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Sedalia man pleads guilty in 2015 homicide case

Sedalia man pleads guilty in 2015 homicide case

A Sedalia man involved with a 2015 drug deal and homicide entered a guilty plea this week to lesser charges.Kenneth S. McGee Jr., 22, of the 700 block...

May 26th, 2017 |  


One Track Train to play at Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival

One Track Train to play at Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival

Local Americana band One Track Train will be busy at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival next week filling the summer air with not only bl...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Crash Reports

Crash Reports

Belton man hurt in Johnson crashA Belton man was injured in a vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Thursday in Johnson County.Ronald G. Terwilliger, 75, was ...

May 26th, 2017 |  


The work behind a Daum Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit

The work behind a Daum Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit

Many people might walk into the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and wonder how each piece of artwork is placed. Director and Curator Thomas Piché...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Insurance changes impact area residents

Insurance changes impact area residents

On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010, more commonly referred to as “ObamaCare....

May 26th, 2017 |  


Tiny pantry pops up in Sedalia

Tiny pantry pops up in Sedalia

In the true sense of being a good neighbor, two local women have started a “tiny food pantry” to offer a little extra help to others.Staci...

May 26th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Lincoln Cardinals survive 7-run inning in quarterfinal

Lincoln Cardinals survive 7-run inning in quarterfinal

Lincoln baseball survived a seven-run inning in Archie during a 10-7 victory Wednesday, May 24, advancing to its second consecutive Class 2 Missouri S...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Sedalia drivers winning in California

Sedalia drivers winning in California

Three weeks into the season, Sedalia sprint car driver Jonathan Cornell picked up his first victory at Double-X Speedway in California, Missouri on Su...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Lincoln downs Concordia, 8-2

Lincoln downs Concordia, 8-2

Connor Spunaugle pitched a complete game — enduring a lightning delay — and Grant Eifert tripled to lead a six-run second inning in an 8-2...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Track roundup

Track roundup

Junior Monique Grant qualified to compete in four events at the Class 5 state track meet and Smith-Cotton athletes posted four school records Saturday...

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


Lady Cardinals capture third at state

Lady Cardinals capture third at state

Playing for third is an unique challenge in a tournament of four.For Lincoln, its season-long journey to the Missouri State Spring Season Championship...

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


Bombers around corner; Lincoln postponed

Bombers around corner; Lincoln postponed

The Sedalia Bombers begin its defense of the 2016 MINK League Title at the end of May.Sedalia opens the 2017 campaign against the 2017 expansion team,...

May 19th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Smith anniversary
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Fields Anniversary
Craig-Plain Engagement

Craig-Plain Engagement

Lawanda Sublett and Travis and Michelle Craig announce the engagement of their daughter, Tina Marie Craig, to Sean Ray Plain, the son of Russell and K...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Sedalia Visual Art Association opens new show at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

Sedalia Visual Art Association opens new show at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

An exhibit featuring members of the Sedalia Visual Art Association is now showing in the Goddard Gallery at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. The s...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Community snapshot

Community snapshot

After last week’s wind storm, Paul Musslin, who lives in the 1600 block of East 14th Street, was surprised to find a piece of bark, in the shape...

May 21st, 2017 |  


O’Dell Anniversary

O’Dell Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth O’Dell, of Sedalia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by Hailey McCarthy from 2 to 4 ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Platt-Mets engagement

Platt-Mets engagement

Sabrina (Young) Platt, of Sedalia, and Steven S. Platt, of Bates City, announce the engagement of their daughter Brianna Rachelle, of Del Rio, Texas, ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


E.W Thompson birthdays

E.W Thompson birthdays

E. W. Thompson Health & Rehabilitation Center wishes a happy 96th birthday to Reta Warren, born May 20, 1921, and a happy 89th birthday to Bonita ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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A chance to learn about judicial changes

A chance to learn about judicial changes

Nothing says “Writer’s Block” like a three-day judicial conference. I really enjoy going to the conference each year; it is at the L...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Happy 100th Birthday, JFK

Happy 100th Birthday, JFK

President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday is on the 29th of May 2017 and like so many my age, I remember his presidency as being to quote a fam...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Golden Rule could cure a lot that ails U.S.

The Golden Rule has been chucked into a Dumpster in favor of aggressive and abominable words and deeds.The past week has seen an avalanche of awful be...

May 26th, 2017 |  


When smart people talk, pay attention

When smart people talk, pay attention

When smart people talk, it’s always a good idea to pay attention. King Solomon, of Old Testament fame, was almost the wisest person to ever live...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Class of 2017 gave something back

Class of 2017 gave something back

You probably read Hope Lecchi’s recent story here in The Sedalia Democrat about the Smith-Cotton class of 2017 and their mission to immortalize ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


La Monte’s Early Years

La Monte’s Early Years

When Sedalia Democrat columnist Hazel Lang wrote a column in 1969 about the history of La Monte, she relied in part on information taken from the R...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


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