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Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2000 Polarias 400 being driven by Cole W. Lollar, 19, Greenfield, was traveling north on Mo. 39, five miles north of…

National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 14-20

The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14-20. The…

Two lawsuits brought before Barton County sheriff

Barton County Sheriff Larry “Mitch” Shaw is listed as the party of two lawsuits that were filed recently. Stephen Kendus contends Shaw allowed a jailer to arrest him in 2011…

Dementia care expert to speak in Lamar

Mary Sharp, an internationally respected consultant to caregivers of people who have dementia, will speak at Thiebaud Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct.…

Two from Liberal injured in I-44 accident

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, two individuals from Liberal were injured in a two vehicle accident that occurred at 10:48 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, on Interstate 44.…

Fatality accident

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1987 Mack dump truck, being driven by Ronald L. Harris, 71, Golden City, was eastbound on Hwy. 160, 4 ½ miles east…

Route 66 Collectors Show scheduled for September 27

JOPLIN-The Route 66 Collectors Show: Coins, Stamps and Sports Cards hobby event will return for the fifth consecutive year later this month. The free admission show will be held at…

Barton County deputies respond to theft in progress

Barton County deputies respond to theft in progress

Barton County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded early Tuesday morning, September 2, to a theft in progress from a residence near V Highway. Deputies located the suspect vehicle a short time…

Span arrives at 1st Street bridge

Span arrives at 1st Street bridge

        Photo for Lamar Democrat by Michael O’Sullivan The first of eight spans arrived and were unhooked and lifted off of the delivery truck for the 1st…

Empire District Electric files for rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company has filed for a rate increase that will boost base rate revenues by approximately $24.3 million, or about 5.5 percent. If approved by the…