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  • Education Foundation to benefit local school district

    Emphasizing the significant benefit of Re-1J Foundation, Inc., Holyoke School Board gained a clearer picture of the relationship between the district and the Foundation at the Dec. 1 school board meeting. Board member Kim Killin explained the Foundation ...
  • Toy Drive focuses on children

    Giving back to a community that has shown such strong support defines the purpose of My Little Angel Toy Drive, currently under way in Holyoke. Seven families who have lost children from as recently as this past August to as long ago as four decades are ...
  • Eileen Rudder still a little ornery at 100

    What is the secret to long life? “Being ornery,” said Eileen Rudder with a chuckle. They say laughter is the best medicine, and Rudder certainly comes with a unique sense of humor. She will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Dec. 6. and will becom...
  • Country Christmas Dec. 8

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Country Christmas will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8. Many activities are scheduled to entertain those in the Christmas spirit. The theme this year is “Inside Santa’s Workshop.” Running from 4-8 p.m. will be Santa’s Vill...
  • Event Center room named

    Phillips County Event Center’s large meeting room will be named after the Will Heginbotham Trust due to a substantial monetary donation, announced Phillips County Commissioners Monday, Nov. 23. The formal name of the large room will be announced at a la...
  • 2010 hospital budget approved

    Other than approving the 2010 budget, East Phillips County Hospital District board members were met with a relatively normal agenda at their Nov. 24 meeting. MMH CFO Greg Was walked everyone through the budget and said it was a very conservative and tig...
  • Another Perspective

    Paper route provides weekly buzz I had the opportunity to earn a paycheck at a very young age putting together booklets, folding programs, assembling three-part forms, etc. It was legal only because my parents owned the business. Although child labor la...
  • See it like C Lee

    A great day About three or four months ago I was talking with an old high school friend who now lives near Denver. We were talking about none other than Husker football. After a little discussion we decided we should try and get a group of people togethe...
  • It's the Pitts

    It’s The Pitts Museum Mrs. Samuel recently brought her second grade class to my house to see my collection of cowboy collectibles. The kids were awestruck by the visit but it wasn’t because of my old bits, spurs and canes made from the reproductive o...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    All the little changes Having a baby changes things. Is that an understatement, or what? In the first six months, my life was in complete upheaval. A lot of things didn’t happen the way they used to. I didn’t get a shower every day. I sometimes forg...
  • Angel families share memories

    As of this week, seven families, linked only by their loss of a child, have bonded in a positive way to help lead the way for Holyoke to show its children that the community cares. Focusing on My Little Angel Toy Drive, working through Phillips County De...
  • Corn harvest continues

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  • NCHD to hold H1N1 vaccination clinics

    The Northeast Colorado Health Department has scheduled three large walk-in H1N1 vaccination clinics on Saturday, Dec. 5 in Haxtun, Holyoke and Julesburg. These public clinics will be held in Haxtun at the Haxtun Community Center, in Holyoke at the Vet’...
  • Law forces teens to hang up phone

    Colorado cell phone/text messaging law is now in effect. As of Tuesday, Dec. 1, law enforcement agencies will be on the look out for teens talking on cell phones behind the wheel as well as anyone who may be text messaging while driving. Colorado House ...
  • City Code Chatter — It may be too good to be true

    With the shape of today’s economy, some people are looking in different directions for income. Most of these decisions are good and beneficial to those individuals, but one person has taken it too far. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ...
  • Tips to help kids do better in math

    Math is a source of stress for many students, becoming a progressively more daunting subject as they move through their school careers. It doesn’t have to be this way. Parents can do lots of easy things with children to get them comfortable with number...
  • Five Dragon football players earn All-Conference honors

    Five Holyoke Dragon football players earned All-Conference honors for their efforts on the field during the 2009 season. Seniors Kyle Carper and Logan Krueger were named to the first team All-Conference. Sophomore Broc Pelle, freshman Jesus Hermosillo a...
  • Strong Dragon wrestling team hosting 3 tourneys this season

    Looking to be strong contenders in 2A wrestling for the 2009-10 season, HHS wrestlers will give the hometown crowd plenty of opportunities to watch their progress. As per tradition, Holyoke will host the Larry Stroh Memorial Invitational Saturday, Dec. 1...
  • Expectations high for boys' basketball program

    Coming off a 25-2 season and finishing as state runners-up, goals and expectations are set high for the 2009-10 Holyoke boys’ basketball team. “I hope they’re still hungry,” coach John Baumgartner said referring to the run through the state tourn...
  • Dragon basketball prepares for fierce competition this season

    With winter sports practice in full swing, HHS Lady Dragon girls’ basketball team is excited for the 2009-10 season and their opening game at Idalia Friday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Head coach Arlan Scholl said the team has 10 returning letterwinners and three...