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SH makes first day splash

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Things were a little hectic at Sacred Heart School on Wednesday. It was the first day of school for the K-12 building, as well as an early release day for the annual pool party at Liberty Pool, so the bell schedule was different than usual. To make sure everyone got to the right classroom, Principal Gary Manning made the rounds during the first passing period.“I just want to make sure everyone gets to the right place,” Manning said as he climbed the stairs. “We’ve got some new students this year, and new teachers, and it’s the first day of school, so I want to see if anyone needs help.”


Newcomers boost Smith-Cotton roster

Tanner Proctor is a senior at Smith-Cotton, but out on the football field he is a rookie.“I figured it’s my senior year, I’ve got nothing better to do during the fall, I’m usually just sitting around,” he said. “A lot of my friends are playing. I might as well come out and give it a try.”

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Aug. 21 Crash Reports

Woman injured in Pettis CountyA Houstonia woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in Pettis County.Lisa Bass, 46, was westbound on state Route H near Cherry Tree Lane when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree and a concrete culvert before coming to rest in a creek, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Bass was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center with minor inj...

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S-C ready for week one

The Smith-Cotton football team is ready to get going.With the season opener at Republic scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Tigers are set to open their first season under head coach Ryan Boyer.After a summer full of camps and two and a half weeks of practice, Boyer said the team is ready to play for real.“I think there’s good nervous energy,” he said. “What we like to see is there is that sense of urgency. After going to the jamboree, ...

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Heat advisory in effect 1 p.m. Thursday until 8 p.m. Friday

The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday for portions of eastern Kansas and western Missouri, including Pettis County.Dangerous heat is expected to build into the region. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid- to upper 90s with high humidity.The summer has been unseasonably cool so far and these temperatures will be some of the hottest seen so far this year and,...

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Aug. 21 Police Reports

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 Police DepartmentArrestsAug. 1911:17 p.m.: Joseph D. Robinson, 49, of the 500 block of West Fourth Street, was arrested near the intersection of Welch Court and Saline Street on a charge of ...

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Heat pushes back football kick off times

The heat is changing the schedule for high school football.With week one games slated to kick off Friday, several area teams have moved their start times back because of the expected high temperatures.Smith-Cotton’s opener at Republic will kick off at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.Windsor and Sweet Springs will kick off at 8 p.m. in the Greyhound Trophy game.Cole Camp’s game at home against Skyline will also begin at 8 p.m.Lincol...

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Local Ferguson protest planned

Members of the community plan to host a protest walk at 6 p.m. Sunday on Ohio Avenue beginning near the train station to voice opposition to recent events in Ferguson and the police shooting of 18-year-old Mike Brown.While local chapter NAACP President Rhonda Chalfant said the group is not sponsoring the event, several members will be taking part in the demonstration.“The NAACP is not involved, but certainly members of the NAACP will be participating. But it is not...

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Police: Be aware of buses

As students return to school this week, the Sedalia Police Department would like to remind drivers to slow down, be alert and take extra time to allow for buses during the morning and afternoon commutes.Missouri law states that on a two-lane road, if a school bus is stopped and displaying warning signals while loading or unloading children, drivers must stop when meeting and following the bus. However, it is only necessary to stop on a four-lane highway when following the bus. Seda...

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Veteran Gremlins look for deeper run in 2014

It took two overtimes, one of the best teams in the state and gale-force winds to knock Sacred Heart out of the Class 1 boys soccer tournament in 2013.In the state quarterfinal at Clover Dell Park last November, Springfield Catholic beat the Gremlins 3-2 in double overtime. Springfield Catholic would go on to beat St. Pius X in the semifinal before falling in the state championship game.Now Sacred Heart looks at that loss to the Irish as motivation entering the 2014 seas...

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Aug. 20 Crash Reports

Woman injured passing truckA Warsaw woman was injured in a collision at 3:48 p.m. Monday in Pettis County.Monica L. Fox, 36, was northbound on U.S. Highway 65 near Flat Creek Road when she attempted to overtake a Mack Truck driven by David B. Newland, 43, of Green Ridge, struck the truck and ran off the roadway, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Fox was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center with moderate injuries. Reports i...

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Aug. 20 Police Reports

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 Police DepartmentArrestsAug. 1610:26 p.m.: Joshua R. Linares, 18, of Marshall, was arrested in the 1800 block of Clarendon Road on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug pa...

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S-C softball trying to build with new coach

Four years ago was the last time the Smith-Cotton softball team recorded double digit wins. The Lady Tigers have combined for 11 wins the past two years, but some change has come to the program in the form of newly hired head coach Janeil Draffen.“I’m getting to know the girls great,” Draffen said. “I spent time with some of them over the summer and they are ready to lead with me.”The Lady Tigers played their first set of games Monday at the...

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Salvation Army’s arrival impacted Sedalia

The Salvation Army, established by William Booth and his wife Catherine Booth in England in 1865, organized religious revival meetings. Much of their work was done in London’s East End, a poverty stricken area of the city, marked by homelessness, hunger, unemployment, crime, alcoholism, and prostitution. Their work was successful — many were fed, housed, and provided medical care, and many were converted to Christianity.The established churches of the time did not appro...

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Bidding the fair goodbye

There’s something strange and magical about the last day of the Missouri State Fair. I am not happy that it is over — I think the fair should be longer, even. But no matter how long it lasts, the last day is always going to be my favorite day.I saw people on Facebook admitting they’re glad the fair is over as early as Saturday night. There is another day of the fair, and you might just be missing out if you’ve never bothered to go. Sure, there’s none o...

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Lord of the flies

Something was missing at the Missouri State Fair this year and missing afterward also — flies. The winged tormentors were AWOL due to a tiny winged insect called a fly predator who nipped them in the bud right at the source, by destroying fly pupa in livestock droppings and other decaying matter.Each year after the fair, Pittsburgh Corning’s Sedalia facility across from the fairgrounds found themselves inundated with hordes of flies. This year, thanks to the ingenuity o...

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Urinating at fair ends in sexual misconduct arrest

A man arrested for allegedly exposing himself and urinating in plain view of dozens of guests Saturday evening near the Family Fun Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds later apologized, telling officers he was drunk and “when you got to go, you got to go.”Pettis County Prosecuting Attorneys charged Neil W. Lutjen, 42, of the 2800 block of Quail Run, on Monday with a single count of first-degree sexual misconduct, a class B misdemeanor, and set bond at $1,500 cash or...

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UCM receives votes in preseason poll

Central Missouri was among schools receiving votes in the AFCA preseason Division II football poll which was released Monday.The Mules were picked just outside the top 25 with 82 points. Tuskegee was No. 25 with 98 points.UCM won its final four games of the 2013 season to finish 6-4.Three MIAA teams were ranked in the top 25 with Northwest Missouri State the near-unanimous No. 1. The defending national champions received 31 of the 32 first-place votes to outdi...

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