Spillway damage causes closure north on Hagny St.
Following almost 10 inches of rain being experienced over the last several days, the water has been flowing swiftly out of the Lamar City Lake. Due...

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Destructive tornado takes lives of three area citizens
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Three fatalities occurred Wednesday evening, May 22, as a tornado moving into Missouri hit outside of Golden...

The carpentry house at 801 Broadway was featured as Lamar Career and Technical Center teacher Kasey Sheet reviewed the Center's carpentry program. May 16 R-I board meeting wraps up one school year, prepares for next
By RICHARD COOPER The old meeting the new seemed to describe the nature of the agenda of the May meeting of the Lamar R-I Board of Education....

June gardening tips
The following tips are from the University of Missouri Extension Office, located at 801 E 12th St. in Lamar. For more information about the Master...

Photo courtesy of Zee Crossley
Salutatorian Hallee Doss gives a speech over life's hurdles and Christian principles. Lamar High School Class of 2019
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat On Sunday, May 19, 84 Lamar High School students entered the football field as seniors and left as high school...

Deadly tornado's path
Attached are some pictures from destruction that occurred yesterday evening, May 22, along a path of 126 heading east into Golden City and on SE...

Four new volunteer fire fighters were added to the department during the May 20 city council meeting. Pictured with Mayor Kent Harris and Assistant Chief Rick Heinen are, left to right, Noah Shaw, Austin Morris, Trevin Brous, and Jason Colin. Overpass update, business prospects
By RICHARD COOPER Maybe you have noticed that the detour route north on Northwest 10th Lane to be used while the overpass across the Burlington...

Carter Pugh wins 4th Annual Summer Lovin’ Health Challenge
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Carter Pugh, husband of last year’s Summer Lovin’ Health Challenge winner Jill Pugh, was this year’s grand...

EMS Week recognized with open house
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger In observance of EMS Week, held May 19-25, the Barton County Ambulance Department held an open house on Wednesday,...

Seed and Farm to hold grand opening in Lamar
After 45 years in Liberal, Seed and Farm Supply, Inc. has opened their new store in Lamar and they would like to invite the public to join them on...

Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Olivia Smoots' piece won first place in Digital Art. Lamar High School Art Department wins Big 8 Art Show
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat The Lamar High School Art Department not only hosted this year’s Conference Art Show, but placed first out of...

Photo courtesy of Stephen Shelton
Autumn Shelton holds up her certificate for winning the Bronze Award and being published in the Crowder Quill. Shelton published in Crowder Quill
On May 9, Autumn Shelton was recognized at Crowder College for her publication in the Crowder Quill. The Lamar High School junior’s short story,...

Guided bison hike at Prairie State Park June 1
Summer is almost here and the prairie is gorgeous! Wildflowers and birds abound. Bison and their calves are moving about exploring. Join staff at Prairie State Park for a...
Madness on Main Street offers wide variety of events
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A large crowd gathered on Thursday evening, May 16, for Madness on Main Street in Golden City. This is a...

AOK receives multi-county grant
About Our Kids, Inc. (AOK) of Lamar is proud to announce Project ROCK (Reducing Opioids for our Communities and Kids), a community-based program...