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GIT Summary: Can Trenton and Winston reload and repeat?

Seeds have been drawn for the 40th Annual Gallatin Invitational Basketball Tournament, and coaches of the event are giving the defending champions the inside track once again. In fact, if this year’s seeds hold true, both girls and boys championship will be rematches from a year ago.

On the girls side, Braymer and Gilman City match up again in the opening round as the fourth and fifth seeds. Polo

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NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference

Fifteen agriculture students from North Central Missouri College, including Morgan Dotson of Kidder, participated in the Missouri Post-Secondary Agriculture Students Organization State Conference Nov. 9-11 in West Plains. Dotson was a national qualifier in non ruminant animal systems.

The conference was hosted by Missouri State University West Plains with 140 students and advisors from eight Missouri community colleges participating in the conference. The NCMC group toured the Missouri State University

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Voice of Democracy, Patriot Pen awards presented

The Covel D. Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin presented a program for Veterans Day. The assembly was for all veterans and active duty service members. The program was held Friday, Nov. 11, with a reception in the elementary cafeteria, and an assembly in the elementary gym. The fourth grade students wrote cards to the veterans and participated in a dialogue with them before the program.


Pictured, left to right, are,

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Jillian Plymell wins ACT Missouri’s art contest

school-act-jillian-plymellEach year, schools and communities around the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week to commemorate substance abuse prevention. To kick off this year’s celebrations, students across Missouri participated in ACT Missouri’s annual Art Contest. Local student Jillian Plymell, a seventh grader from Pattonsburg, was selected as a winner. Her art work will appear in the 2017 Year in Prevention Calendar, and she will receive a $50 gift card and a certificate

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Pattonsburg students prove ‘trustworthy’


Students at Pattonsburg R-2 were recognized for displaying the traits of the character word of the month for October. Chosen by their respective classroom teachers, these students will continue to show “Trustworthiness.” The students are pictured, left to right, front, Taylen Fore, first grade; Emsleigh McCrary, kindergarten; back row, Cole Anderson, fourth grade; Gage Iddings, fifth grade; Josie Shock, second grade; and Kavinly Rutledge, third grade.

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Winston FFA travels to National Convention


Six Winston FFA Members and advisor Katie Martin traveled with DeKalb, North Andrew, and Union Star FFA members to National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 18-22. While on the trip they experienced the opening general session, career show and expo, and toured places such as the Hannibal Cave, Indianapolis Speedway, a popcorn factory, a marshmallow factory, and watched a hypnotist show.

WHS FFA members are pictured in front

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Addison Burns wins speaking contest

addison-burns-ffa-img_1791Gallatin FFA member Addison Burns received first place at the Area level in the Missouri Soil & Water Association Prepared Public Speaking Contest held Nov. 2, at Gallatin. Addison, daughter of Brantly and Tara Burns, is a sophomore at Gallatin R-5 High School.

The speech contest was titled “We All Need Trees.” Requirements were to give a prepared speech 6-8 minutes long, followed by five minutes of questioning by the

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District band concert is Dec. 10; three advance to state

Eleven Gallatin band members in grades 7-12 auditioned for the Northwest Missouri All-District Band on Nov. 5. Of the 11 students, three (Jade Wayne, Jacob Wilson and Patrick McNickle) have advanced to audition for the Missouri All-State Band on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hickman High School in Columbia.

The district band concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Wilson Performing Arts Center in Platte

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Winston students earn recognition for academics

Winston recently announced those junior high and high school students placed on the first quarter honor roll.

“A” Honor Roll —

Seniors: Gillian Heldenbrand, Monica Whitaker, Ashley Gadberry, Dalton Youtsey, Craig Lewis, Josie McFee, Delilah Gadd,

Austin Rhoades.

Juniors: Chandler Asher, Taylor Smith.  Sophomores: Connor Christensen, Jacob Lewis, Shelby Mason, Felicia King, Elijah Vaughn,

Emily Perry, Carson Meek, Alexis Barnes, Steven Youtsey, Thomas Gadd, Brooke Heldenbrand, Ross Nelson.

Freshmen: Holly

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