NEWS


5:08 pm
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Sedalia City Council to host budget work session
7:00 am
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Feb. 25 Police Reports
Donor helps libary buy Launchpads

Donor helps libary buy Launchpads

An anonymous donor made it possible for the Boonslick Regional Library to purchase seven new Playaway Launchpads. The Launchpads are pre-loaded tablet...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Sedalia man charged in armed robbery

Sedalia man charged in armed robbery

A Sedalia man has been arrested for an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month.According to a Pettis County Sheriff’s Office news release...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Crash Reports

Teen hurt in Johnson crashA Warrensburg teenager was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Thursday in Johnson County.Marcelles C. Fletche...

February 24th, 2017 |  


A century of song and dance

A century of song and dance

A century of song and dance is what Paulene Flynn holds close to her heart as she reaches her milestone 100th birthday today, Saturday. Her birthday c...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Smithton celebrates National FFA Week

Smithton celebrates National FFA Week

Smithton FFA sponsor Matt Bax lays out strips of bacon to be cooked for Thursday morning’s annual community breakfast hosted by Smithton FFA at ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Man hurt in motorcycle wreck

Man hurt in motorcycle wreck

A Knob Noster man sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson County.According to a Missouri State High...

February 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


11:22 pm
Updated: 1:32 am. |    
Smith-Cotton shoots past Warrensburg in OT, 83-78
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 |  


Prep Roundup, Feb. 23

HIGH SCHOOLGIRL’S BASKETBALLSweet Springs 50, Tipton 49Sweet Springs pulled off the upset to advance to the Class 2, District 14 tournament fina...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Roadrunners split doubleheader with Allen County Red Devils

Roadrunners split doubleheader with Allen County Red Devils

State Fair Community College baseball returned Wednesday with a doubleheader split Allen County Community College.The Roadrunners spoiled a bases-load...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


Prep Roundup, Feb. 22

HIGH SCHOOLBOY’S BASKETBALLSacred Heart 80, Stover 58The Gremlins advanced to the Class 2, District 14 semifinals with an 80-58 victory Tuesday ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


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LIFE


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Ehlers engagement
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WSL donates to Open Door
2:13 pm |    
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
2:37 pm
Updated: 6:15 pm. |    
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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