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  • To grandmother's house we go

    Phillips County Players’ Children’s Theatre Workshop brings characters to life in fairy tale farceEighteen kids got to experience the spotlight of the stage during last week’s Children’s Theatre Workshop, put on by the Phillips County Players. Af...
  • No horsin’ around as gymkhana kicks off ’15 fair

    Two gymkhanas held Sunday, July 19, opened Phillips County Fair week at the fairgrounds in Holyoke. The second annual Leland Miller Memorial Gymkhana featured a total of 102 contestants for both gymkhanas, just over 50 for each. A tribute to Miller was ...
  • ‘Run, mouse, run!’ cheers the crowd at Friday’s event

    Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah!! That was the cheer from the Glen’s Diesel table in the finals of the Friday, July 17, Mouse Races benefiting Holyoke Wrestling Club and Holyoke Swim Team. But the tone changed in that quick race. The Glen’s Diesel mouse, “...
  • Amber Waves of Grain

    America, the beautiful, is displayed in full glory this month as farmers bring in a golden wheat harvest. A high-flying view from above gives Holyoke a fresh new perspective on the beauty of the land and the harvest.New perspectives on the centuries-old p...
  • Harvest attention turns to market

    Squeezing the bulk of harvest into the past week, this summer’s wheat harvest is drawing to a close. The initial projections set harvest to begin following Fourth of July weekend, but decreased temperatures and increased moisture postponed much of the w...
  • Orphan Grain Train brat feed, donation pick-up Sat.

    After the Phillips County Fair parade Saturday, July 25, head over to the fairgrounds for a benefit bratwurst lunch for Orphan Grain Train at 11 a.m. at the Event Center Biesemeier Room. In addition to monetary donations, Orphan Grain Train will also be ...
  • Critical drone safety a highlight of July 28 district corn meeting

    Colorado Corn encourages farmers and any others interested to attend the upcoming Colorado Corn District 4 meeting in Haxtun, where attendees will hear updates about the organization and issues impacting the agriculture industry. Colorado Corn’s Distri...
  • Pedal The Plains calling all artists

    Poster art challenge seeks contestantsThe Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is calling all artists to be a part of the fourth annual poster art challenge. Organizers are looking for one artistic poster to represent the 2015 Pedal The Plains Bicyc...
  • Bombers team in regional tourney

    The Buckley Bombers will travel to Lyons, Kan., for the Babe Ruth 16-18 Midwest Regional Tournament Friday-Sunday, July 24-26. Playing in the American pool, the Bombers will take on the Kansas champion team Friday, followed by a game against the North Da...
  • Free, reduced meal eligibility announced

    Holyoke School District has released its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Local school officials will use the following house...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    Baby’s Day Out My first reader request! “Baby’s Day Out” is a delightfully silly film written by John Hughes (“The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and every other good teen comedy of the ’80s) that follows a similar formul...
  • Extension Corner

    The unnoticed value of plants Plants add more than monetary value to our landscapes. Can you think of all the value they add? Here is a brief list that reminds us of what they do for us: —Provide oxygen. —Filter water. —Slow or stop erosion and/...
  • The Senior Snippet

    What is a Medicare Summary Notice? The Medicare Summary Notice, also called MSN, is a quarterly report of Medicare services received by beneficiaries. The MSN lists detailed information about the beneficiary’s Medicare claims. MSNs are mailed to benefi...
  • Trooper Tips

    Recently I’ve noticed a trend that is not only careless but also incredibly dangerous for the people traveling on our roads. I’ve noticed fewer and fewer people moving over to provide a safe space for patrol cars, tow trucks and Colorado Department of...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJuly 22, 2010 A National Broadband Plan by the Federal Communications Commission would provide faster Internet speeds to at least 100 million Americans by 2020, increasing the speed to 100 megabits per second. However, there is concern that...
  • Apps being taken for walk-in hunting access

    Haxtun Conservation District is now taking applications for the 2015 walk-in hunting access program. Those who wish to sign up for the early dove season applications should note the deadline of Friday, July 24. For all other applications, the deadline is...
  • State to electronically process death records

    The Vital Records Office of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is nearing completion of the $1 million project that provides data security while making death certificates easier for family members to obtain. Prior to the new electro...
  • Africa trip affirms strength of sponsorships

    Kreider witnesses how local support is providing genuine hope in UgandaAs our bus rolled into the Wera CarePoint, we were greeted by dozens of smiling and squealing children rhythmically clapping and singing “Happy, happy day, happy day, happy day.” A...
  • Africa trip affirms strength of sponsorships

    Kreider witnesses how local support is providing genuine hope in UgandaAs our bus rolled into the Wera CarePoint, we were greeted by dozens of smiling and squealing children rhythmically clapping and singing “Happy, happy day, happy day, happy day.” A...
  • MMH interim CEO terms are in negotiation

    An interim CEO for Melissa Memorial Hospital is being sought, and contract negotiations are under way. At a special meeting of the East Phillips County Hospital District board Tuesday, July 14, four candidates were interviewed for the position. The execu...