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  • Committee making progress on dog pound

    Plans are steadily moving forward with a dog pound/holding facility to be built and utilized in Holyoke. Council members heard an update during the Tuesday, May 15 regular meeting from those on the committee researching the project. Councilman Steve Moo...
  • Awards ceremony recognizes PCFES student achievement

    Phillips County Family Education Services, Inc. (PCFES) held its 11th annual awards night Thursday, May 17 at the Phillips County Event Center. The awards program is planned each year to recognize the achievements of students who participated in adult En...
  • Motorcycle accident claims life

    The Wauneta, Neb. community got rocked with yet another tragedy Monday afternoon, May 21 when Wauneta native Terrin Barnard, 28, died after losing control of the motorcycle he was driving. According to Chase County, Neb. Sheriff Kevin Mueller, Barnard wa...
  • Bagged salads recalled recently

    All bags have been pulled and destroyed, according to Kenny Owens of Holyoke Marketplace, in regards to a recent recall of bagged salads. River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, Calif. has voluntarily recalled bagged salads due to potential contaminatio...
  • Grant helps fight childhood obesity

    The Colorado Farm to School Task Force received a $105,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation (www.coloradohealth.org) to help schools, local farmers and communities bring fresh local food into K-12 school meal and snack programs. “Farm-to-schoo...
  • Stay alert for motorcycles

    With Colorado’s early spring weather, people may have noticed a lot more motorcycles on the roads, and that is why the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are reminding drivers to be extra alert to help save live...
  • Jake's Feed relocates

    Jake’s Feed is now open for business as they transition to their new location south of Melissa Memorial Hospital on East Johnson Street. While customers are encouraged to stop by, a grand opening is being planned for June. The new, larger location all...
  • FFA announces awards, new officers

    Officer installation, award presentation and parent recognition made up the annual FFA achievement ceremony Monday night, May 21 at Holyoke JR/SR High. Following a meal shared by members and parents, FFA chapter officers and advisor Troy Mayfield present...
  • Deadline approaches for three FSA programs

    USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Trudy Kareus reminds producers that the approaching June 1 deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Reven...
  • Youth camps offer robotics and GPS/GIS activities

    Colorado State University Extension is offering a new summer camp called GEAR-Tech-21, aimed at introducing youth to robotics and GPS/GIS technologies. Youth 10-14 years of age may attend the day camps at three sites in northeast Colorado. They include Ak...
  • Campout hosted at Haxtun Gun Club

    The Frenchman Creek Pheasants Forever Club and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are hosting a campout and family outdoor day at Haxtun Gun Club Friday-Sunday, June 22-24. Any youth ages 10-17 are encouraged to attend with their family or a mentor. Families ma...
  • If something is too good to be true...

    ... IT PROBABLY IS!!! Real looking checks or money orders, phone calls from fake grandchildren and emails promising money. These are all ways scammers are trying to dupe people out of their hard earned cash. Holyoke Police Department said they have seen...
  • Jennifer Struckmeyer moved to rehab hospital in Johnstown

    After nine weeks in the North Colorado Medical Center Burn Unit, Jennifer Struckmeyer was moved to North Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital near Johnstown Saturday, May 19. A member of the Wages Volunteer Fire Department, Struckmeyer was injured in the Hea...
  • Ortega graduates with master's in architecture

    Oscar Ortega recently graduated from University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco, Calif. area, earning a master’s degree in architecture. Attending Berkeley on a full-ride scholarship, Ortega specialized in residential and commercial highri...
  • Natalie Kramer is Doane College grad

    Natalie Marie Kramer graduated from Doane College in Crete, Neb. Sunday, May 20. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training. While at Doane, Kramer was a member of Doane Athletic Trainers where she...
  • Another Perspective

    Adults can learn valuable lessons from youth Are you smarter than a fifth-grader? After seeing an episode of this series, I quickly realized I didn’t care to have my intelligence compared to that of a child on national TV. Oh my. The series challenges ...
  • It's the Pitts

    I see Why my ag teacher thought it would be a good idea to assign a man-killing steer to a skinny freshman still puzzles me. After he saw his mistake he went to teach in Thailand and didn’t come back until he was sure that steer was deader than disco. ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The big bad tornado On the way home one afternoon, Melise, my 3-year-old daughter, asked me to tell her the story of the three bears. I tried, but realized I had no idea how that story goes! Why did those bears leave their porridge to take a walk? And w...
  • Reader responds to letter

    Dear Editor, “I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU WELCOMED ME.” Matthew 25:35 A letter to the editor of April 26, supporting and quoting an article from an area newspaper, compels me to respond. The article was copied from the Julesburg paper regarding the pu...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 24, 2007 Arlene Harms has resigned her position as administrator at Melissa Memorial Hospital after 31 years with MMH. Velma Biddle, one of only two living members of the Class of 1927 and the only one still living in Holyoke, will be ...