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  • Ag students can apply for new Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agricultu...
  • FSA posts availability of emergency loans

    In accordance with Chapter 7 section 759.5(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack designated eight Nebraska counties as a primary natural disaster area due to drought. According to the ...
  • 2015 IRM Redbooks available

    The 2015 edition of the Integrated Resource Management Redbook is available at each Golden Plains Area Extension office. This has been a valuable tool for many years for livestock producers to collect calving data in the field along with maintaining a ca...
  • Customer connection a goal for growing, thriving businesses

    Establishing and maintaining a lasting connection with customers is a goal for businesses big and small. Nowadays, accomplishing that goal is easier than ever before, as businesses can take advantage of the Internet and social media to keep in touch with ...
  • Social media can affect careers

    Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, particularly to men and women seeking employment. What a person ...
  • Club report

    Raising Ranchers 4-H Raising Ranchers 4-H Club met Nov. 24 at the Ortner Room. The meeting was called to order by president Ty Camblin. Pledges were said, and Tanley Andersen did roll call and read the secretary’s report. Tristen Roll gave the treasure...
  • Wray museum to present Pearl Harbor, 1940s reenactment tour

    Members of the East Yuma County Historical Society will present “A Peek into the Past” holiday celebration at the Wray museum Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1-4 p.m. The public is invited to spend the afternoon as history comes alive with re-enactors and living...
  • Gentry Oliver earns national certification

    Gentry Oliver, former Holyoke teacher and a 2001 HHS graduate, recently received her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. NBPTS is a certification program dedicated to promoting excellence in education. The program improves t...
  • Update the kitchen with new paint

    Many homeowners dream of giving their kitchens a full-scale remodel. Though such a project can give a kitchen an entirely new look, that look does not come cheap. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2013 “Cost vs. Value Report,” homeowners can expec...
  • School board to meet

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include 2013-14 audit, principal reports from Friday staff meetings and final budg...
  • Did you know?

    Though there is no official data that declares the best-selling holiday toy for children of all-time, it’s fair to assume the lovable “Sesame Street” figure Elmo is high on the list of most popular holiday toys. Much of that popularity can be trace...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H Volunteer Training To have a successful 4-H program, volunteer leaders are a necessity. These individuals serve as club leaders, project leaders, county council advisors and committee members. Some 4-H volunteers even serve on district, state and nat...
  • Thinking About Health

    Cheap insurance premiums may lead to high health care costs Here’s your assignment for the coming weeks: Predict what health calamities you are going to face during 2015. Impossible, right? Yet, in the next few weeks, most people will have to choose i...
  • Investor Guide

    Financial thoughts for the holidays It’s the middle of the holidays, and much of America is involved in full-contact shopping, chasing big discounts on merchandise for Christmas gifts. This is a good time to reflect on what’s really important in life...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 3, 2009 Eileen Rudder will celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec. 6 and will become Holyoke’s third centenarian this year. Seven families who have lost children from as recently as this past August to as long ago as four decades are p...
  • Community enjoys a cool Country Christmas

    Temperatures in the 20s and more-than-mild winds weren’t enough to dampen the spirits of the people of Holyoke Monday, Dec. 1, during Country Christmas. What would a Christmas season kickoff be without a little nippy weather? “An All-American Christm...
  • Community enjoys a cool Country Christmas

    Temperatures in the 20s and more-than-mild winds weren’t enough to dampen the spirits of the people of Holyoke Monday, Dec. 1, during Country Christmas. What would a Christmas season kickoff be without a little nippy weather? “An All-American Christm...
  • New fairgrounds building still in research stage

    Phillips County continues to look into ideas for constructing a new building at Phillips County Fairgrounds. At their Nov. 26 meeting, commissioners said the idea is to build a multi-purpose facility that can be used year-round. An indoor arena and anima...
  • New fairgrounds building still in research stage

    Phillips County continues to look into ideas for constructing a new building at Phillips County Fairgrounds. At their Nov. 26 meeting, commissioners said the idea is to build a multi-purpose facility that can be used year-round. An indoor arena and anima...
  • Millage farmstead on nat’l historic register

    Steve Millage looked out at his farmstead from inside the barn’s doors and spoke a simple but declarative claim — “Lots of memories out here.” He had just come down the stairs from the second-story hay storage area where he had mentioned there us...