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Africa trip affirms strength of sponsorships

Africa trip affirms strength of sponsorships

Kreider witnesses how local support is providing genuine hope in Uganda As our bus rolled into the Wera CarePoint, we were greeted by dozens of smiling and squealing children rhythmically clapping and singing “Happy, happy day, happy day, happy day.” And that it certainly was. As a humbly ho...

MMH interim CEO terms are in negotiation

An interim CEO for Melissa Memorial Hospital is being sought, and contract negotiations are under way. At a special meeting of the East Phillips County Hospital District board Tuesday, July 14, four candidates were interviewed for the position. The executive session meeting lasted two hours and 50...

HHS ag students inquire about teacher status

Seeking a firsthand account of the status of hiring an HHS vocational agriculture instructor for 2015-16, senior ag students Sid Struckmeyer and Josilyn Lutze addressed the Re-1J Board of Education at its July 20 meeting. Superintendent John McCleary said emphatically that he’s an ardent fan of ...

Skomp is new family nurse practitioner

Monday, July 20, Jessica Skomp stepped into her new role as family nurse practitioner in Holyoke. Once Skomp gets her Colorado license and insurance set, she will be seeing patients mainly in the Family Practice of Holyoke clinic and will eventually move into more time at Melissa Memorial Hospital...

Holyoke Pharmacy will remain open

Holyoke Pharmacy, located in the southwest corner of Holyoke Marketplace at 112 E. Carnahan St., will remain open. Marketplace owners Kenny Owens and Brad Moline confirmed that decision this week. They indicated that Holyoke Pharmacy owners Jamie Hanes and Jason Burke had announced earlier this ...


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To grandmother's house we go

To grandmother's house we go

Phillips County Players’ Children’s Theatre Workshop brings characters to life in fairy tale farce Eighteen kids got to experience the spotlight of the stage during last week’s Children’s Theatre...

Orphan Grain Train brat feed, donation pick-up Sat.

After the Phillips County Fair parade Saturday, July 25, head over to the fairgrounds for a benefit bratwurst lunch for Orphan Grain Train at 11 a.m. at the Event Center Biesemeier Room. In addition...

Pedal The Plains calling all artists

Poster art challenge seeks contestants The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is calling all artists to be a part of the fourth annual poster art challenge. Organizers are looking for one artistic...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago July 22, 2010 A National Broadband Plan by the Federal Communications Commission would provide faster Internet speeds to at least 100 million Americans by 2020, increasing the speed to...

Apps being taken for walk-in hunting access

Haxtun Conservation District is now taking applications for the 2015 walk-in hunting access program. Those who wish to sign up for the early dove season applications should note the deadline of Friday,...

State to electronically process death records

Africa trip affirms strength of sponsorships

MMH interim CEO terms are in negotiation

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Free, reduced meal eligibility announced

Holyoke School District has released its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs....

HHS ag students inquire about teacher status

Seeking a firsthand account of the status of hiring an HHS vocational agriculture instructor for 2015-16, senior ag students Sid Struckmeyer and Josilyn Lutze addressed the Re-1J Board of Education at...

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No horsin’ around as gymkhana kicks off ’15 fair

No horsin’ around as gymkhana kicks off ’15 fair

Two gymkhanas held Sunday, July 19, opened Phillips County Fair week at the fairgrounds in Holyoke. The second annual Leland Miller Memorial Gymkhana featured a total of 102 contestants for both gymkhanas,...

‘Run, mouse, run!’ cheers the crowd at Friday’s event

‘Run, mouse, run!’ cheers the crowd at Friday’s event

Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah!! That was the cheer from the Glen’s Diesel table in the finals of the Friday, July 17, Mouse Races benefiting Holyoke Wrestling Club and Holyoke Swim Team. But the tone changed...

Bombers team in regional tourney

The Buckley Bombers will travel to Lyons, Kan., for the Babe Ruth 16-18 Midwest Regional Tournament Friday-Sunday, July 24-26. Playing in the American pool, the Bombers will take on the Kansas champion...

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Amber Waves of Grain

America, the beautiful, is displayed in full glory this month as farmers bring in a golden wheat harvest. A high-flying view from above gives Holyoke a fresh new perspective on the beauty of the land...

Harvest attention turns to market

Squeezing the bulk of harvest into the past week, this summer’s wheat harvest is drawing to a close. The initial projections set harvest to begin following Fourth of July weekend, but decreased temperatures...

Critical drone safety a highlight of July 28 district corn meeting

Colorado Corn encourages farmers and any others interested to attend the upcoming Colorado Corn District 4 meeting in Haxtun, where attendees will hear updates about the organization and issues impacting...

Holyoke Pharmacy will remain open

Holyoke Pharmacy, located in the southwest corner of Holyoke Marketplace at 112 E. Carnahan St., will remain open. Marketplace owners Kenny Owens and Brad Moline confirmed that decision this week. They...