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Search for missing girl is suspended after body is found

GOLDEN CITY- James Horton, father of missing 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton says that searchers found her body on Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement officers said later, however, that it will take up…

Super Teens represent Barton County at Missouri State Fair

Super Teens represent Barton County at Missouri State Fair

Photo courtesy of Denny Massa   Super Teen Jade Morgan was named 2013 State Champion for his effortless bucking of a 50 pound wrapped cotton bale to a height of…

Area employment figures mixed for July, Barton County posts slight gain

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-July job numbers took a beating, in Jasper, Dade, and Vernon counties, but Barton and Cedar counties posted slight gains. Barton County…

Structure fire occurs at 1803 Mill

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1803 Mill at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. Danny Burke owns the structure. The fire was reported as…

City council adopts levy for next year

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Following a required public hearing, the Lamar City Council has adopted a tax levy for the coming tax year of $0.9564 on…

Endangered person advisory

Endangered person advisory

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Golden Ave. and High St.…

Excessive rain plays havoc with Dade County roads

By CAROLYN HEAD   GREENFIELD- The Dade County Commission met Monday, Aug. 5. Present were Randy Daniel, Dallas Maxwell and David Rusch.   Fred Kottmeyer and Max Leeper were present…

Greenfield City Park to replace basketball backboards

GREENFIELD-Mayor Wynes called the Greenfield City Council meeting to order on July 16. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken and those present were Vicki Lollar, Cathy Harrington,…

Paying Barton County real estate and personal property taxes online

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Paying county real estate and personal property taxes has been made more convenient. Collector/Treasurer Barba Parrish says payment can now be made via…

Three injured in two car accident

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a 1997 Toyota Corolla being driven by Joshua M. Saunders, 28, Lamar, was traveling northbound on SW 1st Lane in Lamar when he turned…