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Pools open for summer

Editor's note: Liberty and Centennial pools did not open Saturday, May 28 as planned due to cold water temperatures, according to information from the Sedalia Parks and Recreation …

‘A Time to Dance’: Studio A presents spring performance

With dances and smiles, around 100 students will take the stage on Saturday to perform 30 dances. Adding to the production are dance routines that include the students’ fathers.  Studio …

Tom Piché bids goodbye to the Daum Museum

Bidding farewell is never easy, but Thomas Piché Jr., the curator and director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, said he feels it’s time to go.  Piché, who took the …

Summer reading programs about to start at Sedalia libraries

The Sedalia Public Library and Boonslick Regional Library will soon launch their summer reading programs in an effort to keep kids reading throughout the year. Both libraries have the theme …

Charlie Crockett, Stoney Larue to perform at State Fair

Charlie Crockett and Stoney Larue will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Missouri State Fair Grandstand.   Crockett is known as an American blues, country and Americana singer and …

Kiwanis presents scholarship award

During the Kiwanis-sponsored Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 7, the William A. Schien Scholarship for $500 was presented to Leia Goodman, a Smith-Cotton High School graduate, by Sedalia Kiwanis …

Upcoming local blood drives

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to give blood and platelet donations this summer. In memory of Elvis, who was a blood donor himself, and in honor of the new film “Elvis”, the …

Police Reports May 28

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 May 28

Stover motorcyclist injured in Morgan accident John B. Angell, 55, of Stover, sustained moderate injuries at 10:10 p.m. Monday in a Morgan County accident. According to a Missouri State Highway …

Sacred Heart Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Sacred Heart Elementary and High School honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 school year. “A” Honor Roll 12th Grade: Kiley …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule May 28

Boonslick Regional Library Monday No run, Memorial Day. Wednesday 10 a.m.: Green Ridge Post Office. 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Green Ridge City Park. Friday 9 a.m. to noon: …

Club notes May 28

Ringen Brushy 4-H club The Ringen Brushy 4-H club met May 11 at the Warehouse Event Center. There were 21 members present.  The Secretary’s minutes were read and approved. The …

Community Calendar for May 20 through June 4

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 May 28

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court:  Alicia R. Williams and Paul E. Williams; Michelle R. Sewell and Bradley J. Sewell; Dan L. Staples and Linda …

Marriage licenses May 28

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to: Cole Anthony Simoncic, 26, and Alexandra Kristine Linderer, 25, both of Sedalia; Eric Daniel Hain, 43, …

Meals on Wheels menu May 28

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. …

Sedalia Public Library new books May 28

Sedalia Public Library Fiction “The Summer Place,” by Jennifer Weiner. “Nightwork,” by Nora Roberts. “The Book Woman’s Daughter,” by Kim Michele …

Boonslick Regional Library popular books May 28

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “All the Secrets of the World,” by Steve Almond “Atomic Anna,” by Rachel Barenbaum. “Hope and Glory,” by Jendelia …

Scott Joplin Festival featured during June 4 weekend

Numerous events will be happening in the area during the weekend of Saturday, June 4. Scott Joplin Festival The 2022 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival will begin Wednesday at 5 p.m. …

Bait shop opens on South Limit

Jared Sirna is an avid fisherman who noticed an opportunity when driving to the lake. “I’ve been heading to the lake my whole life and wanting to pick up some bait on the way,” …

Organization now providing foster, adoption in Pettis

Through the expansion of three organizations, Missouri is now wholly covered for foster care, adoptions, and kinship needs. The program coverage has become a “family resource modality” …

Knob Noster Fair to return after COVID-19

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the Knob Noster Fair is returning once again. While the fair is finally back this year, COVID has certainly left a lasting impact on how events such as …

Hubbard Park splash pad opens to the public

On Thursday morning, Sedalia Parks and Recreation, joined by the community and Sedalia City Council members, opened the Hubbard Park splash pad.  Special Events and Marketing Manager Savannah …

Crash Reports May 27

One killed, three injured in Henry accident Simone Y. Johnson, 21, of Kansas City, was killed and London l. Johnson, 20, of Kansas City; Tyerese L. Sims, 21, of Independence; and Ramon J. Wooten, …

Police Reports May 27

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 …

Truman State University Honor Rolls

Truman State University has released its academic honor rolls for the spring 2022 semester.  Students who received a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the spring semester can now …

Smithton Baptist to host revival

Smithton Baptist Church, on the corner of Walnut and Webster in Smithton, will host a revival at 7 p.m. June 3 through 5. The speaker is Ron Griffith. The Sunday morning service is at 10:40 a.m. A …

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast hosted May 7

The Kiwanis Club of Sedalia hosted its annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 7 at the First United Methodist Church Celebration Center.  Mayor Andrew Dawson spoke and assisted in …

Pettis County Clerk’s office moves to new location

On Friday, the Pettis County Clerk’s office began the move to the county’s Annex building for a much-needed space upgrade.  Around three years ago, Pettis County purchased the old …

State Farm presents donation to SPD drone unit

Margaret Ward from State Farm Insurance of Sedalia presented a check for $5,000 to the Sedalia Police Department Drone Unit on Tuesday. State Farm has worked to help fund several police projects over …

Homer G. Phillips, Sedalia’s other ‘favorite son’

Many in the area are familiar with the contribution Sedalia’s Scott Joplin made to music. Still, many are unaware of another native son, Homer G. Phillips, one of 10 children born in Smithton …

Photos: Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center almost done

Police Reports May 26

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 …

SFCC to host Workforce Innovation Center ribbon cutting

State Fair Community College will host a ribbon cutting for the Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center at 10 a.m. June 9.  Gov. Mike Parson will be in attendance. He will be joined on stage …

Heard Club House to host historical home tour

The Heard Memorial Club House will host a historical home tour of the home of Missouri Sen. John Heard and his wife, Lillian, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4.  The historical home, …

Driver examination stations to close for Memorial Day

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operations will resume …

Missouri literacy programs awarded over $158,000

On May 12, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced over $158,000 in support of literacy programs in Missouri.  “We are proud to offer grants to schools, libraries and nonprofit …

Lincoln R-2 High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Lincoln R-2 High School honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 school year. “A” Honor Roll  Seventh Grade: Skylar Arbuckle, …

‘Alice in Wonderland’ performance set to tour late May, early June

WARRENSBURG — Audiences will not have to chase the White Rabbit to find a place where everyone is just a little bit mad as Central Missouri Repertory Theatre will present “Alice in …

SFCC offices to close at noon on Fridays in June, July

The State Fair Community College Board of Trustees approved the closing of college offices at noon on Fridays in June and July for 2022 through 2024, allowing for coordination with the 2022-24 …

Alumni group makes last scholarship donation to Knob Noster Schools

KNOB NOSTER — Members of the Decade of the ‘60s alumni group have made their last donation to their alma mater.  The donation, worth $4,420, is set to be used in an annual $500 …

Johnson County officer receives Special Victims Hero of the Year Award

WARRENSBURG — Det. Greg Martin is the first officer with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to be awarded the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Special Victims Hero of the …

Alleged heroin distribution a ‘rock’s throw’ from Sacred Heart

A man was arrested after Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant in the 500 block of West Third Street on Tuesday, just …

Phase one begins for interchange project

On Tuesday, May 10, the Pettis County Commission opened the bidding for phase one of the Interchange 65 project, Cedar Drive improvements.  The plans for a new interchange on U.S. Highway 65 …

LCAA to host Neva Wood exhibit

Women will be the focus of an art exhibit opening Friday at the Hayden Liberty Center and will identify with the theme for this year's Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival, "Women in …

Crash Reports May 19

One killed, one seriously injured in Moniteau accident Bobby G. Hirt, 41, of Boonville, was killed, and Tony J. Smith, 64, of Holts Summit, was seriously injured at 7:18 p.m. Monday in a Moniteau …

Police Reports May 19

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 …

Mt. Herman Cemetery to host Memorial Day ceremony

The trustees of Mt. Herman Cemetery Association invite the public to the 24th annual Memorial Day celebration at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at 25229 Mount Herman Road. Smith-Cotton High School …

S-C’s Fischer Bell Ringer winner for April

Sedalia 200 instrumental music teacher Andrew Fischer is the recipient of the Superintendent’s Bell Ringer Award for April. The monthly award is a way for Superintendent Steve Triplett to …

Photo: SFCC names Radiologic Technology Clinical Instructor of the Year

The Pavilion in Downtown Sedalia opens

A public-private partnership created the Downtown Pavilion Project, which opened at noon Thursday with its official ribbon-cutting. Furnell Companies Vice President Erica Eisenmenger and David …
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