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Rep. Mike Kelley welcomes local corn growers

Rep. Mike Kelley welcomes local corn growers

JEFFERSON CITY-Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, met with area farmers Adam Wolf, Kyle Kirby, Joe Meadows and Kerry Rose during their recent trip to Jefferson City. The men stopped by to visit…

PSC schedules an additional hearing on MGE rate application

JEFFERSON CITY-The Public Service Commission has scheduled an additional local public hearing in a rate increase application by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE). The hearing will be on February 26 in…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a two vehicle accident occurred at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, on US 160 in Lockwood. The report stated that a 1998…

The area walking club with European roots

The area walking club with European roots

The Dogwood Trailblazers is a chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). “What is volkssporting you ask?” Volkssporting translates from the German, as “the sport of the people”, and it…

January about average, but that’s bitterly cold

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-People have become spoiled with Januarys being warmer than average over the last few years. They have forgotten just how fierce the first…

Bourne arraignment delayed to February 19

LAMAR-The arraignment of Bobby Bourne in Barton County Circuit Court on charges of child kidnapping, statutory rape in the first degree, and murder in the first degree has been delayed…

Structure fire

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1705 Broadway at 12:27 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Ed Sims owns the structure. The cause of the fire has been…

Possible purchase of old bank building discussed by Dade County Commission

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western Commissioner David Rusch, Eastern…

Jobs grow in December as labor force expands

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-Three of the four Missouri counties that surround Barton County added jobs in December while expanding their labor forces at the same…

BCMH Board votes to assist AOK

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met January 27, with the meeting being called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other board members present were Jill Purinton, Tom…