Sedalia Democrat- RSS Feed Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:30:02 EST 1800 The decline of three-sport athletes In recent years, the three-sport athlete numbers have declined. Instead, athletes are becoming more specialized, picking a sport they believe they can best compete in and be more successful. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:26:09 EST Sacred Heart students meet reading goal Students in Holly Wilson's seventh grade literature class at Sacred Heart School recently reached 9,889,913 words in 192 books during second quarter. A contest was hosted so that after a student read and passed an Accelerated Reader test they... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:24:04 EST SMS students put fairytale Jack on trial Students in teacher Eini Harris's sixth grade English language arts class at Sedalia Middle School recently brought a fairytale to life as part of a writing exercise. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:10:05 EST Student leaders join together A group of young men and women from student councils at Smith-Cotton High School, Applewood Christian School and Sacred Heart High School have come together to serve the community. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:25:09 EST Dec. 29 Police Reports 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 case. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:37:11 EST Dec. 29 Crash Reports Versailles man injured in crashA Versailles man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:41 a.m. Friday in Benton County. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:25:05 EST ‘In a galaxy far, far away …’ Looking into the past, at deep space and at far away galaxies keeps amateur astronomer and U.S. Navy veteran Rick Owens, of Warrensburg, busy these days as he searches for comets and asteroids and takes photographs of the night sky. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:04:04 EST Community Calendar for Dec. 20 to Jan. 4 MONDAY10 a.m.: Show-Me Mad Tatters, University Extension Office Conference Room, 1012A Thompson Blvd. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:00:07 EST Pettis County R-V District hires new superintendent The Pettis County R-V School District will have a new superintendent starting July 1, 2015. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:38:05 EST Obama’s war on police, intelligence agencies Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Diane Finestein have unleashed a war on both our local police agencies and those charged with keeping the nation safe from international terrorism. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:19:11 EST Dec. 27-28 Police Reports 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 case. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:04:04 EST Giggles and a wagging tail Sunshine and pleasant temperatures brought the Welzenbach family, of San Francisco, Calif., to Liberty Park Friday morning. Riley, the family dog, scampered up playground equipment and seemed to encourage Audrey Welzenbach, 3, to follow, delighting... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:56:10 EST Class and patriotism go hand-in-hand Just because you have no desire to see a crappy movie does not mean you hate freedom. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:53:07 EST Trying to stay in the moment As quickly as it began, Christmas is over. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:46:03 EST Taking a look back The past 365 days have been full of new faces in local government, saying goodbye to longtime community members, and showcasing what Sedalia has to offer. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:38:10 EST Top 10 sports stories of 2014 For many area sports teams, 2014 was a year of long playoff runs and unprecedented success.Here now, the Top 10 sports stories of 2014:1) Sacred Heart goes 31-0, wins Class 2 boys basketball crown Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:18:05 EST 2014 had its share of outdoor surprises It doesn't seem possible, but another year has come and gone. And like every preceding year going back at least as far as 1947, 2014 had its share of outdoor surprises. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:06:15 EST Dec. 27-28 Birthdays LaneLenora “Iris” Lane will observe her 81st birthday Jan. 1.She was born Jan 1, 1934, in Ava.Lenora was married to the late Edgar Lane. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:09:11 EST Do it, delegate it, or ditch it According to news outlets, the world's longest engagement was between Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez from Mexico. When they were both 15-years-old, Octavio asked Adriana to marry him and she said yes. That was in 1902. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:06:16 EST Anderson heading to Hall of Fame Kathy Anderson is going into the Hall of FameCurrently the senior associate athletic director at UCM, Anderson will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame next month. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:44:09 EST