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  • Easter services planned

    Several Easter services are scheduled at area churches this weekend. The following churches have events planned for Easter: Assembly of God Friday, April 22, Holyoke Assembly of God Church will host a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. They will also ...
  • Library to get new computers

    Holyoke’s Heginbotham Library will soon be equipped with several new computers funded by a grant through Colorado State Library. Total project cost is $21,663 with a $19,497 federal grant in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and ma...
  • Sonnenberg reacts to redistricting maps

    State Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, had strong words for proposed redistricting maps that were unveiled Friday, April 15 by Legislative Democrats. Each of the six maps proposed by Democrats would split northern Colorado between two congressional dis...
  • Lots of heavy wet snow falls

    Holyoke watched as warm temperatures and a misty rain turned into heavy wet snowfall Thursday afternoon, April 14. By the time all was said and done, two inches of snow had fallen on Holyoke and the surrounding area. Residents awoke Friday, April 15 to sl...
  • Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I...Oops!!

    First- and third-grade students invited family and friends to Old Macdonald’s farm at their hilariously entertaining performance of E-I-E-I-Oops Thursday, April 14. There was a quack quack here and an oink oink there, but when it came time for Madame C...
  • Students excel at math/science contests

    Holyoke High School students who earned medals at the Northeastern Junior College math and science contests Wednesday, April 13 are pictured above, from left, Mallory Bennett, Rachel Schneider and Molly Brandt. Bennett placed fifth in calculus, Schneider ...
  • Army Convoy stops to refuel in Holyoke

    A string of large military vehicles flooded Holyoke Friday, April 15 as they stopped to refuel before getting back on the road. The convoy stopped at Scholl Oil and drew the attention of Holyoke residents as they refueled. The convoy was traveling from Fo...
  • Tuition for undocumented students clears the House

    While Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, may have sympathy for the undocumented students who graduate from Colorado high schools and who want to go to college, he was a “no” vote on Monday, April 18 on a bill that would have granted those students access to in...
  • Collaboration award recognizes recycling project

    A recycling effort that became a reality last year earned five area collaboration awards at Phillips County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting Wednesday, April 14 at the Haxtun Community Center. PCEDC strives to recognize at least two en...
  • Lamb and goat weigh-in May 1

    Market lamb and goat weigh-in for all 4-H and FFA members who plan to show at the upcoming county fair will be held Sunday, May 1 from 3-4 p.m. at the Phillips County Fairgrounds. All animals will be weighed and ear tagged at this time. Exhibitors who pl...
  • Bill would repeal temporary tax lift on agricultural inputs

    The bill that would repeal the 2.9 percent state sales and use tax on agricultural compounds, bull semen and pesticides has cleared the House and this week will start the process in the Senate. House Bill 11-1005 would repeal 2010 legislation that tempor...
  • JH relay team sets new school record

    Holyoke junior high track teams had a great showing in Grant, Neb. Monday, April 18. The seventh grade boys team captured the championship while the eighth grade boys earned second place. The highlight of the day came when the seventh grade boys 4x100 m...
  • HHS can't top Front Range

    Despite four inches of water covering the field a day earlier, baseball was able to be played in Holyoke Saturday, April 16. The Dragons played host to Front Range Christian, a team that has taken down Holyoke each of the last two years at the regional t...
  • JV baseball splits at triangular

    Holyoke junior varsity baseball team finished with one win and a loss in a triangular Monday, April 4 in Caliche. The Dragons managed to pick up a 9-2 victory over Caliche before falling to Yuma 5-8. Trevor Dalton got the win on the mound against Calic...
  • Ballyneal member aims to help Cox family

    A member of Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club will be hosting a fund-raiser for Ben Cox from Haxtun who recently suffered a serious injury in a skiing accident. Member Jim Colton from Chicago, Ill., is planning to play 108 holes of golf in one day to raise mo...
  • Track team in action in Yuma

    Holyoke tracksters were geared up and ready for this year’s Yuma Bill Kalb Invitational track meet Tuesday, April 12. Earning top honors in Yuma were senior Marci Vasa in the girls’ triple jump and junior Alex Quintana in the boys’ 800 meter run. ...
  • Post office sees minor increases

    As of Sunday, April 17, the United States Postal Service implemented several small increases. The cost of a second ounce on letters that weigh up to three and one-half ounces increased from 17 to 20 cents, according to Connie Troutman, Officer in Charge ...
  • Drumroll Please

    Traveling first This week I wasn’t planning to write a column because I’m currently en route to Dallas, Texas. But I just had an awesome traveling first that I simply couldn’t wait to share. I realize that anyone who regularly reads Drumroll Pleas...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Kissaroo When my daughter Melise was born, I had this strange notion that I shouldn’t kiss her. It’s an odd thing to think regarding one’s own child, but I guess I felt like I had just met a stranger and it would be inappropriate to be so bold. The...
  • It's the Pitts

    Umbrellas and long necks (Best of) Back in the days when there were a lot more snakes, people drank their whiskey straight. It used to be a test of manhood to take your “snake bite medicine” without water. Now days that test of manhood has been reduc...