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Missouri Valley College Launches Cybersecurity Program

Missouri Valley College is proud to announce the launch of a new degree program in Cybersecurity in collaboration with Rize Education. This innovative partnership aims to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Classes begin this fall.

Police Reports for July 23

Sedalia Police Department

Crash Reports for July 23

Warsaw woman seriously injured in Benton County accident

KCPD funding, child care tax breaks: Missouri’s August ballot issues explained

Kansas City officials have another chance next month to fend off an attempt by Missouri lawmakers to force the city to spend more of its revenue on policing.

Police Reports for July 19

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Mighty Melt's wait staff Debbie Bryden, on the left, and Shari Buck-Moore place plates of food on the counter for customers on Friday, July 19, during the shop's 40th-anniversary celebration.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat

Mighty Melt celebrates 40 years of business

Four decades of hometown service and great food were observed on Friday, July 19, during the Mighty Melt Sandwich & Spud Shop's 40th anniversary celebration.

Man sentenced to prison for sex abuse

On Mar. 11, 2023, Pettis County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau investigators were assigned a child sex abuse investigation involving two minor children and the named suspect, Marlon Edward Lange.

Warsaw wife stabs husband in back after he comes back late from walking dog

At 10:41 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Benton County central dispatch was notified of a stabbing that had just occurred at 33035 KK Highway in rural Warsaw.

Pettis deputies, dogs and drones assist in nabbing Benton County burglary suspect

Joseph Parker, 33, of Marble Falls, Arkansas was arrested after Benton County central dispatch was notified of a disturbance in the 34000 block of Highway 65 in rural Warsaw on Tuesday, July 16. 

Police Reports for July 20

Sedalia Police Department
Local Sports

Junior Legion punches ticket to state with win over Fike

Sedalia Post 642 AUX pitcher Cooper Woolery pitches the ball against Fike Post 499 in the Class AA Zone 2 Tournament finals Saturday, July 20. Woolery pitched five innings, allowed one run and struck out seven batters.

Photo by Jack Denebeim | Democrat
A season-long goal finally came to fruition for the Sedalia Post 642 Junior Legion baseball team.

Post 642 faces elimination after loss to Warrensburg

The Sedalia Post 642 Junior Legion baseball team had no trouble getting runners on base Friday, but they just couldn’t find a way to bring them across the plate.

In the Community
Jeffthan Glaster sat amid his fellow Crowder City residents at Missouri Boys State, praying that he would hear his name called. Prayer answered, promise delivered.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Bold Vision, Bright Future Campaign received a boost in funding this month through a Missouri state budget allocation. The $1 million allocation will go to the construction of a 30,000-square-foot Teen Center to be located on Third Street across from the Katy Depot.
Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, will begin new partnerships in Missouri with the Smithton R-VI School District in the fall and the Tipton R-VI School District this summer. Both partnerships are three years with two one-year optional extensions. Durham currently serves more than 15 communities in Missouri.
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Bothwell purchases building to expand specialty services

Bothwell Regional Health Center has purchased the former Women’s Health and Surgical Center at 3131 Brianna Blvd. that will become Bothwell Specialty Services.

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Bothwell Regional Health Center has finalized purchase of a building that will become Bothwell Specialty Services.
Chef Chris Paszkiewicz, of Sedalia, stands in the new Truffle & Sorrel Seafood and Chophouse, which will open on Tuesday, July 23, in the lower level of the historic Trust Building in downtown Sedalia. Truffle & Sorrel also has an ice cream shop at 316 S. Ohio Ave.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Truffle & Sorrel Seafood and Chophouse to open soon
A new fine dining restaurant, Truffle & Sorrel Seafood & Chophouse, will open in the historic Trust Building on Tuesday, July 23, in downtown Sedalia.
Jonathan Schoonover, owner of SWAG Sports Performance in Warrensburg, was inducted to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as a student-athlete at Mound City High School last month.
New hall of famer, Schoonover focuses on making impact with SWAG Sports Performance
Jonathan Schoonover remembers his high school football experience at Mound City High School quite well.
Sedalia Express earns awards at leadership conference
Express Employment Professionals of Sedalia earned top honors at the staffing company’s annual International Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, according to Scott and Debra Dickinson, Sedalia Express franchisee.
Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation donating to youth organizations
The Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is dedicated to giving back to its communities across the country.
In a move away from the
Bothwell Foundation seeks sponsors for patient room remodels
The Bothwell Foundation has begun its Patient Room Remodel Project, an ambitious renovation beginning with 24 rooms in the Medical and Surgical Unit on 2 Southwest at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
Many news sources reported that the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock would close in March. However, the 200-year-old restaurant will remain open thanks to the formation of the J. Huston Tavern Society in collaboration with the Missouri State Parks Department.

File photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Arrow Rock's J. Huston Tavern to remain open
Missouri's oldest restaurant, the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock, was reported to have to closed in March. However, it has been given a second chance with the formation of the nonprofit organization the J. Huston Tavern Society and a partnership with the Missouri State Parks Department.
From the Opinion page

Why we can’t shrink away from pain

Here’s something that almost never happens: You ask someone, “How are you?” And they respond with this: “I’m in so much pain I don’t know what to do.”

Were the Dead Really Dead and Buried? Ike Palmer and Charley Banks

The “dingy, dirty, tumble-down house” at 305 W. Main Street in Sedalia did not have a good reputation.

Storyworth? Not a snap

I’ve been working – sporadically – on a project that one of my friends introduced me to. It’s called “Storyworth,” and the upshot is that each week, Storyworth asks me a question about my past, and I write an answer. Well, that is the way it’s supposed to work. For a while, I was doing my darnedest to answer the weekly question, but then things got out of hand.
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