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System reducing meth labs

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While methamphetamine continues to be a problem in Pettis County and statewide, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has applauded the latest results of the pseudoephedrine blocking system in Missouri.Data released by the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), which automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement track down offenders, shows the technology in Missouri blocked the sale of more than 19,030 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine during the first seven months of 2014.


Local authorities endorse change in sex crime evidence

Local officials agree that Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2, allowing prior criminal acts as evidence in trials of sex crimes against children, will be an effective tool in combating child predators.According to the group Protect Missouri Children, the proposal, which will appear on the November ballot, would allow relevant evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible in the prosecution of crimes involving minors, which is the standard used by federal courts and other states...

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Pilot Grove baseball falls to Sturgeon

The Pilot Grove baseball team fell 16-0 to Sturgeon on Tuesday.Sturgeon scored four in the first, one in the second, eight in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.Pilot Grove managed just two hits in the game.Ryan Seidel provided a home run for the visiting Bulldogs as he, Tanner Sandker and Hunter Smith all drove in three runs in the game.Regan Meisenheimer started for the Tigers and took the loss. Austin Kollmeyer and Keaton Vollrath ...

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Volleyball: Lincoln falls to Appleton City

The Lincoln Cardinals volleyball team lost in two sets to the Appleton City Bulldogs 25-14, 25-19 on Tuesday.Lincoln will host Skyline on Thursday.

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Versailles volleyball beats Clinton

Versailles opened the volleyball season with a 25-14, 23-25, 25-14 win at home over Clinton.Sophomore Tessa Edgar had seven kills, two blocks and two digs for the Lady Tigers. Ali Lent had four kills, two blocks and three aces. Olivia Heisler served four aces. Lendie Nolting had 17 assists and a block. Maddy Hibdon had five kills.Versailles will visit Tipton on Thursday.

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Knob Noster tennis beats Smith-Cotton

The Knob Noster girls tennis team opened its season with a 7-2 win over Smith-Cotton.The Lady Panthers won the No. 1 singles battle of sophomores as Jessie Yates beat Allison Burton 8-4.Smith-Cotton got a win at No. 2 singles as Elizabeth Matz beat Alexis Corona 7-4.At No. 3 singles, the Lady Panthers’ Jessica Axton beat Nicole Reedy 8-0. Knob Noster also won the No. 4 singles match where Elizabeth Eccelton beat Kaitlyn Walters 8-2. At No. 5 singles, Kno...

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Bluebirds win in two sets

COLE CAMP — The 2014 Cole Camp volleyball season started Tuesday with a rematch of last season’s Class 2 District 13 title game and the result was similar as the Lady Bluebirds won 29-27 and 25-19 against Holden.Cole Camp beat Holden in three sets last season in district play.The Lady Eagles got up 10-5 in the first set, but Cole Camp clawed their way back in.“I think we just came out very timid and just kind of going through the motions,R...

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Gremlins volleyball tops Tolton

Sacred Heart won its second game of the season, beating Father Tolton 25-21, 25-19.The Gremlins trailed 14-8 in the first set before Julie Chancellor sparked an 8-0 run from the service line. In the second set, it was a five-point Hannah Wilhoit run and a six-point Bea Coruna run leading the way for Sacred Heart.“I thought we really cleaned up our passes and sets at that point, allowing us to attack,” said Gremlins coach David Fall.Wilhoit led the ...

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Stover opens with VB win

The Stover volleyball team opened the season with a 25-19, 25-16 win over the School of the Osage on Tuesday.Carley Nolting had 10 kills and four digs for the Lady Bulldogs. Montana Boles had 19 assists and two aces. Mallory Uptegrove had six kills and two blocks.Osage won the junior varsity 28-26, 13-25, 16-14.

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Six-run third lifts Lady Panthers

KNOB NOSTER — The Lady Panthers kept Warsaw from breaking the game open in the second inning, then broke it open themselves in the third as the Knob Noster softball team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, beating Warsaw 9-2.A six-run third proved to be the difference for the Lady Panthers. Kyndall Eaves opened the inning with a single and later scored on a single by Jessica Sader. Pitcher Macy Buzzanga made it 2-1, scoring from third on a Joy Sparks grounder to sh...

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Gremlins open volleyball season with win

Sacred Heart opened the volleyball season Monday with a 25-6, 25-14 win at Hallsville.Hannah Wilhoit had eight kills, two blocks, seven digs and an ace. Becky Full had six kills, two aces and eight assists. Anna Callis added two kills and six aces. Erin O’Connor had a pair of kills in three attempts with two assists. Hannah Orell had seven assists and four digs.“The first set we looked very sharp with precise passes, good sets and swings,” said coach Da...

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Salvation Army seeks volunteers

Although the Sedalia Salvation Army has great volunteers, officials are seeking to add several for their community-based programs that include the Red Shield Cafe, the food pantry, and children’s programs that begins in September.“We are desperate for volunteers,” said Lorraine Eiler, VISTA volunteer coordinator at the Sedalia Salvation Army. “We have services that we offer every day of the work week. At the soup kitchen called the Red Shield Cafe, we offer ...

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Businesses have seen ownership changes

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. The reasons for the sales differed — one related to health, one to a move and new job, and the other to a downsizing of property.The newspaper articles and federal manuscript census provide details about the transactions and those...

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In defense of the pink caboose

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 they want to physically move it to the Katy Depot, so it can be closer to their headquarters and potentially draw more people to the depot and the east side of Sedalia.

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Aug. 25 Crash Reports

Smithton man injured in crashA Smithton man was injured in a motorcycle crash at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Pettis County.Joshua J. Katemann, 25, was driving north on U.S. Highway 65 at County Road 765 when his motorcycle traveled off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road and slid across the center, then traveled off the left side of the road and overturned, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Katemann was taken to Bothwe...

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Sobaski shoots 43; S-C golfers take first

Sacred Heart’s Olivia Sobaski edged a pair of Smith-Cotton golfers, but it was Smith-Cotton finishing the round ahead in the team score Monday at the Sedalia Country Club.Sobaski shot a 43 as Smith-Cotton’s Olivia Funk and Annie Guier tied for second with a 49. Taylor Fisher was fourth with a 51 and Peyton Sharp fifth with a 53 as S-C carded a 202 to beat the Gremlins by 18 strokes.Chloe Needy had the low score for Green Ridge with a 58.Sobaski ope...

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Pilot Grove baseball falls to Tuscumbia

Pilot Grove opened the fall baseball season with a 5-2 home loss to Tuscumbia on Monday.The Tigers jumped ahead with runs in the first and second but allowed two in the fourth and two more int eh fifth.Alex Twenter struck out four in four innings on the mound for Pilot Grove. Brady Rentel struck out five in three innings of relief.Rentel also went 1 for 4 at the plate. Jon Gerke went 2 for 3. Keaton Vollrath, Grant Vollrath and Jared Schupp also had hits for P...

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S-C tennis falls to Osage

The Smith-Cotton girls tennis team fell 7-2 to the School of the Osage on Monday.Elizabeth Matz pushed Kristina Ruck to a tiebreaker at No. 2 singles before falling 9-7. The Lady Tigers’ Allison Burton fell at No. 1 singles 6-3 and Kaitlyn Walters fell 6-2 at No. 4 singles.Kale Heavener won the No. 6 singles match for S-C, beating Savannah Winn 6-0.In doubles play, Burton and Matz fell 6-4 to Hannah Bashore and Ruck while Smith-Cotton’s Flo Aonza a...

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