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Don’t Let the Sizzle Fizzle This Fourth of July

by Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards

July 4 is quickly approaching and several local fireworks stands have opened. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the citizens of Gallatin a safe and happy Fourth of July and to point out the ordinances for shooting fireworks within the city.

Section 210.720 of the Gallatin City Code prohibits fireworks to be fired within the city except between the hours of

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Two in Accident in Utica

Two people were involved in an accident in Livingston County at about 2 p.m. on June 25.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as Dylan Hulett, 17, Lock Springs, was southbound on Troop Street in Utica. Dylan entered the uncontrolled intersection. His 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was struck in the driver’s door by a 2012 Ford Focus being driven by Phillip Hagen, 80, Utica.

Dylan’s vehicle went

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Phillips Graduates with Masters in Business

On May 15, 2015, Caleb Phillips graduated from the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business, receiving a Master of Business Administration. Caleb received a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication with honor in May of 2013.

Caleb’s achievements while at MU include: Summer Welcome Leader, Tour Team Leader, Alternative Spring Break Site Leader, President and Graduate Assistant; 2011 Homecoming Steering Committee, 2012 Homecoming Royalty, 2013 Mizzou 39 recipient, tapped

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Gaines Named to Dean’s List

Katherine Gaines of Breckenridge has earned a spot on the spring 2015 Dean’s List at William Woods University.

A total of 205 William Woods University students were honored for academic accomplishments during the 2015 spring term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

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In the ‘Clover’ at 4-H Kid Camp

Youth attending 4-H Clover Kid Camp from Daviess County included Bo Eads and his mother Jena Eads; Blaine Landes and his grandmother LuAnn Briscoe; Liberty Perkins and her grandmother Rena Perkins; and Jonas Pettit and his mother Stacy Pettit.

Clover Kids camped overnight at Crowder State Park in Trenton. Becky Simpson is the Daviess County Program Director 4-H Youth Development Specialist: Daviess, Gentry and Harrison Counties. [Submitted Photo]

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Life Changing Mission Trip Examines Global Challenge

Cup of milk or whole cow?

by Theresa Hamilton, Office Manager/Events Coordinator, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Global Challenge at Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Ark., was more than a challenge for three adults and 12 youth from the Northwest Area (NWA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); it was an eye-opening and life-changing mission trip! The 48-hour “Global Challenge” was paid for by the generous offerings

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Wagon Wheel Takes Last Turn

The Wagon Wheel II, located north of Pattonsburg, closed its doors this March and held an auction on April 18. The Wagon Wheel was a family friendly music hall. Founded in 2000 it claimed the largest dance floor in northwest Missouri. The Green River Band was its house band.

Its most recent owners, John and Lorrie Green, cited on the Wagon Wheel’s Facebook page health problems and the expense of

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Dennis Croy Given Commendation

On June 18, Gallatin Police Chief Richards presented Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Dennis Croy with a commendation for his support in the community policing programs of the Gallatin Police Department. Mr. Croy’s success in providing students with a safe environment to learn, and his commitment to the safety and welfare of the children, has been much appreciated. Thank you, Mr. Croy, for your service to our community.

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Know Any of These School Children?

Dennis Cox, sportswriter at the Gallatin North Missourian, has had this family picture for several years. The picture is of Haw Branch (Blakely) School about 1912-1913. There is a mixture of family members, including Pierces, Coxes, Dunningtons, Tarwaters, Kays and Hobbs. However, it’s not certain which is which.

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Pictured, as best as could be remembered, are:

front row: ?, girl may be Bessie Pierce, ?, ?, Claude

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