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At left, Polk County Clerk Bobbi Lear gives the oath of office to members of the E-911 Central Dispatch board — Rick Davis, Susan Sparks and Steve Bruce — elected in the Tuesday, April 6, election during a recent meeting at the dispatch center.  

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Chris Warwick will serve another term as mayor of the City of Bolivar after winning re-election over challenger Amira Siddiq-Gerry in the Tuesday, April 6, municipal election. 

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The cities of Bolivar and Fair Play are set for contested mayoral races this April. 

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Polk County will see several contested races for open municipal positions and school board seats in the April 6 election.  

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Polk County officials take the oath of office administered by Circuit Judge Michael O. Hendrickson on Monday, Dec. 21, before starting their terms in 2021. Pictured are, from left, Hendrickson, assessor Rita Lemmon, public administrator Barbara Davolt, southern district commissioner Melinda …

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Polk County reinforced its position as a GOP stronghold Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

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Every time Mike Parson raised his voice Friday, Oct. 30, standing atop a temporary stage at a campaign rally at Woods Supermarket in Bolivar, a gust of wind picked up the Missouri state flag behind the governor. 

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The following unofficial results are for Polk County only (unless otherwise noted) and do not reflect total votes in the state or district for those candidates. Watch bolivarmonews.com and the upcoming Saturday, Nov. 7, issue of the BH-FP for updates on statewide results.

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Tuesday, Nov. 3, is election day in what many consider the most important election cycle in recent history. 

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Election day is just over a week away. 

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Missouri's recent veto session was another chapter in a long and fascinating legislative history.

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U.S. voters will choose their next President on Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

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Morrisville voters have a pair of ballot measures to decide in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election that could mean the creation of a police department for the city. 

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The following local candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited to 10…

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The following local candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited to 10…

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The following local candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited to 10…

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The following local candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited to 10…