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  • U.S. troops kill Osama bin Laden

    News began spreading quickly Sunday night, May 1 that United States troops had killed elusive terror figure Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. President Barack Obama held a special address late Sunday night to confirm the death of bin Laden nearly 10 years aft...
  • U.S. troops kill Osama bin Laden

    News began spreading quickly Sunday night, May 1 that United States troops had killed elusive terror figure Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. President Barack Obama held a special address late Sunday night to confirm the death of bin Laden nearly 10 years aft...
  • PC Commissioners review state line road maintenance

    Phillips County is currently working with Chase and Perkins counties in Nebraska on a solution for maintenance of the state line road, reported commissioners at their April 29 meeting. Commissioner Joe Kinnie said Phillips County maintains 10 miles of th...
  • PC Commissioners review state line road maintenance

    Phillips County is currently working with Chase and Perkins counties in Nebraska on a solution for maintenance of the state line road, reported commissioners at their April 29 meeting. Commissioner Joe Kinnie said Phillips County maintains 10 miles of th...
  • First Baptist Church set to expand

    The need for more space to accommodate numerous ministries led members of First Baptist Church to vote in favor of building a new church in Holyoke. The new church will be located south of Melissa Memorial Hospital. The current church located at 343 S. ...
  • Police chief not re-appointed

    Holyoke City Council members will be searching for a new police chief after they voted 5-2 to not re-appoint Phil Biersdorfer during their Tuesday, April 19 meeting. Roughly 20 citizens attended the meeting to show support for Biersdorfer—11 of whom...
  • Siren testing Friday

    Phillips County Communications Center will test its tornado siren and procedures in Holyoke and Paoli Friday, April 29. The Holyoke test will be done at 10 a.m., followed by the Paoli test at about 10:15 a.m. During the Holyoke test, the first siren will...
  • Ten qualify for nat'l FBLA conference

    Outstanding achievement was recorded for HHS’s Future Business Leaders of America when they participated in the April 16-19 state leadership conference in Vail. Adviser Kristie Ham was extremely pleased, noting this is the first year Holyoke FBLA has e...
  • Redman elected Exec. Vice President

    HHS junior Whitni Redman was elected executive vice president on the state officer team for 2011-12 during the state FBLA leadership conference April 16-19 in Vail. “I’m pumped,” Redman said. “I’m so excited.” The state executive vice presid...
  • Local ag values to increase following statewide trends

    In early May, Phillips County real property owners will receive a 2011 Notice of Valuation, according to Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery. This document is the result of a countywide reappraisal and reflects changes in market values over a two-year pe...
  • Rangeland training May 5

    Colorado State University Extension will host a Rangeland Monitoring Training Thursday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The training will be based on the guidelines within the Colorado Rangeland Monitoring Guide. The registration fee covers the cost of the manua...
  • Prom candidates chosen

    Six members of the junior class were chosen as Queen and King candidates for the 2011 HHS Prom. Candidates are pictured from left Austin Killin, Emily Bradley, Laura Gerk, Payin Becerra, Alex Quintana and Annie Daniel. A king and queen will be crowned the...
  • Parameters reviewed for 2011-12 school budget

    Limits and directions are included in the 2011-12 budget parameters being considered by the Re-1J Board of Education. These parameters were discussed at the April 19 board meeting and will return to the May 3 agenda. Parameters create the fences that th...
  • Victims advocates provide support and encouragement

    In November 1992, the voters of Colorado passed a resolution to include victim rights as a part of the state’s constitution. Advocates for victims insure that they are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Once a crime is reported, a victim becom...
  • Ed Jobs Fund moneys to gear toward bonuses

    Staff bonuses is where Holyoke School District Re-1J is gearing to slot its Education Jobs Fund moneys. Options for use of that money were originally discussed March 15, with further consideration given at the April 19 school board meeting. At a work ses...
  • Re-1J School District awarded technology grant

    Great news for Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J was reported by technology committee chair Stefan Betley at the April 19 school board meeting. A $40,000 one-to-one match grant for interactive white board study was awarded to the district by the Morgridge Fam...
  • Changes proposed for HS graduation requirements

    Revisions to graduation requirements for Holyoke High School were presented to the Re-1J Board of Education at its April 19 meeting. One highlight of the proposed changes includes the addition of .5 credits per semester for the Individual Career and Ac...
  • Everybody loves an Easter egg hunt!

    Cody Maloney and Mason Powell are off and running at the “Go” signal at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt on the courthouse lawn.Trevon Thayer enthusiastically looks ahead to the next hidden egg.Gage Helgoth makes a find as he kicks off the annual Easter e...
  • Master Chorale concert May 1

    The Master Chorale, with 47 members, will be starting their 20th year as a Chorale that has brought music from Broadway to classical, gospel, popular and beyond. The “Spring Concert XX” will be performed by the Master Chorale under the direction of D...
  • Two years later: Bret Miles and the school's progress

    With almost two years under his belt, Superintendent Bret Miles recently answered some questions about the changes in the school and the direction that the school is headed. One of the obvious changes at the school is some of the new technology. Miles ex...