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  • Entrepreneurs could benefit from grant

    Northeastern Junior College is slated to receive a $50,000 grant from Colorado Springs–based El Pomar to benefit area entrepreneurs through an innovative business plan competition. The grant will be distributed to NJC in the coming weeks and was recomm...
  • Gardner stops for a chat in Holyoke

    Congressman Cory Gardner made a stop in Holyoke Wednesday, Feb. 23. Gardner spoke to a small crowd gathered at Phillips County Event Center. Among those attending were County Administrator Randy Schafer, pictured at left. Gardner spoke of the economy, sp...
  • Price awarded energy scholarship

    Brandon Price, a sophomore at Iowa Lakes Community College, recently received a $1,000 Alliant Energy Scholarship. The Alliant Energy Scholars program was established in 2004 by the Alliant Energy Foundation. Three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to st...
  • Senate approves Brophy's student medication bill

    Last week, Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, got past one of the biggest hurdles a Senate Republican faces in the 2011 session: getting a bill out of the Democratic-controlled Senate. The Senate last week approved Brophy’s Senate Bill 11-012, which would allow...
  • Child care class to be held in Yuma

    More licensed family child care providers are needed in Northeast Colorado. Licensed child care providers allow parents to work outside the home while their children are being cared for in a safe place. Child care providers are also able to make a good in...
  • Dragons bow out to Tigers in opening round of districts

    Entering the Class 2A District 2 tournament as the No. 4 seed Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Holyoke Dragons were looking to grab a win against No. 5 Wiggins to secure a spot in the regional tournament. But, the Tigers had plans of their own. Wiggins jumped ahead...
  • JH B girls split games at home tournament

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball B team hosted a tournament Saturday, Feb. 26. The Dragons faced St. Anthony’s first and fell 11-20. Bianca Rodriguez led the team with six points followed by Roni Beavers four and Ana Olivas one. The home team p...
  • Board of health welcomes Vandenbark as new director

    During their Feb. 23 board of health meeting, board members were notified Carmen Vandenbark has been appointed as the Northeast Colorado Health Department’s (NCHD) new environmental health director. Vandenbark had been serving as the interim director s...
  • Online registration for SCORE camp now open

    The new SCORE website is now activated and ready for online registration, according to Project Director Marla Smith of Imperial, Neb. SCORE stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences and is an effort of the Chase County Schools Education Founda...
  • Another Perspective

    To travel or not to travel? To travel or not to travel? That is sometimes the question. Whether to travel was no question for me as I packed up and headed east for Plattsmouth, Neb. last Thursday. Quarterly board meetings of the Nebraska Community Found...
  • Young at heart

    According to AARP, 80 percent of seniors have at least one chronic health condition, and 50 percent of seniors have at least two (including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, etc). Many seniors live in an unsafe environment and are suscept...
  • NJC: Back to the Future

    It was Saturday, March 22, 1941. Area educators and residents met in a public forum to discuss the feasibility of opening a local junior college. Less than six months later, on Sept. 8, 1941, 55 students enrolled in classes at the newly-established Junior...
  • Citizen is confused

    Confused, very. Please help me. I thought the mill levy increase that just got passed by the Re-1J School District was to cover the issues that are now being addressed in a grant application. Am I dense? Debra Dusenbury-Dorren...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 2, 2006 Hofmeister Lumber Company, established March 15, 1966, is coming down brick by brick in downtown Holyoke. New cardboard recycling trailers have been placed in two locations in the downtown area. The Phillips County Landfill w...
  • Hospital hopes to 'grow own' doctor

    The ground has been broken in the process to hopefully help an interested student through school in order to move back to Holyoke and work at Melissa Memorial Hospital. East Phillips County Board members agreed at their Monday, Feb. 21 meeting to work wi...
  • Hospital hopes to 'grow own' doctor

    The ground has been broken in the process to hopefully help an interested student through school in order to move back to Holyoke and work at Melissa Memorial Hospital. East Phillips County Board members agreed at their Monday, Feb. 21 meeting to work wi...
  • Jake's Feed and Supply changes ownership

    The reins were passed over to new owners this week at Jake’s Feed and Supply in Holyoke. Curt and Brenda Lebsack became the new owners of the store Tuesday, March 1 after purchasing the business from Randy and Jackie Hale. Randy contacted Curt a coupl...
  • Jake's Feed and Supply changes ownership

    The reins were passed over to new owners this week at Jake’s Feed and Supply in Holyoke. Curt and Brenda Lebsack became the new owners of the store Tuesday, March 1 after purchasing the business from Randy and Jackie Hale. Randy contacted Curt a coupl...
  • New Zealand earthquake shakes hearts in Holyoke

    Graeme Smith and his wife Dolly of Holyoke didn’t sleep too well Tuesday night, Feb. 22. After seeing the reports of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in New Zealand, their first thought was if Graeme’s sister was OK. Glennis Pierson, Graeme’s sister, l...
  • New Zealand earthquake shakes hearts in Holyoke

    Graeme Smith and his wife Dolly of Holyoke didn’t sleep too well Tuesday night, Feb. 22. After seeing the reports of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in New Zealand, their first thought was if Graeme’s sister was OK. Glennis Pierson, Graeme’s sister, l...