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Shuttle loader takes Grainland to next level

Shuttle loader takes Grainland to next level

Project plans have come full circle as Grainland Co-op’s shuttle loader and circle track project has begun initial fill processes, with its first loads scheduled for early next year. The multi-million-dollar project takes Grainland, a locally controlled retail division of CHS Inc., to the next l...

Family harvest time reaps rewards

Family harvest time reaps rewards

Holyoke’s economy is made up of all the common sectors of business, but farming is perhaps what this area is best known for. And it’s not all hired hands and large operations. Many farms around Holyoke are run by the family, and that can mean everyone in the family. Harvest is a time to reap t...

KCI to install broadband equipment on water tower

By Isaac Kreider After several months of negotiations with Kentec Communications Inc. of Sterling, the Holyoke City Council made final arrangements for its agreement with the company at the Tuesday, Oct. 21, meeting. The agreement requires KCI to pay $135 per month to rent space on the Holyoke w...

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Holyoke livens up Halloween night

Holyoke livens up Halloween night

It must be time for Halloween — pumpkins are transforming into jack-o-lanterns and bags of candy are flying off shelves. After some trick-or-treating after school on Halloween, activities are available...

Snuffy sweeps the streets

Snuffy sweeps the streets

Most people in Holyoke are familiar with “Snuffy” the city’s leaf disposal machine. The contraption, named for its resemblance to the Sesame Street character Snuffleupagus, has been out working the...

‘Just Desserts’ serves up tasty murder mystery

Phillips County Players will need help from the audience this Sunday, Nov. 2, as they attempt to solve a tasty murder mystery in their one-act play “Just Desserts,” written by Craig Sodaro. Directed...

Weather prompts nice Holly Daze crowd

Holly Daze Craft and Gift Show in Holyoke drew a fine crowd Saturday, Oct. 25, at Holyoke JR/SR High School, with vendors and shoppers pictured in the old gym. The annual event sponsored by Jolly Dozen...

Cure Land appealing Target Zone ruling

Cure Land is appealing the Federal District Court decision upholding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ruling to not include a “target zone” in the amended Republican River Conservation Reserve...

I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

Preparation is key to dealing with winter weather conditions

Child safety seat guidelines reviewed

Severin to teach in Holyoke this Saturday

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KCI to install broadband equipment on water tower

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Bret Miles nominated as Supt. of the Year

Holyoke School District Re-1J Superintendent Bret Miles was recently interviewed for American Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year honors, after being nominated by the Holyoke...

School policy changes to be updated online

Five policy changes were approved on second reading at the Oct. 21 meeting of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. These policies will now be updated on the district’s website. Policies...

FCCLA’s Let’s Move-a-Thon raises funds for child hunger at district conf.

Holyoke FCCLA hosted the FCCLA Northeastern Plains District Fall Conference Wednesday, Oct, 15, at Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke. Thirty-seven students from Holyoke attended the conference...

Re-1J School Board meets Tuesday, Nov. 4

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include information on an innovation schools application....

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Cheerleaders thrill football crowd

Cheerleaders thrill football crowd

With Halloween approaching, Holyoke’s high school and junior high cheerleaders performed a dance routine set to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for fans at halftime of Friday’s football game with...

HHS ends season with big loss to Burlington

HHS ends season with big loss to Burlington

Playing in their final game this season, the Holyoke Dragon football team hit the gridiron against the Burlington Cougars Friday, Oct. 24. Holyoke celebrated Parents’ Night, honoring the parents of...

Volleyball girls go 1-1 in districts to end season

HHS varsity volleyball girls had to serve up some extra endurance as they played back-to-back games for the first round of district pool play Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Akron. The Lady Dragons beat Merino, but...

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Range grasses still recovering from drought

The tremendous rains many have had this summer can make people think that the grasses are as good as if nothing ever happened. Not so fast there. Remember, the grasses suffered through a tremendous drought...

USDA releases new state-by-state ‘Made in Rural America’ report

As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s commitment to strengthening rural economies, secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new state-by-state “Made in Rural America” report illustrating the impact...

Crop Clinic set for Nov. 18-19 in Sterling

Colorado State University Extension and Colorado’s Certified Crop Advisors Board will be conducting the 2014 Crop Clinic Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18-19, at the DeSoto Building, 1120 Pawnee Ave., Sterling....

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Veronica Marroquin, Debby Banaka, Megan Gerk, Annie Stephens and Amanda Feely of Veronica’s Hair & Nail Salon in Holyoke attended a Fall Hair Show Oct. 4-5 at the Convention Center in Denver. Information...

Club report

Raising Ranchers 4-H Club Raising Ranchers 4-H Club met Monday, Oct. 27 in the Ortner Room at the Phillips County Event Center. The meeting was called to order by president Ty Camblin, and pledges were...

Shuttle loader takes Grainland to next level

Family harvest time reaps rewards