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  • Another Perspective

    County fair reflections spark meeting my man Chase County, Neb., Fair time brings memories from all angles ... from my childhood, to teen years and dating, to watching our children soak in the thrills, to the hours of volunteer experiences, to seeing peo...
  • Thinking About Health

    When Congress says it’s OK to waste health care dollars Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare benefits. But in...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H Encourages Healthy Competition With most county fairs in the area coming to a close, it is time to reflect on another successful fair season. During county fair, one common thread that all 4-H members will be a part of is competition. This includes c...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoAug. 20, 2009 Certified massage therapist Cheyenne Wood is now working in the office of Brandt Chiropractic in Holyoke. Austin Vieselmeyer’s cross-bred hog named “Girly” won top honors at the Tri-State Royal in Goodland, Kan., on Aug...
  • Around Town

    Hit gas meter cause of siren Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call that a gas meter had been hit near Gordon Street and Baxter Avenue at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. The gas was shut off, and the gas company was called.Holyo...
  • The good, the bad and the noisy

    Love them or hate them, Holyoke’s trademark sirens have a long and loud history For years, information collected about Holyoke’s famous (or infamous) sirens has sat idle, just begging to be put into a story. Some have been enticed enough by their mys...
  • The good, the bad and the noisy

    Love them or hate them, Holyoke’s trademark sirens have a long and loud history For years, information collected about Holyoke’s famous (or infamous) sirens has sat idle, just begging to be put into a story. Some have been enticed enough by their mys...
  • The good, the bad and the noisy

    Love them or hate them, Holyoke’s trademark sirens have a long and loud history For years, information collected about Holyoke’s famous (or infamous) sirens has sat idle, just begging to be put into a story. Some have been enticed enough by their mys...
  • Back to school, back to fun!

    School supplies have been bought, new shoes were laced up and lunches were packed for the first day of school in Holyoke Thursday, Aug. 14. Students approached Holyoke Elementary School with excitement for the 2014-2015 school year, while at the JR/SR hig...
  • Back to school, back to fun!

    School supplies have been bought, new shoes were laced up and lunches were packed for the first day of school in Holyoke Thursday, Aug. 14. Students approached Holyoke Elementary School with excitement for the 2014-2015 school year, while at the JR/SR hig...
  • First-day count sees 20-student increase in Re-1J

    Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J increased by 20 students from the first-day figures recorded one year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 14, and additions and deletions to class lists were...
  • First-day count sees 20-student increase in Re-1J

    Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J increased by 20 students from the first-day figures recorded one year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 14, and additions and deletions to class lists were...
  • 2014 Sweetest Baby/Toddler contest winners announced

    Baby Bear Hugs is excited to announce the winners of the 2014 Sweetest Baby/Toddler contest. There were 29 entries with 34 children included in the competition. Taking first place was Kenia K. Marquez, daughter of Jesus and Rosa Marquez. Yaretzi Flores, ...
  • Brett Cumming fundraiser Sunday

    Brett Cumming, 20, is recuperating very nicely since his July 23 whipple procedure that removed parts of his stomach, pancreas and small intestine, as well as bile ducts, and rerouted his digestive tract. Cumming is hopeful that the procedure removed the...
  • First season of coed softball a success

    After years of no adult softball options in Holyoke, the sport was reintroduced to the public with positive results earlier this summer. Seven teams made up the coed league this first season. “I think this season was a big success,” said Sherman Kag...
  • Golfers open season

    HHS golfers are off to a quick start to the season before classes even begin in the 2014-15 school year. Varsity golfers placed second at Burlington Friday, Aug. 8, and also competed at Brush Monday, Aug. 14. Additionally, a junior varsity team from Holy...
  • Raceway action escapes rain

    With half-inch deluges of rain falling both Thursday and Friday evenings, Aug. 7-8, Phillips County Raceway fans and participants were fortunate that the Saturday, Aug. 9, races could be completed before another seven-hundredths of an inch of moisture fel...
  • PP&K returns to Holyoke Aug. 23

    Dragon Fan Club, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J, is bringing back the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick local competition. The free competition is open to boys and girls age 6-15 and will be held at the HHS practice football field Saturday, Au...
  • Police wages highlight meeting

    Holyoke Police Department wages was a prominent topic at the Tuesday, Aug. 5, Holyoke City Council meeting as the currently understaffed Holyoke Police Department looks to add an officer to its ranks. Due to the recent resignation of officer Dwight Thomp...
  • BOCES exec director Sanger honored for long-term leadership

    Northeast Colorado BOCES Executive Director Tim Sanger of Haxtun was selected by the Colorado BOCES Association as this year’s Roy G. Brubacher Award winner. Sanger received the award at the Colorado BOCES Association Awards Banquet July 7 in Glenwood ...