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  • Area churches team up for mission trip to Saskatchewan

    Friday, June 24 Haxtun Berean Bible Church pastor Mark Phillips and a team of 18 individuals left for a mission trip to an Indian reservation, known as Stanley Mission, located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Northern Village Ministries, which was founded by me...
  • Heidi Spitz injured in Friday accident

    As of Monday night, July 11, Heidi Spitz remained in intensive care at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland as a result of a Friday morning accident south of Holyoke. But her husband Pat said Monday was a very good day with much progress. He said th...
  • Helgoth attends HOBY leadership seminar

    HHS student Lindsay Helgoth attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar June 3-5 at Colorado School of Mines in Golden. High school sophomores from around the state were selected for the seminar, which focuses on leadership and community ...
  • Eight local swimmers claim season-end high point trophies

    Eight Holyoke swimmers ranked in the top six in their age divisions to claim high-point trophies for the six-meet season of Northwest Kansas Swim League (NWKSL). The league meet July 8-9 in Colby, Kan. marked the end of a very successful season for Holyo...
  • Holyoke football camp begins July 18

    Holyoke High School will be holding a football camp for interested junior high and high school students July 18-29. Coach Kyle Bules said equipment checkout will take place Monday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the school. At 5 p.m. boys who haven’t received...
  • Wittman home rolls into place

    Rich and Yolanda Wittman had a great weekend, watching their new home literally roll onto the foundation at 405 S. Worley, where their previous home was lost in a March 8 fire. Pictured below, the first half of the home is in the process of being moved on...
  • Capt. Doug Kaup retires after 31 years of service in Coast Guard

    After 31 years of service in the United States Coast Guard, Douglas Kaup has decided to say goodbye and spend some quality time with his family. The 1975 HHS graduate said he has enjoyed it so much he would do it over if he could. “My time ... working...
  • School board to meet Tues.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 19 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room 218. The superintendent’s report will include community use of school facilities policy, BEST grant update and gift acknowledgment. Action items on the ...
  • Summer reading finale hits the red carpet

    Star readers who completed Heginbotham Library’s teen summer reading program were rewarded with a red carpet finale event Friday, July 8. Pictured below, Tyler Lamm shows off his Hollywood acting skills during a murder mystery play while Kaylee Camblin,...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJuly 13, 2006 Misti Redman has moved her full-service salon business, Misti’s Mane Attractions, from Haxtun to Holyoke. An unusual 4th of July burst left 85,000-90,000 bushels of popcorn on the ground when a microburst wreaked havoc on t...
  • Brittney Ferguson continues to improve

    “She is still continuing to progress,” Connie Ferguson said of her daughter Brittney. Brittney, who was injured in a car accident in 2008 in Laramie, Wyo., continues to improve, according to her mom. She had a visit to Craig Hospital in May, six mon...
  • Tea party a tasty treat for library patrons

    Tea, cookies, artwork and good conversation all made the Friends of the Library’s Art and Tea Party a fun event Sunday, July 10 at Heginbotham Library. The sale of artwork and other items brought in $350 for the Friends of the Library. They’ll decide ...
  • Haxtun's Old-Fashioned Saturday Night is July 16

    Haxtun’s 24th Annual Old-Fashioned Saturday Night promises old-fashioned family fun Saturday, July 16. The event, sponsored by the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce, features a car show, food, games, vendors, dancing, poker run, hog roast, burnout contest and ...
  • Alyssa Roll crowned Phillips County Fair Lady-in-Waiting

    Phillips County Fair Queen Janna Smith recently crowned her Lady-in-Waiting Alyssa Roll. Josilyn Lutze will serve as princess for the 2011 Phillips County Fair. Smith, a 2011 Haxtun High School graduate, was named Phillips County Fair Queen last year and...
  • FSA webinars to be held

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Colorado State executive director Trudy Kareus announced Thursday, July 7 that three webinars (internet-based virtual meetings) to discuss the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Settlement Claims Process and current ...
  • USDA deadline for SURE disaster benefits is July 29

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Colorado state executive director Trudy Kareus, announced that the deadline to apply for assistance for 2009 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program is July 29. “The SURE program com...
  • Grading pilot preview

    The Holyoke School District’s Grading Pilot has one goal: to increase achievement of all students. Now that people have been reading about this for a few weeks, some questions continue to come forward. As educators in the district, we are thrilled to b...
  • See it like C Lee

    Helpful tips My mother is an old-fashioned type of person. She enjoys baking, sewing, gardening—among other things. She is always clipping things out of newspapers and magazines. She still likes to write letters instead of e-mails. She is always shari...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    Redneck Yacht Club Living on the border of Colorado and Nebraska, there’s always been a bit of rivalry between the two states. Anyone who knows me will testify I’m 100 percent Colorado all the way. But, I will admit Nebraskans know how to have fun. ...
  • Extension Corner

    Strength training can turn back the hands of time on aging I have to be honest and tell you that I am going to be reaching the big 4-0 this December. With that realization and all the things that go along with “that age” I am much more critical and w...