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Deadline approaching for personal property assessment forms

Citizens only have about a month left to return their personal property assessment forms to the Pettis County Assessor’s Office. On Dec. 31, property assessment forms were mailed throughout …

Building beanstalks is a learning strategy

Quite like Jack climbing the magic beanstalk, kindergarten students ascended in their learning abilities as they created their own “beanstalks” Friday morning at Horace Mann Elementary …

Crash Reports Jan. 23

Knob Noster man seriously injured A Knob Noster man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol …

Missouri reports new coronavirus numbers

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 10,690 cases on Friday or an average of 1,527 per day. There were a total of 70 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in …

A-10s to fly over Arrowhead Stadium for AFC championship

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE — U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Rick “McGraw” Mitchell, the commander of the 303rd Fighter Squadron, Maj. Mike “Vago” Hilkert, Maj. Geoffrey …

Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission approves tractor purchase

During daily meetings Jna. 19-25, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:  Jan 18: Pettis County Courthouse closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jan 19: No action …

Police Reports Jan. 23

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 …

University of Missouri Dean’s List

The following area students were recently named to the University of Missouri-Columbia dean’s list for the fall semester of 2020. California: Emma Belleruth Baer, Austin Matthew Bolin, Leah …

Community Calendar for Jan. 24 through Jan. 30

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 Jan. 23

BRHC Auxiliary The Bothwell Regional Health Center Auxiliary Board did not meet for its regular monthly meeting in January due to the Auxiliary Gift Shop being closed in January and …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Jan. 23

Boonslick Regional Library Monday 9 a.m. to noon: Cole Camp City Park. 1:30 to 4 p.m.: Lincoln City Park. Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Green Ridge City Park. Friday 9 a.m. to …

Marriage licenses Jan. 23

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to:  Alyc Dalton Smith, 20, and Rosa Esmeralda Brown, 19, both of Sedalia; Patrick Roy Hanks, 22, of …

Meals on Wheels menu Jan. 23

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 Jan. 23

Sedalia Public Library Fiction “Our Darkest Night,” by Jennifer Robson. “Out of Hounds,” by Rita Mae Brown.  “The Prophets,” by Robert Jones …

Boonslick Regional Library popular books Jan. 23

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “Take it Back,” by Kia Abdullah. “Hidden Treasure,” by Jane K. Cleland. “D: A Tale of Two Worlds,” by Michel …

Sedalia loses a fierce city, voting advocate

After decades of advocacy for the importance of voting and being involved in government, Sedalia has lost one of its biggest supporters. Mary Merritt died Friday, Jan. 15 at her Sedalia home after …

New food truck features El Salvadorian food

Inside a robin’s-egg blue food truck, a Sedalia family cooks up tasty El Salvadorian food and the savory scent of griddle cakes draws one to pull in, park and order. Omar and Mildree …

Pettis County adds almost 60 new cases

Pettis County added 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,668, according to the Pettis County Health Center.  There are now 291 active cases and …

Pettis County inmate dies of COVID in 2020

An autopsy revealed an inmate at the Pettis County Jail who died last year had COVID-19. According to a Pettis County Sheriff’s Office news release, around 3 a.m. Aug. 20, 2020, inmate …

UCM Theatre and Dance Productions invited to festival

An honor rarely granted was bestowed upon University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance when the Kennedy Center American College Festival Region V invited two of the university’s fall 2020 …

Photo: Sedalia Elks Lodge donates to Pettis County Community Partnership

Police Reports Jan. 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 …

Lopez named to Avila University Dean’s List

Jonathan Lopez, of Sedalia, earned dean's list distinction for the fall 2020 semester, one of nearly 400 undergraduate students to be recognized. The dean's list comprises undergraduate students …

Missouri Humane Society talks about COVID impact

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the way the Humane Society of Missouri operates, it has not stopped staff and volunteers’ efforts to care for and place Missouri pets in their …

Cole Camp PAWS on pause

Although Cole Camp PAWS is on pause due to COVID-19, the animal advocacy group has post-pandemic plans for meetings and educational forums on animal and pet care. The Sedalia Democrat reported in …

Missouri COVID cases continue to rise

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 12,149 cases on Wednesday or an average of 1,736 per day. There were a total of 54 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in …

New citizens reporting tool launched on city website

The City of Sedalia website has a new reporting tool that helps connect a citizen’s request directly to the specific department waiting to assist them.  At the direction of Mayor John …

SFCC enrolling for spring classes 

State Fair Community College is enrolling new, transfer and returning students in classes in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, and Whiteman Air Force Base in on-ground, …

Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation awards scholarships

Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 high school seniors and college students at the 53rd annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. The awards were presented …

Police Reports Jan. 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 …

Pilot Grove Honor Rolls

Pilot Grove High School has announced the students named to honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. “A” Honor Roll (3.6667 and above) Freshmen: Maddex …

Candidate filing closes for April municipal election

Tuesday marked the last day for candidate filing in the April municipal election in Pettis County. Candidate filing for school districts and municipalities began Dec. 15. The Democrat checked in …

Sedalia City Council discusses garage ordinance, new branding

The Sedalia City Council met for a short meeting Tuesday night due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, focusing on a new garage ordinance and the city’s new branding …

COVID-19 leads to finding stage four cancer

With a twist of good providence, a diagnosis of COVID-19 became the compounding factor in Brad Burch’s discovery of stage four cancer — an accidental discovery that may possibly add years …

Police Reports Jan. 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 …

Northwest announces fall 2020 honor rolls

The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced students named to the Academic or President's honor rolls at the end of the 2020 fall semester. To be included on the …

Bothwell using monoclonal therapy for COVID

As Bothwell Regional Health Center continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it is using monoclonal therapy to help patients recover before needing to be hospitalized. According to Bothwell …

COVID halts Point-In-Time Count

COVID-19 has affected the whole world in many different ways and it is trickling down to affect those most in need — the homeless. Due to the pandemic, the annual Point-In-Time Count, which …

Photos: Starting off the week with a Monday funday

Missouri reports new COVID cases

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 11,983 cases on Monday or an average of 1,712 per day. There were a total of 49 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in …

Sedalia Water Department has billing error

City of Sedalia residents within the utility billing cycle known as the third district (those with a typical due date of the first of the month) might have noticed that their bills were much less …

Salvation Army to host blanket/canned food drive

The Salvation Army is hosting a blanket and canned food drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at CVS Pharmacy, 100 E. Broadway Blvd. The Salvation Army said the drive will help keep the …

Applewood Christian School Honor Rolls

Applewood Christian School has announced the students named to honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Principal's Honor Roll Madeline Wassam, Brynnley Wells, Dennis …

Police Reports Jan. 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 …

Crash Reports Jan. 19

Warsaw man seriously injured A Warsaw man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 8:45 p.m. Friday in Henry County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Gerald …

Community to gather for Roe v. Wade observance

The public is invited to attend a memorial observance of the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 on the Pettis County Courthouse west lawn in Sedalia. The …

Real estate transactions Jan. 19

Jan. 11 Mark A. and Connie Ficken and Deborah K. and Chris S. Brown to Dennis R. Holman Trustee and the Dennis R. Holman Trust, sections 32 and 33; township 47; range 20.  Pamela Joann and …

Livestock market reports Jan. 19

Windsor livestock auction market report for Jan. 13 Receipts, 3,695 HD; 7% cows. Compared to last week, steers and heifers weighing under 725 pounds, sold mostly steady to $5 lower, with cattle …

Open Door receives grant for cooler renovation

Open Door Service Center received a grant allowing the nonprofit pantry to supply additional fresh food, providing more hunger relief in Pettis County. The Food Bank of Central and Northeast …

Sedalia Redevelopment Corporation begins work

The City of Sedalia has been working on neighborhood revitalization in recent years with the Sedalia Redevelopment Corporation being the newest tool in the toolbox for tackling the issue. The …
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