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Missouri State Fair sheep exhibitor expresses gratitude to family, FFA

Missouri State Fair sheep exhibitor expresses gratitude to family, FFA

Lessons learned on the farm are ones that often can develop into life-long passions, helping to shape and influence the work a young person may choose...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Photos: Missouri State Fair Carnival Midway alive with evening color

Photos: Missouri State Fair Carnival Midway alive with evening color

As twilight set in Thursday evening, the Missouri State Fair Carnival Midway came alive with color. The Midway Carnival is provided each each year by ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Aug. 19 Fair Watch

I treated some members of the newsroom to lunch on the fairgrounds Friday, a Democrat tradition. Faith, Hope and I opted for one of our favorite food ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Missouri State Fair Dahlia Show abloom with color

Missouri State Fair Dahlia Show abloom with color

The Floriculture Building was abloom with colorful flowers Friday morning as the Missouri State Fair Dahlia Show readied for judging.Randall Burfeind,...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Local resident wins at Missouri State Fair for losing at Missouri Lottery Building

Local resident wins at Missouri State Fair for losing at Missouri Lottery Building

Recently, many people have been saying you can’t win if you don’t play. While that may be true in most cases, for one Pettis County reside...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Curtis family strives to leave a legacy for others at Missouri State Fair

Curtis family strives to leave a legacy for others at Missouri State Fair

There is a comfort and joy in coming home, especially if one remembers that home is where the foundations of a lifetime are developed.For Emily (Page)...

August 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Williams, Lyles power Gremlins to 70-22 victory
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Updated: 11:01 pm. |    
Warrensburg winner, Sobaski medalist in Sedalia
Smith-Cotton football outlasts storm, Spartans 7-6

Smith-Cotton football outlasts storm, Spartans 7-6

Patience was the theme for Smith-Cotton football in Friday, Aug. 18 after a thunderstorm interrupted week one events in Warrensburg, Windsor, Cole Cam...

August 19th, 2017 |  


The art and science of shooting doves

The art and science of shooting doves

I have no idea when, where or under what circumstances the expression of total exasperation, “Lord love a duck,” was coined.I’m neve...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Football kicks off, returns to Sedalia on Friday

Football kicks off, returns to Sedalia on Friday

A glance at area football games kicking off the high school regular season Friday:Moberly at Smith-CottonThe Tigers can avenge a road overtime loss to...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Tigers showcase large group at Black and Gold

Tigers showcase large group at Black and Gold

With the 2017 season fast-approaching, Smith-Cotton boy’s soccer hosted its annual Black and Gold Game Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Susie Ditzfeld Memo...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Brotherton checks Missouri State Fair from to-do list

Brotherton checks Missouri State Fair from to-do list

Stover motocross rider Josh Brotherton skipped a weekend of events at Challenge Trax in Kingsville - where he class points leader - to finish third in...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Sacred Heart 8-man football talks practice

Sacred Heart 8-man football talks practice

As trucks, buses and cars hum down Highway 65 past the old Smith-Cotton practice field, the Sacred Heart 8-man football team trickle into stations on ...

August 16th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Brauer birthday
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Wideman-Colvin engagement
Young anniversary

Young anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Green Ridge Community Building in d...

August 18th, 2017 |  


McAloose anniversary

McAloose anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McAloose will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.Daniel and Rhonda were married Aug. 23, 1992 in Ro...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Bell anniversary

Bell anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bell, of Green Ridge, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family.Jackie Kendrick and Tommy Bell were married Aug. 24...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Marshall Tucker Band is ‘music for the generations’

Marshall Tucker Band is ‘music for the generations’

Marshall Tucker Band founding member Doug Gray said the group is looking forward to being back in Missouri next week when they perform at the Missouri...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Price-Barber Engagement

Price-Barber Engagement

Joni and Todd Price, of Warsaw, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelcie Renee Price, to Blake Barber, the son of Glenda and Brett Barber, of...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Holman birthday

Holman birthday

James Holman will observe his 83rd birthday July 29.He was born July 29, 1934, in Richmond.He is married to Judy Holman, of Sedalia.James was an engin...

July 28th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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America is already great
Not many greater than Sedalia Sonic skater

Not many greater than Sedalia Sonic skater

Devin Berry is on a roll.The 19-year-old Sedalia resident is combining his passions – dance and roller skating – to make a name for himsel...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Pastor’s Pulpit: A rare cosmic phenomenon

Pastor’s Pulpit: A rare cosmic phenomenon

In a few days much of America will be looking upward to behold a total solar eclipse. Many eclipse viewing events in the direct path of this rare cosm...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Central Business College alums praise education

Central Business College alums praise education

Central Business College, established in Sedalia in 1883, advertised itself widely. In addition to hosting a display in a large tent at the Missouri S...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Cleaning up Missouri State Fairgrounds is a team effort

Cleaning up Missouri State Fairgrounds is a team effort

I’ve never seen such a day at the Missouri State Fair like I saw Saturday. The place was packed with people, many in attendance to see the sold-...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Missouri State Fair perfect place to come home

Missouri State Fair perfect place to come home

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 marks my fifth year covering the Missouri State Fair for the Sedalia Democrat, and the first year covering it as ...

August 11th, 2017 |  


The truth of my OJ memories

The truth of my OJ memories

Columnist’s note: I am telling this story in response to the “American Crime Story” program regarding OJ Simpson, which we watched d...

August 11th, 2017 |  


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