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  • 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 (108 holes), Rick Johnson (112 holes), Brandon Urban...
  • 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 Connecticut to California route came to discover Tuesd...
  • 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 Award. Tom Bennett was pleased to hear how the play...
  • 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, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Four-person teams will sho...
  • 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 at Mountain View High School Saturday, July 18. Sch...
  • 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 2014. Julie Krow, CDHS deputy executive director o...
  • 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 interest proved evident at the July 7 board meeting o...
  • 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 Room. The local work group will focus on identifying ...
  • 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 Colorado counties include Baca, Elbert, El Pas...
  • 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 Elder of Rapid City, S.D., Stacey Schlachter Price of Go...
  • Pedal The Plains offers Plain Pedaler correspondent contest

    Pedal The Plains is looking for three or four enthusiastic riders who share the Tour’s excitement for bike culture in Colorado’s Eastern Plains to join forces and become “Plain Pedalers.” Plain Pedalers will help capture the spirit of Pedal The P...
  • 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. She volunteered for many causes. Peña is now bac...
  • 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 program. The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon...
  • ‘Ogallala Road’ author to speak and sign book

    Julene Bair of Loveland will discuss and sign her new book, “The Ogallala Road, A Memoir of Love and Reckoning” (Viking Penguin 2014), Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the Quincy Gallery in St. Francis, Kan. This is part of the Cheyenne Center for Crea...
  • 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 5 p.m., followed by the ranch bronc riding and ranch ro...
  • 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 changes for 2015-16, staff handbook changes, back...
  • College news

    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 were named to the Dean’s List of Distinction, wh...
  • It's the Pitts

    The Rectangular States of America Despite hating mathematics in general, there was one math class I liked: geometry. I think this is because I have always liked shapely forms, if you get my drift! Couple this love of geometry with the fact that I have v...
  • Extension Corner

    School shopping — How to curb the cost August is just around the corner, and that means getting ready for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school preparation can be as costly as any special holiday or celebration with the required list of supplies an...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJuly 29, 2010 Velma Biddle, one of Holyoke’s three centenarians, never got the 100-year birthday bash she deserved. Shortly before her birthday Aug. 8, 2009, she took a fall and has since been rehabilitating in Fort Collins. Biddle, now n...