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  • Grainland competes in Applicator Rodeo

    More than 40 CHS custom applicators gathered in Colby, Kan. recently to test their skills, with the aim of sharpening them even more in a fun, competitive learning environment. Grainland Cooperative had six custom applicators compete in the rodeo. “Eve...
  • Another Perspective

    Sheer panic dominates while granddaughter is missing ... My heart has always ached when seeing pictures or reading stories of missing children. What devastation!!! How could you go on from day to day with that fear of the unknown? Are they alive? Are th...
  • Grading pilot preview

    In today’s world of standards-based education there is an enormous amount of pressure on administrators and teachers to help students perform at the highest level. Teachers face challenges trying to get through the entire curriculum while balancing time...
  • Drumroll Please

    Scorpion slayer In my brief time in Holyoke between moving from Massachusetts to Texas, I met up with many people and had countless conversations. But one in particular stands out in my memory—or should I say my nightmares? Days before heading south, ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The unexpected benefits of prenatal visitsWhen I was pregnant with Alina, I went to the doctor a lot. That’s just part of being pregnant. But it seemed like a whole new ball game because I was toting a toddler along. The first few prenatal visits were ...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoJuly 27, 2006 The State 13-15 Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament was held at Holyoke Ball Park July 21-25. The Phillips County Players’ presentation of Duck Soup is scheduled to be performed in the Holyoke High School auditorium July 28-29. ...
  • Grading pilot discussion encouraged

    Feedback from Holyoke School District’s grading pilot continues to be heard and addressed by the Board of Education. At the board’s July 19 meeting, several concerns were raised. It is the board’s desire to have public concerns addressed immediatel...
  • Grading pilot discussion encouraged

    Feedback from Holyoke School District’s grading pilot continues to be heard and addressed by the Board of Education. At the board’s July 19 meeting, several concerns were raised. It is the board’s desire to have public concerns addressed immediatel...
  • Phillips County Fair officially under way with interview judging

    The 2011 Phillips County Fair began Tuesday morning, July 26 with the 4-H interview judging. Riley Thompson smiles as she looks at the cake she made. Below, Tom Timm helps his son Kody strap the gun cabinet he made to a dolly after Kody finished his inter...
  • Phillips County Fair officially under way with interview judging

    The 2011 Phillips County Fair began Tuesday morning, July 26 with the 4-H interview judging. Riley Thompson smiles as she looks at the cake she made. Below, Tom Timm helps his son Kody strap the gun cabinet he made to a dolly after Kody finished his inter...
  • Whitni Redman excited for busy year as FBLA national officer

    Holyoke has never produced a national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officer, and it’s been 11 years since Colorado has produced one, but four weeks ago that all changed. HHS senior Whitni Redman was elected as Mountain Plains vice president...
  • Whitni Redman excited for busy year as FBLA national officer

    Holyoke has never produced a national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officer, and it’s been 11 years since Colorado has produced one, but four weeks ago that all changed. HHS senior Whitni Redman was elected as Mountain Plains vice president...
  • Start your mice: mouse races take to fair

    Fun for everyone. That’s how organizers of this year’s Holyoke Wrestling Club’s mouse races explain the event. The races will be held Thursday, July 28 at Phillips County Event Center. The club held their first-ever mouse races last September. The ...
  • Heidi Spitz returns home after accident

    Heidi Spitz is making steady progress following her July 8 accident and was able to return to her rural Holyoke home Sunday, July 17. Daughter Makayla Spitz reported this week that her mom was moved to a regular room at Medical Center of the Rockies in L...
  • Assortment of tools allow for instant connectivity

    You’ve heard it before, communication is ever changing and evolving. Once someone buys the newest and latest phone, a newer and better one hits the market. Kids are growing up with cell phones attached to their thumbs while they shoot text messages to ...
  • Anyone can get involved with special theme contests at fair

    In addition to 4-H projects, rodeos, races and concerts, the Phillips County Fair is going “Country Strong” with a variety of special themes contests. Interview judging kicks off the fair on Tuesday, July 26. Activities will continue through Sunday, ...
  • Housing Authority receives funds

    Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA) will receive $40,096 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Corey Zeiler, HHA director, said this is money received every year from HUD and is used for capital and management activities such as address...
  • New classes available for young horse lovers at fair

    Phillips County Fair’s horse show Wednesday, July 27 will feature some new, young faces this year. In the hopes of promoting the 4-H horse program and encouraging the next generation of horse showmen in Phillips County, the Phillips County Fair Board ha...
  • Nominations sought for Colorado's outstanding youth and youth groups

    The National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Steering Committee is seeking nominations for Outstanding Youth and Outstanding Youth Groups. National Philanthropy Day is a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthrop...
  • Fans help prepare track for Sunday races

    Wheat harvest wasn’t the only thing recent moisture held back in the area last week. Spectators at Phillips County Raceway showed up Sunday, July 17 for racing action but instead watched numerous volunteers circle the track in their personal vehicles pr...