I was born Oct. 7, 1938 at Bothwell Hospital. I attended Washington Elementary and Smith-Cotton High School. I joined the United States Navy in 1955, and served on four WWll era Destroyers during my active career in the Navy. I am retired Navy with 24 years of service in the regular navy and the reserve force. I have worked in real estate sales, mobile home sales and a lot of laborer type jobs. I retired from Payless Cashways as a dock worker, and machine operator in 2001 when they went out of business. I have written columns for the Sedalia Democrat, and the Sedalia News Journal and two books “Unhurried Days” and “Looking Back Again.” I have worked in Radio for over 10 years as a newsman and on-air columnist. I have been married to Marlene (Yahne) Miller for 53 years, and we have three children, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. I am currently working on a fiction book of short stories.
Pettis County Commission Announces Christmas Lighting Contest For The County
Pettis County Presiding Commissioner John Meehan announced today (Dec. 4) that the county will hold their first Christmas Lighting Contest this year. The county contest will be held for those living in Pettis County outside of Sedalia.
Sedalia City Council Passes Downtown Building Inspection Ordinance
The Sedalia City Council took up the ordinance to allow inspections of downtown buildings at last night’s city council meeting (Dec. 3).
Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn Will Not Run for Reelection in 2014
Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn announced she would not seek another term as mayor in 2014 at a news conference this afternoon (Nov. 21).
Listen to Gov. Jay Nixon and Sen. Roy Blunt Celebrate MFA’s 100th Anniversary [AUDIO]
On Tuesday morning (Nov. 19), Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Roy Blunt spoke to a large crowd in the Mathewson Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds during a celebration of MFA's 100th anniversary.
Sedalia Police Chief John DeGonia Talks New K9 Units [INTERVIEW]
The Sedalia Police Department received two new law enforcement tools last Friday (Nov. 1), and according to Sedalia Police Chief John DeGonia they were put right to work. The two additions to the force are of the furry, four-legged canine variety. Their names are Gallo and Charlie.
Pettis County Historical Society Holds Sedalia Rails Train Show at Convention Hall
Last Saturday (Nov. 2), there was an event in the Historic Convention Hall in Sedalia, that must have gladdened the heart of every child, parent or grandparent lucky enough to attend. The event featured model trains wall to wall in the gymnasium of the old building.
Sedalia 200 School Board Approves Stadium Layout Design
The Sedalia 200 School Board met in the Media Center at Smith-Cotton High School on Monday night (Oct. 28). One of the items on the board’s agenda was the stadium design for the new athletic complex planned on the grounds of Smith-Cotton High School. The board approved the layout des…
Sedalia City Council Discusses Mandatory Building Inspections
The Sedalia City Council held a special meeting Monday night (Oct. 29) to present a draft for an ordinance on mandatory building inspections for downtown buildings. Following a presentation of the ordinance by Sedalia City Administrator Gary Edwards, Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn asked for comments from…
Sedalia Rotary Club Discusses Pros and Cons of Ethanol in Gasoline with MFA Oil Representa…
Today (Oct. 21), the Sedalia Rotary Club welcomed Tom May, the Director of Employee Public Relations with the MFA Oil Company in Columbia, Mo., who spoke on the advantages and disadvantages of ethanol, which makes up 10% of every gallon of gasoline in cars today.
Sedalia City Council Split on Smoking Ban, Mayor Elaine Horn Decides to Make No Changes to…
The Sedalia City Council met Saturday morning (Oct. 12) in a work session with only one item on the agenda: Sedalia's smoking ban. After the city council split 4-4 on a vote to leave the current smoking ban unchanged, Mayor Elaine Horn's tie-braking vote supported the option, resulti…