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Northwest selected to participate in statewide initiative
Pettis County R-V School District (Northwest) recently announced it was selected to participate in the new Missouri Postsecondary Advising Initiative, which will place trained advisors into high …
Upcoming local blood drives
As a result of low blood donor turnout in recent months, the American Red Cross is heading into the holidays with its lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year.  The …
S-C Project Grad hosting online auction
The Smith-Cotton High School Class of 2022 is raising funds for Project Grad this week with an online auction.  Funds raised will help provide graduating seniors with an opportunity to …
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Police Reports Dec. 8

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 Dec. 8

Warsaw woman injured in Benton accident Joyce D. Cardwell, 62, of Warsaw, received moderate injuries at 2:27 p.m. Monday in a Benton County accident. According to a Missouri State Highway …

Sedalia school board approves ending mask mandate Dec. 22

On Monday night, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education met at the Smith-Cotton High School Student Commons to review the mask policy before the beginning of Christmas break.  The …
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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 …

Weeks making UFC debut on Saturday’s ESPN card

A long-awaited opportunity arrives Saturday night for Darian Weeks. The Sedalia native is making his octagon debut Saturday at UFC Vegas 44, headlined by a bantamweight fight between future …

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Chamber accepting applications for Lead Sedalia

After a few years without it, the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back a revamped version of Leadership Sedalia. The renovated program, now called Lead Sedalia, will begin in 2022 …

Reader’s World finds a new protagonist

Reader’s World is opening a new page thanks to a new protagonist who is saving the community bookstore.  Matthew Petree, 37, of Sedalia, along with his wife, Hannah, and his 6-month-old …

The Big Cheeze food trailer has wide fan base

The Big Cheeze is a food trailer aiming to make mouths water across mid-Missouri. Recently purchased by Carrie Vaughn, The Big Cheeze was parked along Ohio Avenue last week, requested by …

Burrell awarded grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Burrell Behavioral Health was named one of the Missouri behavioral health providers receiving the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Community Mental Health Centers …

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Police Reports Dec. 7

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 Dec. 7

Archie woman injured in Henry accident Jamie L. Moore, 22, of Archie, sustained moderate injuries at 10:42 a.m. Friday in a Henry County accident. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol …

Police Reports Dec. 4

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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I remember JFK

When Nov. 23 comes each year, I have to stop and reflect on the tragedy that happened on that day, and what I was doing and where I was back then. I am always a little surprised that it has been so …

Part II: Mrs. Jaynes, a praiseworthy wife

The 19th-century ideology of “separate spheres” placed women in the home creating a safe and beautiful refuge for her husband, away from the stresses of the work world, whether he was a …

A few of my favorite Christmas things

OK readers, the time is finally here: Christmastime. Enough of me complaining about people celebrating too early (but really, if decorating for Christmas in October or November brings you joy, …
Your health
Mike Shipp, a former paramedic and recently retired colonel from the U.S. Air National Guard, is now at Bothwell Walk In Clinic as a certified physician assistant. He joins more than 30 other …
Dr. Philip Fracica, Bothwell Regional Health Center’s chief medical officer (CMO), is ready to answer the community’s medical questions. “Dr. Phil” started what is planned to …
Missouri’s voter-approved Medicaid health insurance expansion is finally underway, which means some low-income college-age people, single adults and families can be treated for their health and …
Online ordering and in store pickup have been convenient tools for people with busy lifestyles or who are not as mobile. Including curbside grocery pickup or deliveries from an online marketplace …
Just as Superman keeps his distance from kryptonite, men tend to keep their distance from the doctor’s office. Many men, perhaps even as young boys, are taught to be strong, tough and to forgo …
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