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  • Fan concerned with pledge

    Dear Editor, I attended the races last Friday night in Holyoke, and I was a little shocked and disturbed by the pledge to the American flag. Did anyone else notice something was blatantly missing? When did the pledge get changed? When did the words, “...
  • Local cooperative praised

    Dear Editor, On behalf of Morgan County Rural Electric Association’s Board of Directors, management staff and employees, I would like to publicly offer our sincere gratitude to Highline Electric Association, their board of directors, general manager Ma...
  • Around Town

    Blood drive is Wednesday A Holyoke community blood drive is set for Wednesday, July 25 from noon-5:30 p.m. at the Lions Club, 109 N. Campbell. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006 o...
  • Busy Buddies kids sure aren’t chicken

    “Everything is coming up roses at Busy Buddies Learning Center,” said Mardi Stewart. “Rose combs, that is.” A comb is that little red thing on the top of a chicken’s head. Most chickens sport a plain single comb, but a few rare birds have a wid...
  • Busy Buddies kids sure aren’t chicken

    “Everything is coming up roses at Busy Buddies Learning Center,” said Mardi Stewart. “Rose combs, that is.” A comb is that little red thing on the top of a chicken’s head. Most chickens sport a plain single comb, but a few rare birds have a wid...
  • County celebrates new playground

    It was beautiful weather Sunday, July 15 for “An Old-Fashioned Day at the Park” at Phillips County Fairgrounds in Holyoke. A special ceremony, with ribbon-cutter Blye McCallum, dedicated Homesteaders Park’s new additions including a handicap accessi...
  • County celebrates new playground

    It was beautiful weather Sunday, July 15 for “An Old-Fashioned Day at the Park” at Phillips County Fairgrounds in Holyoke. A special ceremony, with ribbon-cutter Blye McCallum, dedicated Homesteaders Park’s new additions including a handicap accessi...
  • Farmers just can’t win this year

    Rain is always welcome in this part of Colorado—especially this year when conditions have been very dry. Thursday afternoon, July 12, Mother Nature decided to throw a twist into the action when she brought the area rain. She brought a bunch! While only...
  • Farmers just can’t win this year

    Rain is always welcome in this part of Colorado—especially this year when conditions have been very dry. Thursday afternoon, July 12, Mother Nature decided to throw a twist into the action when she brought the area rain. She brought a bunch! While only...
  • Roll reigns as PC Fair queen

    Decked out in her blue jeans and favorite belt buckle, 2012 Phillips County Fair Queen Alyssa Roll is ready for an exciting week of “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” fair activities. 4-H contests begin next Tuesday, July 24, and fair competitions and e...
  • Roll reigns as PC Fair queen

    Decked out in her blue jeans and favorite belt buckle, 2012 Phillips County Fair Queen Alyssa Roll is ready for an exciting week of “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” fair activities. 4-H contests begin next Tuesday, July 24, and fair competitions and e...
  • Virgil and Eloise Harms honored as Phillips County Fair grand marshals

    Surprised and honored are the words Virgil and Eloise Harms used when they heard they would serve as this year’s Phillips County Fair Parade Grand Marshals. “I think it’s an honor; I really do,” said Eloise. With much pride for their county and ...
  • Brandt gives hope on Haiti mission trip

    Sleep, rise, lounge, play, eat, repeat. Such is the norm for the people in the Third World country of Haiti. When people don’t have the means, money or motivation to make a life for themselves, simplicity is really the only choice. While such poverty d...
  • Firefighters give kids chance to cool off

    Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department held its 3rd annual Family Fun Day Wednesday, July 4 at Homesteaders Park. As the temperature crept up to triple digits, kids and their families took to the park for a chance to cool off. A large slip-n-slide was a m...
  • Blue Jeans and Country Dreams

    Phillips County 4-H members are getting excited about this year’s fair, so they sat down to answer a few questions about their “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams!” Look for more interviews next week before the Phillips County Fair, July 24-29. We want ...
  • Holyoke to look into trailer park health and safety issue

    Holyoke City Council members tabled discussion and will look into an ordinance dealing with dangerous properties. During the regular meeting Tuesday, July 3, council members were told there is an issue with a trailer home located at what is known as the ...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Taco Tuesday is here! Ever feel like you’re feeding an army? I helped set up meals for our Fellowship of Christian Athletes youth group last year, and trust me, I know how hard it is to feed 40 high school boys. (Not to mention how you fit them all in ...
  • Brown recognized for 50 years as Lion and letter carrier

    June was an eventful month for Richard Brown of Holyoke as he was recognized for50 years of dedication to the Holyoke Lions Club and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. At the start of the month Brown attended the Colorado Rural Letter Carrie...
  • Trees at the school are cursed

    Not quite three months ago, a large tree toppled over just north of the Holyoke School District Administration Building due to high winds. It seems the tree tipper returned this past weekend. When the sun rose Sunday morning, July 8, another uprooted tree...
  • Lamar, Neb. gearing up for 125th activity

    A big celebration is in the wings for this Sunday, July 15, in Lamar, Neb. The community will cele­brate its 125th anniversary, or quasquicentennial, with a potluck meal, program and displays beginning at 5 p.m. at the community’s fire hall. Laid out...