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The citizens throughout Polk County’s communities made their way to the polls on Tuesday, April 2 to make their voices heard on a variety of issues, as well as municipal, and school board candidates. Safety was a topic on the ballot for school funding and propositions in Bolivar. Some candidates easily won their positions by large majorities or by having no opposition, while other candidates eked out wins by a single vote. more
At 9:20 a.m., Troopers Gunby and Marlin responded to a single-car wreck at Route D, four and a half miles north of Bolivar. Jacob Williams, 33, of Bolivar, was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima northbound when he lost control around a curve. He traveled off the road and then struck a guardrail and several trees. Though he was wearing a seatbelt, he received serious injuries and was transported to CMH via ambulance. A&J Towing removed his vehicle from the scene. more
Following a meeting with Liberty Utilities on Monday, April 1, to express concerns about potential rate hikes for Bolivar residents, the company notified our City administration of an adjustment to its proposed rate increases. more
Bryce Stanley is a normal guy; he has a nice house, on a nice street, in a nice neighborhood. He is a Bolivar-grown, down-to-earth type who married a girl he met at Bolivar High School, where he graduated in 1989. He did the typical small-town things; he played football and baseball, then went to college and got an accounting degree. For a while, he left Bolivar behind. It took a divorce, some self-discovery, and marrying a hometown girl to bring him back 30 years later. Though he may have re-established his roots here, there is little doubt that he is going places. more
On Saturday, March 30, at 9:47 a.m., Trooper Gunby responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mo. 13 and Route B, four miles north of Bolivar. The accident happened when a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Kalie Libscomb, 44, of Dunnegan, was crossing northbound Highway 13 from Highway B. She was struck by a 2014 Ford Focus traveling north on the highway. The vehicle contained driver Patsy Ash, 74, and William Ash, 52, both of Collins. All involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts and sustained moderate injuries. They were taken to CMH Bolivar via ambulance. C&H Towing of Collins removed the Focus and B&B Wrecker removed the Equinox. more
There was a misquote in the March 29 article, “Liberty Utilities Proposes Drastic Water Rate Increase.” In the chart, it reads, “The information provided by Liberty’s website shows the new base rates for usage up to 5,000 gallons/month.” It should read, “The information provided by Liberty’s website shows the rates for the average customer using 5,000 gallons/month.” more
SHERIFF’S REPORTS more
Polk County Republicans are hosting their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, April 4, beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the McClelland Dining Facility on the campus of SBU. Local and state candidates who have filed for offices to be selected in the Primary Election on August 6, 2024, are expected to be there. This gives voters an opportunity to meet the candidates and become an informed voter. more
CIVIL PETITIONS more
Polk County Republicans are hosting their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, April 4, beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the McClelland Dining Facility on the campus of SBU. Local and state candidates who have filed for offices to be selected in the Primary Election on August 6, 2024, are expected to be there. This gives voters an opportunity to meet the candidates and become an informed voter. more
Get ready to treat your taste buds because the Spring Food Trucks at BTC event is coming, more
Wild Ink is Bolivar’s New Tattoo Place more
Open Hearts United Methodist Church, Bolivar, has announced the first $5,000 scholarship to be awarded from the Hegle Scholarship Fund established by a donation from former Bolivar businessman Weldon Hegle. more
Voters can expect several contested races for the upcoming election on Tuesday, April 2. The Bolivar Herald-Free Press would like to keep the community informed by featuring brief profiles for each candidate in the contested Bolivar, Fair Play, and Flemington municipal races and the Bolivar, Fair Play, Halfway, and Marion C. Early school board races. more
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March 31 is the big day and the BH-FP wants to spread the word on your upcoming Easter Events. If you know of an awesome egg hunt or any other hoppin’ gatherings, tell us about them! Information must be received by March 27. Please provide: more
Hi there, I'm Ace! I've got a heart full of love and a spirit that's playful as can be. My days are filled with goofy antics that keep everyone around me smiling. I'm a lover boy, you see. I'm always ready to shower you with affection and make you my number one. I'm young, so I've got plenty of energy for fun and games. I'm also sweet and friendly, always ready to make new friends. I promise to bring joy and laughter into your life. Why should you adopt me? Well, every home needs an Ace to brighten up their day, don't you think? more
Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick will soon lose the latter part of their name. Buick, who has a line of four crossover-style vehicles, has chosen to make their entire line electric by the year 2030. The decision comes with a high price tag for dealers, meaning some will have to opt out of carrying the luxury GM line. One such dealer is Bolivar’s 3rd Generation GM Dealer, Bill Roberts. more
Vision Source Gets Updated Location  more
The Republican Caucus replaces the normal Presidential Primary, and is how the Missouri Republican Party sends Delegates and Alternates to the Republican National Convention. The caucus is how to make your voice heard in the nomination process for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States. more
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The Missouri Democratic Party announced the Democratic National Committee conditionally approved MDP’s plan for Missouri’s 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary. The following details are confirmed with more information available soon: more
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