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Grady from Gallatin FFA is named Area 2 Star in Placement

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front row: Bradley Rhoades, Sydney Eddins, Kaitlyn Bird, Kelli Lynch, Addison Burns, Aubrey Burns, Savannah Riley, Mattison Ishmael second row: Kase Critten, Jacob Wilson, Owen Schweizer, Jarod Rains, Courtney Shubert, Cooper Grady, Hayley Michael, Trent Ishmael, Megan Cox, Tanner Johnson, Declan Schweizer

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Cooper Grady of the Gallatin FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Placement at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Grady is the

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MFA given approval to proceed with grain center

Legal steps paving the way for the development of 240 acres in Caldwell County by MFA to build a major grain distribution center were recently approved.

According to courthouse minutes dated Feb. 16, published by the Caldwell County News on April 20, county commissioners voted to accept the recommendation of a Planning and Zoning Board to change the land from agricultural to industrial use. In a separate meeting, the Board

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Five sworn in to Sons of Confederates

sons swear in 2Surgeon John Cravens Camp #2276 Sons of Confederate Veterans Gallatin swore in five of its seven new members at their last camp meeting on April 18. l to r Ray Clevenger, Gene Mitchell, Kevin Wynne, Gary Dixon and Sam Gibson new members  Lanny Dixon, Camp Commander far right and Thomas McConnell, Camp Chaplain in the background.

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Wake up to a new business…Janny’s Java is on a roll

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Janelle Leeper of rural Gallatin loves a fresh-brewed cup of coffee, so it was only natural for her first business venture be a small coffee shop. Only this shop is a little different than the usual coffeehouse…Janny’s Java is on wheels.

Janelle looked into several different buildings but none were suitable for her needs.

“That’s when I thought: ‘Why not get a traveling coffee truck where I could serve several

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General Assembly passes 2017 budget

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

The Missouri Legislature gave final approval to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget on Thursday. The state operating plan totals $27.2 billion. This figure is 1% less than what the governor put forth and reflects the General Assembly’s diligence to ensure a sensible and balanced budget.

The passage of a balanced budget is the only constitutional duty the legislature is obligated to fulfill each session and

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EPA continues to go too far

by Congressman Sam Graves

There is a feeling around Washington that Americans can’t make decisions for themselves. There are some people here who really do believe more government is the answer to every problem. The attitude isn’t new by any stretch, but under President Obama it’s only gotten worse.

We’ve seen it come to life in the form of health care mandates, strict regulations on family farms, and even limits

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Whisny’s request

Spike_WPFair warning: If you’re offended by the term “Christian” and also by “do good” causes, then please stop reading this now and turn the page.

Last Sunday something unusual happened in Gallatin. A black man captured the undivided attention of over 150 white people for about a half hour without one reference to race. Instead, he shared in praising God and contrasted cultural and educational differences while talking about a

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1,600 homes go dark

Chasity Anderson, Communications Manager with Farmers Electric Cooperative in Chillicothe, reported that 1,600 homes were without electricity the morning of April 26 from about 10:30 to 11 a.m.

The outage represented an area from Lock Springs to Lake Viking.

FEC’s supplier lost power to the Gallatin and Nettleton substations due to the storms that moved through the area. Power was restored in approximately 30 minutes.

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Quest to locate photos of area WWII soldiers buried in Belgium, Netherlands

Thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David, row after row, overlook the American War Cemeteries in Belgium and the Netherlands. Four of those crosses belong to Daviess County men – Patrick Leffler, Paul Reno, Hartford Worley and Donald Wilmot.

Recently, Teresa Hirsch of Indianapolis, IN, alerted this newspaper about special efforts to memorialize America’s war dead. The project of placing photographs — putting faces to the rows of

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