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A Monastery in our Midst

“I buried someone yesterday. How do I establish a cemetery?”

That unusual question confronted Daviess County’s newly-elected recorder, Jane McKinsey, last Friday morning.

The question came from a Serbian monk, a member of a Serbian Orthodox Monastery which purchased land in Daviess County last October. The name of the monastery is Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete.

The inquiry immediately involved Coroner David McWilliams. It was determined that there

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Bulldog Golfers Head to Sectional – Class 1, District 7 Title

Jett Simmons may only be a freshman, but apparently he has ice water running through his veins.

With his first taste of post season action, Simmons shot a career-best, three-under par round of 69 Monday to help lead Gallatin to the Class 1, District 7 golf title. In beating out Hamilton, 311 to 320, Gallatin placed all five varsity golfers in the top eight individuals.

Simmons took the district medalist

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GHS Boys Edge South Harrison for First Ever GRC Track Title

Monday turned out to be the best day in the history of GHS boys’ spring sports.

While the Bulldog golfers were winning a Class 1 district championship, Bulldog track athletes were piling up enough points to win what is thought to be the school’s first ever Grand River Conference boys track and field title.

Gallatin came into the meet as an underdog to host South Harrison and the meet nearly

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May 16-22, National Safe Boating Week

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 16-22, 2015. It’s getting to be the time of year when water enthusiasts will converge on Missouri’s many beautiful waterways. Safety should always be included in those plans to insure a wonderful day on the water is not interrupted by an unfortunate accident,

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Worth County JH Relays


GJH Results

Boys shot put: Graydee Rains, 2nd, 40-8. Boys Discus: Rains, 2nd, 122-0. Boys pole vault: John Gibson, 2nd, 8-0. Boys 1600m run: Ayden Wayne, 3rd, 5:37. Boys 4x100m relay: (Rains, Aidan Adkison, Ross Critten, Landon Corwin), 5th, 57.16.

Girls 4x400m relay: (Madalyn Shubert, Macie McNeely, Bethany Bailey, Jessi Becerra), 5th, 5:03.72. Boys 4x400m relay: (Gibson,

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Winston Redbirds Win Three of Four HDC Track Championships

Winston’s boys dominated last Wednesday’s HDC Conference Track Meet held at Eagleville, winning nine individual events and piling up 119 points to easily outdistance second place Mercer.

Jordan Leonard led the way for the Redbirds, winning all three sprint races and taking second to teammate Chevy Calhoon in the long jump event. Austin Rhoades won three distance races for Winston. Calhoon also won both hurdles events.

Pattonsburg’s boys claimed fourth

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Conservation Area Plans Open for Comment

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

Draft plans for the Lone Jack Conservation Area in Jackson County will be available for public comment May 1 through May 31. The 295-acre area in southeastern Jackson County offers fishing, hunting

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GHS Boys Win South Harrison Relays, Five Event Victories

Gallatin’s boys cashed in on five event victories Thursday night (April 30) to win the South Harrison Relays over the host team. The GHS Bulldogs amassed 125 points in 14 events to top South Harrison’s runnerup total of 117.50.

Event winners for the Bulldogs were Jacob Boyd in the 400-meter dash and triple jump, Trystan Sunby, pole vault; Harris Cameron, discuss; and the 4×400-meter relay team of Sunby, Boyd, Chad

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Blasts from the Past

May 4, 2005

The Missouri House of Representatives honored Johnathan and Phillip Arnold last week as “Outstanding Missourians.” They are the sons of Linda and Mike Arnold, Gallatin. Third District Rep. Jim Whorton nominated the brothers for the award upon the recommendation of the Daviess County Commission for the successful establishment of a restored Civil War canon and Veteran’s Walk of Honor on the county’s courthouse lawn.

Eugene McNeely recently

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