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Missouri Supreme Court weighs constitutionality of law banning sleeping on public land
The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over the constitutionality of a wide-ranging law passed by the legislature last year banning sleeping on public land.
The Citadel Spring 2023 Dean’s List
Alexis Van Brocklin, of Green Ridge, is among the more than 900 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the spring 2023 semester at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Sedalia 200 special education program in full compliance
The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education completes assessment processes for districts’ special education programs to ensure that local agencies are offering compliant programs in meeting all federal and state guidelines. Based upon that review, Sedalia School District 200 has been informed by DESE that the district’s special education program is in 100% compliance with all state and federal regulations and no corrective actions are required.
Police Reports Sept. 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 case.
UCM Theatre and Dance to present mainstage play ‘Everybody’
Get ready for innovative and entertaining stage performances as University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance presents the mainstage play, “Everybody,” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the James L. Highlander Theatre.
Police Reports Sept. 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 case.
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Crash Reports Sept. 27

Warrensburg woman injured in Johnson County accident

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Democrat newsroom takes home nine MPA awards

The Democrat newsroom took home nine awards, one of which was first place, in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for work published in 2022.

Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission opens bids, approves floodplain ordinance

During daily meetings Sept. 18-22, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:
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Pull Start National Race features minibikes at Yeager's Cycle

Thursday evening, Sept. 7 at the Yeager’s Cycle bike night, a racetrack made of traffic cones in the parking lot was the setting for a special event.

Weather prevents winner between rival Tigers

The wrong kind of strikes decided Tuesday night’s rivalry result between Smith-Cotton and Warrensburg at Susie Ditzfeld Memorial Field.

In the Community

Nurse practitioner joins Bothwell Clinics Off Broadway medical team

Stacey Dobbs, a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined Bothwell Clinics Off Broadway, which includes Walk In Off Broadway and Eldenburg Family Practice.
Magnolia Mercantile opens in Warrensburg
WARRENSBURG — After purchasing the old JV Saloon building at 109 W. Culton St. in downtown Warrensburg, business partners Lee Rhoades and Teri Smith decided to open a business inspired by the saloon.
Cow Bird to offer Southern dinner menu next week
Cow Bird Creamery and Sweets is expanding and will offer a Southern dinner menu beginning next week.
Prysmian Group invests $45 million in Sedalia expansion
It was a beautiful morning Wednesday, Sept. 13 as people gathered at Prysmian Group’s beam signing ceremony as the company invests $45 million into the Sedalia plant at 20213 Whitfield Road.
Central Bank partners with Hispanic community leaders
Sedalia's Central Bank has recently partnered with several Hispanic community leaders to expand its services to include materials printed in Spanish and bilingual staff to serve the diverse members of the local community.
From the Opinion page

Utilizing corn stalks in beef cow rations

The spring grass hay crop was extremely poor across many regions of the state. Beef cattle producers are turning to alternative feeds in order to find winter forage for their herds. Baled corn stalks are going to be one of the more available forage sources for many producers. A discussion of their quality and use is certainly appropriate.

We all need more respect, love for neighbors

There is a slight chance that I may be turning into a grumpy old lady, but I honestly don’t believe that my age has anything to do with my observation of behaviors that have changed so rapidly.

'German Day' celebrated in Sedalia

In 1829, Prussian lawyer Gottfried Duden self-published a book detailing his three-year-long visit to Missouri called “Report on a Journey through the Western States of North America.” Duden glowingly praised the Missouri River valley’s fertility and resemblance to his native land.
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