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A Bolivar student recently received a Halloween treat. Pictured here, Bolivar High School football player Hayden Burks surprises Little Liberators student Cam Johnson with a signed Bolivar helmet for his Halloween costume after Johnson expressed interest in as dressing up as a football playe…

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A late comeback attempt couldn’t lift Bolivar High School football over Fort Scott last year, but the Liberators will have a fresh shot at the Tigers this week. 

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Southwest Baptist University football proved that a few weeks can make a big difference, earning a 32-30 win over William Jewell College on Saturday, Oct. 12, after the Cardinals beat the Bearcats 29-9 early last month. The Bearcats are now 3-3 (1-2 GLVC). 

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The Polk County playoff picture is starting to take shape as several area softball teams eye brackets and opponents this week. 

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Lady Liberators tennis doubles tandem Lexi Berry and Megan Roberts are district champions, following a 6-2, 6-1 win over a team from Osage at the Class 1 District 9 tournament Friday, Oct. 11. 

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Migrating birds, colorful leaves and cooler temperatures are some of the things people connect with autumn in Missouri. Everyone who plans to get in a car and drive somewhere in the weeks ahead needs to remember another well-known occurrence associated with fall in Missouri — deer crossing h…

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Liberators big and small turned showed out in and around downtown Bolivar for the homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 4. 

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Southwest Baptist University football fell 52-7 in a conference road matchup with Truman State University on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Bearcats are 2-3 on the season and 0-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Residents at several area Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation longterm care and residential care facilities will participate in the 24th annual Golden Age Games in Bolivar Friday, Oct. 11. 

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In August, before his team’s season started, Bolivar volleyball coach Tony Phelps pointed to the district championship banners that line the gym at Bolivar High School. 

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The Missouri State High School Activities Association presented Bolivar High School cross country coach Ron Bandy with its Coach of the Year award, recognizing his efforts with the boys cross country team. 

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With September over, much of the hunting talk is focused on archery season (started Sept. 15), dove season (started Sept. 1) or perhaps fall turkey season (opened Oct. 1); but amongst these seasons is a hunting opportunity that will give waterfowl hunters a chance to put some goose meat on t…