Sedalia Democrat- RSS Feed Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:12 EST 1800 Torque take fifth at World Series The 12 and under Torque Fastpitch softball team went 5-2 at the World Series in Kansas City to finish 5th overall out of 60 teams from seven states. After winning the MO/KAN state title and amassing a record of 42-21 this summer (39-11 in class), the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New pedestian lights coming soon Faith Bemiss | Democrat Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gen. Giap not a ‘ragtag’ army Dear Editor:My mom has been living in Sedalia for 12 years take or leave. During our Sunday phone chat she mentioned Walter Moodie's editorial in the Democrat. Mom said she would send me the article. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sedalia at social media crossroads For years now, I have been discussing the problem of youth exodus right here in the State Fair City. It's not just a Sedalia problem — the young and enthusiastic have always dreamed about the grass on the other side of the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Col. Magoffin captured again Col. Ebenezer Magoffin, a wealthy Pettis County plantation owner, was captured by Federal troops led by Lt. Col. Henry Day in Georgetown on Aug. 29, 1861, and charged with the murder of Sgt. Glasgow, who died in a skirmish there. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Democrat launches new website The Sedalia Democrat is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you The Sedalia Democrat is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST July 22 crash reports Sedalia woman injured in accidentA Sedalia woman was injured in an accident at 12:18 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West Broadway Boulevard. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST July 22 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. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community Calendar CALENDARTo have your event or meeting listed, send details to or call 826-1000 ext. 222.TODAY Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jelinek sparks Branson win It took one pitch for Brad Jelinek to make an impact Monday at Dey Field at Liberty Park. The former Warsaw Wildcat and current UCM Mule spending the summer playing for Branson homered to left on the first pitch of the game as the Nationals beat the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Driskell sworn in as Ward 2 councilmember Ward 2 of the Sedalia City Council now has two councilmembers again after long-time Sedalia resident Russell Driskell was sworn in during Monday's meeting. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Travelers take district title The Sedalia Travelers won the Zone 2 East tournament championship.The Travelers beat the Blue Springs A's 6-4 and 10-3 on Sunday. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Portion of Meyers Road closed for bridge repair The Pettis County Highway Department closed Meyers Road at the Flat Creek Bridge south of Upton Road at 4 p.m. Monday. The department is working on bridge repair and, weather permitting, it is expected to reopen Aug. 1. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) Sedalia's Jonathan Cornell raced to the front in the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars feature at Double X Speedway on Sunday. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Draffen opens S-C softball camp First-year Smith-Cotton softball coach Janeil Draffen assists players Cheyenne Statler, with ball, and Maddy Kindle, during a workout Monday morning at Vansell Field in Liberty Park. This session was for sophomores and juniors; Draffen worked with... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Heat is back in full force, officials say ‘keep it cool’ As meteorologists expect the mercury to near the triple digit range today, Pettis County Health Department officials would like to remind the public to keep cool and that several community resources are available. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Green Ridge homicides remain unsolved one year later Despite the passage of a year since two people were murdered and their bodies burned to conceal the still unsolved homicide, the daughter and sister of the victims said the pain is a daily reminder that someone knows what happened and is refusing to... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sedalia’s guitar doctors repair musicians precious stringed instruments Luthier Eron Harding and Steve Cox, owners of Backwood's Guitar LLC, are finding they are fast becoming the musician's friend and on-call 911 doctors for all sort of stringed instrument repair. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council to fill vacant Ward 2 seat The Sedalia City Council will once again have eight councilmembers if council votes to approve Mayor Steve Galliher's recommendation to fill the Ward 2 seat during its meeting today. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST