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Pursuit sends driver to jail after spike strips were deployed

Pursuit sends driver to jail after spike strips were deployed

A Bronaugh resident is behind bars after he allegedly tried outrunning Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies in a mini-van late Friday night. According to a press release from sheriff’s office, on…

In God We Trust LLC marks 75th monthly coin auction

MINDENMINES-On the second Tuesday in August, a local business will celebrate a milestone anniversary. The event of the evening of August 12 will mark the 75th time that In God…

It’s the end of the world as we know it…

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The words to this popular REM song played in our heads here at the Democrat office on Thursday, July 17, when the world seemed to…

Moyer competes in cook-off at Angus show

Moyer competes in cook-off at Angus show

During the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), pop culture characters were seen milling around the exhibition hall. The Golden Girls and Justin Bieber mingled with Olympian Shaun White and some…

BNSF expresses interest in land for tank car refurbishing

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A vendor of services to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad was in Lamar, June 13, to look at land west of Walmart and…

Mary Probert awarded much deserved Golden Harvest Days Person of the Year

Mary Probert awarded much deserved Golden Harvest Days Person of the Year

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat GOLDEN CITY-One couldn’t have asked for better weather on Wednesday, July 16, as Golden City kicked off its Golden Harvest Days. In fact, it was…

Activities at a Golden City residence remain a thorny issue

GOLDEN CITY-For the second consecutive month, citizens were present at a meeting of the Golden City Board of Aldermen to complain about activities around a residence at 702 Mill. Four…

Low levels of insects popping up in crop fields

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields northeast of Lamar near Hwy. A and Hwy. EE on July 16. Scheidt offers this advice…

Final deadline for family histories is July 31

The Barton County Historical Society has set Thursday, July 31 as their last and final deadline to submit family histories for their family history book. More than 200 family histories…

Heartland Tractor holds customer appreciation day

Heartland Tractor holds customer appreciation day

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Heartland Tractor in Lamar served over 300 hamburger and hotdog meals at customer appreciation day on Tuesday, July 15. Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Brett Todd is shown with…