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  • Church organist Louise Worley still making music after 62 years

    “I love it,” was the only way Louise Worley could describe her passion for playing the church organ, and this passion is what has driven her to 62 years of commitment to church music. She was recently honored at Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke for her...
  • First snow brings about 3 inches

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  • Enrollment up

    While the official school count is subject to change until the finalization date of Nov. 10, preliminary figures presented at the Oct. 6 school board meeting show a sizeable increase in enrollment from one year ago. Actual students in K-12, as well as ot...
  • Random drug testing audit done

    Concerns were raised last spring about the integrity of the selection process used for random drug testing (RDT) of Holyoke students in grades 7-12 involved in extra-curricular activities. As a result, the school district employed an outside firm, Keith ...
  • Extension on Heginbotham Library restoration approved

    A request for an extension for work on the Heginbotham Library Exterior Restoration project was discussed at the Tuesday, Oct. 6 City Council meeting. Tom Balding was present to listen to the council’s ruling on the project. Balding requested an extens...
  • Flu vaccine set to arrive any day

    Where is the flu vaccine? A question some may have asked lately. Well, the answer is simple. It’s coming. Yes, but when? That answer is also simple. Soon. A nationwide shortage of the seasonal flu vaccine has been seen and officials expect the vaccine ...
  • Hendrix shows passion, enthusiasm for 4-H

    With a love of horses and a surprising drive and determination for a 9-year-old, Taylor Hendrix joined six million young people across the country in pledging her head, heart, hands and health to 4-H this year. “Unspeakable” was the only way Taylor c...
  • Asthma a part of life

    Asthma affects one out of six people in eastern Colorado, according to the High Plains Research Network. Holyoke resident Mary Bohlender has lived with asthma for about 50 years. It wasn’t until she was 24 that she began to feel a tightness in her ches...
  • Commissioners plan new budget

    At the Phillips County commissioners meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29, commissioners reported planning county’s budget has kept them busy during the month of September. This year, county property was reappraised by county assessor Doug Kamery, a process that ...
  • Courthouse receives new boiler

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  • Reclamation awards $1 million for Colorado River study

    The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $1 million grant to the seven Colorado River Basin states for a first-ever comprehensive evaluation of water demands on the 1,450 mile river. The award to The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and demand study was ...
  • Another Perspective

    Key lessons taught in kindergarten I had the privilege of going to kindergarten Friday and what a day. It was Grandparents Day at the elementary school in Red Cloud and I gladly accepted the invitation from our grandson, Austin. Can’t help but chuckle...
  • Kudos to school classified staff

    When people think of schools, two things immediately jump to mind: students and teachers. The core mission of our school district is to prepare students with the necessary skills to contribute to our democracy and to provide for themselves. However, to m...
  • Psychobabble

    Have you ever heard of Michael Moschen? Yeh, me neither. But if you look up his name on the Internet you’ll find that he is one of the most famous jugglers in the world, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you attempt to meet the challenge of kee...
  • Daniels fund launches application for scholarship

    Daniels Fund has launched the application process for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in spring 2010. Students should ask their high school counselors for information or visit www.danielsfund.org. In establishing the Daniels Fund, cable pioneer Bill D...
  • Asthma, a serious thing

    Did you know one in six people in eastern Colorado has asthma? Did you know that asthma affects a very large number of Colorado residents each year? It is the most common chronic illness among children. Asthma causes people to have trouble breathing, an...
  • Cancer support group forming in Imperial

    Area residents are invited to an organizational meeting of a family cancer support group at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the fellowship hall of the Imperial United Methodist Church, 420 Holland St., in Imperial, Neb. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Meth...
  • FBLA members attend annual fall conference

    Twenty-nine members from Holyoke’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended their annual Fall Leadership Conference at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling Tuesday, Sept. 29. Keeping with the national theme “Simply the Best,” the confe...
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  • Healthier Living class offered in Wray

    Those who have a chronic disease know it is something they deal with each and every day. Not only do they need to manage the disease itself, but they may at times feel overwhelmed by the effect the disease has on their life. For those who have ever felt ...