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SFCC announces Instructor, Adjunct and Staff of the Year awards
State Fair Community College celebrated a time-honored tradition on May 7 with the announcement of the 2021 Instructor, Adjunct and … Read More
Police Reports May 14
This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not … Read More
Crash Reports May 14
Two from Smithville hurt in Johnson accident Luke D. Vollenweider, 22, of Smithville, received moderate injuries at 6:55 a.m. … Read More
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Small business grows thanks to helpful program

Marina Scheiner has had a business idea kicking around for years.  “I've had this domain name reserved for like seven years, because this was in the back of my mind to do for a long …

Drooling Dog Bakery is making tails wag

Doggie tails are wagging all over the area as their canine moms and dads are bringing home wholesome, homemade dog treats from Drooling Dog Bakery. Bakery owner Christy Holmes and her husband, …

20 years of Major Saver cards at Sedalia schools

From kindergarten to eighth grade, many kids look forward to selling Major Saver cards each year to win prizes. In the process, Major Saver cards help to raise money for the Sedalia School District …

MU Extension releases 2021 mental health toolkit

University of Missouri Extension and Show-Me Farm Safety recently released a new Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources. The toolkit release kicks off …
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Irwin, Green Ridge surprise the field with district title

It took everything to put Green Ridge boy’s track and field on top of its district. Out of 15 players on the boys roster, nine qualified for sectionals at the Class 1 District 5 meet in …

Lady Tigers cap regular season with 3-1 win

With a grueling playoff slate ahead, Smith-Cotton put an exclamation point on a sterling regular-season campaign. Lady Tigers junior Adamaris Ramirez recorded a hat trick Thursday during a 3-1 …

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Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County to celebrate National Economic Development Week

Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDSPC) will celebrate National Economic Development Week May 9-12 by highlighting significant partners, success stories and the organization’s …

Missouri SBDC to host no-cost Money Smart Series

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a three-session Money Smart Series for small businesses located in Pettis, Johnson, …

Real estate transactions May 11

May 3 Matthew Alexander to Amanda D. Pool, Lawndale Addition, lots 92, 93.  Fishburne Family LLC to Jennie L. and Linda A. Heishman, Heard’s Addition, lot 1, block 2.  John …

City and local businesses invest in solar power

On sunny mornings like Friday, Cliff Callis is making money while the sun shines. Callis has invested in solar power panels for one building 10 years ago, and now for the office of Callis and …

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Police Reports May 13

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 May 13

Warsaw man drowns in Town Branch creek Edward J. Larrison, 58, of Warsaw, drowned at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Benton County’s Town Branch creek.  According to a Missouri State Highway …

Police Reports May 12

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 …

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Raised around Christ — or is Christ raised in you?

Here we are in the month of May,  a month especially known for Mother’s Day and graduation.  We just celebrated Mother’s Day last Sunday. I pray all of you mothers reading …

Sedalians walk as streetcar operators strike

The United States’ troops were actively involved in the Great War in July 1918, and the Missouri State Fair responded accordingly. The Fair planned a special Council of Defense Day at which the …

Shining a light on community bullying

I have held onto this opinion and the story behind it for a long time because it hurts to discuss. However, in light of recent events on social media within our community, I believe my experience is …
Your health
Like fire racing through a field of dry grass, the COVID-19 coronavirus has raced through the country and world over the last year in record numbers. With more than 137.5 million cases globally and …
When Darlene Richardet got the news she had lung cancer, the easiest decision she had to make was to put down her cigarettes and not look back. Richardet, 63, lives in Cole Camp and sees Nurse …
Bothwell Regional Health Center is pleased to announce Dr. Paul Howard, general otolaryngologist, joined Bothwell Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) March 1. As the only physician at Bothwell ENT, Dr. Paul …
Lindsey Graham, certified physician assistant, recently joined Bothwell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Physician assistants (PAs) are mid-level providers that provide patient care under the …
For years, Rachel West, a Sedalia native, felt tired all the time. Going through the motions every day, she felt like a zombie. West’s husband complained about her loud snoring keeping him …
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