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The Bolivar city wide garage sale is coming up on Saturday, April 29, and the Bolivar Herald-Free Press is currently accepting garage sale ads for anyone wanting to have a sale that day. The cost of … more
Gail Noggle, President/CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of Bolivar and Polk County, is announcing her retirement. She has more than 25 years of experience in community and economic development, as well as chamber of commerce and convention and visitor’s bureau leadership in Springfield. Noggle also owned a financial investment firm in the past. more
Another fun and exciting evening was on tap at Bolivar High School, Saturday, April 8. The 7th Annual Dancing With The Stars provided a full evening of entertainment to a sold out crowd. more
On Monday, March 27, Governor Mike Parson attended a joint meeting of the Bolivar Memorial DAV Chapter 66 and Auxiliary. During his remarks he shared thoughts and insights from a governor’s perspective, and some of the highlights and bumps encountered along the way during his tenure as Missouri’s chief executive. His presentation was heartfelt and greatly enjoyed by his fellow DAV members. more
After a week of Spring Break, school is back in session, and bus drivers are on the road again. Serving many area students, Wanda Cummins has been a well-known role model during her 28 years as a school bus driver for the Bolivar R-1 School District. more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press will be publishing newspapers on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning April 7. more
Running from May 6-13, Missouri Beef Days 2023 will feature a whole slate of fun activities for everyone throughout the week, in addition to regular events designed to educate the public about Missouri’s contributions to the beef industry and appreciate those who work in it. more
Bolivar Technical College is inviting the community to their upcoming Spring Food Trucks event. Food trucks will start serving food at 11 a.m., rain or shine, on the BTC campus, located at 1135 N Oakland Ave., across from Citizens Memorial Hospital. This year, some new food truck options will be available. more
The Citizens Memorial Hospital board of directors entered into a construction management contract with JE Dunn Construction for the hospital expansion and renovation project. The company operates out of Kansas City, with an office in Springfield. more
The 7th annual Bolivar Dancing With The Stars All-Class Prom and Project Graduation Fundraiser will be at Bolivar High School at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The event normally draws a crowd of 1,500 fans. It always provides lots of fun for all the family, while helping raise money for prom and project graduation for the Bolivar High School students. more
Featuring a variety of fashionable western wear from casual rodeo styles to fancy cowboy bling, the new Missouri Beef Days Fashion Show will showcase plenty of options from local merchants to help patrons prepare for all MBD events. The added event, presented by Craig Lehman Shelter Insurance, is set for Thursday, March 30 at the Bolivar Elks Lodge, 1999 W. Broadway. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7.80 online at missouribeefdays.com and include small bites, drinks, and a gift bag. more
The Bolivar Rotary Club held a meeting on Wednesday, February 22 at Citizens Memorial Hospital in the Community Room to celebrate the club’s 85th anniversary. more
The Bank of Missouri (TBOM) has promoted Polk County native Bryan Allison to the position of Bolivar Community Bank President. Allison’s track record as a mature and experienced leader over his many years as a commercial lender in the Bolivar market contributed to this promotion. With 15 years of bank management experience and more than 25 years of experience in lending (Commercial, Mortgage and Consumer), he has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon in his new position. more
Thursday, Feb. 16, students and members of the school board, along with Bolivar school faculty, joined Dr. Asbill in the official groundbreaking for the new FEMA building to be located at Bolivar Middle School. An earlier article stated that the building was scheduled to be completed in October 2023. more
Recognizing an urgent need for growing our local healthcare workforce, Erin Mock, Director of Nursing Education at Bolivar Technical College and Charlotte Gray, President at Bolivar Technical College, spearheaded a grant proposal to the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) in the fall of 2022. more
At just 23 years of age, Bolivar resident Dustin Coffin is on his way to running his own restaurant, having already mastered the successful food truck business Dusty Bob’s. more
On Monday, Jan. 23, Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Tim Francka, of Bolivar, to the Missouri State University Board of Governors. more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press is asking the public to nominate a Polk County pillar, an individual in the community who has contributed to the pride and progress of the county. These pillars will be featured in the BH-FP’s yearly Pride and Progress special section to be released in the Wednesday, Mar. 29 newspaper. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital announces plans to expand mental health services in 2023 by making mental health appointments more readily available for patients in their service areas. more
The City of Bolivar is pleased to announce it was recently awarded funding for its proposed East Loop Road project. more
The Missouri Department of Transportation recently began their scheduled maintenance on sidewalks in Bolivar as part of recent work in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. more
Polk County Community Connections is introducing a new holiday to the community. Parental Resilience Day will be held annually on January 28 in order to recognize the importance of strengthening families and promoting resources for parents and children. more
In honor of National Poverty in America Awareness Month, Community Outreach Ministries (COM) has taken the time to share some of the ways they are helping alleviate poverty in Polk County. more
Bolivar Primary School winners more
On Monday, Dec. 12, Citizens Memorial Hospital staff and administration met with Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson to give him a tour of inpatient departments and to share information about the upcoming expansion and improvements to the Bolivar hospital facility. more
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