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Tiger Tutor Kennedy Woolery, left, works with Skyline Elementary student Wyatt Pierce on his Living Museum trifold in teacher Tonya Edgar’s classroom.

Photo courtesy of Sedalia School District 200

Tiger Tutors help younger students build success

When Skyline Elementary Mixed Age teacher Tonya Edgar was asked to have Emily Eschbacher and Kennedy Woolery in her classroom as Tiger Tutors, she was honored and knew they would do a great job.

Education Briefs May 21

Local Missouri Valley student wins journalism awards

Police Reports May 22

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.
With memorial wreaths in front of them, members of Sedalia veterans organizations, local and state officials, and community members bow their heads during the benediction at the conclusion of the Memorial Day ceremony hosted Monday morning, May 29, 2023, at Crown Hill Cemetery. 

File photo by Nicole Cooke | Democrat

Memorial Day activities planned throughout Pettis & Johnson counties

Several events and activities are planned throughout Pettis and Johnson counties over Memorial Day Weekend.

Highway Patrol offers tips for a safe Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend brings Missouri to life with busy state parks, lakes, and attractions, along with sporting events, barbecues, and gatherings of friends and family. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds everyone to include safety when they plan their holiday weekend.
Eight State Fair Community College employees recently completed the 2023-24 Leadership Academy. Those recognized during the May 10 ceremony include Dr. Cara Barth-Fagan, Rochelle Hockett, Dr. Christopher Kindle, Beverly Marquez, Michele Rupard, Maddie Stephan, Dr. Becky Throneberry, and Emily Westermier.

Photo courtesy of State Fair Community College

SFCC celebrates faculty, staff completing leadership class

State Fair Community College recognized the graduates of the 2023-24 Leadership Academy with a ceremony on May 10.
Writing Scholarship Awards recipients Katie Staus, left, and Ariana Olmedo each received a $500 scholarship.

Photo courtesy of State Fair Community College

SFCC announces Writing Scholarship Awards recipients

State Fair Community College has announced the college’s Writing Scholarship Awards recipients for 2023-24.
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Local Briefs May 21

License Office to close for holiday

7 Brew Coffee opens in Warrensburg

WARRENSBURG – Whether it is a hot cup of joe, a cold brew, or an energy drink that gets you out of bed in the morning, Warrensburg’s newest coffee shop, 7 Brew Coffee, has it all in spades and is now open at 300 E. Russell Ave.

Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission discusses broadband, jail and 911 updates

During daily meetings May 13-17, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:

Man arrested after high-speed chase through Pettis, Johnson counties

A Grain Valley man has been arrested in connection with a Johnson County burglary and a Pettis/Johnson County vehicle pursuit over the weekend.

Pettis County deputies encounter gunfire during Dresden disturbance call

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputies encountered gunfire over the weekend.
Local Sports

Tipton defeats Salisbury to advance to quarterfinals

Junior Lucas Cashman pitches the ball during the Kaysinger Conference Baseball Tournament’s championship game Tuesday, April 30, in Cole Camp. Cashman pitched seven innings and struck out nine in the Cardinals' 7-2 win over Salisbury in the Class 1 state sectional game Monday, May 20.

File photo by Jack Denebeim | Democrat
The Tipton baseball team defeated Salisbury 7-2 Monday night to reach the state quarterfinals for the second season in a row.

Sacred Heart knocks off St. Elizabeth to advance to state quarterfinals

The Sacred Heart baseball team took down the back-to-back Class 1 state champion St. Elizabeth Hornets Monday, May 20, to advance to the state quarterfinals.

In the Community
State Fair Community College hosted the third annual Public Speaking Showcase on May 6 in the Stauffacher Theatre. The event featured select students from public speaking courses during the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters presenting their best works.
On Tuesday, May 14, the Pettis County Commission presented a proclamation to the Smith-Cotton JROTC Battalion for its recent competition victories.
Sedalia Main Streets designated as 2024 affiliate program by Main Street America
Sedalia Main Streets has been designated as an Affiliate Main Street America program for meeting significant performance standards.
Karen Faiferlick, Owner/Senior VP of Missouri Furniture, presents the business' employee CARES program at a recent company Leadership Summit while sons Grant and Connor look on.
Missouri Furniture voted 'Best Place to Work'
Missouri Furniture, with stores located throughout Missouri, has been voted the “Best Place to Work” for a large company with more than 100 employees, according to Missouri Magazine.
Dana O'Brien
Sedalia native launches consulting firm
Sedalia native Dana O’Brien is launching BioHarbor Strategies, a boutique consulting firm with a primary goal of accelerating resilience in the global economy through innovation.
Dr. Gabriel Anders
Dr. Anders receives critical care board certification
Dr. Gabriel Anders, a physician at Bothwell Regional Health Center, has achieved critical care board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
Front row, from left, Shelby Jackson, RN; Christy Goalder, RN, Program Director; Theresa Acklin, LPN; and Shawna Asbury, RN. Back row, Madison Hohne, RN; Dr. Trevor Beckham; Gail Meyer, NP; Dr. Jeff Wadley; and Marvin Smoot, Clinic Operations vice president.

Photo courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center
Bothwell Wound Healing Center receives three national awards
Bothwell Wound Healing Center has been awarded the prestigious 2023 President’s Circle award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center also received the Center of Distinction and Robert A. Warriner III, Clinical Excellence awards for 2023.
From the Opinion page

A new woman in his life

There’s another woman in my husband’s life, and I’m the one who put her there.

Imagining what's next for the Class of 2024

My wife and I attended the graduation ceremony for Smith-Cotton High School’s Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 11, which included our grandson Aiden Miller.

Precision treatment for prostate cancer

The world of cancer treatment is complex and as varied as every person diagnosed with the disease that occurs when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. As a radiation oncologist, I use radiation therapy to provide carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
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