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Daniel named emergency manager in absence of Kittsmiller

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 19. Present were Randy Daniel, David Rusch, Dallas Maxwell and Melinda Wright. Presiding…

Search underway for Missouri’s outstanding older workers

BUFFALO-Nominations are currently being accepted for Missouri’s 24th Annual Outstanding Older Workers of the Year contest. Nominees must be Missouri residents who are age 60 or older, employed at least…

Enjoy the 4th of July safely

By CHIEF RON HAGER Lamar Police Department We at the Lamar Police Department want you and your children to enjoy the 4th of July holiday in as safe a manner…

VFW Posts Colors at farmers’ market for Flag Day

VFW Posts Colors at farmers’ market for Flag Day

Posting of the Colors was held by the VFW on Saturday, June 14, Flag Day, at the 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market in Lamar. Anna Strong sang the National Anthem.…

Powley to join Konantz Warden team

Powley to join Konantz Warden team

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Gerald Powley has recently returned to the area to join CK Warden at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. Powley, who is a Methodist minister, served the…

LCP acquires Wisconsin’s The Messenger of Juneau County

LCP acquires Wisconsin’s The Messenger of Juneau County

LAGRANGE, Missouri and ELROY, Wisconsin-Lewis County Press, LLC, announces the acquisition of The Messenger of Juneau County, a weekly newspaper located in central Wisconsin, approximately 90 miles northwest of Madison. The Messenger…

Courthouse personnel treated to catered picnic

Courthouse personnel treated to catered picnic

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The six unopposed officeholders for the August primary in the Barton County Courthouse treated all county employees to a catered picnic, June 17, in the Lamar City…

Tips for preventing heat-related illness

The best defense of heat-related illnesses is prevention. Here are some prevention tips furnished by the CDC and brought to readers by the Barton County Ambulance Department. * Drink more…

Work underway to repair bridges

The Barton County Route F bridge over Horse Creek, east of Lamar, closed for 66 calendar days beginning June 16, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Contractor crews are…

Missouri cost of living remains 16th lowest in U.S. for first quarter of 2014

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the first three months of 2014 rose fractionally, but it remained the 16th lowest in the United States. Based on an index of 100…