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Capitol Perspectives: Missouri’s role in Korean Conflict must never be lost in history

 by Mark D. Hughes

On June 25, 1950, an estimated 25,000 troops of the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th Parallel, invading the Republic of South Korea and triggering the first military action of the Cold War.

The battleship USS Missouri, on whose decks World War II had ended fewer than five years earlier, was already on its way to support U.N. troops on the Korean coast. Missouri’s own

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Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They’ll be back

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flies while attempting to drink a sugar water from feeder in Moberly, MO

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flies while attempting to drink a sugar water from feeder in Moberly, MO

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo,

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Effort to Save Historic Route 66 Bridge

By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks

A highway landmark that once carried motorists on Historic Route 66 across the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County may be reborn as a pedestrian walkway for hikers and bikers in Route 66 State Park.

Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, is supportive of the effort to save the bridge from a scheduled demolition date of early next year.

“It is an

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Bob Nieman d. June 17, 2016

Memorial service for Bob Nieman will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 22, at McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin. Visitation will be one hour prior. Memorials may be made to the Daviess County Nursing and Rehab, Activities Department.

Bob Nieman, 78, died Friday, June 17, 2016.

Survivors include his wife, Fran, of the home; children, Lyle Nieman, Hamilton, Lawrence (Sheila) Curtis, Gallatin, Pat (Kenny) Morrison, Jamesport,  Kathy (Rick) Eaton, Hamilton,

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Blast from the past

June 21, 2006

Laura Youtsey, Gallatin senior and FFA vice president, was crowned 2006 National Corriedale Queen during the banquet of the National Corriedale Association held in Harrisburg, Penn. She is the daughter of Barbara Youtsey, Trenton, and Doug and Gina Youtsey, Kidder.

Katie Ward, daughter of Mike and Sandy Ward of Gallatin, was selected as one of the top ten sophomores at Northwest Missouri State University. Her selection was

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New ownership for Water Wizard Car Wash

web_Car washThe Water Wizard Car Wash, owned by J.D. Dowell, has been recently purchased by Tim and Brandi Milbourn, Milbourn LLC, of Gallatin. Mr. Dowell built the car wash 22 years ago.

The Milbourns will change the name of the business to Superior Auto Wash. The building will have cosmetic improvements and all the equipment will be fixed-up and working. They plan to open the automatic car wash, add pop and

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First Fridays at the Refuge

Looking for a free and fun family event? Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting another “First Fridays at the Refuge” event beginning on Friday, July 1.

The event will have multiple activities focused on outdoor activities in a family-friendly atmosphere. Activities include archery, prairie maze, birders’ quest, canoes, turtle tank, and more. The observation tower will be open to tours, along with the visitor center and gift shop.

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Residential fire on Walter

At 6:02 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, Gallatin Fire was dispatched to 503 South Water for a reported residential fire in a bathroom. Chief 111, Engine 101 and Rescue 107 responded with seven volunteer firefighters. The Community Ambulance District of Daviess County also responded.

Upon arrival on scene fire crews found a one and a half story wood framed dwelling with smoke showing at the front door and back windows.

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Teenager hospitalized after accident

A Kansas teenager was injured in an accident that happened at about 6:10 p.m. in Daviess County.

According to the highway patrol, Christiana Blundell, Manhattan, Kan., was driving a 2005 Volkswagon northbound on Hwy. 13. About three miles south of Gallatin, she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle came back onto the roadway and overcorrected, went back off the right

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