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The Marion C. Early R-5 school district recently released its first-semester honor roll. According to a news release, the following students earned slots on the list: 

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Appetizers were hot off the plate at Citizens Memorial Hospital for Chief Executive Officer Donald J. Babb’s retirement reception Saturday night, Jan. 4. 

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Applications for the Riedesel Charitable Trust Scholarships, available to Fair Play High School seniors and graduates, are now available. 

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The Bolivar R-1 school board walked through the construction site of the district’s Early Childhood Learning Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8. 

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Though we read for entertainment — a great joy for sure — we also learn from the models that literary characters offer. In this month’s Book Buzz Picks, we meet “Visionary Characters in 2020” — a girl with grit who refuses to conform, a gifted artist who worked to make his dreams come true a…

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Bolivar High School graduates who received the Robinson or Schooley scholarships for the  2019-2020 school year may pick up renewal applications for the 2020-2021 school year in the high school front office. 

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Coming next week, join the BH-FP and Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspapers in Education program for a Reading Across Missouri serial story. This 8-chapter story tells the tale of one girl’s adventure at Silver Dollar City and how it led to a deep love of the area’s history and an insight in…

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Polk County school administrators point toward academic improvements and growth after Missouri’s recently released Missouri Assessment Program scores, although some note there are still areas to improve.

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A debate tournament at Bolivar High School hosted last week from Friday to Saturday, Dec. 13-14, saw over 1,000 competitors from 20 area schools and hundreds of volunteers who contributed over 900 hours to help with the event.

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The Polk County Library received six new sculptures from the Springfield Art Museum on Friday, November 15, according to a PCL news release. 

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When students at Marion C. Early High School walk through the school’s front doors, they’re greeted by the faces of students before them who went on to serve their country. 

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The BH-FP was on the scene Friday, Dec. 20, for Christmas-themed assemblies at Bolivar’s intermediate and primary schools. While there, the newspaper announced the winners of its annual Christmas drawing contest. All the submitted drawings can be found in the special Christmas Greetings sect…

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The Polk County 4-H Clover Kids completed a community service project Thursday evening, Dec. 12, during their regular club meeting. They stuffed goodie bags for the girls at Laura's Home in Willard. Pictured are, from left, Mara, Nolan, Chloe, Ernest and Phoenix. For more information about 4…