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Pettis County adds almost 60 new cases
Pettis County added 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,668, according to the Pettis … Read More
Pettis County inmate dies of COVID in 2020
An autopsy revealed an inmate at the Pettis County Jail who died last year had COVID-19. According to a Pettis County … Read More
UCM Theatre and Dance Productions invited to festival
An honor rarely granted was bestowed upon University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance when the Kennedy Center American College … Read More
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Police Reports Jan. 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 …

Lopez named to Avila University Dean’s List

Jonathan Lopez, of Sedalia, earned dean's list distinction for the fall 2020 semester, one of nearly 400 undergraduate students to be recognized. The dean's list comprises undergraduate students …
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Lady Bulldogs’ Haag honored for 30 years of coaching

STOVER — Stover girl’s basketball head coach Ernie Haag is not on Facebook. So when the longtime Lady Bulldogs leader chats with old friends, it looks a little something like the …

S-C runner-up, Sacred Heart 5th at WCC Classic

Welcoming old rivals to Sedalia for the West Central Conference Classic, Smith-Cotton girls swim finished runner-up as a team during its last home meet of the season. The Lady Tigers collected 347 …

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Bothwell using monoclonal therapy for COVID

As Bothwell Regional Health Center continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it is using monoclonal therapy to help patients recover before needing to be hospitalized. According to Bothwell …

Real estate transactions Jan. 19

Jan. 11 Mark A. and Connie Ficken and Deborah K. and Chris S. Brown to Dennis R. Holman Trustee and the Dennis R. Holman Trust, sections 32 and 33; township 47; range 20.  Pamela Joann and …

Livestock market reports Jan. 19

Windsor livestock auction market report for Jan. 13 Receipts, 3,695 HD; 7% cows. Compared to last week, steers and heifers weighing under 725 pounds, sold mostly steady to $5 lower, with cattle …

Building renovation creates The Art Room

A physician and a professor have teamed up to renovate a 12,000-square-foot Sedalia building, creating not only a metro-style loft home but also a main floor art room open to the public for classes …

Local gym moves to 24 hours, restaurant temporarily closes

A locally-owned fitness center has transitioned to being open 24 hours while a national franchise buffet is temporarily closed for repairs and remodeling. Brian’s Gym Brian’s Gym, …

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Police Reports Jan. 21

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 Jan. 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 …

Police Reports Jan. 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 …

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Salvation Army to host blanket/canned food drive

The Salvation Army is hosting a blanket and canned food drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at CVS Pharmacy, 100 E. Broadway Blvd. The Salvation Army said the drive will help keep the …

Community to gather for Roe v. Wade observance

The public is invited to attend a memorial observance of the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 on the Pettis County Courthouse west lawn in Sedalia. The …

Community Calendar for Jan. 17 through Jan. 23

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 …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Jan. 16

Boonslick Regional Library Monday No run. Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon: Cole Camp City Park. 1:30 to 4 p.m.: Lincoln City Park. Friday 9 a.m. to noon: Boonville, Walmart. 1:30 to …

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Finding silence, hearing God

If we listen to or read the third chapter of First Samuel, you will notice that four times, in the middle of the night, the Lord God calls Samuel. The first three times, Samuel thinks it is Eli who …

Black schools in Sedalia prior to 1930

In the years following the Civil War, Sedalia’s African American community deemed education very important. The state of Missouri, which prior to the war had barred slaves from learning to read …

The dismal departure of Donald Trump

With Joe Biden’s inauguration today, the curtain rings down on the presidency of Donald J. Trump. He will go down in history as the first president to be impeached twice. The first one was a …
Your health
Dr. Dan Woolery is a new pulmonologist who recently started practicing in Sedalia at Bothwell Pulmonary Specialists.
The standard overhead speaker announcements at Bothwell Regional Health Center include stroke codes, trauma alerts and call requests. As of Sept. 24, a soothing melody has been added to the mix.
Fifteen years ago on the occasion of Bothwell Regional Health Center’s 75th anniversary in October 2005, there were multiple celebrations including opening the Bothwell Diagnostic Center and other public events.
With the presence of rapid or quick COVID-19 tests in the area, there are new questions about the types of tests that are available and which is most reliable.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will create complications for the approaching holidays, there’s another unwanted guest lurking in the wings — stress.
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