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Boyd upset with Dade County Commission regarding bidding penalty

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, July 22, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and Western…

First Christian Church of Lamar team returns from Austria

First Christian Church of Lamar team returns from Austria

A team of four adults from First Christian Church of Lamar recently returned from a work trip to Austria. While there, July 7-19, they served with Training Christians in Ministry…

Sides lining up to sustain or override governor’s veto of tax reduction bill

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   When Governor Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill 253 in early June, it was virtually a foregone conclusion that battle lines would be…

Barton County Shrine Club members are instrumental in helping boy who loses leg in brush hog accident

Barton County Shrine Club members are instrumental in helping boy who loses leg in brush hog accident

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   A six year old boy was air lifted from Hartville to Mercy Hospital in Springfied on Tuesday afternoon, July 16, after falling…

Barton County Extension Grain Bin Tour

Barton County Extension Grain Bin Tour

The Barton County Extension Grain Bin Tour was held on Tuesday, July 30, at Seed and Farm in Liberal. One hundred twenty-five people came to the program. Bob Schultheis, Webster…

4-H’ers serve at Grain Storage Tour

4-H’ers serve at Grain Storage Tour

Local members and volunteers for the Shiloh, Irwin and Learn A Do 4-H Clubs served a wonderful crowd at the Barton County Grain Storage Tour held July 30 at Seed…

Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders present Invest An Acre

Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders present Invest An Acre

Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders Hannah Moyer, Trent Morgan and Tony Morgan, along with MU graduate student Emily Raff, representing the Missouri 4-H Youth Feeding Communities project, presented the Invest…

Blue Top Quilt Shop holds ribbon cutting

Blue Top Quilt Shop holds ribbon cutting

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of the Blue Top Quilt Shop in Lamar with a ribbon cutting. Blue Top Quilt Shop is inside the former Blue…

The early quest for oil in Barton County

The early quest for oil in Barton County

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LIBERAL-It was approximately a century ago, circa 1912, the search for oil in western Barton County became a serious undertaking. Somewhere inside the…

Construction of four new bridges slowly progresses

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-It will be many months in the future before any soil is moved, but the requirements for construction of four new bridges…