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  • Nebraska/Colorado crop clinic to be held in Sterling

    Colorado and Nebraska are jointly hosting this year’s crop clinic on limited irrigation systems Dec. 2-3 in Sterling. The clinic’s goals are to provide education for farmers and their advisors on the following topics: ­ —understanding crop growth ...
  • Asthma: do you have it?

    It turns out, sometimes people with asthma don’t know they have it. They may think they just have a bothersome cough or allergies. Common symptoms of asthma include: coughing (especially at night), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, pain o...
  • Yuma shuts out Dragons

    Yuma came to town last Tuesday, Oct. 6, slapping the Dragon softball team with a 10-0 shut-out in six innings. It was a disappointing loss for Holyoke, according to coach Ashley Clayton. “Mentally, the Dragons were not on their game, making many costly...
  • Yuma proves tough, Dragons set to travel to Highland

    On a windy, rainy and snowy night, the Holyoke Dragon football team traveled to Yuma to face yet another tough conference foe. Yuma jumped out to a big lead early, winning the contest 49-6. The game pitted the Dragons against a third straight team that h...
  • Spitz golfs at state

    HHS golfer Coleton Spitz played in the 3A state tournament at Cougar Canyon Golf Course in Trinidad on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6. Spitz carded a 106 on the first day and followed up with a 101 on Tuesday for a 207 total. Peter Hassan of Alexander Daw...
  • Holyoke Lady Dragons score three big volleyball wins

    HHS Lady Dragon volleyball team came out on top with three big wins in the last week. In away games, they triumphed over Wiggins Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Caliche Thursday, Oct. 8. The Dragons found a win on their home court against Sedgwick County Monday, Oct....
  • PCFES receives grant for family literacy activities

    Phillips County Family Education Services, Inc. announced recently that it received a $10,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Family Literacy Program. PCFES began as a library literacy program in 1992. In the past 17 years, PCFES has grown to provide a...
  • Asthma is a learning process for Hielscher family

    Asthma is something people don’t deal with or even think about until it hits close to home. For Gordon and Misty Hielscher’s family, asthma is a relatively new thing. Four-year-old Dylan was diagnosed with asthma about eight months ago, right after h...
  • Church organist Louise Worley still making music after 62 years

    “I love it,” was the only way Louise Worley could describe her passion for playing the church organ, and this passion is what has driven her to 62 years of commitment to church music. She was recently honored at Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke for her...
  • First snow brings about 3 inches

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  • Enrollment up

    While the official school count is subject to change until the finalization date of Nov. 10, preliminary figures presented at the Oct. 6 school board meeting show a sizeable increase in enrollment from one year ago. Actual students in K-12, as well as ot...
  • Random drug testing audit done

    Concerns were raised last spring about the integrity of the selection process used for random drug testing (RDT) of Holyoke students in grades 7-12 involved in extra-curricular activities. As a result, the school district employed an outside firm, Keith ...
  • Extension on Heginbotham Library restoration approved

    A request for an extension for work on the Heginbotham Library Exterior Restoration project was discussed at the Tuesday, Oct. 6 City Council meeting. Tom Balding was present to listen to the council’s ruling on the project. Balding requested an extens...
  • Flu vaccine set to arrive any day

    Where is the flu vaccine? A question some may have asked lately. Well, the answer is simple. It’s coming. Yes, but when? That answer is also simple. Soon. A nationwide shortage of the seasonal flu vaccine has been seen and officials expect the vaccine ...
  • Hendrix shows passion, enthusiasm for 4-H

    With a love of horses and a surprising drive and determination for a 9-year-old, Taylor Hendrix joined six million young people across the country in pledging her head, heart, hands and health to 4-H this year. “Unspeakable” was the only way Taylor c...
  • Asthma a part of life

    Asthma affects one out of six people in eastern Colorado, according to the High Plains Research Network. Holyoke resident Mary Bohlender has lived with asthma for about 50 years. It wasn’t until she was 24 that she began to feel a tightness in her ches...
  • Commissioners plan new budget

    At the Phillips County commissioners meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29, commissioners reported planning county’s budget has kept them busy during the month of September. This year, county property was reappraised by county assessor Doug Kamery, a process that ...
  • Courthouse receives new boiler

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  • Reclamation awards $1 million for Colorado River study

    The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $1 million grant to the seven Colorado River Basin states for a first-ever comprehensive evaluation of water demands on the 1,450 mile river. The award to The Colorado River Basin Water Supply and demand study was ...
  • Another Perspective

    Key lessons taught in kindergarten I had the privilege of going to kindergarten Friday and what a day. It was Grandparents Day at the elementary school in Red Cloud and I gladly accepted the invitation from our grandson, Austin. Can’t help but chuckle...