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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 3,030 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday for an … Read More
Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission reviews yearly bids
During daily meetings Feb. 22-26, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:  Feb. 22: No action taken. Feb. 23: … Read More
COVID vaccinations available at Missouri State Fairgrounds
Bothwell Regional Health Center with the assistance of the Missouri National Guard will again host a community vaccination clinic from … Read More
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Community Improvement Grants available to 4-H & FFA youth

The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program provided by FCS Financial offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth …

Police Reports Feb. 27

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 Feb. 27

KC man hurt in Saline accident A Kansas City man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 6 p.m. Thursday in Saline County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Sidney R. …

Community Calendar for Feb. 28 through March 6

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations. To have your event or meeting listed or …
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Jennies volleyball returns to court for unique spring campaign

WARRENSBURG — Waiting 448 days between matches was harder on some than others in Central Missouri volleyball. The Jennies started a unique spring campaign Friday hosting Pittsburg State at …

Alternative Baseball Organization looking for coaches

The Alternative Baseball Organization is looking for a volunteer coach/manager, volunteers and players to help start new programs serving those in Sedalia, Warrensburg and surrounding …

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Bothwell Board meeting highlights drop in COVID cases

At the Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, the majority of the conversation was about vaccines. Good news abounded concerning the dramatic drops in COVID infected …

Tacos El Arca back after City Council reinstates license

When Juan Linares, owner of the food truck Tacos El Arca, applied for a reissuance of his food license, he was surprised to be denied. When members of the Sedalia City Council met Feb. 15, …

Real estate transactions Feb. 23

Feb. 17 Edward Winfrey to Alexander N. Reynolds, Clifton Woods Addition, lot 4, block 6; Clifton Woods Addition, lot 2, block D.  Tammie S. Clippert to Justin T. and Tisha R. Sparks, …

Warrensburg Restaurant Week to incorporate all local establishments

WARRENSBURG — The Love What's Local committee is gearing up for its annual promotion, Restaurant Week, to encourage community members to try a new restaurant or menu item or visiting an old …

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Police Reports Feb. 26

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 Feb. 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 …

Police Reports Feb. 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 …

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Decoding a random flash from the past

What we remember and when we recall it can be baffling at times. Earlier this week, I saw a garbage can and mumbled to myself, “I want traaaash bags.” I caught myself midstep and …

Awaiting the arrival of a new spring

Every February or March, I write about spring, and this year is no exception. While winter itself, vis à vis frigid temperatures and unpleasant precipitation, has not been particularly …

Biden is off to a bad start

Like most of the nation, I have been watching and waiting with trepidation to see what the Joe Biden presidency is shaping up to be. Will his government set to work quickly to rectify the worst …
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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