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Childers donate $250,000 to SFCC’s capital campaign
The State Fair Community College Foundation recently received $250,000 from Russell and Julie Childers for its capital campaign to … Read More
MU Extension offers free suicide prevention class
University of Missouri Extension will offer free one-hour suicide prevention training sessions online in April and May. QPR … Read More
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SFCC summer and fall enrollment now open

Returning and new students may now enroll in summer and fall classes at State Fair Community College.  Returning students should contact their navigators before enrolling to ensure they are …

Police Reports April 16

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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Mette family to perform Sunday

The Mette Family Ministries will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the Sacred Heart School gym. This event is somewhere between a rock concert and a parish mission, providing 90 minutes of …

S-C seniors recording virtual Grad Walk talks

This year, Smith-Cotton seniors participating in the Grad Walk program will record their speeches by video due to COVID restrictions.  The program involves groups of seniors giving …
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Hollabaugh, Bright co-medalists; Cole Camp wins Kaysinger golf tourney

WARRENSBURG — A freshman and senior turned in the low scores in the return of the Kaysinger golf tournament. Sacred Heart senior Jeffrey Hollabaugh and Cole Camp freshman Matthew Bright were …

Zuniga scores twice in Lady Roadrunners win

Lady Roadrunners freshman Briscia Zuniga scored twice and squared up to fight Wednesday during a 2-0 victory over Metropolitan Community College outside the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center in …

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Simmons Bank names new Sedalia Community President

Simmons Bank recently announced Grant Leeka as the new community president to lead the Sedalia market. Leeka has served Simmons Bank customers for 15 years and has been involved with the Sedalia …

Real estate transactions April 13

April 5 Bradley M. and Gina B. Blankenship to Coulten Koetting and Aubry L. Burns, ER Don Villa, lot 19.  Wells Fargo National Bank to Veterans Administration, Southwest Village Tract A, …

Livestock market reports April 13

Windsor livestock auction market report for April 7 Receipts, 1,553 HD; 12% cows. Compared to last week, all classes of steers and heifers sold mostly $5 to $10 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls …

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Police Reports April 15

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 April 15

Two men injured in Truman watercraft accident Randall E. Stone, 69, of Holden, and Albert A. Weaver, 68, of Pleasant Hill, received moderate injuries in a watercraft collision at 9:55 a.m. Friday …

Police Reports April 14

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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Christ offers a complete paradigm shift

A new year has again presented itself and another Easter has come and gone, and we continue to find ourselves marching forward with that passage of time not slowing down, not even for a major …

Continued observations on population reports

Sedalia’s population figures continued to vary during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, depending on the source of the information. In November 1893, the Sedalia Democrat published an …

It’s up to parents, grandparents to offer structure, discipline

A couple of weeks ago, my 3-year-old granddaughter decided to talk back to her mother. It took me by surprise and without missing a beat I said, “McKenna Mae! I have never heard you speak to …
Your health
February is American Heart Month, and Bothwell Regional Health Center and the Bothwell Foundation have again partnered to provide free cardiac calcium or heart score screenings Feb. 13 and 20. A …
“The great glory of American democracy is the right to protest for right.” — Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955. King spoke these words to supporters after the first day of the …
The saying, “many hands make light work,” was never more evident over the last year than the effort undertaken by more than 100 volunteers to make nearly 10,000 fabric masks to help …
After several months of waiting, the Pettis County Ambulance District (PCAD) staff has received 17 Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) devices to better communicate with patients during patient …
A new affiliation between Bothwell Regional Health Center and Children’s Mercy Kansas City means Bothwell’s tiniest patients will receive faster specialist care. The two health systems …
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