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Commission sells property; FEMA continues storm inspection

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-One piece of tax delinquent property that was three years delinquent was sold by the Barton County Commission, September 3, for the negotiated…

Two motorcycle accidents occur over Labor Day Weekend

On Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7:50 a.m., Blake R Hasson, 18, Lamar, received moderate injuries when he lost control of the 2003 Suzuki motorcycle he was riding on the north…

Memorial for Adriaunna Horton at Hazel Park

Memorial for Adriaunna Horton at Hazel Park

A memorial to 12 year old Adriaunna Horton has been set up at Hazel Park in Golden City. On Monday, Aug. 26, Adriaunna was abducted from the park by Bobby…

Chamber performs ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome McManis Insurance

Chamber performs ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome McManis Insurance

On Monday, Aug. 26, the Barton County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Gary McManis of McManis Insurance into the chamber. McManis has been serving the…

The Gallows Tavern holds ribbon cutting

The Gallows Tavern holds ribbon cutting

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Barton County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome The Gallows Tavern of Lamar into the chamber.  The Gallows has been serving…

Outpatient activity up significantly at BCMH

Chairperson Karen Wegener called the meeting of the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to order on August 26. Other members present were Mike Buchanan, Jill Purinton, Tom Shaw…

Heartland Virus is recently discovered in Missouri

By DEBBIE SHEAT, RN Health Educator   Barton County Health Department   Barton County Health Department would like to take a few moments to share a little about the Heartland…

Adriaunna is a victor, not a victim

Adriaunna is a victor, not a victim

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   A magnificent moving tribute was given last Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 28, in a very warm and packed Golden City High School…

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Barton County

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Barton County

Matt, Liz, Kaitlyn and Ryan Davis are pictured with(from left to right) Dr. Tom Payne, vice chancellor and dean, University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Blake…

Payne Schoen named chief operations officers of Lewis County Press, LLC

Payne Schoen named chief operations officers of Lewis County Press, LLC

LAGRANGE-Lewis County Press, LLC, named Payne Schoen its chief operations officer. Schoen will lead the growing group of community papers, reporting directly to its two owners. Schoen joins the Lewis…