coulson, Aubrey Burns, Tristen Wilson, and Chase Morrison, have been selected to attend Missouri Girls State and Missouri Boys State at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg during the month of June.  These programs are hosted by the American Legion and provide students with an opportunity to live together as self-governing communities. The week-long activities are designed to inform participants about the duties,

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Students Compete at National Conference

Grace Von Opitz of Gallatin, an agriculture student at North Central Missouri College, received first place in the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization Conference held March 11-15 in Boise, Idaho. Four other students, including Megan Beck of Gallatin, earned recognition in career programs.

Grace received first place in Career Planning – Ruminant Animal Systems. Megan received eighth place in Career Progress- Agribusiness Systems.

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GHCAA Announces Scholarship Program

Green Hills Community Action Agency is pleased to announce a newly implemented college scholarship program, open to both traditional and non-traditional students planning to continue their education beginning in the summer or fall of 2015. The scholarship will be available to full-time, income-qualified residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, or Sullivan counties.

GHCAA will award up to 20 scholarships across the nine county service region in

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GRC Spent Last 25 Years Dropping, Adding Sports Participants

This is the final installment of the Grand River Conference history that appeared in the 1982 conference football preview. A recent timeline has been added.

The method of selecting all-conference football players has continually changed throughout the GRC’s history.

The first honor squad announced in 1937 listed only 11 players. King City tallied the most selections (4). After Princeton was admitted into the conference, the all-conference team became a 25-man

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Winston Cuts Stanberry Down to Size

Advances to Class 1 Final Four

Even as the stakes continue to grow higher and higher, Winston’s Redbirds continue to rise to the occasion.

Winston’s Saxton Pliley scores the first two points of Saturday’s Class 1 quarterfinal on a layup as Stanberry’s Alex McQuinn looks on.

Winston held Stanberry scoreless for 3 ½ of the 4-minute overtime and that was enough for the Redbirds to advance to the Class 1

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