Dear Editor:Why have I elected to run again:
According to the 1910 U.S. Census, John L. Bellmer, his wife Katie, and daughters Mabel, 19, and Frances, 12, and sons Herbert, 9, and Earl, 5, lived in a house the family owned at 530 E. Fourth St. John's occupation is listed as “clerk in...
The most enduring image of the City of Sedalia can probably be found either going south or north on the downtown portion of Ohio Avenue. Even though Sedalia's classic district is finally starting to get over some tough times it has never stopped...
Dear Editor:Sedalia is fortunate to have a glorious remainder every Advent of what the season is all about, lest we become too distracted.
A half to make us whole.
You can probably guess that this past week has been a little bit stressful.
“Good night, and good luck.” — Edward R. MurrowDear Sedalia Democrat readers,As I have discussed with some of you one-on-one, Dec. 19 will be my last day with the Democrat.
It's been a pretty good year for Smith-Cotton High School athletics.
Today when young people break the law, some adults are quick to blame the influence of violent video games or heavy metal music. During the 1950s, some child psychologists said juvenile perpetrators had been unduly influenced by violent television...
Ashlenn Carroll is one of the reasons that Dale Malone works so hard every December.
And just like that, it's Christmas.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the main cause of death of women was complications of childbirth, including hemorrhage, eclampsia (high blood pressure), and post partum infection. The second leading cause of death of women was burns suffered...
It's beginning to look a lot like, well, you know.
Everybody knows that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; this year, though, I discovered the reason Thanksgiving has remained at the top of my list has changed.
On my way home from work recently, I stopped at one of Sedalia's many convenience stores for some gas and a gallon of milk. After paying $2.54 per gallon for the gas and $4.97 for the milk, I paused. “This is backwards,” I thought.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, Sedalia's newspapers and police department were highly political. Newspapers typically represented the views of one party. At that time the Sedalia Democrat represented the views of the Democratic...
Linda Christle, Executive Director of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County, had good news for the organization and the area that it serves when giving the annual report to the Sedalia City Council last Monday: the local economic recovery is on...
While Missouri certainly won't ever be confused with North Dakota — or currently, upstate New York — when it comes to winter weather, we still have a lot of issues we need to address to cope with the cold, snow and...
It's almost here! My favorite holiday — Thanksgiving! Though I have already written about the Thanksgivings of my youth, I thought it might be fun to relate the story of when we hosted Max's family at Thanksgiving for the first time.