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  • Variety of open class entries are judged

    Brandt wins Garden Best in Show honorsGrand Champion, Best in Show, Jerry Brandt. Green beans, Jerry Brandt, 1st; Becca Weaver, 2nd; eggplant, Kaitlyn Kent, 1st; leaf lettuce, Rita Kleve, 1st; kohlrabi, Jerry Brandt, 1st; peppers, Tina Kramer, 1st; rhuba...
  • Kids give it all in tractor pull

    Kids ages 4-12 participated in the pedal tractor pull Saturday, July 30 at the Phillips County Fair. With the sun beating down hard, kids gave it their all to pull the heavy sled down the track. Landon Bogan grits his teeth to a third-place finish in th...
  • Kids' Races and Stick Horse Rodeo fun for everyone at Phillips Co. Fair

    Kids' Races fun for everyone at Phillips Co. FairThe Phillips County Fair Kids’ Races, held Saturday, July 30, entertained everyone as children ages 3-13 ran, hopped and crawled through races. Kids also enjoyed hunting for money in a pile of sawdust. K...
  • Cowboy Bapital Chorus and Gateway Singers perform in perfect harmony

    Working together in perfect harmony no prob for barbershop chorusEnergetic melodies and beautiful a cappella harmonies really stole the show when Ogallala-based Cowboy Capital Chorus took the stage at Phillips County Fair Thursday, July 28. A number of b...
  • All it takes is a little luck

    Horseshoes may be lucky, but there’s no doubt the Phillips County Fair horseshoe pitching competition is all about skill! A group of competitors gear up for action, pictured above, with Daryl Atkins, Larry Atkins, Bob Halbert, Alvin Schumann and Elwin ...
  • Digital music trend doesn't skip a beat

    Since Thomas Edison announced the creation of his phonograph machine in 1877, music technology has been on a roll ever since. With record albums came modern radio broadcasting, and of course, the jukebox at the diner down the street. 8-tracks were invent...
  • Powell is new minister at First Christian Church

    Merle Powell hopes to “bring a passion for worship through reading God’s Word, prayer and fellowship,” to First Christian Church of Holyoke as he takes over the position of minister. Powell, son -in-law of former First Christian Church minister Jim...
  • Biddle celebrates 102

    Velma Biddle, long-time Holyoke resident, celebrated her 102nd birthday with flair and enthusiasm in Boulder last weekend with family members. Celebrating 102 years, Velma Biddle and family members gather for an exciting birthday party last weekend. They...
  • 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,...