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Police Reports April 21
This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not … Read More
Crash Reports April 21
Kansas City man arrested after accident  Daniel A. Perez, 29, of Kansas City, was moderately injured at 2:25 p.m. Monday in a … Read More
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Live theatre returns to Liberty Center

Live theatre is returning to the Liberty Center Association for the Arts this month with the production of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.” The 60-minute play, created by Greg …

School board recognizes outgoing president, swears in new members

After serving for 21 years, Monday night’s meeting marked the last for Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education President Dr. Jeffrey Sharp. Sharp, who has served as president for the …

Pettis County sees increase in cases, hospitalizations

Pettis County added 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,093, according to the Pettis County Health Center.  There are now 17 active cases and …

Breckenridge scholars honored at Governor’s Mansion

JEFFERSON CITY — Two Pettis County Breckenridge Scholars were honored Tuesday, April, 6 at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.  Caroline Beard, of Sedalia, has been chosen as the …
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Simmons goes distance as S-C beats Warrensburg 8-2

Speed was on Sedalia’s side Monday during a Silver Tiger meeting at Liberty Park Stadium. Smith-Cotton opened the game with three straight bunt singles and junior Bryce Crawford ended the …

Lincoln softball wins fourth straight conference tournament

LINCOLN — The Kaysinger Conference may have taken a break from hosting its annual softball tournament, but the reigning champs have not missed a beat. Lincoln claimed its fourth straight …

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Real estate transactions April 20

April 12 Henry A. and Helen J. Gray to Chessa B. Dixson, S and G Addition, lots 13, 14. Brenden L. and Cheyanne G. Wissman to Dmitriy and Irina Ostarkov, Westmoreland Place Addition, block …

Fazoli’s to close Monday for employees

With employee numbers dwindling and no new applicants in sight, one local restaurant is closing its doors for the day on Monday to give its employees a much-needed break. Fazoli’s General …

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 …

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Police Reports April 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 …

Crash Reports April 20

Warsaw man hurt in Benton accident David E. Wilkins, 57, of Warsaw, received minor injuries at 7:21 p.m. Thursday in a Benton County crash.  According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol …

Police Reports April 17

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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Sedalia’s population drops in 1920s

In 1920, according to the federal census, some 21,144 people called Sedalia home. The expansion of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad shops in 1896 and the location of the division shops of the …

Our experiences can lead to our responses

Sometimes things simply don’t go as expected. Whether it is something we have planned for today, tomorrow, next week, next year or 10 years from now, we can find ourselves thrown off course …

Editor recognized for commitment to community journalism

When the challenge is greater, the reward is sweeter. Nicole Cooke, editor of both the Sedalia Democrat and the Warrensburg Star-Journal, has faced complication after hurdle after heartbreak this …
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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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