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Pettis County continues to report new COVID cases
Pettis County added 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,592, according to the Pettis … Read More
Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission approves board appointments
During daily meetings Jan. 11-15, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Jan 11: No action taken. Jan 12: Citizen … Read More
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 … Read More
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Oklahoma State University Honor Roll

Oklahoma State University in Stillwater has released its 2020 fall semester honor rolls, including 3,449 students named to the President's Honor Roll for earning an A grade in all their …

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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Roadrunners men's hoops paced for Jan. 26 start

The Roadrunners are picking up the pace. State Fair Community College men’s basketball head coach Matt Brown said the team has short time to prepare for its season-opening game, scheduled …

Kaysinger Conference hoops bracket, details released

Sacred Heart, Cole Camp and Stover are scheduled to host the 2021 Kaysinger Conference Basketball Tournament set to begin Friday, Jan. 29. Athletic directors released dates, locations and safety …

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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 …

License Office to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Sedalia License Office in the Thompson Hills Shopping Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Bothwell adds price transparency estimator

Bothwell Regional Health Center recently added a price transparency estimator to its website in compliance with new rules from the federal Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury and …

Pioneer Trails Commission adds economic planner

The Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission has added a new staff member in the Concordia offices.  Amber Christian has become the new Economic Recovery Planner for Lafayette, Saline, …

Police & Crash Reports

Crash Reports Jan. 15

Windsor woman hurt in accident A Windsor woman suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in Pettis County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol …

Police Reports Jan. 15

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. 14

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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Boonslick Regional Library popular books Jan. 16

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “War Lord,” by Bernard Cornwell. “Fool Me Twice,” by Jeffry P. Lindsay. “Attack Protocol,” Jerome …

Missouri state parks are open, indoor spaces remain closed

Missouri state park and historic site indoor spaces, including visitor centers, nature centers, museums and offices, will remain closed through Sunday, Feb. 28. Outdoor spaces and amenities, …

Upcoming local blood drives Jan. 15

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially those who have recovered from COVID-19 …

Broadway Baptist to involve community

Dr. Nicholas Gray, Pastor of Broadway Baptist Church Sedalia, has announced a new program inviting the community to use the church buildings for family events such as children's birthday parties, …

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The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the celebration of Martin Luther King’s holiday has been canceled. However, the planners of the celebration suggest that we spend a few minutes reading from Dr. …

Participants in capitol riot should be held accountable

It is hard to write today, as my heart is sad. Last week’s attempt to overthrow the government weighs heavy. Just like the attacks on 9/11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor, this riot hit hard. …

In defense of snow days

A west wind is roaring over the field behind my house, clattering my wind chimes and sending eddies of fine snow racing over the road. The roads are white and slick. They are bare of traffic. People …
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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