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Encounter Church brings a ‘Convoy of Hope’

Hope comes in many forms and sometimes it comes by truck — a truck filled with food and other items that can be donated to the community and surrounding area. Encounter Church of Sedalia …

SCHS theatre students to open play Friday

An unlikely camaraderie of a flightless goose, a narcoleptic chipmunk, a blues-loving moose along with a badger who wants to play for the NFL is the perfect combination to bring smiles and laughter …

SFCC Trustees approve Olen Howard property resolution

On Thursday, the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees met at the Thompson Conference Center for a special meeting to approve a resolution for a lease purchase with J. Higdon Potter …

Photo: Sedalia Lions Club donates to Center for Human Services

We invite readers to submit photos for “Community Snapshot,” which features images of local residents and events. Images must be current, in JPEG format and must be the property of the …

Childers donate $250,000 to SFCC’s capital campaign

The State Fair Community College Foundation recently received $250,000 from Russell and Julie Childers for its capital campaign to help build the Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center. The new …

MU Extension offers free suicide prevention class

University of Missouri Extension will offer free one-hour suicide prevention training sessions online in April and May. QPR Gatekeeper Training helps participants “question, persuade and …

SFCC summer and fall enrollment now open

Returning and new students may now enroll in summer and fall classes at State Fair Community College.  Returning students should contact their navigators before enrolling to ensure they are …

Police Reports April 16

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 …
Church News

Mette family to perform Sunday

The Mette Family Ministries will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the Sacred Heart School gym. This event is somewhere between a rock concert and a parish mission, providing 90 minutes of …

Sedalia police add therapy dog Kyah to department

The Sedalia Police Department has a new therapy dog that has a friendlier approach to dealing with the public, staff and officers at the department.  Sgt. Casey DeVorss had been working with …

S-C seniors recording virtual Grad Walk talks

This year, Smith-Cotton seniors participating in the Grad Walk program will record their speeches by video due to COVID restrictions.  The program involves groups of seniors giving …

From paint to poetry: Freed, artist and poet, publishes new book

Like ships on a sea or birds lifted through the air by invisible currents of wind, art often moves and flows into other veins of creativity, crossing the lines of paint with those of prose and …

Care Connection offering online help to older adults

Care Connection for Aging Services will offer a free workshop series online via Zoom to help older adults live a healthier life. The “Living a Healthy Life” weekly workshops will take …

Benton County Wine Stroll slated for April 24

The Benton County Wine Stroll will be hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24 in downtown Warsaw.  Breweries and distilleries will also be providing tastings and products for purchase. A …

Pilot Grove Honor Roll

The following Pilot Grove students were named to the third quarter honor roll for the 2020-21 school year. “A” Honor Roll (3.66667 and above) Seniors: Dalton Bealer, Eric Franklin, …

Police Reports April 15

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 April 15

Two men injured in Truman watercraft accident Randall E. Stone, 69, of Holden, and Albert A. Weaver, 68, of Pleasant Hill, received moderate injuries in a watercraft collision at 9:55 a.m. Friday …

Sedalia Police Awards Ceremony honors officers, citizen heroes

At the Sedalia Police Department’s 2021 Awards Ceremony hosted Tuesday evening at The Venue, awards were given to SPD officers and citizens recognized for exceptional performance during …

Smith-Cotton senior named to All-State Honor Choir

A Smith-Cotton senior has been selected for the Missouri All-State Honor Choir.  It was announced this week that McCade Curry was selected for the group. Curry said he is excited to have …

Music’s ‘unsung hero’: Jesse’s Jamz Radio gives back

Being hailed as an “unsung hero” for the local music scene, 22-year-old Jesse Reed is looking out for area bands and musical artists. Reed, of Sedalia, began Jesse’s Jamz Radio …

PCAD swears in new board members

Two members were sworn into office during Tuesday night’s Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors. Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada was present to swear in Sub-district 3 …

Department of Natural Resources annual photo contest is now open

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Winning entries will be featured on the department’s social media platforms. The deadline to …

Sacred Heart Honor Roll

The following students were recently named to the Sacred Heart School honor roll for the third quarter of the 2020-21 school year. A Honor Roll  Fourth grade: Zachary Anderson, Audrey …

Police Reports April 14

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 April 14

Warsaw woman, man injured in Benton accident Ernest F. Tempfel, 80, and Karen S. Tempfel, 77, both of Warsaw, received minor injuries in an accident at 1:50 p.m. Monday in Benton …

SFCC looks back at a year of pandemic education

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 …

Distracted driving kills, cell phones worst cause

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and anyone who has texted while driving can attest to what a dangerous practice that can be.  “We've all experienced passing other motorists …

Photos: Home and Garden Show draws 1,500 visitors

All Missourians now eligible for COVID vaccines

Pettis County added 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,079, according to the Pettis County Health Center.  According to the Pettis County …

Simmons Bank names new Sedalia Community President

Simmons Bank recently announced Grant Leeka as the new community president to lead the Sedalia market. Leeka has served Simmons Bank customers for 15 years and has been involved with the Sedalia …

Green Ridge Elementary Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Green Ridge Elementary honor roll for the third quarter of the 2020-21 school year. All A’s  Third grade: Collin Britt, Michael Close, …

Real estate transactions April 13

April 5 Bradley M. and Gina B. Blankenship to Coulten Koetting and Aubry L. Burns, ER Don Villa, lot 19.  Wells Fargo National Bank to Veterans Administration, Southwest Village Tract A, …

Livestock market reports April 13

Windsor livestock auction market report for April 7 Receipts, 1,553 HD; 12% cows. Compared to last week, all classes of steers and heifers sold mostly $5 to $10 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls …

Police Reports April 13

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 April 13

Oklahoma woman hurt in Benton crash A Coweta, Oklahoma, woman suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 4:10 p.m. Sunday in Benton County.  According to a Missouri State Highway …

Proposed material management park worries rural La Monte neighbors

If you drive down U.S. Highway 50 west from Sedalia, you can’t miss the mountainous landfill on the north side of the road. Further west, it’s also hard not to notice the litter blown …

Sgt. Major named Sons of the American Revolution JROTC Instructor of the Year

Sgt. Major probably isn’t going to be happy with this one, and he told me so from the start. Command Sgt. Major Randall Woods, who is in his 20th year as a JROTC instructor at Smith-Cotton …

Winston inducted into Hall of Fame

LA MONTE — An accumulation of decades of dedication resulted in the ultimate honor for Vicki Winston, of La Monte, a 10-time Women’s World Champion Horseshoe Pitcher, who was inducted …

Weekly Update: Pettis County Commission approves commercial payment process

During daily meetings April 5 to April 9, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:  April 5: No action taken. April 6: Citizen Sherry Bowen-Broyles visited with the …

Windsor resident charged with statutory sodomy in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY — A Windsor resident has been charged with statutory sodomy in Johnson County Circuit Court. William Ray Pullen has been charged with an unclassified felony charge of …

Road restrictions for April 12-16 

City of Sedalia contractors continue working to make improvements to the City’s water distribution system. The following streets will be affected by the installation of water mains and service …

Pettis County Health Center observes National Public Health Week

April 5-11, 2021, marks National Public Health Week. This year’s theme is Building Bridges to Better Health.  Each year, National Public Health Week highlights the work of public health …

Upcoming local blood drives April 10

With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red …

Crash Reports April 10

Stover woman seriously injured in Morgan crash Maida A. Korang, 45, of Stover, received serious injuries in an accident at 9:40 p.m. Thursday in Morgan County.  According to a Missouri …

Northwest Honor Roll

Pettis County R-V (Northwest) has announced the students to be named to the third quarter honor roll of the 2020-21 school year for grades 7-12.   Seventh grade: Elaina Buckley, Emma Kirchu, …

Community Calendar for April 11 through April 17

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

Club notes April 10

Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa The Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary sorority for women educators, met Monday, March 22, via Zoom. Thirty-six members were …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule April 10

Boonslick Regional Library Monday  9 a.m to noon: Cole Camp City Park. 1:15 p.m.: Lincoln City Hall. 1:30 to 4 p.m.: Lincoln City Park. Wednesday 9 a.m.: La Monte R-IV …

Divorces April 10

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court: Brain C. Patton and Dana J. Vanmeter-Patton; Cassie June Hoke amd Eric Daniel Hoke; Amanda C. Esser and …

Marriage licenses April 10

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to:  Brandon Michael Baker, 28, and Savannah Rae Christina Sawford, 25, both of Sedalia; Ryan Michael …
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