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  • With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there...

             This might not be Old MacDonald’s farm, but there were certainly plenty of animals to be found at FFA’s annual Barnyard Day. Alex Bohlender looks on as fellow first grader Tony Dominguez gets up close...
  • With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there...

             This might not be Old MacDonald’s farm, but there were certainly plenty of animals to be found at FFA’s annual Barnyard Day. Alex Bohlender looks on as fellow first grader Tony Dominguez gets up close...
  • Rocky Mountain News final edition printed during CPA convention

        Newspaper personnel from across the state gathered at the 2009 Colorado Press Association (CPA)annual convention at the Brown Palace in Denver Feb. 26-28, celebrating 131 years in newspapers.    Ironically, at the onset of the convention Thursda...
  • Phillips County Family Education Services receives El Pomar grant

     Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES) received $16,667 in a grant awarded by El Pomar Foundation’s Northeast Regional Council. They are one of 16 nonprofit organizations that were granted a total of $188,000 in a presentation in Sterling ...
  • David Pritt graduates from basic training

        Air Force Airman David E. Pritt has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.    During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military cus...
  • Wieland explains state trapping requirements

    By Jack Wieland, Colorado Division of Wildlife, DWM    The passing of Amendment 14 in 1996 by 52 percent of Colorado’s voters changed how wildlife can be taken in Colorado by restricting the use of leghold traps, body-grip (conibear) traps, snares, n...
  • Pamida building situation unclear

        “Pamida will not be coming to Holyoke,” was the announcement made by Mayor David Nygaard at the Holyoke City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17.    However, Pamida representatives, when contacted, wanted to remind the public there already i...
  • Man in custody after semi-trailer theft in Lamar, Neb.

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A report to the Chase County, Neb. Sheriff’s Office regarding the unlawful use of a semi-truck and trailer last month has led to a number of charges against an alleged thief.    Justin Lundgren, 33, was arr...
  • Rep. Sonnenberg in town Thursday

        State Representative Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling will travel to each end of his district and listen to constituents Thursday, Feb. 26. His tour will start in Sterling at the Sterling Ramada Inn, east of Sterling on Highway 6. He will be there from...
  • Surgery, seizure postpone Ferguson's homecoming

     “God does not give us more than we can handle” is what Connie Ferguson keeps repeating to herself as her daughter Brittney continues to face challenges in her recovery from her Sept. 25 auto accident. The 20-year-old had surgery on Friday, Feb. 20 ...
  • Holtzman pieces together 'Quilts in My Cubicle'

     Quilting may be a casual hobby for some people, but recently Barbara Holtzman of Holyoke took her hobby to the next level. She wrote the step-by-step instruction book entitled “Quilts in My Cubicle.” The book is designed for people who love to qu...
  • It's the Pitts

    Quit While You’re Behind    Before auction markets came along with a better form of price discovery, there existed a class of characters known as ‘traders.’    There were three prerequisites to be a member of this cattle tradin’ fraternity: ...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Take a deep breath    The air that you have brought into to your lungs is about 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen and has less than one percent of carbon dioxide and water vapor. This air passes through the mouth and nostrils where it is warmed an...
  • Arts support urged by PCAC

        “What does not exist in the environment cannot be developed.”—Schinichi Suzuki    In these financially difficult times, budgets—including that of Holyoke’s school district—are being cut or reordered. It is easy to sort the basic from...
  • Psychobabble

        Everything has its limitations; Confidentiality in therapy is no exception. It is a common misperception that enrollment in therapy guarantees any and all disclosures are protected by law.     Whether you’re unloading your guilt about murderin...
  • A legacy of service: Sherman retires after 28 years as Extension agent

        Retiring after 28 years as a family consumer science extension agent, 18 of which were spent at the Phillips County Extension Office, Bonnie Sherman marked the final week of February as her last before moving on to her retirement years in Illinois....
  • Hollnagel returns to Holyoke for brief visit

        “It feels like I never left,” said Gustav Hollnagel when asked what it is like to be back in Holyoke after eight months of being home in Germany.    Hollnagel was a foreign exchange student at Holyoke High School during the 2007-08 school ye...
  • Dist. B-ball tourney under way

        HHS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are competing in District 2 Basketball Tournament action this week.    A change in format this year will find four teams from this eight-team district advancing to the March 6-7 regional games. Two victo...
  • Girls win last game of regular season

     Lady Dragons are gaining ground and confidence just in time for district play. On Tuesday, Feb. 17 the HHS girls’ basketball team took a three-point win, beating Wiggins 44-41. “It was important for us to get this win,” said Coach Arlan Scholl....
  • Dragons finish regular season at Wiggins with 18-1 record

        Securing its spot as the No. 1 seed of the district, Holyoke’s boys’ basketball team beat the Wiggins Tigers on their own court, 42-30, in the final game of the regular season to finish with an impressive 18-1 record.    “It’s great to b...