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  • 4th of July Steak Grill-off winner awarded

    Upsetting the Denbo family’s winning streak, Matt Winterrowd, pictured at left, takes the traveling trophy award from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce member Casey Blake after being announced the winner of the July 4 Steak Grill-off at Homesteaders Park on S...
  • Courthouse heating system planned

    After much deliberation, Phillips County Commissioners accepted a plan to replace the courthouse heating system. At their meeting Tuesday, June 30, they reported an approved $40,000 energy impact grant for the project. An energy audit was taken on severa...
  • Hinck’s ‘Nicole Marie’ embarked on maiden voyage on July 4th

    Setting off on a slightly chilly and cloudy 4th of July morning at approximately 10 a.m., the “Nicole Marie” made its maiden voyage across the Holyoke Lions’ Fish Pond, much to the delight (and relief) of builder Rick Hinck and his friends and famil...
  • First Baptist Church welcomes Rozelle as new assistant pastor

    With a desire to work in full-time ministry, Chad Rozelle recently accepted a position as assistant pastor at First Baptist Church. Having already jumped on board many of the church’s ministry ventures, Rozelle will be assisting the church in expanding ...
  • Contestants sought for new Pickup Derby event at Co. Fair

    Making its first appearance on the Phillips County Fair schedule of events in 2009 is the Pickup Derby, scheduled for Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. A significant amount of interest has been shown toward the event, according to Fair Board president Sherry M...
  • Bike & Build to roll through Holyoke next Monday, July 13

    Thirty young adults with Bike & Build Inc., a national non-profit committed to affordable housing, are bicycling into Holyoke Monday, July 13, on their journey across the United States. The riders will be working on July 16 to help Habitat for Humanit...
  • Message from CSP chief on "100 Days of Heat" enforcement campaign

    Throughout Colorado this summer, numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Colorado State Patrol, plan to repeat an aggressive effort to keep drunk drivers off streets and highways. The enforcement campaign is called “100 Days of Heat.” The ca...
  • It's the Pitts

    A Good Sport I watched Michael Jordan play in a Final Four game, saw the first World Series game ever played in beautiful Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, witnessed first hand how crazy Ohio State football fans are on game day, saw Kareem play in the fab...
  • 10-year smoking trend shows significant decline in Colorado

    According to a report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado’s cigarette smoking rate has significantly declined from 1998 through 2007. The CDC analyzed data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Syst...
  • Which insect pests should be monitored now

    European corn borer moth numbers continue to increase in pheromone traps in most of the trap locations in northeastern Colorado. We should be able to see larva feeding damage in corn starting this week and continue scouting. Larval damage is noticed as fe...
  • Stewart goes to D.C. on 4-H trip

    Ella Stewart, a junior at Holyoke High School, traveled to Washington D.C. with 45 other Colorado 4-H members June 13-20. Citizen Washington Focus (CWF) is an annual event for 4-H members from around the country. On Stewart’s trip there were members fr...
  • Roth attends Girls State

    During the week of June 14-19, approximately 200 outstanding high school junior girls attended the 62nd session of the Colorado Columbine Girls State Program at Western State College in Gunnison. One of these girls was Nora Roth of Holyoke. The Girls Sta...
  • National conference a success for Holyoke FBLA members

    Six students represented Holyoke Future Business Leaders of America at the organization’s National Conference in Anaheim, Calif. June 23-29. Briar Bergner, KrisAnna Ham, Sarah Heermann, Sydney Nelson, Elise Nelson and Chasity Pelle competed against the...
  • U.S. corn farmers overcome adversity to surpass expectations

    Farmers faced looming adversity during the spring planting season, causing lowered expectations, but ultimately overcame. USDA projects the second-largest corn planting acreage since 1946, after 2007. Early stages of planting were similar to last year’...
  • Silvrants wood carving effort rewarded

    Archie Silvrants of Grant, Neb. received two firsts and a People’s Choice award in the 7th Annual Artistry in Wood Show and Sale hosted by North Platte Woodcarvers June 12-13 at Quality Inn in North Platte, Neb. Silvrants’ quality woodcarving talent ...
  • July 4 raceway results reported

    Drivers traveled to the Phillips County Raceway Saturday, July 4 for races in the hobby stock, sport modified, modified and stock car events. The night wrapped up with the modified race. The 21 drivers were given an American Flag to hold out the window a...
  • Volleyball officials wanted

    The Colorado Volleyball Officials Association is looking for officials throughout the state to participate in upcoming clinics and sports seasons. Earning extra cash and becoming more involved in the game are reasons the organization say people should get...
  • 13-15 girls take third in tourney

    Softball players from around the league gathered in Holyoke last week to compete in the Border League tournament June 29-July 1. Holyoke had two teams in the tourney, one in both the 9-12 and the 13-15 year-old age divisions. Both teams were coached by D...
  • Meusborn honored at Dodger Stadium

    Mike and Euletta Meusborn made a surprise trip to Los Angeles, Calif. last month when their son Tom Meusborn was honored at the third annual High School Baseball Coaches Reception. Meusborn has coached the Chatsworth Chancellors for an amazing 20 years. ...
  • Buckley Bombers beat Sidney; 1-1 at Ft. Morgan

    Buckley Bombers Senior Team, based out of Chappell, Neb., went 2-1 in action last week against Sidney, Neb. and Fort Morgan. This brings the Sr. Bomber team’s record to 11-9 so far. Hosting Sidney, Neb. on Wednesday, July 1, the Bombers took a strong l...