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Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, first lady Teresa Parson, have both tested positive for COVID-19.

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Bolivar R-1 Schools will now post its COVID-19 data on a website on its dashboard, the district announced via email Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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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…

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Two Bolivar businesses, both food trailers offering service at windows, recently opened. 

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Polk County Clerk and election authority Melinda Robertson said absentee ballot voting has been put on hold for the county. 

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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. 

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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. 

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The Bolivar R-1 school district has seen its first cases of the new coronavirus. 

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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.

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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.

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The spread of COVID-19 at local residential care facilities remains a primary concern as numbers continue to rise for the county. 

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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.