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Why do we save what we save?…later generations may want to know

Van Champion of Parker, Ariz., rescued this piece of the front page of a Thursday, Sept. 4, 1873, North Missourian newspaper in its 8×10 frame. It’s meaning to its former owners has become a bit of a mystery to him.

“I’ve been trying to figure out why they saved it — if it was a

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Making a living the old, hard way

It could be something in the water or the air…but mostly it’s something in the land that brings a diverse culture of people to Daviess County, Missouri, including the first Hutterite colony, the first men’s monastery, the largest Amish population, a growing Mennonite population; and a sizeable Mormon population.

The land is cheap — at

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Blast from the past

Jan. 18, 2006

Winners of the annual “Design a Cereal Box Contest” at Searcy Elementary are Daniel Arglye, first place; Derrick Lin and E. J. Owings, tie for second place; and Kaleb Shaw, third place.

Sara Lin and Derrick Lin were both winners in the sub-district Elks Hoop Shoot, sponsored by Elks Lodge #656 in

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Blast from the Past

Jan. 11, 2006

Pvt. Clayton Baker of Gallatin joined the Missouri Army National Guard on Dec. 30, 2005. Baker is a senior at Gallatin High School and the son of Mark and Lori Baker of Gallatin.

William Jewell College’s Larry Holley became a member of an elite club as he notched his 700th career basketball

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Blasts from the Past

Compiled by Sports Editor Dennis Cox

Jan. 4, 2006

Premium Standard Farms is expanding the company’s Milan hog processing facility. The move will increase daily processing capacity by 35 percent to 10,000 head, an increase of 2,600 per day.

Air Force Airman Darcy L. Kumm has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force

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The Haunted Heartland…Murder by the decades -1900

From the Gallatin Democrat, December 20, 1900

State vs. George Henry Clay

Defense: Attorney: Rollin J. Britton and Joshua W. Alexander

Prosecutor: John C. Leopard, assisted by Attorneys J.A. Selby & Givens.

Jury: J.L. Black, Robert Drummond, J.H. Myers, J.R. Williams, A.B. Hale, Fred Fossinger, Henry Heaston, C.M. Hale, P.L. Hoskins, W.W. Hopkins, Milton Trosper

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2015 Year in Review (January – June)

JANUARY

Concert violinist Brent Busselberg performed in Gallatin Jan. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building. First Baptist Church of Gallatin announced the employment of Wood Marshall as youth pastor. Bryan Scott Carter of Gallatin plead guilty to assault first degree, amended from statutory rape, and one count of

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Blast from the past

Dec. 28, 2005

H. Olsen completed 20 years of service to the Daviess County FSA Committee and 18 years dedicated service to the Daviess County Community Committee.

Students from our area named to the NCMC President’s Honor Roll were Kyle Hefley and Jenny Stanhope of Gallatin; Felicia Nelson of Jameson; and Susanna Bennett and Melody

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Blast from the past

Dec. 21, 2005

Searcy Principal Kelly Warren promised students kindergarten through sixth grades that if they could raise $10,000 for their school fund, she’d kiss a pig. The students met the challenge and then some, raising over $12,000 selling QSP Reader’s Digest catalog items.

Nic Burrell finished with a career high 27 points to lead

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Blast from the past

Dec. 15, 2005

Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs, recently honored Jeanette Sprague of Pattonsburg for outstanding leadership of kids.

Earning medals at the Lexington Wrestling Tournament for Gallatin were Cody Selby, Daniel Horvatin and Clayton Baker, first place; Dale Ray Curtis and Stephen Wood, second place.

Dec.

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Blast from the Past

Dec. 7, 2005

Gallatin’s drive to the Class 1 football quarterfinals paid more dividends this week with the announcement that seniors Daniel Horvatin and Clayton Baker have been named to the Class 1 all-state teams.

Gallatin’s boys erupted for 17 unanswered points in the third quarter, then out-dueled South Harrison down the stretch to claim

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Murder by the decades…Gallatin 1977, sheriff shot by youth

From the Gallatin North Missourian Sept. 14, 1977 and Dec. 13, 1978

Daviess County Sheriff Leland Houghton lost his life early Sunday morning when he was shot to death by a 16-year-old youth he had tried to help. The sheriff had driven the boy to his home in his patrol car after the young man

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Whitt Cemetery…not dead yet

The Whitt Cemetery located about four miles south of Gallatin, off Highway 13, is a neatly mown, fenced, and well maintained family cemetery. There are none of the signs of neglect common to the old, old cemeteries in the area.

So it was with some surprise that Sarah Dowell, who took on the Whitt Cemetery

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Murder by the Decades: Life sentence to Ninemires

Leo Ninemires was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Jackie Lee Brown in the courtroom of the Daviess County courthouse Wednesday afternoon (September 1955).

The jury of 12 men prepared a statement not only finding the accused man guilty of first degree murder, but also assessing his punishment at “imprisonment in the state

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Blast from the Past November 2005-1945

Nov. 16, 2005

Levi Michener of the Gallatin Youth Wrestling Club placed fifth last weekend at the Big Horn National Wrestling Tournament in Loveland, Colo. Levi wrestled in the 14 and under, 90-pound weight class.

Adrian victimized Gallatin’s pass defense for 197 yards and four touchdowns Monday night, including a 70-yard bomb on the first

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Restoration after tragedy….a home does not a tragedy make

From the Gallatin Democrat July 9, 1942 and July 16, 1942; and Intimate Detective, November 1942

 

Far from being a dark monument to a grisly tragedy, the beautiful country home located about a mile north of Gallatin belonging to Mike and Vicki Henderson has been a happy house with a full and active family

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Blast from the past

Nov. 9, 2005

The Department of Music at Hannibal-LaGrange College presents Bonnie Lee (Bandelier) Campbell, pianist, in a Junior Recital at 7 p.m., Nov. 15, in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.

Receiving All-GRC honors in football were Zach Gutzmer, Stephen Wood, Justin Duffy, Brett Wilkinson, Andrew Adkison, Clayton Baker, Nic Burrell

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Haunted Heartland…Murder by the Decades

“Torch” murder near Lock Springs

Feb. 26, 1931 Gallatin North Missourian: John Elliott “Speck” Baker, 35, of Breckenridge, was found burned to death in his Ford coupe one-half mile south of Lock Springs about 8 o’clock Tuesday night. County authorities believe the man was murdered.

Baker had not been employed for several months, but he

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Blast from the past

Nov. 2, 2005

Erin Leigh Croy of the Gallatin FFA Chapter was named a national finalist in the Swine Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award program in July. Erin is the daughter of Dennis and Sheri Croy, Gallatin.

The Bulldogs made the most of a glorious fall Saturday by overwhelming Wentworth Military Academy, 37-8, and claiming their

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Medallion found on salvaged lumber

 

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Jerry Houghton of rural Gallatin found this metal medallion screwed to a piece of lumber that was taken from the old shelter house at Dockery Park, Gallatin.

Jerry believes the shelter house was used as a dining hall/meeting place for the CCC camp built back in the Depression.

He tore the shelter

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Haunted Murder….Pattonsburg 1921

Frank Stafford was charged with first degree murder for the killing of Thomas Malby at Pattonsburg on April 3, 1921.

The killing of Malby, aged 19, followed a quarrel between him and Stafford, growing out of taunts directed at Malby by Stafford and other boys at the O.K. Depot in Pattonsburg

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Murder in Coffey…1910

Thursday, Aug. 18, 1910

“Lon” Dugger was shot and mortally wounded on the main street in Coffey, in northern Daviess County, Wednesday afternoon by Turner Wilson.

Wilson used an old 32 caliber revolver firing four shots at close range, three of them taking effect, one in the upper left breast near the neck, one in

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Our readers write…about the infamous Reno Gang

The following comment by Gregg Hartley, Jameson, points to www.DaviessCountyHistorical Society.com, a website hosted and maintained by Gallatin Publishing Company as a public service.

I enjoy the historical society webpages and photos. Here’s some feedback on this page (entitled “Infamous Missouri Prisoners.”

I was watching “Rage at Dawn”, a 1955 western in which Randolph Scott

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The Haunted Heartland…Murder by the decades

From the Gallatin Democrat

December 20, 1900

State vs. George Henry Clay

Defense Attorney: Rollin J. Britton and Joshua W. Alexander

Prosecutor: John C. Leopard, assisted by Attorneys J.A. Selby & Givens.

Judge:

Jury: J.L. Black, Robert Drummond, J.H. Myers, J.R. Williams, A.B. Hale, Fred Fossinger, Henry Heaston, C.M. Hale, P.L. Hoskins, W.W. Hopkins, Milton

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Early Pioneer families of Daviess Co: “Aunt Mary” Ross

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

Mary “Polly” Ann Ross was born on Jan. 13, 1812, in Bedford, Va, the daughter of John and Nancy Ross. She married Phillip R. Ellis on Feb. 1, 1837, in Monroe County, W.Va. Phillip R. Ellis was born on Aug. 23, 1815, in Monroe County, Va. [now West Virginia],

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