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  • Alternative High School to relocate within HHS

    Holyoke Alternative High School, currently located at 430 E. Denver St., will relocate to the northeast corner of Holyoke High School by Nov. 30. Reporting to the Re-1J School Board at its Nov. 3 meeting, Supt. Bret Miles said the district would be looki...
  • Electric rates to increase; snow removal addressed by City Council

    Electric rates, snow removal and tree assessment were main topics discussed at the Nov. 3 Holyoke City Council meeting. Electric rates to increase Beginning Dec. 18, electric rates will increase. The purpose for the change is to permit the City of Holyo...
  • Corn ready for picking

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  • Gym adds to camp's image, provides more room

    Taking nothing and making something out of it. A theme of sorts for Camp Machasay. When it came to an old quonset, that is exactly what happened. Last fall, work began on an old quonset on the property 12 miles northeast of Holyoke that Camp Machasay cal...
  • DIBELS testing a successful tool

    DIBELS (Dynamic Indicator Basic Early Literacy Skills) testing is used in Holyoke Elementary School as a tool for screening. It serves as an indicator of outcomes of students’ reading, and is given to Holyoke students in grades 1-3. Literacy coordinato...
  • H1N1 flu clinic to be held in Sterling Nov. 14

    The Northeast Colorado Health Department (NCHD) has scheduled a large walk-in H1N1 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Sterling. This public clinic will be held at the department’s district headquarters located at 700 Columbine St. and will run f...
  • Dealing with the loss of loved ones

    Dear Editor, Recently I read a letter to the editor, which concerned a terrible experience. A young man was lucky to survive to tell us his story. This young man lived through a nightmare, that was caused by a careless thoughtless person. A drunk driver....
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Say Cheese What parent doesn’t crave pictures of their child? Especially pictures taken during that first year when they change so quickly! In my daughter Melise’s first 12 months of life, I never took her to a professional photographer. I just did...
  • It's the Pitts

    Under Attack One of the differences between humans and animals is that animals rarely attack members of their own species, whereas humans go to war quite often with other humans. Probably one of the reasons that animals don’t attack each other is becau...
  • What and who is a veteran?

    He’s a man who looks the work in the eye. He’s a man who feels an extra heart tug when the flag goes by. He’s a man who steps a little faster wen he hears the beat of a military band. He’s a veteran. He comes in all assorted sizes and shapes. He...
  • Choirs entertain in fall concert

    From musical theater to old time rock and roll, the high school, junior high and select choirs entertained audience members at their fall choral concert Tuesday, Nov. 3. Musical theater kicked off the concert, and director Marcia Dalton explained many of...
  • Easy Thanksgiving cooking tips

    Preparing Thanksgiving meals is about multitasking. One needs to somehow find enough space in the kitchen and enough time to get everything done. “The secrets to big holiday meals are to prepare a lot in advance and get creative with kitchen appliances...
  • Pheasant season opens Saturday

    Not since the 1960s has the pheasant crow count been this high. There will be plenty of places to hunt this year with the Walk-in Access Program. This year there are 21,685 leased acres in Phillips County and 12,000+ leased acres in Sedgwick County. Of t...
  • Animal workshop set Dec. 10 at Wray City Hall

    Why do cows eat poisonous plants, especially when there is perfectly good grass around? Why do they ‘walk’ a pasture or field when there is plenty of good feed? Get a glimpse into what makes animals choose what to eat and where to ‘hang out’. Co...
  • RRWCD to meet Nov. 18-19

    The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding a special meeting in Greeley on Nov. 18-19. Times are 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 19. The agenda includes a report from the District’s Gene...
  • Livestock workshop offered by extension

    With help from stimulus funding, Phillips County Extension Office is able to hold a series of free workshops dealing with a variety of different agricultural topics. The first workshop will deal with livestock and will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on ...
  • CAWG announces new scholarship

    Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Colorado high school senior. The applicant’s parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be a current or new member of CAWG or the applicant must be nominated by a current ...
  • Purdy is recipient of new Habitat for Humanity home

    While some people might volunteer at a soup kitchen or at an orphanage, former Holyoke resident Angela Purdy has brought the idea of volunteer work a little closer to home. Picking up a hammer and some nails, she recently began construction on her new Hab...
  • Lois Carruthers named outstanding volunteer

    Lois Carruthers of Holyoke was recently recognized as Hospice of the Plains’ outstanding quarterly volunteer. Carruthers has been a volunteer with Hospice of the Plains since 2001, and she was recognized for being the “voice of Hospice.” “Lois m...
  • Challengers 4-H collects canned goods for pantries

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