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Followup of Liberal audit finds progress has been made

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LIBERAL-A three-person team from the Office of the Missouri State Auditor met with Liberal Mayor Jimmy Smith and three members of the…

Midwest Hardware closes doors

Midwest Hardware closes doors

By BEN BUNTON   Lamar Democrat   Midwest Hardware and Rental closed their doors for good on Friday, April 11. The business, owned and operated by Bill and Katherine Miles,…

Speaker Tim Jones addresses Barton County Lincoln Days

On Saturday, April 12, Speaker Tim Jones served as keynote speaker for the annual Barton County Lincoln Days gathering. “I am honored that the Barton County Republicans asked me to…

Children’s Center in Nevada receives donation from Cold Water Challenge

Children’s Center in Nevada receives donation from Cold Water Challenge

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Cold Water Challenge Friday evening, April 10, raising over $350 for the Children’s Center in Nevada. The sheriff’s office, Western Missouri 911,…

Stilabower home burns

Stilabower home burns

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A charred shell is virtually all that remains after a destructive fire, Friday afternoon, at the Lonnie Stilabower home, 282 Northwest 36th Lane. Stilabower reported the blaze…

Spring election has few surprises and a low voter turnout

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   Barton County had races in three of its six incorporated communities in the municipal elections of April 8. Lamar was not one…

Mounted Search and Rescue Team to fall under Lamar CB umbrella

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Lamar Community Betterment Vice President Ron Hager conducted the CB meeting at 12 noon, Wednesday, April 9, in the absence of President Elaine…

Indian dance troupe to be part of Earth Day celebration

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   The 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market will hold its third observance of Earth Day on Saturday, April 26. All local growers, artisans, crafters, businesses…

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office conducts drug bust on three towns in one day

NEVADA-Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office and members of the CNET Drug Task Force conducted multiple investigations on drug activity and recovered illegal drugs from three towns in…

Williams arrested for domestic assault

Deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded on Thursday, April 10, to an assault allegation which was reported to have occurred on A Hwy., approximately three miles north of…