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MSHP Reports Six Traffic Fatalities, No Boating Fatalities, & One Drowning Over July Fourth Holiday Counting Period
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following July 4 holiday statistics for the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4: July 4 Holiday Traffic …
Local Briefs July 5
Native warm season grass program scheduled One common issue cool-season grasses face is the “summer slump,” which refers to forage growth, quality and livestock performance on toxic …
Police Reports July 5
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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Crash Reports July 5

Two injured Lake of the Ozarks boating accident Erica F. Dicresce, 38, of St Louis, sustained moderate injuries, and a 13-year-old girl, also from St Louis, sustained minor injuries at 6:30 p.m. …

Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission appoints new IT Director

During daily meetings from June 27 to July 1, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: June 27: The Commission moved to raise the overall credit limit for county credit cards in the …

NAACP recaps recent Juneteenth celebration

“We Fall Down, But We Get We Get Back Up Again…You’re Never Going to Keep Us Down” was the theme of the Juneteenth Celebration hostd Saturday, June 18 at Hubbard Park in …

Cases recently resolved in Circuit Court

The following is a sampling of cases that were resolved in Pettis County Circuit Court from May 19 to June 17, according to information from Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip …
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Smithton, Sacred Heart play to classic in Kaysinger Conference Tournament semifinal

The second Kaysinger Boys Basketball Tournament semifinal Tuesday night at State Fair Community College may have only left Sacred Heart let down. Smithton's 56-55 win over the Gremlins had the …

Dillman’s bat stays hot for Bombers

No other Sedalia Bomber had a game to forget in last year’s MINK League Championship like catcher Zach Dillman. In the second inning of a season-ending 12-2 defeat to the St. Joseph …

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Kyle Herrick sells Bryant Motors

Friday, Bryant Motors changed hands after 38 years under Kyle Herrick’s ownership. W-K Chevrolet purchased Bryant Motors from Herrick and took ownership of the South Limit Avenue dealership. …

Cyber-crime expert warns Bothwell of imminent hacking threats

The Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees was briefed Tuesday about an imminent viral threat: Russian hackers installing malware on hospital computers. “John Ricci presented to …

Bed and breakfast to host open house Saturday

GEORGETOWN — In keeping with the 1869 era, Sedalia’s newest bed and breakfast will open on Saturday — nostalgia is captured at the residence that served as a home, poor house, and …

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Police Reports July 2

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 July 2

Hardin man in serious condition after Benton UTV accident Gerald M. Messer, 39, of Hardin, sustained serious injuries at 9:35 p.m. Thursday in a Benton County accident. According to a Missouri …

Police Reports July 1

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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Focusing on being grateful first in every situation.

Our editor, Nicole Cooke, took us into the 4th of July weekend with a very insightful and heartfelt column. She pointed out that most of us have developed such a one-tracked mindset that we have …

Local Properties on the National Register of Historic Places

Since the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) was established in 1966 as a listing of significant buildings, structures, sites, and objects, twenty-three Pettis County properties have been …

Finding common ground in the positives

It feels like the world is on fire these days. No one can agree or find a compromise. Not only is common ground becoming harder and harder to find, but it seems that most people have lost interest in …
Your health
After years of planning and work, Bothwell Regional Health Center will see its first two resident physicians join the medical team in July. Brittany Pendergraft and Levi Harris will be the first …
In the rapidly evolving world of cancer treatment, Bothwell Regional Health Center patients have access to some of the most advanced testing available.  Bothwell has recently begun working …
Thanks to Burrell Behavioral Health’s partnership with Bothwell Regional Health Center and a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health …
Getting a haircut is a mundane occurrence for most people — just another task on the to-do list. However, getting a haircut can be a powerful means of helping someone in need.  Annette …
Mary Hamline used to plan her day around how fast she could find a restroom. Hamline, 75, suffered for nearly four years from an overactive bladder, and its most common symptom of the sudden need or …
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