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‘Downton Abbey’ and the practicality of refrigerators

‘Downton Abbey’ and the practicality of refrigerators

Deborah Mitchell Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Debbie-Mitchell-mug-1.jpg Max and I are latecomers to “Downton Abbey,” the PBS series about the Crawley family, …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

Our community needs you

Our community needs you

Bill Turner Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bill-Turner-photo.jpg As president of Open Door Services Inc., I have a pretty good understanding of the …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Access to Tiger Stadium is a good deal

Access to Tiger Stadium is a good deal

Travis McMullen Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_2008-Travis-McMullen-CMYK.jpg You probably read Sedalia Democrat reporter Hope Lecchi’s recent story about the Sedalia School District …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Partisan politics in Sedalia in 1920

Partisan politics in Sedalia in 1920

Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Chalfant_-RhondaCMYK.jpg People often complain that politics are nasty, that politicians spend too much time disparaging one …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Dohrman’s First Amendment bill is problematic

Dohrman’s First Amendment bill is problematic

Bob Satnan Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Bob-Satnan.2013-New.jpg State Rep. Dean Dohrman contends Missouri students don’t know enough about their rights. He has …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Politicians increasingly exhibiting bad behavior

Politicians increasingly exhibiting bad behavior

Deborah Mitchell Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Debbie-Mitchell-mug-2.jpg What the heck goes on in Jefferson City? I heard on the news yesterday that …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Clinton disregarded national security

Clinton disregarded national security

Doug Kneibert Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Kniebert.jpg From 1959 to 1963, I had the good fortune to serve as a naval officer …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Treating causes, not symptoms of homelessness in Sedalia

Treating causes, not symptoms of homelessness in Sedalia

Travis McMullen Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Travis-McMullen-CMYK-1.jpg There are still people here in The State Fair City who don’t know we have …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Sedalia women head to the polls

Sedalia women head to the polls

Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Chalfant_-RhondaCMYK-1.jpg After the passage of the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, Sedalia women …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Former ‘Weekly Observer’ reporter reflects on career

Former ‘Weekly Observer’ reporter reflects on career

Bob Satnan Contributing Columnist Randy Kirby http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_RandyKirby.jpgRandy Kirby http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Bob-Satnan.2013-1.jpg Not long ago, almost every Sedalia-area activity had one thing in …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Old hotels and meeting old friends in Chicago

Old hotels and meeting old friends in Chicago

Deborah Mitchell Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Debbie-Mitchell-mug-1.jpg About three years ago, the Missouri Bar Board of Governors met at the President Hotel …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Uptown needs your support

Uptown needs your support

Travis McMullen Community Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Travis-McMullen-CMYK2.jpg When I was growing up I used to spend some time at a business near …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Sedalia women want to vote — Part 5

Sedalia women want to vote — Part 5

Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Chalfant_-RhondaCMYK2.jpg In August 1920, Sedalia women were concerned with many things. The Centennial Missouri State Fair …

January 19th, 2016 |  

Millennials skipping the nightclub scene

Millennials skipping the nightclub scene

Bob Satnan Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Bob-Satnan.20133.jpg We’re in the middle of a seismic generational shift, and the bar and nightclub business …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Thankful, despite not winning the lottery

Thankful, despite not winning the lottery

Deborah Mitchell Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Debbie-Mitchell-mug2.jpg I’m a little depressed today. I didn’t win the Powerball jackpot, but someone else did. …

January 15th, 2016 |  

‘Tough Mudder’ event a boon for State Fair

‘Tough Mudder’ event a boon for State Fair

Travis McMullen Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Travis-McMullen-CMYK1.jpg You’ve probably heard by now that on Oct. 9-11, the Missouri State Fairgrounds will be …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Sedalia women want the vote — Part 4

Sedalia women want the vote — Part 4

Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Chalfant_-RhondaCMYK1.jpg The period between 1890 and 1920 is often called the “Progressive Era,” a time recognized …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Legislature should use common sense

Legislature should use common sense

Bob Satnan Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Bob-Satnan.20132.jpg Missouri legislators are getting really good at offering really bad bills to address matters that …

January 8th, 2016 |  

State legislature should reconsider Real ID act

State legislature should reconsider Real ID act

Deborah Mitchell Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Debbie-Mitchell-mug1.jpg I heard something on the news that made me a little irritated. Okay. More than …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Dr. Daum truly loved Sedalia

Dr. Daum truly loved Sedalia

Travis McMullen Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Travis-McMullen-CMYK.jpg It’s been more than a week since Sedalia lost a great man and an admirable …

January 5th, 2016 |  

Sedalia women want to vote — Part 3

Sedalia women want to vote — Part 3

Rhonda Chalfant Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Chalfant_-RhondaCMYK.jpg During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women organized clubs dedicated to church mission …

January 5th, 2016 updated: January 5th, 2016. |  

New Year’s ain’t what it used to be.

New Year’s ain’t what it used to be.

Bob Satnan Contributing Columnist http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Bob-Satnan.20131.jpg As a youngster, New Year’s Eve centered on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” hors …

January 2nd, 2016 updated: January 2nd, 2016. |  

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