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Paper posts videos of proud Sedalians

July 6, 2010

To mark Sedalia’s 150th birthday, The Democrat is recording brief video clips of residents explaining “Why I am
proud to be a Sedalian.”
A new clip is being posted each day through Oct. 16 on the paper’s website, That will provide 150 clips leading to Founders Weekend.
The interviews also will be included as a special feature on the Sedalia 150 Committee’s DVD set, “Share the Journey.”


Veterans organization honors journalists from Sedalia, Boonville

January 6, 2009

Two Missouri journalists received first-place national awards in September for their efforts to highlight veterans.
The national organization of the 40&8 held its 89th convention in Orlando with more than 500 delegates present. Newspapers from across the country submitted 59 entries in the awards competition.
For the third consecutive year, Latisha Koetting of The Sedalia Democrat took first place in daily newspapers for cities under 40,000 population.
Theresa Krebs, editor of BDN (Boonville Daily News), took first place for towns under 12,000 population.

Obit – Susan Fischer

March 31, 2008

Susan Fischer, 48, a columnist for The Sedalia Democrat, died at her home of brain cancer on Feb. 27, 2008.
Mrs. Fischer was a graduate of McCluer High School in Florissant, earned a journalism degree at MU and a master’s in English at Central Missouri State in 1996. She worked in the public relations department at CMSU in the mid-1990s and taught writing classes.
She had worked briefly as a reporter for the Suburban Journals in St. Louis, and wrote a column for The Democrat from 2005 to 2007.
Survivors include her husband, Joe; three daughters, two brothers and six sisters.

Jennings retires from Sedalia Democrat

December 13, 2007

In 35 years at The Sedalia Democrat, Ron Jennings built a loyal readership. Those readers now will have to get along without Jennings’ stories. He retired in September.
On Jennings’ 30th anniversary with the Democrat, Congressman Ike Skelton read a statement into the Congressional Record marking Jennings’ commitment to journalism and the community.
Jennings, a native of Stanberry, said he made it his mission to seek out the stories that others might pass by. “All I had to do was walk out my front door. The stories were all right here,” he told Democrat reporter Dennis Rich.
He recalled writing about Joe Labille, the last milkman in Sedalia who made daily deliveries, and talking to children who mourned the loss of “Joe’s milk.”
Since 1990, Jennings has won, through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, a number of bouts with brain cancer. He shared those experiences with readers.
—from The Sedalia Democrat

Nail wins 2007 Best of Freedom Award

November 7, 2007

• Sedalia — Sedalia Democrat reporter Sarah Nail, former Democrat photographer
Joseph Beaher and former copy editor Lucas Soltow received a 2007 Best of Freedom award.
It was one of five awards presented to Freedom Communications newspapers of less than 25,000 circulation.
Nail and Beaher documented the brief life of Angel Corwin and her family. Angel was born with a brain malformation and surprised doctors by living nearly eight months.
Soltow designed the package that was published in September 2006.