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  • Millage farmstead on nat’l historic register

    Steve Millage looked out at his farmstead from inside the barn’s doors and spoke a simple but declarative claim — “Lots of memories out here.” He had just come down the stairs from the second-story hay storage area where he had mentioned there us...
  • Millage farmstead on nat’l historic register

    Steve Millage looked out at his farmstead from inside the barn’s doors and spoke a simple but declarative claim — “Lots of memories out here.” He had just come down the stairs from the second-story hay storage area where he had mentioned there us...
  • Scholarship Trust set up for Holyoke funds

    Holyoke School Scholarship Trust has been established as a 501(c)(3) to give more flexibility in getting better investment returns. The goal is to provide bigger scholarships for Holyoke High School graduates. Since Holyoke School District can’t own eq...
  • Scholarship Trust set up for Holyoke funds

    Holyoke School Scholarship Trust has been established as a 501(c)(3) to give more flexibility in getting better investment returns. The goal is to provide bigger scholarships for Holyoke High School graduates. Since Holyoke School District can’t own eq...
  • Around Town

    Library Extravaganza is Sunday Don’t miss this year’s Heginbotham Library Extravaganza Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2-4 p.m., where refreshments and homemade gift items are showcased at the beautifully decorated library.   Choir concert is next Monday...
  • Bakery, quilt shop now open downtown

    A mother-daughter duo has teamed up to bring Holyoke two new downtown businesses. The P Pod, a bakery owned by Anita Marlow, is located in the north half of 115 S. Interocean. Marlow’s mom, Julie Haake, is owner of a quilt shop called Creative Traditi...
  • Wizard of Oz cast presents magic musical performance

    Audience members were whisked away by the familiar tale of the Wizard of Oz as HHS drama students celebrated the 75th anniversary of the show Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. Dani Brandt as Dorothy was a natural fit. Her genuine kindness shined stead...
  • Hustle and bustle

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Holyoke. City crews were busy hanging Christmas lights last Friday, Nov. 21, and shop owners have been preparing for open houses and holiday promotions.Rich Wittman, at left, attaches the lights to deco...
  • Family gathers to carry on tradition

    This recipe came from my mom (Bernice Forsythe) as she loved to cook for anybody and everybody. You could always get a great hamburger and homemade french fries at her house, or when you came to supper, you’d have your favorite meal. Besides her cinnam...
  • The holidays are here

    Before the rush of Thanksgiving and Christmas, local children celebrated their own Kids’ Holiday Saturday, Nov. 22. The event, sponsored by CSU Extension and Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, featured an ornament craft and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas...
  • FCCLA whips up a wizardly dinner

    A hearty, homestyle Kansas meal was served as the entree for the FCCLA dinner theater prior to the HHS musical “The Wizard of Oz” Saturday night, Nov. 22. FCCLA members who assisted in the dinner theater are pictured from left, front row, Anastasia Co...
  • Boys set to open b-ball season with confidence

    Following a fifth-place finish at the 2A state tournament last season, the HHS boys’ basketball team plans to stick with a similar game plan this year. “We haven’t changed our style much the last few years,” said coach Scott Dille. “Most the gu...
  • Lady Dragons looking to start season strong

    Coming back from a near .500 record last season, the Lady Dragons seem to have a statement to make this time around. “Other teams might not be expecting us to play as well as I believe we will,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “As we go through the season...
  • Paonia wins second straight 1A FB title

    Top-ranked Paonia earned the Colorado 1A football championship for the 2014 season with its 21-7 victory over No. 2 Buena Vista Saturday, Nov. 22, in Paonia. This is Paonia’s second straight football championship, having nudged out Centauri last season...
  • Corn growers weigh in on EPA’s controversial WOTUS proposal

    Leaders with the Colorado Corn Growers Association recently submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, voicing concerns about the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. CCGA leaders stressed that th...
  • USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting Oct. 29, announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5 to enroll in the voluntary program establishe...
  • School Board plans retreat for Monday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has scheduled a retreat for Monday, Dec. 1, from 5:30-10 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting on Dec. 2 has been canceled.To read the full art...
  • 21st Century Equipment acquires Frank Implement

    21st Century Equipment and Frank Implement Company have jointly announced the acquisition of Frank Implement Company’s John Deere dealerships by 21st Century Equipment LLC. This transaction is expected to be complete in early 2015. Frank Implement Comp...
  • Colorado’s suicide rate 6th highest in nation

    Colorado continues to have one of the highest suicide rates in the nation, but a new state commission has begun to tackle the problem. The state Legislature created the Suicide Prevention Commission to identify statewide priorities and partnerships in su...
  • Club report

    Phillips County 4-H Council Phillips County 4-H Council met Nov. 23 at the east exhibit building at the fairgrounds. President Sidney Struckmeyer called the meeting to order. Brooklyn Plumb led the American and 4-H pledges. An icebreaker game was played....