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Library director Jan Johnson retires after 36 years


A celebration was held on Sept. 20 to mark the occasion of Jan Johnson’s retirement from the Daviess County Library, and to commemorate her many achievements.

Jan Johnson will officially retire as director of the Daviess County Library on Sept. 30.

“Community support is the biggest factor in the success of a library,” said Jan. “This is their library. I’m just the caretaker. The most important thing is to have

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City considers water rates that exclude PWSD#2

Gallatin City Attorney Robert Cowherd reported the response from Public Water Supply District #2 about proposed increases in water rates. The written response states that PWSD#2 does not have sufficient information to render a decision.

The response was considered during a special meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held on Sept. 21.

Water rate increases are being proposed as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which is providing

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Learn and Do Club marks 50 years


Irene Taul and Lola Critten just observed their 50th anniversary … as original charter members of the Learn and Do Extension Club!

Observing 50 years of fun and friendship, the Learn and Do Club met Sept. 22 at the home of Darlene Morrison, with two 50-year charter members in attendance, Irene Taul and Lola Critten. They marked the occasion with a dozen roses and an anniversary cake. Darlene served a

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Vehicle window shot out with BB gun; juvenile suspect identified

A Gallatin woman reported the back rear window of her vehicle was shot out as she was driving along Hwy. MM at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

According to a Gallatin Police Department report, Nicole Gann was approaching the Highway 6 overpass when she heard a loud noise. One of her children in the back seat screamed that the window was broken out. She pulled over next to

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Viola Waneta Gould 1919-2016

Viola Waneta Gould, 97, passed away Sept. 20, 2016 at the Baptist Home in Chillicothe, where she was a resident.

Waneta was born on May 15, 1919 near Appleton City, Mo., the daughter of Lawrence Grant and Josie (Shoemaker) Purvis.

She graduated high school in Appleton City and was the first member of her family to complete high school. Following graduation she began nurses training in Kansas City, Mo.


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Farm Bureau hosts meet the candidates

Daviess County Farm Bureau is hosting a “meet-the-candidates” forum at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Gallatin Lions Club building, 801 W. Grand, in Gallatin.

The event is open to the public.

There are four local races:

Sheriff: Democrat Ben Becerra and Republican Kevin Heldenbrand;

Assessor: Democrat Sally Black and Republican Ronetta Burton

Public Administrator: Democrat Kathy Kyser and Republican Kayla Michael;

Associate Commissioner District 2: Democrat Carl

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Everett Ensley Buzzard 1943-2016

obit-buzzard-imageEverett Ensley Buzzard was born on Nov. 1, 1943, to Elma Edgar and Nellie Mae (Griffey) Buzzard. He passed away on Sept. 23, 2016.

Everett joined the United States Navy in 1961, during the Vietnam War and served until 1964. Everett joined the Missouri Army National Guard, serving with the 135th Signal Battalion, in 1981, and was honorably discharged in 1998.

On Sept. 29, 1979, Everett married Cora Rose Rosie

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Get straightened out at Medicare Boot Camp

Medicare Boot Camp will be presented from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on October 13th, at the Mary Immaculate Community Room, 409 S. Main Street in Gallatin. The event is presented by the Active Aging Resource Center.

The workshop will provide you with the tools:

  • To make the right choices if you are new to Medicare;
  • To know when and if you can make changes to your Medicare coverage;
  • To
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