Highway 287 Lamar resurfacing, roadway improvements start in March

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In early March, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve a portion of US 287 through Lamar. The project will include concrete pavement overlay, relocating roadway lighting, removing and replacing raised medians, storm sewer improvements, new signing and lighting and ADA curb ramp improvements. 

Obituary – Donald “Don” Gene McPherson, Jr.

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Donald "Don" Gene McPherson, Jr.

February 20, 1949 - February 15, 2021

Donald, or Don as he was better known, was born February 20, 1949, in Lamar to Donald John and Alice Lorrayne (Gruenewald) McPherson. He departed this life unexpectedly February 15, 2021, in Colorado Springs.

Don was the second son born to Don and Alice. He would go on to outlive his parents and his four brothers. He grew up and made his home on the family farm north of Lamar in May Valley. 

Death Notice – Donald Gene McPherson

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Donald "Don" Gene McPherson

February 20, 1949 - February 15, 2021

A celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident Donald "Don" Gene McPherson will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion Posts.

Visitation for Don will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the Peacock Family Chapel.

Southeast Colorado high school “Good Citizens” recognized

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Good Citizens from area schools are recognized for the 2020-2021 school year. Those senior students selected from their high school are: Yancy Lea Franklin, Campo High School; Mollie Marie Kelley, Eads High School; Jonathan Ian Rink, Granada High School; Sage Ann Higbee, Lamar High School; Kieley Lynn Stegman, Pritchett High School; Payton Rae Arbuthnot, Springfield High School; D'Neil Doyle, Walsh High School and Cadence Kain Zordel, Wiley High School.