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Growing Season Underway Along Main Street

Growing Season Underway Along Main Street

Just in time for the growing season, the planters along Main Street in Lamar are being set with new plants for a new season.  According to Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Director, the flowers and plants were purchased from $2,000 worth of donations from the Home Store, Formally Guihen’s Lumber and Landscapes in Lamar. A […]

Business of the Week - bettiann's

Business of the Week – bettiann’s

  You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when we highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we spotlight “bettiann’s Gifts and Interiors” at 112 South Main Street in Lamar, owned and operated by Ruthie Esgar. Bettiann’s Gifts & Interiors, 112 South […]

Business of the Week - Carla’s Dress Shop

Business of the Week – Carla’s Dress Shop

  You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when we highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we spotlight Carla’s Dress Shop at 213 Main Street in Lamar, owned and operated by Carla Spitz. Carla’s, 213 South Main Street, downtown Lamar, just […]

Happy Birthday, Lamar

Happy Birthday, Lamar

Over 45 official entries took part in Saturday’s Lamar Days parade on May 14th. Sunny skies and cool temperatures brought out a crowd that lined the streets from East Olive to South Main to celebrate Lamar’s 125th anniversary. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Jill Tinnes said there were about 45 official entries, but she said […]

Marshal Frisbie Shootout Re-enactment Follows Lamar Parade

Marshal Frisbie Shootout Re-enactment Follows Lamar Parade

Lamar parade-goers will enjoy a famous shootout this Saturday, May 14, following the annual Lamar Days parade. James Horace Frisbie was a marshal in Lamar, mortally wounded on December 26, 1906 in a famous shootout in front of what was then the Lamar Union Hotel, now known as Stockman’s. As Night Marshal, Frisbie was on […]

Rainy Day for Tea

Rainy Day for Tea

Several groups of friends made the rounds in downtown Lamar this past rainy and snowy Wednesday, to take advantage of a Progressive Spring Tea. Developed by the Lamar Chamber and Retail Trades Group, the tea consisted to traveling to participating stores between Noon and 5pm and receiving a new ingredient for the tea. Once all […]

Tea and Travels, Downtown Lamar

Tea and Travels, Downtown Lamar

Something new this season,  a Progressive Spring Tea will be held from 12pm to 5pm, Thursday, April 14 at various downtown stores in Lamar. Open to the public, you’re invited to begin your travels at Thoughts in Bloom for directions and your first necessary item for the tea.  Each stop at a participating store earns […]

Lamar Hosts Downtown Institute this Week

Lamar Hosts Downtown Institute this Week

The Lamar Main Street Steering Committee finalized their roster of members March 23, voting in at-large candidates, Denise Carder from Valley National Bank and Skip Gourley from the Main Street Shoppe. Main Street Director Shawna Hodge said the majority of the meeting helped outline a master Strategic Plan for the committee which will continue to […]