Sedalia Democrat- RSS Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/ http://sedaliademocrat.com/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:58:16 EST 1800 Sunday Night Thunder runs in the family http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/localsports1/50057063/Sunday-Night-Thunder-runs-in-the-family The 25th season of Double-X Speedway in California under the control of the Wirst and Hohman families will come to a close Sunday night. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Catch a concert with Travis McMullen http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/news-notice_box/50053735/Catch-a-concert-with-Travis-McMullen The Democrat is once again offering the opportunity to catch a concert at the Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstands with columnist Travis McMullen. One lucky reader and two guests will accompany Travis to the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts show Friday,... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School year prep has begun http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/home_top-news/50056096/School-year-prep-has-begun Nicole Cooke | Democrat From left, Brooke Jackson, Amy Jackson and Briara Jackson count out the number of spiral notebooks they need for their bags while volunteering with CACTUS on Wednesday. Brooke was volunteering to get service hours for National... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teams gather in Sedalia for Legion state tourney http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/sports/50055219/Teams-gather-in-Sedalia-for-Legion-state-tourney Four teams remain in AAA American Legion baseball in Missouri and those four are coming to Sedalia. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Route U bridge set to re-open Friday http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/news/50054373/Route-U-bridge-set-to-re-open-Friday Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) engineers said the state Route U Bridge over Flat Creek in Pettis County will reopen to travel Friday morning, pending final inspections on Thursday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jail escapee caught asleep on Sedalia couch http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/50053040/Jail-escapee-caught-asleep-on-Sedalia-couch An extended weekend of freedom for a man who escaped the Pettis County Jail last Thursday ended with an early morning wake-up call from local law enforcement Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST July 30 Police Reports http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/blotter-news/50048721/July-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. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Debunking the myth: Dog Days of Summer http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/home_top-news/50047662/Debunking-the-myth:-Dog-Days-of-Summer Sores and boils brought on from swimming in lakes and rivers, canines going mad, and fish refusing to bite are just a few of the many myths associated with the “Dog Days” of summer, but is there any real truth behind the stories of these... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escapee caught sleeping on couch http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/50052259/Escapee-caught-sleeping-on-couch An extended weekend of freedom for a man who escaped the Pettis County Jail on Thursday ended with an early morning wake-up call from local law enforcement on Wednesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bombers shut down Derby http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/baseball-localsports-localsports1-sports/50051448/Bombers-shut-down-Derby The Sedalia Bombers kept winning at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., beating Derby (Kan.) 2-0 on Tuesday.Sam Perez pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and striking out six. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local dirt racers capture wins http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/localsports1/50050577/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/home_top-news/50048526/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/business-news/50049379/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/sports/50049582/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/home_top/50048961/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50047393/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50047409/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/baseball-localsports-localsports1-sports/50044011/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/home_top-news-photo_gallery/50029872/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 http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/home_top-news/50043595/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