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KCPD funding, child care tax breaks: Missouri’s August ballot issues explained

Kansas City officials have another chance next month to fend off an attempt by Missouri lawmakers to force the city to spend more of its revenue on policing.

Police Reports for July 19

Sedalia Police Department
Marlon Edward Lange (Photo courtesy Pettis County Sheriff's Office)

Man sentenced to prison for sex abuse

On Mar. 11, 2023, Pettis County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau investigators were assigned a child sex abuse investigation involving two minor children and the named suspect, Marlon Edward Lange.

Police Reports for July 20

Sedalia Police Department
Carolyn Ronning and Robert Malone have been walking across America for the past four months and were found walking down Broadway Boulevard Wednesday. The married couple is due to arrive in New York in October and can be followed and supported in Instagram at OneLifeLet'sGo.

Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat

Couple crosses America one step at a time

Ryan Malone and Carolyn Ronning stopped in Sedalia on Wednesday after walking from the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.
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MDC seeking public feedback on updates to deer management plan

The Missouri Department of Conservation is revising its white-tailed deer management plan and is seeking public feedback on the plan’s goals and objectives.

Crash Reports for July 19

Warsaw man injured and Benton County rollover

Community Calendar for July 21 through July 27

To have your event or meeting listed, send details to news@sedaliademocrat.com or call 660-826-1000.

Teaching men to thrive and grow

A local pastor has written his first pastoral book, encouraging men to thrive and become what God made them to be.

Pettis County Democrat Club to host ice cream social

Pettis County Democrat Club will host its annual ice cream social fundraiser on Thursday, July 25, at First United Methodist Church on Thompson Boulevard.
Local Sports

Post 642 Junior Legion wins first game of Zone Tournament

Sedalia Post 642 AUX infielder Elliot Nieters, right, high-fives his teammate after scoring a run during the team’s win against Oak Grove Post 379 Thursday, July 18.

Photo by Jack Denebeim | Democrat
The Sedalia Post 642 Junior Legion baseball team took care of business in Class AA Zone 2 Tournament semifinals Thursday, July 18.

Bombers secure spot in postseason

The Sedalia Bombers have clinched a spot in the playoffs for a fourth straight season, as the team secured its place in the MINK League postseason Wednesday, July 17.

In the Community
The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Bold Vision, Bright Future Campaign received a boost in funding this month through a Missouri state budget allocation. The $1 million allocation will go to the construction of a 30,000-square-foot Teen Center to be located on Third Street across from the Katy Depot.
Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, will begin new partnerships in Missouri with the Smithton R-VI School District in the fall and the Tipton R-VI School District this summer. Both partnerships are three years with two one-year optional extensions. Durham currently serves more than 15 communities in Missouri.
Those wishing to learn more about and create a habitat for the struggling Monarch Butterfly visited Vermont Park on Saturday, June 29, to receive free milkweed plants and further their education.
Calendar of events

Bothwell purchases building to expand specialty services

Bothwell Regional Health Center has purchased the former Women’s Health and Surgical Center at 3131 Brianna Blvd. that will become Bothwell Specialty Services.

Photo courtesy Of Bothwell Regional Health Center
Bothwell Regional Health Center has finalized purchase of a building that will become Bothwell Specialty Services.
Chef Chris Paszkiewicz, of Sedalia, stands in the new Truffle & Sorrel Seafood and Chophouse, which will open on Tuesday, July 23, in the lower level of the historic Trust Building in downtown Sedalia. Truffle & Sorrel also has an ice cream shop at 316 S. Ohio Ave.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Truffle & Sorrel Seafood and Chophouse to open soon
A new fine dining restaurant, Truffle & Sorrel Seafood & Chophouse, will open in the historic Trust Building on Tuesday, July 23, in downtown Sedalia.
Jonathan Schoonover, owner of SWAG Sports Performance in Warrensburg, was inducted to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as a student-athlete at Mound City High School last month.
New hall of famer, Schoonover focuses on making impact with SWAG Sports Performance
Jonathan Schoonover remembers his high school football experience at Mound City High School quite well.
Sedalia Express earns awards at leadership conference
Express Employment Professionals of Sedalia earned top honors at the staffing company’s annual International Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, according to Scott and Debra Dickinson, Sedalia Express franchisee.
Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation donating to youth organizations
The Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is dedicated to giving back to its communities across the country.
In a move away from the
Bothwell Foundation seeks sponsors for patient room remodels
The Bothwell Foundation has begun its Patient Room Remodel Project, an ambitious renovation beginning with 24 rooms in the Medical and Surgical Unit on 2 Southwest at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
Many news sources reported that the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock would close in March. However, the 200-year-old restaurant will remain open thanks to the formation of the J. Huston Tavern Society in collaboration with the Missouri State Parks Department.

File photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Arrow Rock's J. Huston Tavern to remain open
Missouri's oldest restaurant, the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock, was reported to have to closed in March. However, it has been given a second chance with the formation of the nonprofit organization the J. Huston Tavern Society and a partnership with the Missouri State Parks Department.
From the Opinion page

Storyworth? Not a snap

I’ve been working – sporadically – on a project that one of my friends introduced me to. It’s called “Storyworth,” and the upshot is that each week, Storyworth asks me a question about my past, and I write an answer. Well, that is the way it’s supposed to work. For a while, I was doing my darnedest to answer the weekly question, but then things got out of hand.

An Old Man Now

With all the talk about old age these days, let me admit right off that I am an old man, and the things that interest me currently are things I could not have guessed would do so as a young man.

Hand washing, in case you need help

Were you aware that the federal government considers you to be a blooming idiot?
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