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Fair entertainment hits the bull's-eye

Fair entertainment hits the bull's-eye

With nearly double the attendance at this year’s Bulls Gone Wild! event over last year’s total, the activities at the 2015 Phillips County Fair proved popular with the people of northeastern Colorado. Pictured above, Dan Baumgartner stares down a Mexican fighting bull during the American frees...

Murphy hired as interim CEO

Jim Murphy of Lyons has been hired as interim CEO for Melissa Memorial Hospital starting Saturday, Aug. 1. He will serve until a full-time administrator is hired. Steve Young, East Phillips County Hospital District board president, said Monday morning, July 27, that the board signed an employment ...

Deja Blu featured at Farmfest family event

Deja Blu featured at Farmfest family event

From kids’ activities to good food to live music, Farmfest at the Patch will be a fun event for the whole family. This Saturday, Aug. 1, gates open at 3 p.m. at Pumpkins and More A-Maiz-ing Farm, located 6 miles south and 3 1/2 miles east of Holyoke. Activities available throughout the event i...

Community steps up at fair

By Becca Brandt With great food, entertainment and weather, the 2015 Phillips County Fair provided a week of “Summer Days and Country Ways” for all ages July 21-26. Despite a couple hiccups with scheduled events, the fair board worked diligently to maintain a fun atmosphere and big-ticket item...

Website proposed to City Council

Come budget time, Holyoke City Council will be considering adding a budget item for a City of Holyoke website. Police Officer Joe Marcum presented an option for a city website at the council meeting Tuesday, July 21. “It’s really easy. It’s very intuitive. And the best part is they do it a...


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RAISING umbrellas, RAISING expectations

RAISING umbrellas, RAISING expectations

Mark Meusborn in Guinness World Record umbrella mosaic with National Federation of the Blind It was quite a sight as 2,480 members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind raised umbrellas...

Better Beef Makers named parade champs

Better Beef Makers named parade champs

Family day at the Phillips County Fair kicked off Saturday, July 25, with the local parade. Proceeding down the flag-lined Interocean Avenue, the candy and costumes were a big hit with the spectators....

Atkins, Ferguson, Plumb named overall project grand champs

Overall awards in three age divisions for general 4-H projects were awarded at the Phillips County Fair last week. Winners were Emily Atkins, senior overall, receiving a scholarship; Tristen Ferguson,...

Livestock honors reward hard work, dedication

FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors at the Phillips County Fair were all winners in terms of effort and responsibility. Those earning grand champion and reserve grand champion honors for their livestock...

Phillips County Dept. of Human Services recognized for distinguished performance

Phillips County Department of Human Services was recognized Thursday, July 23, by the Colorado Department of Human Services for its performance in delivering high-quality human and health services during...

Pedal The Plains offers Plain Pedaler correspondent contest

‘Ogallala Road’ author to speak and sign book

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FMSC packing hits meal goal

Fair entertainment hits the bull's-eye

Murphy hired as interim CEO

Deja Blu featured at Farmfest family event

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Class of 1995 enjoys 20-year reunion

Class of 1995 enjoys 20-year reunion

Members of the HHS Class of 1995 enjoyed their 20-year class reunion in Holyoke Saturday, July 25. Classmates attending are pictured from left, front row, Monica Weber Becker of Holyoke, Renata Pugh...

Peña earns degree from Colorado State

Kimberly Peña recently graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and social work. Peña also worked for Colorado State University career center for three years....

School board to meet next Tuesday, Aug. 4

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include activity/athletic handbook...

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Emily Bradley, Trevor Dalton and Logan Tharp were recently recognized for their outstanding scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Bradley and Dalton...

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Golf marathon raises over $50,000 at Ballyneal

Golf marathon raises over $50,000 at Ballyneal

This summer, five golfers played and walked over 100 holes in a day for charity at Ballyneal Golf Club. The five golfers raised over $50,000 for various charitable organizations. June 29, Stephen Davis...

Transcontinental cyclists pass through Holyoke on journey

Transcontinental cyclists pass through Holyoke on journey

McCook, Neb., sits across the state line 100 miles from Holyoke. By car, it’s a short two-hour journey between the cities. On a bicycle, it takes a bit longer, as the 31 Bike and Build riders on the...

Buckley Bombers honored with sportsmanship award

Fighting a tough battle in the Babe Ruth 16-18 Midwest Regional tournament in Lyons, Kan., July 24-26, the Buckley Bombers played with respect and class to earn the Norm and Colleen Travis Sportsmanship...

Dragon Fan Club plans golf tourney

Dragon Fan Club members are hosting their third annual golf tournament to raise funds to support the HHS football, baseball and weightlifting programs. The tourney is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8,...

3 see more success in post-season swimming

Rylee Schneller, Maren Tuell and Taiten Tuell continued their competitive swimming after the end of the Northwest Kansas League swim season this summer. The trio swam at the Loveland Summer Finale Meet...

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Study to look at South Platte River flood water diversion

Flooding on the South Platte River two of the last three years has generated renewed interest in the feasibility of transferring some of that excess water into the Republican River Basin. That renewed...

NRCS resurrects local work groups; meeting set for Aug. 17

United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold a local work group public meeting Monday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon at Phillips County Event Center Ortner...

Loans are available for farms

President Barack Obama declared 11 counties in Colorado a primary disaster area due to losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred May 4-June 16, 2015. Primary...

Sonnenberg to chair Aug. 5 public hearing

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Jerry Sonnenberg (R-District 1) recently announced the holding of a special public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 5. It will be focused on the state’s conservation easement...

Calf scramble added to Aug. 1 rodeo in Yuma

A calf scramble for kids ages 5-10 has been added to the lineup at the Dan Kirchenschlager Memorial Ranch Rodeo scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. The calcutta starts at...