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Sedalia Fire Department continues to navigate pandemic

Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, first responder agencies across the country are adapting to the “new normal.” The Sedalia Fire Department is continuing to navigate the pandemic …

New band Cold Trigger releases an album

A new album released by three local men addresses anti-hate in a multilayered musical style that moves through traditional blues to progressive rock blues. Cold Trigger composed of Justin Lawson, …

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 County Health Center. There are now 817 active cases and 2,588 …

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 ceremony Wednesday in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. JAG helps …

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, Dec. 6, Winchester Dive will be closed from 10th Street to just …

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 …

Tips to prepare for winter weather forecasts

With meteorological winter’s arrival Dec. 1, Pettis County has seen the coldest temperatures of the season this week. Already having experienced the first snowfall of the season, it seems …

Advertising agency, Columbia business present in Sedalia

A local advertising agency and a Columbia-based business focused on assisting nonprofits with fundraising in an original way presented at the Sedalia 1 Million Cups meeting Wednesday morning at …

Exhibit features history of Liberty Center theatre, arts

Over four decades of Sedalia community theatre and other art-related shows and events are celebrated in an exhibit of memorabilia now showing at the Hayden Liberty Center. From 1977 until 2020, …

Photo: Sacred Heart School donates to Open Door

We invite readers to submit photos for “Community Snapshot,” which features images of local residents and events. Images must be current, in JPEG format and must be the property of the …

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 County Health Center. These numbers reflect cases from Tuesday …

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 November. The monthly award is a way for Superintendent Steve Triplett …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sedalia Parks & Rec provides safe holiday activities for children

Many families have been left looking for holiday activities that are both fun and safe this year and the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of activities to help fill these …

Sedalia loses beloved leader, friend with death of Ron Ditzfeld

The Sedalia community lost a beloved business leader and philanthropist, but more importantly, a family member and friend with the death of Ron Ditzfeld on Tuesday. Ditzfeld believed it was …

COVID-19 case numbers keep rising

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 19,716 cases on Tuesday or an average of 2,817 per day. There were a total of 60 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in …

Snow expected in Pettis County this week

Even though the calendar just turned to December on Tuesday, there is already snow in the forecast for Pettis County. According to the National Weather Service, it will be mostly sunny during the …

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 …

Plenty of local ways to give on Giving Tuesday

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday over, it’s now time to turn attention to local nonprofits for Giving Tuesday. According to the Giving Tuesday website, the global …

Cedarhurst honors veteran residents

While Cedarhurst Senior Living was unable to celebrate its veterans as it usually does this year, staff were still able to come up with something to honor the veterans for years to come. For …

Sedalia Symphony to host online Christmas Concert

The music of Christmas won’t be silenced this year thanks to an online concert sponsored by the Sedalia Symphony Orchestra. The Sedalia Symphony will present a virtual Christmas Concert at 7 …

Family to begin fourth generation of mission work

If one is truly grateful for the blessings they are given, those thoughts are not limited to one day in November. And if one is truly blessed and grateful, they work to teach those lessons of …

COVID case numbers increase by triple digits in Pettis County

Pettis County added 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,304, according to the Pettis County Health Center. There are now 759 active cases and 2,519 …

Highway Patrol reports Thanksgiving Weekend accident statistics

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Volunteers bring Birthday Blessings to area foster kids

A Missouri nonprofit is bringing its services to Pettis County to help foster children celebrate birthdays and feel a sense of normalcy. Birthday Blessings Director Shannon VonAllmen said the …

Local family working to make a difference after loss

A local family has been raising funds to purchase headstones for children without them at a local cemetery after the loss of a child in their family. Ryker Camirand, 22 months, was “the …

The Giving Tree: Local woman donates 15,000 handsewn masks

There are individuals who are grateful for the blessings they have been given. Lorilee Mitchell is one such person. Never expecting to be paid for her kindness and generosity, Mitchell has given much …

COVID cases continue in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 22,891 cases on Monday or an average of 3,270 per day. There were a total of 72 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in …

Weekly Report: Pettis County budget available for public viewing Dec. 2

During daily meetings Nov. 23-25, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Nov. 23: Commissioners attended the virtual MAC meeting. Nov. 24: The Salary Commission met regarding the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Crash Reports Nov. 28

Woman hurt in Pettis crash A Sedalia woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 2:33 p.m. Friday in Pettis County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Destiny K. Allen, 18, …

Police Reports Nov. 28

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 …
Sedalia's Influence

McMullin has dedicated her life to caring for others

For Rose McMullin, a life of caring for others is all she has known. She was born at Bothwell Regional Health Center, where she has given 37 years of her life in service to others. For McMullin, her …

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 …

Club notes Nov. 28

BRHC Auxiliary The Bothwell Health Center Auxiliary Board met Nov. 11 with 12 members present. The meeting was called to order by President Karen Kay Taylor. The minutes were read and approved and …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Nov. 28

Boonslick Regional Library Monday No run. Wednesday 9 a.m.: Applewood Christian School. 9:30 a.m.: E.W. Thompson State School. 10 a.m.: Green Ridge Post Office. 10:15 a.m.: Green …
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