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  • Survivor Mimi Weaver looks back on breast cancer battle

    If there was one thing Mimi Weaver could tell people following her diagnosis of cancer, it would be to trust your instincts. If she hadn’t, this story could possibly be much different. Mimi found a lump in her breast in 2006 but at first didn’t give ...
  • Online health and wealth challenge to begin Sunday

    Just in time for warm spring weather and more time spent outdoors, the Cooperative Extension system is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth (SSHW) Challenge called “Spring 2011 SSHW Challenge.” This free five-week program, open to any...
  • Nine students complete EMT class

    Nine students completed a four-month EMT-Basic class Saturday, April 2 after finishing their national registry practical testing. The students will now prepare for the national registry test to become certified EMTs. Students participating were from Holyo...
  • Bill would require consent of historic water structure users

    Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, is quickly marshaling through a bill that would require consent of users of historic water structures when the state historical society wants to place the structure on a historic register. House Bill 11-1289 passed the ...
  • Fish get new woody habitat at Enders Lake

    Nebraska Game and Parks workers were joined by angler Rex Walgren of Wauneta, Neb., center, in creating new fish habitat in Enders Lake by dumping 170 cedar trees in the lake.  —Imperial Republican photoFish and anglers at Enders Lake, Neb. will all...
  • Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging is scheduled for April 21

    Elder Financial Exploitation is the theme for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging which is Thursday, April 21 at The Ranch near Loveland. The conference is for anyone who comes in contact with older adults and may have concerns whether the indivi...
  • Acupuncture services now being offered in Holyoke

    A new form of therapy and healing is now being offered one day a week in Holyoke. Darcy Greenwald L.Ac. of Julesburg began offering her acupuncture services Tuesday, April 5 at Brandt Chiropractic in Holyoke. Greenwald owns and operates Stillpoint Acupu...
  • New maintainer arrives without a steering wheel

    Steve Triplette sits in the cab of a new 140M Caterpillar maintainer recently purchased by Phillips County. The new machine is controlled solely by two joysticks instead of the conventional steering wheel. Triplette was busy Monday, April 4 installing bla...
  • Wind energy public info meeting Tuesday

    Disgen Development Services, LLC is hosting a public information meeting Tuesday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Phillips County Event Center to explain their proposed wind energy project in the area. Disgen owner and president Dale Osborn as well as Mike Leb...
  • Economic Dev. annual meeting is April 13

    Phillips County Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, April 13 at Haxtun Community Center. The social will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and program following at 6 p.m. The dinner will be catered by Allyn Robinson....
  • Service sale successful

    Success was reported when HHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and FFA held their annual service sale and rocky mountain oyster fry Thursday, March 31. Profits were up about $50 compared to last year’s sale. Total income on the m...
  • Drumroll Please

    Adulthood Here I am, weeks from being a college graduate, teetering between youth and adulthood, and I have something to tell you. I know the secret—the whole concept of “adulthood” is phony. Becoming an adult doesn’t make you smarter or more ma...
  • Another Perspective

    Recess plays key roll in life . . . Our daughter, Brooke, took our three grandkids to Lincoln over their school’s spring break to visit Aunt Celeste. Upon arriving at Celeste’s house, Austin, age 7, wanted to go see her since she wasn’t home. Broo...
  • Young at heart

    Choosing a Power of Attorney (POA) Please read the story below—it may sound familiar. Mr. “Smith” was 85 years old. He was a social gentleman, with a great disposition and a zest for life. He was active in many community events and always voluntee...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 6, 2006 In the early hours of March 30, two bomb threats were received in Holyoke. The first came in just after midnight to Melissa Memorial Hospital, and nearly an hour later, at 1 a.m., the owner of a local motel/apartment complex r...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' family shares story

    Holyoke High School auditorium was filled to capacity Sunday, April 3 when First United Methodist Church of Holyoke hosted Todd and Sonja Burpo and their family from Imperial, Neb. Todd is the author of Heaven is for Real, a story of son Colton’s near-...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' family shares story

    Holyoke High School auditorium was filled to capacity Sunday, April 3 when First United Methodist Church of Holyoke hosted Todd and Sonja Burpo and their family from Imperial, Neb. Todd is the author of Heaven is for Real, a story of son Colton’s near-...
  • Recent burglaries discussed by Council

    Holyoke City Council members called a special meeting Friday, April 1 to listen to Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s side of the story regarding recent business break-ins in Holyoke. Mayor Orville Tonsing said he and other council members were hearing nu...
  • Recent burglaries discussed by Council

    Holyoke City Council members called a special meeting Friday, April 1 to listen to Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s side of the story regarding recent business break-ins in Holyoke. Mayor Orville Tonsing said he and other council members were hearing nu...
  • Enhancement grant approved for park project

    Phillips County’s grant application for the enhancement project at Homesteaders Park was approved by Eastern Transportation Planning Region, reported county commissioners at their March 31 meeting. The grant, which is for $70,989, will cover 80 percent...