Can our community count on you? Can I count on you? I am banking on affirmative answers to both of those questions.
Dear Editor:By the time my concerns are (“hopefully”) in print, the results of our city-wide survey should be studied/reviewed with full commentary in this newspaper. What are my concerns?
Some Sedalia businesses and farms remained in the same family for several generations, while others changed hands frequently. During the first week of January 1910, the Sedalia Democrat-Sentinel reported on three changes in local business ownership.
I generally like the people at the Sedalia Heritage Foundation. But nobody gets it right all the time and I don't know if I agree with their recent initiative. SHF wants to raise thousands of dollars in order to renovate the old pink caboose and...
If life online has taught us anything, it's that “haters gonna hate.”
“It all adds up.”
The Salvation Army, established by William Booth and his wife Catherine Booth in England in 1865, organized religious revival meetings. Much of their work was done in London's East End, a poverty stricken area of the city, marked by...
There's something strange and magical about the last day of the Missouri State Fair. I am not happy that it is over — I think the fair should be longer, even. But no matter how long it lasts, the last day is always going to be my favorite...
Dee Ann Burkhalter is still in the Rabbit Barn. You can see her amid the rows of cages, as 4-H and FFA participants tend to their animals and continue the tradition of outreach and caring that she fostered over more than a decade.
I've probably attended most of the fairs in the last 20 years. It's been a long time since I've worked at one. The last one I remember working at, I worked at night. My brother worked with me and we had to hire a ride...
The Missouri State Fair means many things to many people.
“These may not be real good reasons to pick us. But I hope you do,” wrote Stephen Goodwin of Sedalia.
On December 30, 1910, the Weekly Sedalia Democrat-Sentinel reported an attempted break-in at a Sedalia business. Constables and police officers arrested two young men for the crime, but soon learned more about the two than they had originally...
As the nation's media landscape continues to change in the digital age it has become increasingly important to encourage and develop the next generation of journalists.
You think you deal with a lot of dung at work? The livestock exhibitors at the Missouri State Fair have you beat.
I'm glad to hear that Sedalia is building a new animal shelter. When it gets to the point that there's no room left to take animals in, it creates a problem for the entire city.
The Democrat applauds Sedalia City Council members Don Meier, Bob Cross, Russell Driskell, Jim Cunningham and Larry Stevenson in their votes Monday rejecting the proposed Broadway Boulevard front yard parking ordinance.
The Civil War created long term problems in Pettis County. The death of family members in battle, the injuries suffered by those who fought, and the battle fatigue (now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) experienced by those who returned...
Do you have what it takes to win Cabin of the Day?