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  • Smith, Ortner enjoy catch-a-calf experience at Stock Show

    Janna Smith and Nicholas Ortner, both of Holyoke, recently wrapped up their Catch-a-Calf experience at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The duo were lucky enough to catch a calf at last year’s Stock Show and have spent the last year working w...
  • Two pesticide applicator certification sessions offered

    Two pesticide applicator certification sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 16. One will be held in Burlington while the other will be in Flagler. Currently, there are two groups of agricultural pesticide applicators who are required to be licensed with ...
  • Colorado state habitat meeting in Holyoke Feb. 4

    The 2012 Colorado state habitat meeting will be held in Holyoke Saturday, Feb. 4 at Phillips County Event Center. The meeting will have a host of great speakers giving seminars on a wide variety of subjects. Saturday’s seminars include habitat managem...
  • Chamber Gala set

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gala Monday, Feb. 6 at Phillips County Event Center. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program with awards and entertainment will follow. Awards will be presented to Busines...
  • Fund-raising goes over the top with Box Tops

    Shoppers have certainly spotted that bright pink Box Tops for Education logo on cereal boxes, cookie containers and frozen pizza, but how many people actually clip out the coupons and take them to their local schools? “It’s so simple. It’s just a m...
  • Labels stack up for PC Family Ed Services

    For small educational facilities like Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES), the sky’s the limit with programs like Labels for Education®. Trisha Herman of PCFES said they recently started the program after learning they could not particip...
  • Project RED brings out red shirts

    It looked as if there were about 100 Nebraska Cornhusker fans roaming around Melissa Memorial Hospital Friday, Jan. 13. While Broncos jerseys and shirts could be found around town, staff at MMH threw on red shirts as they kicked off their initiative to wi...
  • Meet and greet to introduce new FNP

    Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) will introduce a new Family Nurse Practitioner to the public Thursday, Feb. 2. Deaun Carpenter of Imperial, Neb. began working at MMH Monday, Jan. 23 and will begin seeing patients shortly, according to MMH administrator J...
  • Hendrixes lose building in fire

    Firefighters control a blaze in a building located on the property of Loren and Patty Hendrix 16 miles south of Holyoke on Highway 385 Friday afternoon, Jan. 20. The Hendrixes were home when the fire began. Firefighters from Wages, Wauneta and Wray showed...
  • CSP seeking applicants for youth academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2012 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The academy will be held in Golden June 10-16. The goal of the youth academy is to assist in the development of future com...
  • Club report

    Phillips County 4-H Council On Jan. 22, the Phillips County 4-H Council met to discuss some very important things. Kody Timm gave a report on the leaders’ banquet that was held Jan. 5 to thank all of the leaders. Changes to the Phillips County 4-H byl...
  • Highway 385 maintenance being conducted until Jan. 31

    Colorado Department of Transportation has announced shoulder work will be conducted along Highway 385 south of Holyoke. The work will take place from mile maker 269-274 south of the Phillips/Yuma County line. Work was scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. ...
  • Grief support group to meet on Mondays

    Hospice of the Plains is offering a grief support group at the New Life Fellowship Church at 37901 Co. Rd. R, Eckley (two miles west of Eckley on Hwy. 34). The group will meet Monday evenings for eight weeks from Feb. 6-March 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The s...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJan. 25, 2007 Dean Patterson of Dailey has been named interim pastor at Fairfield Covenant Church on County Road 40 northwest of Holyoke. Travel and Leisure magazine recently ranked Ballyneal Golf Course as “the best new golf course in t...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    This might just be of some Pinterest you I may have been living under a rock the past year or so, but thankfully one of my good friends just saved me and told me about the phenomenon of Pinterest. I don’t know how I’ve missed it until now! It’s k...
  • Extension Corner

    The most important regular health screenings Many of you have started out the new year with a plan for more exercise and better nutrition. Why? Because it means feeling better, looking better and most importantly, it means better health. Making sure yo...
  • Reader takes issue with Tebow mania and Tebowing

    Dear Editor, One of the best things about Tim Tebow’s joining the NFL is that he is no longer allowed to wear those glare strip scripture verses that Ms. Tomky likes so much. Meanwhile, this whole “Tebowing” phenomenon has “gone viral” to an as...
  • Crowd gets taste of agriculture

    A large crowd ventured out to Phillips County Event Center Monday night, Jan. 23 for Phillips County’s fourth “Taste of Agriculture” event. The event showcased about 38 tables with everything ranging from crepes, shredded goat meat, ice cream, wine,...
  • Crowd gets taste of agriculture

    A large crowd ventured out to Phillips County Event Center Monday night, Jan. 23 for Phillips County’s fourth “Taste of Agriculture” event. The event showcased about 38 tables with everything ranging from crepes, shredded goat meat, ice cream, wine,...
  • Police dept. ready for new vehicle

    Holyoke Police Department will soon have a new vehicle added to its fleet. City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday, Jan. 17 to approve a purchase request from HPD to buy a 2012 Dodge Charger from Wolf Auto to be used as a police vehicle. The depa...