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  • Truth be told: myths, facts about suicide outlined

    In the first two columns I covered the myths and facts about suicide. My hope is that I have offered you a glimpse into what makes suicide prevention work a very gray process. What I mean; nothing about suicide is black and white. Great strides through r...
  • Free breast, cervical cancer screenings offered in N.E. Colo.

    Women’s Wellness Connection, a program of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), is offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic and treatment servic...
  • Softball team 2-0 on the season

    HHS softball kicked off with a roaring start when the Lady Dragons topped Chase County, Neb. 10-1 and Sterling 6-1 on the road last Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27. “It was nice to see the girls jump out to a great start for the season,” said coa...
  • HHS volleyball back in action

    Lady Dragons are set to hit the volleyball court for their first game Thursday, Sept. 1 at home against Wray. Helping lead the team are returning letterwinners seniors KrisAnna Ham, Erin Lebsack and Whitni Redman; juniors Molly Brandt and Erin Vieselmeye...
  • Dragons prepare for opener against Hayden

    Thirty-five Holyoke Dragons are preparing for the opening football game of the 2011 season which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2 against Hayden. The game will be played in Denver at Valor Christian High School at 5 p.m. The junior varsity team will play...
  • Directions to Valor Christian High School

    The Holyoke Dragon football team will travel to Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch Friday, Sept. 2 to face Hayden. The junior varsity game is slated to kickoff at 5 p.m. The teams will play for one hour giving the varsity time to warm up betw...
  • JH football team takes field against Sterling

    36 Holyoke junior high football players will take to the field Thursday, Sept. 1 when they travel to Sterling to open the 2011 season. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. Coaches for the 2011 junior high squad are Corey Zeiler, Luke Thomas and Cutter Garrison. ...
  • 18 on JH vball roster

    Holyoke junior high volleyball teams will open the season Thursday, Sept. 1 when they host Haxtun. Games are set to begin at 5 p.m. in the junior high gym. The 2011 team consists of eight eighth graders and 10 seventh graders. Eighth graders include Ron...
  • Minn. eliminated in quarterfinals

    After finishing 2-2 in pool play at the 2011 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series, Waite Park, Minn. fell one point shy of advancing to the semifinals for a shot at the championship. The Minnesota team who won the Midwest Plains Regional in Holyoke Tuesday, Aug....
  • Phillilps Co. 4-H projects successful at State Fair

    Phillips County 4-H champion projects advanced to the Colorado State Fair, where much success was noted for the local projects. Results from State Fair judging were announced last week.Two overall Grand Champions, two unit champions and seven unit reserv...
  • Helpful tips offered to prepare for wheat planting

    The first step to planning for a wheat crop is observation of last year’s crop. Observing different fields, attending wheat field days and reading about varieties will provide producers with information to look at the newer wheats and find varieties tha...
  • UnitedHelathcare provides grant to help hospitals reduce readmissions: MMH on list to receive portion of $1.1 million grant

    UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday, Aug. 24 a $1.1 million grant to the Colorado Hospital Association to help hospitals statewide implement a proven, evidence-based program to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. The grant supports the Reducing Hosp...
  • CSU releases two wheat varieties

    Colorado State University has released two new hard red winter wheat varieties: Brawl CL Plus and Byrd. Although currently not available as Foundation seed for sale to qualified seed growers, supplies of certified seed will be more widely available for th...
  • Golf is a four letter word

    I’ve yet to find anything at life more frustrating than golf. It seems simple enough: take a weapon and smack a small, hard, dimpled ball as hard as you can in hopes of launching it as close as possible to an only slightly larger hole in a patch of gras...
  • Extension Corner

    Volunteer Opportunities in 4-H According to the Encarta Dictionary, the word volunteer when used as a verb means “to offer free help” or “to do charitable or helpful work without receiving pay for it.” Over 6,000 people in the state of Colorado ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    First crush Last year, I introduced my 2-year-old daughter Melise to the “Toy Story” movie. Little did I know that it would start a new obsession. Every day after that she asked to watch “Toy Story.” I resisted. I set boundaries. I distracted her...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 31, 2006 An Aug. 23 donor social on the northwest corner of the Phillips County Courthouse block focused on the new community sign and honored donors for the project. Chef Kirk Bliss will be in command of the new Ballyneal restaurant,...
  • Hospital board votes to set MMH up with digital mammography

    The idea of offering digital mammography has been discussed for a couple years by members of East Phillips County Hospital District, but nothing has ever publicly evolved until Tuesday, Aug. 23. Board members voted to move forward with a project that wil...
  • Hospital board votes to set MMH up with digital mammography

    The idea of offering digital mammography has been discussed for a couple years by members of East Phillips County Hospital District, but nothing has ever publicly evolved until Tuesday, Aug. 23. Board members voted to move forward with a project that wil...
  • American Girl Dolls: 25 years of memories

    For 25 years, millions of little girls across the country have been bringing dolls to life—brushing their hair, changing their clothes and immersing themselves in their stories. American Girl is celebrating its birthday this year, and the company certa...