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As far as retirements go, this one was on the shorter side. 

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With summer school 2021 off to a fun-filled start, Bolivar Intermediate School students were hard at work — and play — Wednesday, June 9. The day featured a wide array of activities, from manicures and pedicures to “swim lessons” and a musical rehearsal. The BH-FP was on the scene to documen…

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Bolivar High School teacher and coach Nathan Rothdiener was named the 2021 Master Teacher/Teacher of the Year during the Bolivar R-1 School District’s staff recognition service Tuesday, May 25.

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Polk County’s high schools are some of the area’s best. 

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Emme Hall, along with 224 other Bolivar High School students, seemed thrilled that the pandemic situation changed enough for them to get to enjoy their prom this year, and that the weather turned out spectacular. The 2021 prom was held on a Wednesday night — not usual. It was in May — also n…

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Emily Sokolik, daughter of Paula and Dale Sokolik, and Ryan Hadank, son of Tracy and Joe Hadank, were chosen Student Rotarians for the month of April.

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After a year of delayed ceremonies and postponed celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk County’s classes of 2021 are preparing for a return to normal as school districts are set to host upcoming in-person graduations.  

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A red letter day is approaching for area car enthusiasts, with the return of the BOMO Car Show set for Saturday, May 15, in the Bolivar High School parking lot, 1401 N. Hwy. D.

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Earlier this week, Polk County gained four new FFA national champions.

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Fairy tales do come true … at least for lots of little girls and boys Saturday morning, April 24, at A Princess Tea, hosted by Bolivar High School’s Jobs for American Graduates program. The high school was filled with princesses, Prince Charmings and all the Disney characters children may ha…

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Bolivar Intermediate School will have new leadership in the 2021-22 school year after the R-1 board of education voted to employ Bolivar Primary School assistant principal Andy Love as BIS principal and longtime teacher Brooke Campbell as the campus’ assistant principal. 

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The Bolivar R-1 School District recently named 2021 building teachers and employees of the year after inviting educators and community members to nominate and vote for their top picks at each of the district’s buildings.

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On Saturday night, April 10, Bolivar High School was abuzz with people, music and lots of fancy footwork. The annual Dancing with the Stars competition saw Shaylee Goodman and Kyle Lancaster take home the coveted mirror ball trophies, with Dreven Sharp and Amanda Partin finishing second and …

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Fairy tales can come true — at least so it will seem later this month when Bolivar High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program plays host to young royalty.

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Nine pairs of dancers will soon hit the dance floor at Bolivar High School for the fifth annual Bolivar Dancing With The Stars. 

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Bolivar R-1 School District may be close to completing its bond-funded practice track, but outgoing superintendent Tony Berry believes the district shouldn’t stop there. 

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MARION C. EARLY R-5 KINDERGARTEN AND PRESCHOOL registration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, at the elementary office.