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Walter Jack Staten Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder
At a contested sentencing hearing Wednesday morning (April 30), Walter Jack Staten of Sedalia, age 51, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of William D. Saunders. The defendant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and armed criminal action in the Circuit Court of Cooper Coun…
Behka’s Enquring Minds: Favorite Teachers [SURVEY]
When I was growing up, I tried my darndest to be the teacher's pet.  I wasn't trying to get any benefits or anything, I just loved school and wanted my teachers to like having me in their class.  And, if you were good, you got to be the kid to take the attendance roster to the office! Anyway, Nation…
Sedalia Farmers’ Market Returns on May 2 [INTERVIEW]
The Sedalia Area Farmers' Market has become a tradition in our area.  We're surrounded by people and places that thrive in agricultural subjects, and our local growers are some of the best. If you want the best in fresh, local food and produce, you can't beat the Farmers' Ma…
Mizzou Names Kim Anderson As Next Basketball Head Coach
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri announced on Monday (April 28) that former University of Central Missouri head coach Kim Anderson, 58, a two-time graduate of Mizzou ('79 and '81) and the 2014 NABC National Coach of the Year, has agreed to become the 18th men's basketb…
Construction Crews Demolish Buildings at Second and Osage
For those waiting for action on the dilapidated buildings in downtown Sedalia, the sight of tumbling bricks on the corner of West Second Street and Osage is a welcome sight. On Monday morning (April 28), crews moved in and began dismantling the two buildings on the northeast corner, just across the …

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