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  • Kathy Fonte named Phillips County ‘Friend of 4-H’

    Leathercraft assistance for Phillips County 4-H members led to Kathy Fonte’s recognition as the 2014 Friend of 4-H. She was honored at the Oct. 5 annual 4-H achievement program held in Haxtun. A leathercraft project leader for 37 years in Yuma County, ...
  • New lodge opens at Ballyneal

    Sagebrush, a 12-room, 24-bed lodge at Ballyneal Golf Club southeast of Holyoke, recently opened, increasing the number of total beds of lodging at Ballyneal to 56. Three other lodges at the golf course include Terrapin, Ring Neck and Meadowlark.—Enterpr...
  • Dragons topple Indians for big win and 2-0 league record

    Still pumped up from their big Homecoming victory the week before, the Holyoke football team took charge of the game in Yuma Friday, Oct. 3. The Dragons defeated the Indians 43-21, boosting them to a 2-0 league record and tying Wray for first place in the...
  • HHS volleyball goes 0-2 with Idalia and Yuma

    Lady Dragon varsity volleyball suffered two losses to two strong teams last week. They fell to Idalia at home and lost to Yuma on the road. The girls have a 6-10 overall record and are 2-3 in league play so far this season.   HHS vs. Idalia Playin...
  • Softball season ends with 2 wins at Limon

    “I couldn’t be more proud,” said Dragon softball coach Sherman Kage when the girls ended the season with two wins at Limon Saturday, Oct. 4. “I believe they found their inch at the right time,” added Kage, commending the seven-game winning stre...
  • A Matter of Balance classes to begin soon

    Falling is not a normal part of getting older. Due to a new initiative in Northeast Colorado, older adults can now participate in a fall prevention program, A Matter of Balance. The next A Matter of Balance program is coming soon to Phillips County commu...
  • Red’s Liquors LLC to open in Lucky’s building

    Red’s Liquors LLC is set to be open for business this Friday, Oct. 10, at 140 E. Denver. Owners Jeff and Olga Sullivan purchased the building and remaining inventory from Lucky’s Liquor, owned by Bryan Lenhart and Mike and Janice Hibbard, which recen...
  • Financial counseling offered at Melissa Memorial Hospital

    Medical treatments can be stressful enough themselves, but when it comes to paying for the treatment received, it can often become overwhelming. Patients at Melissa Memorial Hospital can now receive financial counseling to help wade through any issues or ...
  • FBLA kicks off new year

    The success of Holyoke’s Future Business Leaders of America is largely anticipated after the 2014-15 officer recruitment social Aug. 26. This year, FBLA officers used the “Grocery List” icebreaker presented at FBLA Nationals to welcome freshmen and ...
  • Ag scholarship available

    Each year, the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association awards agriculture scholarships to outstanding youth who are majoring in agriculture, ag business, horticulture or agronomy who will make a difference in the industry. This year, two $1,000 scholar...
  • Child care workshops are Oct. 18

    The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral annual early childhood care and education fall workshops will be Saturday, Oct. 18, in Yuma at the First Southern Baptist Church from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendance of this amazing training opportunity is...
  • Company goes bankrupt before Haxtun wind project can get up and running

    National Wind’s filing for bankruptcy appears to be in the final stages, reported Phillips County commissioners at their Sept. 30 meeting. National Wind was the company working on the NECO Wind project south and west of Haxtun. The report was an update...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    How did we survive before social media? What is a newspaper without the news? Frankly, it’s a stack of paper with a few ink smears here and there. Newspapers have always been driven by the news. Your news. Newspapers are a reflection of the communiti...
  • Extension Corner

    Do you know your blood pressure? High blood pressure or hypertension is known as the silent killer. Many individuals may not know they have hypertension while the disease is damaging their bodies over many years. Damage to the body’s organs can lead to...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 8, 2009 Holyoke fourth-graders learned about birds from Master Gardener Dave Hensley on Oct. 1 at Ballyneal. The program was beneficial for both the kids and Ballyneal, which is working on receiving its certification in the Audubon San...
  • Colorado small game hunters reminded of tularemia risk

    October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado. As the number of human tularemia cases in the state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year. ...
  • Grant artist featured in Oct.

    Prairie Winds Art Center’s featured artist in October is Lance Wurst of Grant, Neb. Wurst has been an art educator his entire career and has taught in Perkins County, Neb., since 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in art education endorsement and a his...
  • Early detection is workshop focus

    Phillips County Department of Social Services, Carriage House Assisted Living and Melissa Memorial Hospital are bringing Dani Flores of the Northeast Colorado Alzheimer’s Association to Holyoke. She will present “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Mat...
  • Oral health a challenge in NE CO

    October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and while it’s a great time to remind people to brush twice daily, floss regularly, rinse with mouthwash and chew sugar-free gum after eating, it’s also a great time to highlight why oral health is a public he...
  • Good ol’ farm fun has families falling for fall

    Signs of fall are here, and families are taking advantage of warm autumn afternoons with a trip to the pumpkin patch. Kids were bouncing from one activity to the next Sunday, Oct. 5, at Pumpkins & More A-Maiz-ing Farm, located 6 miles south and 3 1/2 ...