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  • Lois Carruthers named outstanding volunteer

    Lois Carruthers of Holyoke was recently recognized as Hospice of the Plains’ outstanding quarterly volunteer. Carruthers has been a volunteer with Hospice of the Plains since 2001, and she was recognized for being the “voice of Hospice.” “Lois m...
  • Challengers 4-H collects canned goods for pantries

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  • ACT testing marks 50th anniversary this month

    Saturday, Nov. 7 marked the 50th anniversary of the ACT college admission and placement exam. The first ACT test was administered on Nov. 7, 1959, to approximately 75,000 college-bound high school students in 16 states. Use of the ACT test grew rapidly. ...
  • Smith, Baumgartner are Wendy's High School Heisman finalists

    HHS seniors Marissa Smith and Ryan Baumgartner were recently announced as being Wendy’s High School Heisman finalists in 2009. Smith was also chosen as one of the top 10 female finalists in Colorado. Each fall, the Wendy’s High School Heisman program...
  • Local church to host Harvest Festival Nov. 13-15

    Holyoke Methodist Church, located at 230 E. Furry, is hosting its Harvest Festival Friday-Sunday, Nov. 13-15. Todd Bailey will be ministering Friday, Nov. 13 with a dinner at 6 p.m. and a service at 7 p.m. as well as at both services Saturday, Nov. 14 at...
  • School of Missions to be held at Christian Church

    Presenting a different mission each evening, the Eastern Colorado/Western Kansas School of Missions will be held Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 12-15 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church located at 310 S. Interocean in Holyoke. On Thursday, the Canadian Evange...
  • Scholarships given to childhood professionals

    The Early Childhood Council of Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties (ECCLPS) is proud to announce the fall 2009 Early Childhood Education Scholarship recipients: Jennifer Alcala, Little Schoolhouse Daycare, Julesburg; Marcia Walter, Dragon’s Wagon Pre...
  • Boston Brass coming to Ogallala Nov. 17

    Boston Brass, one of the finest brass quintets in the world, will perform Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Ogallala, Neb. High School Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. This exciting group has one simple goal: entertain at all costs with blistering precision. The fun and em...
  • Alternative High School to relocate within HHS

    Holyoke Alternative High School, currently located at 430 E. Denver St., will relocate to the northeast corner of Holyoke High School by Nov. 30. Reporting to the Re-1J School Board at its Nov. 3 meeting, Supt. Bret Miles said the district would be looki...
  • Electric rates to increase; snow removal addressed by City Council

    Electric rates, snow removal and tree assessment were main topics discussed at the Nov. 3 Holyoke City Council meeting. Electric rates to increase Beginning Dec. 18, electric rates will increase. The purpose for the change is to permit the City of Holyo...
  • Corn ready for picking

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  • Gym adds to camp's image, provides more room

    Taking nothing and making something out of it. A theme of sorts for Camp Machasay. When it came to an old quonset, that is exactly what happened. Last fall, work began on an old quonset on the property 12 miles northeast of Holyoke that Camp Machasay cal...
  • DIBELS testing a successful tool

    DIBELS (Dynamic Indicator Basic Early Literacy Skills) testing is used in Holyoke Elementary School as a tool for screening. It serves as an indicator of outcomes of students’ reading, and is given to Holyoke students in grades 1-3. Literacy coordinato...
  • Flu on a lot of minds, vaccine trickling in slowly

    With the flu on a lot of minds and moving from house to house, East Phillips County Hospital District board members were updated on the status of flu vaccinations at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Board members questioned Administrator John Ayoub, Cl...
  • 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...
  • Another Perspective

    Thank you military heroes for your service Veterans Day marks an important day set aside to pay respect to all veterans who gave a valuable gift of service to our country. History shows the idea originating with the peace from World War I designated at ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Traveling Adventures One of the greatest adventures of parenting is traveling on an airplane with your children. My parents live 1,400 miles away, so I have ample opportunities for adventure! The first time I took my daughter Melise on a plane she was 3...
  • It's the Pitts

    Picture This If I didn’t make my living as a writer I think I’d like to be a cartoonist. There’s really only one thing holding me back: I can’t draw. (There are some critics who say I can’t write either but that hasn’t stopped me from being a...
  • Teaching kids to get organized

    If your kids are like most, their backpacks, desks and lockers quickly become a disorganized mess of homework papers, permission slips and notebooks. Teaching children how to make sense of it all is critical to helping them become more successful in scho...
  • Holly Daze gift show draws large crowd Saturday

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