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Job numbers up in April across area

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-April saw job numbers increase in all five counties that the Democrat tracks through figures released by the Missouri Department of Economic…

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   Indian paintbrush is a sometimes wildflower across the Missouri countryside, growing profusely some years and failing to appear in others. The paintbrush of Barton County is…

Memorial Day services observed

Memorial Day services observed

Democrat photos by Richard Cooper   VFW Post 3691, American Legion Post 209, and their auxiliaries kept alive the Memorial Day tradition of honoring our American war dead in a…

Large transfer trash trucks to be allowed on small portion of I-49

LAMAR-Tractor-trailer rigs hauling trash from various collection points to the Prairie View landfill have previously been prohibited from traveling on I-49. They have used the outer road (old 71), traveling…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dustin J Rhoades, 20, Sheldon, was transported by EMS to Nevada Regional Hospital after the 2008 Dodge Ram he was driving failed…

Wreck occurs three miles south of Lamar

Wreck occurs three miles south of Lamar

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   The driver of a northbound Kenworth truck, 31-year-old Trevor R. Haile of Carthage, suffered moderate injuries when his vehicle had a blow out, travelled into the…

PSC approves increase in fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Empire District Electric Company to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers. On…

Hartzler “Listening Post” becomes round table discussion again

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The quarterly visit by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s field representative, Cole Karr, May 20, took much of the same form as his visit to…

Hickory County Cattlemen’s Bus Tour scheduled

WARSAW-The annual Hickory County Cattlemen’s Bus Tour will be held August 4 through August 7. Plans are underway to provide stops in Iowa and Illinois according to Gene Schmitz, MU…

Liberal receives followup report from state auditor

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-The final step in the audit of the city government of Liberal, calendar year 2012, has been taken. State Auditor Thomas…