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Local Briefs April 18

Maintenance to begin on Glenn Road
Holly Ladd

Ladd to lead Sedalia 200 Food Service

On Monday night, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the hire of Holly Ladd as Sedalia 200 Food Service director.

Boys & Girls Club receives Hero For Youth award

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri recently received the Hero for Youth award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America for its advocacy on behalf of local children.

Police Reports April 18

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.
House Speaker Dean Plocher speaks during the 2023 veto session.

Photo by Tim Bommel | Missouri House Communications.

Speaker Dean Plocher accused of ‘absolute obstruction’ in House ethics investigation

Missouri House Speaker Dean Plocher obstructed an investigation of his official acts through pressure on potential witnesses and refusing to issue subpoenas, bipartisan leaders of the House Ethics Committee alleged Monday.
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Media literacy bill gets hearing in Missouri legislature

Despite growing tensions between elected officials nationwide and the media, Missouri lawmakers are looking to educate students on media and digital literacy through a new pilot program.

Local Briefs April 17

Department of Ag hosts annual agriculture photo contest
Otto, the bloodhound, enjoys greeting customers at Auto Glass Express. Auto Glass Express is celebrating 25 years of business this year and has expanded to include commercial, residential, and shower glass.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat

Auto Glass Express celebrates 25 years

Auto Glass Express, a family-owned business, is looking forward to celebrating 25 years in business. It credits the community for its longevity.

Police Reports April 17

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.

Law students visit Oxford

A student with local ties was part of a team from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law that participated in an international competition.
Local Sports
State Fair Community College guard Devon Ellis rises above a defender for a basket against Mineral Area College in January 2023. The former Roadrunner recently transferred to Valparaiso University.

File photo by Bryan Everson | Democrat

Former Roadrunner to continue basketball career at Valparaiso University

Devon Ellis has been away from home for too long.

Northwest claims back-to-back conference titles

The Northwest softball team’s revenge tour made a stop at the Kaysinger Conference Softball Tournament Friday and Saturday, and the Mustangs weren’t going to let anybody stand in their way of grabbing their second straight conference championship.

In the Community
The State Fair Community College Student Art Exhibit opened Thursday, April 11, with an artist reception at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.
Two board members were sworn in during the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, April 11.
Smith-Cotton High School theatre students will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" this weekend with much improvisation and humor.
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Laramey Johnson

Johnson joins Sumner Insurance Services

Sumner Insurance Services announced the addition of Laramey Johnson to its staff of insurance agents.
Sam Anderson Angus joins American Angus Association
Sam Anderson Angus, of Sedalia, is a new member of the American Angus Association, as announced by Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph.
From left, tattoo artists Renee Catledge, Katy Lightburne, Lauren Hall, Marimi Heyde, and Cat Garden pose for a portrait on Tuesday, March 12, at the Gallery Tattoo Studio in Knob Noster. 

Photo by Zach Bott | Warrensburg Star-Journal
Female-led Gallery Tattoo Studio opens in Knob Noster
KNOB NOSTER – Hidden a short drive away from Whiteman Air Force Base, down a gravel road, and overlooking a scenic lake lies the new Gallery Tattoo Studio, 840 200th Road in Knob Noster.
Lori Wightman
Bothwell’s CEO elected to ACHE Nominating Committee
Lori Wightman, RN, FACHE, Bothwell Regional Health Center’s CEO, has been elected to serve on the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Nominating Committee.
A car pulls in to park at the storefront of Swisher's on Friday, March 29 in Warrensburg. First opened in 1965 by Ray Swisher and his business partner Louis “Louie” Feldman, the store was then called Louie’s Farm & Home.

Photo by Zach Bott | Warrensburg Star-Journal
Swisher’s hardware sold, set to change ownership April 8
WARRENSBURG – After close to 60 years since it first opened its doors, Swisher’s hardware store is being sold, with its storefront changing ownership on April 8.
From the Opinion page

True confessions of a procrastinator

I’ve been meaning to write this column for some time, but just never got around to it.

The problem of being fashionable

Early Sedalia was well aware of class distinctions. For example, in 1870, Col. A.D. Jaynes, George R. Smith, Albert Parker, Cyrus Newkirk and O.A. Crandall agreed to build expensive – $8,000 to $10,000 – houses on Broadway between Washington Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue, creating what was then Sedalia’s premier neighborhood.

Writer says goodbye to true blue companion

As losses go, this isn't a big one. I shouldn't even care. Still, I'm sad about it. It's hard to accept that the best jeans in my closet – and possibly the world – are on their last threads.
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