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  • School studies attendance policy change

    Current policy of reducing student grades due to attendance to be eliminatedSeeking to avoid reducing students’ grades due to attendance, a JR/SR high attendance committee has drafted a new policy for consideration. Teacher Kyle Bules reported from the...
  • Feedback received in response to daily whistles

    The idea of letting the public decide whether or not to shut off the daily whistles around town was generated at the Jan. 19 city council meeting. Feedback from the community concerning the council’s Jan. 5 decision to shut off the daily whistles on th...
  • Alternative School reports on move

    “Advocacy with accountability,” said Holyoke school board president Dan Kafka. He was describing Holyoke Alternative High School after director Clark Ginapp reported on the school’s progress during the Jan. 19 school board meeting. Supt. Bret Miles...
  • With two new lungs, Schafer savors renewed life

    “I now have renewed hope. Renewed life.” Randy Schafer celebrated a new birthday when he received a double lung transplant—a second chance at life. He and his wife Joy describe it as a tremendous gift, a gift only because of the goodness of God. It...
  • Pastor Sung finds unique tie to area

    First United Methodist Church Pastor Paul Sung found it a little ironic he landed in Holyoke nearly 100 years after a Methodist pastor from Brandon, Neb. and Venango, Neb., traveled to Korea as a missionary. Sung grew up in Korea and began serving as the...
  • 2010 U.S. Census provides employment opportunity

    With the 2010 census kicking off, the U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of locating helpers to assist with gathering the necessary information of Holyoke and Phillips County residents. Leo Mailander is a recruiting assistant in charge of finding appli...
  • Heermann promotes Phillips County at Stock Show parade

    As the reigning Phillips County Fair Queen, Sarah Heermann recently participated in the National Western Stock Show Parade Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Denver. “I really enjoyed promoting Phillips County at the National Western Stock Show,” said Heermann. “...
  • Young Americans to present performing arts workshops at HHS

    Young Americans, a company of 40 performers, ages 18-22, and six staff members will be coming to Holyoke Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to present three days of workshops in voice, dance, acting and all aspects of the performing arts for area students in grades 4...
  • Just another reason to walk

    A year and a half ago I took a simple step towards being healthier. I started walking my dog 30 minutes a day. At first, it was only three to five times a week, but it was every day by the end of the month. I also started to walk around the block during ...
  • Election information

    Dear Editor, The 2010 election will take place in November, but the process of selecting who will represent each party on the ballot has already begun. If you would like to become informed and participate in this process, I would like to call a few impo...
  • Another Perspective

    Innocence of youth gives new perspective to Holocaust story Concentration camp stories and the whole World War II Holocaust concept are devastating and painfully heart wrenching to say the least. During the holidays, I enjoyed that age-old movie, “Soun...
  • It's the Pitts

    Auction junkies You know you are an auction junkie... If you’ve ever missed one of your child’s soccer games, graduations, birthday parties or weddings because it was on the same day as a special feeder sale. You consider anyone who knows what six-...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A satisfying workout I’ve never been athletic. I’ve never put a lot of interest into my physique. Consequently, I’m a wimp. When I found out that I was pregnant one of my many strange concerns was whether I could carry a baby around all the time. ...
  • Byron Embry to speak at NJC Thursday, Jan. 28

    Students who have heard him speak in other venues describe him as “unforgettable,” “powerful,” “dramatic” and amazing.” On Thursday, Jan. 28, this one time professional baseball player, now an inspirational speaker, Byron Embry, will be in S...
  • The merging of two different ideas comes together with new store

    Family and close friends came together recently to make a dream come true for one Holyoke resident. Madelaine (McCallum) Lamm purchased the building located at 245 N. Interocean Ave. in December and exactly 30 days later, she held a grand opening for her ...
  • Smith, Adams show goats in Denver

    Two local youth traveled to Denver Tuesday, Jan. 12 to the 2010 National Western Stock Show to show their goats in the Junior Market Goat Show. Janna Smith, 16 and Patricia Adams, 17 each took two goats to the show and received places in their respective...
  • Animal workshop well attended

    By Julie Elliott, Rangeland Management Specialist, Wray NRCS “There’s more to it than just moving livestock from one grazing ground to another, and have the best of both worlds (i.e. Wt gain, healthy w/good offspring).” This is just one of the man...
  • ARRA contractor expansion grant

    Northeastern Colorado is targeted for funding through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contractor expansion grant. This grant provides funding to local businesses and non-profits that provide residential energy efficiency services for the...
  • Korrey to auctioneer 104th Annual National Western Stock Show

    World and International Champion Auctioneer John Korrey, of Iliff, has been honored to be the auctioneer for the eighth year in a row for the 104th Annual National Western Stock Show Junior Livestock Sale. The sale will be televised live on KUSA/Channel ...
  • 'A Healthier Weigh' program begins Jan. 25

    The 2010 “A Healthier Weigh” program sponsored by Golden Plains Area Extension begins Monday, Jan. 25. This 12-week challenge encourages increased activity, making wise food choices, and living a healthier lifestyle in 2010. The challenge is conducte...