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Sedalia smoking ban here to stay

Mar 18, 2014

The city of Sedalia is beginning to see the benefits of a smoking ordinance that went into effect last September that banned all public smoking. 

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A two-year investigation of drug trafficking and violent crime in the Sedalia area has led to indictments against 37 people from western and central Missouri.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Kansas City says 28 defendants were picked up during a multi-agency sweep Thursday. Five others were already in custody, and four were still at large.

The defendants are accused in a half-dozen indictments with taking part in conspiracies that distributed more than $1 million worth of cocaine and crack cocaine. Several are also charged with illegally possessing firearms.

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More than 366,000 people attended the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia this year, an increase of over 3 percent compared to last year.  

Sedalia council upholds new smoking ban

Oct 15, 2013
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A new law banning smoking in public places in Sedalia has survived an attempt to revise it or repeal it altogether.

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Business owners in Sedalia say the city’s smoking ban is having an impact on their businesses. The ban, that went into effect one month ago, bans smoking inside restaurants and bars within city limits – private clubs are exempted from the ban.

At last week’s city council meeting, Sedalia council members heard from local business owners expressing concerns. Michael Gross is general manager at The Endzone Bar and Grill. He said employees are feeling the impact of the ban, which has led to changes in revenue.

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Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is planning a statewide tour that will focus on agricultural issues.

The Eureka Republican will make about a half-dozen stops Oct. 15-17 with visits to farms, agricultural products plants and bioenergy facilities. Jones wants to talk with farmers and gather information for the 2014 legislative session.

Communities on the schedule include California and Sedalia.

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Attendance figures appear to be on the rise as the 2013 Missouri State Fair heads into its final weekend. 

Sedalia was swarming with politicians Thursday, as office holders from both parties descended on the Missouri State Fair.

Nearly a thousand people, politicians and citizens alike, dined on country ham, eggs and peaches at the Governor's Ham Breakfast.  Governor Jay Nixon began his annual speech by condemning the incident in which a rodeo clown wore a President Obama mask this weekend.

Sedalia Public Library

What started as a simple repair has become a significant renovation for the 102-year-old building that houses the Sedalia Public Library.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that work on the library started as simple $4,000 repair. But additional problems led to a project involving the renovation of the structure's southwestern corner, new paint and pier work on the building's corner and front section.

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A Sedalia-based community college will begin offering classes in Boonville in August.