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An unprecedented 82 percent of California is in an “extreme drought,” according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report released last week. Of that, 58 percent of the state is in an “exceptional drought” — the driest conditions

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Hot Air Balloons in Flight
Garry Gay, Photographer's Choice RF

Up, Up, and Away!

Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the early 70's, I was lucky to see the beginnings of a great event that has grown over the years.  From a small gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the 2014 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival (AIBF) continues October 4th  through the 12th

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Memories of Summers Past

Every once in awhile you'll see kids riding their bikes along the city streets.  On their way to some destination...the swimming pool, a friend's house, or possibly the library.  I wonder if the bicycle is still used as much as they were years ago for kids to go to and fro

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Oscar I at Whiteman Air Force Base (Courtesy of facebook)

Today In History: 351st Missle Wing Deactives and Signing of Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

This day in history, something historic happened on a global scale that impacted West Central Missouri. Back on July 31, 1991 President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

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Ahhh…the good ol’ days!!!

Remember the good ol' days?  Many of us recall when gas prices were a lot less than what we are seeing these days when we pull up to the pump.  You've heard stories about how low they used to be.  1919-Gas was 25 cents a gallon

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Phil Welch Stadium
Phil Welch Stadium

On The Road With Doug: Phil Welch Stadium

Last week, I got to travel with the Sedalia Bombers to St. Joseph at Phil Welch Stadium. I have often heard from many on how this stadium is great for the MINK League and the St. Joseph Mustangs. The fans definitely come out for the games there, with ov

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Spam…The kind you eat!

Spam.  We're talking about the canned product, not the email you receive that ultimately goes into the trash.  The product was named in a 1937 contest and the finalist won a $100 prize.  Hormel, the company that produces Spam, claims that the meaning of the name "is known by only a small circle of former Hormel Foods executives", but popular beliefs are that the name is an abbreviation of "spiced ham" or "shoulders of pork and ham"

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The Katy Depot Needs Your Help to Bring the Caboose Home [INTERVIEW]

The little caboose on South 65 has been the Sedalia Visitors Center for a few years now.  Most of us drive by it every day without giving it much thought.  I know I did! 

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Don Lanier
Roulette Records

Songwriter, Industry Executive Don Lanier Dies

Don Lanier, a hit songwriter who later found hits for Reba McEntireGeorge Strait and more, died last week at the age of 78.

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131st Bomb Wing Missouri Air National Guard's Civil Engineers Pour Foundation For Park (U.S. Air National Guard Photos by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison)
131st Bomb Wing Missouri Air National Guard's Civil Engineers Pour Foundation For Park (U.S. Air National Guard Photos by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

Whiteman Air Force Base Prepares To Honor History of 131st Bomb Wing

Whenever you tour Whiteman Air Force Base, you'll see static displays of a B-29, A-10, T-38, UH-1 helicopter, Minuteman Missle and many others around the Base. Now, Whiteman Air Force Base is preparing to honor the heritage of the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing, with a new park

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