The Sedalia Democrat

The Sedalia Democrat The Sedalia Democrat serves print and online readers in an eight-county area of west-central Missouri.

Since its foundation in 1868, the Sedalia Democrat has been dedicated to serving the city of Sedalia and surrounding areas with in-depth news and sports coverage. Named the 2012 Kansas City Press Club Newspaper of the Year and winner of numerous Missouri Press Association and Associated Press Media Editor’s awards, the Democrat strives to bring its readers the latest and most relevant news stories, sports coverage and advertising specials. Visit our website at www.sedaliademocrat.com

The Democrat is looking for places to get some Chiefs spirit photos today! Let us know if your home or business has some...
01/30/2020

The Democrat is looking for places to get some Chiefs spirit photos today! Let us know if your home or business has some great decorations or a sign cheering on the Chiefs, if your employees are wearing Chiefs gear, or any other fun Chiefs-related photo opportunities in Pettis County.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: For the last decade, Missouri hasn’t paid its full contract for the Amtrak River Runner service, ...
01/30/2020
State owes millions for Amtrak service

🔒Subscriber exclusive: For the last decade, Missouri hasn’t paid its full contract for the Amtrak River Runner service, leaving the state with several million dollars in overdue bills.
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For the last decade, Missouri hasn’t paid its full contract for the Amtrak River Runner service, leaving the state with several million dollars in overdue bills.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: After 50 years in law enforcement, including 30 in Pettis County, Capt. Dave Keller is retiring f...
01/29/2020
Capt. Keller to retire from sheriff’s office

🔒Subscriber exclusive: After 50 years in law enforcement, including 30 in Pettis County, Capt. Dave Keller is retiring from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. Read more about his long career:
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For most of his adult life, Capt. Dave Keller has devoted himself to the service and protection of others. A law enforcement officer of 50 years, Keller has spent the

Is your home or business decked out for the Chiefs' trip to the Super Bowl this weekend? Have you been wearing your red ...
01/29/2020

Is your home or business decked out for the Chiefs' trip to the Super Bowl this weekend? Have you been wearing your red and gold all week? We want to see it! Share your best Chiefs spirit photos in the comments or by emailing [email protected]. Our favorites will be posted in a photo gallery on our website.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Lindsey Simmons, who announced her candidacy this fall, officially kicked off her campaign in Sed...
01/29/2020
Simmons kicks off Congressional campaign in Sedalia

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Lindsey Simmons, who announced her candidacy this fall, officially kicked off her campaign in Sedalia over the weekend. Read more about her platform:
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Lindsey Simmons, who announced her candidacy this fall, has officially kicked off her campaign in Sedalia.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: The Grand Champion pie, a White Chocolate Raspberry made by Cheryl Lange of Sedalia, was purchase...
01/28/2020
Central Missouri Ag Club pie auction raises $28,255

🔒Subscriber exclusive: The Grand Champion pie, a White Chocolate Raspberry made by Cheryl Lange of Sedalia, was purchased for $1,400 Saturday night during the Central Missouri Ag Club Appreciation Dinner and Pie Auction.
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The Grand Champion pie, a White Chocolate Raspberry made by Cheryl Lange of Sedalia, was purchased for $1,400 Saturday night during the Central Missouri Ag Club Appreciation Dinner and Pie

We're still looking for Sedalia's biggest Chiefs fans! We're also looking for businesses hosting watch parties or sellin...
01/28/2020

We're still looking for Sedalia's biggest Chiefs fans! We're also looking for businesses hosting watch parties or selling Chiefs products. Send your best local Chiefs story ideas to [email protected].

Are you a long-time Chiefs fan? Has your family always had season tickets? Did you work for the organization? Do you have unique memorabilia or a special connection to the team? We want to hear from you! Please email your local Chiefs story ideas to [email protected] or comment below.

Are you a long-time Chiefs fan? Has your family always had season tickets? Did you work for the organization? Do you hav...
01/27/2020

Are you a long-time Chiefs fan? Has your family always had season tickets? Did you work for the organization? Do you have unique memorabilia or a special connection to the team? We want to hear from you! Please email your local Chiefs story ideas to [email protected] or comment below.

01/26/2020

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Four years after the First United Methodist Church in downtown Sedalia was destroyed by fire, the new Thompson Site is set to open next weekend. Get a sneak peek here:
http://bit.ly/2GzrwQR

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Bothwell Regional Health Center announced its top baby names of 2019. Five girl names hold the ti...
01/26/2020
Bothwell releases top baby names of 2019

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Bothwell Regional Health Center announced its top baby names of 2019. Five girl names hold the title of most popular, while there is a nine-way tie for the most popular boy name. What do you think of the list?
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It’s one of the few things that for most people will remain with them throughout their lives: their name. From the family names passed down from generation to generation to

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Smith-Cotton Junior High has been using the Every Monday Matters program this school year to help...
01/25/2020
SCJH students reminded why ‘Every Monday Matters’

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Smith-Cotton Junior High has been using the Every Monday Matters program this school year to help create a world where everyone knows how much and why their lives matter. Students and staff had the chance to meet with the program's founder:
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Each moment in life matters. At times, individuals need to be reminded of that fact.

Sedalia will be home to two of the 192 medical marijuana dispensary facilities in Missouri approved Friday by the Missou...
01/25/2020
Two medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Sedalia

Sedalia will be home to two of the 192 medical marijuana dispensary facilities in Missouri approved Friday by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Find out the locations here:
http://bit.ly/2RQ49Y9

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensary facilities in Missouri Friday afternoon with two locations in Sedalia receiving approvals.

Sedalia was hit with snow yet again this week. Warmer temperatures are on their way before more snow is forecast later n...
01/25/2020
Snow blankets Sedalia on Friday

Sedalia was hit with snow yet again this week. Warmer temperatures are on their way before more snow is forecast later next week. Share your best snow photos with us in the comments!
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Pettis County has been hit with severe weather yet again, but there is some relief in sight.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a new exhibit called “Jane Booth: Instinct” that f...
01/25/2020
Graffiti-style artist opens show at Daum

🔒Subscriber exclusive: The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a new exhibit called “Jane Booth: Instinct” that features colorful graffiti-style artwork. Learn more about her inspiration:
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Kansas artist Jane Booth finds inspiration for her colorful graffiti-style art from the words of poets and the gentle prairie landscape around her. An exhibit of her work is opening

There were no injuries reported in a late Friday morning fire at the EconoLodge in Sedalia. Read more:http://bit.ly/38yM...
01/24/2020
No injuries in Friday morning hotel fire

There were no injuries reported in a late Friday morning fire at the EconoLodge in Sedalia. Read more:
http://bit.ly/38yMpYf

The Sedalia Fire Department responded to a fire Friday morning at the Econo Lodge, 3501 W. Broadway Blvd., with no injuries reported.

Sedalia firefighters are on scene at the Econo Lodge in the 3500 block of West Broadway Boulevard. More details to come.
01/24/2020

Sedalia firefighters are on scene at the Econo Lodge in the 3500 block of West Broadway Boulevard. More details to come.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: There’s now a two-way race for the 48th District House of Representatives seat. Meet the latest R...
01/24/2020
Taylor enters race for 48th District seat

🔒Subscriber exclusive: There’s now a two-way race for the 48th District House of Representatives seat. Meet the latest Republican to announce his candidacy:
http://bit.ly/37ob6GC

There’s now a two-way race for the 48th District House of Representatives seat being vacated in 2020.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Ward 2 Councilwoman Bonita Nash has decided not to run for re-election in April. She spoke with t...
01/23/2020
Nash to not seek re-election for Sedalia council seat

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Ward 2 Councilwoman Bonita Nash has decided not to run for re-election in April. She spoke with the Democrat about her six years of service:
http://bit.ly/2TQqnvZ

After nearly six years on the Sedalia City Council, Ward 2 Councilwoman Bonita Nash has decided not to run for re-election.

With the close of candidate filing this week, there will be several races on the April 7 municipal election ballot. Find...
01/23/2020
Filing period closes for April Municipal Elections

With the close of candidate filing this week, there will be several races on the April 7 municipal election ballot. Find out who your 2020 candidates are:
http://bit.ly/38AuRuN

Candidate filing for the April 7 Municipal Elections in Pettis County came to a close at 5 p.m. Tuesday. There will be several big races on the 2020 ballot, including

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Sedalia Business Women has named its 2019 Woman of the Year and she is sharing the importance of ...
01/22/2020
McCown finds fulfillment in volunteering

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Sedalia Business Women has named its 2019 Woman of the Year and she is sharing the importance of creating a kinder world.
http://bit.ly/2NMymGu

Sedalia Business Women has named its 2019 Woman of the Year and she is sharing the importance of creating a kinder world.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Airbnb is gaining in popularity in Pettis County. Hear from three local Airbnb operators about wh...
01/21/2020
Airbnbs find success in Sedalia, Pettis County

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Airbnb is gaining in popularity in Pettis County. Hear from three local Airbnb operators about what they've been experiencing:
http://bit.ly/2GdQLbc

For many people, Pettis County is not the first place they think of when they think of Airbnbs, but several local hosts are seeing success.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: “We need to break the chain and the cycle. If we don’t get interested we will lose everything we ...
01/21/2020
Overcoming apathy in the name of Dr. King

🔒Subscriber exclusive: “We need to break the chain and the cycle. If we don’t get interested we will lose everything we stand for. What we need is empathy – to show compassion and concern. With empathy, we feel something.” - Bishop Paul Jones of Burns Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
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More than five decades following the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there is still much that can be done to bring about his message of equality,

Sedalia is thawing out after Monday's snowfall but more is on its way throughout the week. Find out what's in store for ...
01/21/2020
Sedalia to be hit with more severe weather

Sedalia is thawing out after Monday's snowfall but more is on its way throughout the week. Find out what's in store for Pettis County:
http://bit.ly/2RFdeTw

Sedalia has been getting its fair share of bad weather within the last couple of weeks and the forecast shows more to come.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Ward 4 residents will have a new representative in April as Councilman Tolbert “Tollie” Rowe is s...
01/21/2020
Rowe to not seek Sedalia City Council re-election

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Ward 4 residents will have a new representative in April as Councilman Tolbert “Tollie” Rowe is stepping down after eight years of service.
http://bit.ly/2GaMu8s

After eight years on the Sedalia City Council, Ward 4 Councilman Tolbert “Tollie” Rowe thinks it’s time for the seat to “have a fresh voice.”

The Chiefs have done it! Kansas City is headed to the Super Bowl. Share your celebration gifs and photos with us in the ...
01/19/2020

The Chiefs have done it! Kansas City is headed to the Super Bowl. Share your celebration gifs and photos with us in the comments!

WE'RE GOING TO MIAMI!

🔒Subscriber exclusive: NoBro Art Events is switching it up this February with a music show at the Hayden Liberty Center....
01/19/2020
NoBro to host 201 Live Music Show

🔒Subscriber exclusive: NoBro Art Events is switching it up this February with a music show at the Hayden Liberty Center.
http://bit.ly/38jdoH1

In a new take on the local arts scene, NoBro Art Events will premiere its first live music show Feb. 1.

OK Chiefs Kingdom, are we ready? Drop a gif in the comments to show how you're feeling before the AFC Championship.
01/19/2020
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OK Chiefs Kingdom, are we ready? Drop a gif in the comments to show how you're feeling before the AFC Championship.

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Missouri is covered in Chiefs red as they get ready to take on the Titans and one Sedalia truck d...
01/19/2020
Sedalia truck driver showcases Chiefs Kingdom pride

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Missouri is covered in Chiefs red as they get ready to take on the Titans and one Sedalia truck driver is sporting his "warpaint" on the road. Find out how a local graphic artist helped make it happen:
http://bit.ly/2uXlO8x

With the red Chiefs mercury in the thermometer at one of the highest levels in decades, it may be hard to decide who is the greatest area Chiefs fan.

ICYMI: The B-2 will be helping cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs this afternoon as they take on the Tenessee Titans for th...
01/19/2020
B-2 to participate in flyover at Arrowhead

ICYMI: The B-2 will be helping cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs this afternoon as they take on the Tenessee Titans for the AFC Championship.
http://bit.ly/2NRnkzZ

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE — A U.S. Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber will fly over the American Football Conference championship game at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Arrowhead Stadium.

The home of the Chiefs will also be home of the Stealth on Sunday as a B-2 from Whiteman Air Force Base will fly over th...
01/18/2020
B-2 to participate in flyover at Arrowhead

The home of the Chiefs will also be home of the Stealth on Sunday as a B-2 from Whiteman Air Force Base will fly over the AFC championship game Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
http://bit.ly/2NRnkzZ

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE — A U.S. Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber will fly over the American Football Conference championship game at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Numerous local school districts have canceled class Friday due to incoming inclement weather. The Sedalia warming shelte...
01/17/2020
Inclement weather causes Friday cancelations

Numerous local school districts have canceled class Friday due to incoming inclement weather. The Sedalia warming shelter will also be open Thursday and Friday night.
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Due to ice and snow forecasted for early Friday morning, schools have already canceled classes for Friday.

01/17/2020

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Local artist Linda Hoover is best known for her acrylic paintings, but she also enjoys creating caricatures to make people smile. Read more:
http://bit.ly/2u8y0mp

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Pettis County ranks high in hunger needs but also ranks high in performance, meaning the communit...
01/16/2020
Area organizations work to combat hunger

🔒Subscriber exclusive: Pettis County ranks high in hunger needs but also ranks high in performance, meaning the community is working to combat food insecurity. Find out more about local resources:
http://bit.ly/370Ys07

According to a new report from the University of Missouri, roughly 865,000 people across the state are food insecure, including many from Pettis County.

01/16/2020
Citizens Against Spouse Abuse

Have you heard the news? The Democrat's very own Publisher Will Weibert will be one of three contestants in CASA's Mr. In Her Shoes competition! We can't wait to see him strut his stuff at the In Her Shoes event April 18.

Announcing Mr. In Her Shoes 2020 contestants 👠 Who will take home the crown 👑 this year?! Voting begins February 1st!

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Silver Sneaker class at Brian's gym presents bingo prizes to Sedalia Senior Center
Sedalia Circle #310 celebrates 95 years.
You should post this in your paper
Found this little gray Tabby female around East Broadway. If anybody's missing she's really sweet. Hope to find her home.
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