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  • Tornado/storm shelters designated in County

    Tornado sirens were sounded in Holyoke June 19, indicating a funnel cloud had been spotted and was headed toward Holyoke. Individuals should have been taking cover, going to their pre-designated shelter, such as a basement, storm cellar or the center of a...
  • Worship service set for Julesburg's 125th anniv.

    Alumni and the community are invited to join together in non-denominational praise and worship on the southeast corner of the Sedgwick County Courthouse lawn in Julesburg, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. Pastors Kerry and Jan Johnson and Frank and Ivy Joy John...
  • Hunter safety class in Haxtun

    Dove season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 1. The town of Haxtun and the Haxtun Gun Club will host a Hunter Safety Class Aug. 19-21 for interested students. Friday, Aug. 19 the class will meet from 6-9 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center. Saturday, Aug. 20 th...
  • RRCA to hold annual meeting

    The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold a work session Tuesday, Aug. 30 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Burlington Community and Education Center. The annual meeting of the RRCA will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Burlington Community a...
  • Green and growing

    Crop rotation Rotating crops has been seen as a valuable cultural practice proven to reduce plant diseases and pest problems as well as improving soil health and plant productivity. Agricultural references to crop rotation have been found in literature ...
  • No-till workshop to be held in Wray

    A no-till and cover crop field day will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the home of Gregg and MaryAnn Stults in Yuma County. Those attending the field day will learn how residue and soil aggregates affect infiltration; how and why of no-till and cover crop...
  • 3 little girls earn top spots in Baby Bear Hugs contest

    Three cute little girls were named winners in the 2011 Baby Bear Hugs Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest. First place was awarded to Skyla Renner, 6 months, the daughter of Amanda Renner. Taryn Thayer, 8 months, was second. She is the daughter of Branden and...
  • Kids say goodbye to summer, hello to school

    Backpacks are packed, pencils are sharpened and new crayons are just waiting to be used. It must be back-to-school time! Students in Holyoke Re-1J School District will head back to class Thursday, Aug. 18. Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, A...
  • Beottcher Foundation recognizes Clayton as outstanding teacher

    HHS science teacher Ashley Clayton recently was recognized at the 2011 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards Program. 2011 Boettcher scholar Mallory Bennett nominated Clayton as a teacher who has made a significant contribution to her growth an...
  • Outstanding citizens sought for awards

    Progressive 15 presents awards to outstanding citizens in the 15-county region of Northeast Colorado that they advocate for. This year they are asking for the public’s help in finding these individuals. The two awards and the criteria for them are desc...
  • Re-1J board meets next Tuesday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. in Holyoke JH Room #218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be an overview of the opening days of school, as well as 2011 results from the Colorado State As...
  • Tournament scoreboard

    Thursday, Aug. 4 Border League 4, Iowa 9   Friday, Aug. 5 Nebraska 2, Colorado 5 Canada 0, Missouri 10 Minnesota 10, Kansas 0   Saturday, Aug. 6 North Dakota 6, Iowa 9 Nebraska 6, Border League 1 North Dakota 6, Kansas 1 Nebraska 18,...
  • High-quality baseball storms into Holyoke

    Baseball action was steady for six straight days at Holyoke Ball Park Aug. 4-9. Nine teams gathered in Holyoke for the 13-15-year-old Midwest Plains Babe Ruth Regional Tournament for a chance to advance to the Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, N.Y. Au...
  • Regional Babe Ruth tournament provides lots of action

    All nine participating teams lined up on the field Thursday night, Aug. 4 for the opening ceremony. Border League took on Iowa immediately following the ceremony.Holyoke’s Zach Roll waits for the throw from the pitch to try and tag out a Nebraska runner...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Job well done, HolyokeHolyoke, Colorado hosted a regional baseball tournament with seven state champion 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball teams, one Canadian team and our very own Border League All-Stars. Wow! I am extremely proud of this community for t...
  • Music festival Aug. 14

    The 10th Annual Haigler, Neb. Music Festival, organized by the Haigler Improvement Committee, will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 from 12 noon-4 p.m. in Haigler Village Park. Playing at this year’s festival will be The Garage Bunch, Nate & AJ and Skeeter B...
  • Truth be told: important myths and facts about suicide outlined

    As promised, over the next few months I will be providing you information that comes directly from the QPR (question, persuade, refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training offered through Rural Solutions. I urge you not to use this column in-lieu of ac...
  • Results reported from Aug. 7 races

    Racing picked back up Sunday, Aug. 7 at Phillips County Raceway. Local drivers had a decent night with Jacob Adler placing first in the sport mod final and Ron Edge and Mike “Woody” Woodhead taking second and third respectively in the hobby stock rac...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 10, 2006 The East Phillips County Hospital District Board recently received a $50,000 grant from Caring for Colorado and received word from HUD that the loan application for the facility is complete. Phillips County voters got to try ...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Elected official accountability at stake if recent Appeals Court ruling holdsState open meetings laws protect us by requiring public business to be handled in public. The process lends accountability to the elected officials. Or so we thought. A major b...