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  • Bond refinance, mill levy override pondered by school

    Refinancing Series 2005 bonds and considering a mill levy override ballot issue this November are two financial considerations that the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education is facing. At the Aug. 5 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles add...
  • Bond refinance, mill levy override pondered by school

    Refinancing Series 2005 bonds and considering a mill levy override ballot issue this November are two financial considerations that the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education is facing. At the Aug. 5 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles add...
  • School board appointment is postponed

    After three motions failed to appoint a new member of the Holyoke Re-1J School Board, the board voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to postpone the appointment until the next board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Three applicants—Nici Bishop, Jeff Tharp and Dusty Sp...
  • School board appointment is postponed

    After three motions failed to appoint a new member of the Holyoke Re-1J School Board, the board voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to postpone the appointment until the next board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Three applicants—Nici Bishop, Jeff Tharp and Dusty Sp...
  • Crowd rocks at country music concert

    Phillips County Fair was a stop on the first nationwide headline tour for Country Music Association recording artist Jake Gill. An estimated 350 people celebrated summertime at the fairgrounds arena with some great music, a little dancing and a beautiful...
  • Fighters take the bull by the horns

    People were falling head over heels, literally, for the exciting bull riding and bullfighting event at the Phillips County Fair Saturday, July 26. Participants had their share of spills and thrills when they faced the bulls in the fairgrounds arena. An e...
  • One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

    Either people love ’em or they hate ’em. It’s garage sale season, and since Saturday, Aug. 9, is National Garage Sale Day, learning the ins and outs of garage sales will help produce both successful buyers and sellers. Preparation is key. When plan...
  • D.C. is home for Killin during summer internship

    College junior Austin Killin has taken a step out of the ordinary this summer for a behind-the-scenes look at U.S. politics. The 2012 HHS grad is heading into his second month in a congressional internship in Rep. Cory Gardner’s Washington, D.C., office...
  • Veteran Petrovick goes the extra mile

    Heads turned, vehicles slowed, and some people even stopped to try to figure out why a seemingly homeless man was walking down the highway pushing a baby stroller full of supplies. Others just kept driving, eyes forward in an attempt to avoid the situatio...
  • McCoy plans book signing Sat., Aug. 9

    Phillips County native Lena Jo (Rodeman) McCoy will be in Holyoke Saturday, Aug. 9, for a book signing of her publication, “Special Run.” She will be signing copies of her book at Storybrooke, Ink, located at 221 N. Interocean Ave., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m...
  • Jim, Tyler Powell climb every 14er in Colorado

    Accomplishing a rare feat on Monday, July 28, Jim Powell of Yuma and his son Tyler Powell of Fort Collins climbed North Maroon Peak near Aspen to mark the end of a 24-year journey of climbing every 14er in the state of Colorado. A 14er is a mountain that...
  • Holyoke High School boys’ golf tees up for ’14 season

    With temperatures in the 90s, 12 kids hit the links at Holyoke Golf Course Monday, Aug. 4, for the official first day of practice for the fall sports season at Holyoke High School. Three kids expected to join the team were absent, bringing the opening da...
  • Eagle Lake Camp makes big splash in Holyoke

    Everything that kids love about summer camp was right here in their own backyard July 28-Aug. 1 when Eagle Lake on Location set up camp at First Baptist Church in Holyoke. Peyton Marlow, pictured above in center, watches to see who crossed the finish lin...
  • Nominees sought for outstanding alumni

    Annually, Progressive 15 recognizes outstanding alumni who have graduated from high school in one of the 15 counties for which they advocate. Those counties are: Adams, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Douglas, Elbert, Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phil...
  • Data to help producers prepare for new Farm Bill programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency administrator Juan M. Garcia announced Aug. 1 that farmers should start receiving notices updating them on their current base acres, yields and 2009-2012 planting history. The written updates are an impo...
  • Showmen sell animals

    4-H and FFA livestock sales went well at the Phillips County Fair sale Saturday, July 26. Cash Weber’s Grand Champion market beef was purchased by Harchelroad Motors, and Tyler Camblin’s Reserve Grand Champion went to Aurora Cooperative. Kody Donnel...
  • Farmers now have chance to direct $3.3 million to American nonprofits

    Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to...
  • Approaching school year to chase away lazy summer days

    While summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 23, students throughout Holyoke School District Re-1J will see their summer vacation come to an end Thursday, Aug. 14, as they head back to the classroom for the start of the 2014-15 school year. Back-to-...
  • Steven Smith awarded Master of Theology

    Steven Smith of Pasadena, Calif., received his Master of Theology degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena June 14. He is the son of Rock and Rochelle Smith of Chowchilla, Calif., who call Holyoke home during the summer months. Steven is the grandson of t...
  • It's the Pitts

    The green game My grandpa wanted me to be a lawyer because as a child, I was argumentative and always on the lookout for an easy buck. But I never wanted to wear a suit or be cooped up all day with crooks and ambulance chasers in some courtroom. I still...