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Final candidates for area boards of education

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Lamar R-I district will have five candidates vying for two seats on its board of education. Randy Day is the only incumbent. The other…

Final list of candidates for area city offices and county boards

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The final list of candidates is in place for offices to be filled in the April 7 election. In Lamar, Kent Harris and Tom…

Doctors express concerns about hospital’s future

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order on January 19, by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other members present were Tom Shaw, Mike Buchanan, Jill Purinton and…

Cool Collectibles show set for February 14

PARSONS, Kan.-The SKIL Resource Center, Inc., in cooperation with the Shaun Hill Youth Football Camp, is hosting the Fifth Annual Parsons Collectors Show dubbed Cool Collectibles on Saturday, Feb. 14,…

Barton County Memorial Hospital recognized for patient safety, quality efforts

LAMAR-Barton County Memorial Hospital has been recognized for reaching its goal of reducing preventable patient harm by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent between 2012 and 2014. The…

Publisher seeks stories from local folks

Hometown Memories Publishing Company intends to save a big slice of local history before it’s lost forever. Karen Garvey, senior editor at Hometown Memories Publishing, is asking local folks to…

Gearing up for Progress 2015

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat is in the process of putting together its “Progress Edition 2015”, to be published March 25. Once again the paper is asking…

February 11 is set for Lamar Democrat saturation

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat will once again do a complete saturation of every home in Barton County, as well as Lockwood, on February 11. This will…

Valentine’s Day Sweeties to be featured in regional

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The deadline is fast approaching for Valentine’s Day Sweeties to appear in the February 11 edition of the Lamar Democrat. Not only will this edition…

Roads in question are not county roads

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the January 5 meeting of the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David…