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Jack Miller

I was born Oct. 7, 1938 at Bothwell Hospital. I attended Washington Elementary and Smith-Cotton High School. I joined the United States Navy in 1955, and served on four WWll era Destroyers during my active career in the Navy. I am retired Navy with 24 years of service in the regular navy and the reserve force. I have worked in real estate sales, mobile home sales and a lot of laborer type jobs. I retired from Payless Cashways as a dock worker, and machine operator in 2001 when they went out of business. I have written columns for the Sedalia Democrat, and the Sedalia News Journal and two books “Unhurried Days” and “Looking Back Again.” I have worked in Radio for over 10 years as a newsman and on-air columnist. I have been married to Marlene (Yahne) Miller for 53 years, and we have three children, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. I am currently working on a fiction book of short stories.

Morning: Sedalia Police And Pettis County Crime Reports For Tuesday July 7, 2015

Sedalia police conduct a prisoner transfer with Henry County Police

According to a Sedalia Police report at 3:37pm Sunday afternoon officers with the Sedalia Police Department were dispatched to the Henry County Line for a prisoner transfer. Upon arrival th

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35-Year-Old Inmate Found Deceased in The Pettis County Jail Overnight Sunday

According to a Press Release from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office during the overnight hours Sunday a cell check at the Pettis County Jail revealed an inmate found alone was deceased in his cell. The inmate identified as 35-year-old James Smith died of what is believed to be a self-inflicted cause

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Win McNamee/Cole Bennetts/Stephen Chernin, Getty

Well Known Sedalia Business Man John A. “Jack” Bloess, Dies at 87 Wednesday July 1, 2015


John A. “Jack” Bloess, 87, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia.

He was born October 4, 1927, in Sedalia, a son of the late Herman E. and Marvellee (Parks) Bloess. On

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Afternoon Crime Reports From The Sedalia Police And The Pettis County Sheriff’s Department For Monday July 6, 2015

Passenger in a Taxi threatens to shoot the driver and other passengers

Around12:40 Saturday morning the Sedalia Police responded outside the police station to a call from Extreme Taxi Service on a disturbance by a passenger. Upon contact wi

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Morning: Sedalia Police Crime Reports For Monday July 6, 2015


Sedalia man arrested on 2 counts of assault Saturday

At 2am Saturday morning the Sedalia Police responded to a physical disturbance in the 2000 block of east 7th. Upon arrival a victim reported
The suspect was inside the house assaulting 2-females. Arrested at the scen

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Jack’s Mid Missouri Memory: 4th of July

As a child I thought I knew what the 4th of July meant. Back then it meant Reed’s grocery store at 4th Street and Emmit Avenue would be replacing the candy in that big glass case in front of the store with fireworks, which also meant every nickel my friends and I could scrape together would be spent on those exploding wonders

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