NEWS


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Exploring the dino world
Sherlyn Nail runs toward health, magazine cover

Sherlyn Nail runs toward health, magazine cover

When Sherlyn Nail, 64, decided to start walking, it changed her life. She went from walking to jogging to running and recently completed her first hal...

June 27th, 2016 |  


June 28 Crash Reports

Sedalia woman hurt in PettisA Sedalia woman sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 3:55 p.m. Sunday in Pettis County.According to...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Democrat welcomes new sales consultant

Democrat welcomes new sales consultant

The Democrat welcomed a new member of the advertising department this month.Matt Hoke joined the Democrat’s advertising department in mid-June a...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Fireworks remain illegal within Sedalia city limits

Fireworks remain illegal within Sedalia city limits

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to clarify information about the public fireworks display on the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is...

June 26th, 2016 updated: June 27th, 2016. |  


Bottle rockets take flight at SFCC

Bottle rockets take flight at SFCC

Each summer, State Fair Community College provides students who are pre-kindergarten through sophomores the opportunity to explore, discover and creat...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Serving youth throughout the community

With more than 80 years in service to Sedalia and the surrounding area, the Sedalia Kiwanis Club is still going strong, but now they are asking for he...

June 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Junior Legion kicks off Wood Bat Tournament

Junior Legion kicks off Wood Bat Tournament

Sedalia’s junior legion opened the Rick Ball Ford Wood Bat Tournament as hosts Friday with a win.Rock Bridge, who has two teams in the tournamen...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Catfishing can be a multi-generational team sport

Catfishing can be a multi-generational team sport

I ended last week’s column with a promise to report on how well “fresh” sunfish cut bait that had spent three days in the refrigerat...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Bombers use big inning to bounce back, win 6-2

Bombers use big inning to bounce back, win 6-2

After completing a postponed doubleheader – finally – with the St. Joseph Mustangs, the Sedalia Bombers are again striking distance away f...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Bombers, Mustangs get hot in 10-inning Sedalia loss

Bombers, Mustangs get hot in 10-inning Sedalia loss

See ya!The Sedalia Bombers are likely glad to be rid of their St. Joseph rivals after sending two scheduled seven-inning games into 10 innings over th...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Women’s cross-country aviation race stops at UCM

Women’s cross-country aviation race stops at UCM

WARRENSBURG — The 40th annual Air Race Classic, a cross-country race from Arizona to Florida, stopped in Warrensburg this week.The race, made up...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Sedalia Junior Legion splits with Boonville

Sedalia Junior Legion splits with Boonville

The heat was on Sedalia Rick Ball Ford early Tuesday at Liberty Park.Nick Anders labored through three innings, allowing six runs to Boonville in firs...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Meyer-Pratt wedding
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Simon anniversary
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Bultemeier anniversary
Casne-Griffin engagement

Casne-Griffin engagement

Donald and Susan Casne, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Casne, to Patrick Griffin. He is the son of Karen G...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Harding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Mac Harding will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 26 with a dinner hosted by their children.Shelley Morrow and Mac Harding w...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Jackson birthday

Jackson birthday

Lorraine Jackson will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception hosted by her family and friends from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Bethe...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Briggs anniversary

Briggs anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Briggs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17.Francine M. Spear and Jim Briggs were married June 17, 1966, at Slater Metho...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Smith anniversary

Smith anniversary

Wint Eugene Smith and Sandra Sue Smith will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 18 with a family dinner and card shower.Sandra “Sandy&...

June 19th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Reach out to your public representatives

Reach out to your public representatives

“1776” is one of my favorite movies, and I try to watch it every July 4th. It is a fictionalized, dramatized, and, I think, beautifully ro...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Strawberry picking time

Strawberry picking time

Columnist’s Note: Most of my summer memories are about dealing with the heat, but this one is about the sweet memory of picking strawberries, an...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Natural history and Francis Sampson

Natural history and Francis Sampson

Natural history is defined as the study of plants and animals byobservation rather than experimentation and the presentation of the results of the stu...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Community center is vital for Sedalia

Community center is vital for Sedalia

For years now the good people of the State Fair City have been clamoring for a Community Center. Former Sedalia Mayor Bob Wasson was a top proponent o...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Think of others, not just yourself

Think of others, not just yourself

It’s funny how what is selfish in the eyes of many is interpreted as admirable by others.One of the latest entries into the legion of the “...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Patience is a virtue for father-in-laws

Patience is a virtue for father-in-laws

To be fortunate enough to find that one person who would be your perfect soul-mate is in itself a wonderful thing, and means you are blessed. To have ...

June 17th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Hurley joins Impact Signs

UCM receives S&P’s ‘A+’ bond rating

WARRENSBURG — A positive indication of the University of Central Missouri’s financial stability and ability to manage credit came in May a...

June 7th, 2016 |  


OATS named Rural Community Transportation System of the Year

OATS named Rural Community Transportation System of the Year

OATS Inc., was named the 2016 Rural Community Transportation System of the Year by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) at its a...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Buckle names new Sedalia manager

Buckle Inc. recently announced Emily Reid has been named manager of the Thompson Hills Shopping Center Buckle store in Sedalia.Reid began her career w...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Chamber hosts RAC-JAC Properties ribbon-cutting

Chamber hosts RAC-JAC Properties ribbon-cutting

Community members, City of Sedalia officials and members of the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce gather Wednesday evening for a ribbon-cutting ceremon...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Curry joins Murdock Banner Financial Group

Curry joins Murdock Banner Financial Group

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May 17th, 2016 |  


Von Holten Ranch expands its services

Von Holten Ranch expands its services

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May 17th, 2016 |  


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