Sedalia should strive to better use its assets

Sedalia should strive to better use its assets

There are kind of a lot of city committees these days and many of them seem to operate in relative obscurity at least when compared to the Sedalia Ren...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Auditor tackles taxation districts

Self-dealing. Conflicts of interest. Taxation without representation.Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway pointed to all those problems this week in a sca...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Mysterious death at the Atlantic Hotel

Mysterious death at the Atlantic Hotel

During the later decades of the 19th century, Sedalia was known for the crimes committed here. Gambling and prostitution were rife, as were theft and ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Thank you for effort

Thank you for effort

Thank you to the many community members and companies who supported Building Strong Futures at State Fair Community College. I greatly appreciate all ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Life is a blessing

Life is a blessing

I saw most of the gathering on April 13 at Smith-Cotton High School on social media and the Kansas City news. It is a tragic situation. A young girl h...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Whirlwinds of our lives

Whirlwinds of our lives

Little whirlwinds have blown through our house through the years dismantling the decorating ideas of my wife and I, and we would not have it any other...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Dealing with the aftermath of suicide

Dealing with the aftermath of suicide

It’s heartbreaking when anyone decides life is too painful to bear. The suicide of a young person is especially agonizing for those left behind;...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Preparing for the Homes Tour

Preparing for the Homes Tour

One of my guilty secrets – and there are few – is that one of my favorite books is not a thought-provoking, deep, analytical, literary nov...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Solving bullying problem should be community effort

Solving bullying problem should be community effort

The Democrat has been covering the events of the past week with a heavy heart as our staff does its best to provide the best coverage to our readers. ...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Pastor thinks outside the box for Easter gala

Pastor thinks outside the box for Easter gala

Jim Downing believes that compassionate love is woven into us, that it is part of our nature and our character. Yet, he also believes, “We have ...

April 14th, 2017 |