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  • Brownings gather for family reunion

    Descendants of Homer and Alice Browning gathered at Enders Lake and the Imperial, Neb., Senior Center July 17-19 for their annual family reunion. Family members traveled from Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and North Dakota for the event. There were...
  • Sunshine on a stem

    A great crop for bad soil, sunflowers are a refreshing sight on northeast Colorado plainsPhillips County would be hard-pressed right now to find anything more beautiful than its sunflower fields. These fields, blanketed by rich gold flowers smiling at the...
  • Sunshine on a stem

    A great crop for bad soil, sunflowers are a refreshing sight on northeast Colorado plainsPhillips County would be hard-pressed right now to find anything more beautiful than its sunflower fields. These fields, blanketed by rich gold flowers smiling at the...
  • Band project surpasses goal, finishes just shy of $35,000

    Six percussion kits. Eight alto saxophones. Nine flutes. Ten clarinets. Ten trumpets. Eight trombones. One tenor saxophone. One baritone saxophone. Two baritones. Two tubas. It might not be quite 76 trombones leading the big parade (with 110 cor...
  • Band project surpasses goal, finishes just shy of $35,000

    Six percussion kits. Eight alto saxophones. Nine flutes. Ten clarinets. Ten trumpets. Eight trombones. One tenor saxophone. One baritone saxophone. Two baritones. Two tubas. It might not be quite 76 trombones leading the big parade (with 110 cor...
  • Housing in Holyoke hits a halt

    A home is a place of comfort, a place of security and often a place for families to grow. Shelter — such as a house — is one of the basic human needs. However, Holyoke’s available housing market has nearly come to a halt, at least at the present t...
  • Housing in Holyoke hits a halt

    A home is a place of comfort, a place of security and often a place for families to grow. Shelter — such as a house — is one of the basic human needs. However, Holyoke’s available housing market has nearly come to a halt, at least at the present t...
  • Around Town

    Trumper, Herman are school board candidates Bob Trumper and incumbent Dennis Herman are the first to return their nomination petitions to be candidates for the Nov. 3 Re-1J School Board election. They both submitted a petition for one of the four-year te...
  • Child's Play

    Grown-ups think outside the crayon box with trend-setting creative outlet It’s time to harness that inner child. Dig down deep. Find that carefree, happy-go-lucky 7-year-old. Coloring books are back. And this time, they’re for grown-ups, too. One o...
  • ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is PC Players dinner theater show this weekend

    A weekend of raucous, slapstick comedy is ahead as the Phillips County Players will perform “Moon Over Buffalo” Friday-Sunday at the Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, the show will be preceded by a dinner s...
  • City code enforcement seeks to educate, assist for beautification

    With a couple of months under her belt as Holyoke’s code enforcement officer, Amber Marcum is eager to educate the community and assist in compliance with city codes and ordinances. Discussing the significance of code enforcement last week, Marcum emph...
  • School year plans finalized; first day Aug. 20

    The month of August has hit, meaning summer vacation is coming to a close and students in Holyoke School District Re-1J will be back in the classroom Thursday, Aug. 20, for the start of the 2015-16 school year. Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Wedne...
  • MMH teams with firm in CEO search

    Needing to discuss how to move forward with the search for a new CEO, the East Phillips County Hospital board of directors held a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 6. Board members agreed to have board president Steve Young sign a CEO search agreement with s...
  • Tall corn field blocks view; vehicles collide

    No injuries were sustained in a two-vehicle crash at Country Roads 9 and 28 in Phillips County Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6:20 p.m., according to Colorado State Patrol. Thomas Wilson, 57, of Haxtun, was charged for failure to yield right-of-way at an uncontro...
  • HHS golf season swings into action this week

    Led by three returning letterwinners, the 13-member HHS boys’ golf team officially started practice Monday, Aug. 10. That’s just in time for the first outing, the Brush Bunker Hill tourney Thursday, Aug. 13. Returning as letterwinners are seniors Xa...
  • Stache wins co-ed softball

    Stache took the win over Farm Balls Monday, Aug. 10, to be named champions of the second annual co-ed softball tournament. Team members are pictured from left, front row, Jesus Hermosillo, Shelby Beavers, Kirzi Flaa (on home plate), Nick Flaa, Victoria Ti...
  • CHSAA Commissioner Angelico shares letter to sports parents

    Dear parents, I have been involved with high school athletics for more than 30 years, and one of the most valuable lessons I have learned is this: It is imperative that we — parents, coaches, administrators, students and community members — all under...
  • Phillips County ranks No. 1 for Colorado Social Security

    In a study done by financial technology company SmartAsset, Phillips County gave other U.S. counties a run for their money earning a ranking of No. 1 in Colorado for counties where Social Security goes the furthest and No. 5 for places with the most incom...
  • Great Colo. Payback reunites Coloradans with lost assets

    Property available for over 1.7 million names on listThe Great Colorado Payback is responsible for reuniting Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton currently maintains a list of over 1.7 million names of...
  • New Kayak Kid Essay Contest announced

    The Nebraska Game and Park Commission and the Southwest Reservoirs are holding their first ever Kayak Kid Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to reward two area youth who best express their appreciation for the many outdoor recreational opportun...