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  • City gets advice from legal counsel

    Holyoke City Council held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 10, for the purpose of receiving advice from outside legal counsel pertaining to lawsuits recently filed. After convening the meeting, Mayor Orville Tonsing made a motion to go into executive sessi...
  • Around Town

    Expo booths sought for Pedal the Plains Pedal the Plains bike ride is coming to Holyoke Friday, Sept. 18, and booth space is available at the Pedal the Plains Expo for anyone interested in showcasing their products or services. Located at Phillips Count...
  • Haiti trip transforms Steinman’s knowledge to belief

    Kyla Steinman left America with the knowledge that God answers prayer and can perform miracles, but she returned from Haiti with the justifiable belief in the miraculous power of God. The theme of knowledge versus belief characterized Steinman’s two-we...
  • Sow a patch, reap a party

    Farmfest brings fun for all agesA beautiful summer day, green corn fields and party music provided the perfect backdrop for Farmfest at the Patch Saturday, Aug. 1. Approximately 275 people headed out to Pumpkins and More A-Maiz-ing Farm southeast of Holy...
  • Krueger earns trio of top-3 medals at national event

    Jacinda Krueger brought home the hardware from the 2015 State Games of America in Lincoln, Neb., July 28-Aug. 2. Competing against women ages 19-29, Krueger earned second place in the 400 meter hurdles, third in the 100 meter dash and third in the 200 me...
  • Bremmer hopes invention will change the world

    From a single seed of an idea, an acre of innovation can grow. For Martin Bremmer of Venango, Neb., an idea he had in the 1980s has now grown into a potentially huge idea that he hopes will revolutionize agriculture. A self-proclaimed “city boy” tha...
  • Fair pulls off great concert

    Lower 40, Jake Gill take stage after last-minute change in lineupDespite a last-minute change, Phillips County Fair offered a great night of entertainment at the Friday, July 24, country councert at the grandstands. After an unforeseen cancellation from ...
  • Class of 1985 celebrates 30 years

    Members of the HHS Class of 1985 celebrated their 30-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 1, in Holyoke. Class members attending are pictured clockwise from front left, Joe Krogmeier, Twila Harding Kindsfather of Ault, Brenda Dubbert Krueger of Amherst, Randy Hale...
  • 2 local additions made to Enterprise Zone projects

    Two building projects in Phillips County have been approved by the state as Enterprise Zone projects, reported Phillips County commissioners at their July 31 meeting. The Enterprise Zone designation allows tax credits for those who donate to the projects...
  • Motivational speaker launches Generation Good Respect

    Generation Good Respect, a motivational speaking program, is being launched this week, with hopes of making a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people all across the United States and even the world. Founder Kimberly Ann Ertle-Clark of Hol...
  • Bulls bring the action as main fair attraction

    A large crowd gathered around the arena and in the grandstands watched with excitement during the bullriding, bullfighting and mutton bustin’ events Saturday, July 25, at the 2015 Phillips County Fair. The biggest draw to this year’s fair, the show w...
  • Kickin’ up dust

    Dirt flew at the Phillips County Fairgrounds arena Thursday, July 23, as 26 participants made nearly 100 runs in the ATV rodeo. Riders included three PeeWees (age 9 and under), 11 youth (age 10-14) and 12 adults (age 15 and over). To view the full artic...
  • Sweetest baby/toddler chosen in Baby Bear Hugs fundraiser

    After the final votes were cast at the Phillips County Fair, Baby Bear Hugs announced the winners of their Sweetest Baby/Toddler competition. There were 26 entries with 29 children included in the contest. First-place winner Yaretzi Flores is the daughte...
  • Kids keep cool at fair carnival

    Taking advantage of the pools, waterslides and inflatables, kids found a way to beat the heat during fair week. At left, Isaiah Brownfield takes part in an impromptu water war Friday, July 24. Using whatever they could find to deliver their liquid ammunit...
  • Thinking About Health

    Food safety law good for consumers — if it were funded Just five years ago, Congress passed a big, widely hailed law that promised to make America’s food supply safer. But because of inadequate funding for new regulations and inspectors, the promise ...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    National Treasure (2004) Nowadays, you hear Nicolas Cage, and you probably think, “Oh, no; what now?” There was a time in his career when he was one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Then the 2000s happened, he went broke and started making any movi...
  • Extension Corner

    Is this happening with your trees? This is typical damage caused by iron deficiency in many trees when the midrib and leaf veins remain green and between the veins the leaf structure is yellowing. It is always best to test your soil before you plant the...
  • Enjoying the lifestyle keeps this rider in the saddle, on the move

    In 2008, at the end of a 30- year marriage, Art Lamely loaded up two horses and set off down the road from Broken Bow, Neb. Twelve states and 4,400 miles later, Lamely spent two days in Imperial, Neb., on his way to Amarillo, Texas, for the winter. Lame...
  • 4-H, FFA members part with their projects at successful livestock sale

    Swine, sheep, rabbits, goats, beef, poultry on the auction block at the fair4-H and FFA livestock sales went well at the Phillips County Fair sale Saturday, July 25. Grand champion and reserve grand champion animal purchases were made by Kroskob Farms/Gu...
  • Got wedding day jitters?

    7 good luck superstitions for the bride and groomCouples on the verge of tying the knot spend lots of time hoping their wedding days go off without a hitch. The threat of rain drops or temporarily misplaced rings can make couples feel that the hands of fa...