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Stetson Wiss shows Grand Champion Market Steer at State Fair

Stetson Wiss shows Grand Champion Market Steer at State Fair

SEDALIA-The third year of exhibiting at the Missouri State Fair brought the success he was seeking. Stetson Wiss’s crossbred steer, Ricky, was judged the Grand Champion Market Steer from among…

School board sets tax levy, completes various personnel lists

School board sets tax levy, completes various personnel lists

LAMAR-The Lamar R-I Board of Education set the tax levy for the 2014-15 school year at its meeting of August 18. The operating levy will be $3.75 with a debt…

Day long food workshop to be presented in Nevada

NEVADA-The Food Entrepreneurship workshop will be held Friday, Sept. 19, at the Nevada Community Center, 200 North Ash St. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop is from10 a.m.…

Renaissance Festival tickets to be given to first 15 callers

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A pair of Renaissance Festival tickets will be awarded to the first 15 callers to the Lamar Democrat on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Our phone system…

Kansas residents arrested for possession after asleep in car in middle of the road

NEVADA-Vernon County Sheriff Dept. deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in the middle of the road on the northwest part of the county. The caller stated that…

Fire department responds to area blazes

The Lamar Fire Department responded at 10:17 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, to a dumpster fire located at Redneck Manufacturing, 1705 Gulf Street. The cause of the fire, which was…

Vehicle runs out of gas during pursuit, car stolen from Kansas City

One person is in custody after a vehicle pursuit early Monday morning, Aug. 18, on East 54 near the Cedar County line. According to a press release from the Vernon…

Senior apartments proposed for northeast corner of square, but . . . .

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-An ambitious plan for building a three-story, 42-unit senior residence complex at the northeast corner of the Lamar square was presented to the Lamar…

Burlington Northern declines Lamar site for tank car repair

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Representatives of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad (BNSF), who visited Lamar on June 13 in search of a location on which to build…

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 54 members

Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 54 members

COLUMBIA-“Making the Best Better” for generations of 4-H’ers, 54 people joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on August 9, at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees…