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Pettis County added 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,226, according to the Pettis … Read More
Local Briefs June 22
Head Start accepting sign ups for classes Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) Head Start is accepting applications for … Read More
Crash Reports June 22
Moniteau horse carriage/motorcycle accident leaves of one dead Samuel D. Schreck, 56, of Versailles was killed at 1:15 p.m. … Read More
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Police Reports June 22

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 …

Preferred Hospice of Columbia hires administrator

Preferred Hospice announced Nicole Epperson, LPN, is now the Administrator in the Columbia office. Preferred Hospice of Missouri has seven offices across the state, covering more than 65 …

Real estate transactions June 22

June 14Gary C. and Billie J. Pugh to Jamie M. and Leona Kay Driskill, West View Addition, lots 6, 7, block 14. Amanda M. Prewitt to Donna K. Mall, Country Club Addition, lots 7, 8, block …

Body found in Benton County: Alleged Homicide 

On Saturday, June 12 at approximately 4 p.m. the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a notification about a possible missing person in the area, Cody B. Garrett 28, of Columbia. …
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Bombers win third straight behind Droege

The Bombers have worked through growing pains to separate from an even record and compile their longest win streak of the season. Sedalia’s Austin Droege pitched six strong innings in a spot …

Area all-state selections released

Windsor, Lincoln and Tipton were Kaysinger Conference represented on the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team released Tuesday. Windsor junior Dalton Witherspoon earned …

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Hotel Bellview Antiques opens in Cole Camp

COLE CAMP — Although retirement often looks good, many times it’s an open door to new opportunities and a well-known Cole Camp woman recently walked through that metaphoric door. Roxy …

Tourism looks to increase in Sedalia as COVID-19 wanes

Tourism was brought to a halt in Sedalia over the last year, like countless other industries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as COVID restrictions are fading in Pettis County, there are plans …

Bothwell announces dates for community education classes

After canceling the majority of its community education and support groups last year due to COVID-19, Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer a Safe Sitter educational class Saturday, June 26, and …

Real estate transactions June 15

June 8 Matthew E. and Callie J. Dawson to Kenneth and Matthew Guertin, Lakewood Heights Subdivision, lot 3. Section 29; township 45; range 21.  June 9 Matz Properties LLC to Jacob Eric …

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Police Reports June 19

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 June 19

Two hurt in Johnson accident  Sharon K. Alewine, 74, of Warsaw, received minor injuries, and Paul L. Alewine, 79, of Warsaw received moderate injuries at 9:52 p.m. Thursday in a Johnson …

Police Reports June 18

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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The important role of dads

Bob Satnan is taking some time off this week. Here are his thoughts on Father’s Day from 2018: American clergyman Charles Wadsworth is credited with saying, “By the time a man realizes …

Happy Father’s Day to all dads

Happy Father’s Day! I love men.  Now, before you start to make jokes, let me explain.  I love men. And I think they need to hear me say it. As a society, we focus on the bad …

The love & worry of pet parenthood

I still remember Petey. Petey originally belonged to my parents, but when they found out I was on the way, they gave Petey, some sort of shepherd, black with golden brown markings, to Grandpa and …
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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