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  • Italian student makes home in Holyoke

    Getting a taste of what she calls the “American Dream,” 17-year-old Martina Ghezzi will be attending Holyoke High School this school year.As Holyoke’s only exchange student for 2014-15, Ghezzi is attending classes as a senior student, with plans to ...
  • Phillips County 4-H shows well at state

    In general project results, Phillips County 4-H was well-represented at the recent Colorado State Fair. Four Phillips County projects were named grand champion and five others earned reserve grand champion honors. Tanley Andersen was named GC in weeds f...
  • Wheels of Hope for Colorado’s missing honors Schelling

    Wheels of Hope for Colorado’s Missing is a four-day hand cycle ride from Denver to Pueblo in honor of Kelsie Schelling to bring awareness to the missing in Colorado. Kelsie, who grew up in Holyoke, is a Denver resident who went missing in Pueblo Feb. 4...
  • Softball team opens season 1-1 at Wray tournament

    HHS defeated Akron 6-5 in a six-inning game called for time limit, then fell 0-17 to Perry, Okla., in a three-inning run-rule ball game. The 1-1 season opening games were played in the Wray tournament Saturday, Aug. 30. While the Oklahoma team played a ...
  • Football team falls in season opener on the road in Akron

    Starting the season on the road is always tougher than beginning at home, and Holyoke’s football team knew they were in for a challenge against Akron as they battled in Ram country Friday, Aug. 29. The Rams defeated the Dragons 33-7. Akron opened the g...
  • Volleyball drops opener at Akron

    Lady Dragon volleyball hit the court in Akron Friday, Aug. 29, for the first match of the season. Holyoke was unable to keep pace with the Akron team and was defeated in three sets, 10-25, 17-25, 21-25 “We received serves well,” coach Michelle Viesel...
  • Thompson, Roberts make it six straight

    Jeremy Thompson and Josh Roberts made it six straight when they won the Aug. 30-31 Labor Day weekend two-person golf scramble at Holyoke Golf Course for the sixth straight year. The pair shot a 125 to win the tournament. They also won the 2013 Labor Day ...
  • JV, C win in openers

    Holyoke vs. Wray HHS JV and C volleyball competed in Wray Thursday, Aug. 28, with both posting wins. JV stretched its match to the full length, trading sets and finally capturing the win in the fifth set with scores 18-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-12, 15-11. T...
  • JV golfs in Ft. Morgan

    Three HHS teams of two golfed in the JV two-man scramble in Fort Morgan Wednesday, Aug. 27. Tyler Loutensock and Trey Bennett teamed up to card a 94, Scott Osborne and Holden Redman shot a 106, and A.J. Brandt and Keith Brown had a 109. To read the full...
  • Health protection plan to be implemented at county landfill

    Shots for Hepatitis A and B are strongly suggested by the county for its landfill employees, reported county administrator Randy Schafer at the Aug. 29 commissioners meeting. Phillips County is implementing a health protection plan for the landfill worke...
  • Natural gas session to be viewed

    CSU Extension will be hosting live online viewing sessions of CSU’s fourth annual Natural Gas Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 8:15 a.m.-noon at Extension offices in Akron, Julesburg and Holyoke. The viewing session will live stream two panels fo...
  • Enrollment for dairy farm risk management program begins

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Colorado Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Leland Swenson announced recently that starting Sept. 2, farmers could enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Signs of overpopulation I’m not what you’d call a real people person. I like being alone with myself and enjoy people only in small bunches. I get the heebie-jeebies in a crowd or the big city and, like Owen Wister, author of “The Virginian,” I ...
  • Thinking About Health

    How insurers’ limited provider networks restrict choice Should you be able to choose your own doctor? Most people would say yes, and for years letting patients choose their providers was an almost sacred requirement for any health reform proposal. But...
  • Investor Guide

    Customer service can make or break a business Over the past year, I’ve done a lot of traveling and noticed how various businesses either show great, average or poor customer service. Now that we have the Internet and social media, deficiencies in a bus...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoSept. 3, 2009 Progress for a third volume of “Those Were the Days” history book is in the works. Phillips County Historical Society board members decided to publish the book because Volume II is 20 years old. Dennis Firme received the ...
  • Nearly all Colorado health facilities meet national infection rate standards

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s seventh annual Health Care Associated Infections report shows how infection rates at individual facilities compare to national standards for selected surgeries and medical procedures. In 2013, ...
  • Zoo class for children scheduled in McCook

    McCook Community College in McCook, Neb., will be a zoo Friday, Sept. 12, when real animals and animal biofacts will fill Room 213 of McMillen Hall. The class on animal body coverings teaches children how birds, reptiles and mammals’ coverings are perf...
  • Students invited to enter 2015 national radon poster contest

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to put their creativity to work promoting awareness of indoor radon risks by participating in the 2015 National Radon Poster Contest. The contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the...
  • Football game Ice Bucket Challenge to honor Tim Gribben, Rudy Award

    In memory of a 1979 HHS grad, a passionate football player and coach, and someone who lived every day to the fullest, a special ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been issued. Tim Gribben, who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis July 27, 2009, at the age of ...