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  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Baby sister on the big screen One of the most exciting times during this past pregnancy was the 20-week ultrasound. Let me tell you that after months of my stomach not cooperating and my body changing in inconvenient—though not altogether unwelcome—...
  • Understanding oil and gas leases is important

    With expanding gas production in northeastern Colorado, you may find a landman knocking at your door offering cash in exchange for signing an oil and gas lease. Before signing the oil and gas lease and spending the cash, you should consider the implicatio...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 27, 2006 Troy’s Auto Sales, operating in two locations in Sterling and one in Sidney, Neb., expanded to Holyoke recently. Gene Hinck serves as sales manager for the local dealership at 430 E. Denver St. Paquimé dancers perform at ...
  • Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt!

    Cody Maloney and Mason Powell are off and running at the “Go” signal at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt on the courthouse lawn.Trevon Thayer enthusiastically looks ahead to the next hidden egg.Gage Helgoth makes a find as he kicks off the annual Easter e...
  • Police chief not re-appointed

    Holyoke City Council members will be searching for a new police chief after they voted 5-2 to not re-appoint Phil Biersdorfer during their Tuesday, April 19 meeting. Roughly 20 citizens attended the meeting to show support for Biersdorfer—11 of whom vo...
  • Changes proposed for HS graduation requirements

    Revisions to graduation requirements for Holyoke High School were presented to the Re-1J Board of Education at its April 19 meeting. One highlight of the proposed changes includes the addition of .5 credits per semester for the Individual Career and Acad...
  • Re-1J School District awarded technology grant

    Great news for Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J was reported by technology committee chair Stefan Betley at the April 19 school board meeting. A $40,000 one-to-one match grant for interactive white board study was awarded to the district by the Morgridge Famil...
  • Art is now on display at Event Center

    Phillips County Commissioners have granted approval to Phillips County Arts Council to display the artwork of area artists at the Event Center. County Administrator Randy Schafer said they would like to see rotating art displays to help enhance the build...
  • Easter services planned

    Several Easter services are scheduled at area churches this weekend. The following churches have events planned for Easter: Assembly of God Friday, April 22, Holyoke Assembly of God Church will host a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. They will also ...
  • Library to get new computers

    Holyoke’s Heginbotham Library will soon be equipped with several new computers funded by a grant through Colorado State Library. Total project cost is $21,663 with a $19,497 federal grant in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and ma...
  • Sonnenberg reacts to redistricting maps

    State Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, had strong words for proposed redistricting maps that were unveiled Friday, April 15 by Legislative Democrats. Each of the six maps proposed by Democrats would split northern Colorado between two congressional dis...
  • Lots of heavy wet snow falls

    Holyoke watched as warm temperatures and a misty rain turned into heavy wet snowfall Thursday afternoon, April 14. By the time all was said and done, two inches of snow had fallen on Holyoke and the surrounding area. Residents awoke Friday, April 15 to sl...
  • Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I...Oops!!

    First- and third-grade students invited family and friends to Old Macdonald’s farm at their hilariously entertaining performance of E-I-E-I-Oops Thursday, April 14. There was a quack quack here and an oink oink there, but when it came time for Madame C...
  • Students excel at math/science contests

    Holyoke High School students who earned medals at the Northeastern Junior College math and science contests Wednesday, April 13 are pictured above, from left, Mallory Bennett, Rachel Schneider and Molly Brandt. Bennett placed fifth in calculus, Schneider ...
  • Army Convoy stops to refuel in Holyoke

    A string of large military vehicles flooded Holyoke Friday, April 15 as they stopped to refuel before getting back on the road. The convoy stopped at Scholl Oil and drew the attention of Holyoke residents as they refueled. The convoy was traveling from Fo...
  • Tuition for undocumented students clears the House

    While Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, may have sympathy for the undocumented students who graduate from Colorado high schools and who want to go to college, he was a “no” vote on Monday, April 18 on a bill that would have granted those students access to in...
  • Collaboration award recognizes recycling project

    A recycling effort that became a reality last year earned five area collaboration awards at Phillips County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting Wednesday, April 14 at the Haxtun Community Center. PCEDC strives to recognize at least two en...
  • Lamb and goat weigh-in May 1

    Market lamb and goat weigh-in for all 4-H and FFA members who plan to show at the upcoming county fair will be held Sunday, May 1 from 3-4 p.m. at the Phillips County Fairgrounds. All animals will be weighed and ear tagged at this time. Exhibitors who pl...
  • Bill would repeal temporary tax lift on agricultural inputs

    The bill that would repeal the 2.9 percent state sales and use tax on agricultural compounds, bull semen and pesticides has cleared the House and this week will start the process in the Senate. House Bill 11-1005 would repeal 2010 legislation that tempor...
  • JH relay team sets new school record

    Holyoke junior high track teams had a great showing in Grant, Neb. Monday, April 18. The seventh grade boys team captured the championship while the eighth grade boys earned second place. The highlight of the day came when the seventh grade boys 4x100 m...