Sedalia has seen a lot of changes in recent years but arguably the most visible is that of long-time car dealership Town & Country Motors. After weeks of rumors floating about town, it was announced Tuesday (October 23) that owner Bill Shumake had finalized a deal with the McCarthy Auto Group to sell the landmark dealership.

After meeting with the new owners, employees expressed optimism and are looking forward to a great new relationship. It was noted that McCarthy is only keeping the Toyota Dealership, with the Lincoln franchise uniting with existing dealer Rick Ball Ford of Sedalia.