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Alec Sprague gives a thumbs-up as he walks the halls at Children’s Hospital a day after surgery.

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Alec Sprague is surrounded by his supportive family at Children’s Hospital in Denver. Family members are pictured from left, front row, Lily, Harper and Mason; middle row, Emma (mom), Emma and Alec; and back row, Gage, Alan (dad) and Luke.

Determination drives Alec Sprague, a Chiari Malformation Warrior

Less than two weeks after undergoing brain surgery, 17-year-old Alec Sprague shows his true colors as a Chiari Malformation Warrior as he begins his junior year at Holyoke High School.

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Pictured at  right, Rachel Schneider is joined by a number of workers responsible for unearthing a 9-foot stone mask on the side of a temple in Buenavista, Belize. The mask’s missing eye is evident at left, and the plaster floor can be seen at the bottom of the photo.

Ancient graffiti offers glimpse into lives of Maya scribes

Graffiti isn’t always something to be excited — or even happy — about, but for archaeology student Rachel Schneider, a summer dedicated to studying it was a summer well spent.

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A hundred years ago, Holyoke’s main street was graveled, with a hitch rack along the sidewalk and very few automobiles. This 1918 photo shows the east side of Interocean Avenue, with the old Colver Bros. hardware store at right; then the Big Brick Drug Store, which was owned and operated by Dr. F.M. Smith & Son; and Scheunemann’s Department Store. The top of Phillips County State Bank can be seen over the roof line of Scheunemann’s at far left. The old Colver building was later replaced by a large brick structure that now houses Holyoke Fitness Club. The old drug store building burned down in 1987, and a new building was built in 1992 that now houses Creative Traditions. Scheunemann’s received a face-lift at some point, but the 1907 building still stands. The bank building was destroyed by a fire in 1978 and is where the Lions Club Mini Park is now located. — Source: Phillips County Museum

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago — Aug. 21, 2014


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