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Police reports Oct. 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 …
Yoga teachers host free classes in September
Free indoor and outdoor yoga classes were offered by members of the Sedalia Area Yoga Teachers Association for National Yoga Month in September.  Longtime member Catherine Koenig said she was …
Popular books Oct. 16
Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “The Turnout,” by Megan Abbot. “She Wouldn’t Change a Thing,” by Sarah Adlakha. “Then She Vanishes,” by Claire …
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New books Oct. 16

Sedalia Public Library Fiction “The Butler,” by Danielle Steel. “Foul Play,” by Stuart Woods. “The Last Graduate,” by Naomi Novik. “The Santa …

Meals on Wheels Oct. 16

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. …

Marriage licenses Oct. 16

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to: Lawrence Eugene Weller, 71, and Wendy Ellen Paustain, 70, both of Sedalia; Travis Scott Berry, 40, and …

Divorces Oct. 16

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court: Sally S. Blankenship and Michael L. Blankenship; Jeffrey I. Wheeler and Haley T. Wheeler; Ebbin Cook and …
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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 …

Jennies basketball core enters year two

KANSAS CITY — Getting to the NCAA Division II final four was easier said than done for Jennies basketball in 2020-21.  Battling restrictions attached to the COVID-19 pandemic while …

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Lt. Gov. Kehoe visits Neet Products

Neet Products Inc. in Sedalia was one of Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe’s stops on his Buy Missouri tour this week. Neet originally made items such as bows and arrows but now crafts archery-related …

Bothwell representatives advocate for rural health

Representatives from Bothwell Regional Health Center traveled to Washington, D.C., Sept. 21 and 22 as part of the Missouri Hospital Association’s (MHA) federal rural advocacy trip. The team, …

Real estate transactions Oct. 12

Oct. 4 David Wayne and Maryann Bishop to Byler Backyard LLC, sections 11, 2, 3, 10, 11; township 45; range 21. Zack L. Bremer and Casey A. Martin to David C. and Carol Martin, section 25; …

McDonald’s serves up free meals to educators

McDonald’s is making school day mornings a little brighter this week for educators and showing its appreciation with a free breakfast Thank You Meal.  All educators — such as …

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Police Reports Oct. 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 …

Police Reports Oct. 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 …

Crash Reports Oct. 14

Kingsville man hurt in Johnson accident Kim W. McGowan, 61, of Kingsville, sustained moderate injuries at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday in a Johnson County accident. According to a Missouri State Highway …

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The first year of many in Warrensburg

Well Warrensburg, you’ve officially been stuck with me for a year. October marks one year of ownership for the Sedalia Democrat and Warrensburg Star-Journal. It feels like it has been a …

Fall seven times …

Fall seven times, stand up eight. It’s a Japanese proverb. “Nana korobi, ya oki” Fall seven times, stand up eight. It’s something I try to keep in mind as once …

A list of firsts for women began with college

The thing about history is that even when you are in the middle of it, you don’t really know that you are making it, or being a part of it. I was enlightened last weekend, when I went to …
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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