Nevada, Mo. – A black bear is wandering in rural Vernon County in west central Missouri. Several residents in the Walker community northeast of Nevada have reported seeing the bear. Conservation Agent Justin Fogle confirmed the sighting by finding bear tracks in a corn field on Wednesday, June 5.
Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, straight-line winds, flooding and radar-indicated tornadoes. This severe weather follows several days of heavy rain throughout much of the state, leading to flooding along many streams and rivers. The severe weather threat continues tonight (June 1) in parts of Missouri, and is likely to continue tomorrow for much of the state.
SAN FRANCISCO -- And the filling-in-for-Ryan Vogelsong winner is ... Michael Kickham, former pitcher for the Sedalia Bombers. The 24-year-old lefty will be called up from Triple-A Fresno to make Tuesday's start with the San Francisco Giants against Oakland, manager Bruce Bochy announced after Sunday's 7-3 win.
On Saturday night (May 18), the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the hiring of Ms. Kendra Barton, a fourth grade teacher at Horace Mann Elementary School, as assistant principal at Smith-Cotton Junior High School. She succeeds Mrs. Stephanie Jackson, who recently was named principal of Parkview Elementary School.
Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., died May 15 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 603rd Military Police Company, in Belton, Mo. He deployed under Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Central Missouri Mules fired a final round 285 on Wednesday to come from behind and win the NCAA-II Midwest/Central Super Regional with a three-round total of five-under par 859 at The Club at Strawberry Creek. Freshman Robby Hughey won the individual crown with a 13-under par 203.
A Pettis County man will spend life in prison for molesting six young men between 2008 and 2012. David Donahue, 42, Sedalia, was charged last July with statutory sodomy in the first and second degree, child molestation and attempt to commit statutory sodomy. He entered guilty pleas to six charges in January. The court ordered a sentence assessment report and scheduled a sentencing hearing for today.
On Monday night (April 23), the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the hiring of Mrs. Stephanie Jackson, assistant principal at Smith-Cotton Junior High School, as principal at Parkview Elementary School. She succeeds Mrs. Kelly Sobaski, who last week announced her retirement, effective at the end of the current school year.
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