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Local COVID numbers keep climbing
Pettis County added 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,439, according to the Pettis … Read More
32 seniors welcomed into S-C JAG Program
Smith-Cotton High School's Jobs for America's Graduates program formally welcomed 32 seniors during an initiation and installation … Read More
Portion of Winchester to briefly close
According to a City of Sedalia press release, Evergy notified the city that beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 to 8 a.m. Sunday, … Read More
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Portion of state Route E to close for pipe replacement work

Benton County Route E will be closed between Benton County Route HH and Ferguson Road south of Windsor from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dec. 8-10 while MoDOT crews replace deteriorating drain pipes …

Police Reports Dec. 4

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. 4

Man suffers moderate injuries in Henry crash A man was injured in a crash at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday in a farm field near Southeast 100 Road in Henry County. According to a Missouri State Highway …
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Sacred Heart pulls ahead late to defeat Saints

Sacred Heart boy’s basketball pulled away from a third-quarter draw Friday to open the season with an undefeated homestand. Gremlins junior Coen Brown scored 28 points, including four …

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 …

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Bothwell offers drive-thru COVID testing

To protect health care workers from the winter elements, Bothwell Regional Health Center has moved walk-in COVID-19 testing to a drive-thru site in the Sheep Pavilion on the Missouri State …

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 …

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Police Reports Dec. 3

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. 3

One injured in single-vehicle crash A Sedalia juvenile was injured in a crash at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday in Pettis County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 16-year-old was …

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 …

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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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