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  • Changes to the Phillips Co. Fair well received

    As the 2009 Phillips County Fair came to an end this Sunday, July 26, Fair Board President Sherry Mari felt fairgoers left pleased with the changes to Fair. Although the biggest change—the new event center—has yet to be completed, smaller changes adde...
  • Kral resigns; Elementary school principal sought

    Holyoke Elementary School Principal Jennifer Kral resigned July 21, accepting a position as principal at Beaver Valley Elementary in Brush. Supt. Bret Miles said Kral was very up-front with him, telling him about job applications she made and when she wo...
  • Holyoke is home to exchange workers

    “It’s a really great experience,” sums up the opportunities that Morgana Silva, Emmanuel Opoku Yeboah, Chris Ansu Gyeabour and Williams Besong have had in Holyoke the past several months. They are four of 10 workers from all over the world who are ...
  • City Code Chatter (CCC) — Caring for the trees in the yard is important for safety

    Trees, shrubs and plants. Things of beauty to many. Trees provide shade, privacy and that little extra something to the yard. Shrubs, flowers and plants do the same. Trees have been around forever. Most towns throughout the United States have those trees...
  • It's the Pitts

    WARNING: Read This Have you read any good tool operating manuals lately? Me neither. If you’ve purchased a power tool recently you know what I’m referring to: those instructions that are written in four languages and the English version is the harde...
  • Spend wisely on college dorm needs

    Before you stock-up for college and dorm room needs, make sure you have a game plan to spend wisely on everything from textbooks to software to food. “Buying textbooks, decorating a dorm room and feeding a college student can add up, so be aware of stu...
  • Haxtun resident is grateful for small town loyalty

    While the county was busy enjoying fair activities with friends and family from surrounding towns, Rick Potter, of Haxtun, had a reminder of his own of why living in a small town can really be great. Seven weeks ago, Potter was working on the farm. While...
  • Dr. Griffith plans book signing here Thursday

    Dr. Dillard Griffith, who served as a doctor in Holyoke from 1963-1968, has written an autobiography and will be featured at a book signing at Inklings Book Store in Holyoke Thursday, July 30 from 3-5 p.m. “Up Divide Hill” is the title of Dr. Griffit...
  • Class of 1954 enjoys 55th reunion

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  • Gales named bank president

    Friday, Aug. 7 Brian Gales will begin a new chapter in his banking career when he takes over as president of Bank of the West in Holyoke. Gales, a native of the Sterling area, has been a financial advisor with the bank for nearly two and a half years and...
  • Farm tour to be held in Perkins Co.

    Use of cover crops in farming systems to improve soil fertility will be the major topic of the Aug. 7 farm tour at the Dennis Demmel farm north of Grant, Neb. in Perkins County. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 1 p.m. The t...
  • From Marcel Waves to Gibson Girls, museum explores beauty salon history

    Whether it is 1930 or 2009, one thing is always true—women want to look beautiful. Yes, beauty salon technology has changed dramatically over the years, but just like hairdresser Misti Redman said, “No matter what, women will still take time to have t...
  • Short agenda for city council members

    Holyoke City Council members met Tuesday, July 21 for a short meeting with little on the agenda. One topic of discussion came during the Mayor’s report. Mayor David Nygaard mentioned he had received a complaint about camper parking at the RV Park in to...
  • Regent Park wins Fair Parade grand champion

    Regent Park claimed this year’s overall grand champion honors at the Phillips County Fair Parade Saturday, July 25. Parade entries followed this year’s fair theme “Keepin’ It Country.” The Regent Park float fit perfectly, complete with a big re...
  • 4-H livestock project effort rewarded at Phillips Co. Fair

    Livestock projects featured in entries at the Phillips County Fair represent significant responsibility on the part of FFA and 4-H exhibitors. All participants are winners. Those earning Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) honors for the...
  • 4-H achievement recognized in projects

    All 4-H members deserve commendation for their project effort at the 2009 Phillips County Fair. Grand Champion (GC) and Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) efforts in food, booths, clothing and other general home ec/general 4-H projects were recognized at last ...
  • Keeping teen drivers safe behind the wheel

    For many kids and parents, the term “back to school” conjures trips to the mall for school supplies and new clothes, and an end to summer vacations. For many teens heading off to high school and college, it may mean their first set of keys and, finall...
  • Is your teen moody? The solution may be in your pantry

    One minute they’re happy, the next they’re stomping up to their bedroom and slamming the door. Sound familiar? If it does, you’re probably the parent of a teenager. There are several reasons your teen may be acting up. It could be their hormones, th...
  • 'Keepin' It Country' at the Phillips County Fair

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  • Holyoke is home to exchange workers

    “It’s a really great experience,” sums up the opportunities that Morgana Silva, Emmanuel Opoku Yeboah, Chris Ansu Gyeabour and Williams Besong have had in Holyoke the past several months. They are four of 10 workers from all over the world who are ...