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  • Jelden and Krogmeier honored for citizenship

    Holyoke eighth-graders Anna Jelden, pictured at left, and Luke Krogmeier were recently recognized with Citizenship Awards. Their selection was announced at the Monday, May 5 Academic Awards program, as presented by Jim Gribben of American Legion Pos...
  • Art & Wine to benefit Relay this Friday

    Women are invited to an Art and Wine Ladies Night Out Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center (east entrance). The social painting and creative art event will benefit Phillips County Relay for Life. The ticket price includes a 16-by-20-in...
  • Letter carriers are stamping out hunger with food drive Sat.

    Saturday, May 10, marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving—the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad ...
  • Chase County Fair’s Christian, rock concert performers locked down

    This year’s concert lineup for the 2014 Chase County Fair is complete with the selection of groups for the Christian concert Wednesday, Aug. 13 and the rock concert Friday, Aug. 15. The Dove Award-winning group Big Daddy Weave will entertain at the Chr...
  • Junior high musicians earn high ratings in Ogallala

    Students from the Holyoke Junior High music program competed at the Ogallala, Neb., Middle School Solo and Ensemble Contest Saturday, May 3. Vocal students, under the direction of Marcia Dalton, and instrumental students, under the direction of Miko Mart...
  • Electronic data protection measure rejected by House judiciary

    Arguments that carried the day in the Colorado Senate failed to persuade last week in a House committee. The House Judiciary Committee on May 1 rejected Senate Concurrent Resolution 14-002, sponsored by Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) and Senate President Morg...
  • Cinco de Mayo celebrated in style

    The Cinco de Mayo holiday was celebrated in style Monday, May 5 as colorful outfits helped mark the special occasion. Minnie Rodriguez, pictured at right, is excited to celebrate with her daughter, Janel Flores, at left, and granddaughter, Yaretzi F...
  • Keith Duell graduates summa cum laude

    Keith Andrew Duell graduated summa cum laude from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, May 3, with a bachelor’s degree in music composition and sound tech engineering. He will spend the summer in Tulsa completing his training to tune pian...
  • Kids’ fishing camp planned for May 23

    A mini fishing camp for kids ages 5 and up is being planned for Friday, May 23, from 4-8 p.m. at the Haxtun Gun Club’s Fishing Pond. Aimee Ryel from Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be teaching fish ID, fishing ethics, casting, equipment, proper ways to...
  • College news

    Brooke Parker, a 2012 HHS graduate, received a $500 scholarship from Centennial Mental Health Center as part of their Future Mental Health Professional Scholarship Program. The program’s vision is to raise awareness of career opportunities in the behav...
  • Extension Corner

    Plant Select for 2014 Every year Plant Select® has a new set of introductions. Every year I encourage you to give them a try. I cannot say enough about how they are the best selected plants for our extreme weather conditions. Some of the Plant Select pl...
  • It's the Pitts

    Taking stock Both brothers had been on the dodge from prosperity and the law their entire adult lives. A snake would break its back following the windy trail left behind by these two. Now they were hooked up in a cow outfit where the calves didn’t suc...
  • Planning for Droughts

    Earlier I said grazers need to walk each of their pastures to determine how good the range might be this year. Since acres do not feed cows—only grass feeds cows—we need to determine how much grass is out there. When on the range, you need to look do...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 7, 2009 Bret Miles was named superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J on an official vote of the Board of Education at its May 5 meeting. With a jump of 22’ 3”, HHS trackster Kyle Carper smashed a 33-year-old long jump recor...
  • Donor recognition wall unveiled at Holyoke municipal cemetery

    A small crowd gathered at the Holyoke municipal cemetery Sunday, May 4, as the Holyoke Cemetery Board held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the donor recognition wall. Located at the northwest entrance of the cemetery, the do...
  • Donor recognition wall unveiled at Holyoke municipal cemetery

    A small crowd gathered at the Holyoke municipal cemetery Sunday, May 4, as the Holyoke Cemetery Board held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the donor recognition wall. Located at the northwest entrance of the cemetery, the do...
  • 34 Dragons ready for graduation this Sunday

    Another set of Dragons have completed their journey at Holyoke High School, with 34 excited seniors set to receive their diplomas at graduation this Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym. Holyoke School Superintendent Bret Miles will welcome students,...
  • 34 Dragons ready for graduation this Sunday

    Another set of Dragons have completed their journey at Holyoke High School, with 34 excited seniors set to receive their diplomas at graduation this Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the HHS gym. Holyoke School Superintendent Bret Miles will welcome students,...
  • Killin, Mailander, Wall are judge finalists

    The 13th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Phillips County court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable David O. Colver, effective May 30. Nominees Kimbra L. Killin, Leo F. Mailander and Alvin R. W...
  • Killin, Mailander, Wall are judge finalists

    The 13th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Phillips County court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable David O. Colver, effective May 30. Nominees Kimbra L. Killin, Leo F. Mailander and Alvin R. W...