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  • Extension Corner

    Gardening: begin with the end in mind The title of this article may sound familiar to most of you who have read Stephen Covey’s book titled Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Now what does this have to do with gardening? Habit number two, which ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Squeaky torture The squeak of a latex balloon is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Actually, it is closer to a tooth being drilled without novocain. Considering that, I’m often tempted to ban balloons from our house. But what kind of terrible parent ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Plumber’s night-mare (Best of) My grandpa always said, “horses don’t improve with age ... especially right after you just bought one.” As verification of grandpa’s wisdom I offer the following account of actual events as told to me by my frien...
  • Top 2011 news stories recapped

    Jan. 6 History of the Baldwin building is outlined two weeks after it was torn down. Landon Timothy Jaron Scott Robb is born Jan. 1 and recognized as the first baby born at Melissa Memorial Hospital in 2011. Melissa Memorial Hospital announces new doct...
  • Top 2011 news stories recapped

    Jan. 6 History of the Baldwin building is outlined two weeks after it was torn down. Landon Timothy Jaron Scott Robb is born Jan. 1 and recognized as the first baby born at Melissa Memorial Hospital in 2011. Melissa Memorial Hospital announces new doct...
  • Holyoke school district finalizes 2011-2012 budget

    With approximately $191,060 in changes from the July 1 preliminary budget, Holyoke School District Board of Education approved the final budget for 2011-12 at its Dec. 20 meeting. The $191,060 revenue increase was explained as follows by Supt. Bret Miles...
  • Holyoke school district finalizes 2011-2012 budget

    With approximately $191,060 in changes from the July 1 preliminary budget, Holyoke School District Board of Education approved the final budget for 2011-12 at its Dec. 20 meeting. The $191,060 revenue increase was explained as follows by Supt. Bret Miles...
  • After School Enrichment Program introduces students to world of robotics

    Students in third through fifth grades have been busy spending time after school learning the ins and outs of robotics. The After School Enrichment Program, sponsored by 4-H and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Math), gives students the opportunity...
  • After School Enrichment Program introduces students to world of robotics

    Students in third through fifth grades have been busy spending time after school learning the ins and outs of robotics. The After School Enrichment Program, sponsored by 4-H and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Math), gives students the opportunity...
  • Lighting contest winners announced

    Jeff and Olga Sullivan’s decorated home and yard, pictured above, earned them second place in this year’s annual Christmas lighting contest. The Terry Martin and John Schneider homes, pictured below, received third place. The annual contest is sponso...
  • First Baptist Church halfway completed

    Work on the new First Baptist Church located just south of Melissa Memorial Hospital is about 50 percent complete, according to Pastor Gordon Penfold. Master Builder Associates of Doniphan, Neb. have been busy enclosing the structure so work inside can be...
  • Holiday season continues through Day of the Epiphany

    Celebrants of the Christian faith and Eastern Orthodox Christian religion may want to wait a few days after Christmas to start packing away their decorations and cease celebrating the holiday season. That’s because it is customary to commemorate the Epi...
  • 55 families adopted during holiday season

    Fifty-five families will benefit from the kindness and generosity of others this holiday season. Above from left, Hank Hassler, Bryce Worley and Erik Vieselmeyer pack boxes with canned items Monday morning, Dec. 19. Adopted families will receive a box ful...
  • Billings graduates from UNC

    Alexandra Britt Billings was among those graduating from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Dec. 9-10. Billings, who student taught at Holyoke Elementary School this semester, received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies. Bill...
  • Price of U.S. postage stamp to increase

    AP—It will soon cost a little extra for a postage stamp. It’ll cost a penny more to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday, Nov. 1 that it will increase postage rates Jan. 22, including a 1-cent increase in ...
  • Health department welcomes new director

    Board of Health members conducted their first official business with their new district public health director, Tony Cappello, during their Dec. 14 meeting. Cappello joined the staff at the Northeast Colorado Health Department (NCHD) Nov. 30, replacing Jo...
  • Club report

    Challengers 4-H Club The Challengers 4-H Club held its second meeting of the year in the Biesemeier Room at the Phillips County Event Center Dec. 11. Before the meeting, the club enjoyed their annual chili meal, went Christmas caroling and exchanged gift...
  • Holyoke boys split games against Brush, Sedg. Co.

    Holyoke boys’ basketball team wrapped up the 2011 portion of their schedule after splitting games with Brush and Sedgwick County on the home court this past weekend. The Dragons enter the break with a 3-2 season record. Friday night, Dec. 16, the Drag...
  • Pelle finishes 3rd in Old Chicago NCCT

    HHS senior Broc Pelle was the only place-winner for the Dragons at the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17. Pelle was defeated in the quarterfinals by t...
  • Girls head into break with two losses, look to 2012

    Two losses were marked in the record books for the Lady Dragons as they finished out their 2011 games last weekend. Defeated by Brush 35-52 and Sedgwick County 32-43, the HHS basketball team looks to add some victories as they continue the majority of the...