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The BH-FP is excited to announce the winner of this month’s photo contest, Maria Kallenbach. Patriotism was on full display at the Polk County Courthouse this Fourth of July. Congratulations, … more
Update as of 1:40 p.m. Thursday, July 22: Polk County Sheriff Danny Morrison said the man's family reported yesterday afternoon he had been found and was safe.  "The sheriff’s office was able … more
In the midst of a regional surge of COVID-19 cases, the Polk County Health Center has adjusted the way it will share information with the public.  According to community educator Carol Bookhout, … more
The community is holding on to an unenviable national ranking when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As southwest Missouri continues to make national headlines for its COVID-19 surge and low … more
The Bolivar Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating a man's death after his body was found in a field on South Boston Place, behind B&B Theaters' Bolivar Cinema 5, … more
*Editor's note: Lt. Roger Barron updated the man's age to 26 years old on Monday, July 5. The Bolivar Police Department is investigating a man's death after his body was found in a field on South … more
The BH-FP is excited to announce the winner of this month’s photo contest, Lisa Hickman. She shared this closeup photo of a growing grapevine on a picturesque Polk County summer evening. … more
At a time when life, for many people, seems more reminiscent of summers past, Polk County has seen a marked increase in new COVID-19 cases, as well as two new deaths related to the pandemic.  As … more
Update as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23: Mayor Carl Long said "everyone is back home," while the city continues to monitor gas fume levels. He said Mill Street remains closed as manhole covers are … more
A picture can say a thousand words, and the BH-FP is ready to hear from you about all things Polk County. The newspaper is seeking entries — which can feature the people, places and events that … more
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has been busy this week, handling two separate shootings in two different parts of the county over the course of two days.  In the first incident, a Bolivar man … more
Vincent Wingfield Hughes was born on his grandparent’s farm located northwest of Weaubleau, on Aug. 23, 1936, to Cecil and Tula Wingfield Hughes. He passed away at his home on Thursday, June 3, … more
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