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  • College news

    Whitni Redman was named to the Dean’s List at Peru State College in Peru, Neb., for the spring 2014 semester. To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, complete at least 12 college credits and have no incomplete grades for t...
  • HVFD competes

    Four local firefighters represented Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department at the district races in Yuma on Sunday, June 1. They are pictured from left, front row, firefighters James Enterline and Phillip Enterline; and back row, Donnie Carrick, fighterfighter...
  • Rabid cat found in Yuma County; human exposure is confirmed

    Northeast Colorado Health Department received word late Friday, May 31, that a cat has tested positive for rabies in Yuma County near the town of Laird. The cat was a domestic indoor/outdoor cat that bit and scratched its owner. The individual has been s...
  • Guest Commentary

    50th high school reunion musings Over Memorial Day weekend, my Class of 1964 celebrated our 50th high school reunion in Holyoke. Including some spouses, a total of 55 folks attended all or part of the events. To have 58 percent of our class come back aft...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H livestock projects teach responsibility How many of you value responsibility, especially in today’s youth? 4-H members enrolled in animal projects learn responsibility through the important job of caring for, feeding and handling their livestock/an...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 4, 2009 Last week, Roy Pfaltzgraff III’s crew erected a wind turbine at Paul Mailander’s home, east of Holyoke—the first wind turbine set in Holyoke. The turbine will generate power to supplement other energy sources for the resi...
  • Food waste piles up

    Food waste is a major global issue that affects the environment, economy and food security. According to a 2012 report by the National Resources Defense Council, American families throw out 25 percent of the food they buy. That’s roughly the equivalent ...
  • Sedgwick Co. Court judge finalists selected

    The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Sedgwick County Court judgeship created by the resignation of the Honorable Tawna Holmstedt, effective April 30. Nominees Pamela Kler of Julesburg, Kelly Lowery o...
  • Hashtag: cancer sucks

    25-year-old endures cancer, loss of brotherFor a 25-year-old newlywed, the past five months are not at all what she imagined them to be. “I feel like I’m too young to have cancer,” said Alexa (Lock) Keathley of Holyoke. After discovering a swollen...
  • Hashtag: cancer sucks

    25-year-old endures cancer, loss of brotherFor a 25-year-old newlywed, the past five months are not at all what she imagined them to be. “I feel like I’m too young to have cancer,” said Alexa (Lock) Keathley of Holyoke. After discovering a swollen...
  • Sunny Lauber welcomed as newest doctor

    With several stops in Alabama and Georgia and time spent in Alaska and Florida as well, Dr. Sunny Lauber’s next stop in her health care profession will see her return to a rural setting as she begins her time at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Coming from t...
  • Sunny Lauber welcomed as newest doctor

    With several stops in Alabama and Georgia and time spent in Alaska and Florida as well, Dr. Sunny Lauber’s next stop in her health care profession will see her return to a rural setting as she begins her time at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Coming from t...
  • Relay For Life set in Haxtun Friday-Saturday

    From “Survivor” to “The Biggest Loser,” Phillips County Relay For Life participants are “Finishing the Fight the Reality TV Show Way” at the 13th annual event Friday-Saturday, June 6-7, at the Haxtun Baseball Field. Fourteen teams have been b...
  • Relay For Life set in Haxtun Friday-Saturday

    From “Survivor” to “The Biggest Loser,” Phillips County Relay For Life participants are “Finishing the Fight the Reality TV Show Way” at the 13th annual event Friday-Saturday, June 6-7, at the Haxtun Baseball Field. Fourteen teams have been b...
  • New and familiar faces join hospital

    Along with the addition of Dr. Alison Lauber, who began seeing patients this month, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub announced the recent hiring for three positions within the district at the Tuesday, May 27, East Phillips County Hospita...
  • New and familiar faces join hospital

    Along with the addition of Dr. Alison Lauber, who began seeing patients this month, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub announced the recent hiring for three positions within the district at the Tuesday, May 27, East Phillips County Hospita...
  • Around Town

    Countywide cleanup days are June 6-7 Phillips County is sponsoring cleanup days for rural residents Friday-Saturday, June 6-7. The landfill will accept metal and trees as well as appliances without Freon if tagged by a certified technician. Normal munici...
  • ‘The Swirl’ dedicated at Homesteaders

    A new musical instrument called “The Swirl” will be challenging both young and old at Homesteaders Park this summer and for years to come. A dedication ceremony was held for this outdoor xylophone Tuesday, May 27, led by Phillips County Commissioner ...
  • ESL, GED students recognized by PCFES

    Phillips County Family Education Services’ 13th annual awards night honored the accomplishments of students and thanked supporters of the program at the Phillips County Event Center Tuesday evening, May 20. PCFES executive director Trisha Herman recogn...
  • School officials less than thrilled with K-12 funding

    While some lawmakers were crowing over the increase in public K-12 school funding from the 2014 legislative session, school officials are less than thrilled. Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the annual school finance act, House Bill ...