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Spike strips end vehicle pursuit

NEVADA-Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher confirmed Thursday, July 10, that a vehicle pursuit ended near Compton Junction when the sheriff’s office used spike strips to stop a fleeing vehicle. According…

LEPC solicits storm damage reports

LAMAR-The alternate month meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee discussed storm damage that occurred around Barton County in the early morning hours of July 8. Reports of damage were…

KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations files higher fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers.…

Lamar Heights adopts county hazard mitigation plan

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR HEIGHTS-Lamar Heights has joined the other incorporated communities of Barton County in unanimously adopting the Barton County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The action…

Pat Barr receives Edward Jones award

Pat Barr of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Lamar recently won the firm’s Jim McKenzie Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an honor…

Ballot issues in August 5 election

Ballot issues in August 5 election By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer There is only one contested race for nomination in the August 5 primary. That is on the Republican…

Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in Golden City

Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in Golden City

GOLDEN CITY-Several citizens joined with the City of Golden City and the Hickman-Owen American Legion Post to dedicate a Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, July 4. The park, located on…

Local saturation of Lamar Democrat to be July 30

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Once again, the Lamar Democrat will appear in every mailbox in Barton County, as well as in Lockwood, on Wednesday, July 30. This issue will…

Another look at Lamar’s oldest cemetery

Another look at Lamar’s oldest cemetery

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-At the May 19, 2014 meeting of the Lamar City Council, one of the bills submitted for payment was $65 for mowing and upkeep…

Double murder suicide in rural Vernon County confirmed

NEVADA-The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the deaths of three people at a rural home just south of Nevada as a double murder suicide. According to a press release…