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Pattonsburg youth named All-American trapshooter

Cody Crabtree, son of Debbie and Gabe Crabtree of Pattonsburg, has been selected to the 2017 Sub-Junior (under age 15) All-American trapshooting first team, according to the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), which determines the teams. More than 100 years old, trapshooting is a competitive sport of shooting at clay targets with a shotgun.

The ATA hosts both the Grand American, an 11-day world tournament which in August drew 2,300 contestants

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Taylor Swalley elected as SMSTA State Officer

Taylor Swalley from Gallatin has been nominated to serve as a state officer on the Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA) Board. Taylor is currently a student at North Central Missouri College pursuing her Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree and plans to continue her education to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

“Statewide SMSTA officers set the agenda for the meeting of all SMSTA members in Missouri.

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Fire destroys Lock Springs home

A fire on Feb. 10 completely burned down a house on Fourth Street in the small town of Lock Springs. No one was injured.

The house was occupied by Robert James Tanner and his wife, Cristel, and their two small children, Isayah, one, and Aryana, three.

Robert said he was getting up around 6:30 a.m. to go to school at Chillicothe Vo-Tech.

“The breaker tripped and I reset it,” he

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


9 am – Court in session.

9:45 am – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office regarding scam letter received over email.

12:06 pm – En route to assist jail van with prisoners having car trouble.

5:04 pm – Wyandotte County, Kan., with info regarding wanted person possible in Daviess County.

6:15 pm – Suspicous vehicle parked at residence in Pattonsburg. Upon arrival, three persons in van were vacuum salesmen. Subjects stated

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Dakota Saige Martin b. Jan. 30, 2017

Logan and Cassie Martin of rural Winston are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Dakota Saige, born at 11:43 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2017, at Liberty Hospital. Dakota weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by proud brother, Kaiden.

Maternal grandparents are Roger and Cindy Barker of rural Altamont. Maternal great-grandmother is Wanda Ballard of Cameron. Paternal grandparents are Billie and

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Circuit Court

The following cases were heard by Judge Thomas Chapman on Feb. 8:

Dissolutions of marriage were granted to Kristy L. Eckerson from Joshua Q. Eckerson; to Orin B. Clawson from Sarah P. Clawson; to Elisa B. Welp from Benjamin L. Welp; and to Kenneth G. Irvin from Kimberlee Christina Young-Irvin, with her maiden name Kimberlee Christina Young restored.

Cases bound over from the Associate Division:

State vs. Andrew

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Jane Ann Paul 1920-2017

Jane Ann Paul passed away peacefully on Feb. 8, 2017, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., just six days short of her 97th birthday. She and her late husband, Bob, had been residents of Lee’s Summit, since Oct. 2000. They were a special couple who were true life partners in every endeavor—home and family, business, church, and civic activities. Jane Ann had many remarkable attributes; among those

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Boater Safety Certification Course To Be Offered At Troop H Headquarters

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer Troop H, St Joseph, announces a boater safety certification course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Troop H Headquarters, 3525 North Belt, St. Joseph, Missouri. There is no fee for the course; however, students are required to pre-register online as seating will be limited. For more information, to register for the course, or to obtain

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Memories stand their ground long after buildings fall down…growing up on a Lickfork farm

   Written by Sammy Evans

The Evans family, consisting of my parents Ben and Ada and seven of us children (sisters, Lena Mae, Violet and Rosealee (Boyd Carpenter) and brothers, Floyd, James and Jack) were all born in the Lickfork neighborhood in southeast Daviess County and lived there for many years.

My great-grandfather built a large two-story house that stood on a knoll on the east side of the road, just

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