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Meat stolen from smoker

An investigation by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department was conducted Saturday, May 17, after a report was taken of missing meat from a smoker at the Golden City Grocery Store.…

Accident report

A one vehicle accident occurred on US 160, eight miles west of Lamar at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The vehicle, a…

Fire breaks out at Fast Eddie’s body shop

Fire breaks out at Fast Eddie’s body shop

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Firemen prepare to enter the body shop of Fast Eddie’s Hotrod Shop, 904 Broadway, to extinguish a smoky fire in a fiberglass mixing machine. The machine was…

Barton County CDC participates in international economic presentation

The Canadian consulate in Chicago, Illinois was the site of presentations by several economic development directors from Missouri, May 1 and 2. Among them was John Adams, economic development director…

Mindenmines fire under investigation

Mindenmines fire under investigation

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Wednesday, May 14, regarding a house fire in the area of 9th and Tucker in Mindenmines. Fire crews from Mindenmines and…

Liberal seeks to preserve historic depot, money is an issue

Liberal seeks to preserve historic depot, money is an issue

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LIBERAL-Sitting close to Liberal’s municipal building, Kneeland Center, is a deteriorating frame structure that used to be the Frisco Railroad’s passenger and…

MGE customers to see an increase in natural gas rates

JEFFERSON CITY-To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas, Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) customers will see natural gas rates increase under a filing that took effect on…

Plaza hopes to provide AOK campers with season passes

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 14, at the Wolf Center. The meeting was called to order by Elaine…

Unique cloud formation

Unique cloud formation

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger This unique cloud formation in the southeast sky over Lamar makes it look like the town is surrounded by a snowcapped mountain range.  …

Missouri’s rural electric leaders attend conference

Missouri’s rural electric leaders attend conference

Making sure that electric bills are affordable to consumers across the nation was the focus of the nearly 3,000 electric cooperative leaders who descended on Washington, D.C., May 4-6 for…