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Pettis County added 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 7,765, according to the Pettis County Health Center.  “The (Missouri Department of …
Burrell awarded grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Burrell Behavioral Health was named one of the Missouri behavioral health providers receiving the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Community Mental Health Centers …
Heard Club House to host cookie sale
The Heard Memorial Club House is busy baking cookies again this year. Order cookies for delivery on Dec. 4 by calling Judy at 660-827-3545 or buy your cookies during the Sedalia downtown Christmas …
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Police Reports Nov. 30

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 Nov. 30

Warsaw man injured in Benton motorcycle accident Charles A. Keckler, 57, of Warsaw, sustained moderate injuries at 6:05 p.m. Friday in a Benton County accident. According to a Missouri State …

Black Friday shoppers find a mixed bag of bargains

Shoppers hitting the stores early for Black Friday deals was evident by the cars flooding local parking lots, but that wasn’t in the plan for local shopper Carrie Martin. “I didn't get …

Broadway Cuisine open for the holidays

After a stellar week of Thanksgiving baking and cooking, Sedalia’s newest bakeshop will open again on Saturday, raring to go for the Christmas season complete with plans for cooking classes …
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SC girls soccer donates for mental health

The Smith-Cotton Girls Soccer team gave back to the district after hosting a mental health awareness game in the spring of 2021.  The girl’s team used to host a cancer awareness game …

Rockhurst-bound Brown ready to lead Lady Tigers

When she arrives on campus, Rockhurst University women’s basketball will be getting a Bailey Brown who’s still reaching for her ceiling. "I still want to get better, and I don't want …

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Business

Holiday season an opportunity to shop small

With the holiday shopping season officially underway, area organizations are reminding shoppers of the importance of supporting local businesses. Nov. 27 is Shop Small Saturday, a nationwide …

Gas prices slowly falling as of Monday

While gas prices were predicted to be on the rise last week, they have now fallen in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. According to information provided by GasBuddy, last week predicted that only …

Real estate transactions Nov. 23

Nov. 15 Shane M. and Mariah Zink to Kristina Parker, section 4; township 45; range 21. JML Remodeling Properties LLC to JML Contracting and Properties LLC, Green Ridge Evered, block …

Boys & Girls Club receives $50,000 donation

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri recently received a generous $50,000 donation from Shane and Phillip Smith, of Bothwell Peak Sport and Spine. The donation will help fund programs at …

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Police Reports Nov. 27

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 …

Police Reports Nov. 26

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 Nov. 26

Ulman Woman in serious condition after Johnson accident  Kaela A. Sandquist, 18, of Ulman, sustained serious injuries and Johnny R. Fields, 20, of Ulman, sustained minor injuries at 9:33 …

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Feeling grateful this Thanksgiving season

I know that by the time Democrat and Star-Journal readers take a look at this column, Thanksgiving will be in the rearview mirror and thoughts of the Christmas season will be full steam ahead. But …

Another reason to be thankful this holiday

t’s my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving. This year, we did “Franksgiving,” as Emily couldn’t get home until late Thursday night. We ate on Friday. Food was plentiful and …

Cancellers, check out your own history

For more than a century, a statue of Thomas Jefferson has stood in the city council chambers in New York. But it’s earmarked for removal, as the cancellers have struck again. That Jefferson, …
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Bothwell Regional Health Center CEO Lori Wightman thrives on her curiosity and gathering information in all forms -- magazines, newspapers, online sources and in her relationships. As an original …
Gabriel Anders, DO, pulmonologist and board-certified sleep specialist, joined the Bothwell Regional Health Center medical team July 1. Anders joins Dr. Dan Woolery at Bothwell Pulmonary Specialists …
COVID-19 vaccines and their administration are at no cost for any individual living in the United States, regardless of their insurance or immigration status.  All providers administering …
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition a baby needs, and breast milk significantly …
Injuries are often an unavoidable part of being active. With so many different ways to be injured, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what needs to be diagnosed and treated. This is especially …
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