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Polk County Christian School’s third grade class gave City of Bolivar public works employees loads of thanks and scoops of love at an appreciation lunch Wednesday, Jan. 13. The students and their teacher, Robin Shelenhamer, said they wanted to show the city’s crews how much they appreciate a…

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A Bolivar R-1 school bus was involved in a wreck just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in rural Polk County.

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The sale of two tracts of land between Bolivar and Humansville for nearly $50,000 will help with scholarships for students from Bolivar and Fair Play and support a local charitable fund.

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Bolivar High School is hoping to see its students return to class four days per week on Monday, Jan. 11, one week after winter break ends Monday, Jan. 4. 

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Students at Bolivar Primary School and Bolivar Intermediate School (kindergarten through fifth grade) draw holiday-related pictures every year for a contest sponsored by the Bolivar Herald-Free Press. The winning pictures and many others are then published in the Christmas Greetings special …

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In February 1993, legendary Bolivar High School football coach Doug Potts phoned Todd Schrader at his home in Anamosa, Iowa. 

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Bolivar R-1 Schools will see three high-profile employees retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. 

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The Bolivar R-1 school district is on the hunt for a new superintendent following the announcement that Tony Berry will retire in June.

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Emme Hall said, sometimes, it doesn’t feel like she’s actually in high school anymore. 

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Fair Play School recently released its first-quarter honor roll. According to a school news release, the following students earned spots on the list:

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One of Shawn Strutton’s favorite creations at the Bolivar Extension School’s Abilities Boutique and Gifts are the scented soaps he and his brother, Noah, work together to package. 

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The dark cloud of an ongoing shortfall in state education funding is hopefully starting to lift, Bolivar R-1 superintendent Tony Berry told members of the board of education at their regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 15.

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SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY plans to hold five commencement ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 20, alternating between the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness Center and Pike Auditorium in Mabee Chapel on the Bolivar campus.

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Bolivar High School held a socially distanced pep assembly on the soccer field Friday afternoon, Oct. 9. Bolivar hosted Hillcrest at Southwest Baptist University’s Plaster Stadium Friday, winning 41-0.

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Earlier this month, Bolivar R-1 School District took a step to help keep more of its staff on campus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Bolivar football will look to bounce back from a late loss to Waynesville as the Liberators celebrate homecoming this week against 0-6 Hillcrest. 

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TINA RENEE CLEAVINGER of Flemington earned an Associate of Arts  from Arkansas State University during summer commencement Friday, Aug. 7, in Centennial Bank Stadium.