While COVID-19 numbers continue to climb on the home front, the virus has hit a couple Polk County is quick to call its own.
After nearly seven months of physical restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at Bolivar’s Parkview Health Care Facility set up a new “hug station,” allowing residents and loved ones to have much-needed personal contact. The outdoor station features safety measures, including gl…
Last month, Sandy Branstetter had to make a decision she’d been dreading. The Bolivar resident and teacher at Osceola Public Schools resigned from a job she loved over concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bolivar High School will move to distance learning with no in-person attendance for students starting Thursday, Sept. 3, the district announced Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Bolivar R-1 students, parents and educators felt excitement, anticipation and a little bit of fear for the upcoming school year all wrapped together the morning of Monday, Aug. 24.
Southwest Baptist University marked the start of its 143rd session — and what will likely prove a challenging year amid an ongoing pandemic — during its annual convocation Wednesday, Aug. 19.
When Madison Wilson and her mother first walked into Julie Reed’s classroom in the Bolivar R-1 Early Childhood Learning Center for a teacher meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19, the incoming preschooler headed straight for a kid-sized kitchen set and started cutting plastic vegetables with a plastic knife.