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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…

Process begins in seeking relief from May/June storms

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-On July 18, a federal disaster declaration was issued that pertained to storms and heavy rains that raked southwest Missouri between May 29 and…

Recognition posted for Algeo

Recognition posted for Algeo

Recognition on the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) facebook page was posted to honor Staff Sergeant Jerre M. Algeo, Service No. 37224874 with the U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bomber…