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  • Saturday’s parade highlights ‘America’s Best’

    American flags lined main street as the Phillips County Fair parade made its way up Interocean Avenue in Holyoke, greeting a large crowd of people Saturday, July 26. A variety of floats and other parade entries showed off “America’s Best,” which was...
  • Colglazier continues MMHF involvement as exec. director

    After eight years as treasurer and member on the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation board of directors, Nancy Colglazier has accepted the position of MMHF executive director, effective Monday, July 21. In 2006, Colglazier was recruited to join the boar...
  • Goldenstein falls in love with I Hate Collection

    A love-hate relationship. That’s what could describe Ron Goldenstein’s new business venture, the I Hate Collection. Thirty years ago, Goldenstein fell in love with the “I spade” concept, and the idea has been brewing in his mind ever since. Now,...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Dig in to dirty desserts If you haven’t had the feeling of sand between your toes this summer, we’ll just have to remedy that by bringing the sand to you. Summer sand pudding is one of the recipes in my dirty dessert collection. Dirty ... as in dirt....
  • MMH staff applauded by board

    A number of Melissa Memorial Hospital employees and departments were praised for their work at the East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting Tuesday, July 22. MMH administrator John Ayoub pointed to patient-survey results from the past four qu...
  • Feed My Starving Children meets goal of food packaged

    There were so many volunteers at the fourth annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack™ event in Imperial, Neb., last weekend that more meals for hungry children could have been packaged if supplies had been available. Coordinator Dick Banks said 830 ...
  • HEA sends 2 HHS students to Youth Leadership Camp

    Holyoke High School students Dylan Kotch and Brandon Struckmeyer were recently selected by the Highline Electric Association to join roughly 100 other high school students at the Youth Leadership Camp at Glen Eden Resort in Clark July 13-18. Put on by th...
  • Livestock effort rewarded at 2014 Phillips County Fair

    FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors at the Phillips County Fair were all winners in terms of effort and responsibility. Those earning Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion honors for their livestock projects at the 2014 Fair follow: Showman honors In ...
  • Jelden, Roll, Meakins named overall project grand champs

    Overall awards in three age divisions for general 4-H projects were awarded for the second time at this year’s Phillips County Fair. Winners were Anna Jelden, overall senior; Tristen Roll, overall intermediate; and Erika Meakins, overall junior. Grand...
  • Runners are dye-ing for a hunger free Holyoke

    Northeast Colorado got a little more colorful Saturday morning, July 26, for the inaugural Color Me for Hunger Free Fun Run. Around 75 runners and walkers participated to raise approximately $2,000 for the Student Council’s Backpack Program at Holyoke s...
  • Border routed at regional baseball

    With a state championship plaque already hoisted into the air this summer, the Border League baseball team set out to continue their winning ways at the Babe Ruth 16-18 Midwest Plains Regional tournament in Dickinson, N.D. Facing some of the best teams fr...
  • GOCO listening tour in Sterling Aug. 12

    Great Outdoors Colorado, which invests state lottery revenues in outdoor recreation, land conservation and wildlife, will bring its statewide listening tour to Sterling Tuesday, Aug. 12, to gather input for its 2015 strategic plan. The Sterling event—o...
  • School to interview board candidates

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. for a work session, followed by the 8 p.m. regular meeting in the board meeting room at HJHS Room No. 218. The work session will be for the purpose of interviewing the ...
  • Successful wheat harvest finally comes to an end

    After a long, drawn out wheat harvest, the last trucks finally made their way through the two co-ops in the area Monday, July 28, more than three weeks after the first loads rolled through. “This was one of the longest harvests we’ve had,” Grainlan...
  • Western bean cutworm now emerging in corn

    Western bean cutworm moths have begun to emerge in most parts of northeastern Colorado. Historic data of moth flight show that the moth will continue to fly between mid-July and early August in Colorado (www.nocopestalert.com). Eggs are deposited in clus...
  • Farmers reminded of Farm Bill conservation compliance changes

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highl...
  • Multiple Colorado horses test positive for vesicular stomatitis

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has placed seven locations under quarantine after horses tested positive for vesicular stomatitis. The quarantines are located in Weld and Boulder counties; results on additional tes...
  • It's the Pitts

    Sign language Signs these days work as well as an eight-term Congress person. If a sign says “wet paint,” people touch it. And how often do you see an abandoned couch beneath a “No Dumping” sign? If your “No Trespassing” sign isn’t stolen, ...
  • Investor Guide

    When you start Social Security matters! Let me cover the dramatic difference in taking Social Security at age 62 instead of 70. Waiting until age 70 really matters if you are married and both have long life expectancy. Your life expectancy is one of you...
  • Extension Corner

    Fire blight Carefully review the list of plants below: Apple, pear, crabapple, serviceberries, flowering quinces, cotoneasters, hawthorns, pyracanthas, blackberries, raspberries and mountain ash. All these plants are members in the rose family and each...