"Like" us on Facebook

Upcoming Events

GHS sports, civic groups, events, reminders and more.
View Full Page Calendar

Gallatin R-5 Website

School events, faculty contacts, announcements, and more.
View Website

Community Links

Check out various community websites. Click HERE

History Photo Gallery

View a variety of selected photos from our newspaper archive.
Photo Archives

Archives

Photo Archives

Access our photo galleries for thousands of pictures for viewing or purchase. Click on: Photo Archive

Get a map of Gallatin

Printer friendly descriptions of Gallatin: City Map / City Profile

We’ll help you get online!

Work with people you know. Put us to work for you! Online With GPC

Off the Editor’s Spike: Hermann the German

Dw.cdrChristmas seems to be coming early this year as Gallatin businesses announce plans that promise a better Yuletide spirit here. On the other hand, Christmas is already late for me.

Liz and I broke away from all ties that bind and (finally) enjoyed a weekend away at the destination community of Hermann, located on the bluffs of the Missouri River. A nice stay at a bed & breakfast plus gift

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Doing Less, Charging More

Dw.cdrI’m not going to gripe about the post office.

We depend on the postal service. We remind our advertisers how they can verify the delivery of our shoppers into every home, every week in the 3-county area. We will provide you the proof by giving you copies of postage bills any time.

We appreciate the postal service – even though we’re trying hard not to use it. Gallatin Publishing Company

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Say It Ain’t So, Sam

Dw.cdrDo you get the feeling we dodged another bullet?

Just a few weeks ago while Congress was grid-locked (again), we had a Secretary of the Treasury predicting that within three weeks this country would default on its debt for the first time in history. What really worried him was the public reaction to the self-imposed gridlock which threatened to play out to catastrophe: Ho-hum.

The American economy was (is?) on

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Gooooooo-ood Hometown News!

Dw.cdrWhat pure joy it was to put together this week’s front page. I make no apologies to (hopefully) champion community journalism — to trumpet the heartbeat of local community spirit where folks care and serve others, festivals and activities accentuate the positive, and renewed efforts promise memories that put the goodness of “hometown” deeper in your heart.

This week’s announcement about Gallatin’s “Christmas Around the Square” is no small thing.

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Changes

Dw.cdrWe expect lineup changes in football. The National Football League (NFL) is also called “Not For Long.” Graduations on the collegiate and high school levels guarantee roster turnover every year. Reminiscing is best when the memories are of championships.

Last Friday’s salute to the 1983 GHS Bulldogs marked a 30th anniversary of significance. Those Bulldogs finished their regular season perpetuating a 38-game winning streak and landed 12 spots on

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

When Did We Quit Making Things?

Dw.cdrWhen the White House announced the government’s decision to save General Motors, President Obama said the bailout was necessary to ensure that future generations “can grow up in an America that still makes things.” It’s a simple idea on its face – preserving an America that “makes things.” But it’s not so simple.

Today there are fewer manufacturing employees in the United States than there were in 1955. According to

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Afraid of HB436

Dw.cdrI remember being afraid growing up.

I feared many things like snakes, spiders (lions, tigers and bears), and the dark. I hated going downstairs in our farmhouse basement. The open-back steps seemed like a good place for the boogeyman to reach out and trip me. While in school I worried most about all the other kids not liking me. Then later, I worried myself sick about whether I could ever

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Rates That Are Reasonable

Dw.cdrHere’s a birthday you’re not likely to remember. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Missouri. Fact is, few of us take time to think much about the PSC at all. Odds are when we do, we’re not thinking straight.

First and foremost: It is not the job of the PSC to keep utility prices low for consumers. Rather, this government agency’s role

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Joining the (Cardinal) Family

Dw.cdrMy brother-in-law made a convincing argument to follow minor league baseball before it mutates into major league excesses long before his son began his advance beyond schoolboy athletics. Today our entire family is living baseball’s dream with my 23-year-old nephew,  southpaw relief pitcher Lee Stoppelman.

Lee was an all-league standout for the UCM Mules at Warrensburg before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. He entered professional baseball by playing

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.