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 200 School Board Approves Funding for New Sports Complex
The Sedalia 200 School Board met at Horace Mann Elementary School on Monday night (Sept. 10) for its regularly scheduled meeting. Prior to the meeting, a special public session was held on the funding for the planned sports complex at Smith-Cotton High School.
Fourth Grade Students from Horace Mann Elementary Speak Up at School Board Meeting
While most Sedalia School Board Meetings are informative, every once in awhile, something wonderful happens at a meeting that reminds us just how much more than the ABCs are being taught to Sedalia students today.
Sedalia Park Board Authorizes Director to Seek Construction Bids for New Community Center
The Sedalia Park Board met in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday night (Sept. 5). One of the items brought to the floor and approved by the board gives Sedalia Parks and Recreations Director Mark Hewett the authority to seek bids for a construction manager and architect for Sedalia&…
City Council Considers Renaming “Sewer Branch” Back to “Pearl River”
The Sedalia City Council paid notice to a small stream on Tuesday night (Sept. 3) that many people insist on calling “Sewer Branch.” A request has been made to change the name back to “Pearl River.”
Going Green: Solar Panels Arrive at Pettis County Courthouse
Pettis County became one step closer to going green as 1000 pound crates of solar panels were slowly lifted to the roof of the Pettis County Court House. The Hugh Crane from W&M Welding began the operation on the south side of the Pettis County Courthouse a little after 8:00 this morning (Au…
Arson Suspected in Fire at Former Sprint Store on West Broadway
The Sedalia Fire Department believes that a fire in the old Sprint Building located at 1716 West Broadway was started intentionally.
Sedalia STING Unit Finds Marijuana and Meth on South Ohio Ave.
The Sedalia Police Department stated in a press release that Sedalia Police and detectives with the STING Unit responded to 1900 South Ohio at 5:18 Sunday morning (Aug. 25) to serve a drug related search warrant. Upon arrival, entry was forced into the residence, and contact was made with a mal…
Sedalia STING Unit Serves Search Warrant on South Quincy Ave., Leads to Drug Bust in South…
According to a press release from the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Unit, Sedalia Police and detectives along with the STING Unit responded to 1302 South Quincy to serve a drug-related search warrant at 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday night (Aug. 21). A short time after the warrant was served, a male su…
Sedalia City Council Approves Purchase of Jenny Jaynes Stadium [INVERVIEWS]
The Sedalia City Council announced on Tuesday afternoon that they've approved the purchase of the Jennie Jaynes Stadium from the Sedalia 200 School District in a closed session meeting. The purchase is a step towards tearing the stadium down and establishing a community center in Sedalia.
Sedalia STING Unit Conducts Meth Bust on East 5th Street
Just after midnight this morning (Aug. 20), the Sedalia Police Department’s STING unit, patrol officers and a Pettis County Deputy served a drug related search warrant at 906 East 5th St. Upon arrival, officers located a male and female who were detained. A juvenile was also located …