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Viebrock Family Reunion

Sedalia man arrested in Boonville after being seen on local porch cam

A Sedalia man has been arrested after he alarmed local residents earlier this month by appearing on home surveillance cameras late at night.
Missouri artist Steve Snell will talk about his “Adventure Art on the Mighty Mo’” film series on June 25 at the Marshall Public Library. 

Photo courtesy of Marshall Public Library

Entertainment Briefs June 21

Miller to host book signing

Police Reports June 20

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.
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Boonslick Regional Library popular books June 21

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Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule for June 24-28

Boonslick Regional Library

Meals on Wheels menu for June 24-28

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. Meals cost $4. For more information on receiving meals or becoming a volunteer, call 660-826-5039.

Crash Reports June 20

Two hurt in Benton County motorcycle accident
Lyric Snider, a State Fair Community College nursing student, talks about bike helmet safety to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri on Wednesday morning, June 19. SFCC had 18 nursing students on hand, and 16 booths were available for the children to learn from.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat

SFCC hosts Nursing Fair for Boys & Girls Club

Young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri received thoughtful and healthy information Wednesday, June 19, during the annual State Fair Community College Health Fair.
Local Sports

Bombers losing streak extends to five after loss to St. Joseph

Bombers pitcher Dante Johnson pitches the ball during the game against the St. Joseph Mustangs at Liberty Park Stadium Tuesday, June 18. Johnson pitched three innings and gave up one run on three hits in relief of starting pitcher Grant Burson.

Photo by Jack Denebeim | Democrat
The Bombers’ recent offensive slump continued Tuesday, June 18, as the team left 12 runners on base in their 5-2 loss to the St. Joseph Mustangs, extending their losing streak to five games.

Baseball, softball All-State teams announced

A trio of Sacred Heart Gremlins highlighted the recently announced Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State rosters.

In the Community
State Tech Spring 2024 Dean’s List
A trio of formerly incarcerated Sedalia individuals have made positive, life-changing advances that will now benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri's Teen Center. The former arrestees have become unlikely allies for the campaign.
Oregon Law School Spring 2024 Graduates
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Sedalia Domino's owner receives national award

Local Domino’s owner Ben McGowan was recently awarded the most prestigious honor bestowed on a Domino’s franchisee: The Gold Franny Award.

Photo courtesy of Domino's
Local Domino’s owner Ben McGowan was recently awarded the most prestigious honor bestowed on a Domino’s franchisee: The Gold Franny Award. McGowan earned this award as part of an elite group of about 740 franchise owners in the United States.
Mandy Johnson, owner of Redeemed Threads Consignment & Boutique LLC, stands with her husband, Laramey Johnson, on Monday, June 17, in the downtown Sedalia store. Johnson opened the consignment store on June 1 at 229 S. Ohio Ave.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Redeemed Threads opens in downtown Sedalia
A former school teacher has opened a new consignment shop in downtown Sedalia, offering clothing for the whole family.
2024 Charity Challenge Blood Drive seeks donors, nonprofits
Friday, June 14 marks the 20th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day, and the occasion was noted by Central Bank President and CEO Greg Eby at the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday morning, June 13.
Bothwell Regional Health Center honored nursing staff at its annual Nurse Awards ceremony. From left, Margaret Benson, RN, Nurse of the Year; Chief Nursing Officer Michele Laas; and Shelby Osburn, Emergency Department technician, Nursing Support Person of the Year.

Photo courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center
Bothwell recognizes staff during National Nurses Week
Bothwell Regional Health Center recognized nominees and presented Nurse of the Year and Nursing Support Person of the Year awards on May 10 in recognition of National Nurses Week.
The Tyson feed mill in Dresden suffered unexplained damage Friday evening, June 7, forcing emergency crews to create a dam of soybean meal to contain an unknown liquid from leaking into the groundwater. Unknown tons of corn spilled from the silo through gaping holes. The feed mill is closed as industrial engineers assess safety of the facility.

Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat
Tyson feed mill in Dresden suffers catastrophic damage Friday
Friday evening, June 7, emergency crews rushed to the Tyson Feed Mill, 22749 state Highway T in Sedalia, for an emergency call. At least one of the grain silos at the Dresden facility had sustained catastrophic damage, with gaping holes allowing tons of grain to spill, damaging a building and causing an unknown liquid to spread across the parking lot.
Monday, June 3, ground was broken on Menefee Road in western Pettis County for US Quality Construction's new $10 million headquarters, which will feature a state-of-the-art supply center and provide 40 new jobs.

Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat
US Quality Construction breaks ground on new headquarters
Monday, June 3, guests assembled under tents erected in a newly mown field off Menefee Road in western Pettis County for the groundbreaking of the US Quality Constriction headquarters.
Epic Laser Therapy, 510 E. Gay St. in Warrensburg, opened its doors on June 3 with partner Gray Chiropractic. 

Photo by Zach Bott | Warrensburg Star-Journal
EPIC Laser Therapy shines light on pain, literally
WARRENSBURG – Gray Chiropractic and Wellness Center has partnered with SWAG Sports Performance to create EPIC Laser Therapy, which hosted its grand opening on June 3 at 510 E. Gay St. in Warrensburg.
From the Opinion page

Summer programs are a hit in the community

The summer programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri have seen a huge increase in attendance for the 2024 summer.

Thinking of veterans who haven't known life without war

I thought 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan” was the best movie about war I had ever seen. Steven Spielberg wasn’t shy about showing, not “guts and glory,” but instead, guts, blood, fear, and horror that would stay with soldiers for the rest of their lives. The first 24 minutes depicting the landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day was harrowing.

Getting in some garden therapy

I’ve been getting up early to go to my garden. I have an old metal chair in there, and I sit and watch my tomatoes grow. Black and yellow swallowtail butterflies float in and out among the onion tops, and a pair of hummingbirds comes to drink from the feeder. Sometimes, I wander up and down the rows of vegetables in my pajamas, stooping to peer closely at the buds getting ready to blossom. The mailman and my neighbors probably think I’m insane.
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