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Student, crossing guard hurt in Sedalia hit-and-run
A student and a crossing guard were injured in a hit-and-run vehicle accident as school was ending Friday afternoon at Skyline … Read More
Weekly Report: Pettis County Commissioners discuss road and bridge projects
During daily meetings Oct. 19-23, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Oct: 19: Auditor Beverly Dillon met with … Read More
COVID numbers continue to increase
Pettis County added 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,668, according to the Pettis County … Read More
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Whiteman ranks No. 1 for education programs among bases

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Whiteman Air Force Base ranked No. 1 in quality of education out of 154 Air Force bases surveyed in the 2019 Support of Military Families assessment released by the Air Force.

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.
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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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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.

Meisenheimer funeral homes under new ownership

Three funeral homes located around mid-Missouri have been purchased by two well-known Sedalia funeral directors. 

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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.

Crash Reports Oct. 22

A woman was injured in a crash at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in Benton County.

Police Reports Oct. 22

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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Divorces Oct. 24

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

Marriage licenses Oct. 24

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriages licenses to:

Meals on Wheels menu Oct. 24

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia.

Sedalia Public Library new books Oct. 24

New books at the Sedalia Public Library for Oct. 24

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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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