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SBU tennis interim head coach John Bryant was inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame Monday, June 3.. He joined seven others inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2024 at the Kansas City Music Hall. Bryant becomes the second Bearcat to enter the MIAA Hall of Fame, the first being one of Bryant's athletes, Michael Obertop, SBU class of 1994. more
Polk County Fair Association board members recently gathered to accept a $2,000 grant from the MFA Charitable Foundation. From left are Bill Bob Kallenbach, Bolivar Farmers Exchange general manager Jody Boles, 4-H enthusiasts Evan and Avery Jones, Valerie Noblitt, Curtis Dahlberg, and Michael Jones. The grant will be used to build permanent pens in the hog barn. more
Know anyone who loves vehicles of all kinds? Dreams of driving a police car, fire truck or dump truck someday? Just likes to learn about cool stuff? If so, the City of Bolivar has the perfect event for you! more
The third annual Missouri Beef Days is officially finished, but organizers say the work continues and dates are set for 2025. “Coming off such a fun, successful Missouri Beef Days this year, we’re excited to announce plans for next year,” says Missouri Beef Days Executive Coordinator Katie Roweton. “The final activities of this year’s event really set the stage next year for an even bigger and better Beef Days.” Roweton says the fourth annual Missouri Beef Days will be held May 3-10, 2025. more
This year’s Missouri Beef Days continues through Saturday but is already off to a strong start with several successful events from the weekend. more
The Bolivar community is a little over a week away from the City of Bolivar’s Annual Citywide Cleanup. Now is the time to prepare items for the collection date. more
Bryant was inducted into the SBU Hall of Fame in 1982 and 42-years later he becomes the second SBU inductee into the MIAA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction will occur during the MIAA Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 3, in the Music Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center. more
In light of news about proposed water and wastewater rate increases by Liberty Utilities, the City of Bolivar and its elected officials are taking steps to intervene on behalf of the community’s citizens. more
Saturday, March 16, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson visited with Polk County supporters at a book signing prior to the Rayl Family Library grand opening.  more
Tim Francka was named the administrative director of long-term care at Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. He oversees all CMH Foundation long-term care, residential care and independent living facilities. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital launched a new medical clinic March 4. The clinic provides wellness visits for patients without a primary care provider and hospital transitional care services for patients without primary care support. more
After a weather delay, the Liberators celebrated their 2024 Courtwarming on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  more
BOLIVAR, Mo - The Bolivar R-1 School District is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Methvin as its new superintendent. Dr. Methvin brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in educational leadership to his new role. more
It is one of the oldest buildings on the square, built by RB Viles, and after having siding over the original brick work for years the building is being refreshed and refurbished. Crews have had some great weather to work on getting the siding off and begin the ‘rejuvenating’ process on the building. more
Missouri’s signature family festival combining fun activities with a celebration of the more
A Collins, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography on his cell phone. more
The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association recognized a Bolivar cattle producer as the 2023 Cattleman of the Year at the 56th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show on Jan. 20, 2024, at Osage Beach. Keith Stevens was presented the award for his commitment to advancing the Missouri beef industry. more
The Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) Senior Health Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26. The Center is at 1840 W. Broadway St. in Bolivar. more
The construction crew at Mid-Missouri Bank have had less than favorable weather conditions to continue their work on the renovations taking place at the bank. But they have been on the job throughout whatever Mother Nature throws at them. The bank is undergoing renovations inside and out and are expecting a target date of mid-May for completion.  more
Citizens Memorial Hospital and Stockton Family Medical Center welcome Jeffrey Tedrow, M.D., to the medical staff. more
The water fowl at Dunnegan Memorial Park have a small opening in the frozen pond to enjoy the ice cold water. The dangerous temperatures and frigid wind chills have made life difficult for a lot of people. Please use caution on the roads, always travel prepared for unexpected delays, check on your elderly and shut-in friends and family, go the extra mile for your pets and livestock. Be careful and be kind. more
The Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its 20th Annual Light the Park on Saturday, Dec. 30. The event features light displays throughout Bolivar’s Dunnegan Memorial Park, provided by businesses and organizations. more
The Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) proudly announces its commitment to fostering educational excellence by providing nearly $25,000 in grants to teachers within the Bolivar School District. These grants aim to empower educators and enhance the learning experience for students in the community. more
The Bolivar Liberator wrestling team traveled to Granite City, Illinois over the Christmas break to compete in the Granite City Tournament. more
A silent auction held on October 3, along with a number of "give cancer the boot" opportunities at BHS volleyball and football games, yielded a grand total of $3,060.02 for the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center. In its sixth-year, the auction was held in the high school cafeteria prior to and during Bolivar's volleyball matches with Springfield Hillcrest, and many area merchants, attractions, and individuals provided a wide array of merchandise, passes, gift cards, baked goods, seasonal decorations, and much, much more for those in attendance to bid for. Since the event began in 2017 (no event was held in 2020), the grand total raised for the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center has been $11,237.40. All the proceeds from the money raised goes to help patients and their families with medical oncology visits, radiation visits, patient lunches, reduced lodging/transportation, nutritional supplements, hygiene kits, and much more. The entire volleyball program at Bolivar High School wishes to give a big thank you to all the individuals who helped on that busy night, and especially all the businesses and individuals who provided so generously the items for the auction. more
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