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  • Grading pilot preview

    Addressing late work in a positive way Johnny steps up to the plate with bat in hand. The bases are loaded and there are two outs in the seventh inning. Johnny is about to face the biggest test of the season. Unfortunately, Johnny has only been to 50 per...
  • Young at heart

    I have spoken on this subject before, and I know the newspaper has printed several informational articles on the subject. However, it is such important information that I believe it needs to be repeated every so often, as the individuals that commit these...
  • Extension Corner

    Right plant, right place What is poor placement of a tree? Anything from improper soil, too small a space for the height and width of the plant, improper exposure or planted outside its native range is considered poor placement. Essentially, we create t...
  • Boom, pop, flash: fireworks prove to be fun for everyone

    Enjoying the 4th of July fireworks Monday night were Randy and Joy Schafer and Lee and Bev Struckmeyer. Donations were made by local businesses and the City of Holyoke to make the show possible. Members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department set off the col...
  • Boom, pop, flash: fireworks prove to be fun for everyone

    Enjoying the 4th of July fireworks Monday night were Randy and Joy Schafer and Lee and Bev Struckmeyer. Donations were made by local businesses and the City of Holyoke to make the show possible. Members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department set off the col...
  • 2 Holyoke BEST grants advance to State Board

    Two Holyoke School District construction grants will be recommended by the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) board for approval by the State Board of Education. The BEST board met June 27-30 to review grant applications. Their recommendations will ...
  • 2 Holyoke BEST grants advance to State Board

    Two Holyoke School District construction grants will be recommended by the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) board for approval by the State Board of Education. The BEST board met June 27-30 to review grant applications. Their recommendations will ...
  • Park project awarded $200,000 grant

    June 14 Phillips County Commissioners received notice from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) that the county grant request for Homesteaders Park playground, turf field and disc golf course project has been funded for an amount up to $200,000. Estimated cost...
  • Park project awarded $200,000 grant

    June 14 Phillips County Commissioners received notice from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) that the county grant request for Homesteaders Park playground, turf field and disc golf course project has been funded for an amount up to $200,000. Estimated cost...
  • Hospital board evaluates 'friend-raising' efforts

    Feedback seems to be positive after the first six months of public outreach by East Phillips County Hospital District board members. They discussed the pros and cons from the first round of meeting with area businesses and organizations during their Tuesd...
  • Hospital board evaluates 'friend-raising' efforts

    Feedback seems to be positive after the first six months of public outreach by East Phillips County Hospital District board members. They discussed the pros and cons from the first round of meeting with area businesses and organizations during their Tuesd...
  • The Ben Cox 108 (give or take 47) climbs beyond $77,000

    You heard it right—155 holes of golf in one day. That’s more than eight and a half rounds of golf, and Ballyneal member Jim Colton accomplished that Wednesday, June 22, far surpassing his goal of 108 holes. The whole 108-hole idea came out of Colton...
  • Holyoke 3-man team is state champ

    Three members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department came together to earn a three-man state championship at the 94th Annual Colorado State Firefighters Association Convention in Buena Vista June 23-26. The team consisting of Josh Whittaker, Lance Williams...
  • Sport mod challenge thrown into race mix

    Motors revved up as racing action was back at Phillips County Raceway Sunday, June 26. Modified, sport mods, hobby stocks, stocks and hornets took to the track. The crowd also got to watch a sport mod challenge halfway through the sport mod main event. P...
  • Swimmers compete

    Holyoke swimmers continue to improve as was seen at the June 25 meet in Burlington. The local crew tallied 180 points, just one behind fourth-place Wray. “Everyone’s tired, but swimming well,” said coach Adria Colver. With four meets behind them, t...
  • Local couple excited to lead fair parade

    “It was a surprise and an exciting moment,” said Eunice Oltjenbruns about being named a Grand Marshal for the fair parade. Her husband, Elton, agrees, saying, “It is an honor.” The Phillips County Fair Parade, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, wil...
  • MMHF prepares for triathlon Monday

    It’s time to find those old bikes, running shoes and swimsuits, because Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 7th annual Amateur Triathlon 120 Club competition day is set for Monday, July 4. Jerry Brandt, event chair, is encouraging everyone to “n...
  • Conservation camp takes kids on wild adventure

    The fifth annual backyard conservation camp kicked off the summer for more than 20 area youth, according to Haxtun Conservation District Manager Denise Swanson. The conservation camp, consisting of students from fourth through eighth grades, is a huge am...
  • 2011-12 school budget reflects $133,333 deficit

    Tough decisions were required for Holyoke School District’s 2011-12 budget which was approved Tuesday, June 21, with a $133,333 deficit. The school board acknow­ledged the budget reflects the use of $133,333 from the beginning fund balance or reserves...
  • Maddie Starkebaum claims top business award from NJC

    The Northeastern Junior College business department held an awards night at the end of spring semester to recognize students and others for exceptional performance this last year. A number of awards were presented, advisory groups were acknowledged and...