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In 2020, many schools in Pettis County decided to make the switch to a four-day-a-week schedule, including the Pettis County R-V (Northwest) School District. The district now has Mondays off and 40 … more
In a much less tense meeting than the last two, the Pettis County Health Center Board of Trustees discussed quarantine guidelines and social media policies Thursday afternoon. During the … more
New COVID protocols are being implemented across the state and the latest is State Fair Community College.  Last month, the Pettis County Health Center Board of Trustees and Sedalia School … more
At Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees, two major topics were discussed; the imminent survey of the Joint Commission, and the Bothwell Foundation … more
The Pettis County Health Center Board of Trustees met for a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss the county’s quarantine guidelines, leading to a heated discussion between some board … more
Masks will become optional later this week in Sedalia School District 200 schools after a Board of Education vote during Monday’s special meeting hosted in the Heckart Performing Arts Center at … more
Almost exactly nine months after it was enacted, the Pettis County face covering rule will end next week. The Pettis County Health Center Board of Trustees voted unanimously during … more
Almost 10 months after it was implemented, the Pettis County Health Center Board of Trustees will be evaluating the county-wide mandatory face covering order during this afternoon’s … more
At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees, guest speaker Larry Tyler educated board members on good governance.  “We always start with … more
Many local schools have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact doesn’t stop at K-12 schools.  According to State Fair Community College Marketing and Communications … more
On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Pettis County Health Center Administrator JoAnn Martin announced Pettis County had its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Over the last 365 days, the Pettis County Health … more
Everyone has had a year to form opinions on the effects COVID-19 has had on their lives. The Democrat took to the street Tuesday and asked for those opinions. Here are the six people who … more
March 26 marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Sedalia. Since that time, frontline workers have walked through a “dark” year with the pandemic, but with the … more
February   28 - The first gathering of Pettis County leadership to prepare for the arrival of COVID-19.   March  2 - The first press release was prepared asking people … more
At Tuesday’s Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees meeting, this upcoming Friday was recognized as the one-year anniversary of the first COVID case diagnosed in Pettis County. … more
United Way of Pettis County announced its 2020 campaign total and recognized contributors during a Zoom meeting at noon Friday. Although the campaign was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, UWPC … more
St. Patrick’s Day marked the reopening of all Boonslick Regional Library branches, including the Sedalia branch at 219 W. Third Street.  Boonslick Regional Library has additional … more
On Friday at Smith-Cotton High School, three young students performed difficult musical pieces for submission into the State Music Festival. “This year we are unable to do our festivals in … more
The lowering numbers of people infected with COVID-19 in Pettis County are due in large measure to identifying and quarantining those exposed to the virus through the process of contact … more
Although the Sedalia Senior Center is closed to in-person meals and activities, it is still committed to serving Pettis County’s older adults through the COVID-19 pandemic. Care Connection … more
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