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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…

Kelley meets with students from Truman State

Kelley meets with students from Truman State

JEFFERSON CITY-Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, met with several students from Truman State University who made the trip to Jefferson City. Kelley met with Lamar local Ciara Shoff and other students…

Was Wyatt Earp’s wife really buried in Howell Cemetery?

Was Wyatt Earp’s wife really buried in Howell Cemetery?

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   The following article is based on a story titled “Grave Doubts: Where is Wyatt Earp’s First Wife Buried?,” written by Pete McArdle…

Storm spotters gear up for coming season

Storm spotters gear up for coming season

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes seem a long way off, but in reality they could be as close as tomorrow. Barton County and…

Two Vernon County people arrested on felony warrants

Two people are behind bars after Vernon County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to make an arrest on a felony warrant service at a home in Deerfield. According to a press release…

Do you have health insurance?

By ANGELA MORENO Certified Application Counselor   Barton County Memorial Hospital   The Affordable Care Act mandates that people must have health insurance in 2014, to avoid paying tax penalties.…

Structure fire reported

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1200 E. 16th St., at 8:33 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The structure is owned by Steven Cato. The…