NEWS


7:00 am |    
Feb. 22 Police Reports
Womble receives Shine King award

Womble receives Shine King award

Rick Womble, owner of Strip & Wax Floor Co., recently received a Shine King award from Aaron Landon, formerly with the Center for Human Services. ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Sunny, warm weather draws fishermen to Clover Dell Lake

Sunny, warm weather draws fishermen to Clover Dell Lake

Monday’s rain gave way to sunny skies and Cal and Gail Ekstrom, of Sedalia, decided to try their hand at fishing Tuesday morning at Clover Dell ...

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


Ribbon cutting at new Zaxby’s in Warrensburg

Ribbon cutting at new Zaxby’s in Warrensburg

Bryan Watson, owner of the new Zaxby’s location in Warrensburg, cuts a ribbon at the business during the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce ribbon ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Sedalia City Council to discuss budget, demolition permits

Sedalia City Council to discuss budget, demolition permits

The Sedalia City Council will discuss a new ordinance affecting future demolitions in downtown Sedalia during tonight’s meeting.Council approved...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Absentee voting begins Tuesday for April 4 municipal election

Absentee voting begins Tuesday for April 4 municipal election

It may seem hard to believe, but Tuesday marks the first day of absentee voting for the April 4 municipal election in Pettis County.Citizens can now a...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Former Sedalians return, purchase State Fair Floral

Former Sedalians return, purchase State Fair Floral

State Fair Floral’s new owners Machie and Annalisa Limas plan to leave many services the same at the well-known flower shop, but also hope to in...

February 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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 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 |  


Sedalia athletics remembers Ernie Dow

Sedalia athletics remembers Ernie Dow

The Kaysinger Conference Basketball Tournament paused for moments of silence throughout the week of February 7-12 to remember longtime area referee an...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Courts and canvases: Kaysinger athletes exhibit talent in the art show

Courts and canvases: Kaysinger athletes exhibit talent in the art show

Kaysinger conference student-athletes enrolled in fine arts credits swap pick-and-pops for pencils and pastels when school is in session, and a handfu...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 19th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA - PHOTO STORE



LIFE


1:36 pm |    
Yoder birth announcement
12:15 pm
Updated: 3:06 pm. |    
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


8:46 pm
Updated: 8:46 pm. |    
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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA