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Who says going to the doctor can't be adorable?

Who says going to the doctor can't be adorable?

“What’s wrong with your teddy? Is he hurt or sick?” These were common questions posed to Dragon’s Wagon preschoolers by Melissa Memorial Hospital nurses at the Wednesday, May 18, Teddy Bear Clinic. Preschoolers took in stuffed animals for well-teddy checkups and exams, getting the chance t...

Rec. dept., here we come!

It was unanimously voted by Holyoke City Council at the Tuesday, May 17, meeting to move forward with the idea of a full-time recreation department, pending voter approval of a 2.5 percent lodging tax in the November election. “We will never know if the program can succeed without trying it,” ...

Report ranks MMH No. 3 in Colorado

Reports are in, and Melissa Memorial Hospital ranked No. 3 in the state among all hospitals for patient satisfaction from March 2014-March 2015, as announced at the Monday, May 23, East Phillips County Hospital District Board meeting. An extensive standardized summary, issued by Hospital Consumer ...

Grant to help more students bike, walk to school

Education and encouragement for getting more Holyoke students in grades K-8 biking and walking to school safely will be a primary focus as a result of receiving a Safe Routes to School grant. Activities director Sandra Rahe gave details of the grant at the May 17 meeting of Holyoke School District...


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Museum honors vets with military memorabilia

Museum honors vets with military memorabilia

A wealth of history is on display this Memorial Day weekend at the Phillips County Museum, with locally donated uniforms, pictures and memorabilia celebrating veterans of all branches from World War I...

Hospital audit shows financial performance is down — for now

Return on equity went down. Days in accounts receivable went up. Cash on hand went down, but is still substantially stronger than most area hospitals. These were some of the major findings from the...

‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ is a good time for laughs

There’s no escaping the nosy neighbors for Myra Marlowe (Karla Satterlee), a Hollywood actress attempting to get away from it all in a quiet New England town. The dinner theater production of “A...

Sen. Sonnenberg reflects on legislative session

One of biggest victories is law prompted by Schelling case The 2016 legislative session has come to an end, and state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling is reflecting on his wins and losses, what he learned...

Raceway season heads into summer

With crowd numbers increasing steadily, car counts remaining high and races completed in a timely manner, Phillips County Raceway organizers, racers and fans prepare for the summer portion of the season....

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Drescher honored for 949 volunteer hours

Krogmeier speaking at Venango program

Rec. dept., here we come!

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Art program fires up new kiln

Art program fires up new kiln

A favorite project in elementary art is clay pottery, and this year’s handmade creations are even more special because they were fired in a brand new Skutt automatic kiln installed at Holyoke Elementary...

Students surrounded by Asian culture for annual art show exhibit

Students surrounded by Asian culture for annual art show exhibit

Holyoke Elementary School art students and teacher Christina Martinez presented an art show, “Kinda Like Asia,” at Prairie Winds Art Center April 22-May 20 with a closing reception Thursday, May 19....

Mallory Bennett earns bachelor’s and master’s degrees from DU

Mallory Bennett earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, graduating March 4. She received her Bachelor of Science in accounting with...

NRCS coloring winners named

Kindergarten and first-grade class winners in the Natural Resources Conservation Service Earth Team coloring contest are pictured with NRCS representative Nici Akey, in center. Contest winners are pictured...

Redfern graduates with high distinction

Parker Redfern graduated Saturday, May 14, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in wind energy from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo. He also graduated with high distinction,...

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HHS relays run at state

HHS relays run at state

Holyoke had relay representation for both the girls and boys teams at the 2A State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. “It was a...

HHS golf claims 2 All-Conf. and 1 honorable mention

HHS golf claims 2 All-Conf. and 1 honorable mention

Senior Caitlyn Jacobs and sophomore Grace Dille of the Holyoke girls golf team were named for All-Conference recognition and freshman Brenna Sullivan received honorable mention from the Lower Platte Activities...

Golfers bring home league championship

HHS girls golf finished the 2016 season strong, bringing home the league championship from the Tuesday, May 17, tournament in Brush. Holyoke placed first, followed by Burlington, Brush, Wray and Yuma....

Shaw swims at state on Valley HS relay

HHS freshman Keegan Shaw swam in the 4A boys state swimming championships at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton Friday, May 20. Shaw swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay...

Student-athletes honored for spring sports achievement, participation

Athletic participation and achievement for the HHS spring sports seasons were recognized at the athletic awards night in the HHS auditorium Monday, May 22. Four seniors were honored for participation...

5K fun run new to Dandelion Daze

Summer baseball, softball schedule set

Bombers ’16 season opens this weekend

SedgCo in state 2A semifinals

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Kuhlmann is ‘Rising Star’

Kuhlmann is ‘Rising Star’

Talk about ambition. After achieving four separate health information management-related certifications in the last 13 months, all while working on her master’s degree in health informatics and information...

It’s time to monitor alfalfa weevil

Alfalfa weevil larvae feeding in the folded leaves can heavily damage stem terminals, but initial damage is not always clearly visible. The closed, overlapping foliage of the stem terminals should be unfolded...

Livestock grazing field day June 14

Those interested in learning more about how to plan a grazing rotation on a range, turning a Colorado Reserve Program field into a pasture for grazing or putting cattle on dryland cropland to improve soil...