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MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY recently named its summer 2019 dean’s list. To be placed on the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during the summer semester and earn a semester GPA between 3.5 and 4.0 on a 4-point scale.Polk County students earning spots on the l…

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Bob and Shirley Hogan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 9. They were married in 1969 at the Christian church in Flemington. Their wedding party included Kathy Baldwin as maid of honor and Gary Allison as best man. 

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Missouri’s first lady Teresa Parson visited with Bolivar’s P.E.O. (philanthropic educational organization) Sisterhood chapter EZ at the Butler House on Saturday, Sept. 28, for a morning of mingling, food and discussion.

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Marion C. Early High School’s Class of 1984 held its 35th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar. The evening consisted of photos, visiting, looking through yearbooks, scrapbooks, dinner and a special surprise visit from former MCE teachers Mr. and Mrs. Cansler. Five…

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The Bolivar High School class of 1961 gathered Saturday, Sept. 14, at Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar. 

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Another school year at Bolivar High School means another spotlight shines on those who have graduated and made their marks on not only the local community but also the world. 

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Arianna and Brandon Reed, Bolivar, are the parents of a daughter, Stella Catherine Reed, born at 7:52 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

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Scouts at Bolivar-based Boy Scout Troop 45 spent a busy summer taking part in a number of activities, including summer camp, fishing on the Roaring River, two Eagle Scout projects, sending two members to National Youth Leadership Training and one scout to the World Scout Jamboree.

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Stella Catherine Reed was born Thursday, Oct. 18, completing four generations of Leukam women. Pictured are, from left, grandmother Patrica Janes of Lockwood holding Stella, great-grandmother Viola Leukam of Melrose, Minnesota, and mother Arianna Reed of Bolivar. 

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The Shook family recently posed for a four-generation photo. Pictured are William Shook, Darin Shook, Caleb Shook, and twin girls Stella and Aurora.