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Public health emergency declared at Whiteman, COVID protocols reissued
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE — With positive COVID-19 cases on the rise again in Johnson County and across Missouri, Whiteman Air Force Base has declared a public health emergency and is …
Drive-thru COVID testing begins at Bothwell
Due to an increased demand for COVID-19 testing, Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer drive-thru testing at its Healing Arts Center parking lot. The testing site will open at 1:30 p.m. July 28 …
TCC to hand out backpacks Aug. 1
Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the …
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Liberty Center postpones magic show

Due to rising COVID rates in Pettis County, the Liberty Center Association for the Arts has postponed the Scott Green Magic show slated for Saturday and Sunday. The show has been rescheduled to Nov. …

Photo: Democrat on Vacation in Wyoming

We invite readers to submit photos for “Community Snapshot,” which features images of local residents and events. Images must be current, in JPEG format and must be the property of the …

2021 Lincoln R-II Useable Scholarships & Awards

The following students from the Lincoln R-II School District Class of 2021 received scholarships and awards: Zachery Michael: A+ Scholarship, up to $9,000. Hailey Moore: A+ Scholarship, up to …

George Fox University Dean’s List

Kennedy Wilbanks, of Warrensburg, was among those who earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University for the spring 2021 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade …
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Brown honors Ditzfeld with ‘Devil Classic’ appearance

More than 20 years ago, an up-and-coming driver named Brian Brown met Ron Ditzfeld “out and about” in Sedalia, and the two went for a drive. After the ride, Ditzfeld offered to be one …

Bombers blow ninth-inning lead in Game 1 of championship series

After a year without summer ball, Bombers-Mustangs was a familiar sight for the return of the MINK League Championship series. For the Sedalia Bombers, the result of Game 1 was a little too …

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Bothwell adds family practice to list of clinics

Lincoln Family Medicine will join Bothwell Regional Health Center effective Aug. 1, bringing Bothwell’s number of family practices to six. Lincoln Family Medicine, a primary care clinic in …

Real estate transactions July 27

July 19 Judith M. Naylor to John E. II and Jessica Hire, Woods Addition, lot 2, 13, block D, 6. Terry Liebl to Johnson Farms Inc., Longdens Subdivision, lot 4,5. Jason Shoemaker to Clara Ann …

Hazel Hill to host July Jamboree

CENTERVIEW — Hazel Hill Farm is hosting its July Jamboree event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24. Stacey Howerton, co-owner of Hazel Hill, said July Jamboree is an event for people …

Planet Fitness to open in Sedalia this fall

After announcing its intentions to open a new location in Sedalia more than 18 months ago, Planet Fitness finally has a more firm opening date in place. Planet Fitness announced in February 2020 …

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Police Reports July 28

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 28

Woman hurt in Benton accident Brenda L. Rains, 50, of Warsaw, received minor injuries at 1:25 p.m. Monday in a Benton County accident. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, The …

Police Reports July 27

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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Was Sedalia really “live”?

In the late 19th century, Sedalia was often described as “live,” a rather vague but positive declaration meaning “the town is growing, its businesses are thriving, its people are …

Who bears the responsibility of educating kids?

How much responsibility do parents have for the education of their children? When I was a youngster, I was privileged to have had an excellent babysitter who taught all of the children in her care …

HIPPA, lost glasses and Medicaid thoughts

I’m going to start with this:Lately, I have been seeing a new social media mantra regarding COVID and vaccinations: “My saying whether I’ve had the shot is a violation of my HIPAA …
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Sedalia Area Yoga Teachers Association members have observed International Yoga Day, June 21 with complimentary classes and/or meditations, open to the public, since the United Nations voted on its …
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 …
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