Kevin Scott enjoys the sunshine in his chair on the front porch of his home in Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

    When Phillips County Road and Bridge Assistant Supervisor Kevin Scott awaited a liver transplant at University of Colorado Medical Center at Anschutz in Aurora, he told the head surgeon that he

    Jon McMartin, 34, has been sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections for the death of Garrett Stephenson, after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, a class 2 felony.

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While the pumpkins were certainly a big hit this weekend, Pumpkins and More A-maiz-ing Farm lived up to its name. There was much, much more, and it all seemed huge.


Caleb Deaver (85) nabs a pass from Seth Watson early in Friday night’s ballgame with Yuma at Max Bernard Field in Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

    Plagued by penalties on both sides of the ball, the Holyoke-Yuma football match-up Friday, Oct. 13, ended in an 18-0 victory for Yuma.

Holyoke’s libero Emily Jelden gets low for a pass in Friday’s Pink Out game against Yuma. — Johnson Publications

    In a hard hit to this season’s momentum, Holyoke was defeated by Yuma Friday, Oct. 13, and Wiggins the following day.
Holyoke vs. Yuma

    Holyoke High School was a sea of pink Friday, Oct.

Ag & Business

Irv Speer was known for his brightly colored flowers in front of his cushion and upholstery business at 431 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke.

    “Nobody likes to see a small business close.”
    But according to Deb Dusenbury-Dorren, president of Speer Cushion Co., “It’s time to move on and do something different.”

Smoke Trail Sports stocks specialty firearms, including the custom built .204 Ruger rifle pictured above and the CZ-USA P-09 pistol below. — Johnson Publications

    Since he can remember, Aaron Schlachter of rural Holyoke has had a passion for guns. When he was young, the worst penalty his parents could impose on him was to take away his pellet gun.

A load of sugar beets is dumped at the Western Sugar station north of Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

    Fields are still very wet, and beet harvest has been slow to get going this year.


    On a 6-1 vote, the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education approved a deferred expulsion agreement at a special meeting Monday, Oct. 16.

Four candidates are seeking election to three open seats on the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. All three seats are for four-year terms.


    Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are encouraged to visit DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

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