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A man from Polk County was arrested on murder charges after a body was found deceased near Polk. more
Come on down to the Polk County Fair, where people from all around the surrounding area will enjoy livestock shows, tractor pulls, auctions, contests, and so much more. more
A teenager from Polk was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7. more
On Friday, June 2, a crowd of 150 people gathered at the Bolivar Municipal Airport for the groundbreaking of the Andy Glendenning Memorial Park. more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press welcomes their readers to help support local students by purchasing some discounted tickets to the Mid-Season Championships at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland on Saturday, June 10. more
This year’s annual Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) golf tournament will partner with the Doug Potts Memorial Scholarship to raise monies to support the overall BEAF programs, including a newly created scholarship in Potts’ memory. more
Bolivar Schools announced the winners of the Master Teacher and Employee of the Year awards at the district’s end-of-year celebration on Friday, May 26. more
Planning is underway for the tenth annual Polk County Back to School Extravaganza, a charitable event that provides Polk County K-12 students with school supplies and other needed products. This year’s drive-through event is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, August 5, on the Bolivar High School campus, located at 1401 Highway D in Bolivar. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation recently celebrated service milestones for 254 employees who have reached five to 40 years of service to CMH. more
The groundbreaking of the Andy Glendenning Memorial Park at the Bolivar Municipal Airport is coming up at noon on Friday, June 2. more
The mystery of what to do over summer break has been solved! Polk County Library welcomes the community to participate in “Summer Reading is Afoot!” starting on Monday, June 5. The 2023 Summer Reading Program is all about mystery and discovering the community we’re in. more
Southwest Baptist University conferred 286 undergraduate degrees during two ceremonies Friday, May 19, and 176 graduate degrees during a ceremony Saturday, May 20, in the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness and Sports Center on the Bolivar campus. more
The City of Bolivar is hosting its Park Clean Up Day at Dunnegan event at the end of May. more
Bolivar R-1 students and staff were injured in a school bus crash around 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 south of Bolivar. more
A 28-year-old man from Springfield was killed in a two-vehicle wreck near Brighton on Saturday, May 20. more
After four years on the waitlist, a veteran from Bolivar got the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 17, through the Honor Flight of the Ozarks, a program that gives veterans a free one-day trip to tour national monuments and war memorials in the D.C. area. more
Keri Clayton, a member of the Bolivar R-1 Board of Education, has achieved Advanced Board Member Certification from the Missouri School Boards’ Association. more
A decade-long partnership is coming to an end this summer as Community Outreach Ministries (COM) steps away from their role as the Service Extension Unit for The Salvation Army in Polk County. Effective October 1, COM will no longer oversee the annual bellringing campaign or be in charge of distributing The Salvation Army funds locally. more
Know any kids or kids at heart who love vehicles of all kinds? Dream of driving a police car, fire truck or dump truck some day? Just like to learn about cool stuff? If so, the more
A two-vehicle crash south of Bolivar on Mo. 13 on Sunday, May 14, left six people injured. more
The Bolivar Municipal Airport and SOAR (short for, Service Oriented Aviation Readiness) pilot training program are welcoming the community to the groundbreaking celebration of the Andy Glendenning Memorial Park at the airport. more
Governor Mike Parson recently announced that Bolivar R-1 was awarded nearly $300,000 in grant funds through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s newly created School Safety Grant Program. more
The Missouri State Board of Nursing has awarded Southwest Baptist University nearly $300,000 in grant money to enhance and grow the SBU nursing programs on both the Bolivar and Springfield campuses. more
Bolivar High School hosted its inaugural “Decision Day” on Friday, May 5, to honor the 201 high school seniors who have recently announced their college, career, or military plans. In addition to families, community members, and school faculty, Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson and Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven attended the ceremony to honor the Bolivar Class of 2023 and to promote education and career success. more
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame! The deadline to enter a nomination is July 7th. Here are the criteria: more
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