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New instruments are music to their ears

New instruments are music to their ears

Holyoke fifth-grade parents are liking the sound of band participation fees — absolutely free — but director Greg Wakeman can’t guarantee they’ll like the honking, tooting and squeaking they’ll be hearing the next few months as students excitedly explore the sounds of their new instru...

Holyoke gears up for Sept. 18 Pedal the Plains guests

Friday, Sept. 18, Holyoke looks forward to hosting close to 1,000 bike riders and their family and friends who travel with them in the first of two overnight stops in the Sept. 18-20 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour in northeast Colorado. Since Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post announced sev...

MMH board continues focus on improving community relations

Members of the East Phillips County Hospital District Board of s shared deep concerns at the Tuesday, Aug. 25, board meeting regarding the importance of rebuilding the relationship between community members of Holyoke and Melissa Memorial Hospital. Citing the public outcry at the May board meeting...


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New emergency board created for county

A new Emergency Management Board for Phillips County was created by county commissioners to support efforts during an emergency, as explained in a resolution at their Aug. 31 end-of-month meeting. According...

Spike in parvovirus puppies causes concern

An increase in parvovirus cases in puppies this year has local veterinarians concerned, and dog owners are urged to get their pets vaccinated for this highly contagious disease. “We’ve seen more...

Mission field calls Yost back to Ecuador

22-year-old commits to full year in South America When some people say they are going to return to the mission field, it doesn’t always happen. This time, 22-year-old Kaitlin Yost is making it happen....

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Digging into a delicious ice cream sundae can be heavenly on a warm day. But such decadence sometimes comes with a price, most often in the form of a painful ice cream headache. Ice cream headaches occur...

Ferguson is overall robotics grand champ at CO State Fair

Phillips County 4-H was well-represented at the Colorado State Fair general project competition. Tristen Ferguson earned overall grand champion for his robotics project. Overall reserve grand champion...

Dittmer services set for Friday a.m.

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Street dance to highlight Haxtun Corn Festival’s evening entertainment

New data show 13.6 percent of CO adults use marijuana

McElroy featured at Art Center

Master Chorale starts rehearsals Sept. 8

Art displayed in Ogallala

Holyoke gears up for Sept. 18 Pedal the Plains guests

MMH board continues focus on improving community relations

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9 candidates seek 5 school board seats

9 candidates seek 5 school board seats

Interest proved strong when nine residents of Holyoke School District Re-1J returned nomination petitions to be candidates for the Nov. 3 school board election. Seven will vie for four four-year terms...

HHS shows growth on junior ACT test scores

Every junior in the state of Colorado takes the American College Test in the spring, and results of that testing were recently released. Holyoke’s Class of 2016, who took the test last April and May...

Club reports

FCCLA FCCLA began its year with a bang with its annual chapter leadership meeting this past week. This will be the first year leading FCCLA for the new chapter adviser, Debra Colglazier. This year,...

New instruments are music to their ears

Holyoke fifth-grade parents are liking the sound of band participation fees — absolutely free — but director Greg Wakeman can’t guarantee they’ll like the honking, tooting and squeaking they’ll...

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HHS team promises strong leadership

HHS team promises strong leadership

“Confident,” is how coach Cody Jiru feels about the HHS 2015 football season. Now with a scrimmage behind them, the Holyoke Dragons will kick off the year with their first official game on home turf...

Experience, teamwork give volleyball an edge

Experience, teamwork give volleyball an edge

Holyoke High School volleyball team has a tough schedule this season, but head coach Vanessa Tharp said age, experience and camaraderie will give the Lady Dragons an edge this year. Their home opener...

Nelson ties for 1st at Cheyenne Wells

HHS senior Xander Nelson shot an 85 to tie for first in the Cheyenne Wells golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 29. “This was our first trip as a team to Cheyenne Wells,” said coach Stefan Betley. “The...

Cheer team back to lead school spirit

Back to cheer on the Holyoke Dragons is the HHS 2015 fall cheer team under the direction of coach Kenna Heldenbrand. The team currently consists of three members, including senior and returning letterwinner...

NASCAR Night featured at PCR season finale

With NASCAR racer Kenny Wallace not only meeting and greeting the crowd at Phillips County Raceway Sunday, Aug. 30, but also racing with the modifieds, it was a grand season finale for PCR. Raceway champions...

JH opens football season Thursday

JH kicks off VB

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Holyoke Chamber sees solid increase

Holyoke Chamber sees solid increase

With a strong membership count at 134, Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is experiencing more members and more involvement than ever in the history of the local nonprofit organization. While there aren’t...

Vieselmeyers represent CO at LEAD conference

Vieselmeyers represent CO at LEAD conference

Pictured from left are Austin Vieselmeyer and Alex Vieselmeyer of Amherst, who served as Colorado representatives at the 2015 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development Conference Aug. 6-9 in Seattle, Wash....

Federal court stops WOTUS rule implementation

An Aug. 27 ruling by Chief District Judge Ralph R. Erickson delayed the implementation of the Waters of the United States rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and The Army Corps of Engineers. For...