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Community Calendar for Nov. 30 through Dec. 6
Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations.  To have your event or meeting …
20 teachers receive funding through Holden Schools Foundation
HOLDEN — Twenty teachers will receive funding through the Holden School Foundation for $7,483.99 in educational/academic items from the Holden Foundation. In August, the Foundation awarded …
Chamber to host 2022 MLK Community Service Awards Luncheon
An integral part of the University of Central Missouri’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is the presentation of the MLK Community Service Award and the MLK High School Community …
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Brandt named Christkind for 2021 Christkindlesmarkt

Saint Paul Lutheran High has announced Leah Brandt, daughter of Aaron and Charlotte Brandt, of Knob Noster, as the annual Concordia Christkind for the 2021 Saint Paul …

Martin Warren Chapter, MOSSAR, conducts patriot grave marking

The Martin Warren Chapter, Missouri Society, Sons of the American Revolution (MOSSAR) conducted a Patriot Grave Marking on Nov. 20 for James DeMasters, a Patriot of the American …

Crash Reports Nov. 30

Serious injuries reported in Nov. 24 wreck on Highway 50 One person is reported to have serious injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Nov. 24 on eastbound Highway 50 east of Northwest 271st …
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Melvin Myers adds Warrensburg to coaching resume

WARRENSBURG — First-year Tigers girls basketball head coach Melvin Myers’ coaching experience extends through several different branches.  Before joining Warrensburg at the …

Mike Riley becomes Knob Noster girls coach

After a year away from the girls basketball world at Knob Noster, Mike Riley is back as the program’s head coach.  Riley took the helm from Renae Shippy this summer, adding another …

Business
Out with the old, in with the new
Photos: Arby’s installs new sign

Lolly’s Candy Shop brings smiles to Sedalia SEDALIA — Downtown Sedalia gained a sweet new shop last week that takes one back to simpler, uncomplicated times. Stepping into Lolly’s Candy Shop at 702 S. Ohio Ave. is like stepping …
Knob Noster gains two new businesses KNOB NOSTER — In the last two months, Knob Noster has gained two new businesses, Tilted Axe Throwing and Lost Art Taproom. Tilted Axe Throwing The axe-throwing craze has hit Johnson …
Holiday Open House to take place Nov. 5-6 WARRENSBURG — Love What’s Local is marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season with the return of their annual two-day event featuring deals and specials from local …
Police & Crash Reports
Serious injuries reported in Nov. 19 wreck on Highway 50 One person is reported to have serious injuries from a single-vehicle wreck Nov. 19 in the 200 block of Northeast Highway 50. The Missouri …
Minor injuries reported in Nov. 17 wreck One person is reported to have minor injuries from a single vehicle wreck Nov. 17 in the 700 block of 1001 Road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports …
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Knob Noster resident was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck Nov. 16 on Route HH at Cedar Drive in Pettis County.  MSHP reports …
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Advent a time to practice, enjoy waiting

Doesn’t it seem like Christmas comes earlier every year? I have been busy the whole month of November counting Christmas trees that I see in the windows of homes. It seems like Nov. 1 was the …

Feeling grateful this Thanksgiving season

I know that by the time Democrat and Star-Journal readers take a look at this column, Thanksgiving will be in the rearview mirror and thoughts of the Christmas season will be full steam ahead. But …

Geography makes a better Malbec

In this modern world of internationalism, certain countries, because of climate, soil and/or geography have become famous for a specific variety of wine.  For Germany it’s the riesling; …
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