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  • 4-H livestock project effort rewarded at Phillips Co. Fair

    Livestock projects featured in entries at the Phillips County Fair represent significant responsibility on the part of FFA and 4-H exhibitors. All participants are winners. Those earning Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) honors for the...
  • 4-H achievement recognized in projects

    All 4-H members deserve commendation for their project effort at the 2009 Phillips County Fair. Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) efforts in food, booths, clothing and other general home ec/general 4-H projects were recognized at last ...
  • Keeping teen drivers safe behind the wheel

    For many kids and parents, the term “back to school” conjures trips to the mall for school supplies and new clothes, and an end to summer vacations. For many teens heading off to high school and college, it may mean their first set of keys and, finall...
  • Is your teen moody? The solution may be in your pantry

    One minute they’re happy, the next they’re stomping up to their bedroom and slamming the door. Sound familiar? If it does, you’re probably the parent of a teenager. There are several reasons your teen may be acting up. It could be their hormones, th...
  • 'Keepin' It Country' at the Phillips County Fair

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  • Holyoke is home to exchange workers

    “It’s a really great experience,” sums up the opportunities that Morgana Silva, Emmanuel Opoku Yeboah, Chris Ansu Gyeabour and Williams Besong have had in Holyoke the past several months. They are four of 10 workers from all over the world who are ...
  • Kral resigns; Elementary school principal sought

    Holyoke Elementary School Principal Jennifer Kral resigned July 21, accepting a position as principal at Beaver Valley Elementary in Brush. Supt. Bret Miles said Kral was very up-front with him, telling him about job applications she made and when she wo...
  • Changes to the Phillips Co. Fair well received

    As the 2009 Phillips County Fair came to an end this Sunday, July 26, Fair Board President Sherry Mari felt fairgoers left pleased with the changes to Fair. Although the biggest change—the new event center—has yet to be completed, smaller changes adde...
  • Hail pounds, pounds, pounds

    Just when residents begin to rebound from the previous night’s hailstorm, skies grow dark and yet another storm pounds the nearby area somewhere. That’s been the pattern this past week in Northeast Colorado and Southwest Nebraska. Sunday, July 19 be...
  • 'Good crop' '09 wheat harvest winds down

    High moisture the past two months has led to an extremely good wheat crop, excluding any hailed wheat, reported local elevator representatives this week. Steve Young of Grainland Co-op estimated harvest to be 85-90 percent complete Monday, July 20, and S...
  • PCFES & Community Garden to receive federal stimulus funds

    A common complaint heard in the rural northeast area of Colorado is that local governments and projects are placed on the bottom of the state’s priority list for funding—often losing out to the urban areas along the I-25 corridor. As such, many peopl...
  • Postmaster Triplette retires

    Sandy Triplette celebrated her many years working for the United States Postal Service Tuesday, July 21 at a reception with the people that have made her career fun and memorable. The community has always been the best part of working in a Post Office, sa...
  • Dr. McClellan to begin practice next week

    Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) will welcome Dr. Danielle McClellan to its staff July 28. McClellan moved to Holyoke this summer with her family after finishing her residency in Ft. Collins. McClellan joins the MMH staff as a Family Practice physician an...
  • Many Phillips County Fair activities scheduled this week

    “Keepin’ It Country” is the theme of the 2009 Phillips County Fair which kicked off earlier this week. A variety of fun activities for all ages are planned through Sunday, July 26. Aimee Kanode is serving as the 2009 Phillips County Fair Queen and ...
  • Interview Judging kicks off County Fair

    Rebecca Weaver shows her cake decorating project to volunteer Karin Kramer at 4-H Interview Judging Tuesday, July 21. Interviews at the Phillips County Fairgrounds were the first official event of the 2009 County Fair. Several community members were on ha...
  • Wheat harvest nears completion

    Brittany Young and Steve Young, pictured at Grainland Co-op in Holyoke, test the probed wheat for moisture, dockage, protein and test weight Friday afternoon. Trucks were still appearing in a steady stream last week, but with harvest close to 85-90 percen...
  • Stormy summer halts PCAC's 2009 Parade of Home Gardens

    Dear editor: One of the goals of the Phillips County Arts Council is to share the art that is all around us. It is everywhere; not just on canvases or in galleries, but in nature as well. This belief is what drove the Arts Council Board to initiate a cou...
  • Psychobabble

    The ability to have a baby is evolution’s way of apologizing for the inconvenience that comes with being female; menstrual cramps, midnight tampon runs, annual pap smears, menopause, saggy breasts, stretch marks, “extra energy” (i.e. large buttocks ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Fair Game One of the funnest times of my life was when I took my “show string” of four heifers to a junior show about seven hours from home. I went with a buddy who showed two Holstein heifers. Normally I would not lower myself to fraternize with a ...
  • $5 Million in federal funds to assist State with H1N1 influenza planning

    With the help of $5 million in new funding from the federal government, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is making plans and strengthening its infrastructure ahead of the expected delivery of H1N1 vaccine into the state later this ...