Sergeant 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, died May 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 603rd Military Police Company in Belton and deployed under Operation Enduring Freedom.
At least one and potentially two weak tornadoes were on the ground briefly Monday evening in Pettis County — part of a multi-state storm system that also spurred a deadly tornado in Moore, Okla.
Their high school careers may be over, but a trio of Smith-Cotton Class of 2013 members will continue to work this summer on a project guaranteed to take them places.
Reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future were the themes at the Whittier High School graduation ceremony, held Friday at Smith-Cotton Junior High School.
Stan Herd raised the scissor lift he was working from on Thursday and dabbed paint onto his brush, then took a step back and examined his work before leaning in and adding a few brush strokes of contour to Scott Joplin’s suit jacket.
Sedalia resident Anna Lee Bail was shocked when she looked in her mailbox in March and found a letter from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, telling her state Rep. Stanley Cox had nominated her for the Senior Service Award.
Electrical work to repair wiring damaged by a lightening strike last June wrapped up at the end of April, and a crew was on site Monday through Wednesday this week repairing the church’s roof. The nearly 100-year-old church looked likely to be decommissioned and demolished until a community group, Friends of St. Patrick’s Church Spring Fork, secured a lease through the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City that will keep the building alive. Mabel Bockelman, a group member, said donations have helped pay for the roughly $35,000 in construction costs. “Anything anybody can do to help is appreciated. Every little bit helps,” Bockelman said.
Sedalia Police Department officers, command staff, families and friends gathered at the Municipal Building on Wednesday to honor fallen law enforcement officers.
Sedalia Public Works Director Bill Beck accompanies himself on the guitar and harmonica as he performs a trio of spirituals for the small group at Hubbard Park.
Calvin Pritchard, 13, a seventh grader at Smith-Cotton Junior High School, performs three solos on his trombone with a music track from a CD to back him up during the Sedalia Heritage Day lunch at Hubbard Park.
Ida Shobe got a chance to ride in style in the rumble seat of a Ford Model T Roadster owned and driven by Jim Edwards.
Debra Kelly, of Sedalia, performs her own A cappella composition,"Hear me Children" during the lunch.
Arthur C Sims III, 8, drives one of his family's tractors, a 1943 John Deere H, in the Sedalia Heritage Day parade Saturday on South Ohio Avenue. The Horace Mann Elementary School third-grader has been driving tractors for several years and participates in tractor pulls said his father, Arthur Sims Jr., behind the boy. Event organizer, Terry Cockrell, said the Sedalia Heritage Day is a "spin-off of the city's centennial celebration". Last year's celebration involved a block party and car show, Cockrell said, and this year it is a downtown parade followed by a lunch at Hubbard Park with free entertainment and food. "We wanted to provide the community with an event where they are appreciated, it's not east side or west side, it is their own event," he said.