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  • Start 2015 off right with A Healthier Weigh challenge

    Preparations are under way for the CSU Extension’s 2015 “A Healthier Weigh” challenge, set to begin Jan. 11. The 12-week challenge encourages increasing activity, making wise food choices and living a healthier lifestyle in 2015. This is the ninth ...
  • I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

    Warm up with hot cocoa cookies this ChristmasI’m all about the tried and true family recipes, but sometimes it’s also fun to try something new. So when I was asked to bring cookies to a Christmas decorating event at my church, I knew it was the perfec...
  • Diet changes may boost winter health

    Illnesses seem to peak during the winter months. A tapped-out immune system as well as dry, cold air may encourage the spread of common viruses and bacterial infections more easily. Dietary changes can make a world of difference, and more and more people...
  • Extension Corner

    Happy holidays? Winter holidays receive a huge build-up. Stores are advertising sales, setting up displays and playing seasonal music even before the candle in the jack-o-lantern is blown out. It’s no secret — people love the holidays. They talk abou...
  • It's the Pitts

    Get the picture? Boy, we sure have come a long way since George Eastman came out with his boxed camera. Initially, to get your pictures developed, you had to send the camera to the company. They would then return it and your photos. Now, cameras are ev...
  • Investor Guide

    Secret Advanced Tax Strategies Part 2 The previous article, “Secret Advanced Tax Strategies,” can be found at www.DrWongIn vestorGuide.com. It covered two little known strategies: the family or solo 401k and the Roth/Multi-Generational IRA. This art...
  • Extension Corner

    “Raise Friends, Raise Funds” This is the philosophy from Granny’s Garden School; when you make friends it helps raise funds. The executive director of Granny’s Garden School is Roberta Paolo. She also believes, and I agree, spend money on staff, ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 10, 2009 A standards-based report card is a new concept, and Holyoke Elementary School is studying it in order to create one that works for the district. Snow began to fall late Saturday, Dec. 5, with nearly 5 inches accumulating by S...
  • Classic, comforting soup gets a pork-inspired twist

    “If I wasn’t a BBQ expert, I’d be cooking soups like this one all day long,” said Chef Ray Lampe, BBQ expert and author of the just-released cookbook, “Pork Chop.” He’s referring to his modern interpretation of a classic comfort food dish, P...
  • Ambulance services seeking volunteers

    Emergency Medical Services are an important part of the well-being and security of any community. The services in Phillips County are voluntary and provided not by requirement, but through a feeling of moral and ethical responsibility. “The hardest thi...
  • Ambulance services seeking volunteers

    Emergency Medical Services are an important part of the well-being and security of any community. The services in Phillips County are voluntary and provided not by requirement, but through a feeling of moral and ethical responsibility. “The hardest thi...
  • Superintendent search begins

    When Holyoke Re-1J School Superintendent Bret Miles was offered the executive director position for Northeast BOCES, starting July 1, 2015, the local district moved into superintendent search mode. Miles’ employment offer was confirmed at the Nov. 24 B...
  • Superintendent search begins

    When Holyoke Re-1J School Superintendent Bret Miles was offered the executive director position for Northeast BOCES, starting July 1, 2015, the local district moved into superintendent search mode. Miles’ employment offer was confirmed at the Nov. 24 B...
  • Spread holiday cheer, not the flu

    With holiday festivities in full swing, good health is at the top of the request list for Santa. Nobody wants to miss out on all the Christmas fun by being stuck in bed with the flu. Many Holyoke residents have taken precautions by getting an annual flu ...
  • Spread holiday cheer, not the flu

    With holiday festivities in full swing, good health is at the top of the request list for Santa. Nobody wants to miss out on all the Christmas fun by being stuck in bed with the flu. Many Holyoke residents have taken precautions by getting an annual flu ...
  • Fatality accident reported Friday

    Paul Bornhoft, 86, of Fleming, died as the result of a vehicle accident on Highway 385 five miles south of Holyoke Friday, Dec. 5, at about 2:45 p.m. Bornhoft, in a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville, and Hans Myers Jr. of Wray, in a 2015 Ford pickup, were both tra...
  • Fatality accident reported Friday

    Paul Bornhoft, 86, of Fleming, died as the result of a vehicle accident on Highway 385 five miles south of Holyoke Friday, Dec. 5, at about 2:45 p.m. Bornhoft, in a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville, and Hans Myers Jr. of Wray, in a 2015 Ford pickup, were both tra...
  • Around Town

    Band concert next Thursday Holyoke band students in grades 5-12 as well as the jazz band will entertain at a holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. Bands are under the direction of Greg Wakeman.   Lighting contest to b...
  • I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

    Holidays get a little sweeterThe molasses cookies are a family favorite. My great-grandmother made these, and my brother always told me she used more ginger to give them a little bite. I told him if he wanted to make them different, he could make them. I...
  • Hospital board passes 2015 budget, certifies mill levy

    East Phillips County Hospital District board members unanimously passed the operational and capital budgets for 2015 Tuesday night, Nov. 25. The board authorized Hospital Administrator John Ayoub to certify the mill levy on their behalf. As has been the ...