Think you know the famous merchant?
James Cash Penney circa 1902.
Q. In what state besides Missouri did Penney own farms?
A. New York.
Q. What did Penney call his home farm in Hamilton?
A. He named this farm “Homeplace Farms.”
Q. Besides farmer, what was his father’s other occupation?
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Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
James Anderson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was charged Dec. 26 with fraudulently stopping payment of an instrument, class D felony.
Donnie J. Clemmons, Bethany, was charged Dec. 26 with two counts of
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If your New Year’s Resolution is to get into shape now is the time to join a local exercise group, which is beginning a new program starting Monday, Jan. 6. Focus T25 is hosted by Shaun T. and offers 25 minutes of cardiovascular, calorie-burning, and muscle toning exercises.
There is no cost to join and
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1:30 am – Harrison County advising of vehicle on Highway 13 with flashers on. Advising MSHP.
9 am – Call for conservation agent.
3:47 pm – Call advising of possible situation in Jamesport involving juvenile.
11:01 pm – Response to burglary alarm at residence at Lake Viking.
11:21 pm – Deputy advising no one
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Submitted news from area church services that were conducted Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013:
Altamont United Methodist
A very nice belated Christmas Sunday service was held. The lighting of the Advent candles was done by three generations of the late Katharine Barker family to express traditional Christmas meanings and to wish peace from God. Pastor Marilyn
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Jacob Heldenbrand, Winston, was accepted into the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg.
Jacob is a senior majoring in biochemistry. His study was on the “Effectiveness of a Select siRNA’s Ability to Diminish Gene Expression in the Fission Yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe.” His mentor was Jason Holland, Ph.D., associate professor chemistry.
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Funeral services for Bobby Hogan will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial is at Clear Creek Cemetery, Jamesport. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2014, at the funeral home.
Bobby Lee Hogan, 71, of Lock Springs, died at his home.
Survivors include his wife,
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by State Sen. Brad Lager
This week, we will usher in a new year. With this new year, many Missourians will make resolutions aimed at improving their lives as they work to manage current challenges and prepare to embrace future opportunities. Similarly, every legislative session is an opportunity to address Missouri’s current challenges and make
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“Home Alone” wasn’t just a movie this Christmas past. It was reality for one family member suffering so much neck pain that traveling to the family dinner just wasn’t an option.
Sickness, of course, is a common topic during holiday conversation lulls (as well as any other time of the year). No doubt you can
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by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulture Specialist
When I took a course in plant anatomy as a graduate student, I had a very interesting professor. He had a reputation of coming up with some pretty unique exams. When it was time for our final exam, I happened to be sitting on the other side of the
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These memorial donations have been placed in the Daviess County Library: Steve and Sandy Evans donated two books in memory of Chris Evans, “Snowflakes Fall” by Patricia MacLachlan, and “The Smallest Gift of Christmas” by Peter Reynolds.
Daviess County Retired Teachers donated the book “Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong
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Martha Ann (McKee) Yake, 71, Hamilton, died on Dec. 28, 2013, at the Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Cameron.
Martha was cremated under the direction of Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. There will be no formal services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crossroads Hospice, Kansas City.
Martha was born on Feb.
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by Pastor Steve Ellison
A sad fact of the Christian existence is that we often live out the same experiences of our Old Testament ancestors. The prophet Isaiah saw the devastating effects of the sin of his people but he also was able to look into the future and see the remedy.
Isaiah 9 is
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BETHANY, MO — On January 12 the existing Kum & Go gas station and convenience store will pause operation, and its building will be razed to make room for new construction and business expansion. The new Kum & Go structure is expected to take 100 days, and upon completion will have more islands with gas
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by Dr. Don Kuehle
“I solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” We’ve heard these word often; we’ve said these words ourselves. We all want to know the truth. Yet, the question remains: “What is true?”
Mr. Webster defines truth this way: “Truth is that which corresponds perfectly
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TRENTON, MO — The license office in Trenton has implemented an extension of hours, and now operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will continue to stay open during the lunch hour, and will be closed on holidays as always. Additionally, the office has in place a new reward system for its
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NORTHERN MISSOURI — Starting in the spring after installation of pumps, pipes, and processing equipment, Murphy-Brown of Missouri will harvest manure from its farms for the production of biogas, a fuel similar to natural gas. The world’s largest pork producer will begin scraping waste into assigned lagoons, where it will decompose and produce the gas.
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TRENTON, MO — Trenton Hy-Vee store director Steve Busch has been named Director of the Year, taking the title over all those in the Western District. Having been with Hy-Vee for a total of 25 years, and at Trenton for 13, he has taken care of both his employees and his customers to make the
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by Benjamin Herrold
Some bowl matchups can be less than appealing. Fans surely appreciate one more chance to see their team play, but with a bloated schedule of bowls, sometimes the games are matchups of mediocre teams playing before half-empty stadiums, often rusty after three or four weeks off and sometimes working with an interim
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Pattonsburg city minutes
Pattonsburg’s Well #6 motor went out and a proposal from Layne estimated at $19,984 for repairs was accepted by the city’s board of aldermen during their meeting held Dec. 18.
The main sewer lift station has had a lot of debris come through and damaged the pump. A proposal was accepted for
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by Lee H. Hamilton
Congress wound down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It was a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year.
The problem is that for too long, members of Congress have been
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Pattonsburg Mayor Gene Walker presented the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board a copy of the bill for the repair of the pump for the city’s lift station at their meeting held Dec. 20.
The city of Pattonsburg’s lift station pumps waste from the sewer system into the lagoon. The mayor noted items, such as
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by Cheryl Alexander, RN, Administrator
The Daviess County Health Department will be set up to bill a limited number of private insurance companies for adult and children’s vaccine beginning Jan. 7, 2014. The Affordable Care Act has included immunizations as part of the preventive services you are qualified for with your health insurance, usually at
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Funeral services for Dorothea Stuebinger will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the First Christian Church, Gallatin. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements were by McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin.
Dorothea Stuebinger, 95, Gallatin, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Daviess County Nursing & Rehab.
Dorothea was born April 6, 1918, to Galen and
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Daviess County residents are again the recipients of a generous donation to provide their fare to ride the OATS bus in January and February. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has provided the funds.
January and February schedule and contact person:
Jan. 8 to Chillicothe – Call Velma @ 663-3216
Jan. 14 to Gallatin – Call Marge
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