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Two additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pettis County
Pettis County added 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,381, according to the Pettis … Read More
Foster named Bell Ringer winner for November
Heber Hunt Elementary fourth grade teacher Dana Foster is the recipient of the Superintendent’s Bell Ringer Award for … Read More
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Sedalia man charged for exposing himself at childhood center

A Sedalia man has been charged with a felony after exposing himself at a local child care center. Justin R. Rogers, 18, of the 400 block of North Prospect Avenue, has been charged with felony …

Free Farmer’s Tax Guides available at MU Extension

Income tax time is just around the corner and farmers need to start getting prepared. A good resource that can help is the free Farmer’s Tax Guides available at your local University of …

Portion of Route T to close for pipe work

Henry County Route T between Southwest County Road 441 and Southwest County Road 351 east of La Due from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 to allow MoDOT crews to replace deteriorating drain …
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Sacred Heart’s Martin commits to SFCC soccer

Gremlins senior Lucas Martin signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at State Fair Community College during a signing ceremony Tuesday at Sacred Heart School. Martin earned Kaysinger …

Early returns: Central Missouri basketball sweeps Pittsburg State

WARRENSBURG — Central Missouri freshman Graycen Holden was perfect in her collegiate debut and the Jennies led wire-to-wire Saturday during a 78-61 victory over Pittsburg State at the …

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Gerlt joins Sedalia Wood & Huston Bank team

Wood & Huston Bank in Sedalia recently announced the addition of Todd Gerlt to its growing team of financial service professionals. Gerlt is joining Wood & Huston Bank as a Senior Lender …

Real Estate Transactions Dec. 1

Nov. 16 Mildred L. Johnson and Cynthia M. Johnson to Cobey Douglas Johnson, sections 8 and 9, township 45, range 20. DAS Construction LLC to Peter Galchenko and Inna Calchenko, Ritter’s …

Missouri SBDC to host free rural workforce webinar

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, three webinar sessions to help private and public sector leaders learn how they can …

Progress being made on J. Huston Tavern

ARROW ROCK — An unexpected fire that closed a historical Arrow Rock restaurant has in turn created good fortune with the construction of additional space for the well-known J. Huston …

Winter COVID-19 Testing at Missouri State Fairgrounds

Beginning Dec. 1, Bothwell Regional Health Center will provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Sheep Pavilion on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Testing hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

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Police Reports Dec. 2

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 …

Police Reports Dec. 1

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 …

Crash Reports Dec. 1

Warsaw man hurt in crash A Warsaw man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:35 p.m. Friday in Benton County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Scott M. Winters, 18, …

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Chapter and Story to host annual holiday event

Chapter and Story LLC will host its Third Annual Holiday Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in the Hawthorne Plaza near Aldi, 125 N. Simpson Dr. Suites F, G, & H in Warrensburg. There …

Missouri 2021 to host virtual program series for Bicentennial

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up to …

Elks to host Thanksgiving benefit Saturday

Sedalia Elks Lodge No. 125 will host its 36th annual Thanksgiving Benefit Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Sedalia Shrine Club, 1375 Elm Hills Blvd. A Rummy Tournament will begin at noon along with a …

Community Calendar for Nov. 29 through Dec. 5

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations. To have your event or meeting listed or …

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Stay true to yourself and not the Joneses

“Keeping up with the Joneses” was a big part of life when I was growing up. Having the right clothes, shoes, hair, makeup and car were paramount to your reputation. Because there was …

Presentation by clubwoman well received

At the end of the 19th and into the beginning of the 20th century, a new type of woman appeared on the public scene. She was well educated, articulate, informed about current issues, and interested …

For all of it, be thankful

Did you find it difficult to give thanks this Thursday? Looking back at the bleak memories of this year, you might have found it nearly impossible. But I don't want to remember this as the year …
Your health
Dr. Dan Woolery is a new pulmonologist who recently started practicing in Sedalia at Bothwell Pulmonary Specialists.
The standard overhead speaker announcements at Bothwell Regional Health Center include stroke codes, trauma alerts and call requests. As of Sept. 24, a soothing melody has been added to the mix.
Fifteen years ago on the occasion of Bothwell Regional Health Center’s 75th anniversary in October 2005, there were multiple celebrations including opening the Bothwell Diagnostic Center and other public events.
With the presence of rapid or quick COVID-19 tests in the area, there are new questions about the types of tests that are available and which is most reliable.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will create complications for the approaching holidays, there’s another unwanted guest lurking in the wings — stress.
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