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  • MMH installs new X-ray table

    Tim Johnson, director of diagnostic imaging, demonstrates how the new floating X-ray table works at MMH while board members Steve Deaver, Sheryl Farnsworth, Gary Rahe and Steve Young look on. The new table makes it very easy for almost anyone to get on it...
  • Dorothy Horrell inducted into Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame

    Dorothy (Ortner) Horrell was one of two Coloradoans inducted into the Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame at the June 23 banquet of the Colorado 4-H State Conference. As a young person growing up in Holyoke, Horrell’s life centered around 4-H. She was extremely...
  • New electronic immunization tracking system launched

    The Colorado Immunization Information System at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched an improved electronic tracking system that is faster and safer for health care providers to retrieve and store patients’ immunization ...
  • Northeast Colorado in need of licensed child care providers

    The shortage of licensed family child care providers has many parents in northeast Colorado scrambling to find child care for their children. In many communities, this shortage of child care puts parents in the position of either leaving their children in...
  • MMHF amateur triathalon takes to the streets, pool

    Triathlon athletes awoke to foggy conditions Monday morning, July 4. But by the time the rubber bike tires hit the streets, the fog had lifted, giving participants a clear bike and running route. The annual Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Amateur Tr...
  • Keeping kids busy during the summer can be easy

    Summer is a welcome respite from the hectic days of the school year. Yet no matter how peaceful the long, lazy days of summer can be, parents and teachers know that all play and no learning can make the transition back to school extremely difficult for ch...
  • Tips offered for propane safety

    Floods can occur anywhere during any season of the year. Each year, floods cause billions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses. If a home or business uses propane to generate heat or run appliances, there are a few simple steps one can take to kee...
  • Dwarfs, Midgets entertain

    Spectators were witness to some great racing action Sunday, July 3 at Phillips County Raceway. Highlighting the evening were the Dwarf and Midget classes. There was no Modified race due to a large race in Belvue, Kan. During the Midget final, a wreck on...
  • Regional baseball tourney coming

    In one month, Holyoke will host the Midwest Plains Regional 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament. Set for Aug. 4-9, the tournament will feature nine teams including state winners from Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Nort...
  • Swimmers gear up for league meet

    Holyoke Swim Club members will see their final meet of the season Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. The two-day league meet and season finale of the Northwest Kansas Swim League will be held in Colby, Kan. Leading up to the final week, the local swimme...
  • Father's Day golf tournament raises funds for Kurtis Huss

    Roughly 16 teams turned out for the annual Father’s Day golf tournament June 19 at Holyoke Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament went to help Kurtis Huss defray medical expenses while he fights cancer. Shawn Dalton said a group of people were sitting...
  • 13-15 softball girls take 3rd

    Holyoke’s 13-15 softball team finished in third place at the league tournament Thursday, June 30 after beating Oshkosh 9-1 in Wray. The girls fell 6-16 to Sedgwick County to begin the tournament Wednesday, June 29. Sedgwick County advanced to the cham...
  • Stroh a UNL grad

    Ashley Stroh graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb. Saturday, May 7. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education with an emphasis in business. She also earned her teacher certification in the state of Nebraska. Stroh w...
  • Stan Murphy retires as GM of RRWCD

    After serving 6.5 years as the first general manager for the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD), which the Colorado State Legislature created in 2004 to assist the state in meeting the requirements of the Republican River Compact between...
  • Grainland merger with CHS effective last week

    “I’m very excited,” Grainland Cooperative CEO Rick Unrein said of the recent merger with regional coop CHS Inc. Grainland Cooperative’s merger with CHS became effective last week and business was officially conducted under the merger Monday, June...
  • RRWCD to meet in Holyoke July 14

    The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Holyoke Thursday, July 14 at Phillips County Event Center in the Biesemeier room. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It...
  • July 10-16 declared noxious weed awareness week in Colo.

    Governor John Hickenlooper declared July 10-16 as Colorado Noxious Weed Awareness Week to highlight the importance of managing noxious weeds. There are 55 weeds on Colorado’s noxious weed list; Colorado’s most aggressive and widespread weeds are: Ca...
  • CO below national average for hospital-acquired infections

    A new comparison of data regarding hospital-acquired infections shows Colorado hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers have lower infection rates when compared to hospitals nationwide. Health facility-acquired infections are infections that occur during...
  • Redman elected to FBLA national office, team places sixth

    Whitni Redman represented Holyoke High School well with her election as a national officer at the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 28-July 1. Redman ran for the position of Mountain Plains Region Vice Preside...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJuly 6, 2006 The West Phillips County office of Vital Statistics, manned by Tommy and Sharon Thompson for the last 37 years, was recently closed down. Records were turned over to East Phillips County office of Vital Statistics, maintained b...