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  • JH wrestlers tackle Brush Invite in opener

    Twelve junior high boys make up the 2011 HJHS wrestling roster and will step into tournament action Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Brush Invitational. Mat action is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Seventh graders include Issac Brandt, Marques Harvey, Cavin Kra...
  • Hospice of the Plains seeks volunteers

    Hospice of the Plains is asking community members, “Do you have a minute? Sometimes that’s all it takes!” This end-of-life care organization is seeking individuals to volunteer a few moments of their time. A free volunteer training session will be ...
  • Mike Michael inducted into CAA Hall of Fame

    Attending the 53rd annual Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA) convention Lloyd “Mike” Michael, Jr. was busy attending workshops and lectures dealing with the auction industry this last weekend. It was like the many such conventions he had attended ...
  • Rural Law Enforcement Meth Initiative to present in Julesburg Fri., Jan. 28

    Colorado State Action Team for the Rural Law Enforcement Methamphetamine Initiative will be presenting at Early Childhood Council of Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties’ (ECCLPS) regional third quarter meeting. This will be held Friday, Jan. 28 from 9...
  • Foundations contribute funds for County Express vehicle purchase

    Robert Gunnon, chairman of the board for the Jack Petteys Foundation and Judith Gunnon, Trust Relations Office, have announced that Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation and Joslin-Needham Family Foundation have each contributed $5,750 for the purchase of a ve...
  • Haidle is recent UNC grad

    Kelvin Haidle graduated cum laude from University of Northern Colorado Saturday, Dec. 11 with a degree in sport and exercise science: K-12 physical education. He is a 2006 graduate of Holyoke High School, the son of Kevin and Deanne Haidle of Holyoke and ...
  • Rural Solutions to offer QPR training in Phillips County

    Rural Solutions of Sterling is providing free gatekeeper training to individuals in Phillips County interested in learning how to recognize and what to do if approached by a person contemplating suicide. Tragically, between 1999 and 2007, 105 individuals...
  • ACS offers scholarships to Colorado cancer survivors

    There are very few times in a person’s life more traumatic than the day they hear the words: “You have cancer.” In an instant, their lives turn upside down, and they are faced with a myriad of decisions, questions and fears. Now imagine hearing tho...
  • Agriculture fees focus of first week

    The Joint Budget Committee, with freshman legislator Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, began making decisions last week on legislation they would carry in the 2011 session, and Becker’s first decision was to prevent increases in agricultural fees. Becker...
  • Deadline approaches for farm directory

    Colorado growers can market their products to consumers through the 27th Annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. Listings are being accepted for the 2011 edition of the directory. Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh promotes Col...
  • CSU Extension offers free radon test kits at workshops

    For the past three years in northeast Colorado communities, Colorado State University Extension has been working to educate residents about the dangers of radon exposure in our homes, schools and business buildings. CSU Extension is conducting educationa...
  • Scholarship to be offered by County Sheriffs of Colorado

    Phillips County Sheriff Rob Urbach announced Monday, Jan. 17 that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Phillips County student this spring. CSOC established the scholarship...
  • Another Perspective

    Betsy’s been a real good girl It’s been a year now since Russ and I drove to Alliance, Neb. to pick up Betsy. Carl met us at his shop on a Sunday where Betsy sat on a rather cold windy day. Jeff, our son-in-law, had called weeks earlier to see if th...
  • It's the Pitts

    Wannabes I see them at almost every sale I go to, people who for some reason think that the auction business is glamorous and that they want very much to be a part of it. I don’t know why auctions attract wannabes, but they do, like flies to cow pies. ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Are mothers qualified for birth? I’ve had babies on my mind lately. It makes sense, of course, because I’m pregnant and chasing a toddler. Who wouldn’t think about babies in my shoes? You can imagine that I’m doing a lot of research into pregnan...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJan. 19, 2006 Melissa Memorial Hospital recently began hosting specialty clinics in the new modular unit. Los Padres is a new program designed to connect fathers with their families in a more meaningful way than previously and to engage th...
  • 5-year-old Blye is leaving on a jet plane

    The orange shirts can still be seen on people around town, Blye is happy as ever, and his parents are counting down the days. The “quest” the McCallum family set out for will become a reality in just under two weeks. Blye McCallum, along with parent...
  • 5-year-old Blye is leaving on a jet plane

    The orange shirts can still be seen on people around town, Blye is happy as ever, and his parents are counting down the days. The “quest” the McCallum family set out for will become a reality in just under two weeks. Blye McCallum, along with parent...
  • Homesteaders playground project seeking GOCO grant

    Playgrounds and pancakes don’t usually appear in the same sentence, but on Friday, Feb. 4 Phillips County and a group of volunteers will do exactly that. Phillips County Commissioners have teamed up with a group of volunteers to help fund a playground ...
  • Homesteaders playground project seeking GOCO grant

    Playgrounds and pancakes don’t usually appear in the same sentence, but on Friday, Feb. 4 Phillips County and a group of volunteers will do exactly that. Phillips County Commissioners have teamed up with a group of volunteers to help fund a playground ...