Schools

R-I Board to assess activity facilities needs for future
By RICHARD COOPER The Lamar R-I Board of Education will conduct an assessment of facility needs for the district's activities, including...


Kiersten Potter, daughter of Carissa and Mitch Potter, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. In her spare time Kiersten enjoys reading. She runs cross country and track. She also has two cats, two geckos, a dog and three fish. Kiersten’s favorite subject in school is science. Students of the week


Cora Pittsenbarger, daughter of Rusty and Amy Pittsenbarger, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Cora enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys softball, track and especially basketball. She likes going to youth group on Sundays and Wednesdays and loves spending time with her dog Mav. Students of the week


Kailey Jungmann graduates with honors from Evangel University
SPRINGFIELD- Kailey Roland Jungmann, Lamar, was among one of 517 students who graduated from Evangel University during its 60th annual commencement...


Cunningham graduates Missouri State
SPRINGFIELD- Austin Taylor Cunningham, Liberal, was one of 494 students that were conferred bachelors degrees from Missouri State University in the...


Early childhood celebration set for September 27
Parents As Teachers and the Barton, Dade and Jasper County Special Education Cooperative will hold an event for families with three to five year...


Cottey College named among the best
NEVADA, Mo.- U.S. News & World Report recently announced that Cottey College is nationally ranked No. 9 among its 2019 Best Regional Colleges, placing it in the top 10 of...
Lilly Weber, daughter of Jerry and Angela Weber, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Lilly enjoys playing softball and basketball and showing pigs and cows. Her favorite subject is Math. Students of the week


Bartlett recognized as Summa Cum Laude
PITTSBURG, Kan.- Mikayla M. Bartlett, Liberal, was named to the Pittsburg State University Scholastic Honor List for Summer 2018. Bartlett, who...


Retired teachers commence new school year, schedule of meetings...
The Retired Educators of the Barton County Area held its first meeting of the new school year on September 4. New retirees were welcomed to the...


Andrew Shelton, son of Stephen and Teresa Shelton, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Andrew is involved in the following activities: football, chess, taekwondo, weightlifting, archery, math counts, quiz bowl and the local theatre. He enjoys playing with his cats and dog. He also loves hanging out with his family. Students of the week


Liberal R-2 receives official notification on FEMA storm shelter grant
LIBERAL- The Liberal R-2 School District received official notification on August 27, that they were successful in securing a grant from the...


Lamar High School Class of 1978 to hold 40th reunion
Mark your calendars now for the 40th Lamar High School reunion, scheduled for October 12 and 13. The group will gather for the Friday night...


Lamar Middle School holds back to school bash


Lamar Middle School teachers go back to the 1970’s to welcome students on the first day of school. This year’s middle school theme is “Retro”, so many teachers got into the spirit. Pictured are, left to right, Ann Kelley, Becky Cleland and Tamara Cole. LMS teachers go back to the 70’s to welcome students