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  • Quilt in a Day promoter coming to Yuma Aug. 21

    The West Yuma County Quilt Guild is excited to be able to host an evening with the charming Patricia Knoechel, who is from California and travels the United States promoting Quilt in a Day. Knoechel is the sister of famous quilter Eleanor Burns and will ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoAug. 13, 2009 Two weeks before the first day of school for students, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education officially hired Kyle Stumpf as elementary school principal and Clark Ginapp as alternative high school director. Travis ...
  • Another Perspective

    Alternative venture creates pleasant memories A recent venture found us on an alternative schedule as we took part in the NCTC conference in Kansas City. What’s NCTC? I wondered the same thing when my hubby asked me to accompany him as he represented A...
  • Investor Guide

    When to switch from offense to defense with your investments Typically, Wall Street financial advisors concentrate on offense and are always talking about how much money you might make on the upside. They rarely stress the downside. In contrast, Warren ...
  • Extension Corner

    Boxelder This is a tree that is now widely spread in a continuous range over the Great Plains. Its best feature is its adaptability to a wide range of climatic conditions. The wide range makes this tree able to resist drought and cold—just what we nee...
  • Extension Corner

    Herbicide resistant weeds aren’t just a problem here in the U.S., they’re a global problem, and the Australians have been fighting them just as long as us. Australian farmer Ray Harrington developed a very interesting machine to combat resistant weed...
  • School board meets Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education meetings return to the 7 p.m. start time with the start of the school year. The board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room, HJHS room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will...
  • New faces greet students Thursday

    Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 14. Those getting settled into t...
  • New faces greet students Thursday

    Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 14. Those getting settled into t...
  • Lodging tax debate seeks middle ground

    Representatives from the Burge Hotel and Golden Plains Motel met with Holyoke City Councilmembers Tuesday, Aug. 5, as the groups once again exchanged their thoughts on implementing a lodging tax in Holyoke. Councilmembers were unable to fully convince lo...
  • Lodging tax debate seeks middle ground

    Representatives from the Burge Hotel and Golden Plains Motel met with Holyoke City Councilmembers Tuesday, Aug. 5, as the groups once again exchanged their thoughts on implementing a lodging tax in Holyoke. Councilmembers were unable to fully convince lo...
  • When it rains, it pours

    Large puddles and overflowing gutters were a common sight last week when torrential rains hit Holyoke both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8. The storms didn’t last long, but some unlucky people found themselves outside when approximately a half an inch cam...
  • When it rains, it pours

    Large puddles and overflowing gutters were a common sight last week when torrential rains hit Holyoke both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8. The storms didn’t last long, but some unlucky people found themselves outside when approximately a half an inch cam...
  • 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...