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Dollar General planning east side store

After a long wait, Sedalia's east side could see a new business opening. Dollar General is seeking to establish another location at 4949 E. U.S. 50 next to Eagle Stop gas station. The Sedalia City Council will host a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday about annexing the property into city limits. The c

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-17 01:07:00

Sedalia man pleads guilty to illegal firearm

A Sedalia man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to illegally possessing a firearm. According to information from Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Justin Lee Denny, 27, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By doing so, Den


Former counselor running for Sedalia 200 school board

Three newcomers to public office are in the four-way race for the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education, one being former school counselor Matthew Herren. Herren worked in education for about a decade, working as a school counselor in Sedalia 200. He left the district last year to pursue a

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-17 04:24:00

FOP forum questions mayoral candidates on public safety

Sedalia's mayoral candidates went head-to-head once again, this time on public safety. The Fraternal Order of Police Mid-Missouri Lodge 16 hosted a forum Friday night with law enforcement officers and Sedalia City Council members in attendance. Detective Matthew Sprinkles presented questions on publ

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-17 03:21:00

Company says it sent the correct address in the 911 call that led to death of Clinton officer

The communications company CenturyLink says it provided the correct address in the 911 call that ultimately led to the death of a Clinton, Missouri police officer. Officer Christopher Ryan Morton was killed and two other officers were injured while responding to what they believed to be a domestic d


Open Door Soup Kitchen now open at new location

Late Wednesday morning, Millie Jobe shakes water from jicama slices as she prepares to serve at the new Open Door Soup Kitchen, 417 W. Pettis St., which opened for lunch on Monday. Open Door Board President William Turner said they have been feeding 35 to 40 people a day. Tobi Fockler, left, and Car


Community calendar for March 18 through March 25

To have your event or meeting listed, send details to fbemiss@sedaliademocrat.com or call 660-826-1000 ext. 1481. SUNDAY Sunday a.m.: Shake it Up Sunday, if you are white attend a black church, if you are black attend a white church; Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 400 N. Lamine Ave., or Wesl

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-16 21:05:00

Sharp brings experience to re-election run

With two open seats on the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education, Dr. Jeffery Sharp is hoping to return for another term. Sharp has been a family physician in Sedalia for almost 30 years. He also has five children, four who have graduated from Smith-Cotton and one who is a junior at S-C. He


Don't miss the first St. Patrick's Day pub crawl in Sedalia

I've got to hand it to the good people at Sedalia Downtown Development Inc. (or should that be Sedalia Avenues Development now? Scratch that, SAD is not a good acronym to be associated with) for offering yet another unique event to attend right here in the State Fair City. You've probably heard by n


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Woman charged with 2nd degree murder in connection with fatal shooting of Clinton police officer

CLINTON, Mo. - A spokesperson with Troop A tweeted out on Wednesday evening that the Henry County Prosecuting attorney has filed charges against a woman connected with the fatal shooting of a police officer. ABC 17 previously reported that Officer Ryan Morton and other law enforcement officers were


Rodeo popular in 1930s Sedalia

The performances of Colonel W.T. Johnson's World Championship Rodeo on Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1, 1933, drew large crowds from Sedalia and surrounding towns. Many of those who attended the first performances bought tickets for later shows. So many tickets were sold that the manager of the show decide


MFD responds to structure fire on Hwy YY

On Thursday, March 15, The Marshall Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 17229 Highway YY at approximately 3:12 p.m. According to MFD Battalion Chief Jesse Coslet, a controlled burn became out of control, setting fire to bushes on the south side of the house. Coslet said the fire was und


Photos: Multiple cars involved in two East Broadway accidents

SedaliaPoliceDepartmentSgt.JoshuaHowell,right,makesacallwhileOfficerToddNappe,left,processesavehicleinvolvedinatwo-carcollisionatSouthGarfieldAvenueandEastBroadwayBoulevardonMondayafternoon.ThePettisCountyAmbulanceDistrictrespondstothesecondcarinthecollisionacrossthestreet. ThreecarssitatSouthEmmetA


Man guilty in assault at LU

A Jefferson City man was ordered to serve 15 days in the Cole County Jail for a misdemeanor assault of a Lincoln University student. David Martin Jr., 22, was found guilty following a bench trial before Cole County Senior Judge Richard Callahan. A charge of first-degree harassment was dismissed. The


Trap, neuter, release program to fight stray cat numbers

A new Sedalia Animal Shelter policy marks a fresh approach to the city's feral cat population. The Sedalia City Council approved an ordinance on Monday to legalize a trap, neuter, release program for private citizens, nonprofit groups and animal rescues. These entities can now join the shelter in hu


Students 'walkout' for school safety

WARRENSBURG - Warrensburg High School students walked out of their classes Wednesday morning to bring attention to improving school safety measures as part of National Walkout Day. About 100 students participated in the event that lasted 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 individuals killed Feb. 14


Sedalia native moves to Jefferson City via South Korea

Natalie Newville, Marketing Manager for the Missouri River Regional Library, poses in front of the library. Photo by Mark Wilson /News Tribune. Busan, South Korea, is a long way from Missouri in so many ways. However, in 2010, as the United States' recovery from the Great Recession started to gain


Reid recognized for outstanding customer service

Jerry Reid, an American Family Insurance agent in Sedalia, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer service experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. "Providing our valued customers with an exceptional service experience is at the he