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Locals look back on Berlin Wall opening

Locals look back on Berlin Wall opening

Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer, Brad Gerk chiseled off pieces of wall 25 years ago With chips of the Berlin Wall in their possession and a scrapbook of memories from when they obtained those chips 25 years ago, Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer and Brad Gerk vividly recall their trip to the wall a mont...

Country Christmas activities set for Mon.

“An All-American Christmas” is this year’s theme for the Holyoke Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 1, sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. “Frozen” is the free kids’ movie that will be shown at the Peerless Theatre at 4 p.m. Immediately following the movie, Santa and Mrs. Claus w...

School looks to have more revenue than expected

Preliminary information shows that Holyoke School District Re-1J has a little more revenue than planned when the preliminary budget was prepared in June. At the Nov. 18 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles noted the school board has a few budget choices to make for the adoption of the 2014-15 ...

Council reviews budget

A budget of $8,442,409 for 2015 was accepted by the Holyoke City Council at the Tuesday, Nov. 18, meeting. A final reading and passage will take place at the Tuesday, Dec. 2, council meeting. Annual appropriations were also approved. The majority of the 2015 budget will be set aside for the gene...

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Hustle and bustle

Hustle and bustle

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Holyoke. City crews were busy hanging Christmas lights last Friday, Nov. 21, and shop owners have been preparing for open houses and holiday promotions....

Family gathers to carry on tradition

Family gathers to carry on tradition

This recipe came from my mom (Bernice Forsythe) as she loved to cook for anybody and everybody. You could always get a great hamburger and homemade french fries at her house, or when you came to supper,...

The holidays are here

Before the rush of Thanksgiving and Christmas, local children celebrated their own Kids’ Holiday Saturday, Nov. 22. The event, sponsored by CSU Extension and Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, featured an...

Colorado’s suicide rate 6th highest in nation

Colorado continues to have one of the highest suicide rates in the nation, but a new state commission has begun to tackle the problem. The state Legislature created the Suicide Prevention Commission...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Nov. 26, 2009 HHS freshman Rachel Schneider got to fly as Harrison Ford’s copilot in his DeHavilland Beaver airplane on Nov. 14 in Denver. An unusually wet spring and summer throughout...

Impress friends with holiday facts

23rd Noel set for Dec. 7 in Sterling

Locals look back on Berlin Wall opening

Country Christmas activities set for Mon.

Council reviews budget

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Wizard of Oz cast presents magic musical performance

Wizard of Oz cast presents magic musical performance

Audience members were whisked away by the familiar tale of the Wizard of Oz as HHS drama students celebrated the 75th anniversary of the show Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. Dani Brandt as Dorothy...

FCCLA whips up a wizardly dinner

FCCLA whips up a wizardly dinner

A hearty, homestyle Kansas meal was served as the entree for the FCCLA dinner theater prior to the HHS musical “The Wizard of Oz” Saturday night, Nov. 22. FCCLA members who assisted in the dinner...

School Board plans retreat for Monday

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has scheduled a retreat for Monday, Dec. 1, from 5:30-10 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month...

School looks to have more revenue than expected

Preliminary information shows that Holyoke School District Re-1J has a little more revenue than planned when the preliminary budget was prepared in June. At the Nov. 18 board meeting, Superintendent...

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Boys set to open b-ball season with confidence

Boys set to open b-ball season with confidence

Following a fifth-place finish at the 2A state tournament last season, the HHS boys’ basketball team plans to stick with a similar game plan this year. “We haven’t changed our style much the last...

Lady Dragons looking to start season strong

Lady Dragons looking to start season strong

Coming back from a near .500 record last season, the Lady Dragons seem to have a statement to make this time around. “Other teams might not be expecting us to play as well as I believe we will,”...

Paonia wins second straight 1A FB title

Top-ranked Paonia earned the Colorado 1A football championship for the 2014 season with its 21-7 victory over No. 2 Buena Vista Saturday, Nov. 22, in Paonia. This is Paonia’s second straight football...

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Bakery, quilt shop now open downtown

Bakery, quilt shop now open downtown

A mother-daughter duo has teamed up to bring Holyoke two new downtown businesses. The P Pod, a bakery owned by Anita Marlow, is located in the north half of 115 S. Interocean. Marlow’s mom, Julie...

Corn growers weigh in on EPA’s controversial WOTUS proposal

Leaders with the Colorado Corn Growers Association recently submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, voicing concerns about the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Waters...

USDA extends dairy Margin Protection Program deadline

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting Oct. 29, announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until...

21st Century Equipment acquires Frank Implement

21st Century Equipment and Frank Implement Company have jointly announced the acquisition of Frank Implement Company’s John Deere dealerships by 21st Century Equipment LLC. This transaction is expected...

Club report

Phillips County 4-H Council Phillips County 4-H Council met Nov. 23 at the east exhibit building at the fairgrounds. President Sidney Struckmeyer called the meeting to order. Brooklyn Plumb led the American...