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The Bolivar Liberator football team participated in a “jamboree” last night, still a rather new concept for those of us from the dark ages. That event took place in Mt. Vernon and involved multiple teams.

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In church today, the pastor preached from the Gospel of John. 

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If you haven’t been out to the Polk County Recycling Center for a few weeks, you will have a big surprise waiting for you in the form of Ben Lee.

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Recall city hall! Just in case the good folks of Bolivar haven’t noticed, fat chance, there is a huge traffic problem within our midst that nobody at city hall seems to be doing anything about. 

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Some of the best things about living in a county as close-knit as ours are the relationships — the real relationships — local elected officials have with their constituents. 

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Sitting in a work meeting Thursday, Aug. 7, I couldn’t help but look out the window at the Bolivar water tower north of downtown. 

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And we’re officially off — tomorrow will see all Polk County schools back in action for the 2019-20 school year.

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Wednesday’s edition of the Herald-Free Press was loaded with content that could and probably did touch a lot of nerves and a full range of human emotions.

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Summertime, when I was a boy, began the moment Fair Grove school bus No. 10 dropped us off for the last time in spring and lay before us like a prairie too wide to see across.

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As a Generation Z baby, I grew up hearing about terrorism and mass shootings as being common occurences. 

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Today’s edition of the BH-FP brings news of changes — in a truly plural sense — coming yet again to the Bolivar square.

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As journalists, we have an enormous responsibility to report the news fairly and evenly. In my 30 years in the newspaper industry, I have made it my mission to treat everyone fairly. Favoritism has no place in journalism. 

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Another birthday has come and gone and my modest number of social media friends may or may not have noticed that I did not request that they make a contribution to any specific charity in honor of my humble occasion.

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I read the last page of a book last night, which is good because maybe now I’ll catch up on the sleep I’ve missed while reading “just one more chapter” for the past several nights. 

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Back in the day, 1980 to be exact, Anderson Erickson Dairy started placing pictures of missing children on milk cartons.