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A grass fire near S 124th Road southwest of Bolivar caused a stir on Wednesday, Oct. 19.According to Morrisville Fire Protection District Captain Jeff Witt, firefighters were dispatched at 1:45 p.m. … more
Fall is in the air, which means residents can make the most of the season by spending time taking trips to local farms for hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other festivities.As a popular … more
Due to extreme drought causing dry ground conditions and foliage dying out for the winter, the Bolivar City Fire Department and the Polk County Commission have issued burn bans effective … more
OACAC is offering to purchase window AC units for qualifying persons over the age of 60. To set up an appointment... more
Heavy rainfall across the area led to flooding across Polk County this week, leading to two water rescues and damage throughout the area. Polk County Emergency Management Director Rick Davis said … more
Severe weather hit the area hard Thursday afternoon, April 21, as storm rotation and possible funnel clouds led to tornado warnings at around 5 p.m. for Bolivar and parts of Polk … more
The BH-FP is excited to announce the winner of this month’s photo contest, Lanita Henderson. As the spring season emerges, her photo is (hopefully) a reminder of winter days past. … more
Visitors to Bolivar’s Dunnegan Memorial Park were full of the joys of spring Sunday, March 20, thanks to sunny skies and warm temperatures marking the official start of the spring season. more
As ice and snow blanketed Polk County last week, locals took to the great white outdoors and captured images of their very own winter wonderland. Featured here are photos shared by BH-FP … more
Following a winter weather system that dumped several inches of ice and snow on Polk County last week, locals grabbed their snow shovels and plows and got to work digging out on Thursday, Feb. 3. more
As the BH-FP closes the book on its 149th volume, we take one final look back at 2021 and the headlines that made the year all that it was. Find a sample of front pages from each month, featuring … more
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