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What if in 300 years there was no music, what if there were no instruments and everyone dressed and looked the same? Well, local theater students are prepared to take the stage next week with the … more
The Amped Up professional bull riding tour will be hosted Friday and Saturday at the Jennings Arena in Green Ridge.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with mutton busting at 6:30 p.m. There will … more
Hubbard Park will see a flurry of activity this Saturday as Juneteenth celebrations begin. Canceled last year, like so many activities due to COVID, the event is back and will feature food, music, … more
A former Sedalia woman is producing a successful podcast that explores avenues of encouragement for single moms and divorced women.  Stacie Wimer, now of Kansas City and a 1996 Smith-Cotton … more
WARRENSBURG — Old Drum Day is returning to Warrensburg after skipping 2020 with Old Drum Animal Shelter joining the Johnson County Historical Society as a co-host. Admission to the event is … more
The second annual LBGTQ+ Pride Picnic will be hosted Saturday, July 10 at Centennial Park. Picnic organizer Heather Hughes said the first event was hosted in 2019 at Liberty Park, but due to … more
The Dino Dig on June 2 is the latest example of fun activities the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department has planned for the summer.  Special Events and Marketing Manager Savannah Lynde … more
Writers of Warrensburg (WoW) is hosting a free Novel-Writing Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12 on Zoom. The workshop will focus on novel writing and feature local authors Stan C. Smith … more
Thomas Jenkins took on his first acting role as Snoopy in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” through Sacred Heart this spring but is now moving to the big stage as Bruce, one of the … more
The Sedalia Area Dream Factory will host its 31st annual Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Pepsi Grandstand. MSTPA and MMTTPA rules apply. … more
Although the live Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival was canceled for a second year in a row due to COVID, a virtual event is planned for June 4 and 5. Scott Joplin International Ragtime … more
The Liberty Center Association for the Arts and the Cooney Creative Studio unveiled an upcoming Arts Academy for students first through fifth grade. It will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 … more
Presenting a positive and uplifting message, dance students will take the stage this Saturday to present to the community “Be the Light.” One hundred students from Sedalia’s … more
A retrospective exhibit focusing on art spanning from 1988 to the present is opening today at the Hayden Liberty Center with much of the work depicting faces. Well-known Sedalia artist Ali Halane … more
Parkview Elementary students taught by art teacher Janice Hargrave have been displaying their creativity and pride this spring by making paper mache projects. Hargrave wanted to give students a … more
Calvary Baptist Church, 1015 W. 16th St., will host a love offering concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Brenda Ann Denny, an award-winning gospel recording artist, whose “It’s My Desire to Live … more
Not one to step away from a challenge, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dale Reed, 90, piloted aircraft during the Vietnam War, rode motorcycles in middle age, and is now creating intricate art consisting of hundreds … more
Many adults say they want to write a novel but never do. Despite this, and being in the sixth grade, Northwest Elementary student Veronica Fayuk has published her first novel.  On Tuesday, … more
The Missouri State Fair announced the remaining four Grandstand concerts on Wednesday.  According to a news release, The Beach Boys, who are marking more than half a century of making music, … more
Jeremiah Ariaz walked into the Sedalia Democrat office Friday and asked if he could take some photographs. It seemed Ariaz had taken a liking to small-town newspapers.  “I was … more
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