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Crime Resolution Unit arrests four in two major drug busts
Sedalia police recently announced four arrests in two unrelated incidents of methamphetamine dealing. Kenneth Thomas Yocum, 53, of Kansas City, and Jeannie Marie Davidson, 46, of Centertown, were …
Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission holds training, approves requests
During daily meetings Sept. 20 to Sept. 24, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Sept. 20: The County Commission held a County-wide Incode10 training for elected officials and …
Local Briefs Sept. 25
Sedalia Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for Tots Drive Thomas J. Van Leer, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the local Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off …
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Police Reports Sept. 25

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 …

Popular books Sept. 25

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “Fierce Little Thing,” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore. “Godspeed,” by Nickolas Butler. “Just One Look,” by Lindsay …

New books Sept. 25

Sedalia Public Library Fiction “Harlem Shuffle,” by Colson Whitehead.  “The Book of Lost Names,” by Kristin Harmel. “Rabbit Hole,” by Mark …

Meals on Wheels Sept. 25

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia. The food is prepared by Superior Vendall and is delivered by volunteers. …
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SFCC coaches offer peek into athletic progress

With the fall athletic season underway at State Fair Community College, the Booster Club hosted a meet-and-greet with coaches and players Monday night at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose …

Smith-Cotton falls to Hickman, 16-6

COLUMBIA - The Smith-Cotton defense was sturdy all night Friday against Hickman, but the offense couldn’t muster any momentum as the Kewpies earned a 16-6 win at Robert M. LeMone Field. The …

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Funky Pot plants its way into homes

A full-time employee, mother, and plant lover turned her hobby into a small business that is blooming in Southern Maven Boutique.  Jessica Bohnstengal, 28, has always had a passion for plants …

Real estate transactions Sept. 21

Sept. 13 Jay D. Rich to George Prus, Shackle’s F Addition, lots 3, 4, 9, 10, block 2.  James F. and Ashlee N. Eastman to Justin Chad Gemes and Lacey Jewel Seward, La Monte Lots 160, …

Angler's Port Marine recognized as certified dealership

WARSAW — Angler’s Port Marine successfully completed the Five Star Audit to become a Marine Industry Certified Dealer.  Established jointly by the Marine Retailers Association of …

Big Bear Pumpkin Patch prepares to open

Big Bear Pumpkin Patch has its Grand Opening Oct. 2 and the Eckles family is having a great time preparing their farm for the season.  Friday morning, Abe Eckles made an overgrown bear from …

Police & Crash Reports

Police Reports Sept. 24

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 Sept. 23

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 Sept. 23

Warsaw man seriously injured in Benton accident Austin M. Rosser, 20, of Warsaw, received serious injuries at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Benton County accident. According to a Missouri State …

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For the sake of everyone, please be kind

How many times have you heard the phrase “be kind?” Apparently for some people, they haven’t heard it nearly enough.  I’ve worked with the public in every job …

Time to call the new place ‘home’

It’s the end of the Summer of the Kitchen. Well, certainly it is the end of summer, but fortunately, it is the end of the kitchen construction, as well. Yes, I believe we’re there. I …

If there’s a heartbeat, there’s a baby

When the Supreme Court declined to block it, the Texas “heartbeat law” became effective Sept. 1 — at which point the abortion industry, President Biden and the Democratic Party went …
Your health
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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