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2016 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2016 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 22 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the 2016 listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Third Consecutive Senior League Title for Pattonsburg/McFall

senior league champs

Havana Trail Taxidermy baseball team of Pattonsburg/McFall won its third consecutive senior league title. Team members are pictured, left to right, front row, Dillon Turner, Katie Warford, Cameron Jones; back row, Coach Barry Jones, Carlos Hughes, Cole Dilley, Justin Booth, Blake Hulett, Logan Pankau, Peyton Jones and Coach Brent Jones.

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Winston approves meal prices

The Winston R-6 Board of Education approved breakfast, lunch and milk prices for the 2016-2017 school year during their meeting held July 18.

Breakfast will remain the same at $1.20 and milk at 25 cents.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires lunch prices to increase 4.97% this year to stay in compliance with the federal act. Lunch prices will increase 10 cents to $2.20 for elementary students and

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Sister-brother duo speedy in the pool

Syd-Gage Swim MeetSydney and Gage Lockridge both placed well and posted personal bests at the conference swim meet held July 13 at the Gladstone Aquatic Center. They are members of the Cameron Sea Dragons swim team. Their parents are Dallas and Andi Lockridge of Cameron.

The Sea Dragons posted a 3-1 mark in dual meets and took third place at the conference meet last Wednesday.

In the 9-10 age division, Sydney placed

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Our village is going down hill fast. The people are getting away with everything they can. One person wanted to bring a trailer into the village to live in. Board said no. Another person pulled one into the village, hooked it up, and is living in it. Board hasn’t said anything.

There are dogs running around the streets. Nothing has been done about it. They are ruining people’s

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It’s summertime, remember?

Spike_WPEleven is the perfect age.

You’re old enough to go ‘bout anywhere with your cousin and best friend without any grownup supervision. But you’re not quite big enough to have a few farm chores stretch into full fledged daily work.

You can jump off the dock and touch bottom, feel the lake’s mud squeeze through your toes as you thrust up. You no longer have to wear your life vest

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Little girl with a big heart

Channing IMG_1372Channing McBroom, 8, is shown holding a receipt taller than she is. Channing, daughter of Laura Hoyle and Kerry McBroom of Gallatin, recently decided that she wanted to give her birthday money to a good cause.

She went shopping at Dollar General in Gallatin on July 15. She filled these two carts full of toys, racking up a total of $176, which was mostly Channing’s birthday money, with just a

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Just another day on the farm …NOT!

Hendersons IMG_1377It was just another day until Vicki Henderson of rural Gallatin discovered a calf trapped in an old 20-foot deep containment pit as she was running her nightly check of the cattle in the back pasture. The waste containment pit hadn’t been used in several years and had panels all around it.

Vicki quickly rode back to the shed to get help from her two sons, Chris and Jeremy, who

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Capitol Perspectives: Social Unrest Spans Nearly a Century: Missouri Mining Riots of 1917

by Mark Hughes

This summer’s social unrest, which began last year with the outbreak of violence in Ferguson, comes nearly a century after another dark chapter of Missouri social strife: the Lead Belt mining riots of 1917.

Those riots began 99 years ago on Friday, July 13, 1917. Missouri’s Lead Belt at that time consisted largely of shafts, mills, chat dumps and company houses built near mines sank into the

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Seasons of Lawmaking

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Just as nature has its four seasons, so does Missouri politics.

Throughout the interim (the time when the legislature is not in session) up through December, legislators prepare ideas for bills they may file for the upcoming session.  Sometimes bills are the same ones that were filed in the previous session that did not pass.  It is not unusual for a bill to take several

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