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End of an era

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Third National Bank Branch No. 7, located at Ohio Avenue and Main Street, will close Friday. The bank’s three-person staff, standing from left, tellers Marsha Moon and Bonita Nash with facility manager Marsha Emo hosted a goodbye reception for customers Tuesday. Friends and longtime customers, from left, are Pat Simpson, Kay Forsythe, Edith Donath and Wes Brown holding Missy Poo. The bank originally opened as Citizens Bank in 1872. It became Union Savings Bank for years before being acquired by Third National. “It’s an end of an era,” Emo said.


S-C volleyball beats Center

The Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers won beat Center 25-14, 25-17 on Tuesday. Abby Knight had nine kills, a block, eight digs and six aces. Courtney Koetting had 16 assists, five digs and four aces. Montana Hedrick had three attacks and had six digs. Annabelle Lorenz had two kills and an ace. The Lady Tigers (15-5-1) resume action next Tuesday in Clinton.

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Knob Noster tennis wins district semifinal

Knob Noster beat Clinton 5-1 in a district tennis semifinal Tuesday at Knob Noster.Alexis Corona won the No. 2 singles match 6-4, 7-5 over Lacy Lesmeister. At No. 6 singles, Alexis Allen beat Madison Dills 6-1, 6-2.The Lady Panthers swept doubles play with Corona and Jessie yates winning 8-4, Jessia Axton Axton and Elizabeth Eccelton winning 8-4 and Allen and Kirsten Orndoff winning 8-2.

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Smithton sweeps Lincoln

The Smithton volleyball team beat Lincoln 25-18, 25-17 on Tuesday.Whitney Fisher had three aces and 25 assists for Smithton. Konner Thompson had 11 points. McKenzie Treese had 12 points, seven aces, nine kills and three blocks.

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Cole Camp tops Windsor

Cole Camp handed Windsor its first Kaysinger Conference loss of the season, beating the Lady Greyhounds 25-18, 25-7 on Tuesday in Cole Camp.Kaleena Logan led the Bluebirds with two aces and seven kills. Gabbi Mallard had four kills. Alyssa Oelrichs had five kills.

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Green Ridge volleyball beats Tipton

Green Ridge beat Tipton 25-14, 25-9 on Tuesday.Molly Turner had five kills for the Lady Tigers. Katie Gibbs added six aces. Quincey Scotten had five assists. BreAnna Peck had three kills and three digs.Green Ridge won the junior varsity match 25-22, 25-13.Green Ridge (11-5-1, 4-1 Kaysinger) will open the Kaysinger Tournament Thursday.

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Gremlins beat Cole Camp in Kaysinger tourney

Sebastian Auguero scored four times as Sacred Heart beat Cole Camp 7-0 in the Kaysinger Conference Tournament at Stover.He opened the scoring with an assist from Max Martin in the seventh minute, scored unassisted in the 14th minute, added another on a Chance Spangler assist in the 27th minute and scored in the second half unassisted.Spangler also set up a Brandon Cooper goal, Garrett Strange scored on a penalty kick and Sergio Justiniano scored unassisted.

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Stover beats La Monte in Kaysinger tourney

Stover beat La Monte 7-3 in the Kaysinger Conference soccer tournament Tuesday at Stover.Brock Nolting scored twice in the first half as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes, then added another in the second half.La Monte came back with three goals in the second half on goals from Jose Cardenas, Juan Barajas and Carl Cardenas, but could not dig their way back.

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Strong passing leads S-C past Clinton

Smith-Cotton controlled possession of the ball and scored three goals in the second half to pull away from Clinton for a 4-0 win Tuesday at Susie Ditzfeld Field.From the start of the game, the Tigers controlled the tempo and kept the pressure on the Cardinals.“Keep passing it, not doing anything stupid, not trying to take an opponent on when you don’t have a chance, just keep passing it and possess it, don’t let them have it,” said senior midfield...

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La Monte’s surge falls short to Stover

LA MONTE — The La Monte Lady Vikings had a resurgence and found confidence Tuesday night against a two-loss Stover team, but the Lady Bulldogs hung on for the 25-12, 25-22 win.La Monte had no answer in the first set against Stover’s power hitters Maggie Haynes, Mallory Uptegrove and Carley Nolting, but the Lady Viking defense dug deep in the second set.“I think they decided they could hit the ball too,” said La Monte coach Amanda Barton, “an...

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S-C volleyball falls to O’Hara

Smith-Cotton fell in a West Central Conference volleyball match Monday at O’Hara 21-25, 25-21, 25-23.The Lady Tigers were led by Abby Knight with 14 kills, 10 digs, an ace and five blocks. Courtney Koetting had a team high 28 assists and team high five aces, four kills, a block and seven digs. Montana Hedrick had seven kills and a block. Darby Simon had six kills and a block.

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Paul Klover Soccer Association standings

U-10 Boys DivisionTeam Wins Loses Ties Points PlayedRusty Toad Archery 3 0 0 9 3Dugan Paint 2 1 0 6 3AMO Home Inspections 2 1 0 6 3Culligan 1 0 2 5 3Beard Family Dental 1 1 1 4 3Schnell Financial 1 2 0 3 3Starline 0 2 1 1 3McDonalds 0 3 0 0 3ScoresRusty Toad 6, Schnell Finanical 2Culligan 3, Dugan Paint 2...

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Fourth annual Queen of the Prairie Saturday

The fourth annual Queen of the Prairies Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Sedalia as the Fireball Run parades out of town north on Ohio Avenue.Madge Gressley, festival co-chair with Sedalia Downtown Development Administrator Meg Liston, said vendor booths will be lined up along Ohio Avenue between Fourth and Second streets for the Fireball Run exit parade.

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Irish-American life in 1900s Sedalia

Geographer Russell Gerlach identifies the majority of Pettis County residents in the late 19th century as descendants of Old Stock English settlers from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, or as descendants of German or Irish immigrants.Historian Kirby Miller, in describing the Irish immigrants to the United States, notes they did not find the streets paved with gold but with stone, and that they would be the ones who did the work of paving the streets as well as digging the canals a...

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Kansas City has ‘sportsball fever’

Have you caught the sportsball fever?All across the Show-Me State, sports fans bask in the leftover glow of one of the finest weekends in Missouri sports history. For just a few fleeting moments, that healthy Missouri sports cynicism has been vanquished and colored coded fans assemble in groups.Last week, the college football world smirked as the Big 10 bottom feeder Indiana Hoosiers stormed into Columbia and beat the defending SEC East Champion Missouri Tigers. TheyR...

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Fireball Run heading to Sedalia

Although their first day wasn’t without a glitch, local Fireball Run team “Sedalia Trail Blazers,” comprised of Rick Yeager and Ron Ditzfeld, is on schedule and will arrive in Sedalia on Friday.Yeager and Ditzfeld are participating in an eight-day, 2,000-mile, driving competition that is an Internet-based reality/trivia show leaving from Frisco, Texas and racing to Independence. The purpose of Fireball Run is to raise awareness of missing children. Yeager and Ditz...

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Sept. 30 Crash Reports

Four-vehicle crash causes injuriesTwo Kansas City residents were injured in a four-vehicle accident Friday in Benton County.Vernon L. Illum, 67, of Shawnee, Kan., was driving south on state Route 7, seven-tenths of a mile east of state Route VV, at about 8:45 p.m. when he stopped in the southbound lane for an unknown vehicle, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Robert A. Mills, 60, was unable to stop his vehicle in time and struck the rea...

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Sept. 30 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 DepartmentIncidentsSept. 286:03 p.m.: Domestic violence was reported in the 400 block of North Mill Street.6:59 p.m.: Prescription medication was reported stolen from a veh...

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