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A Sedalia man has been charged in a hit-and-run vehicle accident at Skyline Elementary that left a student and crossing guard injured … Read More
Taylor, Betteridge vying for District 48 seat
Tim Taylor and William (Bill) Betteridge are vying to take over the District 48 seat as state Rep. Dave Muntzel, R-Boonville, is … Read More
Pettis County reaches all-time high in COVID-19 positive percentage
Pettis County added 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,727, according to the Pettis County … Read More
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Crash Reports Oct. 27

Three individuals were injured in a crash at 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Johnson County.

Police Reports Oct. 27

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

BigIron Realty introduces new real estate agent

BigIron Realty has announced Justin Hubbs as its newest real estate agent.
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Rookie Reporters: 3 decades on the S-C chain gang

On Friday nights, some families play board games, watch movies, or bake cookies. The Matz family can be found working the chain gang at Smith-Cotton’s home football games.

I come cheek to stock with the 6.5 mm Creedmoor

My first center-fire rifle was a government surplus .30/06 Springfield 03/A3. I paid $35 for it, postage included. I don’t know if it had ever been issued to a combat soldier, but it was in excellent condition.

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Historic Pettis County farm transforms into gift marketplace

For Tiffany Bryant and her mother, Linda Hazell, love of family and an appreciation for their heritage run deep.

Flower and Vine opens at Thompson Hills

Colorful flowers brighten the direst moments of life as they do during COVID-19, especially in times of job loss and pay cuts.

Real Estate Transactions Oct. 20

Oct. 5 Shannon Hagedorn and Travis Hagedorn to Scott N. Vangelder, Browns E.T. 2nd and 3rd Addition. Lots 2 and 3, block 8. Mary Jo Kientzy to Aleksander Arkhipchuk, Tatyana Arkhipchuk and …

Livestock market report Oct. 20

Windsor livestock auction market report for Oct. 14 Receipts, 1,018 HD; 11% cows. Compared to last week, all classes of steers and heifers sold mostly steady to $6 lower. Slaughter cows sold …

Dale Hollow Winery celebrates 5 years

An award-winning family-owned and operated winery is making strides despite COVID-19 to keep its business growing and evolving.

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Police Reports Oct. 24

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Crash Reports Oct. 24

A woman suffered serious injuries in a crash at 12:23 p.m. Thursday in Moniteau County.

Police Reports Oct. 23

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

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Community Calendar for Oct. 25 through Oct. 31

To have your event or meeting listed or changed, send details to fbemiss@sedaliademocrat.com or call 660-826-1000 ext.1481.

Club notes Oct. 24

Reagan Sneed called the Dresden 4-H Club meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the La Monte United Methodist Church.

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Oct. 24

Boonslick Regional Library Monday 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.: Hughesville Main Street. 1:45 to 4 p.m.: La Monte City Park. Wednesday No run. Friday 9:30 a.m. to noon: Smithton …

Divorces Oct. 24

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court:

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The weight of it all: Trying to cope during high-stress circumstances

If everything seems heavier, if you have grown weary, distant and disillusioned, know that you are not alone.

Cow poop: a fable

Once upon a time, there was a woman with a garden.

Protecting our responsibility & right to vote

My mother told the story of an election night gathering in the 1950s. My parents were the only two people there who had voted for Eisenhower, and Mother said they tried unsuccessfully to become invisible as the night wore on. 
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For many high school students, a summer job means extra cash for fun or saving for college or a big purchase. For five students from the area, their summer job experience served as a rite of passage …
The influenza (H1N1) pandemic of 1918 and 1919 was the most deadly flu outbreak in history, killing up to 50 million people worldwide. In the United States, where it ultimately killed around 675,000 …
For Dr. Misty Todd, who grew up on a farm about 10 miles outside of LaGrange, Missouri, population 900, getting to practice medicine as a new physician in Cole Camp, population 1,200, is a dream …
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, however, for one Green Ridge man, prostate cancer has been on his mind nearly every day for the last few years.Steve Manion, 69, is a Navy veteran who …
The Bothwell Foundation will host its sixth biennial benefit Nov. 7 with the theme, “Masquerade A Night in Disguise.” While there will be familiar activities and a singular fundraising goal, this …
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