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The Haunted Heartland…Murder by the decades

From the Gallatin Democrat

December 20, 1900

State vs. George Henry Clay

Defense Attorney: Rollin J. Britton and Joshua W. Alexander

Prosecutor: John C. Leopard, assisted by Attorneys J.A. Selby & Givens.


Jury: J.L. Black, Robert Drummond, J.H. Myers, J.R. Williams, A.B. Hale, Fred Fossinger, Henry Heaston, C.M. Hale, P.L. Hoskins, W.W. Hopkins, Milton Trosper and Noah Hershberg.

Sentence: Found guilty of murder in the first degree. Sentenced to

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Daviess Co. Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

New Hampton man charged with hindering prosecution

Jerry Lee Stevenson, 49, New Hampton, was arrested in a traffic stop on I-35 north, exit 78, for lying about his identity, among other things. He was charged with hindering prosecution, class D felony, and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

According to the probable cause statement, Stevenson had no identification on him after being stopped for speeding (87 mph in 70 mph

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From the Bench

By Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott

In the last few articles, I discussed an alarming increase in juvenile court abuse or neglect cases in the 43rd Circuit. Abuse or neglect cases involve some sort of wrongdoing on the part of a parent or guardian that requires court intervention on behalf of the juvenile. This article reveals an equally alarming increase in delinquency cases. Delinquency cases are filed when the juvenile

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2015.

County Commission

Vicki Corwin, county clerk, submitted her certificate of training from the Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities for her training hours.
Discussion on the area north of 290th Street in Harrison Township was held. Daviess County has not paid for any maintenance for this area north of

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Winston Cemetery flag pole correction

The flag poles at the Winston Cemetery were an Eagle Scout Project done by Kristchon Hisel, a senior at Winston. The Winston Cemetery Association did help fund part of the project, but was not responsible for the project as reported by the newspaper in last week’s edition. The story was in regard to a donation by Mildred and Milton Huffman of $217,209 to the Winston Cemetery Association. Eventually a plaque

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Harvest progress

Another dry week across Daviess County allowed crop harvest to advance. Temperatures averaged 59.4 degrees, three degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.10 inches statewide, 0.70 inches below normal. Corn harvest was 67% complete, 25% points ahead of last year and 7% points ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 51%, 15% points behind last year and 13% points behind the 5-year average. Soybean harvest was 17% complete,

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Flu clinics offered

Every Tuesday at the health department office in Gallatin from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8,  at the Winston Post Office, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; at the Pattonsburg Senior Center, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon; and at the Jameson Post Office, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 26, at the Jamesport City Hall, from 9-10 a.m.

What is Influenza (Also Called the Flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory

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Gallatin Garden and Craft Club

The Gallatin Garden and Craft Club traveled to Jean Caldwell’s home at Lake Viking for the August meeting. Roll call was a quilt or a picture of a quilt. Jean’s display of quilts included handmade quilts and one special quilt made by her mother, which she cross stitched while sitting with sick relatives many years ago.

Jean’s daughter, Sandy Ward, presented a program on Essential Oils. She discussed how oils

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Brammer participates in Teach Ag Day

students brammerFuture agriscience teachers, including Breanne Brammer of Gallatin, a student at the University of Missouri, spent a week in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2015 National Teach Ag Day celebration. The future agriscience teachers, who are majoring in agricultural education at universities and colleges across the United States, were selected from a pool of nationwide candidates to participate in the Future Agriscience Teacher symposium. The FAST symposium is a

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