Log in

Bond challenged by Anders in sheriff’s race

Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond, a Republican, has been challenged in his re-election campaign by Independent candidate Brad Anders.

Sedalia City Hall features ‘Missouri Skies’

A new exhibit at the Sedalia Municipal Building has artists reaching for the sky.

Hartzler visits Pettis County ahead of election

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-District 4, made a couple of stops in Pettis County on Friday as she seeks re-election in the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election.

Student, crossing guard hurt in Sedalia hit-and-run

A student and a crossing guard were injured in a hit-and-run vehicle accident as school was ending Friday afternoon at Skyline Elementary in Sedalia.

Weekly Report: Pettis County Commissioners discuss road and bridge projects

During daily meetings Oct. 19-23, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Oct: 19: Auditor Beverly Dillon met with the commissioners to discuss budgets and bills. Commissioners …

COVID numbers continue to increase

Pettis County added 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,668, according to the Pettis County Health Center.

Whiteman ranks No. 1 for education programs among bases

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Whiteman Air Force Base ranked No. 1 in quality of education out of 154 Air Force bases surveyed in the 2019 Support of Military Families assessment released by the Air Force.

Police Reports Oct. 24

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Crash Reports Oct. 24

A woman suffered serious injuries in a crash at 12:23 p.m. Thursday in Moniteau County.

Upcoming local blood drives

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historic Pettis County farm transforms into gift marketplace

For Tiffany Bryant and her mother, Linda Hazell, love of family and an appreciation for their heritage run deep.

Community Calendar for Oct. 25 through Oct. 31

To have your event or meeting listed or changed, send details to fbemiss@sedaliademocrat.com or call 660-826-1000 ext.1481.

Club notes Oct. 24

Reagan Sneed called the Dresden 4-H Club meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the La Monte United Methodist Church.

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Oct. 24

Boonslick Regional Library Monday 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.: Hughesville Main Street. 1:45 to 4 p.m.: La Monte City Park. Wednesday No run. Friday 9:30 a.m. to noon: Smithton …

Divorces Oct. 24

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court:

Marriage licenses Oct. 24

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriages licenses to:

Meals on Wheels menu Oct. 24

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia.

Sedalia Public Library new books Oct. 24

New books at the Sedalia Public Library for Oct. 24

Gregory, Wayne vying for District 51 seat

With state Rep. Dean Dohrman, R-La Monte, term-limited, Republican Kurtis Gregory and Libertarian William Truman (Bill) Wayne are vying to fill his seat.

Sedalia Fire department informs public on preventing kitchen fires

October is Fire Protection Month and while the Sedalia Fire Department may not be able to educate the public on fire safety as it usually does, the department is still working to keep the public informed.

Sedalia 200 administration reflects on end of first quarter

As the world knows, 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Facing a pandemic, the likes of which few can recall, 2020 has presented challenges for individuals as they struggle to find a sense of “normalcy.”

Pettis County reports 30 new COVID cases

Pettis County added 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday bringing the total number of cases to 1,646 according to the Pettis County health center.

Katy Trail State Park, Rock Island Spur host public meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend an informational meeting for the West Section of Katy Trail State Park and Rock Island Spur at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at the Katy Depot in Sedalia.

South Thompson to close for one day

South Thompson Avenue, south of its intersection with East 10th Street, will be closed to through traffic.

Police Reports Oct. 23

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Sedalia Parks & Rec to host new Halloween event

While Halloween festivities will look different for many residents this year, the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department is doing its best to make sure community members still have activities to enjoy.

Houx challenged by Williams in District 54 re-election bid

State Rep. Dan Houx, R-Warrensburg, has been challenged by Democrat James Williams in the Nov. 3 General Election.

Pettis County approves nearly $5 million in coronavirus aid payments

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., consider passing another stimulus relief bill, the Pettis County Commission has finalized the distribution of $4,971,553.87 in Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act payments to 66 government agencies, businesses, school districts and not-for-profit organizations throughout Pettis County.

Sedalia City Council host hearing on business license suspension

The Sedalia City Council met for a special meeting and public hearing Wednesday night to discuss a local business license suspension.

Crash Reports Oct. 22

A woman was injured in a crash at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in Benton County.

Police Reports Oct. 22

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Confirmed cases increase by 46 over two-day period

Pettis County added 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,616, according to the Pettis County Health Center.

Sedalia Business Women to host 40th chicken dinner

The Sedalia Business Women will host its 40th annual chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Shrine Multipurpose Building, 1375 Elm Hill Blvd.

Boys & Girls Club to host Drop-In Day

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will host a drop-in day for Sedalia Sites only from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Sheriff candidates gather for League of Women Voters forum

Candidates for the Pettis County Sheriff’s race met Tuesday evening at the Sedalia-Pettis County League of Women Voters forum along with a discussion about proposed Amendment 3.

Rookie Reporter: Students opt for virtual learning

With the potential risks of COVID-19, some Smith-Cotton students have chosen to stay home and do online school through the Launch program. Although online schooling can be challenging and unorthodox, these students are trying to take advantage of this education opportunity. 

Flower and Vine opens at Thompson Hills

Colorful flowers brighten the direst moments of life as they do during COVID-19, especially in times of job loss and pay cuts.

Pettis County COVID report delayed

The Pettis County Health Center did not post an updated number of cases on Tuesday, stating on its Facebook page those numbers would be included in Wednesday’s report.

Knob Noster State Park to host meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend an informational meeting at Knob Noster State Park at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at the visitor center.

Statewide winter weather drill set for Oct. 21-22

The Missouri Department of Transportation will host its annual winter operations drill Wednesday and Thursday in an attempt to get a jump on this year’s winter season. The drill has been expanded to two days this year to accommodate social distancing requirements due to COVID-19.

SPD, PCCP hosting coat drive

As the weather gets colder, the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Community Partnership have teamed up for an annual coat drive.

Pettis County to offer drug takeback event

Two dropoff sites will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 for area residents to drop off unused medications to prevent them from being available to be stolen or misused.

Crash Reports Oct. 20

A man was seriously injured in a crash at 11:44 a.m. Monday in Pettis County.

Police Reports Oct. 20

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Sedalia City Council looks at annexations

The Sedalia City Council dealt with two annexations during its Monday evening meeting and kicked off its 2021 strategic planning with a presentation from cemetery staff.

Third wave of COVID-19 cases predicted for fall, winter

As the cold weather approaches and holiday celebrations are at hand, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges individuals to use caution during the upcoming weeks and months as a third surge in COVID-19 cases is forecast.

Living life to the fullest: Lowman, 73, places first in a marathon

A Sedalia woman has achieved a goal on her bucket list — running a full marathon and taking first place.

Sedalia man charged with burglary, sexual abuse after home invasions

A Sedalia man has been charged with burglary and sexual abuse charges after a home invasion Thursday night.

One charged in Sedalia stabbing

A Sedalia man has been charged in a stabbing at a Sedalia business that left one man injured in early October. 

Crash Reports Oct. 20

A woman was injured in a crash at 1:32 p.m. Friday in Benton County.

Calendar
Like Us on Facebook