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Median household income – national, state, and county

The median household income for the United States in 2011 was $50,502. This was according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Estimates Branch. However, its name is an indicator…

The importance of soil sampling

Obtaining a quality soil sample is vital for receiving accurate nutrient recommendations for your field. In a 20 acre field, there are approximately 40 million pounds of soil. Of those…

National TV raffle winners

National TV raffle winners

Jane Clark, center, won the giant teddy bear and wagon full of toys that were raffled off by National TV in Lamar. Danny McMillin, center, was the lucky winner of…

Compton wins $500 Barton County Cash

Compton wins $500 Barton County Cash

Jack Compton was the $500 Barton County Cash winner of the Barton County Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 “Shop Where Your Heart Is”. Compton and dozens of other Barton County residents…

Noll recognized for donating 25 gallons

Noll recognized for donating 25 gallons

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Donald Noll was recognized at the American Red Cross Blood Drive held Monday, Dec. 22, for donating a total of 25 gallons of blood over the years.…

It’s going to be hard to top this 12 Days of Christmas

It’s going to be hard to top this 12 Days of Christmas

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Little did Gary Stevens know what he was in for when he began the 12 Days of Christmas with a note posted to his wife,…

Brayleigh Hope was born 12/13/14 at 15:16

Brayleigh Hope was born 12/13/14 at 15:16

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Many considered December 13, 2014, lucky, as the number sequence of 12-13-14 won’t happen again until it occurs on 01-02-03, or January 2, 2103, which…

Shop With A Purpose draws good crowd

Shop With A Purpose draws good crowd

Shop With A Purpose was held December 19, at Lamar Memorial Hall, with proceeds going towards The Tulip Garden, a proposed battered women’s shelter for Barton County. Those participating in…

Barton County Sheriff’s Department calls

The following calls were recently made by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department: The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded November 19, to a report of a dog being shot in the…

Job losses plague area in November

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-All five counties that the Democrat tracks for job numbers and unemployment rates experienced a disappointing month in November. All lost jobs, three…