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Feb. 28 Police Reports
20th annual Cupid’s Ball draws record crowd Saturday

20th annual Cupid’s Ball draws record crowd Saturday

Robert Goodwin, of Sedalia, dances for last time with his daughter Leia Goodwin, 12, at the 20th annual Cupid’s Ball hosted at Smith-Cotton High...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Sedalia City Council to host budget work session

Sedalia City Council to host budget work session

The Sedalia City Council will host a budget work session at 6 p.m. today to make decisions regarding Fiscal Year 2017-18.City staff have been working ...

February 26th, 2017 updated: February 26th, 2017. |  


International Pro Rodeo Association delights families Friday and Saturday

International Pro Rodeo Association delights families Friday and Saturday

Cowboys rush to aid a rider getting ready to exit his horse during the bare back competition portion of the International Professional Rodeo Associati...

February 26th, 2017 updated: February 26th, 2017. |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

To have your event or meeting listed, send details to [email protected] or call 826-1000 ext. 1481.MONDAY9:30 a.m.: Church Women United at Visi...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Feb. 25 Police Reports

Feb. 25 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 cont...

February 25th, 2017 updated: February 25th, 2017. |  


Having fun with agriculture

Having fun with agriculture

Students at Northwest High School in Hughesville concluded National FFA Week in a fun way by hosting an Ag Olympics in the gym Friday afternoon.“...

February 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Gremlins defeat Smithton for district title

Gremlins defeat Smithton for district title

Gremlins basketball returned to the Class 2 state tournament with a victory Saturday, Feb. 25 over the District 14 hosts, Smithton, 64-38.The Tigers (...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Smith-Cotton shoots past Warrensburg in OT, 83-78

Smith-Cotton shoots past Warrensburg in OT, 83-78

WARRENSBURG — Shooters shoot. On Friday night, Smith-Cotton’s “Shooter” unloaded with deadly accuracy.Senior Derek Gehlken sco...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 25th, 2017. |  


Kaysinger All-Conference teams selected

Kaysinger All-Conference teams selected

The All-Kaysinger Conference boy’s and girl’s basketball teams were announced Friday.The Tipton Lady Cardinals won the Kaysinger Conferenc...

February 24th, 2017 |  


A quick tour of Missouri’s four trout parks

A quick tour of Missouri’s four trout parks

If memory serves — and on this admittedly rare occasion I think it does — this will be the first time in nearly 34 years I’ve run es...

February 24th, 2017 |  


State Fair softball opens inaugural season with walk-off grand slam

State Fair softball opens inaugural season with walk-off grand slam

MacKenze Gudde was cold.In sports, the term sometimes means to be emotionless and effective in critical situations.Surrounded by former Cole Camp team...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Ehlers engagement
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WSL donates to Open Door
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McKenzie birthday
WSL donates to Open Door

WSL donates to Open Door

The Women’s Service League (WSL) of Sedalia presented a $300 donation to Open Door Service Center Director Jack Menges. Menges was the feature p...

February 24th, 2017 |  


S-C’s Theatre for a Cause raise money for orphans

S-C’s Theatre for a Cause raise money for orphans

Vanessa, played by Olivia Smith, bids farewell to her father, portrayed by Avery Mather, in the closing scene of the Smith-Cotton High School Theatre ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Old Drum Open Mic slated for March 2

Old Drum Open Mic slated for March 2

WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg’s next Old Drum Open Mic session is shaping up with story tellers, poets, short story writers and musicians cuei...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Daum hosts day-long development session

Daum hosts day-long development session

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art hosted 31 educators from Horace Mann Elementary School and seven museum docents in a day-long pro...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Parkview students use lessons to help classmates

Parkview students use lessons to help classmates

Parkview Elementary School second graders transferred classroom lessons into a service project to benefit students at their school.As part of their un...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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For the love of old barns
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St. Paul’s has familiar face in the kitchen

‘Better than a quart of oil’

When I was in college, the old ‘64 Ford I drove had 115,000 miles on it. There were 289 engines that had many times that number of miles on them...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Iwo Jima, Feb. 19, 1945: A five-week bloodbath

Iwo Jima, Feb. 19, 1945: A five-week bloodbath

I was born into a wonderful family in the most wonderful country there ever was. So were thousands of other boys.I enjoyed life, I loved all the thing...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


‘Are you ready to come home to the Missouri State Fair?’

‘Are you ready to come home to the Missouri State Fair?’

The Missouri State Fair information season is officially underway with the recent reveal of the 2017 Fair theme: “Come Home.” Prepare for ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Special days at the Missouri State Fair

Special days at the Missouri State Fair

The summer of 1930 was exceedingly hot. During the first and second weeks of August, the Sedalia Democrat reported temperatures of over 100 degrees wi...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Smoking is just a memory

Smoking is just a memory

Religion and politics are among the few subjects I can think of that are discussed more than smoking when a group of people gather and, depending on w...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Valentine’s Day can be irritating … sometimes

Valentine’s Day can be irritating … sometimes

As you undoubtedly know, Valentine’s Day, the most irritating holiday ever, was this past Tuesday. I usually look askance on Valentine’s D...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


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