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Signs of an early spring?

Signs of an early spring?

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania, a prediction of an early spring. Meanwhile, the Midwest got pounded by winter storm Kayla, with any signs of spring buried deep under wet, heavy snow. High winds and snow began Monday, Feb. 1, with 6.2 inches that day, acc...

Phone surcharge upped 50 cents to fund 911 services

A 50-cent surcharge increase for 911 services in Phillips County has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission. County commissioners reported at their Jan. 29 meeting that the phone line surcharge increase from $1.25 to $1.75 will not take effect until all providers receive a notice. They a...

MMH construction on time, on budget

MMH construction on time, on budget

On time, on budget and making great progress was the report after the Tuesday, Jan. 26, East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting and work session tour of the Melissa Memorial Hospital expansion project. The board was treated to a thorough tour of the expanded areas and planned improvem...

Local hospital brings billing back in-house

Billing of self-pay balances will be brought back within the community, as announced by Melissa Memorial Hospital administration at the Tuesday, Jan. 26, East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting. Continuing problems with the automated outside-party billing system that issues single-sta...


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A Caring Pregnancy message: ‘Choose life, that you and your children may live’

A Caring Pregnancy message: ‘Choose life, that you and your children may live’

Faith, science and personal stories were woven together seamlessly at the Saturday, Jan. 30, A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center fundraising banquet. Held at the Phillips County Event Center, the program...

Hot Tomatoes swings into Holyoke for Valentine’s Day

Hot Tomatoes swings into Holyoke for Valentine’s Day

Phillips County Arts Council presents a special Valentine’s Day concert featuring the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra from Denver. Holyoke High School auditorium will be swinging with sounds of big band...

Bill going forward to allow mini-trucks on local roads

Mini-truck dealer Pat Malloy just wants to make a living. And Rep. Jon Becker, a Fort Morgan Republican, wants to help. Malloy lives just outside of Eaton, in rural Weld County. For the last couple of...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Feb. 3, 2011 Leon Atkins has retired after 40 years in the tractor business, and Leon Atkins Motors has been sold to Ag Power Equipment Company. HHS wrestler Mark Edmonds was recently...

Signs of an early spring?

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania, a prediction of an early spring. Meanwhile, the Midwest got pounded by winter storm Kayla, with any signs of spring buried deep...

Phone surcharge upped 50 cents to fund 911 services

MMH construction on time, on budget

Local hospital brings billing back in-house

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Brain Bowl kids dominate

Brain Bowl kids dominate

Holyoke Elementary School won first place in both the grade 3-4 division and the grade 5-6 division at the Sunrise Optimist Brain Bowl Saturday, Jan. 30, in Fort Morgan. Twenty-one students from Holyoke...

Solar systems rock worlds

Solar systems rock worlds

Holyoke Elementary has had a lobby full of science, as each fourth-grader’s imaginative solar system enjoyed its own space on display. This year, science teacher Heather Walter gave students free...

HJHS basketball girls continue winning streak

Holyoke’s junior high girls basketball team enjoyed another winning week hosting Burlington Tuesday, Jan. 26, and Haxtun Thursday, Jan. 28. Saturday, A team traveled to Wray while B team traveled to...

Lamm named district officer at FCCLA conference

Twenty-five Holyoke High School FCCLA members and adviser Debbie Colglazier attended the annual Winter FCCLA Conference in Merino Wednesday, Jan. 27. Members were treated to a day of excitement and learning...

J. scholarships available for HS, college students

Up to four college scholarships and two high school scholarships are available through the Colorado Press Association’s Scholarship Program, run by the Denver Foundation. The Colorado Press Association...

Fix Memorial funds available for HS grads for college scholarships

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Dragons win big at Wiggins, Akron

HHS basketball boys took home two big league wins this weekend with a 90-32 victory at Wiggins Friday, Jan. 29, and a 69-28 win at Akron Saturday, Jan. 30. “We took some great steps forward this past...

Girls find win on the road

A 38-32 varsity win over Wiggins last Friday, Jan. 29, was a big spirit booster for the Holyoke girls basketball team. Although they fell 32-47 to Akron the following day, the team continues to show...

Wear pink next Thursday

Holyoke High School will be filled with pink Thursday, Feb. 11, for the annual Pink Out event. Dragon fans should wear pink to the home basketball games against Wray, beginning at 4 p.m., to bring awareness...

JV and C boys earn 3 b-ball weekend wins

Boys junior varsity and C teams met with success this past weekend with a JV win over Wiggins Friday, Jan. 29, and both JV and C victories at Akron Saturday, Jan. 30.   Holyoke JV 45, Wiggins...

JV girls 1-1 in 2 close games

Junior high wrestlers keep busy schedule

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KarDale’s takes pride in down-home comfort food

Start with a hamburger patty topped with cheese, cover it with hash brown potatoes, then smother it in gravy — either white or brown. Oh, and in between the potatoes and gravy is the eater’s choice...

Soil health workshop in Burlington Feb. 8

The Burlington Conservation District, U.S. Department of Agriculture — Natural Resources Conservation Service and partners are sponsoring a half-day workshop Monday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to...

Local farmer directs donation to RE-1J Foundation, Inc.

RE-1J Foundation has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Kim Killin of Phillips County. The donation will...

Annie’s Project coming to Scottsbluff

Nebraska Extension is excited to offer Annie’s Project in Scottsbluff, Neb. Annie’s Project empowers ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical...