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.
Sedalia Bar Owners and Citizens Fill the City Council Chambers to Protest Smoking Ban
The Sedalia City Council met at City Hall last night (Oct. 7), and once again, it was not a quiet meeting. A large number of bar owners, and other citizens filled the chamber to wait their turn at the microphone in order to protest the smoking ban, a ban which many business owners said has nearly pu…
Sedalia STING Unit Arrests Three Suspects in Drug Bust on Buckner Court
Sedalia Police Department patrol officers and detectives with the Sedalia STING Unit responded to 347 Buckner Court at 5:27 a.m. this morning (Oct. 4) to serve a drug related search warrant.
Sedalia Park Board Approves Septagon to Lead Construction of Community Center, Aims to Fix…
The Sedalia Park Board met in the Historic Convention Hall Thursday night with several items on its agenda. The board accepted a bid of $578,400 from Septagon Construction in Sedalia to be the Construction Manager for the proposed Community Center.
Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn Discusses Phase lll Streetscape Plans [INTERVIEW]
The City of Sedalia held an open meeting on Tuesday evening (Oct. 1) regarding Phase lll of the Streetscape project. The project includes the arch that will be built just off Broadway on South Ohio. The informational meeting brought out downtown merchants whose businesses will be affected by the con…
Sedalia Fire Department Provides Tour of New Fire Station
Last night (Oct. 1) Sedalia Fire Chief, Mike Ditzfeld and Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Harrell took the Sedalia City Council and the media on a guided tour of the new fire station, which is now more than 50% completed. The facility sports four Hugh bays that will house the new larger fire truck tha…
Washington Street Viaduct Reopens In Sedalia
At 1:00 this afternoon (Sept. 26), Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn and the Sedalia City Council cut the ribbon to re-open the Washington Street Viaduct. In attendance were city staff and representatives of the contracting company that accomplished the work on the viaduct, as well as citizens of Sedalia wh…
Sedalia STING Unit Conducts Meth Bust on East 5th St.
According to a press release from the Sedalia Police Department the Sedalia S.T.I.N.G. Unit along with other officers served a search warrant at 728 East 5th at 12:06 a.m. this morning (Sept. 19). Upon entry, officers located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Which Sedalia Construction Project Are You Looking Forward to Seeing Completed the Most? […
Crews are working on three very visible projects going in Sedalia at this time that are all due to be completed by the end of the year. Which of these projects are you most excited about?
Pettis County Health Center Administering New Flu Vaccine for Flu Season [INTERVIEW]
This morning, I had an opportunity to talk to JoAnn Martin, the Administrator of the Pettis County Health Center, about the upcoming flu season and the new vaccine that the center is recommending this year.
Sedalia Police Department to Receive Two Dogs For K-9 Unit
According to Sedalia Police Commander Larry Ward, the police department will be receiving two new dogs for the K-9 Unit. Ward said the money has come through the efforts of drug enforcement in the area and at the expense of those who traffic in illegal drugs.