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Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission meets with concerned citizens
During daily meetings May 10-17, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:  May 10: No action taken.  May … Read More
Police Reports May 15
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 May 15
Linn Creek man injured in Benton accident  Viterio L. Anderson, 21, of Lynn Creek, was moderately injured at 12:40 a.m. Friday … Read More
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Community Calendar for May 16 through May 22

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 …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule May 15

Boonslick Regional Library Monday 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.: Hughesville Main Street.  1:45 to 4 p.m.: La Monte City Park. Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon: Cole Camp City Park. 1:30 to 4 …

Divorces May 15

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court: Stephen A. Curtner and Kristy L. Curtner; Samantha A. Quick and Gerald J. Quick; Alexis Thrailkill and Jonathon …

Marriage licenses May 15

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to:  Charles Allen Rodenberg Jr., 52, of Carrollton, and Jennifer Leigh Ryan, 45, of Marshall; Logan …
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Lady Tigers soccer falls to LSW in districts

The district of death has claimed its first victims. Smith-Cotton girl’s soccer suffered a season-ending loss in a 7-0 result to Lee’s Summit West during the Class 4 District 12 …

Lady Roadrunners upset in regional semis

Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye. State Fair Community College women’s soccer was dealt a bitter farewell to a bounceback season Sunday in a 4-1 loss to Metropolitan Community College …

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Small business grows thanks to helpful program

Marina Scheiner has had a business idea kicking around for years.  “I've had this domain name reserved for like seven years, because this was in the back of my mind to do for a long …

Drooling Dog Bakery is making tails wag

Doggie tails are wagging all over the area as their canine moms and dads are bringing home wholesome, homemade dog treats from Drooling Dog Bakery. Bakery owner Christy Holmes and her husband, …

Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County to celebrate National Economic Development Week

Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDSPC) will celebrate National Economic Development Week May 9-12 by highlighting significant partners, success stories and the organization’s …

Missouri SBDC to host no-cost Money Smart Series

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a three-session Money Smart Series for small businesses located in Pettis, Johnson, …

Police & Crash Reports

Police Reports May 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 May 14

Two from Smithville hurt in Johnson accident Luke D. Vollenweider, 22, of Smithville, received moderate injuries at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday in a Johnson County accident.  According to a …

Police Reports May 13

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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Take the time, effort to research claims

There is a well-worn adage that those who don’t know their past are doomed to repeat it. The fact that it is relevant so often is beyond disappointing. The Venn diagram of the nitwits …

New TV show is ‘blast from the past’

CBS’s new comedy, “The United States of Al,” traces the adventures – and misadventures – of a U.S. marine, Riley, who has returned home from Afghanistan with Al, his …

Good riddance to masks. Except...

When we told our daughter that face masks were becoming optional at her school, she let out a joyous, high-pitched “SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” and then deadpanned: “I am never wearing a …
Your health
Like fire racing through a field of dry grass, the COVID-19 coronavirus has raced through the country and world over the last year in record numbers. With more than 137.5 million cases globally and …
When Darlene Richardet got the news she had lung cancer, the easiest decision she had to make was to put down her cigarettes and not look back. Richardet, 63, lives in Cole Camp and sees Nurse …
Bothwell Regional Health Center is pleased to announce Dr. Paul Howard, general otolaryngologist, joined Bothwell Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) March 1. As the only physician at Bothwell ENT, Dr. Paul …
Lindsey Graham, certified physician assistant, recently joined Bothwell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Physician assistants (PAs) are mid-level providers that provide patient care under the …
For years, Rachel West, a Sedalia native, felt tired all the time. Going through the motions every day, she felt like a zombie. West’s husband complained about her loud snoring keeping him …
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