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  • Another Perspective

    ‘Cinderella’ entertains another generation A bit of trivia I happened to see over the weekend clued me in that Walt Disney released the ever popular “Cinderella” 61 years ago. Yes, Feb. 15, 1950 kicked off the showing of a princess tale that con...
  • It's the Pitts

    Held hostage Did you hear about the cattle-napping case near Socorro, N.M.? And no, I’m not talking about a herd of cows taking a mid-afternoon siesta. It seems that a handful of cattle were kidnapped and held for ransom. That the thieves were caught ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Love from a toddler One of the most endearing moments for me was the first time Melise, my 2-year-old, told me she loved me. I was starting to wonder when the concept of love would sink in, since we tell her we love her every other minute. It was actual...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 16, 2006 New trash bins, jointly purchased by the City of Holyoke, Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and others, were installed downtown last week. Rita Kleve of Holyoke took first-place honors in the crops division of a recent Colorado Dep...
  • Neb. man learns of family's historic connection to President Lincoln

    Monday, Feb. 21 the country will observe President’s Day. This comes nearly a week after the 202nd anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born Feb. 12, 1809. These occasions carry special meaning for Stan Cross, who lives just a...
  • Neb. man learns of family's historic connection to President Lincoln

    Monday, Feb. 21 the country will observe President’s Day. This comes nearly a week after the 202nd anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born Feb. 12, 1809. These occasions carry special meaning for Stan Cross, who lives just a...
  • Family Practice moving in right direction with new medical records

    Technology is always changing—always progressing. At Family Practice of Holyoke it’s no different. Providers and staff members are in the process of learning a new system used to store patients’ medical records. The electronic medical records (EMR...
  • Family Practice moving in right direction with new medical records

    Technology is always changing—always progressing. At Family Practice of Holyoke it’s no different. Providers and staff members are in the process of learning a new system used to store patients’ medical records. The electronic medical records (EMR...
  • Colorado Hawking Club coming to town

    Most people are used to seeing hunters carry guns to hunt with, not birds. That’s right—birds. It’s not every day one sees a group of people out in a field hunting for rabbits or pheasants using a hawk or falcon. This weekend that will change. The...
  • Colorado Hawking Club coming to town

    Most people are used to seeing hunters carry guns to hunt with, not birds. That’s right—birds. It’s not every day one sees a group of people out in a field hunting for rabbits or pheasants using a hawk or falcon. This weekend that will change. The...
  • Blye receives stem cell treatment

    Orange shirts were out in full force Thursday, Feb. 10 supporting Blye McCallum, who was thousands of miles away in Düsseldorf, Germany. Blye, along with parents Gary and Andrea McCallum and grandparents Paul and Sheila Gift, flew from Denver to Germany...
  • Blye receives stem cell treatment

    Orange shirts were out in full force Thursday, Feb. 10 supporting Blye McCallum, who was thousands of miles away in Düsseldorf, Germany. Blye, along with parents Gary and Andrea McCallum and grandparents Paul and Sheila Gift, flew from Denver to Germany...
  • Equally Delinquent sings National Anthem at Capitol

    Equally Delinquent, local barbershop quartet, performed the “National Anthem” for the opening of the Senate session at the State Capitol Building Friday, Feb. 4. The quartet, comprised of Dan Kafka of Holyoke, Maury Kramer of Amherst, Chris Garcia of...
  • Friends agree 'Reading Rocks!'

    Friends of the Library celebrated with a ’50s-style “Reading Rocks!” party at their annual salad luncheon Monday, Feb. 7 at the Phillips County Museum. New members were welcomed to the group while volunteers and supporters were honored for their de...
  • Board reorganizes

    Members of the Northeast Colorado Board of Health reorganized during their Jan. 26 meeting, welcoming new Washington County Commissioner Terry Hart. Hart replaces outgoing Washington County Commissioner Bruce Johnson. In addition, the board appointed Mor...
  • Hospice allows more control with less distress

    When one is living with a fatal illness, often his/her fear or pain is increased by lack of control of the situation as one is re-examined, tested and treated as the end grows near. Hospice care, however, gives one much control over one’s final months...
  • 'Wake Up Holyoke' Thursdays at HHS

    Lights, camera, “Wake Up Holyoke.” Two HHS students, along with others in their TV Productions class, have been sitting down with local people every Thursday morning for the past few months and interviewing them—late-night talk show style. It may n...
  • February is Heart month

    February is American Heart month, and not because of Valentine’s Day. Every year, the president has issued a proclamation to this effect to help raise public awareness of heart disease. Even though most people associate heart disease with men, it’s al...
  • Women's retreat in Imperial March 5

    “Sowing Your Legacy” is the theme for this year’s Imperial Bible Church Women’s Retreat in Imperial, Neb. Scheduled for March 5 at the church, the retreat is open to all women. Featured speaker is DeLoris Clark, a pastor’s wife in ministry with...
  • It's pancake time!

    Phillips County Commissioners threw on the aprons and grabbed the spatulas Friday, Feb. 4 to serve pancakes to the public. Sweet Pancake Bonanza was held to raise awareness and funds for the Homesteaders Playground project which is driven by the commissio...