Weekly Report: Pettis County Commissioners act on bridge projects 
During daily meetings Oct. 12-16, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Read More
Nearly 100 COVID cases added over two days
Pettis County added 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,500, according to the Pettis County … Read More
Man arrested for stabbing incident last week
A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing last week at a Sedalia business. Read More
Local News

Sedalia Fire Department to halt issuing burn permits

According to Sedalia Fire Department Fire Chief Greg Harrell, the Sedalia Fire Department will not be issuing any burn permits until further notice due to the dry weather combined with high winds.

League of Women Voters to host election forum

The League of Women Voters Sedalia-Pettis County will host a candidate forum with the candidates for Pettis County Sheriff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Sedalia Municipal Building.

Air Force T-38 jets to perform Kansas Speedway flyover

Whiteman Air Force Base pilots are scheduled to fly over the Kansas Speedway Hollywood Casino 400 in support of the local community of Kansas City on Sunday afternoon.
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Smith-Cotton falls at Helias; Crusaders claim CMAC title

The way coach Charlie McFail sees it, Friday night was a good learning experience for the Smith-Cotton Tigers.

What will you do if your plan actually works?

I assume I’m going to kill a deer every time I climb into a stand or begin a still hunt.

In the Community

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. 

Wings for Wags a success

Barbecue chicken wings produced a tempting aroma in downtown Sedalia Saturday night, as 10 teams grilled for a cause.

Miracle-Ear Foundation offers help to individuals suffering hearing loss

Nearly 48 million people have difficulty hearing. Many may not realize the loss or think it only occurs in older adults, yet 12.5% of children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 19 have hearing loss as a result of listening to loud music, particularly through earbuds at unsafe volumes.

Real Estate Transactions Oct. 13

Real Estate Transactions in Pettis County for Oct. 13

Police & Crash Reports

Crash Reports Oct. 16

A juvenile was seriously injured in a crash at 5:54 a.m. Wednesday in Benton County.

Police Reports Oct. 16

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.

Divorces Oct. 17

Theses people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court: Francisco Reyes and Barbara J. Reyes; Laurie A. Schirlls and David L. Schirils; LaDawn R. Guzman and Eduardo …

Marriage licenses Oct. 17

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to: Mark Andrew Ream, 31, to Lindsay Nicole Riley, 31, both of Sedalia; Dakota Andrew Zeller, 21, to Ashlynn …

Meals on Wheels menu Oct. 17

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia. The food is prepared by Superior Vendall and meals are delivered by …

Sedalia Public Library new books Oct. 17

New Books at the Sedalia Public Library for Oct. 17 Fiction “A Time for Mercy,” by John Grisham. “Eli’s Promise,” by Ronald H. Balson. “Confessions on …

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Slice of Life: Success rising for Sedalia woman’s baking business

One of the key things Bethany Szolga has learned in her 16 years as a military spouse is the need to be flexible.

Time to silence the Accuser

I was 665 words into this weekend’s column when I decided to check the news.

Election gives voters a say in sheriff’s office

The unsettling summer has ended, and in Pettis County, we still grapple with the fact that a young woman was shot and killed by one of our deputies. The sheriff asked that the Highway Patrol investigate, and the Patrol gave the results to the County prosecutor. He then asked that an independent prosecutor evaluate the evidence and determine whether charges should be filed against the deputy.
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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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