A quarrel, alcohol, and gun lead to murder

A quarrel, alcohol, and gun lead to murder

Early in the morning hours of Monday, Oct. 4, 1927, a man drove to the Sedalia Police Station to bring a severely injured man in to report a crime. Th...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Pray that our children stay safe

Pray that our children stay safe

This is just about my favorite time of year: First Day of School! This time is a marker for what I have accomplished – or not accomplished ̵...

August 26th, 2016 |  


It has always payed to advertise to kids

It has always payed to advertise to kids

As I watched television with my granddaughter the other day, I was amazed at the extent advertisers go today, to hook children on their products.Ads a...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Lowe’s donates time, grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri

Lowe’s donates time, grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri

When you mix paint, carpeting and elbow grease, you end up with a potion that can brighten a kid’s day.Over the past couple of weeks, employees ...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Spend more time fostering community

“The community of believers was one in heart and mind. None of them would say ‘This is mine!’ about any of their possessions, but he...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Pressure tactics used by Community Fund

Pressure tactics used by Community Fund

Sedalia launched its Community Fund Drive to raise money for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Y.M.C.A., Red Cross, and Salvation Army in October 1927. The...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Like it or not, the Fair isn’t going anywhere

Like it or not, the Fair isn’t going anywhere

The good people of Sedville seem to have mixed feelings about the Missouri State Fair. On one hand, it’s good for the town in a financial sense....

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Before I had to think

Before I had to think

Most of us have many reasons to love our childhood, and want to re-visit it from time to time. For me one of the reasons is it was a time I did not ha...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Can a picture of terror invoke peace?

Can a picture of terror invoke peace?

A picture is worth a thousand words. It sounds like something my grandmother would have said, like “Pretty is as pretty does.” But it is t...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Camping clans reunite at fair each year

Camping clans reunite at fair each year

The 2016 Missouri State Fair is nearly over, but Debbie Littleton and her crew already are making plans for next year.Littleton and her husband, Jeff,...

August 19th, 2016 updated: August 19th, 2016. |