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Train whistles no longer sound along the 35-mile Frisco Rail line between Springfield and Bolivar. They’ve long been replaced by birds chirping. 

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As part of a series of events centering on fire safety and education, Bolivar City Fire Department hosted a Friday S’mores Fun Night outside the station on Friday, Oct. 11. Not only was a s’mores table available for the public’s delight, but the event also gave children the chance to tour a …

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President Donald Trump's recent news conference pronouncements involving allegations by federal-government whistle blowers reminded me of my growing experience in Missouri's statehouse by public officials seeking to avoid awkward questions from reporters.

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A Bolivar student recently received a Halloween treat. Pictured here, Bolivar High School football player Hayden Burks surprises Little Liberators student Cam Johnson with a signed Bolivar helmet for his Halloween costume after Johnson expressed interest in as dressing up as a football playe…

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A late comeback attempt couldn’t lift Bolivar High School football over Fort Scott last year, but the Liberators will have a fresh shot at the Tigers this week. 

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Southwest Baptist University football proved that a few weeks can make a big difference, earning a 32-30 win over William Jewell College on Saturday, Oct. 12, after the Cardinals beat the Bearcats 29-9 early last month. The Bearcats are now 3-3 (1-2 GLVC). 

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The Polk County playoff picture is starting to take shape as several area softball teams eye brackets and opponents this week. 

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Sheriff Danny Morrison knows all too well the value of a helping hand — especially when those he’s working alongside are farmers and community members instead of fellow law enforcement.

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A Springfield man accused of starting a vehicle fire in a Bolivar church parking lot last year pleaded guilty and was sentenced last week in Polk County Circuit Court.

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In 2015, David Saddoris had a stroke. 

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Bolivar’s leaders recently jumped on an opportunity to save the city over $1 million by refinancing bonds for the city’s Aqua Zone.  

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Lady Liberators tennis doubles tandem Lexi Berry and Megan Roberts are district champions, following a 6-2, 6-1 win over a team from Osage at the Class 1 District 9 tournament Friday, Oct. 11. 

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is again searching for a missing Bolivar man who was the focus of a multi-state search in early October.