Will Weibert is the publisher of the Sedalia Democrat, overseeing the paper's operations. He also became the publisher of the Warrensburg Star-Journal when the Democrat purchased the weekly newspaper in 2020. He joined the Democrat staff in June 2017 from the Rapid City Journal in Rapid City, South Dakota, where he was the Sales Manager.
Nicole Cooke is the editor for the Sedalia Democrat, overseeing all newsroom operations and assisting with news coverage of Sedalia and Pettis County. Nicole started as the Education Reporter in August 2013, switching to the city beat in May 2014. She was named editor in July 2017. She also became the editor of the Warrensburg Star-Journal when the Democrat purchased the weekly newspaper in 2020.
Bryan Everson is the sports editor for the Sedalia Democrat, covering games and sports features in Sedalia and Pettis County and surrounding areas. Bryan has been with the Democrat since October 2021. He worked for the Democrat as a sports reporter in 2017-18 before becoming the sports editor at another Phillips Media Group paper, the Marshfield Mail.
Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Faith Bemiss is a reporter for the Sedalia Democrat, covering general assignment, art, food, entertainment and religion stories. Faith also handles the Democrat's community calendar and announcements. She has been with the Democrat since July 2013, but prior to being a full-time reporter she spent 16 years as a freelance writer for the paper.
Chris Howell is the city reporter for the Sedalia Democrat, covering local government, business and various city departments. He also assists with community event and feature coverage. Chris has been with the Democrat since February 2021.
Education and County Reporter
Skye Melcher is the education and Pettis County government reporter for the Democrat, covering all things education in Sedalia and Pettis County, as well as providing general assignment and feature coverage. She joined the Democrat newsroom in May 2021 as a news intern and was named a part-time reporter in August 2021. In October 2021, she took on a full-time role in the newsroom.
Julie White leads the sales team in the Advertising Department for the Sedalia Democrat and the Plainsman. She has been with the Democrat since July 2019. She also became the advertising manager of the Warrensburg Star-Journal and the Warrensburg Star-Advertiser when the Democrat purchased the weekly newspaper in 2020. If you have any advertising questions, Julie will be happy to assist you.
Tom Martin is a sales consultant for the Sedalia Democrat and the Plainsman. Tom has worked in advertising since 1997, helping customers primarily in Henry and Johnson counties. If you have any advertising questions, Tom will be happy to assist you.
Diana Surface is a sales consultant for the Sedalia Democrat and the Plainsman. Diana has worked at the Democrat since January 2021, helping customers primarily in West Sedalia. If you have any advertising questions, Diana will be happy to assist you.
Customer Service Manager
Nikki Monsees is the Customer Service Manager for the Sedalia Democrat. Nikki had been a valuable Classified Advertising Advisor for seven years, and rejoined the Democrat in January 2013 assisting businesses in East Sedalia with all their advertising needs. In October 2014, Nikki joined the Circulation Department as the department manager and most recently combined Circulation and Classifieds departments. She will be happy to assist you with any needs or concerns regarding your newspaper delivery or classified ads.
Customer Service Clerk
Linda Gosnell has been with the Democrat since July 1971. Contact Linda for any circulation concerns regarding your subscription or to place your classified ad.
Customer Service Clerk
Celeste Knox has been with the Democrat since October 2018. Contact Celeste for any circulation concerns regarding your subscription or to place your classified ad.