The County sites are back up. And here I was thinking no one ever uses them since Monica and Justin are the only contributors. But lo and behold, they are out there. Who knew.

The underlying problem hasn't been resolved. So if you find dead links or things that don't work, just use the back button.

A former Sedalia resident has reportedly confessed to stealing Civil War antiques from the Pettis County Museum, causing a nationwide search for multiple lost items. The Sedalia Police Department has submitted a charge of stealing against Terry J. Cockrell, 38, of Coffeyville, Kansas, to the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office. A Pettis County Circuit Court judge could issue a warrant for his arrest, should Prosecutor Phillip Sawyer file the charge. Cockrell volunteered at the Sedalia museum for several years before he moved away last fall, according to a press release from SPD detective Jill Green. He had access to the museum building and the objects on display. On March 24, museum co-curator Charles Wise reported several Civil War era items were missing, including a cap and ball musket rifle, a sword, a surgical kit, and a brass-barrel Blunderbuss firearm. The items have a value of several thousand dollars, meaning Cockrell’s charge could reach felony status . . .

Source: The Sedalia Democrat4 April 2018