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17 S-C singers make All-District Honor Choir
On Saturday, Sept. 16, 17 Smith-Cotton High School juniors and seniors auditioned and were selected for the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association All-District Honor Choir. They move on to the All-State Choir auditions in October.
Americans sickened by radioactive waste press Congress for action on assistance
WASHINGTON — Victims of nuclear contamination rallied in the nation’s capital on Wednesday in support of bipartisan legislation that would extend compensation for those harmed by radioactive waste.
Crash Reports Sept. 21
Stover man in serious condition after Morgan County crash
Police Reports Sept. 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 case.
Crash Reports Sept. 20
Auxvasse motorcyclist injured in Saline County accident
Police Reports Sept. 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 case.
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Walk to End Alzheimer's a journey more than a stroll in the park

At Sedalia’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday at Centennial Park, teams held bright pinwheels as they raised money in honor of loved ones lost to the incurable disease.

Boys & Girls Club receives federal grants

For an unprecedented fifth time, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri has been awarded multiple 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. Awarded through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the three highly competitive grants total more than $5 million over a five-year grant cycle.

Festival Latino brings Hispanic culture to downtown streets

Saturday the streets of downtown Sedalia were filled with dancing, singing, great food and a parade at the Festival Latino, a celebration of Latino culture hosted by Herrencia Hispana.

Nearly 350,000 enjoy annual Missouri State Fair traditions in 2023

On Monday, Gov. Mike Parson and Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced that nearly 350,000 visitors attended the annual State Fair in Sedalia, which was hosted Aug. 10-20, 2023. The figure reflects an approximate two and a half percent increase from last year.
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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
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.
Cline receives DAISY Award
Bothwell Regional Health Center recently presented its latest DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Donna Cline.
Central Bank to host third annual blood drive
Central Bank of Sedalia is busy saving lives with its third annual Community Challenge Blood Drive to be hosted Sept. 15 and 16 at the First United Methodist Church.
Funky Bunch to host second annual Pet Memorial
For the second year, Funky Bunch Pet Care LLC is hosting a Pet Memorial this month to help pet parents cope with the death of their furry family members.
New bowling alley, Alley Cats, is officially open
WARRENSBURG — After eight months of renovations, Alley Cats is open.
From the Opinion page

A new opportunity to serve more Sedalia kids

Five years ago, I had the distinct privilege to help open the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s 12th Club Site in Dresden. It was a wonderful moment and aligned with the Club’s mission to serve more kids, more often.

Frank and Francesca’s nocturnal adventures

Once upon a time, during a moonlit night, an unsuspecting woman descended the steps of her backyard deck and stepped onto the stone patio. Her three rambunctious dogs raced past her, eager to hit the grass and sniff out the perfect place to pee before bedtime.

Democrat attacks 1800s alienists and their testimony

When Thomas Williamson was on trial for multiple murders in Pettis County in the late 1880s, the Sedalia Democrat and the Sedalia Bazoo, which closely followed the trial, noted that his brother testified that Thomas had suffered from mental problems since he had recovered from typhoid fever several years before.
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