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  • State Fair winners announced

    Phillips County 4-Hers won two Grand Champions, a Reserve Grand Champion, two Champions and three Reserve Champions in General and Family Consumer Sciences projects judged last week at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Winning Grand Champion ribbons and...
  • 20 teams compete at Ballyneal

    Twenty teams competed in the 2009 Ballyneal High School Invitational on HHS’s first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 18. Wyndham Clark was four under par for the day, turning in a 67 to win the tournament. Clark competes for Valor Christian, a 4A school in...
  • Colo. Bombers take 2nd in state

    Colorado Bombers placed second in the Aug. 14-16 Nebraska Baseball Association State Town Team Baseball Tournament, held in Wakefield, Neb. The Bombers won the district tournament at Imperial, Neb. by defeating Imperial and Sidney, then advanced to the S...
  • N.E. Barrel Assoc. recognizes winners

    Northeast Barrel Association (NEBA) finished its year with the year-end finals Aug. 21 and 22 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Two races were held each day, with point totals added up to declare the year-end winners. Top four winners in each division fol...
  • Goofy golf tourney to be held in Wray

    A golf tournament will be held at the Wray Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 30 to benefit the Rural AmeriTowne program, hands-on financial literacy for youth. The Rural Young Americans Goofy Golf Tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. with registration followed...
  • Velma Biddle continues rehab in Fort Collins

    While Holyoke residents have missed Velma Biddle in her five-week absence, those at Centre Avenue Health and Rehab Facility in Fort Collins have had the good fortune of getting to know her. July 17 Velma fell, breaking her arm and dislocating her shoulde...
  • Barb Holtzman to be in int'l quilting competition

    Barb Holtzman, of Holyoke, has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2009 American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Quilt Expo, Oct. 28-31 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Holtzman has been chosen to display this quilt, Night Flowers, along with...
  • GOCO meeting to be held Sept. 3

    The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board is asking for help in planning future projects. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3 in Fort Morgan. GOCO awards grants for outdoor recreation, open space protection, trail and wildlife projects. C...
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes kicks off

    Holyoke’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) geared up for the year with a kick off event Wednesday, Aug. 19. FCA is a non-profit, interdenominational ministry that reaches out to the young athletes of the world. In Holyoke, FCA is organized for all...
  • City Code Chatter — Back-to-school, safety a concern

    Crosswalks, flashing lights, kids and bikes. Back-to-school time has come and that means time to beef up safety and awareness. Now that school has started, drivers throughout town need to be more cautious when coming to a crosswalk, Police Chief Phil Bie...
  • Shop smart for back to school

    Savvy parents are always on the lookout for ways to extend their shopping dollars. For back to school, that means uncovering discounts, rebates, contests and other ways to earn free products. This year there are several tips parents will want to keep in ...
  • Relay for Life: a celebration of life, a fight for the cure

    Numbers were down, but enthusiasm and fund raising remained high in Phillips County’s eighth Relay for Life. Getting into the theme ‘Back to the Future,’ a total of 13 teams gathered Friday, Aug. 21 to kick off the 18-hour event. In the months lead...
  • First-day student count up in Holyoke School District

    School officials are cautiously optimistic about the increased enrollment numbers for the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Enrollment increased by 32, according to first-week attendance in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Total school enrollment was 592...
  • Data-driven dialogue enhances CSAP response

    Data-driven dialogue amongst Holyoke School District staff kicked off the 2009-2010 school year in a progressive mode. Supt. Bret Miles gave a thorough evaluation report of Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) test results for 2009 at the Aug. 18 m...
  • Subdivision exemption request, fire truck assessed

    A subdivision exemption request from Phillips County Commissioners, discussion of putting a fire truck up for sale and a report from Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments (NECALG) took up much of the Aug. 18 Holyoke City Council meeting. Un...
  • Cancer survivor Amy Kropp takes life day by day

    “Take life day by day,” is what cancer survivor Amy Kropp has told herself the past eight months, determined not to let her fight against cancer get the best of her. Of course she had her moments, but Kropp kept her spirits up focusing on the fact tha...
  • Seven new teachers begin school

    Seven new teachers began the 2009-10 school year in Holyoke this week as classes began in the Re-1J School District on Tuesday, Aug. 18. New teachers reported on Aug. 12. New to Holyoke Elementary School are Shelby Lingbloom, David Bloemker, Mandy Krause...
  • Relay for Life celebrates 25 years

    This year marks Relay for Life’s 25th anniversary, and Phillips County is joining in on the tradition with the Aug. 21-22 event at the Phillips County Courthouse. The annual Relay is one way community members honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the ...
  • Influenza a concern for back-to-school

    With kids back in school the risk for spreading germs is again a concern. With this year’s outbreak of the H1N1 flu, health agencies urge parents and their children to use caution heading back to school. Even though the closest confirmed case of H1N1 ...
  • See it like C Lee

    It can’t be that time of year again Uh-oh, August is coming rapidly to a close and that only means one thing. Back-to-school. A day I both dreaded and long awaited each year. County fairs have come to an end, ball games have wrapped up, practices for...