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  • Locals look back on Berlin Wall opening

    Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer, Brad Gerk chiseled off pieces of wall 25 years agoWith 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 vi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 choi...
  • 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 choi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Around Town

    Flu clinic is next week Family Practice of Holyoke will offer its seasonal flu shot clinic Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at SunSet View, 330 W. Kellogg St. A reduced cost is offered only at the clinic. For questions, call 970-85...
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ on HHS stage this weekend

    Dedicated to the memory of Velma Biddle, the HHS drama department performance of “The Wizard of Oz” is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Heginbotham Auditorium at HHS. During the Friday night performance, director Eri...
  • Highway 23 repairs pushed back to 2016

    Laden with bumps, holes and expansion cracks, the 18-mile stretch of Highway 23 from north of Holyoke to the Colorado-Nebraska state line continues to be more and more troublesome. “Plans are being engineered,” said State Commissioner Steve Hofmeiste...
  • County sees through to end of window restoration project

    A final set of windows was put back in the Phillips County Courthouse last week, a welcome sight to county employees who worked with boarded up windows in shifts the past few months. A grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund provided Philli...
  • Crowd goes bananas for NHS dodgeball tourney

    After a long night of double elimination action Friday, Nov. 14, Go Bananas was named the 2014 dodgeball champions at the annual tournament sponsored by HHS National Honor Society. Twenty-two teams and a large crowd of spectators raised $1,200 for Holyok...
  • VOD winners speak about relevance of veterans

    Local winners in the Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition are freshman Luke Krogmeier, first; senior Anastasia Conklin, second; junior Tyler Loutensock, third; and junior Dominic Krogmeier, fourth. The 2014 VOD theme is “Why veterans are importan...
  • 4-H members attend conference

    4-H members in grades 6-9 represented Phillips County at the Colorado Leadership Conference Nov. 7-9 in Glenwood Springs. Students are pictured from left, front row, Brandon Durbin; second row, Taylor Trumper, Lauren Bergner, Janessa Lutze, Kassidy Porter...
  • James Bond 007 announced as MMHF Legacy Event theme

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt James Bond 007, a spy theme, has been announced for the 2015 Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. This fifth annual event returns to the February schedule this year, as it is planned for Saturday, Feb. 28, at Phill...
  • 6 Dragons earn football conference recognition

    Six Holyoke High School football players earned North Central Conference recognition for their performances during the 2014 football season. Seniors Dylan Kotch and Wyatt Powell were named to the All-Conference team. HHS players named to the honorable m...
  • HHS athletes bounce back into action for winter sports season

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, marked the official start to the 2014-15 winter sports season. Holyoke High School student-athletes filled the basketball gyms, wrestling room and swimming pool for practice on Wednesday. With their first competitions scheduled for the...
  • Top 2 teams headed to 1A championship

    There were no surprises in the Colorado 1A football semifinals Saturday, Nov. 15, as the top seeded teams in the state earned victories to send them to the championship game. No. 1 Paonia topped fourth-seeded Resurrection Christian 35-15. Paonia had shut...
  • Tony DeSare Trio to perform wide range of soulful tunes

    The Tony DeSare Trio will light up the stage at the Holyoke High School auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. This entertaining concert is sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council as part of its current concert series. The trio will be perform...
  • Air ambulance can save lives

    Memberships give residents peace of mindTime can be crucial in a life-threatening medical emergency, and an air ambulance service can be especially crucial for residents living in rural northeast Colorado. Patients with life- or limb-threatening emergenc...