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Pettis County adds 48 more COVID cases, Bothwell changes testing location
Pettis County added 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 7,343, according to the Pettis County Health Center.  “The (Missouri Department of …
Familiar faces move into Democrat newsroom roles
The Democrat newsroom has undergone some personnel changes in the last few weeks, putting two familiar faces into reporting roles. Bryan Everson has been hired as the new sports editor and Skye …
Warehouse Tire raises $2,545 for vet‐led disaster relief
Through the month of September, Warehouse Tire locations in Sedalia collected $2,545 in donations for Team Rubicon, a veteran‐led nonprofit that focuses on disaster relief throughout the United …
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Real estate transactions Oct. 26

Oct. 18 David and June Ross to Lisa J. Chapman, section 17; township 46; range 20. Kevin M. White to Andrew P. and Natalie K. Bryant, Stewart and Thompson’s 2nd Addition, lots 7, 8, block …

Police Reports Oct. 26

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 Oct. 26

Chilhowee woman hurt in Johnson accident Elaine M. Clement, 59, of Chilhowee, sustained minor injuries at 7:58 a.m. Sunday in a Johnson County accident.  According to a Missouri State …

Friday sees first frost

Although mild weather graced the area this week, Friday morning saw a small amount of frost when overnight temperatures plunged into the 30s, although weekend predictions are saying there’s a …
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SC girls soccer donates for mental health

The Smith-Cotton Girls Soccer team gave back to the district after hosting a mental health awareness game in the spring of 2021.  The girl’s team used to host a cancer awareness game …

Beleaguered Lady Tigers swept by Eldon

It’s just two days away from districts, but Smith-Cotton volleyball is still trying to piece together the puzzle. The Lady Tigers fell at home Tuesday in their final game of the regular …

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WireCo produces first 5-inch rope in 20 years

Thursday, employees at WireCo WorldGroup in Sedalia proudly posed with newly produced spools of 5-inch wire rope produced for the mining industry. “We haven't made a 5-inch at Wireco North …

Main Street Cucina now open in Cole Camp

COLE CAMP — A new Italian restaurant has sprung up in Cole Camp with all the dishes being homemade including tasty entrees, cakes and cheesecakes. Sam Cole, known for years for her German …

Reader’s World receives possible closure date

Reader’s World is still looking for someone to buy its location in Sedalia after the owners decided to retire.  After announcing the sale of the store, the Cowley’s and employees …

Missouri SBDC to host free webinar ‘Make Your Website Work for You’ 

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a one-hour webinar “Make Your Website Work for You” from 11 a.m. to noon …

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Police Reports Oct. 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 Oct. 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 Oct. 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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Feeling the burnout, big time

Anyone else feeling burned out, or is it just me? 2021 has felt incredibly long and very fast, all at the same time somehow. Lately, the days have dragged on, but yet I’m still amazed by the …

This column is about dogs

I know what you’re all thinking. Given the high drama and local news value, I bet she’s going to weigh in on the recent infamous Facebook interchange between Pettis County Sheriff Brad …

The neverending construction story

Just when I foolishly was thinking we were all finished with construction and its accompanying disarray, we began finding little nitpicky things that must be done. We still don’t have upper …
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Bothwell Regional Health Center CEO Lori Wightman thrives on her curiosity and gathering information in all forms -- magazines, newspapers, online sources and in her relationships. As an original …
Gabriel Anders, DO, pulmonologist and board-certified sleep specialist, joined the Bothwell Regional Health Center medical team July 1. Anders joins Dr. Dan Woolery at Bothwell Pulmonary Specialists …
COVID-19 vaccines and their administration are at no cost for any individual living in the United States, regardless of their insurance or immigration status.  All providers administering …
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition a baby needs, and breast milk significantly …
Injuries are often an unavoidable part of being active. With so many different ways to be injured, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what needs to be diagnosed and treated. This is especially …
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