Sedalia Democrat- RSS Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:56:57 EST 1800 Local dirt racers capture wins Three area dirt track drivers won feature events this past weekend. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Learning the steps Nicole Cooke | Democrat Students in the Tiger Pride Marching Band rehearse the opening number of their 2014 show, “Learn to Fly,” which is in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Foo Fighters, during band camp Tuesday morning at... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Business to offer backpacks for students Just in time for school supply shopping season, both Cellular Connection locations in Sedalia will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies this weekend to local students who may not be able to afford them. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Marsh heads to St. Mary Knob Noster shooting guard Brett Marsh will play basketball at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. Marsh averaged 15.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season in his third year as a starter. He was named Missouri River... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Day is new director of Sedalia Senior Center Julie Day is the new Care Connections county services director at the Sedalia Senior Center and she hopes to offer more health based services while emphasizing that the center is for everyone. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Proactive ideas preventing jail escapes Last summer, Pettis County Jail inmate Matthew P. Lenz attempted to secure his early release by propelling himself through the food hatch in his cell door. He was quickly subdued — the major flaw in his plan was that he tried to escape from a... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Civil War prisons and Ebenezer Magoffin Civil War era prisons were notorious for their treatment of prisoners. In December 1861, when Col. Ebenezer Magoffin, Pettis County Confederate recruiter, was captured with two of his sons at Milford, near the Blackwater River north of Knob Noster, he... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bombers keep playing at NBC World Series Barely 24 hours after the conclusion of the MINK League championship, the Sedalia Bombers were back on the field. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SCHS art teacher fired-up about kiln Smith-Cotton High School art teacher Michael Shukers has spent the better part of his summer constructing a raku pottery kiln to share with youth and others in the community, hoping to foster a better understanding of the creative process of creating... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mitchell files for Division 6 seat Longtime Sedalia Municipal Court Judge Deborah Mitchell will officially seek to move to the Associate Circuit Court of Pettis County as Division 6 Judge, upon filing for the general election as an independent candidate Monday afternoon at the... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jail escapee has lengthy record Although he was currently awaiting trial on the “non-violent” offenses of fraudulent use of a credit card, a man who escaped the Pettis County Jail late Thursday night and is still at large as of Monday has a prior record of assault, drug... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McMullin picks CMU Submitted photoSmith-Cotton baseball player Chance McMullin will continue his baseball career at Central Methodist University. Sitting next to Chance is his mother, Ronda McMullin. Standing is CMU assistant coach Rob Ehlers. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Portion of West Main Street closed for repairs The Pettis County Highway Department has closed a portion of West Main Street for chip sealing of the road. The affected area will include the roadway from the RV Park entrance to Oak Grove Lane. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hedge Apple Drive will close for culvert replacement Hedge Apple Drive, between Whitney Drive and Murphy Lane, will be closed starting today and will reopen at 5 p.m. Thursday. The bridge crew will be installing a culvert. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Camp draws in wrestlers from around area Smith-Cotton High School held their area-wide wrestling camp during a two day period, starting on July 14. However, the camp was not originally going to be in Sedalia. Joel Sherman, head coach of the Smith-Cotton wrestling program, said that the camp... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Coalition to host baby shower The Pettis County Breastfeeding Coalition, in partnership with the Pettis County Health Center, is hosting a Community Baby Shower in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week that runs Aug. 1-7. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reunions U.S.S. Missouri ReunionThe U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) Association is a nonprofit organization made up of sailors, marines, officers and midshipmen that have served aboard this famous battleship. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bombers edge Austin 2-1 The Sedalia Bombers won for the second time at the NBC World Series, beating the Austin (Texas) Shockers 2-1 on Sunday in Wichita, Kan. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community Calendar for July 28 to Aug. 3 TODAYNoon: Sedalia Rotary Club, Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit Ave. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Volunteers help clean up Sedalia Sedalia community members and volunteers from Whiteman Air Force Base spent their Saturday morning trying to make Sedalia look a little nicer. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST