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  • 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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  • Decorating ideas to transform the home for the holidays

    Preparing the home for entertaining family and friends can swing from delightful to frightful during the holidays. This season, why not try your hand at simple do-it-yourself home projects that add warmth and color to the home while creating fun activitie...
  • Dr. John Elliff and the Hoagies to perform Nov. 8

    Jazz and swing-era music are two types of genres to be offered on Sunday, Nov. 8. Dr. John Elliff and the Hoagies will perform in the high school auditorium as part of the Phillips County Arts Council 2009-10 entertainment series. The Hoagies have circu...
  • Nov. 9 marks 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

    It divided a city. A wall that claimed the lives of many as they tried desperately to cross. And after 28 years, let people walk freely back to loved ones. Monday, Nov. 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and when the people of E...
  • Choir to perform at local church

    Dave Robinson, music professor from Summit Christian College, will be bringing the Summit Christian College Choir to Holyoke First Christian Church Sunday, Nov. 8. They will be performing a concert during both services, and Dave will be bringing the mess...
  • Dragon volleyball ends 2009 season with one win, one loss

    Holyoke Lady Dragon volleyball concluded its 2009 season with a win over Sedgwick County and a loss to Merino at the district volleyball tournament Friday, Oct. 30 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. “I am proud of the way the girls fought thro...
  • Dragons fall 20-41 in final game, finish 2009 with 1-8 record

    Holyoke traveled to Wiggins Saturday, Oct. 31 for the final football game of the 2009 season. The game was held on Saturday because of the heavy snowstorm that dropped large amounts of snow throughout Colorado Thursday, Oct. 29. The Dragons were looking ...
  • Timm is All-Tournament VB player at districts

    Kendra Timm recently received the “All-Tournament” player honor for her performance at the district volleyball tournament Friday, Oct. 30 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. The Holyoke High School senior is a hitter for the Dragons and was a...
  • Students volunteer, walk dogs at Humane Society animal shelter

    After collecting over 1,000 pounds of pennies and researching non-profit organizations, Holyoke students recently got to see the outcome of their efforts. Penny Harvest Roundtable participants for the 2008-2009 harvest season went to the Colorado Humane S...
  • Making household chores easier

    From cleaning the bathroom to ironing to dusting, everyone has some household chores he or she dislikes. However, those chores people avoid the most may be different than the ones the neighbor dislikes. Here are some shortcuts and tricks to make the worst...
  • Camp wrangler inspires, pursues passions

    “I’m a special person, and no one else has what I have,” said Charlie Dressel, and his unique story is exactly what inspires the people around him. Dressel has combined his passion for horses and serving the Lord by volunteering as a wrangler at Yo...