NEWS


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Royal Oaks Hospital begins expansion
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Woman hurt in Johnson County crash
Smith-Cotton instrumental students to perform Thursday, Friday

Smith-Cotton instrumental students to perform Thursday, Friday

Sedalia will have two opportunities to enjoy Smith-Cotton High School instrumental students this week during performances by the S-C indoor band tonig...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Harbor Freight taking shape

Harbor Freight taking shape

Employees of Impact Sign & Lighting Co. put the finishing touches on the main signage for the new Harbor Freight store, located at 1705 W. Broadwa...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Missouri House moves forward on Real ID

Missouri House moves forward on Real ID

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House got one step closer Tuesday to passing a bill that would make state driver’s licenses compliant with f...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt encourages saving accounts

Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt encourages saving accounts

On Wednesday, Eric Schmitt made his first stop in Sedalia since being sworn in as Missouri Treasurer last month to help more Missourians learn about i...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Vermont Park improvements well underway

Vermont Park improvements well underway

Improvements at Vermont Park were well underway Wednesday afternoon as employees of JC Myer Construction Co. Inc., of Warrensburg, prepped the grounds...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Woman killed in Saline County accident

Woman killed in Saline County accident

A Sweet Springs woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident involving a school bus at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Saline County.According to a Missouri Stat...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Roadrunners drop 10th straight

Roadrunners drop 10th straight

State Fair men’s basketball lost its 10th straight game Tuesday, 84-72, to the Iowa Western Community College Reivers.As the losses pile up for ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Prep Roundup, Feb. 21

HIGH SCHOOLGIRL’S BASKETBALLTipton 63, Lincoln 31Maddie Eldringhoff led Tipton with 20 points in a 63-31 victory against Lincoln girl’s ba...

February 21st, 2017 |  


S-C wrestlers close out season

Smith-Cotton Wrestling’s state tournament run came to an end on Friday, Feb. 17, when Blake Pomajzl lost in the second round wrestle-backs in th...

February 21st, 2017 |  


State Fair Community College baseball leaps into new era

State Fair Community College baseball leaps into new era

Between little league, high school, junior and senior Legion and now college baseball, Chase Plymell and Steven Bradbury have worn more than five diff...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


State Fair women edge Moberly, Roadrunner men slip again

State Fair women edge Moberly, Roadrunner men slip again

State Fair women’s basketball forced three shot-clock violations against Moberly Area Community College on Saturday, with the third occurring wi...

February 19th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Yoder birth announcement
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Musslin birth announcement
Strathman birth announcement

Strathman birth announcement

Brandon Michael and Letitia Ann (Gerlt) Strathman became the parents of a son, Killian Michael Strathman, born Jan. 27, 2017, at Western Missouri Medi...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Hansen birthday

Hansen birthday

Raymond Hansen will celebrate his 99th birthday Feb. 25 with a family dinner hosted by his daughter Judy Maggard.He was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Ionia.R...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Auto Club helps students

Auto Club helps students

The West Central Missouri Vintage Auto Club presented two $500 scholarships to Automotive Technology students at State Fair Community College on Feb. ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Williams anniversary

Williams anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams will celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with a family dinner, hosted by their children, Feb. 11 at their home in Sed...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Lentz anniversary

Lentz anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John Lentz, of La Monte, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Feb. 19.Lucinda Joyce Breshears and John Lentz were married Feb. 1...

February 17th, 2017 |  


UCM Department of Theatre and Dance receives awards

WARRENSBURG — KCACTF Festival 49 took place in Des Moines, Iowa from Jan. 22 to 28. The Department of Theatre and Dance took 40 students and fac...

February 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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


Some fun, interesing Presidents Day facts

Some fun, interesing Presidents Day facts

Growing up in Indiana, there was one morsel of presidential trivia we all knew: William Henry Harrison had the shortest tenure in the White House, las...

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


Athletic Hall of fame adds stars

Athletic Hall of fame adds starsDear Editor,The Smith-Cotton Athletic Hall of Fame grew brighter with the addition of four stars on Feb. 3. Activities...

February 15th, 2017 |  


German immigrant Fred Helm

German immigrant Fred Helm

Missouri became home to many immigrants from Germany during the 19th century. Travelers from Germany such as Gottfried Duden visited Missouri and wrot...

February 14th, 2017 |  


New Woods Market to make its debut

New Woods Market to make its debut

Things are always going to change. There are some people who are so afraid of that fact that they let it define them. But we should keep in mind that ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


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