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Auditor Galloway to investigate questionable government payouts

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has directed her staff to begin a review of potentially improper or inappropriate payouts made with public dollars.

The review comes after recent reporting found the former director of the Department of Conservation was still receiving salary payments more than eight months after his employment ended, potentially as part of

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Bids, bids, more bids approved by commissioners

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David Cox moved to approve FOB bids from both Trager ($11.00) and Norris ($11.15). For townships, bids were accepted at the following rates:

Norris Quarries: Benton, $15.95; Grand River, $13.95; Jackson, $14.30; Liberty, $13.95; Lincoln, $15.70; Monroe, $13.95; Salem, $15.95; Sheridan, $14.17; Union, $13.75; Washington, $15.60; Daviess County Special Road District, $14.95; Jamesport

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Letter to Editor: About the 165th street project

The review of the “$55,850 bid blossom” in last week’s North Missourian was very insightful but alarming in many ways. The article should prompt us, the taxpayer, to a more detail analysis of the various documents in an effort to draw some type of conclusion on how this situation could actually occur.

The special road

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MU Extension Council for Daviess County holds annual dinner, recognizes two farm families, elects officers

The Century Farm of John and Nancy Gann, is represented by, left to right, front row, Stacey Gann, Dyson Fry, Nancy Gann, John “Doc” Gann, Nichole Gann, Missy Gann; back row, Justice Fry, Nicole Gann, Barron Gann, Kyle Gann, Todd Gann.

The Century Farm of Mildred and the late Garold McDaniel, is represented

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Daviess County Financial Statement

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Regional jail gets new $30,000 freezer

A bid was approved in the amount of $30,025 from Hines, Inc. for the purchase and installation of a new refrigerator and freezer at the regional jail during a meeting of its board held Jan. 27.

A new dishwasher has been installed. It was purchased from Henry Kraft.

Sam Woodring, with L.J. Hart & Company,

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Candidates file for elections

The candidate filing period for the April 4, 2017, General Municipal Election, which includes five county school boards, ended on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

The following four people signed up at the City of Gallatin — for mayor: incumbent Barbara Ballew; for west ward alderman: incumbent Steve Evans; for east ward alderman: incumbent Carol Walker

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Are you eligible for a refund of your property tax or rent?

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (MO-PTC) is a tax credit available for persons 65 years of age or 100% disabled or 60 years of age and receiving survivors benefits based on their paid real estate taxes or paid rent receipts.

The maximum credit is $750 for renters and $1,100 for homeowners. The actual credit

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Five county officials take oath of office

Five of Daviess County’s recently elected officials took the oath of office during a ceremony held Dec. 28 in the courtroom of the Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin. Pictured are David McWilliams, coroner; David Cox, district 1 commissioner, Wayne Uthe, district 2 commissioner, Kayla Michael, public administrator, and Ben Becerra, sheriff. Judge Daren Adkins

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Auditor Galloway raises business privacy concerns surrounding regulatory process

Clean Water Commission decision raises privacy concerns for businesses required to submit proprietary information to the state

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released the results of a review into whether the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Clean Water Commission will begin requesting confidential and proprietary financial information from businesses seeking operating permits,

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Penalties increased for government officials who steal public money

Auditor Galloway announces bipartisan effort to increase penalties for government officials who steal public money

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced a bipartisan effort to increase penalties for government officials who steal public dollars. Senate Bill 176 increases the penalties for public officials convicted of misconduct, and grants additional authority to Missouri prosecuting attorneys

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Regional jail shows marginal profit over 10 month budget

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail recorded a net income of $112,554 between January and October of 2016, according to its Profit and Loss Budget, which was discussed during a meeting of the board on Thursday, Dec. 22.

It is important to remember that the jail has two sources of income. One source is the money it

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911 Board places funds in CDs

During board member comments at the Daviess County Central 911 Board meeting held on Nov. 17, John Sullenger noted that there had been one Certificate of Deposit made in the amount of $110,001 and an additional CD will be made of $60,691.88.

In other business, the board agreed to pay employees up to 80 hours

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Winston fills board seat, seeks recycling grant

Brent Wagaman was appointed to fill the open seat on the Winston Village Board of Trustees during their meeting held Friday, Nov. 11. The clerk administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Wagaman, after which he took his seat for the remainder of the one year term, until the next regular municipal election.

The clerk

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County election decisions drawn into sharper focus at forum

Robust questions and conversations marked a local candidate forum hosted by Daviess County Farm Bureau at Gallatin last Thursday. Approximately 60 persons attended, one of the largest crowds ever attracted to such an event held here.

No doubt interest was fueled by anticipation of confrontation between two candidates for county sheriff, which failed to materialize.

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Criminal charges against former funeral home owner

AG Koster files criminal charges against former Ray County funeral home owner for stealing and financial exploitation of the elderly

–charges relate to pre-need funeral funds–

Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a criminal case against Toby L. Polley in Ray County for multiple counts of financial exploitation of the elderly, stealing and unlawful merchandising

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Farm Bureau to host meet the candidates; Sheriff not to attend

Daviess County Farm Bureau is hosting a “meet-the-candidates” forum at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 6, at the Gallatin Lions Club Building at 801 W. Grand Street in Gallatin. The event is open to the public.

There are four local races in the spotlight of the upcoming election, but competition between Democrat Ben Becerra and Republican

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Gallatin Fire Protection District Report for August

Incident Responses for August:

5th at 2:14 p.m. Medical Assist at 28745 Hwy M; 13th at 10:45 a.m. Public service at Main St, Jameson; 14th at 5:30 p.m. Public service at Olive St. (Elementary School); 15th at 2:26 p.m. Cooking fire confined to container at 205 E Van Buren; 20th at 6:21 a.m. Medical Assist

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Senator Blunt’s staff host Mobile Office  

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from at the Daviess County Courthouse.

Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.

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Tax rate adopted at Winston meeting

The 2016 property tax rate was adopted at the state authorized maximum during the Aug. 1 meeting of the Winston Village Board of Trustees meeting.

The income and expense report was reviewed and bills paid.

Utilities Clerk Amber White distributed a new list of delinquent customers, including seven due for shutoff. The clerk also mentioned

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Borntreger sentenced to 25 years for death of wife

Samuel Borntreger, 39, was sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections on Aug. 8 in the Harrison County Circuit Court, on a charge of second degree murder. The hearing was conducted by Judge Terry Alan Tschannen of the 9th Judicial Circuit.

Borntreger is an Amish man who confessed in January, 2016, to killing

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Gallatin License Office closed indefinitely

The Gallatin License Office is closing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, and will not be open again in the near future.

The Missouri Department of Revenue oversees license offices across the state which are each operated by independent agents.

The Gallatin office has been contracted by Heather Duvall since 2011. Duvall resides in

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Are you focused on the upcoming Primary Election to be conducted next Tuesday, Aug. 2?

Voters have the most choices in determining party nominees for U.S. Representative, 6th District. There are five choices on the Democrat ballot and three listed on the Republican ballot. Republican Sam Graves is the incumbent now serving as 6th District Congressman.

Similar candidate counts are found among choices on party ballots for U.S. Senator and

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Correction to Gallatin Financial Statement

In the City of Gallatin Financial Statement, printed in the July 20 edition of the Gallatin North Missourian, there was an omission due to a computer program incompatibility.

Reprinted below is the information on the General Fund as it should have appeared.

General Fund

Revenue $347,117.59

Expense $444,512.72

Revenue over (under) Encumbrances & Expenditures ($97,395.13)

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Gallatin Fire incident report for June

The Gallatin Fire Protection District reported the following incident responses for June — 1st at 2:55 p.m.: EMS Call at 804 S Main; 1st at 5:40 p.m.: Public service at 212 S Main; 5th at 9:05 p.m.: Carbon monoxide incident with reading, mutual aid with Jameson Fire at 19463 202nd St; 12th at 6:02 a.m.:

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