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Missouri COVID cases continue to rise
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 12,149 cases on Wednesday or an average of 1,736 … Read More
New citizens reporting tool launched on city website
The City of Sedalia website has a new reporting tool that helps connect a citizen’s request directly to the specific department … Read More
SFCC enrolling for spring classes 
State Fair Community College is enrolling new, transfer and returning students in classes in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake … Read More
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Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation awards scholarships

Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 high school seniors and college students at the 53rd annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. The awards were presented …

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 …

Pilot Grove Honor Rolls

Pilot Grove High School has announced the students named to honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. “A” Honor Roll (3.6667 and above) Freshmen: Maddex …
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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 …

S-C girls silenced in second quarter vs. Marshall

A scoreless second quarter helped extend the Lady Tigers’ winless streak to eight games Tuesday in Sedalia. S-C sophomore Hayleigh Snyder led the team with six points and Marshall logged its …

In the Community
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, …

ReRun Rags catering to women of all ages

A mother and daughter have teamed up to open a downtown consignment shop that is bringing color to local wardrobes and catering to women of all ages. ReRun Rags, 122 S. Ohio Ave., a consignment …

Police & Crash Reports

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 …

Crash Reports Jan. 19

Warsaw man seriously injured A Warsaw man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 8:45 p.m. Friday in Henry County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Gerald …

Police Reports Jan. 16

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 …

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 …

From the Opinion page

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 …

Navigating the world of grandparenting

I am a grandmother of five. I have three grandsons and two granddaughters who came in that order.  My grandsons were all very easy to please as babies and toddlers. They didn’t expect …
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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