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Young head turns focus on cancer victims and survivors

Addyson's parents are Clara and Greg Sipple. She has three brothers, Zach Sipple, Andrew Moulin and Jacob Maize; and two sisters, Holli Sipple and Jacklyn Maize.

Addyson’s parents are Clara and Greg Sipple. She has three brothers, Zach Sipple, Andrew Moulin and Jacob Maize; and two sisters, Holli Sipple and Jacklyn Maize.

A Gallatin 10-year-old showed her solidarity with cancer patients through a very special tribute — her new hair cut reveals a ribbon design which is recognized across the world as a sign of support.

Addyson Maize Sipple has had cancer affect her life through

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Daviess County Courthouse News

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James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed that the crews are working on the decking of a bridge in Monroe Township.

Randy Eads, Washington Township, discussed easements on 232nd Street.

John Janorschke, Roman Janorschke, Misty Roberts and Doug Roberts discussed Elmwood Avenue and UU Highway over easement issues.

Randy Railsback discussed emergency management equipment for use with multiple counties.

Commissioners reviewed bridges in Washington, Lincoln and Jamesport Township.

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Gallatin man charged with selling meth to confidential informant

Troy L. Elbert, 55, Gallatin, was charged Nov. 16 with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bond has been set at $50,000.

According to the probable cause statement, a confidential informant acting on behalf of the NITRO Task Force and Daviess County Sheriff’s Office purchased approximately 1.68 grams of methamphetamine from Elbert at his home located at 201 East Grand Street in Gallatin on Oct. 11, 2016.

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

 

Three jailed after fight at Jamesport City Lake

 Three men have been arrested and charged with first degree assault in connection with an incident that occurred Nov. 13, 2016, at the Jamesport City Lake.

Jeffrey Rainey, 18, Gallatin, and Jericho Richardson, 17, Gallatin, were arrested Nov. 16. Jeramiah Brittain, 18, Gallatin, was taken into custody Nov. 17 by the Chillicothe Police Department. They are each being held on $65,000

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Building worlds from science and dreams — that’s another story for local writer

An area writer has published her first novel. C.L. Denault released Gambit on March 31, 2015. It is published by REUTS, an independent book publisher. The style is called ‘speculative fiction.’

“Overall, sales for Gambit have been pretty good,” she said. “Indie authors have to work super hard to get their books noticed, but I’ve been blessed with some great friends and book bloggers helping me spread the word. Reviews

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911 Board places funds in CDs

During board member comments at the Daviess County Central 911 Board meeting held on Nov. 17, John Sullenger noted that there had been one Certificate of Deposit made in the amount of $110,001 and an additional CD will be made of $60,691.88.

In other business, the board agreed to pay employees up to 80 hours of unused accrued vacation in lieu of the Continuing Employment Incentive.

Daniel Wilson was added

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Christmas Around the Square Coloring Contest Winners

Christmas Around the Square Coloring Contest Winners

Christmas Around the Square Coloring Contest Winners

Back Row Left to Right  – 4th grade 1st place Lexi Green, 4th grade 2nd place Mary Taylor, 2nd grade 1st place Will Rogers, 2nd grade 2nd place Katie Lynch, 3rd grade 2nd place Pryce Johnson, 3rd grade 1st place Makenna Bottcher Front Row Left to Right – 1st grade 2nd place Vanessa Lee, Preschool 1st place Sophia Hunt, Kindergarten 2nd place Silas

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County schools receive APR reports

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its Annual Performance Reports of the five school districts in Daviess County.

The annual performance reports show how well each school district is meeting Missouri’s education standards under the state’s accountability system. That accountability system is known as Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5.

A school district’s score on three consecutive APRs, along with other factors, is used to determine accreditation.

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Gallatin hears performance report, sets filing dates

Joyce Cox, high school counselor at Gallatin R-5, presented the 2016 Annual Performance Report to the Board of Education during their meeting held Nov. 17.

2016 School Annual Performance Report (APR) FINAL

Covel D. Searcy Elem. PK-O6

2014 2015 2016

APR Total Points 66/70 58/70 58/70

Percent of Points 94.3% 82.9% 82.9%

MSIP 5 Standards Points Possible Percent Earned

  1. Academic Achievement 48 40 83.3%
  2. Subgroup Achievement 12 8 66.7%
  3. Attendance
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