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  • School board candidates look forward to upcoming terms

    Three candidates will be sworn into office at the Nov. 17 Re-1J school board meeting. Incumbents Kris Camblin and Jeff Tharp return to the board and will be joined by Kim Killin. Kendon Olofson retires, having fulfilled his two-term limit. Kim Killin J...
  • Event Center nears completion

    Phillips County Event Center is close to completion, reported Phillips County commissioners at their meeting Friday, Oct. 30. Saturday, Nov. 14 is the first day events are scheduled for the new facility with the Extension’s small ruminant program durin...
  • Rationale detailed for fall student testing

    Using detailed informational graphics to chart student testing, Holyoke school district assessment coordinator Kimberlee Bennett and Supt. Bret Miles highlighted the value of MAP testing in the fall of each school year. Their report was presented at the ...
  • Bike trail put on hold, new ordinance adopted

    Application for a grant for the first phase of a bike/pedestrian trail will be put on hold after city council members decided at their Oct. 20 meeting that everything isn’t in place to move forward. Councilman Ray Bailey, along with City Clerk Kathy Ol...
  • Sagehorn receives American FFA Degree

    Elisa Sagehorn, member of the Holyoke FFA Chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention Saturday, Oct. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind. Earning the degree means Sagehorn is one of a select group of individuals to be recognized ...
  • Businesses donate pumpkins to local elementary students

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  • Another Perspective

    Diehard fans follow Huskers through it all It wasn’t a good week for the Huskers, but it won’t keep fans from returning to Memorial Stadium next week in a sea of red. I was fascinated by a conversation with Mook Wilhelms during pre-game socializing ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Dismembered I’m not a clubby kind of guy. I don’t belong to Rotary, Kiwanis, PTA, KKK, John Birch Society or Book of the Month Club. I take pride in the fact that I’ve been disinvited to join many groups. That’s all right with me because I hate m...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A Typical Day My husband came home after a long day of work not too long ago to find me and our 1-year-old daughter lounging on the sofa watching T.V. This was the third day in a row he had come home to this. Considering how it looked, I can’t blame h...
  • Support for people with asthma helps life

    This is the final in a series of articles for a community program to raise awareness about asthma and the Asthma Toolkits program. The program is being done by the High Plains Research Network. Over 12,000 people in eastern Colorado have asthma. Asthma ...
  • Helping children thousands of miles away in Africa

    Traveling thousands of miles overseas to help complete strangers doesn’t fall too high on many Americans’ to-do lists. But for Mark Whittaker, that very thing was and still is high on his list. Whittaker spent the summer of 2008 in Zambia, Africa. Fo...
  • Signs of harvest beginning to come with fall weather

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  • SourceGas annual cost adjustment filed

    SourceGas Distribution, LLC recently announced the company has filed its annual Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for its northeastern service area. The filing reflects a decrease of 12.08 percent in a resident...
  • Pumpkin, squash class offered in Burlington

    Local master gardener Lisa Brewer, along with Golden Plains Area Extension Agent Linda Langelo, will be offering a class entitled “Powerful Pumpkins and Super Squash” as part of their on-going series of home gardening classes. Class will be held at O...
  • Lady Dragons mark two wins, head to VB Districts Friday

    Holyoke Lady Dragons finished their regular season with two big wins on their home volleyball court over Haxtun Thursday, Oct. 22 and Wray Friday, Oct. 23. “It was great to finish the season with all wins over two nights on our home court!” said coac...
  • Last regular season game next as Dragons face Wiggins

    Holyoke faced another tough football opponent in the Wray Eagles on Friday, Oct. 23 in the final home game of the season. Wray jumped out to an early lead while turnovers hurt the Dragons’ offense. The second half favored Holyoke but they were unable to...
  • Grant provides protective shields

    Holyoke P.D. has taken another step in beefing up safety and security. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, two brand new shields or body bunkers arrived at the station. The two shields came as part of a Northeast All Hazard Region Homeland Security Grant for $5,200. T...
  • Sterling craft fair to benefit Good Shepherd Communities

    Trinity Lutheran Church, 7th Avenue and Clark Street in Sterling, is hosting the Good Shepherd Fair Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A brunch will be available, and the craft fair bonanza will feature baked goods, jams and jellies and crafts of a...
  • Olofson honored for school board service

    Kendon Olofson, eight-year member of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education, was honored recently for his years of service. At a regional meeting of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) in Sterling last Thursday, Oct. 22, Olofson was presented a Mc...
  • Let it snow!

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