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Truck conversion operation still a viable possibility for Lamar

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-It’s called “E-truck,” and represents a new and unique method of moving freight along the nation’s highways. Instead of diesel powered tractors pulling cargo-ladened…

Officials across Barton County meet to discuss use of mapping system

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The state tax commission has informed the Barton County Commission that it must acquire a mapping system to produce aerial maps for the entire…

A look at the ages of our population, city and county

The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) can tell us innumerable things about ourselves if we just look into their files. This time let’s look at the various age…

Right for Life rally likens abortion to Dachow and Auschwitz

Right for Life rally likens abortion to Dachow and Auschwitz

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A crowd in excess of 100 supporters attended the annual Right for Life rally, Sunday afternoon, in Thiebaud Auditorium. Dave Spiering led the rally,…

Stephens named chief financial officer

Lewis County Press, LLC, has named Matt Stephens as chief financial officer. Stephens is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from Quincy University with bachelor of science degrees in Finance…

Mayor of Mindenmines wins lottery

Mayor of Mindenmines wins lottery

MINDENMINES-”It’s going to feel good to pay off that mortgage,” said Jason Harris, after being told he held a winning ticket in the Mega Million lottery. The ticket was worth…

Old county road officially vacated

LAMAR-An old abandoned road in Newport Township, not used in over a half century, has been officially closed and vacated by the Barton County Commission. The action was requested by…

Final candidates for area boards of education

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Lamar R-I district will have five candidates vying for two seats on its board of education. Randy Day is the only incumbent. The other…

Final list of candidates for area city offices and county boards

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The final list of candidates is in place for offices to be filled in the April 7 election. In Lamar, Kent Harris and Tom…

Doctors express concerns about hospital’s future

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order on January 19, by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other members present were Tom Shaw, Mike Buchanan, Jill Purinton and…