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JCFPD breaks ground for new Station 4 building

WARRENSBURG — Construction recently began on a new building for Johnson County Fire Protection District Station 4 near Knob Noster.  The building, located at 85 Northeast Highway D, …

Smith-Cotton High School student tased after incident

Thursday afternoon the Sedalia School District 200 released a statement regarding an incident that occured on one of its campuses. “On Thursday at Smith-Cotton High School the district's …

Police Reports Sept. 24

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 …

Crash Reports Sept 24

California woman hurt in Moniteau accident Letha E. Carlson, 63, of California, sustained minor injuries at 10:40 a.m. Thursday in a Moniteau County accident.  According to a Missouri …

Club notes Sept. 24

Circle No. 310 Daughters of Isabella The Daughters of Isabella met Monday evening, Sept. 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sedalia. Chancellor Shirley Harms led the rosary and also the …

Community Calendar for Sept. 25 through Oct. 1

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations.  To have your event or meeting …

Divorces Sept. 24

The following people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court: Loren Pfannenstiel and Terri Pfannenstiel; Julie Casteel and Jeremy G. Casteel; Deanna M. Rigdon and …

Meals on Wheels Sept. 26-30

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia. The food is prepared by Superior Vendall and is delivered by volunteers. …

New books Sept. 24

  Sedalia Public Library Fiction “Fairy Tale,” by Stephen King. “Desperation in Death,” by J.D. Robb. “Blowback,” by James …

Marriage licenses Sept. 24

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to: Sherman Roy Hostetler, 19, of Otterville, and Amy Nicole Kropf, 18, of Marshall; Travis Cole Woolery, 34, …

Popular books Sept. 24

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “Traitor’s Dance,” by Jeff Abbott. “Where the Sky Begins,” by Rhys Bowen. “Overkill,” by Sandra …

Sedalia elementary students sorted into houses

Beginning with the 2022-23 school, Sedalia School District 200’s elementary school students will be sorted into houses. Skyline Principal Kelly McFatrich said that kindergarten through fifth …

Broadband fiber crews dig through the area

With billions of Federal dollars available for broadband infrastructure improvements through The American Rescue Plan Act, multiple crews are now installing fiber-optic lines under yards and streets …

The Funky Goat brings art and crafts to the area

MARSHALL JUNCTION — Inspired by her Boer goats, Gidget Funk, of Marshall Junction, began an art and craft business from her home a year ago.  Funk and her husband, Eric, own Funk …

Police Reports

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 …

Local Briefs Sept. 23

Bothwell drops mask requirement for patients and visitors Like many health centers across the nation, Bothwell Regional Health Center has seen an increase in incidents of aggressive behavior in …

Crash Reports Sept. 23

Holden teen killed in Johnson accident Kaden A. Adams, 18, of Kingsville, was killed at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday in a Johnson County accident.  According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol …

Entertainment briefs Sept. 23

Several Mid-Missouri Artists members show work Several members of Mid-Missouri Artists are showing work around the state. Gary Cadwallader has 16 paintings in a one-person show at the West …

Church news​​ Sept. 23

Goodwill Chapel UMC to host fish fry Goodwill Chapel United Methodist Church, 26517 Goodwill Chapel Road, will host its annual fish fry for carryout only from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. …

Sacred Heart celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, a celebration of the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements across …

Leptospirosis outbreak comes to Missouri

Although Pettis County isn't affected, a few counties in Missouri are experiencing a Leptospirosis outbreak. Thompson Hills Animal Clinic in Sedalia said in a Facebook post that "Leptospirosis is …

Sedalia Police practice emergency driving at Clover Dell Park

​​Tuesday, Sedalia Police Department cruisers took over a lot at Clover Dell Park to conduct EVOC training.  EVOC stands for Emergency Vehicle Operator Course and is intended to give …

Boys & Girls Club names three Distinguished Club Gold Award winners

Three Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Club Sites had the honor of being named Distinguished Club Gold Award winners during BGC’s staff and board celebration, hosted Sept. …

Police Reports Sept. 22

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 …

Crash Reports Sept. 22

California teen hurt in Moniteau accident A 16-year-old female from California sustained minor injuries at 10 p.m. Tuesday in a Moniteau County accident.  According to a Missouri State …

Funky Bunch Pet Care to host Pet Loss Memorial Service

Funky Bunch Pet Care LLC will host a Pet Loss Memorial Service at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the lakeside gazebo at Clover Dell Park, 5300 W. 32nd St.  The public is invited to the free …

Community, staff discuss Sedalia 200 long-range facilities plan

On Monday, community members, staff, district administrators and board members met in the Smith-Cotton High School cafeteria to discuss the long-range facilities plan for Sedalia School District …

Missing man located by police drone

A lost hiker was located Monday evening thanks to Sedalia Police Cpl. John Fellows and the department’s newest drone. Cameron Stoney, 18, is a highly-functioning autistic young man who …

Helen comes home: Donations help woman stay in her home

Due to the kindness of three local businesses, Helen Hutchinson, 81, can remain in her home with her family photos, a place where her name is etched in concrete by her front step. Charli Ackerman, …

Boys & Girls Club names employees, board member of the year

It was a night of celebration as Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri named Laurie Schirlls and Shaylen Crosswhite as full- and part-time employees of the year. The two were honored during …

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113 new cases of COVID in Pettis County

During the week of Sept. 12-18, there were 113 new cases of COVID-19 reported to the Pettis County Health Center. Last week there were 76. There are six people hospitalized as compared to one last …

Words, letters, language matter in culture, community identity

WARRENSBURG — Cristobal Salinas Jr. gave a presentation on “Being Latino/a/x: Culture and Community in the Midwest” on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Warrensburg Community …

Registration open for Ladies’ Night Out

Western Missouri Medical Center will host the 10th annual Ladies’ Night Out: Pink Party! from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Multipurpose Building at the University of Central …

RISE seeking volunteers

RISE Community Services in Warrensburg is seeking volunteers for Sept. 20 and 23 and Oct. 4.  Volunteer opportunities include gardening, sorting clothing items, organizing crafts, painting …

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 …

Crash Reports Sept. 21

Lincoln man seriously injured in Benton accident Daniel K. Davis, 50, of Lincoln, sustained serious injuries at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in a Benton County accident.  According to a Missouri …

Golden Corral closes

Golden Corral Buffet suddenly closed Sunday, leaving patrons and employees wondering where they will eat and work.  Cornell Randolph was sitting in his car behind Golden Corral on Monday. …

Democrat newsroom receives MPA Gold Cup

In addition to 25 awards, the Democrat newsroom took home the Gold Cup for Class 1 Dailies in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for work published in 2021. The awards were …

Walk to End Alzheimer's raises over $19K

Saturday afternoon, the Sedalia Walk to End Alzheimer's drew 200 participants and 25 teams and, as of Monday, raised $19,841. WyAnn Lipps, of Sedalia, with the Alzheimer's Association Greater …

Merit Badge College joins SFCC on Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the first Merit Badge College will be hosted at State Fair Community College for the Boy Scouts of America.  District Executive for Osage Trail’s District of the …

Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission hosts tax hearing, reopens Claycomb bridge

During daily meetings from Sept. 12 to Sept. 16, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Sept 12: The Commission hosted the 2023 Tax Hearing in the Commission Chambers. Present was …

New pediatrician joins Bothwell medical team

Dr. Brieanna Kroeger has returned home and joined Bothwell TLC Pediatrics as a general pediatrician. Kroeger will care for children ages birth to 18 treating their routine illnesses and health …

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 …

Crash Reports Sept. 20

Boating accident leaves Cottleville woman with injuries  Amy Kohl, 36, of Cottleville, sustained moderate injuries at 3:10 p.m. Saturday in a Lake of the Ozarks accident. According to a …

Truman VA to host telephone town hall for veterans

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital will host a telephone town hall meeting for Veterans from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.  Approximately 10,000 veterans will be contacted …

Real estate transactions Sept. 20

Sept. 6 Marcie Sue Melville, Rory M. Melville to Marcia S. Melville Trustee, Rory M. Melville Trust and Rory M. Melville Trust, Parkview Revised, block 11, lots 4, 5, 6. Paul J. Sandbothe to …

Heckart Community Center adds memberships

Amy Epple, director of Sedalia Parks and Recreation, addressed the Parks board meeting Thursday evening with a glowing report on the first months of the new Heckert Community Center. “The …

Sawyer provides update while at Pachyderm

On Friday, Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip Sawyer provided an update about case volume, hot topics and accomplishments during the Pettis County Pachyderm meeting hosted at Best Western …

Lamy's loo in the top 10 for bathroom design

Known for its quality food and drinks and as a gathering place, Lamy's is now recognized for its stylish loo created by a local designer/decorator. Lamy's No. 5 Bistro and Bar bathrooms are among …
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