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Barton County Sheriff’s Dept. urges individuals to lock their vehicles

Many agencies, along with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, have been taking reports of items being stolen from vehicles as of late. With the weather getting nice and the evenings…

Domestic assault reported in Golden City

Domestic assault reported in Golden City

Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence outside of Golden City on Monday, April 7, in regards to a domestic disturbance. The caller advised that her son was…

Lamar Police Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department:   * A 17 year old student was stopped April 1 on school grounds for smoking. Due to his age,…

Sign-up date announced for disaster assistance

COLUMBIA, Mo.-U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced recently that farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened…

RESULTS OF TUESDAY’S MUNICIPAL ELECTION

(For contested offices only) City of Liberal Mayor Walker…………………………………..20 Smith…………………………………..176 Strawmeyer……………………………41 Ward 1 Wiles…………………………………….79 Yount……………………………………50 Ward 2 King…………………………………….35 Mayfield……………………………….73  ____________________________ City of Golden City Mayor Taylor………………………………..65 Lopez…………………………………86 Brewer………………………………..24   Ward…

A sales tax for statewide transportation improvements may be in the works

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-A joint resolution is pending in the Missouri House of Representatives (HJR 68) that would place a proposed constitutional amendment on the November…

Miners Hall Museum stands as tribute to America’s energy producers

Miners Hall Museum stands as tribute to America’s energy producers

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   FRANKLIN, Kan.-As you travel north on U.S. 69 from Pittsburg, you will soon encounter the unincorporated community of Franklin. It was once…

Liberal has problems with sunshine law, complaint filed

A complaint has been filed with the office of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, alleging violations of the state open meetings (sunshine) law by the Liberal City Council. A reply…

Discussion centers around shelter to be constructed at South City Park

Discussion centers around shelter to be constructed at South City Park

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, March 25, at the Barton Mutual Community Room, with 16 members present. President Mary Toney presided over the meeting. The minutes of the…

Lamar Masonic Lodge to hold Missouri Child Identification Program

No one wants to think that the unimaginable could happen to them, but according to statistics, nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted each day in the United States.…