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  • Time to plant bulbs in the garden

    Bulbs enhance your garden in a carefree way. Plant them at the proper time and they provide years of pleasure without much effort. What kind of bulbs do best in eastern Colorado? Daffodils, snowdrops, squill, lilies and tulips are the best for this area....
  • Markey honored for support of agriculture

    National Farmers Union recently presented Congresswoman Betsy Markey with the 2009 Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. The award was presented to Rep. Markey for demonstrating leadership on issues relevant to America’s...
  • King and queen candidates announced

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  • An unusual visitor stops at airport

    An unusual visitor landed at Holyoke Municipal Airport Friday, Aug. 28. No, it wasn’t martians or aliens. It was a 1944 P51 Mustang airplane. Stopping to refuel for the second time in a week the plane was on its way home from an air show. Built in the...
  • Fourth grade contest announced

    Phillips County Family and Community Education members join the members across the nation in sponsoring an Essay and Artwork Contest for fourth grade students. This contest is held annually, and the theme this year is Fairness, one of the Six Pillars of ...
  • Dragon VB has busy schedule

    With a busy schedule last week, HHS Lady Dragon volleyball team brought home two wins and three losses. They traveled to Grant, Neb. to play Perkins County Thursday, Sept. 10 followed by a tournament at NJC in Sterling Saturday, Sept. 12 where they faced ...
  • Lady Dragons take 6th in weekend softball tourney

    HHS softball has a lot to be proud of as they finished in sixth place in the Burlington tournament held Sept. 11-12. They had a goal to clean up their defense, and for nearly every game, they played solid, according to coach Ashley Clayton. She added the...
  • Dragons suffer second loss of season

    The first home football game on Max Bernard field Friday, Sept. 11 proved to be yet another tough test for the Holyoke Dragons. Perkins County, (Grant) Neb. came to town and ran all over the home team on their way to a 28-6 win. For the second straight w...
  • JV wins in Brush, varsity prepares for regionals

    The Holyoke JV golf team traveled to the Brush tournament on Friday, Sept. 11 and walked away with first place. Coleton Spitz led the way winning the tournament after shooting an 80. Deyten Klein and Chris Bieber both carded 90s good enough for sixth and...
  • JV softball splits games with Yuma

    The Holyoke JV softball team traveled to Yuma Monday, Sept. 14 for a double header. The Indians won the first game by a close 14-13 score. Becca Brandt had two singles, Chandler Gerk a single and double, Jordan Zeiler single, Ashley Gragg three singles a...
  • Race results reported

    The final night of racing in Holyoke will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. The URSS Sprint cars will race along with the modifieds, stock, hobby stock and sport mods. An action packed night of racing took place on Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Phillip...
  • County sends six shooters to state

    Six Phillips County 4-H members competed in Shotgun at Colorado State Fair at the Pikes Peak Gun Club in Colorado Springs over the Labor Day weekend. Scores are based on a possible 50 points. Competing in Junior Individual Shotgun Trap were Wyatt Bishop,...
  • Music, ministry planned

    Three nights of music and ministry are planned beginning at 7:30 on Sept. 22, 23 and 24 at the Wages Community Church. Richard VanWinkle from the Shepherds House in Dallas will be present providing worship. For more information contact Frank Salvador at...
  • Home Free: a cappella in Ogallala Sept. 28

    A male a cappella group , Home Free, will perform Monday, Sept. 28 at the Ogallala High School Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the current 2009-2010 concert season, presented by the Ogallala Regional Arts Council. Home Free has singers ...
  • HHS homecoming week

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  • Stars and Stripes fly at the cemetery this Sept. 11

    Red, white and blue. The stars and stripes of Old Glory represent strength, justice, purity, courage and unity for the thousands of American citizens who proudly fly the flag. A whole new sense of pride for the American flag was adopted on Sept. 11 just e...
  • Remembering 9/11 victims by climbing

    Two flights of eight steps made up one floor. Multiply that by 110 floors and you have roughly 1,760 steps. That’s how many steps Lance Murray climbed while wearing his bunker gear and wearing his SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) pack last Frid...
  • Local farm recognized

    A local farm and family recently were recognized at the Colorado State Fair for keeping their farm in the family for over 100 years. The Miles farm, owned by Lucille Miles, was one of 21 farms honored at the 2009 State Fair on Friday, Aug. 28 in Pueblo. ...
  • Growth model is complex, but valuable

    Colorado Department of Education has adopted a growth model for evaluating Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) scores to chart the progress each school has made over time. Holyoke Supt. Bret Miles presented the local district’s data at the Sept....
  • Bennet makes stop near Paoli to discuss pressing issues

    U.S. Senator for Colorado, Michael Bennet made a stop near Holyoke on Sept. 2 to speak with farmers and agriculture community leaders in the area. Bennet, along with roughly 55 people, met at Richard Starkebaum’s farm southwest of Paoli to discuss curre...